Let Me Get This Straight…

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So let me get this straight, the unending, all-powerful force of creation that hand-made the universe funneled himself into the body of a human fetus and then teleported the fetus into the uterus of a married virgin. He then spent 30 years on earth walking around doing basically nothing and then one day rearranged reality to set in motion events that would lead to his own death…effectively committing suicide. He does this because his death will, for some or other reason, clear humanity’s sin tally (which he, himself is keeping up in heaven). And then after his plans to get himself killed fall into place, he looks around and asks himself why he has abandoned himself? Is that the basic gist of it?  Hank Guerin

The Koran says that heresy and blasphemy are punishable by Death.

Thank God for atheism…

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Interested in family and friends,grandchildren, photography, darkrooms, history, archaeology, scuba diving, computers, software, fast cars, journalism, writing, travel, ecology, news, science, and probably most other subjects you could think of. Did I mention family and friends?? I require iced tea or cold brewed coffee and a internet connection to be fully functional. Sometimes there are just so many words in my head they spill out.

8 Responses to Let Me Get This Straight…

  1. Plankton says:

    hahahah awesome quote. Heres one of my favorites (unknown author):

    The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

    If i may ask you twom (sorry if this is the wrong place to post a question), do you have any more book recommendations? Been reading Jesus Interrupted, excellent book.

  2. thewordofme says:

    Hi Plankton, thanks for writing.

    I like yours too, seems there are at least 4 or 5 of those little snippets floating around the interwebs. 🙂

    The book I have liked the best so far is “The Bible Unearthed” by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman. It goes deep into the mythical beginnings of the Hebrew God and how much of the Old Testament is just made-up stories to try and keep the Hebrew people together as a tribe. The writers are highly qualified and one lives in Israel and their conclusions don’t set particularly well with the citizens of said country…but they make their case very well.

    Another one I really enjoyed is called “Testament” it is written by a PBS dude, John Romer, and he tells of making documentaries in the Holy Lands and what they found out.

    A trade paperback I enjoyed was “Where God was Born” by Bruce Feiler. He follows the early Hebrews and tells how and where the myths came about.

    One book that I found so-so was “101 Myths of the Bible” by Gary Greenburg. Very interesting stuff but he leans on the early Egyptians too much for explanations…he may be right, but best to double or triple check anything you use from it.

    I really enjoyed Richard Dawkins “The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens “God Is Not Great” Hitchens and Dawkins are big in the debate circles and it’s always a pleasure to watch any youtubes you find on their appearances.

    “Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris is worth reading also…he has another book out, but I can’t remember the name right now and I haven’t bought it yet…you can probably find it on Amazon or BN.

    I have about 4 or 5 other books floating around here, but I can’t find them at the moment.

    Hope this will keep you busy for awhile.

    twom

  3. Char says:

    Brilliant!

  4. Thomas says:

    Don’t most evolutionists believe that life began from two single celled things binding together randomly, and then reproducing on Earth before it had a breathable atmosphere. At least the Bible keeps with genetics (rib-women), and we don’t take things out of context. Try actually understanding it some times, because that’s not what happened.

  5. thewordofme says:

    Hi Thomas, thanks for responding.

    Evolution/Darwin doesn’t try to tell how life began, it just follows it through once started and tells how things could happen without a god doing magic.

    As far as Darwin knew there could be a deist explanation for the start of life. As far as I know he just rejected that there was a personal god who set up the silly melodrama that the church has pawned off on us.

    You write:
    “Try actually understanding it some times, because that’s not what happened.”

    What is not what happened?

  6. Thomas says:

    What didn’t happen was: “funneled himself into the body of a human fetus… set in motion events that would lead to his own death”. Jesus is a separate intellegence from God the Father, who never planned for him to die, just like He never planned for Adam and Eve to take the apple. Also he didn’t die to “clear human’s sin tally”, but to absolve us of personal sin and to *mainly* create a new covenant that puts us under his protection from evil.

  7. thewordofme says:

    Hi Thomas, thanks for your reply.

    You write”
    “What didn’t happen was: “funneled himself into the body of a human fetus… set in motion events that would lead to his own death”. Jesus is a separate intellegence (sic) from God the Father, who never planned for him to die…

    I think that the Trinity thing is bogus myself, it was invented by the Catholics in the 300’s AD. Glad to see you agree with me on one thing anyway. “…never planned for him to die” do you mean god never planned for Jesus to die?

    You write:
    “…just like He never planned for Adam and Eve to take the apple. Also he didn’t die to “clear human’s sin tally”, but to absolve us of personal sin and to *mainly* create a new covenant that puts us under his protection from evil.

    God being omnipotent and omniscient and being able to see all of time *of course knew* that Adam and Eve would eat the fruit. Just as Jesus knew he was to die, just a god knew Jesus would die. Of course all of this is predicated on the Bible being true…but we *know* sooooo much of it is not.

  8. thewordofme says:

    Hi again Thomas,

    I almost forgot…we know there was never an Adam and Eve, so that original sin and we all have it because of them is bogus.

    You see the whole story is bad. Remember the qualities that god has. He would have foreseen all of this melodrama and all he had to do was reset and start all over….but Nooooo he had to let all of that evil come about and all the death and destruction and children dying of starvation and horrible diseases…literally billions of people die from purely preventable deaths.

    Those goat herders that wrote this stuff couldn’t seem to think things through and see the illogical parts of the stories.

    But, again, all of this is moot because it’s not true…just ancient stories.

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