Something that I have always wanted to say
I hate Christianity.
I am utterly convinced that I have a much greater visceral loathing of the religion of Abraham, Jesus and the twelve disciples more than 7,999,999,999 humans currently existing on this planet today.
Christianity as a philosophical construct is morally and intellectually bankrupt; and it has been so for the very longest time.
It is my view that organized religion is responsible for a huge amount of problems confronting humanity. It is also my view that the biggest hypocrites in the world today are mostly from the church; It has more than its fair share of pedophiles and the Catholic establishment and the Church of England have been reluctant to tackle the issues surrounding child abuse by their own clergy men.
Christianity is responsible for much of the bigotry which exists in the world today.
It is certainly responsible for homophobia and the demonization of gay people from polite society forever; The bible is to gay people what Mein Kampf is to Jewish people.
Christians are all too willing to quote the book of Romans and other texts from the bible to justify their hatred of gay people.
And Christianity by way of the bible has been used to justify the enslavement of a race of people and it remains a powerful tool in the hands of White evangelicals to countenance their Islamophobia and justification of the atrocities being committed against the Palestinians on their own land and territory.
The power that organized religion wields today, however diminished it has become in the 21st century is something that rankles greatly.
When I see millions of people around the world today attending mass, singing and shouting Jesus in a crowded space or watch people treat the pope with such reverence, I fully understand why profound inequality remains an issue for billions of people around the globe.
How do you start to convince the poor in the favelas of Brazil, or in the shanty towns of South Africa or elsewhere in the developing world that poverty is man made and absolutely nothing to do with being cursed by God?