This is an instance of someone's fantasy life interfering with their real life. If the person you love most is your imaginary friend, isn't your family getting the short end there?
9/30/2006 10:20:45 AM
Try developing some rational control over your base emotions, it's easy after you do that.
9/30/2006 10:34:42 AM
I'm afraid she's being both biblical and un-biblical here.
As regarding loving your god vs loving your family:
\"If any man come to me, and hate* not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.\" -Luke 14:26
*let's assume hate means loving less than god.
At the other hand, true christians™ should do good to those who persecute them.
9/30/2006 10:36:34 AM
Now, to be fair, it's not nice to have your beliefs disrespected, but this idiot is responding in totally the wrong way. Oh, and if you can't take people making jokes about God, GO FIND A SENSE OF HUMOUR NOW! HURRY!
9/30/2006 10:59:48 AM
Well, in that case you are not understanding the backbone of the matter. If you can´t follow a God-sanctioned command because you think it´s different, you´re not really a Christian. What you´re is a fascist who is angry, not because they insult God, but because you think that your lifestyles is threatened.
9/30/2006 11:06:19 AM
What EH and Savrin said.
Could it be that you are on the edge of discovering that your cherished religion is based on nothing but long held imaginations and that scares you?
9/30/2006 12:22:49 PM
Where in the bible does it say that you cannot judge? All it says that you will be judged in the same way as you judge others.
\" 'Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.
(remember Leviticus? The whole law book given by God himself?)
Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them.
1 Kings 8:32
then hear from heaven and act. Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on his own head what he has done. Declare the innocent not guilty, and so establish his innocence.
1\"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
9/30/2006 12:45:20 PM
Because even Jesus said that you would experience stuff like that as a Christian. And, although he said that being his follower would be joyous and fulfilling and rewarding, the one thing he never said it would be is easy.
So suck it up and smile and at least try to follow the example of the man you claim to love so much.
9/30/2006 2:37:16 PM
Naa, Naaa, Naaa!
Your Gawd is a big fuckin' doody head!
Take that, you idiot.
9/30/2006 3:40:49 PM
Guts? Nah, just common sense, and perhaps a nasty sense of humour. But telling your \"saved\" peer group that you're in favour of abortion, evolution, personal freedom, etc., now that takes GUTS.
9/30/2006 5:12:46 PM
The Watcher (Formerly Amigone201)
You want to punch people out who disagree with you? When did Jesus say to do that?
9/30/2006 5:55:19 PM
Napoleon the Clown
Well, guess what? Jesus would disapprove of that. If he's really a great guy, he doesn't care if people mock him.
9/30/2006 6:14:58 PM
\"When I read things, or hear things of people disrespecting God, making jokes about him, or just saying plain nasty things about him.\"
I am not duty bound to respect your belief in ridiculous twaddle. In fact, as a rational human being, it is my responsibility to point out how misguided people are when they allow ancient fairy tales and imaginary beings to rule their lives and influence society.
\"I can't help but clench my teeth and just want to sock the person out!\"
That's not going to help.
\"I can't help but judge them.\"
Just think of how proud your imaginary friend, Jesus, would be if you could resist judging.
\"I think \"how could they have the GUTS to disrespect my father so much\". I get so angry inside! I just want to scream at them and slap some sense into them!\"
Actually, I think you want to slap some sense OUT of them. Remember, it's you who believe in imaginary friends.
\"And I know I'm not suppost to judge, but how can't I when they disrespect the person I love most in my life?!\"
\"God\" is a person? You love your imaginary friend more than ANYONE else? That can't be good mental health.
9/30/2006 6:37:53 PM
The Watcher -- Actually, Jesus was said to have made a multi-tailed whip to flog the money-changers with.
9/30/2006 6:40:42 PM
Ah, so you're not pissing him off more by saying you love him and then directly disrespecting him by ignoring what he told you to do.
9/30/2006 8:06:04 PM
\"I like your Christ, Just not your Christians\"
9/30/2006 9:22:53 PM
You know, God's a big man. I think he can take a little ribbing.
9/30/2006 10:40:52 PM
Sounds like you are reaching an apex in your belief, now you will either come to accept the fact that you are wrong, or you will go utterly insane and shoot up a shopping mall. Please choose wisely.
10/2/2006 6:22:31 AM
Wow - wasn't that exactly what Jesus said on the Temple Mount?
Why's she saying it then?
10/2/2006 6:44:57 AM
Matilde: \"Well, in that case you are not understanding the backbone of the matter. If you can´t follow a God-sanctioned command because you think it´s different, you´re not really a Christian. What you´re is a fascist who is angry, not because they insult God, but because you think that your lifestyles is threatened.\"
Quoted for truth.
10/2/2006 12:51:18 PM
God isn't a person!
10/2/2006 1:20:06 PM
How do you guys know that God doesn't have a sense of humor?
Just because you losers don't doesn't mean It doesn't...
10/2/2006 7:57:44 PM
So God walks into a bar, right...
10/5/2006 12:33:27 PM
Kadin - you'd think he would've seen it being omniescient and all...
10/6/2006 2:20:53 AM
I remember when my friends made fun ofmy invisible friend. Ishot them all for making fun of the person i loved most in my life...
10/27/2006 12:49:38 AM