Should You Do What Jesus Would Do?

 

 

Where the Teachings of Christ as Good as Some Say?

Many Christians like to tell about the virtuous teachings that Jesus bestowed upon those of his time.  Yet few question the validity of said teachings.  Not to mention that many of his teachings aren't even credited to him.

 

The Mustard Seed

Jesus gave an inspiring parable for those who felt like they could not accomplish things.  It has become known as the famous "mustard seed parable".    It has become so famous that if you do a web search for "mustard seed"  or even just "mustard", that you will find many Christian related sites such as "Mustard Seed Christian Music Store".  Anyway, Jesus says in Matthew 13:31-32 "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

Call me crazy, but  I would think that the son of God would know a little more about the plants his Dad created.  Since when is the mustard seed the least of all seeds?  What about Poppy seeds?  On top of that since when has the mustard seed developed into a tree?  I've only ever seen bushes.  Maybe they were once trees but evolved into bushes....  Naaaahhhhh!  I would think Jesus would at least research his parables to help out with his credibility.

The Days After Tribulation

When Jesus describes the days following tribulation (Matthew 24:29) he apparently doesn't have the grasp of astronomy that most 3rd graders have.  A sad disappointment for the son of God.  According to Jesus  "the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken".  How could the all knowing not know the moon doesn't give light?  And why would he seem to think that the stars can fall from heaven?  Did he actually think that the stars from our galaxy and others as well were going to crash into us?

FOOLS!!!

Jesus gives us very kindly advice about  being nice to people.  Okay, maybe more of a threat than a lesson.  In Matthew 5:22 he says "but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire".  That's nice and all, but Jesus condemned himself to Hell with that one, take a look.

In Matthew 23:17 Jesus says "Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?"

Then in Matthew 23:19  Jesus is quoted as saying, "Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?"

If that's not bad enough, Jesus has the nerve to attack hypocrites in Matthew 23:23, 25, 27, and 29.  Is that not a case of the pot calling the kettle black?  This isn't the only hypocrisy that Jesus showed about calling people fools.

In Luke 11:40 Jesus says, "Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

Then in Luke 24:25 Jesus states "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken".

Come on Jesus,  practice what you preach.  This example could justify all the crooked and dirty preachers out there, couldn't it?

Jesus and Family

There is nothing as important than family, right?  Well, actually Jesus had some interesting view points on family life.  Of course this is never mentioned when Christians preach about the importance of family.

In Matthew 19:29 Jesus says "And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."  So you have to abandon your family for Jesus to get into Heaven?  What's so bad about having a family?

And let us not forget what Jesus says in Matthew 10:24-27 which i find most disturbing.  He says "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me."   Isn't that about the sickest, most disturbing thing you have ever read?  He came to make families hate each other, and not only that,  but your family should be your enemy.  That's not it,  but you cannot love your own flesh than blood more than him?  This is absolutely sick.  This verse alone is enough for me to never be Christian.  I could never worship such a megalomaniac and egotistical louse.

In Luke 14:26 Jesus again requires hatred to ones family, he says "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."  Why is he so insistent on hatred?  He even requires self-hatred.  Why do people worship this guy?  I sure would wonder What Would Jesus Do.

Jesus and his Stance on Self-Mutilation

Often associated with Devil Worship, drug abuse, and severe mental disorders self mutilation is typically frowned on.  But not by Jesus.  In Mark 9:43-48 Jesus says that self mutilation can save you from burning in Hell, he says that if a body part causes you to sin, to cut that body part off.  His reasoning is that it is better to go through life with an eye, foot, or hand missing than it is to burn in Hell.  Why don't you see more Christian amputees?

Here's PETA's New Spokesman, Jesus Christ!

Jesus really did a rotten thing in Mark 5:12-13.  He sent evil spirits into 2000 pigs and killed them by having them run down a steep hill so they could drown in the sea.  What's the big deal?  Think about this. the almighty son of God meets a man with an unclean spirit.  ONE MAN (according to this verse at least), and to get rid of this ONE MAN'S unclean spirit, it required the VIOLENT and PAINFUL DEATHS for 2000 INNOCENT pigs?  Luckily the town people asked this ruthless animal abuser to leave their town, but this has got to make you ask "How can Jesus save my soul if he can't cast out a demon without murdering 2000 animals?"  Aren't pigs supposedly God's creation?  Did God approve of this?  Jesus probably wore fur coats and ate spotted owl.

Jesus and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Remember how Jesus demanded people to love him more than their families?  The same man who demanded that kind of respect makes a point of saying those who are respected are going to Hell in Luke 6:26.  Is it that hard for the son of God to make up his mind?  Jeez. 

Now when you hear someone say "I try to follow Christ's teachings", well now you know what they mean.  Even though they may not.

 

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