The Gripe with Christianity:
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You are to deprive yourself of happiness and pleasure/and save up to go to heaven./Those who have all the happiness and get to have pleasure go to hell./The ones who have all the happiness and pleasure are the most strict Christians, and the most enforceful of Christian strictures./. . . It seems the ones that make the rules are the ones that are victims of the rules to begin with/hence only the happy and powerful go to heaven./. . . the pleasure/''Only a sinner would want to go to heaven,''/says Jesus during the fact. After the fact he goes quiet. The Silence of the Sirens '' '' . the Jesus Christ Period.

I have an uncle named Aerios Rollins. We called his son Kevin, though he was a Junior. He was always under-game in highschool, with us. Though he was the first to get married after school, to some girl that didn't go to school around here.
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(08-13-2017, 05:28 AM)rowens Wrote:  You are to deprive yourself of happiness and pleasure/and save up to go to heaven./Those who have all the happiness and get to have pleasure go to hell./The ones who have all the happiness and pleasure are the most strict Christians, and the most enforceful of Christian strictures./. . . It seems the ones that make the rules are the ones that are victims of the rules to begin with/hence only the happy and powerful go to heaven./. . . the pleasure/''Only a sinner would want to go to heaven,''/says Jesus during the fact. After the fact he goes quiet. The Silence of the Sirens   ''        ''               . the Jesus Christ Period.

I have an uncle named Aerios Rollins. We called his son Kevin, though he was a Junior. He was always under-game in highschool, with us. Though he was the first to get married after school, to some girl that didn't go to school around here.

Since below the line is not a signature, it seems to be part of the work.  Is Aerios Jr. Christ, or one of the damned? If "under-game" doesn't mean something special, he would seem to be on his way to Heaven.  OK.  Working back from there...

And working forward from the title, the gripe seems to be that Christians are cheerless, domineering, overcompensating hypocrites who don't really have much idea of what their Heaven will be like (as distinct from Machiavelli's very definite preference, "Heaven for the climate, but Hell for the company.")

At a perhaps deeper level, this is quite the valid gripe:  Christians have great difficulty describing Heaven - a "house of many mansions" sounds like a tesseract or something, and the business of glassy seas (very large cauldrons) and beasts full of eyes don't help.  Where everyone has a golden crown to cast down, and the music of the spheres... well, that went out with crystal shells and geocentrism.

Yet for all this manifest illogic and obscurantism, Christians who practice the tolerant side of the faith (and "keep the body down" *except* under sanctioned circumstances) are quite the nicest people among whom to live, if you can overcome your envy of them.

So Kevin went away with his bride.  Well.  Hope he likes the climate.


Just found - in a comic strip, of all places - the perfect characterization for my peculiar way of life:  I'm a non-practicing atheist.  Now, that would make a fine signature...
feedback award Non-practicing atheist
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(08-13-2017, 05:28 AM)rowens Wrote:  You are to deprive yourself of happiness and pleasure/and save up to go to heaven./Those who have all the happiness and get to have pleasure go to hell./The ones who have all the happiness and pleasure are the most strict Christians, and the most enforceful of Christian strictures./. . . It seems the ones that make the rules are the ones that are victims of the rules to begin with/hence only the happy and powerful go to heaven./. . . the pleasure/''Only a sinner would want to go to heaven,''/says Jesus during the fact. After the fact he goes quiet. The Silence of the Sirens   ''        ''               . the Jesus Christ Period.

I have an uncle named Aerios Rollins. We called his son Kevin, though he was a Junior. He was always under-game in highschool, with us. Though he was the first to get married after school, to some girl that didn't go to school around here.

I enjoyed the use of using words more than once, placing emphasis that kept good flow and direction... cryptic but clear. Nice!
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