I knew this would happen, the Bible-thumpers are in. LOL! One particularly entertaining individual who calls herself Paliban Mom, has accused me of never reading the Bible. HA!! If she only knew. This is why I have NOTHING to do with organized religion. I never said I didn't believe in GOD (in fact, I prove just the opposite every day), and I never said I didn't believe in Jesus (or that I "hate" Him) sorry man, but that was your own interpretation!! NOT mine!! But people like her are definitely why I hate organized religion!! Not GOD or Jesus, I hate religion in general!! It's a case of hate the message not the messenger.
I took a peek at her own blog, and she is bad-mouthing mormons. Saying they hate GOD. UGH!! My ma and stepfather happen to be mormons, and they do NOT hate GOD!! The main reason I hate religion: They pick on other religions to make themselves look superior. Not my style!! It's always about "My religion is right and their's is wrong!" and blah-blah-blah!! It gets downright annoying!! So I stay away! I worship GOD in my own way and under my own terms. You don't like it? Then you can kiss my behind!!!! If you ask me, this Paliban Mom needs to get her facts straight!! How dare she say my ma and stepfather don't love GOD!!??
And who the heck was it that brought up Barry Manilow?? OMG!! How on Earth did he get in this blog?? I don't even like the guy! LOL! Sorry, I am strictly an INXS fan. But oh heck! They'll now be saying INXS is evil! Not my Timmy though! He is a religious man, BTW! Just because it is a rock group does not mean it's full of evil musicians. And I loved the way JD sang Amazing Grace at the concert I went to in '06!! He sang as beautifully as a bird, or a whale!! hehe! Whichever animal you like listening to, he sounded good!!! People who are such strict Christians that they wouldn't allow someone to have a bit of fun listening to their favorite music make me barf!! Pure and simple!! I remember when I was about 8 years old, ma used to watch the 700 Club on television. And one day Pat Robertson was telling the World how evil rock music was, and some of them when played backwards had satanic messages in them. Well, NONE of those songs he talked about were on our playlists back then, but ma got the wrong idea about all rock n roll songs and took our music tapes and tossed them away. I never did forgive her for that!! And I hold a deep resentment for the 700 Club to this day because of that!!
There was another religion that I heard of that said it was unGodly to have pets of any kind in the house. I remember I learned about that from a woman who used to pick me up some mornings to take me to school, along with her own little boy and another little boy who was in my class. She would never let her boy have a pet because she said it was against her religion. She didn't even like me at all because I had a dog. But I didn't care!! I was NOT about to give my dog up for her or for some dumb religion!!! I can live without people like her, I cannot live without my dogs!!! After a while, she stopped picking me up. She told my ma I was disrespectful to her. Oh Geez! Man, she was disrespectful to ME!! NOT the other way around!!! She was just pissed because I told her no religion is worth giving up my dogs for, and I was glad I wasn't a part of it! All that from an 8 year old! LOL! Well, my feelings were not at all hurt when she never came back to pick me up again. So that is why I prefer now to worship GOD in my own way! Doing it my way, I can listen to whatever music I want, I can have as many pets as I want, and I only have to answer to HIM. Not some nameless, faceless pastor of some church far away preaching a religion I can't even remember about what beliefs are what!! GOD has been good to me so far, so I must be doing something right.
I also despise going to church. I never liked it. I always felt it was wrong. I never saw the point in going to church to prove that I am a worshipper of GOD. I would think the fact that I have always obeyed the 10 commandments, and always treated others with respect (well, at least I did when I was growing up before being scarred by people) was proof enough. That's more than Paliban Mom can say.
And just FTR, the homosexual guys I know are indeed Christians! There is apparently a movement going on now to get Christianity to accept homosexuals into their church. It seems to be working! They are people too! They should be as accepted as anyone else, regardless of whatever old-fashioned ways you all are thinking.