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“Peace, Peace, Peace… I guess it’s ok when we speak of things we don’t know or understand. Peace is one of those vague thoughts that sound great until we try to define it. Then wow, we have war. Well all of you new age gurus managed to obtain that fuzzy feeling of peace again (smug and somewhat tantalizing to the intellect, but void of any reality). What is interesting in this article is how far off base the writer really is. The Christian God is not as you inaccurately promote, mans attempt to fantasize a religion that strokes his incredible ego, it is God humbling Himself to rescue men who could not make it on their own. This Christian religion in reality doesn’t bode well for mans ego. Wow! This may not register with squishy, feely, check out your brain at the counter folks. The same ones who speak of peace and then slam a religion their intelect is truly incapable of understanding. Even the basics.”Randy Koch

Thanks for the feedback Randy Koch,

And of course you know everything about your religion. Your god is so simple and that’s why you’ve got him figured out so easily. If I’m a new age guru then you must be one of those old fart gurus. And it’s not the principles of Christianity that makes it inappropriate but the way the majority of Christians put their beliefs to practice. Talk about people checking their brains at the counter. The Christian bible teaches that Jesus threw the money changers out of the church. And yet, mega churches are popping up everywhere telling people god wants them to be rich and bless everyone with material wealth and riches beyond our wildest dreams.  All you have to do is give up the minimum ten percent of your gross income and give god his cut by cutting a check to the mega church. But of course, old fart gurus like your self see nothing wrong with this practice.

Old fart gurus say things like Christianity “is God humbling Himself to rescue men who cannot make it on their own.” Now that’s a real “don’t make sense” thought if I ever heard one. Why is god humbling himself to rescue men? To get man’s approval? If that’s the case, why isn’t god doing more to save all men? Why is the Supreme Being, creator of the universe, wasting his time and energy humbling his self trying to save men he made too weak in the first place? And this is the major flaw of people who practice Christianity. All too often the Christian concepts that people speak of only lead to more questions and it’s only a matter of time before it all boils down to “you just got to have faith”. If that’s your idea of understanding then you can keep it.

I’m not pretending to understand the Supreme Being. I wouldn’t be so egotistical to think that I can understand why he does what he does or why he doesn’t do what I think he should do. But the way some Christians tell the story you would think that they’ve studied god in a lab somewhere and did their thesis on the subject. Their only real “proof” is what’s written in the bible by somebody thousands of years ago who thought that the Earth was flat and the center of the universe. That was old fart thinking. Who knew it would endure for so long? God wants to save man? Why doesn’t he do it the easy way and just snap his fingers and make it so? Better yet, why did god make man so weak in the first place? Why doesn’t he just come out with a better model that is more resistant to our current plague of weaknesses?

By the way, Peacemaker is my name. That’s why I end my comments with “Peace”. Sort of like you putting your name at the end of a letter as Randy even though your name might be Randolph. Peace can mean more than just the absence of war. Expand your thought processes for a moment and you might be able to see things from a different perspective once in a while.

And while it is true that I mostly enjoy the double meaning of “Peace” at the end of a comment, some times it is just my name. As egotistical as you are, I could not care less about you achieving some sense of peace. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if you spent every waking moment of your life in turmoil. That way, when you do obtain some sense of peace, you might really appreciate it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009 - Posted by | Ifa, Life, Orisa, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts


  1. Peace is an internal thing that you have or have not, and people who do not have it, do not know what I am talking about.

    The opposite of peaceful is agitated, angry, hurt, jealous, envious, cheated, disappointed………. So when you have learned how to manage all the feelings of man, you are at peace. This just happens to be done easiest by thinking of others instead of thinking about yourself.

    Comment by Chris Tidman | Sunday, September 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. Are you an athiest broP or a Christian? If not then why question our faith or God? God gave us all free will so that is why the world is in the state it is in. Christianity is based around faith, I have lots of faith, do i question Ifa or Orisa? No, because i have no idea who or what they are. I wouldnt be so egotistical to question them unless i fully understood them, it seems you have no idea about Christianity so dont question it lest you appear a fool or a hypocrite. Peace

    Comment by feedback backfeed | Sunday, September 13, 2009 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the feedback feedback backfeed,

    On the contrary, I am about as far from being an athiest as a person can get without going off the deep end. At least that’s what I think. Other people might think I have gone over the edge. Still, others might think I haven’t gone far enough.

    The comment is from someone who felt that I have something against Christians. Indeed, Christianity forms the basis of my spiritual beliefs. I may not agree with everything my Christian spiritual teachers do or say, but I am thankful for the spiritual understanding that they’ve given me. It is the foundation of who I am.

    So to think that I have contempt for Christianity is truly ridiculous. And I must admit that I don’t have much patience for people who think me so contemptible.


    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Sunday, September 13, 2009 | Reply

  4. And then there are religions that are upfront with their evil. Take the new racist religion prometheism as an example. Its crux is eugenics and scientific racism in general. Now that’s a religion I would be worried about.

    Comment by Dark Frosty | Sunday, September 13, 2009 | Reply

  5. Feedback backfeed,

    Why do people in the Christian religion claim that it is egotistical to question a religion which one does not know only when it is in connection with Christianity? Because I seem to see Christians questioning the Muslim faith on a daily basis.

    You may not question Ifa but that doesn’t make you less egotistical it makes you spiritually lazy. There is absolutely nothing wrong with learning and questioning other faiths. It helps you to grow within your own or better yet, branch out and find out other ways to be religious.

    But to simply think that your religion is above reproach and then have the gall to tell a person they don’t know the religion is totally egotistical. You would have no way of knowing what religion a person knows or doesn’t know.

    I have been raised in Christianity and I know that religion. I also do not profess to be a Christian. I know other religions and will continue to be open to ALL faith. I may not follow their teachings to the letter but I will know what is happening with that group.

    There is NO right or wrong when it comes to faith. As it is all subjective. So open your mind just like Randy Koch needs to. To live your life as if information is the enemy only makes you stupid. Have a great peaceful day!


    Comment by theblacksentinel | Monday, September 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. Questioning religion, ANY religion is perfectly acceptable, normal, and expected when that subject is in discussion. And to go a step further, one should most definitely question his or her own religion to an even further degree, if for no other reason than to truly understand the religion itself, or your mentors who represent that sect of religion. Once in awhile, I have run into people who claim to be one branch of christianity or another, and to be authorities on it, and then later contradict themselves while explaining their core beliefs and actions behind them.

    Comment by Mike Lovell | Monday, September 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. To further Brops point, Christianity has lost its way. Jesus preached charity, poverty and unmaterialistic ideas, underneath the Vatican there is a priceless collection of artefacts and paintings. Worth an estimated 7 trillion pounds, they arent on display! How many people would that save? MILLIONS! A pump in a Africa costs €32, a bag of seed and fertiliser costs €4. The Vatican could save millions and yet they tell us to repent and beg for forgiveness for our greed?! Jesus would be sick.

    Comment by Kayne = Jackass | Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | Reply

  8. Imagine if you had a painting you never seen in your basement and you knew it would fetch millions. You would sell it, pay off your mortgage, give some to relatives, make sure your children get the best education possible and then give a load to charity. The Vatican does none of the above, it might give .01% to chariy each year which is like £300000. Nothing compared to their net worth. “It would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it would be for a rich man to enter Heaven”.

    Comment by Tekken | Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | Reply

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