Selah Vita

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Enough Already…Religion sucks…

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Enough Already...Religion sucks...

ok, i’m taking a big risk here, but right now, i just don’t care and today this is the place to “dump” my stuff…please don’t take offense, i’m just letting off steam…this is NOT about all church people, but for those who do this, i’m sick of it!!
i’m tired of people in the church world who can’t see that it’s not what church we go to that makes us “the” church….it’s about being the human beings we are in the heart and being a reflection of the light to others…
when we can come together in the same heart, then we “TOGETHER” make the church…when we dwell in unity with a heart filled with love for one another and help the poor, be a friend to those in need, bring relief to the hungry, hold the hurting, laugh with those who are happy, rejoice with those who are celebrating, mourn with those in grief…that’s coming together and being “the body” …
there’s an old saying that goes like this ” going to church doesn’t make you a christian, anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car!”…
do people really think god is going to ask us what church we went to when we get to heaven???? helloooooooo… people are dumb…there! i said it!! what is wrong with people? i’ve met more people outside of church who are happy, loving and real, than i have inside, and to be truthful, i like them better!
the church needs to think long and hard about what they’re projecting to others! they need to stop making everyone feel like they’re the only perfect ones and we’re all going to hell if we don’t go to their church!!! come’on now, wake up!!! even Jesus called the church people hypocrites!
here’s the deal…i want to be a reflection of love, grace, compassion, hope sprinkled with freedom, joy, peace, laughter, singing, dancing..to sum it up…i want to be freeeeeeeeee to love whom i please, free to be what others need me to be to bring them what they need…it’s NOT about me…it’s about them!!
what is waiting for me out there? i don’t know, but i want to be the answer for “them”…i want to bring hope to the hopeless….
i’m not talking going to a foreign country kinda thing…i’m talking where ever the need…just being a light to those who never know joy, who need hope for the future…sometimes just lending an ear…whatever the cause, i want to bring the flag of freedom and hope with lots of love to share…
ok ok ok…i’ll stop there…i have so much to say and this isn’t the place….
but i can’t thank you enough for letting me vent and who cares if no one likes me…it’s NOT about me…it’s about “them”…
’nuff said… have a nice day y’all…

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Author: Selah Vita

I love all forms of encouragement, especially if it involves humor...the greatest thing to me is watching people be uplifted ...also extending grace to those who feel down or condemned. I found it is a powerful tool... Everyone's life is valuable and I would love to bring a little bit of light and joy into their lives..selah~~~

22 thoughts on “Enough Already…Religion sucks…

  1. First off I though you weren’t posting anymore πŸ™‚ I am not overly religious to say the least yet I thought your post was well written and in my book not a huge vent by any means. I agree with you about people seeking the church itself as a source for happiness it just doesn’t work that way. All of your talk about peace, freedom, and bringing people together reminds me of growing up in the 60’s. I assume you are much to young to have missed that generation, because I still live by much of what I learned way back then.

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    • lololol…bob you’re a trip! thanks for the kudos…and thanks for saying you didn’t think i was venting much, but for me that was venting a lot…remember, you can’t hear my voice behind my words…lol…i wasn’t a happy camper this morning when i was writing…lol…
      as for the growing up in the 60’s…well, yeah that was kinda me…maybe the latter sixties, but nevertheless i knew a little about them, and i’m a hippie at heart in most areas!! i am young at heart (that’s what i tell myself!)…but thanks for the compliment…
      as for posting, yeah i did say i was slacking…but someone got me “crazy”, and i’ve had enough of this stuff…i don’t shove down anyone’s throats what to believe, and i prefer them not to shove things down mine…hence, the name Selah Vita… lol… i guess i’m a little crazier than most, i prefer to think of it as “unique”…bahahahahahha…thanks bob, you’re always too kind…enjoy your day πŸ˜‰

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      • Being a hippie and young at heart will get you through a lot of crap life throws around sometimes. Unique is the preferred word for crazy, I have been known to use it a few times and I am medically crazy. Enjoy the rest of your day nut case πŸ™‚

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      • omg!!!! you’re sooooo funny,…you just made me spit out my tea!!! lolololol…thanks for the hearfelt chuckle, i sure needed that!! i can’t stop giggling, thanks for being so light-hearted, that’s an awesome thing…this nutcase will surely enjoy the rest of my day! lololol πŸ™‚

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  2. You two are cracking me up! Selah Vita – great post! Keep up the venting. LOL

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  3. thanks cate!!! bob really cracks me up! i thought for sure i was gonna get some slack for that post…guess i was wrong…at least not yet…who knows if anyone will even read it…lol…you guys did and thanks for the vote of confidence…i’m sure with they way i’ve been feeling about this stuff, god knows what else will come out of my mouth!!! lol… πŸ˜›

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  4. GREAT BLOG!! And something I have blogged myself Selah..x
    I think religion SUCKS, but religion is not the problem, you are correct, people are the problem. I was raised Catholic then left out of UTTER DISGUIST with the whole Child Molestation issues we had here in Scotland Europe many years ago..
    I speak to people in “Any religion” and all I hear are people who are say? Religion A having a go and people from Religion B. I remember as a kid reading “Don’t cast stones” So why do these “Religious” people do this? Like you it leaves me disgusted. I believe in God, I do it my way, I serve no church nor religion.
    I ask a question here. When we die, does God ask
    “From what religion do you come?”
    I don’t think he does Selah.
    I will leave a video, if this is ok. It is from Billy Connolly, he was a HUGE Catholic here in Scotland, he is famous as a comedian and actor. He left the Catholic church for the same reasons as I did..
    Any religious person offended, I don’t mean to offend, but ask, if you get angry, are you proving the point Selah is trying to make? I think you would be..

    Great Blog Selah!! Here is the 1 minute video..

    10/10. FANTASTIC BLOG PAL!

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    • i too was raised catholic…we were the typical italian family that went to church (catholic) making all our sacraments yada yada yada….
      i understand where people are coming from when it comes to Catholicism…and yet as many as i know who are fanatics, i’ve met those who don’t fit the description….
      i think all religions have tendencies of being fanatical, cultish and ear ticklers…
      i appreciate your comments about this post, and YAY i got 3 whole likes…lol…but that’s ok, i’m not here to please people, and i got to vent…kinda felt good…lololol…
      i too believe god will NOT ask us what religion we are when we get to heaven, that would be absurd coming from our God who hates religion…lol…
      and bill connolly kind of cracked me up in his seriousness…it was interesting hearing his opinion, and no i didn’t get angry by any means…
      thanks again for your comments, i really appreciate them! thanks bro!!! you made my night…xo

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      • Thank you, I never set out to offend, so I am glad I never. Billy Connolly was being honest there. He recently got found to have the early stages of Parkinsons Disease. So, not good. But he is 100% correct. Why should a Catholic priest get sent to a small church to “Think about what he did” when he should be in front of a judge? I don’t get it.
        I am half Irish with a hint of Italian, don’t ask where, Lake Como is the the nearest I can find any history..

        Glad you are good.. x

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      • ty …
        glad to have a relative on board…lolol…do you sing like Como??? kidding… πŸ˜‰
        x

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      • Nah, I am way better πŸ˜‰ x

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      • i’m sure you are…
        better than Dino too??? hmmmmm…

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      • Who? lol

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  5. you’re funny lololol… πŸ˜‰

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  6. Love your post. I agree. I am very very spiritual but do not follow an “organized religion” because I don’t believe in them. I think they lie, steal and dis-empower people and I am not about that. I believe in empowering people, helping them to count on themselves and to think for themselves. Don’t even get me started on people continuing to go to church where bastard priests MOLEST child after child AND they donate MONEY to help fund their legal fees. Makes my skin crawl, but they think they will all go to heaven and I will burn in hell. I have had multiple people say these thing to my children an to me. I respond with, why would you want to belong to an organization that believes that? Serial killers who take Jesus into their heart will go to heaven and ME? Burn in hell? I am a kind and loving person who helps others? THINK FOR YOURSELVES people! How can this make sense!? I got a compliment from a friend who is catholic (many of my friends are recovering catholics) and she said that I was the most christian person she knew, even though I don’t “belong” to an official “organized religion”. It’s about who you are! Not where you are on Sundays, or what church you give $$ to. Some of the most awful, cruel, lying people I have known were “very religious”. Again judge people individual and DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! Don’t let others tell you who is good and bad, especially organizations that support pedophiles! What is wrong with those people!!!!!!

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    • hello! it’s so nice to meet you! i totally get what you’re saying and believe me i understand what you’re saying…as i told a friend, i don’t think Christ will ask us when we get to heaven “what religion are you”?…nope, personally, i don’t believe He’s interested in the church we attend, He looks at our hearts, period! hope that doesn’t offend you, i don’t want to get on a rant again, lol…but i honestly don’t believe half of what the church preaches these days, sure there are a few here and there, and unfortunately i believe there are a few good people left who are still conformed to some churches, but as you said, we have to think for ourselves and go with our hearts..that’s what is most important…
      that was very nice of your friend to say that to you, people are good judges of the real thing and usually know a good egg when they see one!
      btw, i am of catholic bringing up, but when i moved out of town i went out and searched for myself going from place to place until after years of tryin out places and it came to a halt a while back for one reason or another…
      it was wonderful connecting with you! had fun chatting…have a wonderful evening… πŸ™‚

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      • Nice to meet you too. I am glad you are finding something that empowers you and that you believe in. I have always judged people on who they are. It seems simple to me. I was not raised with organized religion so I am free of the conditioning of it. I meet hundreds of people every year at my job, every ethnic group, religion, etc and I rarely meet anyone I don’t like:) But many of the (christian) religious ones have prayed for me(ya know for my soul because I don’t believe what they do). I laugh and say “please don’t, I don’t expect you to switch to my spirituality and I’m not sure why YOU need me to switch to yours?” I believe Jesus existed, I just don’t believe he had in mind what religion has turned into. Have a great night! πŸ™‚

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      • wow, you sound like a very well rounded person! i like that! and to be quite honest i don’t look at anyone b/c of their faith or lack of (as some call it)…i’ve been here there and everywhere lol…i don’t believe in organized religion…actually i hate religion…i have friends also of all kinds, i look at their hearts, that speaks multitudes to me…it’s not my business to preach at anyone whatever the case may be…that’s not for me to say…everyone is entitled to what they believe and i’m good with that…i hate when people preach at me, so i wouldn’t preach at them, it’s that simple for me…maybe sounds dumb to some(not you), but i’ve crossed some paths that seem to get annoyed with my “free” way of thinking..i leave it with them to figure out, lol, not my problem…lol
        you have no worries about this end…i love people, some i’m drawn strongly to others maybe not…but that’s what makes the world go round…i have many friends, different nationalities, different color(s)…i love them for who they are not what they look like or what they do (as long as they are pretty stable, that’s all i require, all though i like crazy at times too…lol)
        thanks again for stopping by and chatting, it’s been a pleasure!! πŸ™‚

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      • πŸ™‚ Totally agree! We are kindred spirits!

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  7. It’s been very interesting reading all the responses. I guess I’m one of those “church” people; however, I look at it more as faith and not ‘religion’. I grew up in an abusive home. I started talking to Jesus before I even started school. I needed help and, as far as I knew, He was the only one I could trust.
    I’ve attended many churches, but grew up in a Baptist one. I was barely ten years old when my dad took us to visit one where I felt God’s presence, and wanted to go back. No, the church was not perfect, nor all the people in it. The pastor and his wife were fantastic. One of the deacon’s girls loved to steal boyfriends and lie about things. Since she was the deacon’s daughter she was deemed perfect, and never blamed for anything. That did not stop me from going.
    Any excuse will do for not going to church. You could even use “The mayonnaise was sour so I don’t go to church.” Makes about as much sense as saying there are bad people there. Yes, I’ve met my fair share of them over the years, and, yes, I think priests are totally wrong for abusing young boys. Maybe those “bad” people are there to find out how to change, or maybe they have a preacher who does not tell them that they need Christ as their Savior to help them change.
    Some religions preach that you have to perform good works; some say you have to buy your way into heaven; and others simply claim if you come to church and are ‘good’, you’ll get there. You’re right in that religion does not make the man or woman. It’s Christ in you who helps you become what you are.
    Why do people think that those in church should be perfect? We’re there because we know we’re not. Satan probably tempts us harder than those that don’t go, just to make us look bad and keep others away.
    You have to decide for yourself; don’t let appearances make a decision for you. Remember, appearances can be deceiving.
    Sorry, if this is too ‘preachy’ for you, but this was about the third blog today that talked about not going to church because of bad examples, so you’re getting my venting. Does that keep you out of a bar?… the grocery store?… the mall?

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  8. LOL…i totally enjoyed your venting! and i guess i may not have made myself clear enough in what i posted…i hate to rant, sometimes it takes one thing (piled up on lots of things) to make the mouth spew out words that aren’t always making much sense…oopsie! πŸ˜‰
    i do understand what you said and yes, i agree with lots of it as well…i’m not done with churches, i love church…i’m done with those who proclaim to be someone that their not…i’ve been around the block many times, been in many ministries, served with all my heart asking nothing back. the joy of doing everything unto the Lord is how i believe…sometimes circumstances dictate more than you’d like and cause decisions to be made that can’t be avoided…
    way too much to go into…but please understand, it’s not church that bothers me, it’s the way religion creeps in and creates havoc ….i’ve seen it so many times and have many friends and family who have been victims of the crossfire that it breaks my heart (for them)…
    thanks for sharing your opinion, i love that you feel free enough to do just that!
    it’s an open forum…we’re all family here in WP…hope to hear from you again…
    have a blessed day πŸ™‚

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