This is dumb, but I’m getting it out anyway because why not???
I’ve seen a lot of posts going around with this gracielovesjesus person preaching hate and such and I went to the blog just because???? It’s dumb, but I did, and it’s made me realize that in being forced to go to church all the time I actually learned some stuff.
From what I understand and have retained from 8-10 years of Bible study and going to Mass and such (My family is extremely Catholic), is that Jesus was super duper loving! His number one rule was to treat people well and try to make the world better. He helped people that were pushed to the side, didn’t discriminate, and did his very very best to be loving all around. Objectively speaking, he was pretty great!
One of his most devoted followers was a woman who had been a prostitute for a long time and as a direct result of that, she was shunned and no one wanted to be around her. When she was going to be killed for what she did, he stopped her persecutors and made them leave. Then he let her decide if she wanted to follow him or not. He never forced anyone.
In the Bible, Jesus speaks very little of condemning anyone. He’s extremely against it, actually. And he doesn’t talk about sending anyone to hell, only that he wants to take everyone to heaven.
In my understanding, the ridiculous list of commandments where you can’t eat shellfish and stuff, are God trying to cleanse humans from original sin. When Jesus died, he got rid of all of that. None of those early rules apply anymore. The ten commandments are pretty okay! They tell people to be kind, not hurt others, try and make the world better. Hell isn’t anywhere in there.
It just really gets on my nerves when I see people twisting the worlds of a wonderful prophet to support their own disgusting and hateful agenda.
I believe that if Jesus was with us today, he would be against guns. He would be at BlackLivesMatter protests. He would go to Pride. He would be on social media promoting love. He would be happy to see others happy. He would not support hate of any kind. He would want equality and happiness all around. That’s all he ever wanted.
I can’t believe there are people that claim to love him who tarnish his good name and destroy the good work he’s tried to do.