On being a Christian (1)
Of all the ineffable bosh permeating belief, the conviction that death is not the end is both the most dangerous and the most preposterous tenet of religion.
I was recently made aware of an article published in the May/June 2005 issue of the Christian publication Outreach. A “poll” – I kid you not – was conducted among church members to determine “How many members of churches are not Christians?”
Well, whatever excites ’em and keeps ’em from winning more souls for Jesus… (The results: 31% of church members are not Christians; 14% may not be Christians; and 55% of church members are Christians.)
But I was taken by the methodology:
“We asked 315 church members two ‘diagnostic’ questions. First, we asked, ‘If you were to die today, do you know for certain that you’d go to heaven?’ The second question: ‘If God were to ask you why He should let you into heaven, what would you say?'”
Being “a true Christian” apparently translates into believing that life, after death, continues in “heaven”. My conclusion? Christians are pathetic deluded dullards… and please do not stoop to the ridiculous with the platitudinous slop that “we Christians aren’t all like that”. If you do not believe the arrant nonsense that death is not the end, that Jesus is the “Saviour”, do not call yourself a “Christian”, for that title is spoken for. By stupes.