Alpha Ministries Critique
story of Jesus fails to convince many people (myself included), but, the
supreme God of the
people of Canada is Jesus. This is the conclusion of the
survey that was conducted at this website. The preamble to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
states that Canada is
"founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of
God", however, it does not state which God is supreme.
So, I asked people to enlighten me as to who was this supreme God and
the results (click
here) overwhelmingly suggests that it is the god mentioned in the Holy
The followers of Jesus
call themselves "Believers."
Here is my understanding of what they believe.
Although Jesus is
God, Jesus is just a temporary human-flesh manifestation of God.
God is actually the father of Jesus. The Believers say that God
made the entire universe in just six days and later sent his only son,
Jesus, to save us. People needed to be saved because they
were behaving in a manner not suitable to the father. This behavior is said
to be committing "sin." So he sacrificed his only
begotten son to show them that he forgave them for the sins that had been
committed so far.
God is a special kind of
spirit called a holy ghost. God, also referred to as "your
resides in the spiritual realm.
The spiritual realm cannot
normally be experienced by you and me unless by way of a miracle.
When something from the spiritual realm reaches our physical world it is
called a miracle. It is commonly believed that only God himself causes
miracles to occur.
Jesus is one such
miracle. God apparently caused a woman named Mary to give birth to
himself in human form without ejaculating his sperm into her.
This action is referred to as God "sending his only
begotten son, Jesus". One
of the first questions that pops into my mind is ... "If
God can make everything and has the power to make anything happen at any
time then why can't God beget another son?"
Why do people feel that God sacrificed his only son for us when he is
capable of begetting any number of sons
The Holy Bible was
written by a group of men, however, its content is believed to be
inspired by God and thusly is considered to be "the
word" of God.
Believers are taught not
to question the word of god. In fact, Canada has
political leaders that claim
that every word in the
Bible is literally true.
God is responsible for
creating everything in the spiritual realm as well. One of the
entities that God created in the spiritual realm is the "Devil."
There are two alternative worlds in the spiritual realm. The Kingdom of
Heaven is one and Hell is the other one. God rules over
the Kingdom of Heaven and the Devil oversees Hell. Sometimes the
Devil can make an appearance in the physical world by possessing a
person's body and making them do crazy shit. Now don't die
from laughing just yet -- there is more.
The Believers believe in
every word of the Holy Bible--and here is why. The Bible repeatedly
states that you will not die when your physical body is damaged to the
point where it becomes lifeless. No--what happens is that your
spiritual component, or your "soul," will transfer to
the spiritual realm and will be judged by your maker at the gates
protecting the Kingdom of Heaven. If it is determined that you
believe in Jesus then you (or at least your soul) is permitted to live
forever (eternity) in the presence and care of God himself--as a happy
servant within the Kingdom of Heaven. If, however, it is apparent
that you do not trust Jesus, your spiritual component
will be directed to live forever in Hell where you will be a slave to
This process is referred
to as "meeting
I wouldn't worry too much about the experience itself. My
calculations show that even if God dedicated all of his time meeting the
dead, you would only get to meet him for half of one second.
There are 56 million deaths occurring annually and only 32 million
seconds in a year.
I have not yet learned
whether God manifests himself as Jesus the son, or as God the father, or
just as a holy ghost while in Heaven. He is all three at the
and thusly called the Trinity.
How the Trinity components accomplish this cannot be
explained apparently so this is just referred to as the "mystery of the
Trinity". It would be weird watching the
components in disagreement with one another.
According to the word of
God, Jesus is supposed to be returning to Earth. When he does so,
the Earth will be totally destroyed and all of us will ascend into the
spiritual realm where we will be judged. Those of us that trust in
Jesus will be rewarded with eternal life in Heaven, however, those of us
who don't will be turned over to the Devil and will burn in his fire and
will die a second death. But not for two thousand years has Jesus
returned! It seems that God is insensitive to the countless
generations of Believers that have waited throughout their lives for his
The above beliefs
comprise what is know as the "Gospel" or "the
story of Jesus." This story has dominated culture
and infiltrated the laws of the developed world for two thousand
years. However, the Internet is ablaze with opposition to the
faith. Many people, especially
the young, are no longer willing to swallow this story hook, line and
Some people are
forget that religion was ever embraced. Fundamental religious
beliefs are definitely becoming
only is Jesus a no-show but the Pope is Humpty Dumpty.
Christianity has fallen off the wall and is colliding with the
ground. As it comes apart at the seams, other major religions will
disintegrate with it. There is much evidence that people are dissatisfied
and dismayed with religion today. Congregation counts are
falling off and people are expressing concern that the word of God is no
longer politically correct within today's society.
People are filtering into
two camps of
Generally speaking, Believers
blindly accept the faith of their ancestors, and Thinkers
like to doubt everything and learn what underlies every stone.
As the Atheist Messiah, I
am aware that there are
still many Thinkers hiding in their
closets. They are afraid to express themselves because Believers have a
history of shunning sinners. I would like free them of
their oppression. I would also like to free the Believers from the
harmful effects of not living the truth due to their religious beliefs. More on this can be found
at the home
page of my website (click here).
is used to intimidate Believers. It is know that they fear
negative retribution from their god if they do not behave righteously.
The government uses this fact in courts of law by making people take the
oath using the books, symbols and language of their religion. Even
in the Rentalsman's office here in British Columbia, you will find a
Bible laying in the middle of the table in every hearings room.
do not have the wherewithal to realize that they are being taken.
They readily turn their money over to "authorities" of their
religious organizations. Newspapers are spotted with articles
reporting the extortion and misallocations of funds by religious
authorities--not to mention the articles of rape and other injustices
committed by religious authorities.
has become a crime and you can help fight the crime. Let people
know that you think religion is as silly as superstition. Demand
the removal of religion from our laws and government. Demand that
real estate properties of religious organizations be taxed the same as
non-religious properties. Seek out ways in
which you can help diminish religious belief because everything said in the context of God being real is mere nonsense.