I Think We’re Winning!

I have long been an opponent of modern Christianity, I don’t think that’s much of a secret. I believe there is biblical precedent for such thinking (Matthew 7:3-5; 1 Corinthians 5:12,13; 1 Peter 4:17). For this reason I have endeavored to point out the idiocy of Christianity.

That being the case, I have largely skipped over the idiocy of the world. I expect the world to be stupid so it doesn’t bother me. I care very little about the creation/evolution battle raging out there. It’s an issue of faith (Hebrews 11:3) so why bother arguing it?

But the other day I read this article in Wired Magazine and was stunned by the absolute goofiness of it. It makes me think that wheenie Christianity is getting a leg up because the world is now adopting our strategies! Allow me to illustrate two points.

1) The article posits that using the word “theory” is detrimental to the case of evolution. Therefore, they should just go ahead and switch the definition of the word “theory” and call it “law” from now on.

This violates fairly basic principles of science to just change a word’s meaning for the sake of winning an argument. The origin of our world is still a theory and always will be because you can’t test the beginning. You weren’t there.

This reminds me of Christian-arguing idiocy. When we get stuck we just pull out our Lexicons and start changing what words mean. If we don’t like what a person says about our theory of justification we’ll just change what verses and words mean until we’re right.

2) The article also states that evolution is a law because we have flu vaccines. It is childish to say that flu vaccines prove the world was created by evolution. Proving microevolution hardly proves that I’m descended from a monkey.

This is similar to the idiocy of Christianity that bases spiritual principles on pure silliness.

IF Sinners go to hell.
AND All Democrats are sinners.
THEN All Democrats go to hell.

This is very similar to

IF Flu vaccines evolve.
AND People need flu vaccines.
THEN People evolved from monkeys.

The fact that evolutionists have stooped to our intellectual level surely means we’re winning.

Either that or we’re all losers.

Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
1 Corinthians 1:20

How are the Roots?

Root strength determines the tree strength. Trees can look good but if their roots are rotten the tree will stop producing fruit and eventually topple. Isaiah 5:24 points this out as well as Matthew 13 in several parables.

It’s easy to be fooled by appearances and assume that “Christians” are really doing a great work for the Lord when in reality they are corrupt. Maybe we will never see the toppling, but we can get a good idea of what the future holds by examining the roots.

I know some inside information on a “Christian” organization, and no it’s not the one you think I’m talking about. I’ve heard many people tell me how greatly God has used this place, how many souls were saved, how blessed they are by God to be expanding, how marvelous their works for the Lord have been.

I know that the founder of the organization was a crook who frequently stole trucks, tractors, and various other things and reported them as donations. Several insiders quit because of his blatant indiscretions.

I know that one leader of this organization told me upon reflecting on his time there that, and I quote, “The Lord was really at work there because none of the girls got pregnant.”

I know what happened to the lives of many of those who were “saved” during their time at this organization and how it certainly doesn’t look like it all these years later. Yet the organization continues to track their amazing impact for the Lord without bothering to do any follow-up to see if it’s actually true.

I know of crooked money handling situations that went on there. I know of back-stabbing divisions. I know all this and continue to be told how marvelous this group is and what a godly man the founder was.

So, what do I do about it? I don’t know. I endeavor to not do the same thing myself. I endeavor to not let these things happen in the organization I work in. I hurt for people. I hurt for the church. I want to help but no one seems to need it.

People believe what they want to believe regardless of pesky truth. We’d rather not examine our roots; we’re too busy. We don’t have time to deal with our facts being wrong. We conclude that the best way to deal with reality is to pretend it’s not real.

So, I don’t know what to do about it. Point it out? Hurt feelings? Bring em down? Pray for em? Laugh at em? I’ve tried all the above and nothing seems to help. I don’t know.

But I do know this: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Kid Rock Loves Jesus

The foul-mouthed rapper Kid Rock has this to say in Spin magazine.

“I think Jesus’ name needs to be put back out there. I was actually talking to Reverend Run about this, and he said, ‘If God could actually talk, I think he’d say, “They kicked me out of school. They don’t want me in the public school system anymore.” ‘ I’m gonna stick Jesus’ name back out there in any way I can, ’cause I love Jesus.” …

Nailing Televangelists To The Wall

So, instead of changing the world, televangelism becomes the ultimate form of preaching to the choir. And it’s usually the ultimate in non-challenging preaching. If there is righteous anger, it’s directed, not at the viewers, but at some supposed external enemy — secular humanism, or depraved Hollywood, or the opposite political party. You’re not really changing the world, because your whole message is directed towards the people who are already within the circle.

Is the Church on Drugs?

It’s Drug Free Week at my kids’ school. I find it amusing that they are teaching my six-year old to stop doing drugs. It’s a bit sad too, but I find most sad things to be funny.

To raise awareness to keep kids off drugs they have special days during the week for kids to dress up. Monday was Jersey Day where kids could wear their favorite sports jersey to school. My daughter told me that most people, including her teacher, wore Brett Favre jerseys.

This made me laugh. I told my daughter to ask her teacher, “Do you find it at all ironic that on drug free week you are wearing a jersey of an alcoholic who was addicted to drugs?” Apparently not.

When my duaghter continued talking about drug free week (which she initially called “Free Drug Week” which made more sense to me) and how the point was to get kids to not do drugs, I told her to ask her teacher, “Does this mean all my ADD friends will be without their drugs this week? Cuz I’ll just stay home then”

The ironic thing about the D.A.R.E. program that infiltrates schools to keep kids off drugs is that it doesn’t work. We spend millions of dollars and hours of time teaching this stuff and it has been proven that it doesn’t make a bit of difference.

The reason why is because telling kids not to do drugs or get drunk is goofy in our society. It doesn’t even make sense. We wear Brett Favre jerseys to remember not to do drugs while Brett Favre is out doing drugs. We tell kids not to do drugs while we pop their mouths full of them every morning to get them through the day.

Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Church, recently said, “Some of the stuff that we have put millions of dollars into thinking it would really help our people grow and develop spiritually, when the data actually came back it wasn’t helping people that much.”
It’s big news in church circles that Willow Creek has admitted all its money and programs do nothing, just like the D.A.R.E. program. It spends money, it looks good, it gets people excited and then nothing happens to show anything occurred.
I believe the reasons are the same: The church tells people in PowerPoint presentations not to fall for materialism, the church tells people to love one another while the church keeps all its money for itself, the church tells people to grow in Christ while self-promoting their guys.
It’s like we’re wearing Satanist uniforms to Sunday School to remind ourselves to be good Christians.
Jesus Christ had strong words for hypocrites; they’re the people that make Him the most upset. The people who give lip service but their heart is nowhere near are the vilest offenders.
You can’t teach what you’re not doing. The Church should be forced to go into a period of silence until we start doing. Let me see some action, then open your mouth.

Leave Of Presence

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John The Baptist

When I read the description of the man John the Baptist I have a very definite picture in my mind. This is not it.

Leonardo Da Vinci thinks this is what John the Baptist looks like. What book was he reading? At first I thought it was a woman until I saw the title of the picture. Far be it from me to claim more knowledge than the premier Renaissance Man, but goodness, this is awful.

Update: It’s not JTB, it’s Kenny G!

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