How to tell a true Christian? Apparently one that goads and insults his god. One that thinks God doesn't know what he's doing and needs to be reminded. They see McCain losing and what do they think? Do they think maybe, just maybe, God doesn't want them to win because of all the further harm they might cause? Do they see their faults and reflect, and learn, and maybe, I dunno, repent their hatred?
No, they tell God off. They try to taunt him into action, like a spectator egging on someone in a bar brawl, saying, "You pussy! You gonna take that from him, man?" Like Reverend Arnold Conrad here. Watch. And do you hear a single person in the room, who really should, given their beliefs, take their souls and the fate thereof more seriously, tell him off? No, they stand by, and affirm.
Who are you to goad and instructyour god, o man?
They love God, supposedly. I didn't realize it was tough love.
What I was taught, growing up? That this is the very definition of blasphemy. That this is what "taking the name of the Lord in vain" specifically means.
What does this tell me? That they don't think of their god as very "big" at all. And that they only trust in his wisdom when it fits their hatreds and revenge fantasies.
Here are the exact words he said below. Notice the stupid bastard thinks "Hindu" is the name of a god.
"There are millions of people around this world praying to their god, whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah, that [McCain's] opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation because they're going to think that their god is bigger than you if that happens. So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name in all that happens between now and election day."
And in Hell, he will hear an endless loop of this. What will be done to the rest of his senses, I couldn't say.
The fundamentalists are strong believers in the End Times, and a key part of that is the rise of false prophets. My question to them on that is twofold:
(a) What exactly is a false prophet but one that claims to speak for God while knowingly trying to use that to manipulate people toward an otherwise indefensible goal?
(b) I realize they believe false prophets will arise, but do they think that it's also incumbent upon them to play along and follow said false prophets?
I'm just sayin'. You hear as little from the moderate Christians as the moderate Muslims, and so it's the most hateful who taint the image for all. But, just like this audience is consenting by silence, aren't all you non-insane Christians conceding your religion, and people's perception of it, to the violent, racist madmen?
Do you then have a right to complain that anyone "misunderstands" or "stereotypes" you, if you abrogate such responsibility? Why do you defer to lying, hateful psychopaths for whom you should have nothing but contempt? Why do you say nothing?
Are you that cowardly? Do the fanatics scare you that much? Because let me tellya, they scare me, but at least I've always said something about it.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
words & pictures from John Linton Roberson