I have willfully committed the one sin that will not be forgiven by God, ever.

That’s right. According to the Bible I am destined for damnation no matter what I do, or what anyone does on my behalf, because I have committed “the unforgivable sin”. (Cue the thunder and lightning)

Many Christians don’t even know that there is such a sin. You might think it’s murder but it’s not. Actually it seems that the God of the Bible loves killing people and having people kill, just as long as it is in his name. So what is this unforgivable sin I have committed? Allow me to set the scene…

There I was at age 10 or 11. My mother, who was in a newly born-again phase, dragged me to a big Christian event at the L.A. Convention Center. I don’t remember what exactly it was for, or who was doing the preaching, but I do remember what the sermon was about. The preacher was practically foaming at the mouth telling thousands of people about the one sin that will never be forgiven. He was saying that if you committed this sin not only would you go to hell when you died, you would also start to go insane for the rest of your life because of your state of gracelessness. He even said you would probably end up pulling out your own hair due to the sheer living-hellish agony of it all. I clearly remember him saying this stuff. Thankfully, even as a child I was smart enough (ironically, due in part to the excellent education my mother blessed me with) to know this was all bullshit. Nonetheless I found myself interested in what the punch line of this joke was, and I waited with everybody else to see what this one unforgivable sin might be.

Then he told us. He quoted Matthew 12:31-32And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come”

As a kid I thought to myself “Really?! That’s it? That’s the worst thing you could ever do?” Then I immediately said in my head “I blaspheme the Holy Spirit of the Bible. I think its bullshit.” I waited to see if I would go insane and start tearing my hair out, but the only hellish thing that happened to me was that I had to sit through the rest of the sermon.

Lets take a closer look at this quote from Jesus “Mr. Forgiveness” Christ to see just how hideously insidious it is. “Any kind of sin and slander can be forgiven but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven”. Basically that says in no uncertain terms that any dark, demented, downright evil thing you can think of doing will be forgiven (because after all these are the sins that Jesus had to die for, so why not make ‘em dooszies?!), but if you simply say to yourself or someone else that the Holy Spirit in the Bible is a bunch of crap you will go to straight to hell. Period. The second line says, “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either in this age or the age to come.” This statement, which is essentially a repetitive rewording of the first statement, says clearly that if someone expresses contempt for Jesus Christ they can be forgiven, but if they ever talk shit about the Holy Spirit they are instantly damned forever.

Lets put this in perspective. The sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is not on par with murder or rape, it is far worse because all other sins no matter how bad will be forgiven. There are clearly two kinds of sin. One group of sins involves taking action; the act of murder, or the act of rape etc., (which can never be undone), but in the eyes of God the worst sin is a sin of words. The unforgiveable sin is a thought crime. That fact alone should tell you where the God’s priorities lie.

Murder, the intentional taking of another human life is the greatest blasphemy that I can imagine, but the Holy Spirit of the Bible forgives that sin without flinching. However, if for some reason someone says “The Holy Spirit of the Bible can choke on a bag of foreskins”, even if that person immediately changes their mind, apologizes, falls back in love with the Holy Spirit, and dedicates every second of the rest of their life to spreading the gospel, that person will still burn in hell forever no matter what.

And just in case you think that perhaps the passage the preacher quoted was a fluke or a misquote, just in case you still think that your precious little Jesus and company would never hold a grudge like that, here is another verse in the gospel according to Mark that says pretty much the same thing. Mark 3:28-29 “Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”

Again, we are told that all manner of sinister actions will be forgiven, but if someone says something that the Holy Spirit of the Bible doesn’t like then they instantly get a one-way ticket on a hellbound train.

I know all this stuff I’m telling you about the unpardonable sin may seem repetitive, but if you think I’m the one being repetitive lets look at yet another verse in the Bible that says the same thing. This time in Luke 12:8-10 I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.”

This statement is “recorded” in three separate gospels of the New Testament. Clearly Jesus, or rather the committee that compiled and edited the immutable word of God (wink wink nudge nudge) must really want you to know that cursing or denying the Holy Spirit’s supposed holiness just once will lead to eternal damnation. So you’d better watch out!

To be safe lets be clear about what exactly the definition of “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit” is.

First of all the definition of blasphemy is: the act of speaking sacrilegiously; showing contempt or lack of reverence for god or sacred things; profane talk.

OK that’s pretty straightforward, but what the heck is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is one third of the Holy Trinity. “What’s the Holy Trinity?” you ask. Well it’s the Father (Yahweh), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. (Notice the complete lack of feminine essence in the triune godhead). Each of the three aspects of the Trinity are supposedly co-present, and co-substantial in a shared existence. What this means is that somehow each member of the Trinity is in themselves fully God.

According to the Bible the Holy Spirit is self-existent, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. The Holy Spirit is intelligent, can make decisions and has feelings. It, or rather he was involved in the creation, the incarnation, and the resurrection. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts people of sin, and reveals Christ to unbelievers. He spiritually baptizes people into the family of Christ, he “indwells Himself in the believer”, and he enables people to confess Christ as Lord. He is sometimes thought of as God’s active force.

But hang on a minute. Yahweh said a lot of things in the Old Testament. He was never at a loss for words, and he sure wasn’t afraid to let everyone know what was on his mind. For example the very first commandment states, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. Throughout the Old Testament God quite clearly makes it a point to let everyone know that he insists on his megalomaniacal monotheism being the only game in town. He never spoke about his schizophrenia. He never said anything about the Holy Spirit being a separate and equal entity within him, and he never mentioned the Trinity. Why is that?

Maybe its because the concept of the Holy Spirit as a divine persona equal in substance and stature to the Father and the Son was decided upon at the Council of Constantinople in AD 381. Here, as with the decision in AD 324 to make December 25th Jesus’ birthday, we see once again how church doctrine is just being made-up by humans hundreds of years after the supposed life of Jesus. The word “trinity” isn’t even in the Bible! (Neither is the word “bible” by the way). These misogynistic power-hungry men chose to add the concept of the Holy Spirit to Christianity, and just like that the Trinity was born. Think about that! Look it up for yourself. I’m not making this up. In fact they made it up. These men wrote something down and claimed that it was the word of God. Yahweh and Jesus were then demoted to sharing equal thirds of Godhood by the stroke of a pen. That seems pretty blasphemous to me, (if you’re into caring about that sort of thing).

All I did was say I thought the Holy Spirit of the Bible was bullshit, and because of this barely blasphemous statement I got cast into perdition for all time. Ultimately, I have nothing left to lose so why not go all the way? Fuck the Bible and its so-called Holy Spirit! Fuck any God that forgives rape and murder but can’t take a little critical thinking. As far as I’m concerned any Holy Sprit who won’t forgive someone for offending or rejecting him even once can’t be all that holy in the first place. Seriously, if the Holy Spirit of the Bible is such a vindictive insecure asshole then fuck him sideways. If God cant take a little blasphemy what kind of God is he anyway? “You can’t have any other gods but me! Anyone who doesn’t like me can go to straight to hell, forever!” What a douche.

My unforgivable sin that I committed all those years ago (and the one I just committed) is considered by Jesus to be by far the worst sin imaginable. Every other sin will be forgiven but the one I just committed by simply typing out my contemptuous rejection of the Bible’s so-called Holy Spirit. If I ate your family alive before your eyes over the course of a weekend and then I raped you to death, and then I continued to do that to other people every weekend for the rest of my life, as long as at some point before I die I choose to accept Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, and let him die for the sins I have committed, I will be forgiven, and I will see all of my victims in heaven. But If I just say something like “The Bible and the Holy Spirit are bullshit”, I’m assed out forever.

To me the only Holy Spirit is the universe itself. There is no Trinity, there is only Infinity. And even if for some reason someone did say “fuck the universe” I don’t believe that the universe would hold a grudge against them for eternity.

On the other hand, the God of the Bible gets so butthurt if you talk shit about his Holy Spirit that he instantly turns his back on you forever. So don’t bother praying for my soul because your supposedly all-loving and all-forgiving God doesn’t care. I could cure cancer and end all wars, but I will still burn in hell because I have committed the eternal sin. No matter what I do I am damned…

…damned glad I’m not a Christian.