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I am convinced that the world would be a far better place if it had not been for christianity and it will be a far better and a much safer place once this particularly malignant system is got rid of.
But there are a number of unfortunates that come bundled with breaking away from it.
First, I see no reason to make a judgement on whether or not there is a god and whether or not there is a spiritual reality. It is sufficient, for example, to leave christianity on moral grounds.
The fact that christianity is an evil system does not mean that the subjects they are obsessed about are false, just that they have all ganged together to enforce a particular and nasty mindset about it all.
Supposing god exists, that doesn't mean christians have got a clue about his nature and qualities, after all, if you look at christianity you can see how they have always portrayed god in a certain disgusting way, full of narrow-mindedness and with a decidedly psychopathic, diseased mentality, for example. This, by the way, in case it doesn't occur to you, is really because the god they, the christians, have created or manufactured or moulded, is one that replicates or reflects their own mentality. Red in face, frothing at the lips, bulging wild eyes, uncontrolled temper tantrums... who, these days, has any respect or serious regard for the kind of adult who has this immature and diseased mind? What is the old testament god if it isn't largely this kind of being? Designed to frighten and control. No, it just has to be said, that kind of god, the decidedly christian god and actually, so it seems, pretty much the same kind of god in the other two main kinds of alternative bibles, is not one that should garner our respect.
NDErs on the other hand give a totally different set of concurring reports on the nature of god, not always, after all some NDErs are also christians too so they get or report a twisted version of events it seems to me. But nonetheless, NDEers or Near Death Experiencers, have been supplying us all with profoundly moving and inspiring accounts of what lies in store for us after we leave this world and although some take to becoming some kind of variation on a theme of a minister, most don't keep any connection with established religion at all.
That should give one cause to question christians with their supposed authority and knowledge that they claim to be the sole humans to have any rights to. We should stop falling for it. Stop being duped by them.
I would only caution people who are beginning to have their doubts about christianity to not make the mistake of rubbishing everything that the christians claim to represent because there is no need to and it might just be a bit of an 'overthetop' classical mistake to make. Of course it is easier, easier by far, to discard the whole package but why not be more selective, why not choose a pick-n-mix approach to it?
Or, rather, sure, discard their, their, whole package, fine, do that, do that exactly, but don't discard everything they claim to be experts on just because they spend most of their time on a particular issue. Just because their package seems to include everything to do with life doesn't mean backing out of life to escape from their clutches.
Reject their god. Reject their assertions about the spiritual reality. But don't make the mistake of turning cynical about the whole nature of life just because they are nasty and have obviously got it totally wrong. Life is wonderful. Life is truely amazing and utterly fantastic and one of the best things about it is that the christians will never be able to take total ownership of it much as they keep trying. That is unless we choose to give them that ownership by default!
When people leave christianity they very often do make this mistake. If someone keeps poisoning your coffee then don't give up coffee but give up associating with the poisoners and expose the poisoners and warn people to steer clear of them! There's no reason to give up coffee. There's no reason to denounce coffee as, whatever. There is nothing to indicate that coffee poisoners, especially as a powerful cult, have any knowledge or expertise when it comes to coffee. So don't give the poisoners your own certificate of authenticity that makes them the authority on all matters coffee, god, god related, spiritual, moral, sexual, cultural... etc etc. Deny them that certificate.
Christians are poisoners. They poison our minds. But as a society we choose to allow that and to encourage them to do that. We make no advance in society because we associate the topics they assume ownership of with them. That doesn't give them real ownership or real athority. But what happens is that we award them pseudo rights and pseudo authority by not dealing with the issues properly.
Christianity is a kind of Trojan Horse. Everybody wants a nice model of a wooden horse to parade in their own schools and communities but living inside this wooden device, which is not a real horse and so please don't go targetting horses because of the association, are the nasty things which give the horse, a pretend horse actually, it's real value. It is the same with christianity. We keep it because of appearances and our preconceived associations - what we have all assumed it's values are, but we should take it, christianity, away and display it out of harms way so that people can see it and learn about it from a distance. Christianity only has power and position of power because we all agree to continue allowing to have that power - by default and by a complete error of judgement.
If you dismiss and attack the idea of god and the spiritual reality then you do nothing to stop christianity from maintaining it's strong position in society. You may even empower it.
The real way to disempower it and relegate it, rightfully, to a low and disrespected and controlled position is to educate intelligently about it. People need to be warned about it.
Humanists and atheists have a kind of mantra which goes like this "We don't need religion".
I would adopt a mantra like this: "Christianity is an evil system" and point out why this simple mantra is much better than theirs and actually, part of why I am not a member of those groups either.
First, note that I name it. I don't just hint at it.
Second, note that I don't lump it in there with "religion" which hides, camoflages and protects it from exposure. I would never give it the benefit of any doubt by assuming it is actually a religion at all. Perhaps, after all, religion is something that bonds people together, like culture, like music, like the ability to read and write, like true education and so on, but christianity, a religion? I say let us not give it the benefit of that protective wrapping but remove it and expose it.
Third, I state clearly using a word the christians only, more or less, ever use or lay claim to, 'evil'. Take their control of that word and reclaim it for the rest of us.
Fourth, I used the carefully chosen word system to describe what christianity is.Christianity is a system. That encourages people to stop thinking of it as a certain kind of thing that it may well not be anyway, "religion". Religion is effectively unexaminable and so I deliberately use an accurate term that is examinable. Any system can be studied without emotional restraints - but just try doing that with "religion". Note for example how I say "religion" but never "system". I more or less am obliged to put the word religion inside quote marks to indicate at least a complication. The very term religion serves to confuse and obstruct clear thinking, whilst the word system can always be utilized without having to step back and decorate it to indicate such a complication is present. That's all of course because of connotations. We already have them with the word "religion" but not with the word system. That is partly why I never call christianity a "religion" but always a system. As it happens I don't think christianity merits the term religion anyway but that is a whole separate theme for another time.
I recommend that people breaking away from christianity do so without rejecting god. This breaks their hold on our minds and on the subject but leaves us free to explore the idea without being closed off to it just because of the rape-damage they have caused us. They are not the experts, they never have been, they are not any kind of real authority on god or on the subject of the greater reality. They have a falsely inflated and totally misplaced and unwarranted certainty and, I say that amounts to the same thing as lying, but liars are generally more willing to accept what they are really doing whereas the christians firmly and stubbornly refuse to consider what they are really doing, which is far worse than just being a blatant liar and is why I call them psychopathic.
Once you start to dismantle the structures that christians have erected inside your minds, inside our minds, then the whole edifice crumbles into dust. It is best to dismantle it piece by piece and not wholesale.
I know that a lot of ex-christians have made this wholesale rejection but it does nothing to weaken christianity's elevated and wrongly respected position in our society, USA, UK, etc, etc, and that surely needs correcting in any society that wants to make genuine progress and who is going to do that if it is not those who no longer want to be part of it because they see through it's devious tricks and mind games?
Our mental state as humans should always be such that we are curious to know the truth and not place barriers in the way so that we are closed off to it. The christians erect those barriers but we too do the same to ourselves, very often it seems to me, when we break away from it.
Instead of breaking away from coffee just because we have been used to some poisoner spiking it, just break away from the poisoner and tell people not to drink THEIR coffee.
If you like coffee or tea then why give it up just because of a poisoner when escaping from the poisoner is easy enough to do (metaphorically anyway) without giving up coffee?
Isn't it more powerful, when someone asks you "Do you believe in god?" to say "Yes, but not the evil and psychopathic christian god" than to just say "No". So don't just say 'no'. Remember you heard that here first: "Don't just say no" or, no2no
Take back god. Remodel god in your own image. Make god as you would have him. God is that wonderful - I promise you if the christians can get away with painting god as an evil psychopathic monster - and doesn't the bible do that and don't they highlight his more psychopathic qualities normally - then imagine how much better a job you could do without even trying! So take god back. De-god the christians. De-god a christian today! Take back too the idea of the Greater Reality, the Spiritual Reality at least as a viable possibility for yourself. Form it in your own mind as you want it to be not how you were infected with thoughts of fear of how it, supposedly, is.
Christians are plausible. They are experts at plausibility and morphing their system according to what people are willing to accept. But they change with the fashion. They are not really consistent. They don't really have a fixed ideal standard. It changes. For instance when I was in infants school they taught as a major feature that mortal sin and eternal damnation in the fires of hell are real and just the place we go as five year olds if we step over the line. That was just a few decades ago. Do they still get away with such mind abuse of children. I don't know. But I bet they have put it on the back burner except in countries where they know they can get away with such evil mindedness. They don't ever see the wrong in their ways and apologise and make amends - that is psychopathic stuff.
I knew when I was twelve that mastubation meant going to hell but I never treated the idea seriously and so I didn't really have a problem with it. But I know that a lot of people are fooled by such evil threats. I would teach adolescents about this and how sexual pleasure is seized by the christians and why and why they should resist and be aware of how christians poison our minds.
I know a lot of people do have a big problem with hell. That's the whole idea of course. I don't want to digress into that region here but I will write about that at another time.
In 2004 my little neighbour, just four years old, seemed bothered by something so I asked him what it was and he came out right away with "Little boys don't go to heaven". I was, as you can imagine, angry to think that christians can be allowed to put this, or any other kind of false threat and fear, into the mind of a child. I told him right away "Yes they do" and put him right on that score.
Now, of course, teachers have a job to do and they have to keep children quiet and attentive. But if they don't have the skills to do it and they use such christian weapons, false threats, then I think the rest of society should step in and lay down some basic rules for them and if they break them then let them face the consequences.
Christians pretend that all they want to do is be nicely religious and do a lot of worshipping of god and be very faithful and say how lovely Jesus is and won't it be nice when he pops back for another visit and how they have all booked a front seat in heaven and god will be their admiring their humility and the hymns. By the way, I think this kind of humour I exhibit is a very healthy and necessary thing if you want to break free from that hell torment stuff. Mock it. Laugh at it. Belittle it. Ridicule it. Disrespect it.
What kind of person issues an evil threat to a four year old saying that he can't go to heaven because he doesn't (and can't mind you) qualify? Who gave these, R. Souls as I call them, that right and privilege and if they want that right and it is important to them, then why don't they stand up and state exactly that? You see what I mean about morals? Morally minded people don't pick on four year olds and start playing mind games with them. How about a taste of their own medicine. Maybe god punishes such teachers by giving them breast cancer, how about a slice of that madam infants school teacher with your very christian, so-called morality. Such people show their christian values secretly don't they. Would she dare say in public what she is privately practising? Of course not. But what gives her that right and that confidence if it isn't christianity?
Christians support each other in the evil things they say, do and threaten. That exposes their morality for what it really is: mock-morality.
The christians SEEM to be the experts on most life relevant subjects but we don't have to stay silent to it. Do you see why it is important to focus on the individual aspects of christianity and dismantle them separately, item by item. Doing it as a whole doesn't achieve anything productive that I can see but breaking it up into tiny pieces, dissecting their Trojan Horse, well that's absolutely rewarding in terms of making both individual progress and progress as a society.
It is a courageous step to break away from christianity and much easier to stay in it, but exercising personal integrity is never about taking easy and convenient options but, as just about everyone reading this already knows, is very difficult. Doing the right thing usually is difficult in life but after a while it just becomes a habit. I broke away many years ago and have no regrets, no fears, no worries about what the christian god might torture me with for ever and ever because I long since flushed that kind of god out of my system.
If I come across as hateful and intolerant that's just because I am saying what needs to be said in a way which it needs to be put. I do not hate christians but I detest their evil and malignant system. I am not intolerant to anyone or anything until I discover that being intolerant is exactly the right thing to be and one should never be tolerant of evil. So the question is what is evil, the changeable things that christians target or christianity itself? Did I leave any doubt as to the answer? So my intolerance is exactly how it should be and not for some wantonnesss.
I wish all who read this a good life and to have the courage to break free from imprisoning systems and to realize that the worst imprisonments are those which trap and ensnare our minds and make us afraid to be ourselves and make the wonderful discoveries about who we really are in life.
I reject and denounce the christians and especially the catholics for the way they abuse small children in their care - I don't mean the sexual abuse which is one bad thing but the mental abuse because that is really what it is all about. If god and the spirit were important to the christians then they would be the first, not the last, to be really really interested, as I have always been and always will be, to want to know, to want to discover, to want to be sure, to want to discard nonsense, absurdity and mind rubbish.
I hope I have inspired you to do the same as I have done.
Paul E. Coughlin
8th April 2007