Are Christians gamblers?

Are Christians gamblers? 

Christians stake their entire life on the efficacy of the Bible and their particular Church denominations interpretation there of (doctrine). They are insanely certain and confident that they are wise to believe and have faith in God, that they will gamble their life’s and that of their loved ones on a tip, a whim, a revelation, an idea, a guess, a gut feel, a strong emotion etc. They will lay down their lives and surrender as love slaves to Jesus, in a high value gamble, that he is real and is the soon coming King. 

They have fallen for the biggest and most lucrative gambling racket in the world. Coercive religion is one of the oldest, longest-running scams in history.  Rather than being purveyors of true hope, Church preachers are more like mob enforcers collecting protection and dope money. 

Have a fix of feel good dopamine Jesus today and pay up so the Mafia boss doesn't make something bad happen to you. You see it is “wise” to be a Christian, who would like to hobble around with “broken knee caps” or have an eternity in hell hanging over their heads? Rather float around on cloud 9 waiting for Jesus to return on his white horse and incinerate all unbelievers with his flaming sword. It’s just a little investment in your health and future. 

In reality devoting one's life to the service of a faith based God is a big gamble. Yet you will still find devout Christians who will bet it all on the hopes of a big win, post-mortem, in the sweet bye and bye and lottery tickets for a jackpot which will never pay out are easily bought at your corner Church.  

If you wonder why so many Christians react strongly in fear and/or anger, to the atheist on MyNews24, who has the temerity to loudly declare, that there is NO evidence for any God let alone trinity God or Allah, one should consider that Christians are addictive gamblers. 

They've gambled a lot of time in “the relationship -with- Jesus-born-again-Church-Casino”, some of them for donkey years.  Many of them have spent; food money, water and lights money, every spare cent on the gamble. They have sacrificed, time, money, logic, family relationships, personal identity, etc.  All of it stacked on the table in the big gamble. 

So when atheists dutiful tell them that: the game is rigged, the lottery is a scam, it exists only to take their money, an everlasting life of bliss in the arms of beloved Jesus, that they have gambled their whole life on, is just a pipe dream, therefore their life has been squandered in the service of a lie.  

Well that is a bitter pill to swallow.  Their anger is directed at you, but it is an anger born of the fear that you might be right.  Otherwise, why would they react so strongly? It’s not easy for someone to admit they have an addiction. 

So how did Christians become addicted in the first place? Most people come across Christianity as children growing up (we are all born atheists) and understandably they were/are easily indoctrinated, but when they become adults at twenty one years old they do not discard what they were told, but allow themselves to remain brainwashed, because they can't deal with the fact that life is indeed ultimately meaningless, so they need the illusion of a purpose driven life, where one is held by the loving hands of a caring personal God. 

Others come to Jesus when experiencing “hard times”. These would be sickness, substance abuse/addiction, bereavement, tragedy, poverty, divorce, war, instability, unemployment, orphaned, loss, accident, theft, etc. 

Preachers use the message of life’s situations and circumstances that corral you into a corner whereby “you feel a lack of control” and thereby you turn willingly, thankfully and robotically like being hypnotised to a Christ who: heals the broken hearted, sets the captive free and makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. 

People don't need to be born again; they need to grow up, think for themselves and start to take responsibility for their own lives and rather strive to constantly improve as human beings unfettered by chains of superstitious thinking, where blaming the devil, sin nature in need of salvation etc is a convenient cop-out. 

I have no “doubt” in my mind that living a pragmatic way of life is a very satisfying way to live; it freed me from the matrix and allowed me to see Christianity for what it is illogical and inconsistent nonsense. 

Pamela Mika 2014-08-15 02:42:23 PM
Such an "expert" you are, yet it is still the biggest long standing faith in the world. But to each their own, carry on..
Siebert Mazus 2014-08-15 02:55:11 PM
Thomas writes: -Are Christians gamblers? - Some are, as can be evidenced from the number of times forms of Pascals Wager get used as 'somehow an argument for my specific chosen Spook' on this forum.
CyberMatix 2014-08-15 04:01:59 PM
You must admit, it's a pretty compelling gamble. It's gambling with your very life; eternal life in paradise vs death. No wonder people find is so difficult and even impossible to let it go.
ThinkingApe 2014-08-15 04:05:55 PM
Us humans have a tendency to locate the shaping forces of our existence outside of ourselves. Success and failure are unavoidably related in our minds with the state of things around us. Therefore people with a sense of fulfillment think it is a good world and would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor change. Even though it is clear that our state of being is the product of personal qualities such as ability, character, health and so on, those who fail tend to blame the world for their failure. Remarkably successful people, however much they pride themselves on their foresight and other great qualities,are convinced deep down that their success is the result of a fortuitous combination of circumstances. The self-confidence of even the most successful is never absolute. They are never sure that they know all of the ingredients which went into making them a success. Religion attracts and holds a following not because it makes sense, or is true, or is good for us, but rather because it preaches hope and faith in the future.It alleviates the fear of those that have, of losing what they have, and promises the frustrated losers change. Are Christians gamblers? Absolutely not, they are your basic selfish, self centered get ahead/something for nothing, non thinking humans.
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-15 04:36:53 PM
Yes they are. They bet that the bible is truthful; that illiterate desert dwellers met the son of a god and not the David Koresh of the time; that a omni-everything god would avoid established civilisations like the Chinese to tell humans about him; that a zombie will return; that this insignificant planet on the outer edges of an insignificant galaxy is special. Godbots are junkies. Religious junkies needing their security feel good fix every day.
DamnTheMan 2014-08-15 04:44:31 PM
Of course, they love pascals wager...
Danie Theron 2014-08-15 07:37:49 PM
In reality devoting one's life to atheism a faith based that there is no God is a big gamble. That is why they would go to the extreme to publish absurd articles one after the other and try to gain recognition from other atheists thinking that this would somehow make God disappeared so they can continue with their sinful lifes.
Danie Theron 2014-08-15 07:47:02 PM
The anger of the atheist is directed at every Christian that comments, but it is an anger born of the fear that you might be right.  Otherwise, why would they react so strongly with all the insults and blasphemy? It’s not easy for someone to admit they have an addiction to sin.
Vusi Lokothwayo 2014-08-16 09:23:11 AM
Christianity is not the only religion. Christians are tolerant of whatever rubbish is said about them which makes them an easy target. If you cam say what u said about other religions u would be in witness protection program for life ask the Danish artist.