If you’ve been mocking Christian fraud Jim Bakker, you’d better stop before you make his imaginary friend really, really angry. And you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Bakker says his big bad buddy is going to rain down holy hell on those who make fun of him.
Saying that he is sick of people mocking him because some of his prophetic warnings have not yet come true, Bakker bellowed that “when God says something to you, you don’t always know the exact time it’s going to happen. [So] stop beating up the prophets because God says, ‘Woe unto you when you beat up on the prophets.’”
“God is speaking to his people,” he continued. “The only ones who probably aren’t talking to God these days are mean people in America, people who just are anti-Christ.”“If you don’t want to hear it, just shut me off,” Baker said. “Especially you folks that monitor me every day to try to destroy me. Just go away. You don’t have to be there, you don’t have to hear it. But one day, you’re going to shake your fist in God’s face and you’re going to say, ‘God, why didn’t you warn me?’ And He’s going say, ‘You sat there and you made fun of Jim Bakker all those years. I warned you but you didn’t listen.’”
This just makes me gigglesnort. If there is a god and he wants to punish me for making fun of con artists like Jim Bakker, I’ll just take my chances. Any god worthy of worship would have a far bigger problem with frauds like him exploiting the ignorant and the credulous in his name than with my sincerely-motivated lack of belief in him. And does he actually think this is going to scare anyone into silence? I already don’t believe in God despite the threat of hell. Bakker adds nothing to that equation.