Other then having the Keys to Heaven and being the successor to Saint Peter who was named the “rock in which the church will be built on”. What makes this successor any more important than the next guy? He wasn’t elected for his gifts. He just has special privileges and a role. He doesn’t even need to come up with ideas to improve to keep his chair or actual physical work other then maybe signing a couple things and attending some events. A true pope would be learning new things, contributing to the world with his own hands, sticking his neck out for political injustice, getting his hands dirty building homes for the homeless, doing something about poverty or if that’s too harsh maybe doing something with his influence like visiting schools and doing seminars, writing a book. A man with all the keys and he does nothing with them is pointless. Not to mention the inconsistency in the bible because of changes, drafts and mistranslated work. Why do they take things out in the first place? Wasn’t there a rule not to edit, take away and add to the holy scriptures? Why do they depict Christ as the most European looking white guy instead of who he suppose to be a “not pleasant to the eyes” bronze dark skinned man with afro kinky hair? History has been warped, the bible is warped, authority is also warped and everything is all muddy. We need a leader with a human body with the authority of the heavens more than ever.
Even after reading about what he actually does in office i’m not convinced he did very much. Like appointing new bishops – can’t he just email them? Liturgies, are they really necessary. Saying a bunch of quotes and phrases when it can just be understood by a coherent conversation over the phone? He resolves religious and political matters now and has to attend certain meetings with important leaders of the world. “Now” means he hasn’t done it in the past throughout his life or not as often. I understand about the important meetings and how he needs to run his Vatican city but there’s a bigger world out there and his influence is more effective there than apparently “never leaving the city” sitting in his office. I don’t know why i’m so angry at the pope. Yes i do but what can you do, everyone has a role in this messed up world.
What my existence really means: I know i haven’t prayed every day or gone to church and all that. I’ve been living in my shell and any religion that tries to tie me down i try to run away from. Buddhism, Christianity. They’re both great, and i know in the end you have to choose one or the other. I was born Buddhist but i spent most of my days as a Christian. Though maybe i don’t know what it fully means to be fully Christian, so i’m a little withdrawn. Too many changes, responsibilities and strange ideas. I just want to express what Christ did for us. He died so that we could have a functional society. So that we can be forgiven for our past wrongs in order for us to redeem ourselves. He gave us the gift of time, functionality and order. I don’t mean to be the guy spitting in his face by not doing everything he commands like – tithing, service or glorifying god’s name but i’m good people, raised by good people. Known to be someone people can rely on for moral support, Why is it we separate from those we call church people, temple people and the sinners. We are a community of people but when it comes to spiritual bodies we must choose one or we are sinners who don’t think to repent?
There are some good people in life who start families and when they state that they do not belong to a church they are labeled – and therefore because they are not apart of a church there is something wrong and a suggestion of churches to join comes up. Christ went to the Buddhist to learn more about enlightenment. And the Koran is said to be the incorruptible truth that Christianity and Judaism sprung from. We are all connected in one way or another so why are we discrediting each other and choosing sides when there is one God. I understand Islam is a little unstable right now so going back to those roots would probably destroy us but there is no reason for the hatred for another culture just because they have a different perspective. The only problem is the violence, hatred and destruction of the old religions. The other problem is pressure to convert to a religion when all that is necessary is that a person lives with strong truths, ideals and are willing to redeem themselves.
I have the light, I know it in my heart. I just don’t have the authority to preach things i may not understand fully. Afraid something i might say may be thrown back at me refuted. But i’m independent and strong and i know that if i follow my heart i will carve a way in this world with or without the world. I went through his baptisms and silly service rituals and singing, he already has a part in my life but i think if anyone has any say in my life it is the Whole of Trinity. God, Christ and the Holy spirit. The combination and not just one piece. It is the system that i follow my orders from. There is no authority on Earth except Christ who is dead but will return.
Which brings me to the conclusion that because Christ has Ascended his body is through us. The Christian body of Christ. His spirit dwells in all of us who accept him in his heart no matter what church affiliations you have. Orthodox, Lutheran, Fundamental, Jewish, Latter day saints, Adventist it doesn’t really matter. Is it not the idea that we accept Christ into our hearts and accept his gift that really matters? I understand his gift, i see it in life everyday, i live it and i appreciate it. I believe this is enough to claim that I am Christian even without the practice I at least have the spirit, body and mind and have given my spirit, body and mind. This without the incense, service and practices which seperate us.
I pray that if Christ is the only way to heaven that he will have mercy and give those who do not accept him the chance to be redeem themselves through the grace of the Holy Trinity. I just don’t like the idea of people getting cut because they haven’t heard or understood God’s word. Is it too late when they are dead to hear it again and understand their options? Option a: Accept Christ as your Savior and take the route to heaven. Option b: Ignore Christ as your Savior and take the detour route into the vast lost of space. Option c: Refuse Christ as your Savior and forever be lost in the mists of in between worlds. I sure hope that will change minds, but then again whats the point of a glorious shiny place when your dead? You can’t really truly experience it as just a spirit. It makes no sense. You can only influence the world of the living as a spirit in heaven. Then again, Angels, inspire, motivate and influence life everyday not to discredit them they are a blessing. It just baffles me with all these divine entities out there why they would not manifest as some giant powerful form and tell people directly what needs to be done. Rather they would just stay as whispers and spirits consulting among themselves and refer back to humans to do their bidding.
I think this brings up more questions than answers. Forgive me if i provoked any unintended emotions. I just have alot of say apparently.