I hate it when people use God to try and boost their image. Just because you believe in God, or, at least claim
to believe in God, you are not automatically a good person. So you've probably heard about that Chris Brown/Rihanna brawl. This was his released statement:
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person."
Now that we know you're a good Christian boy, it's okay that you beat up your girlfriend! Just keep going to church and all is forgiven!
And then there was that Miley Cyrus picture where she made fun of Asians
(Sidenote: I wasn't a little bit offended by that picture. People need to calm down.) This was her statement:
"I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometime my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of God's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be."
I cannot even begin to understand why she mentioned God, because it has nothing to do with the situation. Oh, that's right. You wanted to remind us that you love God, so that makes your apology more genuine, right?
Also, when Paris Hilton was going to jail, she suddenly started carrying around a Bible, letting the papparazi take plenty of shots of her holding the holy book. Oh, Paris. We feel so bad for you now! Don't worry about the whole DUI thing- now that we know you read the Bible, you don't deserve to go to jail!
And it's not just celebrities- a few years ago, I was friends with a girl who would always say things like, "You should really try going to church, Eden! It'll really help you!" I always politely declined, telling her the usual "I've tried it and didn't like it, it's just not for me,
etc." But she kept nagging me about it. I again just kept evading her comments.
So after she nags me about how I could "be a better person" or whatever, she goes off on her merry way and cheats on her tests, copies other people's homework, and gossips about her best friend. I also didn't need
your "help". I was and am perfectly happy with my atheist lifestyle. Believe it or not, just because I don't believe in God, I have morals!
I'm probably a better Christian than half of the people I go to school with (excluding that whole "believing in God" part).
Don't get me wrong - I don't mind when people are religious. In fact, I like it when people are religious (just as long as they don't try to push their beliefs onto other people)! It's nice when people have faith. And I don't expect all Christians to be perfect, but just don't put on the huge "Good Christian" image, tell people to follow your lifestyle because it'll "help" them, and then go off and be a humongous hypocrite.(photo by FLQ)