Religions are not equal

Jesus vs Easter Bunny

Religions are not the same and they’re not equal. Some religions are morally, theologically and philosophically superior to others, and Christianity is the best.

Why? Because it is the only religion that does not ignore or skirt the issue of suffering. Indeed, terrible suffering is at the very heart of our religion.

Other religions skirt the issue of suffering. Materialists teach people to indulge themselves in whatever gives them pleasure, because this is all there is. Islam and primitive religions teach people to just put up and shut up. Buddhism and Hinduism teach people to ignore suffering by detaching from the material world.

Judaism comes closest to Christianity in that the Jews accept suffering as an inexplicable part of being the chosen people of God. But only Christianity plunges into the depth of the suffering, wrestles with the darkness and comes out the other side, bloodied but triumphant, with a solution to the problem of suffering.

His name is Jesus Christ, the only perfect man who ever has or ever will live, the God-man who suffered and died on Good Friday, then rose again on Easter Sunday.

Because of His sacrifice, suffering and death forever lost their power over us. If we follow Him, we will live forever in a perfect world where there is no suffering or pain or sadness or death.

Hallelujah!

Based on a meditation by Fr. Dwight Longenecker @

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  1. freedom1781

    3 nails + 1 cross = 4given!

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  2. I learned something today… maybe.

    “…Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails…” doubted Thomas. Historically, Jesus was wounded in the hands, and always so depicted in art, whether on the cross, risen showing Thomas, or stigmata in various appearances.

    As I studied the gory facts of crucifixion, though, it seemed most sources frankly said that the Romans actually pierced the wrists, because the hands would just tear under the weight. The Shroud of Turin, which shows the back of the hands of the man in the image, has apparent blood stains on the back of the wrist.

    Well, I saw someone comment today that the Romans would have pounded the nail into the hand, angled, and out through the wrist. That sounded about right. Oh, that expert torture-dealing touch the Romans had!

    There’s not a lot I learn about the crucifixion that doesn’t just break my heart more for what he went through for us.

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    • I’ve never been able to figure out what kind of depraved mind could even dream up something as mind-bogglingly sadistic as crucifixion. Did they convene a committee of sociopaths to brainstorm ways to make execution as painful and horrible and humiliating as possible?

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