I’m going to pretend for a moment that I fully believe in you and pen this letter. I don’t fall under the category of people who pray and talk to you when they want something or the people who do bad but preach your name left and right. I’m just some girl who is a bit tired of the continued push of who you are onto my plate. And if you exist, I’m sure you won’t be too highly offended since you created all and you know exactly how everything is going to turn out so…you knew I was going to write this 27 years ago. So you’ve had time to get over it.
So here’s the thing. You’re some dude in the sky, right? I mean, you’re somewhere up there…however far up that’s supposed to be. And you created the world and people messed up and boom, we’re all damned with sin. And we’ll never be good enough, no matter how hard we try and we’ll always fail you and we’re always going to be bad in comparison to your perfect son. Do you see where I’m going with this?
You kinda sound like an abusive parent. You created us. Check. You know how everything is going to turn out? Check. So you knew, from the get go that humans were gonna mess up. You knew we would never ever be able to be what you want us to be. BUT we’re supposed to try to be perfect anyways? You’re selling me some false goods here.
And if we’re all created in your image, why do you disapprove of homosexuals? I mean…wouldn’t that make you a homosexual too? And this whole image thing…you lost me on that one. Is it Jesus or you that I’m supposed to look and act like? Or are you the same person? And the holy ghost…okay so that’s three personalities…they have medications for this…WHICH YOU CREATED, BTW!
My son was born with sin. He just popped out of my vagina with sin that some person…a really long time ago did. They ate an apple. So my son is bad. Yes…that makes absolute sense in every way possible. Your followers are supposed to be loving, because..”god is love.” So why are they so hateful but call it righteousness? I mean…hate is hate. Judgement is judgement.
Why don’t your followers hate apples? Snakes? Gardens? Why are there priests who are supposed to be all superior…don’t you dislike false idols?
Heres the thing…the bible is supposed to be your book. But it was written by men. Some guys got together and wrote some stuff and said…”we know this is true because the guy in the sky said so.” Wars have been fought for the words in that book, boys have been tied to fences and left to die because of that book, hatred and genocide have happened because of that book.
Women aren’t exactly treated as equals in your book. You already created tons of enemies on that choice. Your book talks about unicorns. Unicorns.
“Psalms 22:21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.”
Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
Ask any of your followers if unicorns have ever been a real creature. You know what answer you’ll get from your people? NO! Unicorns are from fairy tales. But isn’t the entire religious spectrum a fairy tale; something meant to give hope and drive to a species of beings so they can sleep at night? Why does this fairy tale cause so much turmoil?
Stem cell research is bad…you created the science. If you didn’t want gay men, you shouldn’t have created assholes. If you didn’t want lesbians, you should have made vagina’s like magnets that push away when the same sides are forced together. If we are all the same, why are we a million shades of one color? Why not make it simple and make us all one single shade?
“Your body is your temple and you aren’t supposed to desecrate it…” something like that…what’s the difference in a woman having her ears pierced and me having my face pierced? My temple is kinda boring. I mean…my temple is like my home right? Are we expected to not adorn the walls of our homes with art and pictures and decor because it’s taking away from the structure itself? Why create mentally handicapped people and then have them be stigmatized as “less.” The majority are smarter than the masses of “normal” people I’ve met.
Cancer sucks! FIX IT! AIDS sucks! FIX IT! MS sucks! FIX IT! Cerebral Palsy Sucks! FIX IT! Pulmonary Embolisms suck!!! FIX IT! Children starving while your churches get bigger and better with their flat screens and abundant services sucks! FIX IT!
Where was Jesus for 33 years? I’m just saying…that’s a little odd. I mean…the guy is born and then POOF…disappears…then he comes back and makes miracles. Water into wine isn’t a miracle. It’s slight of hand. A magician can turn water into wine. Negate child abuse. THATS a miracle.
You get all this praise for creating the world. For saving people. Who have you saved? There are people who touch children for fun. SAVE THEM! You don’t get any blame for how much things suck. Thats all our fault. Scapegoat anyone?
Divorce is a sin to you and your people but the wrong doings within that sanctity are null and void because thats just how you roll. Women are less because of your teachings. How exactly am I in your image if what you have shown as perfection is white, Christian and male? I am none of those things. Your son is a Shepherd…and your people are sheep. That is not something to be proud of.
I’m all for people needing something to believe in, whatever makes this experience easier to get through…I say go for it. BUT I’m completely against ever being made to feel like I’m broken because I don’t believe in something that quite frankly sounds like a fairy tale that has gone completely out of control.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe in something. I do. But believing in a kingdom in the sky in which I’m going to wear a crown of jewels and frolic around with angels and just be in absolute awe of some guy who created this IF I follow a book…I believe in that as much as I believe I’m going to get 70 virgins if I crash a plane into a building. I don’t.
Having faith is…well…stupid. I can have faith in unicorns. I’ve never seen one for real. Doesn’t mean my faith is going to make their exisence true.
You have people like The Westboro Baptist Church that follows your book to the extremes. A lot of people hate them. But you let them continue to spew hate on your behalf while gifting children with debilitating diseases. You have murderers who are “born again,” and are convinced their going to your magical getaway despite slaughtering innocents. Funny how forgiveness works. All is swept away if we beg for your forgiveness.
Well, here’s something. Feel free to ask for my forgiveness. For the trials and tribulations, the unjust deaths and destruction, the agony and oblivion you have so blessed people with. Ask the millions of people you have unjustly inflicted with illness and sorrow. Ask forgiveness of those taunted and brutalized by your devoted followers. You know what my answer is…you are NOT forgiven. I don’t forgive those who willingly seek revenge but expect devotion. I don’t forgive the spineless who hide behind rules and regulations embedded in contradiction. I dont forgive parents who neglect, abuse and torment their children, only to resurface as a testament when that child beats the odds but is nowhere to be found at the funeral of the ones who couldnt.
Some people might assume that I do believe in you but I’m just angry at your ways. To those people, I’ll just say, go pray about it.
So, in closing…if you do exist, you might want to clear up some of the misunderstandings…maybe make a few corrections. Oh, and good job on flowers, rain and hamsters. I like those.