So much for all things bright and beautiful, eh?
Frank Zappa had it right. \"Ladies and gentlemen, it is fucking great to be alive. If there is anyone who does not agree that it is fucking great to be alive, they should just leave now because this gig will bring them down so much.\"
7/20/2006 12:32:29 PM
So, is this an argument in FAVOR of Christianity?
7/20/2006 12:41:17 PM
Then please stop fucking it up to the rest of us, christ general electric.
7/20/2006 12:52:32 PM
If you hate your life that much and you hate this world so much, why aren't you going on a crusade to liberate Jerusalem?
You'll never manage to get back alive (dieing for a \"just\" cause) and you didn't commit suicide. It is a win-wion situation.
7/20/2006 12:57:02 PM
Well it is in the bible... Oh and that reminds me, do the world a favour and burn the fucking travesty!
7/20/2006 1:17:33 PM
If hating the world is a requirement for becoming a christian, then I will gladly become a druid.
7/20/2006 1:19:16 PM
The moment you stop caring about this world is the moment you become evil ... because only an evil person would hate this world and every worldly thing in it\"
7/20/2006 1:20:27 PM
Worst Definition of Christianity Ever.
7/20/2006 1:31:18 PM
Well, Julian is right, and not only is it in the BuyBull to hate the world, but also your father, mother, siblings, everything except you've just got to looovvve that Lord.
Uuuh, no, thank you. None for me.
7/20/2006 1:53:48 PM
Christianity = hatred of the world?
I've known a few bitter Christians who seemed to exemplify this very concept, but I always assumed it was because they were warped individuals whose views of life and God were just messed up by their own issues. And you know what? I still think that was the case, and that you are one of them.
7/20/2006 2:06:22 PM
Actually, that's a great tactic for evangelism. Soon, nobody will join Christianity, because people might well realize the foolhardiness.
7/20/2006 2:08:22 PM
because only a Christian will hate this world and every worldly thing in it
Then do yourself a favor and drop dead.
7/20/2006 2:25:18 PM
Does anything really need to be said? I mean, seriously, InChristGE has already made our point for us.
7/20/2006 2:36:09 PM
\"For God so loathed the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should become a complete and utter prat.\" (John 3:16)
7/20/2006 2:37:25 PM
Sadly, I think we've already given out the Fundamentalism in a Nutshell award.
This quote is so true. They hate themselves, their bodies, their neighbors and everything in this world hedging their bets that some \"next\" world will be better.
7/20/2006 2:47:48 PM
I'm sure your god will be flattered that you hate his creation so much
7/20/2006 3:09:45 PM
Star Cluster -- Not only should Xians hate their families, they are \"unworthy\" to be a disciple of Jesus unless they hate their families.
Curious that Xians often talk about the peace and contentment their religion brings them, yet they are required to hate everything and everyone but God/Jesus.
7/20/2006 3:36:28 PM
And that's just one of your problems, InChristGE.
7/20/2006 3:54:48 PM
Yes, because Jesus taught everyone to hate. It's one thing for fundies to be ignorant of modern sceince and society but its another to be woefully ignorant of one's own religion - especially when you want to shove that religion down everyone's throats! Sadly, it seems that the higher the rating on the fundy scale, the more of an ignoramus one is about one's own religion.
7/20/2006 4:28:41 PM
I thought God created the world and all things in it. Why should we hate God's creation?
This isn't even accurate Christian doctrine. The Christian faith teaches that the things of the world are not sinful or evil (because God alone created all things, and God does not create evil). It is humans who put the things of this world to sinful uses.
Things are not evil. A gun is not evil. Anthrax is not evil. Explosives are not evil. But all of these sorts of things can be put to evil uses.
Sin, even by the definition of Christianity, is an action, not a created thing.
7/20/2006 4:51:31 PM
The part of me that grew up Christian wants to try to explain what most Christians would actually mean by 'stop caring about the world'; with them, it would be a poorly-chosen phrase rather than serious hate, they would simply mean that they chose Christian values over worldly ones.
Unfortunately, I don't think this jackass is that reasonable, that intelligent, or that civilized. I swear, it amazes me that freaks like this can even operate a computer.
7/20/2006 5:23:40 PM
\"The moment you stop caring about this world is the moment you become a Christian ... because only a Christian will hate this world and every worldly thing in it\"
I guess this explains why they always get so excited when they start talking about the end of the world.
7/20/2006 5:41:59 PM
Yeah, all my reading of non-psycho Christians scholars interprets that as a ranking of priorities. Yes, Christians care about the world, and about the environment, and their family, and their favorite TV show, and the smell of fresh flowers, etc, etc. It's just that Jesus is a higher priority than any of that.
I like how my college theology professor put it: (Direct quote, I have him on tape) \"Yes, Christ is the highest of all priorities in the mind and heart of thae Christian. But that doesn't mean Christ is the only priority, just that he is the ultimate one, the priority that trumps all others. But just as it is the higest priority of the human body to seek nourisment and avoid injury, occasionally other, lesser priorities are attended to. Otherwise we would never take a break from eating to scratch our asses.\"
7/20/2006 5:42:21 PM
I have no argument - he's absolutely 100% correct.
7/20/2006 5:45:33 PM
Sandman, that sounds like a theology professor WORTH having on tape!
7/20/2006 5:49:08 PM