Posts tagged Christ
Posts tagged Christ
In the Name of My Lord Jesus Christ I now renounce my atheism.
To learn more about my conversion, please click here.
But seriously, this is an old joke for new friends. Last year I received two messages in my inbox from concerned relatives quoting the first line of Psalms 14:1 saying that:
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
Being a former Christian, I wasn’t really that surprised; of course, my dear kin folks could have been more obnoxious by quoting the complete passage from Psalms 14:1 which reads:
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good.
I guess they thought calling me a fool was less offensive than calling me corrupt, abominable and hopelessly immoral.
Not wanting to lash out, I contemplated how I could respectfully respond to this asinine assertion all morning. I had nearly decided to respond to their rudeness in an equally offensive manner with a few expletives added for good measure when vjack reminded me of the best way to respond to Christians who indulge in this proverbial form of slander.
Instead of getting mad, use one of the multitude of bible contradictions to remind them that according to Matthew 5:22, they are going to burn in hell for as it was said:
Whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
On a side note, perhaps we should consider Sisyphus Fragment’s suggestion and own the pejorative by pushing for April 1st to be made a National Holiday for atheists; after all, there is already a well circulated rumor in Christian circles that a judge in Florida dismissed an atheist lawsuit objecting to Easter and Passover celebration on the grounds that atheists have their own holiday too.. April Fool’s Day.
Note: I did not get a response from said relatives last year and so far today my inbox has been empty of “well meaning” bible verses:-)
If your relationship with Jesus is so personal, why do I keep hearing about it?
Lol wut? That’s ridiculous xD
Again, we don’t have to make this shit up. Check out their website at http://blessedcause.org/.
Jesus Christs Final Resting Place?
LOL…this is actually more believable than the fairy tale most Christians subscribe to but still an epic fail.
I’ve recently been thinking about how to encourage religious liberals in our local community and America as a whole to become more vocal as group in opposition to the Christian fundamentalists and extremists who currently dominate the airwaves and shape the United States political discourse.
After much consideration, I wondered, what if all the local and national atheist, humanist, church/state separation and other secular groups mounted a concerted campaign aimed directly at Christian liberals that basically pointed out one of the myriad number intolerant and bigoted views exposed by the vocal minority and the politicians that supported by these groups, followed by the simple inquiry of “Does this person, organization or group speak for you?”
Anyone have any comments or suggestions on this idea?
Kudzu Jesus Appears On Utility Pole
According to the Kinston Free Press, “Jesus Christ” recently materialized in the guise of a Kudzu vine on a utility pole in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
Truly folks, I can’t make stuff like this up.
The pole, about a mile south of Kinston, has attracted attention of some area residents. Some say the kudzu-covered post bears a striking resemblance to Jesus’ crucifixion.
Kent Hardison, who runs Ma’s Hotdog House less than a half mile from the pareidolia, rides by the Christ-resembling post each day. He said when he first saw the kudzu growing he almost sprayed it with herbicide.
“I glanced at it, and it looks like Jesus,” Hardison said. “I thought, ‘You can’t spray Jesus with Roundup.’ ”
Kudzu, an invasive species from Japan, causes 1.5 million dollars of damage a year to power lines not to mention all the damage it does to other plant life and animal habitats in the U.S.; yet, these fine industrious citizens have decided to spare this particular vine because they think it’s “looking out” for them.
I find the fact that so many otherwise intelligent human beings in the world renounce their reason when it comes to matters of religion to be a constant source of perplexity.
Much thanks to Robyn West.