A Letter to the Christian Hypocrites
By David G. McAfee
For all of the “Christians” who don’t abide by the dietary laws of Leviticus, didn’t save their virginity for marriage, work on the Sabbath, and have accumulated worldly wealth- I ask why you would label yourself as a follower of an outdated tradition that you do not understand. All that I ask is that you question the beliefs that were (most likely) implanted in your mind as a young child and hopefully research your holy texts. If you read the bible from a modern and intellectual perspective, I doubt that you will have the spiritual experience that is to be expected. Instead, you will be disgusted with your “god” and most likely find the archaic principles the book teaches lacking modern relevance and scientific evidence.
According to your holy book- every single Buddhist, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, follower of various minor traditions or sects, those who do not affiliate themselves with a religious tradition and the approximately 2.74 billion humans who have never had the “privilege” of hearing the word of your Messiah will be sentenced to eternal damnation in a lake of fire- regardless of moral standings or positive worldly accomplishments. If this sounds like a fair proposition to you, then I bite my tongue- but I honestly believe that the majority of Christians do not agree with these doctrinal assertions, and instead categorize themselves as “Christians” out of cultural familiarity or perhaps complete ignorance in regards to the topic.
I have always been in awe of those people who consider themselves followers and messengers of Christ and know little to nothing about the history, origins, beliefs, or tenets of the tradition- but for those Christians, it is important to acknowledge that a WWJD bracelet and a “Jesus Loves You” bumper sticker do not make you pious. And researching a topic before devoting your life to its assumptions does not make you a sinner or a bad person, it means that you are using the tools at your disposal to make an informed, spiritual, decision; there is no harm in studying the belief system which you are risking your supposed afterlife, and I’m sure any all-knowing deity would agree.
 Leviticus 11:9-12: “These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: They shall be even an abomination onto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.”
 Exodus 31:14: “Ye shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.”
 Matthew 19:20-24: “The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Then Jesus said unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
 Statistics according to “The Joshua Project” global mission statistics.