Christianity is the world’s largest organised religion, that is one of the three monotheistic Abrahamic religions, with roughly 2.4 billion ‘Christians‘ world wide. It was initially a sect of Judaism, and separated away during the ‘Second Temple Judaic period‘ when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem in 70CE. Some theologians claim that Christ was against the temple and its destruction was punishment for Judaism’s rejection of Christ.
The first four books of the New Testament, which many scholars claim were not only written anonymously, but up to half a century after the alleged death of Christ. The names ‘Matthew, Mark, Luke and John‘ were added at least a century later, so none of the gospels were accounts by witnesses of Christ. They were stories handed down over a few generations. Not only is the historical accuracy claimed by Christians highly questionable, but there’s a very strong chance of propaganda and fabrication. We are all familiar with the gospels and how they outline the alleged life of Christ, but each differ in detail, and translation, and depending on which Bible you read, the context can be drastically altered. This is without even considering the vast amount of denominations of Christianity that view the life and teachings of Christ in a variety of ways, due to geographical locations and cultural differences.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, – Matthew 5: 43–44
Despite historians questioning the legitimacy of the Gospels, many believe that he was an historical figure but not necessarily the Messiah, or arose from the dead, or died for man’s sins. He was allegedly a Jewish rabbi, but Judaism rejected the belief he was divine, or resurrected, and he’s also recognised in Islam, but they reject that he’s the son of God.
Jesus allegedly taught in parables which is a story that highlights ethical principles or expectations from his disciples. As well as teaching man to turn the other cheek, the main messages are to follow God without question
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” – Matthew 22: 37
“You shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” – Matthew 22: 39
Many modern day Christians, especially in the United States of America are Evangelical Protestants. Evangelical is taken from the Greek word ‘evangelion‘ which means ‘gospel‘, and it’s main characteristic involves ‘repenting‘, which is remorse about sinful behaviour. Evangelicals see the Bible as God’s word and is the final and most important authority for Christianity. According to History.com, the main tenets of Christianity are as follows:
Which leads me to the title of this article ‘The hypocrisy of fake Christians’, and how I came to question that out of 2.4 billion, how many are claiming to be Christian, but don’t follow Christ’s Gospels. This article was inspired by someone I engaged with yesterday on Twitter, who claimed to be a full-blown Christian but called someone he was debating with a ‘F*cktard‘. Last week I engaged with someone who said to a follower of mine that he should crawl into his safe place, his ‘mother’s ass‘. I know full well that Maga, Trump supporting Republicans are a special breed, who are so full of contempt and hatred and deem so many people as worthless, so how can they talk the talk, but not walk the walk? I covered Trump supporters in my article ‘Would Jesus Support Trump?’