Today, I want to talk about Christianity and How Christianity Make You Happy. This post will focus exclusively on this aspect of the discussion, and I will try to refrain from making any other comments regarding whether I think this religion is good or bad for us. Thus, the only question I have is, “Will Christianity Make Us Happy?”
How Will Christianity Make You Happy
I already wrote extensively about many different religions and named Buddhism as one of the liveliest and happiest religions on Earth today. Christianity, on the other hand, may not necessarily make us happy. Here, I’m not referring to many wars, persecutions, and rules (such as marriage, abortion, and use of condoms), which were done in the name of this religion, although they did not make anyone happier.
No, I’m more interested in religious scripture and how it emotionally affects people generally speaking. I want to start with a few positive comments first about Christianity since it does bring a lot of good to the table as a religion. After all, there are a lot of people who follow Christianity for some reason.
First of all, Christianity creates a sense of belonging between many of its members and God, so it removes much of the loneliness in our world today. It makes Earth a more superficial and more accessible place to live, simply because what happens to us is God’s will. Also, it gives us a precise pass to salvation, so we don’t have to think about what we should be doing with our lives. Just follow the pass, and you will be useful, so to say.
Effect Of Christianity On Your Happiness
Now let’s discuss some emotionally damaging aspects of Christianity. First of all, let’s talk about the original sin. Eve eats the forbidden fruit and condemns the human race (and all the animals) to eternity on Earth.
This is to say that Christianity, by default, calls our souls as broken, dirty, rotten, sinful, and imperfect, with very little chance of salvation. This is, it puts a negative label on us and tells us to focus on everything that is wrong with us (our sins), which we will find if we look for.
This is in line with a concept that I call two sides of a coin, which states that there is something bad in everything good and the other way around. Thus, I would say that we should try to focus on positivity and try to ignore the negativity, while Christianity would say that we should do the reverse because of this duality in life.
Now let’s talk about salvation. Christianity states that we will either go to heaven or to hell. Thus, we need to do good to go to heaven, which is rather hard to do, as there is a lot of rules as to what we can or can’t do. Thus, if we are not doing the “correct thing,” we should feel bad about ourselves. These rules also remove a lot of “fun” from life.
For example, I met a dedicated Christian who would never go out at night and many social activities, as these places are “where the most sin is done,” as she stated. This is to say that the 7 deadly sins of Christianity (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride) will limit our lives in many unnatural ways and remove a lot of enjoyment that potentially we could have had if we didn’t follow the scripture.
Conclusion – Christianity Make You Happy
Aristotle once said that more than anything else in life, people want to be happy. Everything else, like socializing, eating, and even following organized religion, we do for the sake of happiness.
Thus, if we follow Aristotle’s logic and try to decide whether we should follow Christianity instead of other religious passes regarding happiness, I would caution people against following Christianity generally speaking. that’s how Christianity Make You Happy.