Before I begin, I would just like to share something. I am an agnostic atheist. If you don't know what that means, I'll briefly explain: I myself no longer believe in a god, but I cannot say that one absolutely does not exist. I've been let down by so many "true believers" so many times, I have no more faith. I realize faith is what "true believers" are supposed to hold onto, and should be placed in "God" and not man, but faith was not enough to carry me on. No amount of faith could keep me stable when I was driven to suicide by the same people who claimed to be righteous and devout. To put it bluntly, I've only learned hatred from the place I thought I should learn love. Since then, I've learned that life is better treated when you have no idea where you end up. I have no certainty in heaven, hell, or any other afterlife, so I can't take my life for granted. With that, I'm doing my best to make the most of it now. I don't need to follow a god to love or care for someone. I don't need to believe in any celestial deity to be compassionate, considerate, gentle, and kind to other people. There are no limitations, restrictions, nor exceptions to the good deeds I can perform. Like me, there are many others out there that follow no god but exhibit just as much goodness, if not more, as those who profess their faith to a heavenly entity. And should there be a god out there, and should I ever meet him, I'll let him pass judgment upon me, and no one else.
Moving along, I am sick and tired of homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and transsexualism all being labelled as "wrong." People do not have a choice of whom they are attracted to or fall in love with. And for those who say they're all "unnatural," homosexuality and bisexuality have been cited many times in nature. Of course, pansexuality and transsexualism are not obviously able to be observed in nature, but we cannot get into the minds of animals. But why should sexual orientation and the subject of someone's love even matter in the first place? Is "God" not love? To say that homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and transsexualism are all sinful is paradoxical, for saying that would be saying that love is sinful. Therefore, "God" himself is sinful. There are no excuses for it. If you deny love, you're only promoting ignorance, intolerance, and, furthermore, hatred.
I also do not see why so many Christians condemn every nonbeliever to hell for not following every rule mentioned in the Bible. Arguably, John 3:16 is the most popular verse in the Bible. If this is true, then a lot of Christians must have a hard time acknowledging the verse right after it: "For God did not send his Son to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." It's as if many believers treat the Bible like a bag of trail mix, only picking out the sweet pieces that they enjoy and discarding the rest. I could go into so much detail concerning numerous neglected passages, but I'd rather move onto a different point. By warning or threatening someone with verbal narrations of hell, are you not instilling fear? 2 Timothy 1:7 states that, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind." By harassing someone that they're going to hell for not honoring the Bible, you're brewing the wrong form of "fear." Should you manage to "convert" them, they'll only follow "God" because they're afraid that great harm and destruction shall befall them should they disobey. The "fear" that the Bible promotes is not that "fear," but a "fear" of honesty, reverence, and respect. How can you truly honor someone if you only listen to them to avoid confliction? If you had any guarantee of safety without having to follow this person anymore, would you not take it? Simply put, there is no real honor in this type of "fear."
In conclusion, I find it unbelievably depressing that a religion founded to promote the goodness and kindess in mankind has gone so astray, followers of it inadvertently achieve the opposite. What could be so great about living with a god who contradicts many of his own laws? If I didn't know better, I'd say that the Bible's god suffers from bipolar disorder. If you think I'm solely bashing every Christian by typing this, then you're wong. I'm only trying to shed a light on the hypocrisy and ignorance that many (and I am not saying all) practice. I have my faults, too. But I will not confess to being perfect. And I'm at least willing to accept everyone no matter who they are or whom they love. Anyway, this is the end of my rant. I just had to get this off my chest.