I often wondered, and still do :
Why do people over-indulge particularly this time of the year with the exception of Ishtar?
I mean, people are free to do as they please in their personal lives, so thus they are free to (over) indulge any time of the year when one thinks about it.
So why don’t they?
Because they suffer from herd mentality, and it’s based on the following theory or belief:
“It’s krismis, so we must eat, drink and be happy”. Krismis is the only time of the year people are reasonably compassionate (to a certain degree), as in “It’s krismis, you cannot fire Peter”, but come January and it’s alright to fire Peter. ??? Try and wrap your mind around that – I’m still stumped.
The other one is : “It’s krismis, let’s just all get along”.
Why don’t we get along at any other time of the year?
The once a year be kind to people wacky theory which labels itself christianity.
It’s also the time of year when the self-righteous carry “their cross”, literally, half bleed to death and get others to nail themselves to the cross, and for what? To achieve what?
Idiots don’t realise that crucifixion was the heathen Roman way of taking people out. If Jesus was sentenced to death in the 21st century in America He would’ve been hung, shocked or injected……. or even put in front of a firing squad. I don’t see any of these knuckleheads doing that to themselves, do you? Not sure exactly who they are dying for, I don’t think they do either. And does anyone remember their names?
Me thinks it’s got everything to do with Roman Catholic purgatory – buying oneself into heaven. “Look how I suffered, beared your pain, Lord, surely that will score me several points in obtaining entrance to the pearly gates”. Next they’ll be walking on their knees until they’re all bloodied and crushed – oh, that’s another 100 points of righteousness. Chapter and verse, please.
Sinful man bearing the pain of the Lord Jesus Christ. Ya gotta be kidding me, right? The bones of St. Peter kept under lock and key in Jerusalem, or is it the Vatican? The shroud of Turin……….. yawn………… they all need to SEE something in order to believe, and if it’s not there to see, they will make it up like they have with Peter’s bones and Jesus’ shroud, and the statue of Mary weeping blood, blah, blah, blah. If they aren’t seeing that, they’re seeing Mary/Jesus/Peter or the Pope in a celery stick or sliced mango.
Is it any wonder they cannot bring themselves to believe that it’s solely by faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection that their souls are saved? No celery stick, no mangoes, no blood, water, weeping, bones or shrouds – just pure faith.
No trust – how can we believe it? How do you know it’s true?
By simple faith. We trust that He did it, which He did, and He said He did, and we know He doesn’t lie, hence it is true.