** Warning ** long personal "taboo" post
It's Good Friday! Today Jesus died from crucifixion. In two days, On Easter Sunday he will rise again. Jesus is recognized and acknowledged by three major religions Christianity/Catholicism, Islam, and Judaism. He is even accredited as a real historical person by many scholars; however, only one of these faiths recognize him as the son of god. I've seen miracles on earth happen. I've witnessed inoperable terminal cancers dissipate to nothing without treatment. I've watched as man was supposed to be paralyzed for life, stood up and moved. Ive also seen my own life transformed, and that is a miracle. Six years ago I was an IV heroin addict. I couldn't maintain a job, I kept getting arrested, and was destroying everything around me. I resorted to adult entertainment (porn) to pay for my addiction, and would use anything to numb my pain. I even got to the point of attempted suicide but the hospital saved my life. I felt hopeless and abandoned. I wanted help but didn't know how, so I tried pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, just going to church, and just smoking. Nothing worked until I turned my life over to god. I know live a happy, joyous, and productive life. It breaks my heart when I say the word God and people shut down. They say "to hell with Christians. Their religion is bull. Its filled with hypocrisy, bigotry, death, judgement" ect. This is all because A few misguided people twisted the Bible. These men and women who claimed Christian condemned you, and hurt you. They tainted the idea of God. This is wrong. The basis of Christianity is to live a Christ-like life. This means loving one another, helping the destitute, not judging anyone, not lying, cheating, or stealing, but having a healthy spirit! These are things anyone of any background can appreciate, it's making the world a better place through our words and actions. Today, on this Good Friday I hope these words touch someone. To my friends of faith remember the importance of the cross, it's the cornerstone to Christianity. To those of mine who are struggling, or hate the concept of "religion" I love you so so so much, all the same.