Hey Church People.

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Note: I originally wrote this in February 2009, but it applies to another friend today, so I’m reposting.
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Y’know. I can handle it better when you pick on me. Leave my friends alone okay?

Why is it you’re in this to crush people’s spirits? Yes. I said Crush. When someone volunteers to do something in GOD’s church you don’t get a say. When are you going to learn?

They’re working for God, they’re following the prompting of the Holy Spirit, they’re trying to do something God has called them to do and all you can do is put them down?! How dare you.

What are you doing? Are you helping them? Are you encouraging them? Why no. You’re not. You’re in the background attacking their character.

They’re doing God’s work.

Whose work are you doing? Tell me, because I’d really like to know.

Church people–sometimes you need to shut your big ugly mouths.

I remember when you, dear church people, made me cry. When you sat in your circles and accused me. You had that look in your eyes, like if you’d have had a rock in your hand you would’ve stoned me.

Now you’re making my friend cry and it pisses me off even more to know you’re still at it. To know you still show up every Sunday and sing your songs and say your prayers and to know your heart is still full of vile nastiness.

Why? Why do you do these things?

You, church people, the ones who SHOULD be supporting other church people, are instead breaking people’s hearts.

I just don’t know how to love you right now.

God forgive me if I’ve ever been a church person. Help me to never, ever crush someone’s spirit.

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The Fall

Why is it that when I hear sermons about The Fall, when I read about The Fall, and when I’ve done Bible studies that include something about The fall, why is it that they all act as if God didn’t know it was going to happen?

God created everything, God knows all, He’s known me since the creation of time, universe, earth, and so on–but really? He didn’t know Adam and Eve would sin?

I can’t get on that train.

I’ve never heard someone express opinions about the fall that say God created the universe knowing full well the first people would sin and He did it anyway with His divine plan in mind anyway. Nope. I hear them say, God created everything perfect for us and we screwed it up so then He had to come up with the Jesus plan.

Ok, so they don’t say it quite as sarcastically as I, but is my point being made?

Quit acting as if God had to change His plans because we did something that surprised Him.

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Mo*Con IV–The Love and Business of Writing

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Worship at Church or Home?

I know the preferable answer is both. Meet with other believers at church and also live out your faith at home.

But what happens when a family doesn’t have a church? What if they’re in transition? What if they’re ill? (There could be a thousand what if’s.)

So the question de jour: Is it better to go to church once a week and do nothing else–OR– not go to church and pray with your spouse every morning, study your Bible during the day, teach your children from the Bible throughout the week, and fellowship online with other believers?

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No Wonder People Hate “Christians” in America

First Dobson’s unbelievably stupid, “Letter from 2012.” Seriously–this is the highest order of stupid.

I’m seeing some things that are pushing the limits of my anger.

As seen on a message board:

“It saddens me that people say God’s will is Obama be president. Why would God want another godless person? I voted for a righteous man, that McCain would win. And even the name of Jesus did not allow this righetous man. I hope God can do something to have McCain win, there is too much shaddyness with Obama. And I make pennies as it is why have Obama take more for the ‘shareing of the pie?'”

Another message board:

“Obama is the Anti-Christ and I have proof. Obama hails from chicago whose zipcode is 60606 (do you see the three sixes ?)

Obama would be a “black” president in the “white” house (satan is described as black in attribute and who seeks to take over the white mansion known as heaven).”

Website:

  • Nostradamus prophesied “Mabus” would either be the Antichrist, or the forerunner to the trueMabus.

  • Nostradamus set the year 2012 as the end of the world. The Mayan calendar comes to an end in 2012. Obama’s presidency would end in 2012!

  • A simple word play on this phonetically ironic name will generate Barack=Iraq, Hussein=Saddam (Hussein), Obama=Osama (Bin Laden). Antichrist. Obama+bush=obamabush

  • He will come mounted on a white Female horse(Obama mother is white who had 12 African husbands and lovers)

How many Anti-Christs have there been so far? This proves Phil’s theory that stupid breeds stupid. This is a special kind of stupid.

Seriously. What is wrong with you people?

It’s not like this is just a random occurrence. This shit is all over the internet.

I’m not certain about our economy, our government, our country, and many other issues in life, but folks, that’s life! Why do you need to blame someone for your misfortune and your misunderstandings?

Ack! This stuff makes me ill.

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