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I recently completed a spiritual gift test, and the #1 manifested gift on the list was miracles. Does anyone else out there have the gift of miracles? I currently cannot walk on water or anything, but I won't put it past God to use me sometime to help provide faith and sway people to believe.

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I guess the main thing is I would like some proof that He's not going to make me look silly. Like, if He wants me to yell out and command the rain to stop (for example), I would like the rain to actually stop so people will not laugh at me or lose faith.

boonebytes, Bible Forums 30 Comments [5/15/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Submitted By: Sungrazer
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Gerard

You definitely worry too much.

5/15/2006 9:15:25 PM

JustinGG

Let me guess...this spiritual gift test you took was on-line, and cost about $50.

5/15/2006 9:20:50 PM

mad dog

Its a miracle you know how to use a keyboard

5/15/2006 9:26:16 PM

Papabear

It sounds like you don't really believe. Don't fret, this is a good sign. It's a sign that deep down you realize that \"God\" and other supernatural claims are not reasonable. Also, you are realizing that people who put their faith in the unreasonable not only look foolish, but are foolish.

Read some writings by non-Christians. I recommend Sam Harris to start with.

5/15/2006 9:27:09 PM

Sungrazer

Later in the post boonebytes describes the test, given by the \"Natrual [sic] Church Development group\". Sounds very RPGish.

5/15/2006 9:29:21 PM

CousinTed

>>I guess the main thing is I would like some proof that He's not going to make me look silly<<

I think it's a little late for that

5/15/2006 9:31:32 PM

Nekhbet

Are you sure you can't walk on water? If you have faith you can row out to the center of any lake, step over the side of the boat and walk back to shore. Please try it at your earliest convenience.

5/15/2006 9:43:20 PM

Napoleon the Clown

You think those tests are legit? Yeah, test that walk on water thing.

5/15/2006 9:59:42 PM

JohnRaptor

\"I won't put it past God\"

Isn't that a little redundant. I mean, it's GOD after all. The whole point of omnipotence is that we can't put ANYTHING past him.

\"the main thing is I would like some proof\"

Then you've picked the wrong religion.

5/15/2006 10:25:39 PM

Talisman

\"I guess the main thing is I would like some proof that He's not going to make me look silly.\"

Well it's a bit late for that.

5/15/2006 10:28:51 PM

Julian

Cousin Ted and Talismen beat me in.

Bart Simpson: \"I'm going to tell you all a story so scary you'll wet your pants.\"
Abe Simpson: \"Toooooo laaaaate!\"

5/15/2006 10:57:58 PM

Julian

If you demand proof, you have no faith!!

BEGONE FOOL!


I'm also guessing, 'being made to look silly' is the recurring theme in your life.

5/15/2006 10:59:13 PM

Talisman

Originally posted by Julian

Cousin Ted and Talismen beat me in.


Hadn't noticed CousinTed got to it before me. I feel so redundant now...

5/15/2006 11:59:33 PM

Hadanelith

Now that's just silly.

5/16/2006 12:01:27 AM

never been there

You guys are mean. At least he's starting to get an inkling of a clue.

5/16/2006 1:12:43 AM

CousinTed

This actually reminds me of a song:

It's Not My Birthday
-They Might Be Giants

Well, the rain falls down without my help, I'm afraid
And my lawn gets wet though I've withheld my consent
When this gray world crumbles like a cake
I'll be hangin' from the hope
That I'll never see that recipe again

As I walk, I think about a new way to walk
As I think, I'm using up the time left to think
And this train keeps rolling off the track
Tryin' to act like something else
Tryin' to go where it's been uninvited

It's not my birthday
It's not today
It's not my birthday so why do you lunge out at me?
When the word comes down \"Never more will be around\"
Though I wish we were there
I was less than we could bear
And I'm not the only dust my mother raised

So I'm rattlin' the bars around this drink tank
Discreetly I should pour through the keyhole
Or evaporate completely
But there'd be no percentage and there'd be no proof
And the sound upon the roof is only water

And the rain falls down without my help, I'm afraid
And my lawn gets wet, though I've withheld my consent
When this gray world crumbles like a cake
I'll be hangin' from the hope
That I'll never see that recipe again

It's not my birthday
It's not today
It's not my birthday so why do you lunge out at me?
When the word comes down \"Never more will be around\"
Though I wish we were there
I was less than we could bear
And I'm not the only dust my mother raised
I am not the only dust my mother raised
I am not the only dust my mother raised

5/16/2006 1:24:27 AM

ssdexecutor

Aren't there more important things to worry about?

5/16/2006 2:28:44 AM

JadedRevenge

and the messiah complex continues

actually if god is any fun, he'd be trying to make him look silly

God: Sungrazer, shout to the rain to stop
Sungrazer: In the name of god the almighty stop falling rain. (nothing happens, everybody laughs)
Sungrazer: Lord, why have you forsaken me
God: First you must walk through the wall. (Whack) Chuckles

5/16/2006 2:41:42 AM

Sungrazer

JadedRevenge, I'm just the submitter!

5/16/2006 4:09:35 AM

NotMe

I currently cannot walk on water or anything


I can, but the puddle can't be deeper than a few inches or my socks will get wet.

5/16/2006 6:23:13 AM

Prager

Dear boonebytes,
Sorry to upset you, but people are already laughing at you.

5/16/2006 7:13:26 AM

Martha P.

CCR comes to mind:

\"And I wonder, still I wonder,
Who'll stop the fundies?\"

5/16/2006 8:46:35 AM

Julian

Looooooooooove Credence!

Long as I remember the rain been comin' down.
Clouds of mystry pourin' confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, tryin' to find the sun;
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain.

I went down virginia, seekin shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playin, how we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, tryin' to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pourin', fallin' on my ears.
And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain.

5/16/2006 10:46:09 AM

JadedRevenge

ooh, sorry sungrazer, got you and boonebytes mixed up

5/16/2006 4:31:04 PM

Late_Cretaceous

Pure comedy gold right there.

5/16/2006 6:22:54 PM
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