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FlynnRausch

Oh, churches (potentially offensive if you're a churchy)

Call it Schadenfreude if you must, but there is little else in this world that gives me as massive and throbbing a fagboner as hearing about struggling churches. I firmly believe that organized religion is one of the serious hurdles preventing mankind from true happiness and international harmony. Go on back through the ages, if you will, and just have a look. So many wars waged, so many lives lost because of religion, more than have ever been lost because of race (something equally as trivial).

Anyway, my retarded new Facebook feed has a few people pimping out the page for an RC church where they grew up, because the building is basically a biohazard and needs to be demolished. But of course, people want to save this building. I never understood that. To me, faith and spirituality were things you took with you wherever you went. Why do people get so attached to a weekly gathering place while someone stands in front of them in a robe and blatantly misinterprets an ancient, mistranslated text to suit whatever a very, very old and truly evil man wants it to say? It's like people get so carried away with paying this weekly tithe of good morality so they can go back to their daily life of utter self-absorption.

I'm getting off track.

So, Facebook feed. Condemned building. THEY ARE ASKING FOR MONEY TO GET REPAIRS DONE. Instead of building a new church, or just realizing that they're wasting their time and money there anyway and praying at home and making their own judgement calls about religion is way better (even though religious figureheads do NOT want people making their own judgement calls about anything), they're begging for money to repair and old church in a small community that should be paid for by one of the hugest financial powerhouses in the world: the RC church.

Like, seriously. C'mon now. If you want a presence in an area, you gotta pay for it. Why should parishioners have to dole out cash for you to come and jam fake morality down their throats? It just seems retarded to me. And the fact that people really get behind it and tout it as having "a sense of community" and somesuch.

I often have trouble lining up my thoughts with other people's. It's just really difficult for me. Maybe I'm a partial psychopath, I dunno. But when people blindly get behind throwing their money at something that should be paid for by someone, I have a hard time holding my tongue.

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Added: 7 years ago
 
werefurr
7 years ago
Dude...I agree with you 100%. Maybe we're both psychopaths though... >.>
FlynnRausch
7 years ago
Oh, and also, I'm gay, so fuck all religions that have a problem with how their god(s) made me. :3
leoncana
7 years ago
Well, I would call myself the 'churchy' type, but I am a practicing Christian. I gay, furry, practicing Christian >.>  

Anywho, I just wanted to say that it isn't right to cram all of us in the same boat. There all less crazy members among our ranks. While there are literally many ruining the faith for the rest of us, that does apply to other faiths as well. Muslim for example, while generally more rigid in their faith then mine, you have to know that the majority, just sigh and groan when they read about another bombing or something that was done in the name of Allah or something to that effect.

As for the specific point of the building I have to agree, tear it down and get a new one. Remote Controlled churches are on sale at the wal-mart I heard. =3
FlynnRausch
7 years ago
I don't think I specifically made any sweeping generalizations in there, but I didn't say that I wasn't either.

Generally, when I'm referring to members of a religion, I almost always mean the sheeple that go around, making public their religion's worst aspects (generally the hate part of it). I'm perfectly willing and able to acknowledge that there are plenty of normal, non-crazies who take the parts of religion that best align to what makes actual sense and leave the garbage where it belongs: on the pulpit. I said this post may be potentially offensive, but I'm big enough to apologize for any offense committed.
leoncana
7 years ago
trust me, you would have known if i were offended. I was just commenting. My offended posts contain a significantly high number of expletives.

I just wanted to try and defend the non-crazies.
Klorsis
7 years ago
You're suppose to not be attached to worldly possessions!  Hmm.. I'm not sure, but I think I detect a failure in the system here.
FlynnRausch
7 years ago
I think it's called a logical dissonance when one of the richest organizations in the world begs for money.
Klorsis
7 years ago
Every governing body collects taxes.  Maybe I'm mistaken, but just call it "donations" in this case.
FlynnRausch
7 years ago
Back in olden times, they called it tithing.
DinFleetpaw
7 years ago
It's the asbestos that lets you talk to god! :D ...and get closer to him, with enough exposure. =P
FlynnRausch
7 years ago
I love the Prayerland episode of the Simpsons where people keep having spiritual freakouts because of a gas leak.
Kingtiger125
7 years ago
This all makes much sense to me. I agree completely.
Soggy2002
7 years ago
I second this journal.
WoodOx
7 years ago
Having a place to worship a religion or faith is not unique to christian religions. Even older more free form religions like the druids of Celts had groves where sacred trees grew that were special to them. While I do not support the idea of organised religion I can understand the significance  of trying to save a building where you have spent your religious life. There are many special events and memories that happen at these places it is only natural that people want to save these places so the memories can live on. Maybe there is a girl who has dreamed of being married in this church or maybe parents want to have the rest of their children blessed there.  I know it is not easy to not pass judgement on these people who judge us so quickly but there are always reasons that we cannot see or may not understand.
FlynnRausch
6 years, 12 months ago
It's more me not understanding why they don't ask the insanely rich Vatican for money instead of the community.
plainwalk
6 years, 10 months ago
The Vatican is a financial black hole, money goes in but never comes out...  unless it's for court cases, hush money, or campaigns to prevent legalized divorces, gay marriage, contraception, abortions, etc
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