‘Hypocrites’ and ‘Snakes’, a ‘Brood of Vipers’

{Note: I am using the words of the biblical Jesus to make a point about today’s ‘men and women of god’. And let me also say that, although we will never be in agreement again, there are loving and caring people who still take part in this kind of religiosity. This post, then, is directed at the bible-thumping, holier-than-thou hypocrites, the John Hagees, Rod Parsleys and Pat Robertsons, and their ‘flocks’, who aid this elite-pig government in making this world a living hell for the rest of humanity, while they themselves benefit, greatly.}

Below is a portion of Mathew 23. It is Jesus calling out the hypocritical religious leaders of his day (the pharisees and scribes):

15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’ 17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18 You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gift on the altar is bound by that oath.’ 19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?

23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.

25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

29 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. 30 And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 So you testify against yourselves…”

33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape…? (Matthew 23)

It would seem, then, that the biblical Jesus didn’t care much for his religion or the powerful and pious criminals making a living off of it. It would seem that the biblical Jesus did not want his people becoming anything like the religious leaders who had used, abused and indoctrinated/brainwashed them from childhood. As far as I can tell, from all the years of reading about, and pondering, what this man had said and done, it would appear that the biblical Jesus simply wanted his people to trust him, live their lives (free of man’s religious/hypocritical dogma), and love and care for each other. And in this sense, there is a part of me that wishes Jesus had been a real human-being.

So, what do you think the biblical Jesus would have to say to the religious leaders and followers of Christendom, today? I don’t think it would be a very pleasant conversation. In fact, it might resemble Jesus’s violent outburst in the temple, only much, much worse.

For those of you who are, or were, religious, how many times did you hear this message in your particular brand of religion: “What are you doing for others?” I would venture a guess that it was hardly ever, or, perhaps, never. I know I never heard it in church, during those dark years, when I was still under the influence.

No sir, all I ever heard at my church was ‘the word of god’ and how much money the fellowship needed for this project and that new wing, or how my ‘sinful ways’ were going to get me sent to hell. Of course there were varying degrees of this religiosity among the several denominations I partook of, during those years: being a church-going Christian is a little like choosing a cat or dog, there are many varieties of Christian denominations/doctrine/dogma to choose from.

The last I heard, a few years back, Christianity was the most divided of all the major religions, with over three thousand, competing ‘factions’ (denominations). And yet their ‘word of god’ considers ‘factions’ to be evil, and that ‘the body of Christ’ should be unified. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

“Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and STILL call yourself ‘Pro-Life’.” ~ John Fugelsang

And then bible-thumping, flag-waving Christians wonder why they are mocked and despised all around the world.

This quote deals with what this post is all about: the absolute hypocrisy of the fundamentalist-Christian ‘far-right’. The absolute scum that I am referring to, here, are the so-called ‘men and women of god’ one can see, every Sunday morning, ‘preaching the word’ (pandering bullshit, is more like it) on almost every network and cable television channel, or at their billion dollar mega-churches, which, of course, are all tax exempt.

These modern pharisees and scribes are exactly the religious kind of vermin the biblical Jesus warned his people of and despised. And yet, today’s ‘Jesus loving and praising’ Christians pay little attention to what their ‘savior’ had to say about these particular ‘men and women’, since most Christians have no idea of what Jesus had to say about anything. And even worse, unlike the Hebrew pharisees, scribes and priests of Jesus’s day, today’s ‘men and women of god’ live to support the evil government that keeps their ‘flocks’ in bondage to ‘the cares and riches of this evil world-system’.

And the key to these religious scam-artists’ success, beyond their being backed by this elite-pig system/order, is the superstitious ignorance and resulting blindness of their faithful ‘flocks’.

I would venture a guess that at least seventy percent of Christians have never read the entire bible, nor could they find a well known verse, like John 3:16, without going to the table of contents.

Like most religious folk, Christians, for the most part, have no idea of what they truly believe, and thus have no idea why they believe, period. Beyond appeasing their nosy-ass and holier-than-thou neighbors, and, perhaps, helping their businesses to prosper, most Christians ‘go to church’ out of habit: “I’ve gone to church since I was a child. It’s what I do at least one Sunday every six months, as well as Christmas and Easter.” And unlike most atheists, who slam Christians for fun and profit, I once was a Christian, so I have my experiences to back up what I write.

These religious wolves preach and preach, and then keep their sheep singing and shouting, “Hallelujah, Praise Jesus,” so there is no time left to really consider the in-depth doctrine, the dogma, that is supposedly the basis for the religion’s existence. In other words, Christianity basically amounts to this: indoctrinated and crooked teachers/ministers/pastors/priests ‘leading’ a billion sheep, who are sitting in the pews with their eyes and minds wide shut.

And to top all of this off, these teachers/ministers/pastors/priests, and their mindless, asleep ‘flocks’, negatively impact the lives of almost every other human being on the face of the earth, since they willingly and openly support the U.S. Corporation and Israel, which are both raping and pillaging the world.

I think ‘hypocrites’, ‘snakes’ and a ‘brood of vipers’ would be going way to easy on these modern-day pharisees, scribes and priests, I prefer to call them LOW-LIFE STOOGES WHO CONSTANTLY KISS THE ASSES OF THE ELITE, ZIONIST PIGS! Too bad there isn’t a hell, where these assholes could all spend ‘eternity’ together!

P.S.

Here is a related article that might be of interest:

12 Worst Traps Religions Use to Enslave Humanity – Zen Gardner.

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