Rick Joyner has trustworthy revelations.

Rick Joyner, self-proclaimed prophet, has a dark message for America: the government is not going to implement sensible gun regulations, as has been proposed by, well, almost everybody.  No, the government is going to take away all the guns which, according to Joyner, will lead to a “second American revolution”.  Joyner is kind of like the Mini-me to Alex Jones’ Dr. Evil.

How does Joyner know this?  By looking at proposed legislation?  By leaked documents from the government?  Why no, silly!  He knows it through “trustworthy revelations”.

From the Harold Camping school of making your case: if you don’t have any real evidence, go with trustworthy revelations.  Also, be sure to tell everybody how trustworthy they are, lest they confuse them with all the revelations of your past and from other self-appointed prophets which turned out to be unrepentant piles of bullshit, rather than prophecies.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • ottod

    We’re facing a revolution if they try to confiscate the guns. Guns won’t be confiscated. Revolution avoided. See, I was right. You heard it here first. Nothing better than a revolving revolution revelation.

  • unbound

    Pfft. NRA has been selling this nonsense for decades now.

  • Glodson

    But god told me that he wants Obama to take all the guns, metal them down, and make a big statue in my own image.


    • http://gamesgirlsgods.blogspot.com/ M

      Bah, it’s definitely my image. You *almost* got it right! Now we must gather our followers and go to war to decide in whose image the melted gunmetal shall be cast!

      Or at least have a nice picnic and debate. One or the other.

      • Glodson

        God told me that we were to have a game of full contact patty-cake.

        I really wish he was more clear on the rules. Of, that trickster, God. Like that prank he pulled saying that all that stuff about killing everyone in the Old Testament.

        (I have to include this link, I was going to list out actual verses, but I saw this, laughed and now I have to share it: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090317024016AAbpSBe The Additional Details make it worth a look.)

  • baal

    Wasn’t this Timothy McVeigh’s argument? The various right wing christian militias (read terrorist groups) have been on this point for a while now. Also, I’m pretty happy that there isn’t supernatural power behind ‘revelations’. All of the ‘revelations’ suck.

    • Glodson

      I thought McVeigh’s ideas came from the “Turner Dairies.” Which was the product of William Peirce. I don’t believe there were any revelations involved in that. Other than the normal rationalizations that was done for the good of the white man, and in response to the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco.

  • Brad1990


    “Turner Dairies.”

    I hear that they make a good cheese, as well as nutty right-wing revelations of doom.