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Is eating dessert a sin?
I know this may sound very silly, but bear with me. This is only an example; I ask this of many other things we do for pleasure that we think (or at least, that I have not thought) are not wrong. These include things that we spend time on (hobbies) and things that we spend money on.
I ask this because it seems that doing these things is bad compared to doing more godly things. For example, buying something that I don't need but is only for pleasure seems like a sin compared to giving the money to someone in need. Spending time playing videogames seems sinful compared to spending time witnessing to others about Jesus.
These simple things we do for pleasure seem selfish and won't matter in the end, when we are in heaven, but serving God will have mattered. Does this mean these things are sinful?

Fipi, christianforumsite 63 Comments [3/29/2008 2:30:23 PM]
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Happymealungen

You are absolutely right. Now get of the internet and do something good. Now.

3/29/2008 2:33:06 PM

Horsefeathers

"Is eating dessert a sin?"

Yes. It's in Leviticus just between breathing air and being born.

"I know this may sound very silly, but bear with me. This is only an example; I ask this of many other things we do for pleasure that we think (or at least, that I have not thought) are not wrong. These include things that we spend time on (hobbies) and things that we spend money on."

Sounds like a nice obsessive disorder you're beginning to develop.

"I ask this because it seems that doing these things is bad compared to doing more godly things."

Unfortunately, most of the "godly" things you're supposed to do are now considered barbaric and illegal. No more raping, pillaging, slaving and genocide for you.

"For example, buying something that I don't need but is only for pleasure seems like a sin compared to giving the money to someone in need."

You need the threat of eternal hellfire to not be a selfish twit? Do you need someone to hold your hand while you walk across the street too?

"Spending time playing videogames seems sinful compared to spending time witnessing to others about Jesus."

Please, for the sake of the rest of us, keep playing games. Just don't proselytize to the rest of us you may happen to be playing with.

"These simple things we do for pleasure seem selfish and won't matter in the end, when we are in heaven, but serving God will have mattered."

Then go off and kiss your invisible friend's ass and leave me be.

"Does this mean these things are sinful?"

Yes. See you in hell.

3/29/2008 2:44:23 PM

Princess Rot

Why is it fundies always want our lives to be so inextricably dull and micromanaged so much that we are scared to eat a sundae?

Fipi, you are very silly, so GTFO and go and kiss your Sky Daddy's ass or something.

3/29/2008 2:46:09 PM



This advice comes from a priest, a psychologist and my mother(a very devout woman):
Humans are animals who do things for pleasure most of the times. Pleasurable activities are part of the normal behavious of mammals. It's only when it harms to others or REALLY prevents you from doing something more important that it should be avoided.
And by the way, if your dessert is fruit, it's even good for you. What else do you need?

3/29/2008 3:04:55 PM

Doctor Whom

At least that person is talking about giving money to someone in need instead of just tormenting gays and women seeking abortion.

3/29/2008 3:10:18 PM

John

Where in the Bible does it say God wants everybody to be a monk?

3/29/2008 3:18:12 PM

Grand Archblasphemer of York

Wait...you do realize that no-one can be saving the world with their every waking moment, right? Even if it is just "for pleasure", everyone needs a little bit of entertainment and rest in order to function properly. You show me a person who spends every second of their life doing good deeds, and never buying anything for himself, and I will show you someone who is clinically insane.

3/29/2008 3:19:04 PM

Jack Bauer

Wouldn't the enjoyment that you get from witnessing to the helpless be considered a sin?

3/29/2008 3:43:24 PM

Blayze Kohime

So doing anything pleasurable at all is a sin? That's what God asks of you? To be miserable?

3/29/2008 3:57:17 PM

Doctor Fishcake

In case of Rapture, can I have your triple chocolate sundae?

3/29/2008 3:59:15 PM

aaa

No comment.

3/29/2008 4:07:41 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

"It is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life." Ecclesiastes 5:18

The bible isn’t 100% doom, gloom, and BS. There’s a whole book (Ecclesiastes) full of good advice. Of course, fundies never heard of it since it wasn’t authored by Paul.

3/29/2008 4:28:53 PM

cui bono

yes

3/29/2008 4:35:11 PM

crazyroper

"For example, buying something that I don't need but is only for pleasure seems like a sin compared to giving the money to someone in need."

This sentence just really pisses me off for some reason.

3/29/2008 4:56:02 PM

Truthuser

If I can't play video games in heaven, I don't want to go.

3/29/2008 5:00:15 PM

L


So, buying a soda is a sin?

3/29/2008 5:21:46 PM

Septic Sceptic

Which led to Pastor Fipi's famous sermon:


3/29/2008 5:31:00 PM

lotus whitedragon

This is just plain weird. The magic sky daddy doesn't even want us to eat desert? You'd think Kkkristians would be more concerned with things that actually ARE evil.



3/29/2008 5:33:09 PM

noodleboy

Please practice what you preach and sell your computer.

3/29/2008 5:36:58 PM

Osiris

There is a room with a cake. There is also a sign that says if you don't eat the cake you'll get a better cake when you die.

Atheist: Well there's no way to determine if the author of the sign was being truthful or not, and likewise there is absoluetly nothing in here that would lead me to believe it even has a splash of truth to it. Screw I'm going to have my cake.

Theist: The sign was from God! It's a sin to eat that cake! That cake is the devil trying to fool you and make you turn away from God! Reject the cake! The cake is a lie! Only true believers in God will get their cake when they die! We must rally and burn all the godless cake eating heathens!

3/29/2008 6:11:30 PM

Ken1971

@ Septic Sceptic:

I seem to remember beating you to "cake or death" about a week or so ago. This time you have not only beaten me to it in a timely sense, but with style as well. In short, Sir, I salute you.

Would you care for some tiramiSIN or some cherry SLEAZEcake?

3/29/2008 6:17:58 PM

Frank

You know, I actually agree with her to an extent. It is better to do something good for somebody than play video games.

3/29/2008 7:04:37 PM

Reverend Davidius

but video games ARE more productive than proselitysing (don't mind my spelling)

3/29/2008 7:06:14 PM

DarkfireTaimatsu

...You've been reading Muertitos, haven't you?

http://muertitos.comicgenesis.com/d/20080205.html Starting with this strip, and going on for several, Muertitos ran a small bit in their story about how dessert is a sin. It's pretty hilarious, and I recommend both it and the whole dang comic.

3/29/2008 7:33:32 PM

POSW

If God doesn't want us to eat dessert, he is truly evil.

3/29/2008 7:44:27 PM
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