Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Out of the Mouth of Dave..Sovereign Wisdom

Dave recently was asked to complete the following sentence "Praise the Lord and pass the..." He said "The LORD." Yep--Praise the Lord and pass the Lord! Profundity beyond the greatest mind.
I know this occurred as an echolalic response and he probably doesn't know what he is talking about, but hearing this gives pause for thought.

The commond refrain in the 40s was "...and pass the ammunition."
In the 50s we might have said "...and pass the TV guide."
In the 60s it was "...and burn the draft card."
In the 70s it might have been "...and lets get down."
In the 80s it might have been "...and pass the loot."
In the 90s it was probably "...come on, all that traditional religion stuff is racist, sexist, homophobic, etc."

How refreshing. To think of not moving beyond the Lord when praising him. That's what heaven is all about.
Pass the LORD. Share the LORD. I am truly floored by the thought.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blasphemy Challenge: Laughable, If Not So Sad

Recently, I was surfing the Net, and found something called the Blasphemy Challenge. It is basically a way for atheists to record a You Tube video of themselves denying God, Jesus and especially the Holy Spirit (in their minds, to become unforgivable). This is seen as an act of heroism and self-confidence in atheism, and then laughing it off as a joke.
OK. So you denied God, and now have "sealed your eternal doom." Why do you have to make such a big stink about it? If God does not exist, why fight??? Most of the "blasphemers" I saw on the videos also made a point of denying the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, etc., as if God was just another myth--possibly disarming the casual observer--to the fact that they have a chip on their shoulder about the God of the Bible. I never saw one yet that openly denied Allah (as conceived by the Qur'an) either. Chicken?
I believe they do this because they don't think there will be any repercussions. True Christians do not go around making death threats and assassination attempts against dissenters. Therefore they do not believe anyone will hurt them. It is fashionable to mock Jesus and the God of the Bible in our society, and those who do so publicly are now lauded as the bravest kind of existential heroes.
It would be laughable if it were not so sad.