Lately, I have had this sneaky suspicion, this hope against hope, that maybe, the authoritarian, duty-filled, guilt-driven, shame-ridden, intimidated, scared, beat-down, bullied, and hopeless lifestyle I once accepted as normal-is not normal. That it isn't my cross to bear. It isn't just the way it is. It isn't the will of God, it isn't just life-it is a lie. Now. Maybe I'm wrong. But if I am wrong, then life isn't so great. But if I am right-then life is and can be so much better than the bill of goods that I have been sold!!!
From rapists, communists, to faschists, to Devils, to Educators, BULLIES and manipulators, and the system, the machine, the framework and ideology of OPPRESSION is ALL the same. Whether it is the oppressive whispering of devils and evil spirits in the mind of their prey, or the propaganda of an organized politcal party spewed out thru the media (Communists regimes, etc). or the guilt and manipulation of the sexual abusers (Don't tell anyone or I'll kill your parents, or they won't love you anymore, Etc.) or the fear from religious leaders (Don't deny the Pope or you'll be burned at the stake, don't listen to the Protestants or you'll burn in Hell) NO MATTER the SOURCE, MANIPULATION is always trying to put you DOWN and make you feel discouraged and defeated. Ultimately, these attributed trace back to their father, the father of lies, Satan. And so abuse, from organized religion, to the Holocaust, to sexual deviants, to the Communist party-it all traces back to Satan. He is our enemy, that walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. BUT we are to resist him steadfastly in the faith. DO not be devoured!
GOD is greater-greater is He that is within me than he that is within the world.
Some may ask, wait? Why is he going on about communsts and sexual abuse, etc? Well, firstly, many many people are effected by such things, and we often forget that. But more directly we are ALL effected by SPIRITUAL abuse. In the same way that this evil world seeks to destroy and abuse people physically speaking.....the Devil uses the same tactics, lies, propaganda, repetitiveness, volume, media. louder and louder and louder-screaming his lies at us! The world offers us sin and lust that will destroy us and religion offers us shame and guilt and unrealistic expectations that will destroy us! And this is what we hear. But CHRIST. Christ neither offers us Sin or shame. He offers us HIS Love, and His love, and His presence, His Spirit-offers us True LIBERTY! Christ NEVER oppresses, abuses, or manipulates. Christ is our true Liberater! Spread the word, break the cycle of defeat and fear-God loves us. God delights in being with us! He wants us to spend time with Him! He doesn't count the minuted and keep track so you can earn a reward, the time spent together is good enough! it isn't religion, it isn't a duty, He is not the cosmic slave master in the sky, He is our Beloved Saviour and Friend.