A tetralogy of bullshit

Owing to my participation on a number of pissed-up Facebook polls lately (“DO U BELEIVE IN EVOLUTIONS?” “WHAT HAPPENS IN UR LIFE AFTER UR DEATH?”) I’ve been getting some unsolicited mail. Here are four of them, received back-to-back from the same source minutes apart this morning. I am not going to answer, but reckoned I might as well further pollute the blogosphere by disseminating the writer’s idiocy here.

Men of the cloth wrong young boys because they are men first. Therefore, they are subject to sin just as you and I are. Likewise, hardcore Christians fall from grace. Remember Jim Baker and the PTL Ministry? He and Tammy Fay Baker had people sending their ministry money hand over fist and they were spending it on things that were not of God. They were finally brought down and Jim Baker went to jail. He lost everything, including his wife. Later, he asked God for forgiveness and I understand he is doing well. Tammy divorced him and married his best friend; later she died a long and horrible death. I don’t know if she ever asked for forgiveness. Jim was a man of the cloth, but first a “regular, common” human, subject to sin, as was Tammy, and as are priests, pastors, ministers, etc.

It is one thing to not KNOW about Jesus or God such as someone who has never seen a Bible, or heard the Word of God as is written in the Bible. However, to know about them but to choose to IGNORE them is unacceptable. I believe you would be condemned to hell. As to the Muslims thinking Christians are going to hell, I can only say that I have the Bible to back up what I believe. As I stated before, the Bible is God breathed, and therefore, what is in the Bible is there because God wanted it there. In it, He says that if I believe and I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and ask for forgiveness of my sins, then I will meet with Him in Heaven. I believe that’s where I’m going, regardless of what the Muslims say. After all, they are only men, capable of sin and error.

Kevin, As I said before, there is evidence in the Bible that Jesus did indeed live among us and that He preached, prayed, played, ate, fished, etc. The Bible is an historical document that recounts His life and death in great detail, as seen by the multitudes. Just as we have historical documentation of past presidents that we haven’t actually “seen”, we know they lived. In the same way, we have the historical documentation to prove Jesus lived.

Kevin, I know you choose not to believe but I didn’t realize you were so cynical. Nothing stated so far has been physically impossible, and neither heaven nor hell is a non-existent place. Only in death can you truly find out if you don’t believe….how sad. I wish you the best. I truly do.

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  1. #1 by Rev. BigDumbChimp on August 3, 2009 - 10:01 am

    I’m so glad he capitalized KNOW and IGNORE.

    That convinced me.

    As to the Muslims thinking Christians are going to hell, I can only say that I have the Bible to back up what I believe.

    And they have the Koran. I’m sorry what was the point again?

    In it, He says that if I believe and I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and ask for forgiveness of my sins, then I will meet with Him in Heaven. I believe that’s where I’m going, regardless of what the Muslims say. After all, they are only men, capable of sin and error.

    If it were a snake, it would have bit him.

  2. #2 by threlkeld on August 3, 2009 - 11:03 am

    “There is evidence in the Bible…” That’s a good one.

  3. #3 by Neslo on August 3, 2009 - 12:14 pm

    “the Bible is God breathed, and therefore, what is in the Bible is there because God wanted it there”

    I was discussing the tower of Babel story with a Christian, pointing out how ridiculous it was and how it couldn’t possible be anything but a myth to explain the origin of different languages. Their response was “But it has to be true, it wouldn’t be in the bible if it weren’t true”. That pretty much sums up the basic operating principle of the Christian.

  4. #4 by gingerbaker on August 13, 2009 - 11:30 am

    I came across a GREAT quote while reading “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy. I think this will nowbe my favorite retort to creotards:

    The judge ( and preacher who actually is evil incarnate in a book too gruesomely violent for me to complete, but that is all OT) has taken geology samples ans explains their significance to an ignorant bunch of fundamentalists:

    A number of them quote scripture “to confound his ordering up of
    eons out of the ancient chaos and other apostate supposings” (BM 116); the
    judge retorts,

    Books lie, he said.
    God dont lie.

    No, said the judge. He does not. And these are his words.
    He held up a chunk of rock.
    He speaks in stones and trees, the bones of things. (BM 116)

    So, the next time I hear about the inerrant nature of the of the Bible – “Books lie… God don’t lie, and these are his words…”

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