Dare I be so bold here?
Religion (westernized especially) is a man made hateful form of control, its (as someone else states here, a political agenda and always has been) - History alone proves its destruction, destitution and brutal annihilation of races, cultures and civilizations.
The warped belief of believing in the son of god or god is a saving of your soul for eternity while unbelievers (and those who have not even heard of the westernized god) will suffer eternity in hell....
Deary me... Well anyone who knows me here knows I am non religious yet have a fascination with biblical text, I study it in depth and translate the stories from its original text (Aramaic / Hebrew) where possible, provide metaphorical and/ or etymological conclusions - Not stating I am an expert and must be heard, but, I like to think I am interesting
There is not one passage within scripture that demands a going to any church (in fact the only temple entered in passage Mathew 21:12 by the metaphorical Jesus, was not to worship but to trash in a tantrum within his disgust)..... Christianity! Well, its pretty grotesque in many forms, you are not allowed to read scripture and make up your own mind, cannot question what does not make sense and are not allowed at any time to see outside of the box or you are going to suffer for eternity for daring to., because you allowed yourself to be influenced by the devil......
It is further grotesque concerning worship of an image that expresses torment and pain momentarily prior to an excruciating death (crucifixion) This all explained away concerning a must to remember you are not important only Jesus is.... Problem is, his teachings are actually quite beautiful but, so lost in translation of man made religion
Very warped, as are those who devout themselves to deeming non believers as doomed - I could go on for hours concerning meanings and what The Christ Mind actually represents but, you have not asked me to
Your questions. How can a person take part or claim to be a part of a religious group that puts shame or blame on people?
A person, or people collectively are so confused within the conditioning of religion that they have no real understanding of what is morally right or wrong - If it does not fit within given passages they have been subjected to understand as the preacher demands then they cannot view it any other way - blame and shame are brutal attributes that destroy someones self worth, better theirs than the worth of the one blaming and shaming.
How is it easy to inflict pain on another just because they don`t fit their qualification?
Preacher, Doctor, Scientist, Parliamentary status etc..... All are arrogant beliefs studying a certain subject makes you the expert and it is stated so on paper. if you dont have that paper saying you are qualified then you are thick to the subject...
Truth is humanity (however you believe it was created) advanced mentally without any university, education..... The original clever clogs throughout history were the ones born of nobility or devoted them selves to religion... they had opportunity and the coin to learn.... no different to today.
A qualification is merely those in power stating you have learned it the way they conditioned you to learn it.... Anyone anywhere has the intelligence to learn anything they want in a more freedom of all aspects sense.... Not having spent thousands and having it on paper just means your intelligence is ignored So the true answer to this question is mere `arrogance`
Stones that come from this beautiful planet (that the christian believes only their god made) are deemed devil stones...... Goodness me
Homosexuals are sadly always going to be an easy target - It says in scripture man should not lie with another man - Bizarrely in the same passage it also says man should not judge another man so the contradictive hate filled anti gay christian is doing none other than breaking a rule from the same stone (metaphorically speaking)
Dying hair and Make up (my goodness, this is a very strict church)
I kind of understand why people don`t confess their `sin` (better described as `mistakes`) in fear of being talk of the town though.... Mistakes, upsets (unless as a deliberate means to hurt another) etc are no one else`s business but your own and all the judgmental arses can do one when it comes to what the church deems as sinful.
How has mankind not killed eachother off yet? - Its trying its hardest - and has killed off many to date
I do not blame you for wanting to run and hide - Depending on your situation, is there any chance you can get away from your current surroundings, even if for a short break?