Category Archives: religion

Bible quote of the day

Exodus 35:1-3 (New International Version)

Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, “These are the things the LORD has commanded you to do: For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death. Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day.”

 

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You gotta laugh! Westboro Baptist Church

I am a proud Scot, and recently I stumbled across a video on their website about the inclusion of Gay and Lesbian ministers in the Church of Scotland. It is worth a watch for sheer comic value alone.

The Mr. Fred Phelps makes so many errors in the video – errors that would be corrected by a customary glance at any legitamate news-site or statistical document.

1. The video is called “Scotland considers gay preachers”. Preachers…. hmm. Yeah, the name of the video discredits it before it even starts!

2. His grammar is absolutely atrocious throughout.

3. “Not a single preacher in Scotland will speak-up in any meaningful way.” By this, he means that no church minister will speak-up against inclusion of LGBT (AKA ‘fags’) in the church.

4. So, the only place to hear the truth about god is from the Westrbro Baptist Church…  yeah, that is why almost every other church IN THE WORLD believes you to be wrong.

5. “Your perverted government wants to ban us.” Substantiate ‘perverted’. Our government has laws against hate crimes, that is why they wish to ban you.

6. “Pretending to debate.” No pretend about it. The dabate is happening.

7. “Get the death penalty for parading their filth down Main Street.” Huge cultural faux-pa. We don’t have ‘Main Street” in the way you imply.

8. “put away your fornication”?????

9. “They try to ban us, your only friends” In the past you have stated categorically that you are the friends of nobody.

10. England…. they state-
Streets overflowing with violence
Police AWOL
London is burning
All wrong! Especially when compared to the USA

Yeah, there is more. You should go and have a watch of their videos, they are truly enlightening. You do wonder how or even why.

I would love WBC to come to Scotland. We are an open minded society that may be enlightening to them. I could even take them to the church where the King James Bible (the one they follow word-for-word as they believe it to be ‘the word of god’) was interpreted and agreed upon!

As stated previously, I think religion is hokum, however, I can respect those who follow a religion for good. That isn’t these people.

I have a few favorite videos regarding religion – this is one of them.

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I thank the lord that…

I don’t believe in god, any god. I don’t particularly believe in any religion, infact I would go as far to say that the majority of it is a whole load of crap. That being said, I don’t want to demean other peoples beliefs as I do believe that some good can come from faith.

I have a great deal of respect for those who do have faith. I can not begrudge someone their beliefs and I would never, ever try to change their religious thoughts. I do, however, wonder why those who do believe in a faith feel the need to convert me?

I have been fortunate to have traveled the world and spent some time in the USA – which is perhaps the worst place for ‘devout’ religious people. I was in a Wal*Mart (an experience in itself), having a laugh with a few friends that they had chosen to sell goldfish next to live lobsters when I was approached by a random woman. She was nice enough until she randomly asked “Do you believe in god?”
Now, this was like giving a dog a bone, and with a giggle I replied “No!”
It was at this point that the nice lady decided to say “Oh dear.” looking at me as if I had manifested a forked tail and horns, she went on to say “I truly feel so sorry for you and your soul.”
Now, I had no idea what had just happened. It became even more bizarre when she went away and returned a few moments later with a bible, handed it to me and recited something (I assume a passage from the bible) and said “Let the lord speak to you. he is the only one that can save you!”

So, If you go to a Wal*Mart and see a bible being read by a live lobster – it will be my copy.

Religion isn’t a problem until people disagree, and then the [stupidly] start to argue and fight over it. “There is only one true god” is a phrase that I hear repeated frequently. Who says so? And if there is only one god, who says it is the one you believe in? And even if there is a god, and it is not the same one that Bob believes in, why should we chastise him? If he is happy and causing nobody any problems, why not let him believe what he wants.

I would not describe myself as an atheist, because an atheist needs a religious belief. I was going to say that I am not religious – but that isn’t strictly true. I’m a Good-thiest. I believe in people doing good things. *IF* and it is a big if, there is an afterlife I doubt God, Bob, Jimbo or whomever is in-charge will discriminate against entry based on who read the bible and went to a cold building every Sunday and sang truly awful songs. I truly believe that the person that has done good will be rewarded.

I have been so fortunate to have worked withe devout Jews, Muslims, Christians etc. over the years. Despite the rather annoying need they feel to convert me, I would say that they all share something in common. Good. All religious text preach being good. So why can we not all just be good to one another?

I found this picture which made me laugh. It is true in many respects.