Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gods


My beef today is with the amount of gods that we have according to the religions of today. Apparently, we have a god for humans (and different versions of God too), and gods to protect the forests. I was brought up to think that there was only one God and that God was a loving God and a forgiving God.

These days, with all the religions and cults, we have like I mentioned before, gods for almost everything that any group can come up with. And most of those groups do not even touch the Ten Commandments that is mentioned in the Bible.

Then we have all the different rules that they want people to follow in order to belong to these groups, and some of these laws do not even reflect the wishes of a forgiving God. For example take the cutting off of a human’s body part or stoning another person to death or murdering another person by different means because of some laws relating to a certain religion by fanatics who use this kind of thinking just to torture or kill someone. Or even to kill in the name of honor.

Because of some of these laws woman are treated as the lowest class of citizens in some countries. In fact not too long ago even in civilized countries they were not allowed to vote or do things men were allowed to do. Even today in the Catholic religion a woman has to be covered up if she chooses to be a nun. The only thing they can show are there hands and face. It used to be when a woman went to church she had to have some kind of a netting over her face and the head had to be covered. I don’t know if their heads have to be covered these days. I don’t know if things have changed but I remember that a woman was not allowed to be ordained as a priest in the Catholic religion. I don't think that has changed.

Now I don’t know if I should ask, but is it because Jesus never had woman as a disciple? And is this why woman are being treated like slaves in some countries? Or do some people think that God was ignoring women and this would give some people the idea that God didn't trust a woman and therefore a woman should not be treated as equal to men?  It's another thing that bothers me. Women shouldn't be treated as second class citizens.

On a side note I  have another question.  Don’t ask me where it says this in the Bible, but isn't there a passage where it says that all your love should be for God only? But there is also a passage that says if you have sex without love to a woman it’s considered to be lust and that’s what the Catholics teach. Those seem to be contradictory to me.

That is my little rant of the day.

                   Have a good day

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