One thing I found in my investigations into churches and religions, (being that that’s how I was raised) is that, we somehow believe that the church cares about us and is looking out for our best interest, when in fact that’s not exactly the true of the matter. We put all our faith in an unseen entity that doesn’t exist, so in fact we are actually putting all our faith in the church and what the pastors/ministers/bishops etc. are saying. It’s like we voluntarily submit to the brainwashing that is bestowed upon us, as in what we see/hear/believe and participate in within the church organization. We say to one another things like; “I like the message the pastor preached” and “He/She really cares about us” (his followers) and thus we feel obligated to do/apply and live by the church rules/laws/regulation and/or that of being a “good” Christian with the faith of a mustard seed so to speak. We continue going to church because we believe it’s worth it, we go there to receive a feel good message and to see how close we can get to the pastor and receive praise and/or recognition from the other members. I would say that the church is a mind tank, a think tank of sorts from the perspective of seeing that everyone is thinking about what the next person is thinking about them and what they’re worth to the church is. To gain our worth within thd church organizations, we join groups within the church such as the choir group, praise groups, youth groups, men groups and women groups and inspire to become head/leaders of these groups under the assumption we are worth a lot more to the church than what we actually are. This perception keeps us coming back time and time again and becomes part of what we define as our life worth, based on how and what we participate in within the church organization.
I am writing about this topic because of what I experienced the last time I when back home and was asked by my father if I would go to church with him and I said ok, because this would be a cool opportunity to investigate more about what takes place in churches and what I saw and experienced was astounding. First off as soon as I walked in the church on the left hand side was a table and on this table sat a plate full of mints with a tag above them saying “YOU ARE WORTH A MINT” and seeing that part right there, opened up this point of worth/self-worth within the church organization and shows exactly what the church thinks about you as in what you are worth to them, blatantly as soon as you walk in for all to see, but we don’t get that, we only see the mint and immediately think about our breath and the thought comes up of if our breath smells fresh in the eye of others so the actual message of what is being shown goes right over our heads, as we grab a mint and keep going. At that point I had seen all that I needed to see, as those words above the mint plate explained everything about how the church operated and viewed each member, I mean it was so blatant that anyone with common sense who comes there would see this mint plate and the saying above it and immediately turn right back around a walkout, but that wasn’t the case.
Looking back at when I was growing up, at where most of my time when participating in the church organization was a blur, I now see, realize, understand the extent in which I was brainwashed into following and believing in the church and that my worth was of some value to the church, when in fact the only worth I had was to the self-interest of the head/heads of the church and what they wanted for and from me in being controlled to accommodate their own self-interest. I mean this entire church role play out thing is existent within each and every person that walks through the church doors, fearing for the lives, instead of taking Self-Responsibility for who they are and what they have done to get to the point in their life to where they feel the need to go to church.
I mean it should be a crime the way churches take advantage of people and feed them with noteworthy self-interested ideas in making them believe that the way they are living and participating in church is of some value and worth to the church and to the life they lead, when I fact none of this will ever make a difference in changing this world to a place that is best for all, but only perpetuate the existence of self-interest, separation and greed. So before you go to church or if you are currently participating in any church organization, remember that; “YOU ARE WORTH A MINT”.