My Problem w/ the Church

dilemnaMost churches per square mile and yet one of the most violent. Domestic violence being one of the # 1 killers locally. Can the church and all these advocates get real. I mean, telling a sister who confides in you about her abusive relationship at home, a child telling you their parents are beating the shit out of them, some cant afford to go to school, many only eat once or twice per day and Lord some folks can’t even read the bible for themselves! “Keep holding on sister/brother” πŸ‘€πŸ‘€
It is high time we stop all this non-sense. Collecting tithes and offering and having fundraisers for church BUILDING fund! Hehe Building a fucking mansion to worship in while all the worshippers struggle to survive in the real world. Some don’t even live in a hurricane proof structure!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ Now how do you anticipate their spiritual life will be dear church leader?? We are a whole person, all parts of our being must be nurtured for there to be balance.
When people come to y’all with practical problems you draw for scriptures about persecution, and how we should accept tribulations!! Dwl! Hehe I swear y’all got nerves! The same leaders who live in two mansions, and take shopping trips to Miami and your kids can eat from 5 fast food chains per day. Hey, you worked for it so by all means, but why not preach this same abundance to the church??? Why encourage people to settle for mediocre lifestyles?? and staying in some fucked up circumstances “Oh sister, pray the Lord will deliver you!” ummm so where do you mister leader come in in this deliverance process! You forget James 2 said “Faith without work is dead” What about teaching some practical things about how they could elevate themselves?? —–>> seriously I can’t understand how Christianity locally is any different from what the Spanish and English brought here many years ago. This mental enslavement needs to stop. I can’t imagine that this was Christ’s grand idea. But then again, who am I to talk right? I’m just a ‘backslider.’

What I’ve accepted :

1. Church is an excellent distraction from the realities of poverty. It keeps people’s hands and minds occupied.Β Church is a very serious part of the social fibre of Jamaica so there is always a bunch of things to be involved in.
2. It’s easier to have something that you dare not question. The rules are set and even if they seem impossible it’s so much easier to no have to think about how you should go about life.
3. The answer is always –> “God does not give us more than we can bare. Keep holding on my brother.” Onto what sir? “Hold on to Jesus, he will see you through” πŸ˜•
4. Religion is indeed the opium of the people. I love it myself! It’s beautiful to rely on a higher power who has all the answers and can fix all your problems. Whenever you are all alone you can turn to Jesus. Prayer is an absolutely beautiful thing, it puts the mind at ease.

5. To each his own. There is no debate when it comes to beliefs really. We should all feel free to hold our own beliefs and not feel threatened or attacked if we have differing beliefs. Let’s just agree to disagree. You do it your way and I will do to my way.

6. Many Christians will never accept that they are Christians just because they were socialized to be. But they are always ready to ‘jump down a Muslim’s/Hindu’s throat’ Β (Jamaican expression which means to verbal attack someone) about how ridiculous they are to actually believe what they believe. And let’s not get started on the Rastas who believe their God is a normal man like you and I. Lol. Christians will point their fingers and laugh you to scorn with that one.
7. Do not say these things to a Pentecostal πŸ˜‚ They will rebuke the demons out of you! Seriously, it’s quite a surreal ordeal and they are very serious about it. No, this is not a joke. They are very defensive and have a special connection to the spiritual realm and God. After I left the church, it was even prophesied by one of the ‘elders’ that I would die the next time I had a block out from my panic attacks πŸ˜πŸ˜’

Published by Faith

I am human patiently accepting myself. I am unapologetic about being wild, and untamed. I am always open to new things and I only accept good vibe and positive energies. I love people and life and the world is my playground. I love children, animals and elderly people. I write to express and understand my thoughts, feeling and behaviors. It's self therapy and a visualization tool. I am a selfish loner at times a very sensitive INTJ. I am an aspiring psychological disorders and consumer behavior researcher and practitioner, living with Bipolar 1.

2 thoughts on “My Problem w/ the Church

  1. Wiow I really appreciate this one Imani.. It speaks great volume.
    Many unheard truths
    Many hidden truths
    Many sad and obvious truths.
    Hats off to having the experience and the courage to speak your opinion on this one. Many won’t accept this truth but keep doing it and writing about it!
    Keep on keeping it real!😊
    Beautiful!

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