what's ur impression of a religious person? ok let's be more specific shall we? what is ur impression of a person who claims to be a pious follwer of god?
let's picture a person with presentable looks holding a bible & going from door to door & preaching to others abt the greatness of god. but tt's just so superficial. so let's go deeper...
u wld expect a religious person to be more mature, more understanding, & most importantly to be more moral than others as well.
but obviously, that was a stereotype & guess what, stereotypes are always wrong as well...
i honestly dun get it.
here u are preaching abt how ppl shldn't drink alcohol, shldn't have pre martial sex, shldn't talk dirty etc. that i'm fine with it cus all these acts are morally wrong.
but here u are trying to pressurize others to get u a birthday present, dictating to them what they shld buy & calculating down to the last cent on how much each of ur dear friends should spent on your MUCH DESERVED present.
tell me which is more harmful to e human race? when u drink alcohol? or when u commit day -light peer-pressure robbery?
it's nt like these ppl who preach abt morals & how great god is are morally upright as well. ppl do commit errors once in a while cause we are not perfect, but what abt mistakes that involve basic common sense & simple respect? doesn't the bible teach u tt? doesn't the bible teach u not to pressurise others into gettin what u want? doesn't the bible teach u not to be selfish & be considerate?
& what abt the countless times when u criticised others for being "immoral" for skipping lessons? the countless times u chided others for criticizing teachers? i haven seen u in some lessons for quite a while. and i've even heard u criticise some teachers for being so absolutely lousy & can't teach. doesn't the bible teach u not to criticise others when u urself are no less better?
if ur memory is failing u, let me recall it for u:
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them.The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court,they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act."Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"
They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground.But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court."
John 8:1-9 (NASB)
i've seen ppl who carry bibles around & claim to follow the teachings of the bible, but yet are unable to follow the simple fundamental law of respecting others' property, using things as if it is of their own, behaving as if the world owes them something & they have the right to take what ever things that is of their interest. they accuse others who say provocative words as having no sense of shame, yet have no sense of shame for their own actions. what rights do they have?
when a parent teaches a child not to steal, he too must uphold what he preach by living a life with honesty. it is this simple logic tt is being taught by chinese & western culture alike. yet here u are claiming that u're crazy abt god but not being able to practice what u preach. then what right do u have to criticise others for their errors?
i admire ppl who are pious to their god, who follow the teachings of their god & do good for others. but if u're unable to even follow the basic principle of respect, then forget abt preaching because ppl will never listen to someone they cannot respect, nor can they join a religion which teaches ppl to respect ppl less or just with the simple reason that these ppl just don't practice what they preach.