"I believe in Jesus Christ" Facebook challenge

I saw this post from a friend on FB:

 

I believe in Jesus Christ. One Facebooker has challenged all believers to put this on their wall. The Bible says, if you deny Me in front of your peers, I will deny you in front of my Father. This is a simple test. If you love Jesus and you are not afraid to show it, re-post this. I proudly did and GOD is always there no matter how bad your troubles are here on earth

 

 

Here are the comments that followed:

 

Travis:  Translation: Repost or burn in hell...bwahaha!

 

OP:  lol...you know no matter how old i get the whole "hellfire and brimstone" still freaks me out

 

Bill:  BLEEEAHHHHHHH!!!

 

OP:  i have no idea what that means bill :o)

 

Bill:  Religious vomit.

 

Vernon:  what if i accepted jesus before and i didn't see nething why would this one work?? ok i accept jesus christ in my life. lets see a change

 

OP:  i love u cuz thanks

 

Ian:  (Rolls eyes, reads a book)

 

Ian:  And God doesn't exist. It's all fractal geometry and about 20 years from being proven.

 

OP:  You know what? It makes me sad that you used to be my best friend, but for the last year or so you are just kinda mean. When is the last time you even said "hi", or took the time to actually talk to me instead of always saying mean shit on my fb? I have no problem with other people's views, I never have...but just because I don't agree with them doesn't mean I shit all over them.

 

 

 

So, i felt like I should add something to the conversation.  This was my response:


I believe that a man who said some of the things attributed to the Jesus Christ character from the christian bible probably did exist about two millennia ago. 

Jesus said he would kill children: 
"Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." (Revelation 2:22-23) 

Jesus also said he did not come to bring peace:
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household." (Matthew 10:34-37)

But, then, if Jesus was the deity of the Old Testament than that makes sense since he is supposed to be a man of war:
"The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name." (Exodus 15:3)

There is a good reason why christian women don't know about most of this stuff. They're not allowed to ask questions:
"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." (I Corinthians 14:34-35)

But, that's only because christian women are inferior to christian men:
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." (I Corinthians 11:3)
"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man." (I Corinthians 11:8-9)

Some of the sayings of peace and love that are attributed to the Jesus Christ character make a lot of sense and still apply in our society, but a lot of that stuff from the bible belongs to a time of slavery, female inferiority, and hatred and lacks a place in a progressive and morally conscious society. 

I try not to be too judgmental of beliefs in deities, but the christian bible has caused enough hatred and judgment of its own that it deserves some ridicule. I mean, it clearly describes the supposed existence of cockatrices, unicorns, dragons, sea monsters, seven-headed monsters, and zombies http://www.freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Monsters_in_the_Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Irina Uriupina on February 24, 2011 at 9:19pm

Travis:  Translation: Repost or burn in hell...bwahaha!

lol )) i loved it

I've known a guy to whom faith was very important but who would say 'i don't wear my faith on my sleeve'

i thought that was a nice excuse to hide your religiosity from others.

Comment by Steph on February 26, 2011 at 3:21pm
Well said, Graham. I absolutely love it! :) Have you had any response from your FB friend? Or have you been 'de-friended'? ;)
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 28, 2011 at 5:28pm
hmm... your theist friend reminds me of an old fundie friend of mine... same situation.. used to be best friends... but are strained now. He constantly posts "religious vomit" on my fb page and doesn't really talk to me anymore.
Comment by Irina Uriupina on February 28, 2011 at 6:04pm

because it requires more that a superficial read through

an all-powerful deity could have created something all of his dumb kids would be able to comprehend

especially, since proper understanding of that text is a life or dead question. imagine how many will be forever damned just coz they were unable to get the true meaning of the text.

but i guess, u could blame it all on people as usual: not all-powerful, not all-knowing, but always guilty of something

Comment by Irina Uriupina on February 28, 2011 at 9:13pm

Oh... I see, so the guy is 'merciful' but not nice. And he loves all of us. But not as much as to want to save every soul. Sure, why not...

If the guy is not nice, I'm not wasting my time exploring his character. My heart does not lean to guys like that.

Hehe, you guys with your conflicting statements are amusing.))

Comment by Irina Uriupina on March 1, 2011 at 5:30am

I bet you like nice guys, someone you can push around and be bossy to. 

No, only as nice as not to promise to burn me in hell fire forever for not understanding some old crappy book.

he loves you enough for you to make your own decision

He didn't have a problem deciding for me if i want to live at all, he decided for me which rules i should obey.

We have a different understanding of love. Mine does not involve causing harm to the loved one if he or she chooses not to worship you.

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