God loves the successful. We know that by observing the world around us. When a Rugby team wins God will be praised by the star of the team because he was on their side.
When a successful Christian buys a new car because he was lucky enough to earn enough and put in many a hard days labour to achieve the goal, He will say God is Good, This God gives bounty to those that put in the effort and are not hamstrung by circumstances that prevent them from achieving this bounty from God.
Poverty and lack of education prevent many from achieving this bounty from God because facts are that God's bounty is not for the poor. There are many many people that are stuck in menial jobs with no way out and God just doesn't care.
Sparrows, Ants and Cockroaches get more of God's bounty, Their needs are met because God didn't bless them with the need to have more, God didn't bless them with monetary systems guaranteed to enslave and impoverish. The poor cannot just go and reap because everything belongs to God's chosen few. Not even a roof or a place to sleep come free to the poor.
This God of the wealthy and successful is a master of ignoring those in need, or does he not inhabit Africa? Over the centuries many misdeeds have been justified by using biblical text. Joshua 9:23 "Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God." was used as a justification for the enslavement of blacks and for Apartheid.
The poor are different and are cursed by Yahweh. This can still be seen by just looking at the neighbourhoods that are largely inhabited by poor people, They are generally the the most crime ridden and dangerous areas to bring up children.
They are also the areas that are most likely to have churches taking tithes from the poorest of the poor promising them salvation and a far better hereafter. The poor flock to church to hear promises of a better future, This will happen after they are dead.
The poorest of the Poor beseech God for mercy and a slice of bread, God ignores them or just says no, Christians tell me that God does say no. By this very logic we can deduce that God is not very fond of the begging classes, even though the Bible teaches us that Jesus loved them all.
We know that there is no biblical scripture that defines heaven or hell, We know that not one person has ever received any proof of an afterlife. The insurance scam of the church far surpasses those of funeral policies and more. Responsible Christians should not be giving money to a pastor hoping for a reward, Rather take your tithe and buy groceries for a needy family, You will be rewarded right there and then by the gratitude and love, you don't have top wait till you are dead to receive blessings.
From Wikipedia: "Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes “strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.” One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual’s response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be a threat."
I declare that anyone that is black and Christian suffers from Stockholm syndrome or as Chris Rock put's it, has a very short memory. The poor hope for a better afterlife but I fear they will end up in a box in the ground or cremated because God doesn't like them now, Why would he change his mind later?
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