My “Missionary Position” with Apologies to Christopher Hitchens

For the Good of their Souls…? 

Sometimes One Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words

There is NO Christian missionarywork that does any ALTRUISTIC good. The truest love for one’s fellow man is without strings. Trying to “harvest souls” is an agenda that does more harm than good. The truest charity is that without hidden agendas. Ask Bill Gates, an admitted atheist. He’s given BILLIONS of his own money, with his foundation, with NO STRINGS whatsoever. That is the true spirit of giving. He’s even trying to get other extremely rich philanthropists to contribute sizeable sums of their own money for the benefit of the world’s disenfranchised and suffering via a new non religious foundation.

Don’t tell me about Christian charity! It’s a bunch of hogwash! Until they do the works with NO AGENDAS and not pushing their brand of religion down people’s throats, they are no better than con men.

What missionaries did to our own Native Americans, in the name of Christianity was unconscionable. What damage Catholicism is doing to Africa’s AIDS epidemic is unforgivable.

They are all “Liars for Jesus”. That is not charity at all. It’s a scam. The carrot is “We’re doing good  things for you in the Lord’s name. We will help you”. The stick is the indoctrination into the dogma, any way they can. Some altruism! Pious hypocrites all.

This steamrolling of dogma of whatever ilk has done irreparable harm, not good in the world. Witness the Ugandan “kill the Gays” bills and the subsequent lies, violence and outright injuries, physical and otherwise perpetrated on the Ugandan LGBT population by the fanaticism of Fundamentalist Christians spewing their brand of toxic dogmas. How many more “converts” to Catholicism will die of AIDS because of the outright lies of the RCC and some other “Christian do-gooders” about condoms, birth control and family planning?  “But they’re doing so much good”, the unthinking will whine.

What horrendous crimes were committed by the early Christian settlers on our own Native American population? Anything from kidnapping their children, and “Christianizing” and “civilizing” them, to out and out genocide and lying and breaking treaties. Even today in the 21st century, there are some Native Americans that view the Christian cross symbol as akin to the Nazi swastika. (below)

“Compulsory Conversion of Indians by Jesuit Missionaries”

I will never support any religious charities, ever! I support only non-sectarian, secular charities with no hidden agendas. There has been a huge debunking of “Mother Theresa” and her RCC agenda, perpetrated on the poor, uneducated Hindus in India. I need not go into it here; Google is but a click away. No one can deny the blood that was shed and horrific acts perpetrated on the world in the name of some deity or other “for the good of their souls”! The underlying cause, of course; absolute power. You Know “Our God’s bigger than your god”. Therefore, you must worship our god, or else…

When I see some of these “heart rending” ads for the religious charities that exploit poverty stricken children, I get angry, not sad. It’s because of refusing to advocate birth control that the children have become unwilling victims. “Have as many children as your God sends”.  Forget about not being able to care for them. These are the children who wind up being sold as sex slaves or worse, or become the local street children. The children whose parents send them away, sell them or abandon them because they cannot afford or cope with taking care of them. I could go into my pro-choice “war against Women” stance here, but I’ve covered it, elsewhere on this blog. Of course, the more children available, the more impressionable victims of their indoctrination.  In time, you will get pliable adults from starting the indoctrinating early.

Most of these “missions” involve inculcating the uneducated and poverty stricken with pie in the sky. “A loving God” will take away all your cares, etc. Horsepuckey, I say! Then they’ll proceed to indoctrinate them with their brand of hooey! Setting them up for whatever their “God” deems. It matters not if they can’t afford to have a child born every year, or that there’s no mention of family planning or birth control from most of the dogmatic poisons they spout.

 “You will be rewarded in heaven”, but you must follow our rules or you will be punished for all eternity. If something terrible occurs in your life or come famine, flood, earthquake or tsunamis, it’s the “will of God” or “God has his reasons” or “we cannot fathom the mind of God”, or it’s a punishment from a grumpy God for some divine infraction, etc.  We mustn’t forget Satan, either (why does God allow Satan to run rampant in the first place when He could stop him?). But when you die and go to heaven… then you’ll be rewarded for all the suffering you endure (God rewards suffering, you know because it brings you closer to Him).  I could cover that here, too but there’s a post here on this blog on the subject. While you’re here on earth, however…tough cookies!

As you see I have many reasons for being anti-missionary. If I seem uncomplimentary, I am. I see no value in the missionary invasion of other cultures. What the people need is complete education, without mythological rules and regulations. Literacy beats superstition any day. Indoctrination with religion, short-circuits logic and reason of the masses. The only cure is true literacy and reasoning. You will not get that from any religion or missionary invasion, anywhere on earth.

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4 responses to “My “Missionary Position” with Apologies to Christopher Hitchens

  1. H. (Bart) Vincelette

    I’d like to add to the list of atrocities done to Africa by conservative religious zealots. During the early years of the AIDS epidemic; the religious right; largely under the umbrella of the organization called the Moral Majority; fought vehemently & successfully in opposition to the use of any public funds for HIV research. The subsequent delay in the development of effective treatment options denied thousands even a fighting chance at survival, & inevitably enabled HIV/AIDS to become the global pandemic we see today. Today, they are quick to pint out programs they have initiated for the benefit of AIDS victims, but the reality is; they took no interest in assisting the sufferers of AIDS until heterosexual Africa became decimated, & Africa was rapidly becoming their new recruiting grounds.

  2. Thank you for paying attention. I’ve no doubt there are many more atrocities in the name of sharing the “good news” around the world. I think it would take a book, not just a post to enumerate the atrocities. There are so many more I didn’t even touch on. Witch burnings, torture of children thought to be witches, done in the name of Jesus of course. I’ve seen more than I’d like, on the web. I’m sure you probably have too.

    To quote Lennon “imagine…no religion”. What would the world be like then, if we approached each other just as fellow human beings?

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