Bad spelling Baptists of Wise County, untie!
I took a picture of one in Decatur a couple of months ago that said: "Don't substitute human reasoning for obedience." How creepy is that? Proper spelling and grammar, yes, but this is the kind of thing that just makes my skin crawl.
This is a good example of the typically Baptist view that simply going to church will keep you from going to hell. Poor theology.
Hmmmmm......better to go to church with one than go to hell with one. So the ones in church are somehow different?Some of these church sign things are good though. I always appreciate the one in Decatur out on 51. Pretty church too!
diasuebWhy doesn't God fix the sign? Is God God, or not? I mean, if he can bless a plate of chicken to the nourishment of someone's body, can't he help a church with spelling?
Maybe they just didn't have any "y's"!
1:57: HA!HHL, the sign you took a picture of is the kind of thing I'm always hearing from fundamentalist evangelicals of my acquaintance. It used to provoke me into discussions of "Well then, WHY did God give us the ABILITY TO REASON? Is it some colossal booby-trap, or what?" But now, I just let it go ... you can't argue with people who think dinosaur fossils were placed in the earth to f*** with us. And that the earth is 6,000 years old.
I just love that 6,000 year old universe thing. Especially since you can stand outside on a clear night, look up with your own eyes (if you know where to look) and see objects that would have had to exist a few hundred million years ago in order to give the light coming from the objects time to reach your eyes from that distance. An analogy for those that don't get the whole time/space thing would be if you believed in a book in which it was written that walking was created an hour ago. Then, you see someone walking past your house in Wise County this evening. You say "Hi there, where did you start your walk?"...and the person replies "Seattle, Washington". And then you know that the book that says walking was created an hour ago can't be right.
I like you gleemonex. Welcome to our weird little world. Sincerely,Anon 6PM'ish
You're not going to answer to "bad spelling Baptists of Wise County" or "typical Baptists" or "fundamentalist evangelicals" or to someone who thinks he/she understands everything about the "whole time/space thing." I'm not a Bible thumper. I'm a rational-thinking sensible person who understands that I know so little about people and God. I know so little about creation and time and space. If I were more of an intellectual, I'd probably feel more cocky about what I know in those fields. I don't know much about God, but I know He has good in mind for me. I'd like to know more and get closer to Him. How about you?
anon 6:01, right back atcha. ;-)
Some of these are really funny too http://thrillingwonder.blogspot.com/2007/01/church-signs-bulletin-bloopers.html ?
No thanks, 6:35PM - I'm quite fine as I am. I have compassion, take care of the more needy, and don't have to live with all the religious guilt BS.
7:09, I'm with you. The religious guilt BS is probably what prompts you to be so proud about about your "compassion" and "taking care of the more needy." Compare your life, as filled with compassion and good deeds as it is (probably not as many as you'd lead us to believe) to the perfect life of Jesus Christ (you believe in Him, don't you?). He was perfect. You're not. The only way this thing's going to work is for you to trust what He did for you and to get off the high horse of your "compassion" and your "taking care of the more needy." That's BS, too. You know it.It's all about Jesus.
The Baptists always get the brunt of criticism - signs, theology, whatever.............can we now understand why churches are going to more creative avenues to entice members....such asFellowship, Grace, Family, etc.
My husband and I saw one in Wise Co. once that said "Jesus don't like the gays' ways." Or something to that effect. We still say that around our house.
bgirl, i remember that too. wasn't it "God hates gays' ways"?i wonder how many people were influenced away from religion by that sign and ones like it.
6:52AM - your condescending attitude is exactly why I do not associate myself with any religious affiliations - "If YOU don't believe like I believe, YOU are going to HELL." The mis-spelled sign is a proper example of what almost all bible thumpers, especially YOU are - "hipocrites". Even if I believed in the fairy tales of the Bible, I would rather burn in hell than be in heaven with the likes of YOU.
9:32 You are my hero! Thank You.
8:42 - I saw that sign too. But it wasn't at a church. It was a business out on 380.Self-righteous Christians turn everybody off. Who wants to be around folks like that much less sit on the same pew with them at a church?
9:32AM to 9:56AM - Some will think we two will have a lot of fun in Hell, won't they! Tee Hee!
bgirl, that's hilarious!
In my attempt to bring us all together during this most trying time, I present Anna Nicole Smith professing her love of Jesus Christ:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVILZlvc-pEPraise God!
9:32 AM, I'm not trying to be condescending. I wish I knew you better. You'd know I'm not. I'm staking my eternal life on Jesus. What's your hope for the life that comes after this bumpy ride on planet earth?
9:32AM to 1:51PM - I believe when you die you are dead. You are not only merely dead, you are most sincerely dead. I don't believe in resurrection, but I do believe in eternal rest. When I am dead, I will be eternally resting, never to be woken up for any reason. That will be my true "heaven". That is what I believe. It is very refreshing to me. Not that I am in any rush for my eternal rest - I find all this life experience bullshiate on earth very interesting. In fact, captivating. I can't wait to see what you do to each other or yourselves, or what happens to me, on a daily basis. But, rest assured, whenever whatever happens to me to cause me to expire, I will just be dead. Same as will happen to you and all yours someday. Nothing to be sad about, nothing to work towards - it just happens. You die, you are dead, life goes on. That's it.As for all the religious discourse on this and all other LL blogs of this nature, I would say that I do try my best to live my life by the Golden Rule - that's about as simple as it gets.
5:52, what if you're mistaken about heaven? Where do you get your ideas about heaven? Your positions on dying and resting aren't very easy to defend. Not many people believe what you believe. Most people believe there's a heaven. Most of the arguments about theology have to do with how to get to heaven. Christians believe the Way is Jesus. You're not even looking for a way. You die and you're dead and that's it? Do you really believe that?
9:34 - I'm not 7:52 but feel the same way. BTW several other religions don't have a heaven or afterlife. Are they wrong? Believe what you like, but I'll just try to do good things and enjoy this very brief time while alive. After death, I'll become ashes and disappear - as I believe you will, too.
it saddens me how people act in these days and times.heaven and hell are real.and more preachers are gonna be entering the gates of hell quicker than they"ll enter the gates of heaven.i know one preacher in chico texas that is the biggest hypocrite and another that one is a big PERVERT and liergo figure....
When God made the universe it was fully formed, all grown up if you will. Wouldn't it have the characteristics of something older just like an adult human would have the characteristics of an adult and not a child?
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