This statement by the late Jesus Christ has always bothered me. Its strange. Jesus wants us to go to Heaven and meet his Dad but puts up road blocks? There's no regard for the character or actions of anyone. He says its me or nothing. So what happens to those good living folks? There were many who had no knowledge Jesus even existed. So now what? Those folks are not allowed into the Garden? Seems kind of cruel if you ask me.
If I was a skeptic I would say it was a marketing ploy - Having only one way into Heaven. You know like those upscale bars or clubs who have line ups to get in. Regardless of how many people are in the premise, there are people to stop you at the entrance to give the appearance that many are waiting to get in. Like its exclusive and if you want in you have to wait. So getting into Heaven or the club is an exclusive
It is interesting the conversion process which has taken place all over the globe. The proponents of Christianity are not known for their compassion and acceptance when it comes to people of colour. Yet they are willing to go all over the world making them kneel and pray to their Lord when they are active in killing them? Seems like its a waste. Why spend time, energy getting to see how good your God is when its your intention to lay waste to them? Undeniable the Christian rule has been bloody and ugly. Still with all the horror that has taken place in the name of Christianity people are still lining up at the door. Strange even more so, many of the people lining up are people of Colour. Now that's weird.
Still some of my best relatives are Christian. A friend is also a Road Chief with Native American Church. You know Indians, they can turn anything around and own it. Having a Bible on the alter as they Pray with Peyote.
So let's have some good cheer. No big deal you join the group which has caused so much grief to Indigenous folk all over the world. You go and own that shit. We do it all the time with other things, like French words becoming Indigenous words. Like owning the wool blanket. Like owning the Bannock bread. Like owning the Horse and many other new comer stuff.
It seems kind of crazy when you think of all the history and baggage Christianity carries. It seems as crazy as a Jew or Black person joining the Nazi's or Ku Klux Klan.