Materialism – The Root of Unhappiness

Finding yourself as a pawn of materialism can be quite easy. Corporations literally throttle human actions and reactions by simply offering a sale on T.V.’s or VCR’s. Look at black friday for instance, where people are willing to fight and yell over plastic gizmo’s made in china on a day picked by the corporation. Statistically the prices are lower a month later near New Years without the lines or commotion, but because the corporation said so, millions storm the stores after that “big savings”.
 
Materialism itself isn’t that dangerous. The religion of materialism, however, is. When people begin to worship and idolize their possessions their reality becomes distorted by those very objects. YouTube is a great case study of this as you can literally watch how materialism manipulates how you act and react. People show off their cash, cars, and lavish life style putting on a fake smile to garnish views and monetization. This all fuels this same materialistic / narcissistic cycle. It’s funny to hear these people claim love for their “fans”.
 
If you haven’t realized by now, they are putting on a show. It’s all an act. Materialism has consumed their entire lifestyle and personality to the point where real issues and concerns are of no avail, the only thing that matters is getting that cash, car, or other shiny object because someone said it had value.
 
I myself have lived it. Letting possessions define who I am and what I’m about instead of my actual personality. When you let your possessions define you you’re left with no choice but to feel empty. Objects have no soul or personality. Humans do.
 
The feeling of being excited or happy when showing off what you have is not truly happiness or joy. It’s an allusion you’ve created for yourself. From the outside people look in thinking, what a douche bag. The feeling you interpret as excitement and joy is nothing more than anxiety based on the underlining cringey-ness of what you’re actually doing. The real world doesn’t care how shiny your watch is, nor do they care how many horse powers your custom ferrari has. If they do, there caught in the same materialistic trap of douche-baggy-ness as you.
 
The materialistic cycle is hard to break. From their angle they have two choices. Look in the mirror or keep buying shit. The cycle breaks when you stop buying senseless crap. Feeding off that fake excitement or happiness fades with each object. It’s only fun to brag about your car for so long; You either have to buy another one, paint the one you have, or go find something else to buy to show off. You’re left with only two options.
 
Most people just continue buying crap to brag about. New cars, new gizmos, new this and thats and watchamadoodles. They never stop and question what they are doing.. they just keep doing it. This is the religion of materialism and its cult like following.
 
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Just the way people look at you and treat you in our society varies on your car. When I drove any of my Audi’s I was looked at and treated far different in society than driving my orange propane van. Just another example of how fake and materialistic we’ve become as a people, myself included. We put possessions and random crap before human life and real joy. We cast aside living breathing people for hunks of metal that move fast. We discard human emotion because we need that next quick buck. We treat differently people based upon their materialistic status in society whether it be chosen or forced. This cycle has created a community disconnect where everyone is after their own gain. Just doing a job is just that. No emotion. No human conversation. Living entire lives to impress random people with non-sense. The American dream, they call it that because you have to be asleep to believe it.
 

Most Common Reason People Reject Jesus Christ

Facebook, instagram, twitter, myspace, ect. The list goes on an on. The popularity alone is enough to tell you self worship is alive an well in most of the world. Extreme cases are commonly found in America as the culture here breeds it. Self worship mixed with idolatry have become the norm for every American. Whether it be posting selfies all the way to extreme malignant narcissism its hard to escape the trap.
 
It’s easy to spot someone that worships them self. Everything they say and do is gold and their life is more important than yours. Just ask them. They don’t make mistakes. They know everything. They take more pictures of themselves with materialistic crap than a main stream rapper gangsta wannabe for no other reason than to try and make themselves look cool or hip or “swag” as the d-bags say now a days. They spend more time on their personal appearance to go grocery shopping than the DEA spends chasing non-violent dope smokers.
 
It’s easy to see why someone like this would out right deny Jesus Christ. Would deny His truth and love because “they don’t need it’ or it conveniently “doesn’t exist”. This is predictable though for someone that worships them self as some sort of god. There isn’t room for two for the malignant narcissist or self worshiper.
 
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24 
 
Denying God though has existed for 5,000 years at least. It’s where the word atheist actually comes from. It stems from the greek word atheos, which literally means to deny the one true God. In order for someone to DENY something they must first acknowledge that it exists. You wouldn’t walk up to a stranger and say “I don’t want your grape soda” if they didn’t offer you a grape soda. That’s looney tunes.
 
It’s safe to say this is all gibberish to the self worshiper though. Any real or meaningful conversation is met with emotional warfare, escape an evasion, smear campaigns, or even violence. The problem most people don’t realize, is how common and wide spread self worship is. Especially among the “Christian” crowd that think they are above sin and contradict the Bible itself to push their religion of self worship. It’s quite funny how atheists and Christians are exactly the same when it comes to self worship. Both contradict and manipulate the Bible and what it says to push their own agenda.
 
When you are too busy worshiping yourself and the delusion of yourself you lose touch with reality and are unable to see yourself for who you really are. The sinful manipulative lying sociopath that needs the truth and love of Jesus Christ.
 

God Hates Homosexuals! Or Does He?

As the media portrays every Bible thumper as a homosexual hating crusader most preachers turn their back on what the word actually says.. When we jump into this topic its easy to see the hatred on both sides. We see persecution and name calling followed by unintelligent qwips with a little ranting and raving. The problem becomes, no one seems to be looking at what scripture actually says.
 
When we actually look at what the Bible says its quite clear. The fact remains, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 KJV
 
We also need to take a look at what Jesus Christ does indeed hate: “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” – Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV
 
“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” – “So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.” – Revelation 2:6,15
 
Its easy to see the difference between what is being preached in America vs what scripture actually says. This is the problem when we let media and government interpret the Bible for us. This is the doctrine of statism, nicolatians, religion. This is exactly what Jesus Christ is claiming to hate. Using religion to control or persecute people.
 
The reality remains we are ALL sinners. Claiming that God hates homosexuals while fronting like your own sin is God ordained. This is hypocritical religion. Which is hated by Jesus Christ. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” – 1 John 1:8 KJV
 
No where in scripture can it be found that Jesus Christ hates homosexuals. In fact quite the contrary. He loves them. So much so that He payed the penalty for them on the cross. His death burial and resurrection prove He was God. And proves He can beat death. Best of all, His blood being shed literally pays the debt for your sin. Sexual, violent, evil, manipulative, ect. All sin, past, present, and future. What kind of God would Jesus Christ be if His death only payed for certain sins? What kind of believer thinks only his sin is forgiven and not others?
 
This is exactly why Jesus Christ continuously warns us about wolves. Men and women claiming to be Children of God while persecuting those He loves. Jesus Christ preached the truth to sinners. The pharisees couldn’t handle these truths because of their own self righteous pride. Thinking their good works and good deeds where their ticket into heaven. – Source Matthew 23 KJV Also, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” – Isaiah 64:6 KJV
 
This is exactly what’s happening in America. Preachers have tossed aside the word of God to float their own boat. They lie and manipulate the word of God to push their own agenda or pick up their own egos. Ask any one of these so called preachers to poop in a bucket in their living room for a week and tell me whether or not it stinks. *SPOILER* It does.
 
The reality is we as Americans need to stop believing what is shoved down our throats because it fuels an emotional battle. One community against another. Who wins? Those in control. They use both sides to propose and push agendas on freedom of speech and real freedom on both sides. Meanwhile you are too emotional to think critical or actually challenge what you’re being told. You simply pick a side and start clapping for your team. Not once looking up whether or not these media “preachers” were being honest.