Sunday, June 17, 2007

Thought for the Day

As today is Sunday and "The Lord's Day", I thought I would preach a little sermon. I've had plenty of practice at it - I used to be a lay preacher. Here is my Thought for the Day:
None of us asked to be born. We had no choice in the matter. Now that we are here, we are told that we are born sinners and need deliverance otherwise we will spend an eternity in hell. Now that's very fair isn't it? The blood-thirsty God who we are told created us had his own Son tortured, mutilated and killed for our salvation. (This god is, of course, an ideal model of fatherhood). Unless you believe this and accept this executed (but now miraculously arisen son) into your life you will die in your sins and go to hell. Doesn't that make you feel good? Thankfully, its all a work of fiction, like all other religions, and obviously untrue. So relax, enjoy your life, do good unto others, do no evil - not for god's sake (he doesn't exist), but because common sense and common decency says its right. If you make the odd honest mistake, don't feel guilty about it, and whatever you do, don't listen to or take advice from those who do so from a religious position. Be true to yourself. You now have the secret of a happy and constructive life. Go in peace........

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