- Posted December 14, 2013 by
The greatest story NEVER told
Lately I've been hearing people who get so upset over the use, or non-use, of the word "Christmas".
As though offering a "Merry Christmas" or not, is a horrendous crime.
I even heard a person request the song "Imagine" by John Lennon as a wish for a perfect world without the need of a fictional god or religion.
So I thought about it.
Could I imagine this?
Imagine there was never a god or any religion.
Imagine there was never the inquisition or the witch trails carried out by those who proclaimed this god.
Imagine there was never evil folks who condemn, torture, maim, and violently killed those in the name of a god.
Imagine there was never the Crusades or any "Holy War".
Imagine there were never preachers who lived to siphoned money out of people who can ill afford it.
Imagine there was never a person who self righteously condemned you to a hell of any sort, just because you told your truth...and it happened to be different then theirs.
There is really only one small problem with this.
All these atrocious acts, carried out by someone who proclaimed the belief in a god or religion...
They were never about God.
All these heinous acts were about power, pride and greed. God just became an easy excuse, a justification, for mankind to carry out these acts.
So again...imagine the world without God.
As far as the atrocities, nothing would change.
The only thing that would change would be the excuses used.
Just a new set of justifications for the evils of man.
But allowing for the belief that God is a creation of man, if He hadn't been "created", there would be an awful price to pay.
Whether you believe in a God or not, that's fine with me. But try not to make the assumption that the horrors in this world are because of a God.
They would exist no matter what.
And whether you believe in God or Jesus or not...
I still wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Filled with hope for your family and the nation of families.