The Cost of Being a Disciple
“Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
–> “Noooooo. No. No fucking way” is what I thought when I saw this. I honestly thought this was a spoof and someone had made that up to illustrate the point that Jesus really said love your mother, father and other things. Oh my fucking god (pun not intended) – little did I know. So I looked up the passage by Luke and while the site was loading I was thinking, “no, he is kidding. Not even the fucking Bible can be that bad.” Turns out it can. Because my jaw dropped when i saw that THIS IS WHAT IT REALLY SAYS.
Memo to self: reading the Bible more often makes you a better atheist.