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Can’t believe Republicans are going to hound Mr. Obama about his religion again. For “Christians” to insinuate he is a Muslim is ludicrous. What difference does it make? Are “Christians” so brainwashed that they are afraid to read the history of Christianity. We have our radicals just like other religions. Christians are responsible for more torture, rape, kidnapping, murder and mayhem than Muslims could ever imagine. Christianity’s repression of women is certainly equal to that of Islam. The Catholic Church alone has slaughtered millions for no reason at all. Their anti-birth control message is responsible for the starvation of hundreds of thousands. They love the fetus, but don’t care what happens to these helpless children after they are born. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black…
Yeah. That’s so true. During the medieval times(crusades), the templar knights were the worst of the lot. So many crimes were committed by them that they made Saladdin look like the POPE…….lol
Any sources for that?
I like the comparison of God to a torture junkie…it is very apt, if incomplete.
I’ve always been a bit mystified by the widespread notion that the new testament offers up a kinder, gentler version of god than the old testament. A little genocide here-and-there is nothing compared to eternal torture for the vast majority of people. The christian heaven and hell are far more morally abhorrent than any actions attributed to the god of the old testament.
God is my favorite supervillain.
Hey! I know that guy!
Clearly god approves of torture even above and beyond what the republicans would view as reasonable.
And Sarah made a great comment. God as a supervillain? Might make for a great comic, no?
Thanks for sharing my cartoon!
God as a supervillain does make for a great comic.
Or try Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun.
You know what I have the hardest time swallowing from the Bible? The story of Jacob and Esau. Jacob is a real bastard in every sense of the word and is featured foremost as the protagonist of his little bit of insane history, raping, murdering, stealing, lying, cheating, swindling… while Esau has the nerve to do nothing worse than (1) marry from another tribe [yay, racism!] and (2) threaten to kill his brother after learning that he’s just lost his inheritance to Jacob’s swindling [which he has ample opportunity to do and never even tries to act upon, by the way, instead forgiving Jacob for his many, many personal sins against his brother].
Which is why God loves Jacob and hates Esau. No, seriously. Romans 9:13, Genesis 35:5 — God favors the guy who’s responsible for rapine, murder and cheating over the one who married outside his tribe.
So when we talk about morality as God imposes it upon the human heart, we really mean… what? That women are sluts, men are gullible pigs, that you should lie and cheat and scam everything you can out of everyone around you, just as long as you don’t marry anyone with a different skin color than yours?
Yup, he’s a Republican.
You type as if you have complete understanding of the Scriptures. You mock God and his decisions based on what your little mind comprehends. God is who He said He is and He is Lord. You will one day face Him and I guarantee you will not talk like you write. Republican, not close. You must be so perfect with your blameless heart and pure thoughts. When you become perfect, than you can tell the LORD what He is. We know that will never happen. just remember, Jesus Christ is Lord of all the earth.
Johnny Ray Warriors and Soldiers for Christ
If you keep threatening people I will send my army of fairies and unicorns over there to kick your ass.
You see? It’s not even remotely scary when the threat you employ is from a ridiculous fictional creature.
Wouldn’t that make Satan the good guy? :)
Interesting how you think you know what really happened in the past. Just as well the history books do not reveal the truth. Your concern should be your own salvation and not what happened years ago with people that claimed to be Christians. True Christianity shows love even to those that show hatred to the believer. If you want to know the truth, religion is what killed so many people and it is continuing to this very day. Obama is what he says he is and it is not our concern. As a believer in Jesus Christ, I will only pray for him and his family for peace. He deceived the American people and you fell for it because money is your god and not moral values.
“Interesting how you think you know what really happened in the past.”
Et tu, Brute.
“money is your god and not moral values”
That’s right, I’m a filthy, money-grubbin’, amoral atheist. Among the bits of biblical morality that I trample on wantonly are the following (all verses from the New King James):
“You shall not permit a sorceress to live” (Ex. 22.18) “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says” (1 Cor. 14.34) “Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey” (1 Sam. 15.3; other passages encouraging genocide available on request) “You shall keep My statutes. You shall not let your livestock breed with another kind. You shall not sow your field with mixed seed. Nor shall a garment of mixed linen and wool come upon you” (Lev. 19.19) “And if a man beats his male or female servant with a rod, so that he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished. Notwithstanding, if he remains alive a day or two, he shall not be punished; for he is his property” (Ex. 20.20-21)
Hey, here’s one that Jesus himself commanded: “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple (Luke 14.33).” Have you done that? If not, aren’t you just picking and choosing? Or you do just think that the bible is full of good advice for other people?
“Warriors and Soldiers for Christ”
I loathe people who describe themselves as warriors and/or soldiers just because they’re unashamed about being obnoxiously evangelical. You’re not a fucking warrior, or a soldier, just because you’re a fucking mouthy Christard.
And you know what? I have WAY too much respect for the people who actually ARE soldiers not to call you on your bullshit, particularly in the last ten years, when people who’ve joined the army have joined knowing that they’ll likely get sent to a meat-grinder of Afghanistan. You’re sitting behind a PC in the comfort of your home in the Bible Belt, comparing yourself to people who go out an unquestioningly face real, mortal danger every day.
You are an obnoxious little shit. Fuck off.
Thanks for the response. I did fight for this country for ten years and I don’t need to prove to you where I sit. Your lack of proper words tells me your very angry for some reason. I was a pathetic atheist just like you years ago. Now I serve the living God. Warriors and Soldiers for Christ are for those that suffer persecution from the hands of atheist like you. Atheist have killed more Jews and Christians than any other religion and by the way you write, you sure have the desire to do just that. You don’t have anything to live for, no hope, nothing to offer anyone and certainly no joy in your heart. I was worse than you and the things you say don’t phase me a bit. how quick you are to judge. I tell you what…I know some Muslims you can meet and I want you to tell them that their god does not exist. Than you can call yourself an atheist. But until then, just shut your mouth yellow spine. Or better yet, repent and ask that Jesus Christ come into your life and save you and make you new. Don’t wait until your last breath you only get one chance. It is your choice. Johnny Ray Warriors and Soldiers for Christ
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