The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Hello my droogies!
I was contemplating The Lord's Prayer for some reason, not even sure why exactly, when I noticed a clause in it that literally condemns most of today's Christians to eternal torment.
It's in these two lines:
"And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us."
As we forgive them that trespass against us?
Let that sink in a minute.
This establishes an equivalency between Christians being able to forgive their enemies, and said Christians getting into Heaven!
Do today's Christians (or yesterday's Christians, for that matter) generally tend to forgive those that trespass against them?
Well, the very Forgiveness of The Lord depends on whether they do or not!
I don't know why I've never seen this before.
What is the Forgiveness of The Lord? What does that mean?
Not damning them to hell, that's what it means!
So those Christians that actually forgive the people that hurt them or insult them are the ones that get to go to Heaven.
Those that don't, don't!
Let's see now, the entire Tea Party?
Damned for all time.
Hellbound, the lot of them.
Logically, there's no way out of it.
Forgiveness of your enemies = Your own eventual forgiveness after you die.
This is no easy path, but hey, Jesus never said that it was. I mean, shit, you have to find it in your heart to forgive Bin Ladin.
Holy Fucking Shit, that's a LOT of damned Christians!
A few of them will make it, the ones that walk the Jesus walk. The rest, roast.
Too bad the latter dominate the airwaves, and get all the press.
Almost makes me wish their silly fairy tale was real. Imagine the looks on their faces when they realize what disqualified them for Paradise?
(Now I'm indulging in Good, Old-Fashioned Christian Schadenfreude!)