Exploring Our Matrix
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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Gosh, that’s really gonna change people’s minds, isn’t it!?
I really find it hard to believe that someone genuinely thought this bumper sticker was a good idea.
My favorite passive-aggressive Christian bumper sticker: “Stop, drop, and roll does not work in Hell.” The word of the Lord? Thanks be to God?
My 18-year-old daughter said a few weeks ago, “With as much as they taught me stop-drop-and-roll, I had thought running from a burning building would have been a frequent occurrence in life.”
Same for “Duck and Cover” in the late 50′s. Let’s see now, the teachers tell us to get under our puny desks in school, to save our lives when a 10 megaton nuclear device explodes in our town. Of course, they also never explained what you do afterwards. That was in elementary school. By the time I hit high school, it was the 60′s, and we realized the approach was “bend over, and kiss your a** goodbye”. Moving from naive 5th grader to obnoxious, but realistic teenager.
Perhaps non-paranoid threat of global thermonuclear war is a reason people need a bumper sticker’s savior. Never hurts to be rapture ready when one’s life is consumed, consciously or subconsciously, by fear.
It seems as though we, ourselves, were a bigger danger than the Soviets. Better to be lucky, than “savior, not savior”. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/12/us/north-carolina-nuclear-bomb-drop/index.html?c=homepage-t
Why are the bible verses so freaking small? You’d think quoting them would be the whole point. Otherwise, the ‘arguement’ makes even less sense. It works the other ‘way round too. Need a saviour? Uh-huh, alright, okay, whatever.
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