Closing Thought–27Sep21

Ever wonder why the promise of the prodigal son, Jesus, has not happened?

It is promised by most of the WASP religions and yet nothing has happened….why is that?

It seems that some idiotic evangelical has the answer for the faithful….

If we want Jesus to come back, then apparently we’ll have to dig deep into our pockets, according to right-wing evangelical pastor Jesse Duplantis.

During a recent four-day, live TV event Victorython on the Victory channel, Duplantis made the bizarre claim that people aren’t donating to their churches generously enough, and this is the reason why Jesus has not yet made a reappearance.

“I honestly believe this — the reason why Jesus hasn’t come is because people are not giving the way God told them to give,” he said, “when you understand this, you can speed up the time.”

Who knew, the son of God was so money motivated?

Later on in the show, Duplantis further explained why if everyone called the number listed at the bottom of the screen to donate, “God the Father would say ‘Jesus, go get ‘em.’”

“I realized that I will not move people emotionally to give,” he said. “I’m gonna have people move according to the word of God. What is God saying to you?

“I really believe this, if people would call this number and put this victory all over the world, every available voice, every available outlet, God the Father would say, ‘Jesus, go get ’em.’ Because, you see, he wants to see us as much as we want to see him. … And so what is hindering all these things is because people are not doing in the financial realm — because we’re living in an economic world — what God’s called them to do.”

https://www.indy100.com/news/evangelical-pastor-jesus-return-donate-money-b1926227

I have always thought that these toads were a greedy lot….but this is beyond the pail….

Just another reason I have NO use for organized religion, especially the Evangelicals….I want nothing to do with a religion that wants me to pay to pray or takes attendance…..

But that is just me….you do what the spirit moves you to do…..

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That ‘Old Time Religion’

I usually do not post much on religion for to me it is a personal thing and should stay with the person….but here I will make an exception because of all the religious bullshit around this Covid thing and a lot of false and misleading info is coming out of them mouths of religious MORONS….it is pathetic and it is not helping.

But why do they choose stupid over knowledge?

From Darwin to COVID the church has been wrong. It’s really about fear among the Christian faithful when they turn away from science. Even scientific theory is dismissed out of hand by the church because of a fear that somehow science will prove that God does not exist. As the pandemic spreads from one church to another and global warming continues to be ignored by the evangelical movement, it is clear that practitioners of the current Christian faith have not evolved from their ancestors who condemned Galileo and Darwin.

This is why it has been so difficult to get evangelicals to accept things proven by the scientific community. You have probably noticed that many Republicans still will not confirm that climate change is even a thing. They almost certainly know better but are spineless, too afraid to alienate their hardcore Christian constituency, despite the clear ignorance behind the evangelical understanding of the climate crisis.

https://www.salon.com/2021/08/28/evangelicals-science-and-the-vaccine-refusal-is-built-on-deep-seated-fear/

What are white evangelical Repubs afraid of?

The belief that God controls everything that happens in the world is a core tenet of evangelicalism — 84 percent of white evangelicals agreed with this statement in PRRI polling from 2011, while far fewer nonwhite, non-evangelical Christians shared this belief. The same poll also showed that white evangelicals were more likely than any other Christian group to believe that God would punish nations for the sins of some of its citizens and that natural disasters were a sign from God. What’s more, other research from the Journal of Psychology and Theology has found that some evangelical Christians rationalize illnesses like cancer as God’s will.

Why Some White Evangelical Republicans Are So Opposed To The COVID-19 Vaccine

My question is…if God controls everything why does he not protect us from bullets or hunger or homelessness?

Somewhere in the myths I believe there is something written about ‘bearing false witness’ and these bigots charlatans break that rule on almost every occasion.

In 1980 when Reagan was running for the presidency I aid that it was a big mistake to allow the religious chattering class to become part of the campaign….good to see I have not lost my touch.

I am starting to have NO compassion for these idiots….for if you take health advice from a pastor then maybe God is deciding who lives and dies…..and you could be of the short end of that stick.

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Closing Thought–12Aug21

I have NO time form religious charlatans….those poser that pretend to speak for god/Jesus…..most evangelicals are the worse of a useless bunch.

Charlatans like this ‘pastor’ on Covid…….

Speaking to a crowd of around 1,000 worshippers at the three-day America’s Revival event this Friday, right-wing preacher Joshua Feuerstein told the group to abandon masks and to forgo vaccines, since all they really need for protection is Jesus.

“Listen to me … and let me speak now to the cameras around the world to every pastor that’s watching this broadcast, to every Christian that has cowered in their home,” Feuerstein said. “I realize that for this last year, that maybe you’ve been fed fear … but the Bible says that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but a power and a love and a sound mind.”

“You have sound mind!” Feuerstein declared to the audience. “You don’t have to wear a mask! You got Jesus. You don’t need the vaccine! You got Jesus.”

https://www.rawstory.com/preacher-joshua-feuerstein/

If this is possibly true then I would like to ask why then if Jesus will protect these people why would he also not protect them from bullets and hunger?

Events are proving this is nothing but pure bullshit.

At what point do the people stop throwing their hard fought money at these posers?

Be Well….Be Safe….

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

The Flock Flees

For too long there has been a religious presence in politics that has brought about the culture wars….those issues that have NOTHING to do with this countries well being.

There are too many ‘pastors’ that try to influence politicians…not with blessings but rather with cash…..thus the culture wars continue.

This abortion of American society has been holding politicians by the cajones for about 40+ years……but that hold may be loosening….

For the first time in the United States, church attendance has dropped below 50 percent, Gallup revealed Monday.

It’s a warning that was issued when evangelical churches began loudly pushing far-right policies and supporting Republican candidates. While there are progressive and non-partisan churches that have risen above the fray, many of the loudest voices have been those promoting conservative policies.

“U.S. church membership was 73 percent when Gallup first measured it in 1937 and remained near 70 percent for the next six decades, before beginning a steady decline around the turn of the 21st century,” the report said.

https://www.rawstory.com/churches-losing-people/

And this…

https://www.rawstory.com/gop-religion/

What could make Americans flee from ‘church’….well there is an opinion why….

Because, while church membership is declining, people are still as hungry for the things of God as they ever have been. People are still seeking justice, forgiveness, hope, love and belonging. People are still desperate for mercy, for meaning, for second chances. People are still seeking the Holy, and the Holy One is still seeking people. So the problem isn’t with those outside the church, and it certainly isn’t with God. The problem — and it is a problem — is with us. The problem is that most of the church in America looks more like America than the body of Christ.

The church makes the news for all the wrong reasons — seminary leaders who passionately denounce Critical Race Theory but are silent about the white supremacy that forms their curriculum and institutions. Pastors who care more about not being called racist than learning how to meaningfully participate in racial reconciliation. Christians who care more about defending their right to buy a weapon than advocating to end police brutality.

 
I agree that religion spends too much time trying to force Americans to believe inn their vision of the ‘perfect’ society instead of working on the souls and the spiritual needs of their flocks.
 
Time for religious leaders to step back and only comment when asked….I have never asked but I am still bombarded with stuff that means little to me.
 
I Read, I Write, You Know
 
“lego ergo scribo”

Covid-19 Charlatans

Sorry for the redundancy but these types of people chap my ass!

We have heard the stories of those pigs that are price gouging…..and those that are hoarding stuff…..but the worse of the worse are those religious types that are pretending to care about their flocks.

Like that idiot pastor in Louisiana that defied the isolation rule and pack his so-called church……and that has lead to the death of a parishioner….

A parishioner at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana has reportedly died from the coronavirus weeks after the church’s pastor defied his state’s ban on large gatherings to hold packed church services.

Local news station KALB reports that a coroner’s report of a 78-year-old parishioner of the church revealed that he had died after being infected with COVID-19.

“The coroner’s report lists the man’s cause of death as acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, and COVID-19,” KALB reports. “Acute respiratory distress syndrome and pneumonia are frequently found in patients who die of coronavirus.”

(Raw Story)

By the way the pastor’s name is Tony Spell

Where have I heard that name?   Thinking…..thinking…..

Oh yeah…he is that religious clown that wants your stim check……

In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, the Rev. Tony Spell called on the public to get behind a new online challenge he is dubbing the #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge.

There are three rules to the challenge, Spell said in the video. The first rule is that it starts on Sunday. The second, he said, is for people to “donate your stimulus money.”

“Rule number three,” he continued, is to “donate it to evangelists, North American evangelists who haven’t had an offering in a month; missionaries, who haven’t had an offering in a month; music ministers, who haven’t had an offering in a month.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/493237-louisiana-pastor-donate-stimulus-checks-evangelists

These evangelists care more about cash than their flocks…and that goes for Falwell, Graham and any other money hungry religious leader.

First this fool can BITE ME!  Second…a man of GOD MY ASS!

These people are why Christianity gets a bad name…..they do not represent the teachings of Christ….only their individual GREED!

Stay away from charlatans like this “man” (I use the term “man” loosely) for the “flock” means nothing to them….they just see dollar signs not the faithful.

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