Quantcast

Crisis of Courage: Christian Conviction or Religious Addiction?

 

About the author: Kevin A. Lehmann, purveyor of CatchKevin.com, is a socially moderate constitutional conservative and outspoken opponent of progressive liberalism. A self-described iconoclastic Christian, Kevin rails against big government, organized religion and the cultural, ide ... [read 's FULL BIO]


The totality of modern day Christianity can be summed up in a single cowardice, non-committal, don’t-get-involved, turn-the-other-cheek, four-letter-word . . . Pray.

In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy that unfolded at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, droves of Christian clergymen are calling for prayers for the families and loved ones of the twenty children and six adults who were shot dead by a psychopath.

Is it just me or does prayer always seem to be a day late and a dollar short? As a supposed tool for divine protection and intervention, God’s track record for answering my prayers, frankly speaking, is abysmal.

In fact, the only prayer I ever remember God answering on the spot was when I prayed for a desperately needed roll of the number two at a craps table. But when I prayed to God as an orphan and foster child to not get beat up or sexually molested at the hands of the older foster boys, my prayers fell on deaf ears.

Later, in a military boarding school, I prayed every night not to get beat up by the older cadets or sexually molested by the man who oversaw the junior school where I bunked. But the more I prayed, the more frequently and violently I was molested. When I prayed for my sister and I not to be physically abused at the hands of our own parents, those prayers also fell on deaf ears.

So if you ask this iconoclastic Christian, prayer is overrated. Christendom doesn’t need prayer warriors; it needs real warriors – warriors with fire behind their faith, and balls behind their belief.

If Christians were one tenth as motivated to effect societal change as they are about gathering in masses to hear the “health and wealth,” “name it and claim it,” and “blab it and grab it” prosperity message, the United States of America wouldn’t be hijacked by secular progressives, Islamists and anarchists who have no regard for law and order, much less human life.

Christians gather in the comfort of their respective churches inside and away from the mainstream, while the atheists, anarchists, nihilists and Islamists congregate where societal change really takes place – in the public square!

I can’t help but wonder how prayer is going to help the families and loved ones of the victims of the Newtown massacre now. I think it’s the knowledge that so many people across the country are in fact praying for them that brings them a measure of solace and comfort – a spiritual placebo effect so to speak.

Moreover, I ask myself if the prayers are for the people they’re directed to or if they’re really for the ones doing the praying? Anymore, I’m inclined to look at prayer as a copout, a way to assuage one’s crisis of conscience for lack of action, let alone, moral and spiritual conviction.

The four most overrated and underwhelming words in all of Christendom are: “I’ll pray for you.” Sure, there is always the occasional believer who genuinely cares and prays in ernest but, by and large, the hypocrisy is overwhelming. I’d have more respect for the charlatan who was honest enough to convey the real message behind the trite four worded phrase . . . “Screw you, I’ve got my own problems.”

Our fellow Americans in Newtown, Connecticut don’t need our prayers as much as they need our show of solidarity, our sympathy, our empathy and our compassion. They need temporal support, e.g. a shoulder to cry on, a neighbor to mow their lawn, someone to cook and clean for them, someone to grocery shop for them, and a friend to grieve with them – real, genuine, I’m-right-here-by-your-side, physical and emotional support.

They also need our commitment to use the untimely death of their children and loved ones to prove the courage of our convictions, engage the cultural war, stand in the public square and reclaim the moral and ethical principles upon which our country was built. That goes for any and every concerned American, I’m not one of those people that believes Christians have a lock hold on morals, ethics and principles.

Show me a principled atheist with the courage, conviction and cojones to confront evil and love his neighbor like himself and I’ll show you a man after God’s own heart whether he claims to be a Christian or not.

We don’t have a gun crisis in this country; we have a cultural crisis – a societal collapse of decency, morals and ethics. Mass media, Hollywood, higher education institutions, video game makers, and even Commercial Christendom have all contributed to the degradation of American society.

It’s no longer about country, community and unity – it’s about self.

“Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you!”

We give the national spotlight to such esteemed Americans as Snookie, Kim Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo while brave, self-sacrificing Americans who die on the battlefields of Afghanistan are relegated to the fine print of page 16 of the newspaper.

In the coming weeks and months there will be much debate about “gun control” and the need to ban certain types of firearms when in fact the real debate needs to be on how American society has become so depraved so rapidly.

More importantly, as a predominantly Christian nation, Christians need to have a “come to Jesus” meeting. Those with influence and power need to take their parishioners to task.

“This is where the rubber meets the road!” pastors should shout from the pulpit.

“Are you truly convicted or just religiously addicted?”

Posting Policy
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.
  • Robb in Ashburn, VA

    Kevin, let me start out by saying that I am heartily sorry for the abuse you suffered in your youth. Drawing a parallel between your experiences and those of the victims in Newtown, prayers after the fact may bring some comfort, but all by themselves don’t bring what is necessary……justice. While God is sovereign, He does expect His children on earth to do His works. As Jesus brother James wrote, “Faith without works is dead”. It is up to us to act when we see injustice. It is up to us to act when we see others in need. It is up to us to rise to the defense of the defenseless. What you needed in your day was an adult to rise up and say “I will take responsibility for keeping you safe.”….and then to do it. And who, in the whole world, should be more aware of this need, and more willing to commit to it, than those for whom Jesus once died to set free from their own slavery to sin and death?

    There is nothing more disappointing in God’s eyes than for Him to see the poor, the sick, the defenseless victims, and to hear His people praying “God, do something about this.” It’s up to us. He gives us what we need and expects US to rise up. Not only to rise up on behalf of those in need, but also to rise up in defense of Godly standards in our own lives and in our society. He expects us to stand up for the sanctity and value of life, of Godly moral values, of the right to publicly walk out our faith. When we fail society will corrupt and evil will become both commonplace and acceptable.
    And we have failed. How else do you explain “Christian” voters staying home in droves in the last election and not electing a moral man president over the one who promotes lies, deceit, envy, sexual immorality, selfishness and more? How else do you explain years of standing by and watching this society go it’s own way without being involved in setting it’s moral standards? Or our unwillingness to be engaged in the public for fear of offending someone?

    When we look at the current state of our society who else do we have to blame but ourselves? Now, the question is, will we finally rise up and actually DO something about it? Or will we just add it to our prayer list?

  • marineh2ominer

    I’ll bet you are really thrilled with the country that failed you as a child and are now socially glorifying the exact same class of sick perverts that made a hobby of raping you as a child unable to protect yourself . Were I you I would be calling down SATAN on this whole damnable country incessently .

  • Perhaps we should begin regaining our Christian culture with Kevin Lehman repenting of his vulgar and gutter “balls” and “cojones” language. Would you use such language around the dinner table with ladies present? I would hope not. If not, then you shouldn’t be using it here either.

    • Pastor M

      Good job finding the speck in Kevin’s eye… Good luck with that plank.

      • Pastor M., yes, I have my own splinters and planks to deal with, and when expressed in a public forum, good brothers (in obedience to Ephesians 5:11, etc.) should point them out to me, as was, in fact, done recently and for which I repented. If Mr. Lehman has a humble heart for Christ, he should do the same.

        This said, I think you should consider joining me in protecting the honor of the ladies involved with this and other forums, whenever such unchivalrous language is used in disregard for others and Christ.

  • Sarge

    First, It was not necessary to enumerate your past history, as bad as it is, to make your appeal for societal change on this particular horror. Second, to condemn all Christians, particularly Christian ministers, carte blanche, as disconnected, uncaring, self centered, money hungry, unsympathetic, and hypocritical is over reaching the message you are trying to foster. As a minister with the churches of Christ, for forty plus years, I can say that while your premise is basically correct, there are a few of us, who do not believe that prayer is a copout, or the only means by which to get God to act. It has always been my understanding that mankind, when associated with prayer, must do what we can do, before God can do what we cannot. It is just like faith, faith without works, James says, is dead. For me, if I pray in regard to anything, if I really have faith that God will answer my prayer, part of the answer is up to me and my doing what I can first. Incidentally, there is a nearby Church of Christ, in fact only eight miles away, in Danbury, Connecticut, where Doug Vile is the minister, which is, even while we speak, working to determine how best to help. The starting gate of the plan is, “When the national emphasis goes on to someplace else, we are going to be here to pick up the pieces.”

  • lovegoldenrule

    I certainly don’t share or agree with your distaste for prayer, but I do agree with your call for Christians to stand up and do something. I am so disappointed in Christians who sat at home for the past election thinking their actions were somehow pleasing to the Lord because, in their convoluted thinking, voting for a Mormon was some sort of endorsement for the religion of Mormonism, when in fact it was a vote for a return to Godly moral values that benefit all Americans (of course, Romney was not the perfect example, but he is so much better than Obama). I am very involved (putting my money where my mouth is) with supporting people who engage the culture war and stand up for American principles and constitutional rights, including the right to bear arms to protect ourselves from an evil government. I am not standing idly by as a Christian. I am doing. But I also know that God has all the power, and I certainly can never forget to ask for His help in every situation. As to your abuse, etc., as a child, my apologies for the sinful human race. You were most certainly the victim of sinful people AND the victim of people who looked the other way and did nothing. That being said, the Lord always hears your prayers, and the fact that you are alive and productive is no less a miracle of the Lord’s provision than if you had been rescued in your youth. Corrie ten Boom was a woman who was put into a concentration camp in Ravensbruck for helping Jewish people to escape the Nazis. Her sister and father died there. She was finally freed, after nearly a year of torture and misery, because of a clerical error, the week before all the women her age were killed. I only relate this to remind you that somehow, somewhere, there was a way of escape for you. It wasn’t a clerical error, but “somehow” you became free of your situation. I think if you think about it, there were prayers answered for you through many situations. Now don’t rip my head off. 🙂 Praying for you, friend.

    • 1) The Christian Church also needs to recognize that some of their solutions and stances are ineffective or downright dangerous. The war on drugs helps to produce a Police State that is ineffective at monitoring and handling criminality because in Socialist countries criminals just pay off the police, and ordinary citizens are the ones who are monitored. In Russia Organized Crime comprises 40% of GDP.

      2) The “Right to Life Movement” that started back in the 1970s has 30 years of ineffectiveness to its credit. “The Right to Life Movement” was initiated by Communists who did not want Christians controlling the purse strings; thereby, stopping the Communist’s immoral goals. He who controls the purse strings has the power, not he who shouts about immorality to the roof tops in vain. Only if Christians vote for a return to State’s Rights will they reagain control of the purse strings. Then they can stop funding for all bad life-style choices. But, you return the Liberals to State’s Rights with a message of ‘Freedom’. Stop butting heads with them.

      3) It is one thing to defend Israel, but quite another for the U.S. to attack pipsqueak Middle Eastern countries ostensibly for Israel. Israel is the most well-defended country in the world. They can take on all of the Middle East. And about all of that terrorism in Israel – Israel has 4.7 murders per 100,000 while the U.S. has 5.9 per 100,000. The main reason that our Globalist Socialist Federal Government is involved in the Middle East is not to protect Israel, but to protect the Petro Dollar (U.S. Dollar) as the World’s Reserve Currency. We refuse to keep a stable U.S. Dollar, continually devaluing our fiat currency, and as a result, we have to defend the U.S. Dollar with wars in the Middle East to make Arabs keep using the Petro Dollar for the oil trade. It means over 1/2 trillion dollars per year to the U.S. to keep the Petro Dollar as the medium of exchange for the oil trade. In other words, we are engaged in wars for “Blood Money.”

      4) With the exception of Ron Paul and Rick Perry, all of the Republican candidates had major flaws, enumerated here as divorced, thrice-married, lying lobbyist, and lying “flip flopper”. When Republicans stop running RINO candidates who have bad character, they can win elections. Many voters are now on to the game of candidates playing the “Christian Card” to win elections. Candidates who loudly proclaim their Christianity have major flaws to overcome: Bush – alcoholism and criminal allegations (closer relationship with Mexican Drug Cartels than with American citizens), Santorum – lying lobbyist, Gingrich – thrice-married, Romney – lying flip flopper, Clinton – amoral. My granny always insisted, “Christian is a Christian does”. Republicans need to leave the bad character behind when they select their slate, if they want to celebrate the day after the elections instead of crying as so many report. Supporting candidates who start off with negatives to overcome doesn’t make sense.

      If Republicans want to win elections, we need to establish a base criteria and strategy for electing candidates that actually works. Every single issue that is a “Hot Button” for Republicans is solved by a return to State’s Rights, putting control of the finances and social issues back into our own backyards on the state level. Voters can have much more impact on the state level than on the national level. Most Republicans do not understand this concept, and are staunchly refusing to take back their power. Republicans have an enormous education problem on their hands, if they want to win elections. But first, we need to establish a base criteria for Republican candidacy, then go from there to a strategy. The means to our goals is through State’s Rights and freedom. Christian are gulled, scammed, and used over and over again. Before the 2016 election, Christians need to be exposed to a massive education effort to get them back on track.

  • Sorry for your abuse and apparent unanswered prayers, but that being said, your abusive comments toward Christians and dismissing the power of prayer are idiotic.

  • I must say, you provide a most compelling argumenmt regarding the crisis in Christendom. It has been a problem that has slowly eroded away at the heart of the church for 3 generations now. I won’t get into a long speech regarding the many ills of the church, or the body of the church. I must say though, Prayer is as much a part of our belief system as Faith, or Praise, or Helping our neighbor, Feeding the hungry and so much more. Prayer is not the end all be all answer to everything in the Church. But, for some reason the fundamentals of the Original church have long been forgotten and thus are no longer taught.
    I find it to be such a shame that you suffered at the hands of others as you did growing up. I’d love to explain to you where God was in all of this, but I’m afraid this is not the forum to do so. It is not a simple, short and sweet dialogue. However, I wish you many blessings and much love in the name of the Lord..

  • Kevin, I’d like to remind you that if you are a Christian, God answered your prayer of salvation while you were yet a sinner. That alone is the greatest miracle you will ever experience. God gave you His grace to make that happen. It was through no work of your own. Prayer is effective. You are proof of that.

  • Just a quick jot,Jan to be aghast at Christian prosperity message is indeed a worthy sentiment. Many Christians ,myself included, don’t believe 99% of what is coming out from the neo-christian church. What a person prays for and his action or lack of it do not go together. Praying for the opening of eyes and comfort in the Christian belief,who is Jesus, does not even figure in the “material” prayers you speak of not being answered and then you turn around and condemn those seeking material gain? I may be reading your understanding of prayer wrong. I pray for the gifts of the Holy Ghost to strengthen me every day. If I was faced with a life or death struggle then I obviously stand firm and try to help. I think most people would, not just Christians. The idea that most Christians are not doing their part, is just misplaced blame, in my estimation. The majority of Christians aren’t true Christians,as they get lost by false teachers. The people who are causing the problems today are much more in the non-Christian category than Christian . It happens that liberals do not think correctly about the world as it is ,compared to how they wish it to be, thereby setting up ripe conditions for these sort of tragedies.

  • glory

    GOD will be the judge of who is a real Christian and who is a counterfeit. Who is doing His will and who is not. I’ve been a Christian for a long time … but never much of a church goer. However recently I have made an effort to “go to church.” And what did I find? Many many caring and giving Christians and many many Christians who sit on the sidelines. So it appears you are focusing only on those who may not be as active as you think they should be. If I looked at your life, I might find you’re not up to my standards either. You talk big, but what have you done recently? Maybe you are preaching to yourself and misjudging others. I wonder what self-described iconoclastic Christian is. Sounds to me like you make up your own rules and then demand perfection from others.

  • Mark in VA

    You’re talking about a by gone era. The one’s who today are cut from that cloth will stand up when the time comes. The rest will shrink away.

    Check out :http://brr.wallbuilders.com/

  • Steve E

    I am so beyond flabbergasted at your total ignorance of Christians, past and present. First I too want extend my sympathies at what happened to you. I can’t comprehend it and would go nuts if I even tried to.We live in a fallen world and for some reason,
    good people are in the wrong place at the wrong time, like the European Jews when
    the Nazis occupied it. As lovegoldenrule said, there many, many Jews who were saved
    by Christians during that time, even though the penalty was death to do so. If they acted like the way you said, they would have stayed in their homes instead of hiding thousands of them. Not all survived as, as golden said. Christian were raped and killed for helping them. A Christian woman doctor who went to Belgian Congo to help the people there, was raped when the Belgians left and all hell broke lose, nearly all the women were raped multiple times, including at least one nun, in full view of the others.The doctor lost her virginity as well, adding insult to injury. Christian Missionaries have been murdered many times trying to help the less fortunate, some times with their waves and daughters raped in front of them before they were butchered. The Salvation Army was started by Christians, and while maybe they have a lot less now % wise, the point is still the same. The vast majority of missions in skid row are run by Christians and have been for decades, they pay for the food and other expenses just so somebody living on the street could have a hot meal and maybe a bed. Christian -run Teen Challenge specifically helps people who want to quit drugs, drinking, etc and help them to get them back on their feet. Their success is way, way above secular drug and alcohol treatment centers. And I’ve just scratched the surface, there are many many more examples of Christians, in the millions I’m sure, who have gone into the world to help people, at their own expense, when they could have been making more money, at their job.,spending more time with their families in the warmth and comfort of their own home, which you seem to think is what all do. Do all Christians do these things? No, Christians are imperfect, they’re still just as sinful after their conversion as before, they just have God in their lives now. Unfortunately, sometimes Christians have stumbled and fallen, did things they shouldn’t, but that hardly negates the millions who DID, I don’t think they were aware they should have called Kevin Lehman to prove they are doing what you said they didn’t. I know your topic was prayer, but instead of leaving it at that, where you have legitimate grievances, you just had to say something so stupid and wrong it blows my mind. Only a very small portion of Christians still do the prosperity message; I don’t condone it, I’m very embarrassed by it, I have no clue where in the hell you get these ideas from, that Christians stayed huddled in their churches, that is a lie, lie,lie,lie, I’ve been a Christian 40 years, been in many churches and not once have I saw it.own eyes. And I know at least 2 Christian fathers whose sons joined the military, you think there were no Christians in the military? Seriously. It’s such a shame you had to go off the rails with your blindness to what Christians have done and still do,. You had some really good points about the moral decay of our country, but then you turn around and crap on the people doing what you want! Btw, I’ve seen 2 different videos of Christian groups in Michigan try to witness to muslims, but instead of protecting their free speech rights, they either arrested them even though what did was legal, or sat by and did nothing while those despicable muslims pelted them with rocks and concrete, calling them fucking pussies, thing like that. In America, not the middle east! A couple forced them to leave, and as they did there was several cop cars and mounted patrolman -the ones the one cop said weren’t there- and followed them for several blocks as they left, harassing them along the way. I’m really, really sorry your prayers weren’t answered, my aren’t either, but what God in essence said to Job in the book of Job was he is God and he doesn’t owe us any explanations for what he does and doesn’t.do.Some things we’ll never know untile we’get to Heaven. Please knock off your ignorance about Christians not being involved and you’ll get more people to stand with you, keep hating and you and the few secular people that agree about the culture crisis will be your only help. To address what you said earlier: it IS you, Christians DO pray for things before, during and after they happen. WE didn’t know we were supposed to call you so you could see for yourself. Romney: everybody I knew voted him, I don’t know of one person who didn’t vote for him because he was a mormon.Did some not vote for him because he was mormon? In a country of 300 million I’m sure some didn’t. They were foolish if they didn’t, and I’d tell them that to their faces. Again, I’m sorry about the hell you went throuh, and if you want to be mad at God go ahead, he can take it. Just stop making up outrageous lies up about Christians, it’s not our fault you were molested -that I know of- and we’re still flawed human beings. Get some therapy as to why you have this ignorant, irrational about a group of people you clearly don’t have a clue about. Sorry this was so long, but angry ignorance tick’s me off.And for the record,
    I have never watched Honey Boo-Boo, Snookie or KIm Kardishian, they all repel me.

  • I am sorry for your life experiences Jan. I assure you that those living without God is a constant battle that all Christians face. Do you think we are better off without God or do you think your childhood experiences should reach out to all American children?

  • @Kevin Lehmann, the author: Thank you for sharing! The knowledge contained in Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s books would cast light on your conflict regarding prayer. Elizabeth is probably most aptly called a Mystic Christian; however, she works at being ecumenical by bringing in the Shekinah Mother (Judaism) and Shiva (Vedic). Elizabeth’s prayers are the most powerful I have ever come across, and they saved my life, as I’m sure they have that of many others. The prayer book is PRAYERS MEDITATIONS AND DYNAMIC DECREES FOR PERSONAL AND WORLD TRANSFORMATION. Contact Summit University Press by phoning: 1-800-245-5445. Check out their web site at http://www.summituniversitypress.com/
    There are prayers for protection in the book mentioned above. I recommend “They Shall Not Pass” and “The Suicide Entity Decree”. The later also targets murder and abuse. There is a guide about how the prayers should be done in the front of the prayer book. See an additional comment below from me regarding the mistaken politics of Christians due to Communist infiltration and manipulation by Globalist Socialists – plus the solution.

  • I am a Constitutional Conservative, I am also Baptized Southern Baptist, and I can understand Kevin’s frustration with those “Christians” who are Christian on Sunday, but do not live up to the teaching of Jesus the rest of the week. It is this to which he is asking are you a CONVICTED CHRISTIAN, OR ARE YOU AN ADDICTED CHRISTIAN. Read carefully what he is asking of each Christian, I believe that come judgement day many who profess to be Christian will find themselves being asked the same questions. HOW WILL YOU ANSWER?

  • Kevin’s heart is humble but he’s pointing out to an obvious problem of a lukewarm church. He’s right about people obsessing over the Kardashians & Snookie! Prayer is not enough by itself, we need to act according to our belief. We need to have a “come to Jesus” sessions.

  • turfbarn80

    I am so sorry for what you and your sister have gone through. As a Christian, I find prayer most effective when mixed with ACTION. It’s a powerful one two punch. Therefore, have you legally charged the boarding school officials who abused you and your sister? If the statute of limitations hasn’t run out, It could save others from these hideous people. God bless you, and I really mean it.

  • Raymond

    Genesis Chapter 1:

    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

    And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lightsin the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

    And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

    And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

  • Poor Poor Pitiful Woo

    Ok, ‘scuse me Miss Jan, When I live a couple hundred miles away, I can’t cook for them, mow their lawn, babysit their other kids, provide a(n already deep enough friendship that it matters) shoulder to cry on. Now just WHAT am I supposed to do?? Don’t take your mislead, never-understood-God-to-begin-with RANT out on me! (Or your friend’s rant, whichever.) Or on any other good-hearted Christian who can’t so anything more than that. What? We should send money? Hint, I haven’t got any to spare, whether I wanted to w/ all my heart or not!

    I’ve been reading the comments, I won’t anger myself any further and waste one more word on you and your ignorance. For the record, Steve E said what I wanted to say, and much better worded.

    And yeah, I can see this is some warped friend of yours and not you writing this, but I’m STILL unsubbing from you! You perpetuate these “oh woe is me” lies this gay boy still revels in the memories.

    You suck, you wouldn’t understand God if He stood in front of you like He did Job and said “I AM WHO I AM!!! Where were YOU when I made the world, made the universe, made you? Huh? What’s that? No answer, just crickets? Yeah I thought so, now go read your Bible and find out what a REAL Christian should do, in regular times and in hard and hard-to-understand times.” ~God~

    You can’t stand and scream at us for why you were abused as a kid, why didn’t YOU keep saying something until your story (or lies) were believed? It’s not our responsibility to do something about something we know nothing about! So you can just bug off and maybe God knew how bitter you’d be and just punished you first, hey? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Obviously God had a need for you to be so “abused” (according to you) so He let it be! I know it doesn’t say anything about that in the Bible and it’s not how God works, but hey, do WE like to screamed at and judged? No, so guess what – I’m judging you. You deserved all you got and all you’ll get for following the devil’s highway. G’bye! Have fun! You can keep your sob story (faked lies) to yourself. How do *I* know all that really happened? Just because YOU wrote it? Not hardly!! Same as you got all the good Christians I know all wrong too. I don’t claim to be all that Christian, but I’m trying to learn. I will NOT start w/ you when you’ve wounded so many good Christians! I hope it happens to you all over again, as retaliation, you probably enjoyed it the whole time! .

    Oh and while we’re at it? I am NOT helping the Go’vt NAZI’S to take away our guns because someone somewhere got a crazy idea in his head. So there’s what I think of “gathering in the public square” and begging them to take them from us, cuz some crazy yap decided to do something bad w/ his! (Where’d he get all the money for that body armor and guns and such – speaking of the Aurora guy.) These are psy-ops, out to get you sheeple to give up your guns. What happened to the second boy they arrested running from the back of the school, huh? What happened to all the eye-witnesses who said they saw someone else involved in the shooting? I can say all the same things about Aurora! Why did the murderous dips**t plainly and calmly tell the cops his apt was booby-trapped? You guys stand in the Square and get your rights taken away from you, one by one. Guess what, if that’s the requirement to be your kind of xtian, then f*** you. I’ll stand and hold on to the rights my forefathers fought and died for, Christians better than YOU certainly are! I know PAGANS WAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than most ugly wanna-be xtians like you say you are. Lie down in the square, moan and beg and weep for Big Daddy Gov’t to come and protect you, you little pussy, (along w/ all the other pussies here and wherever who want their rights taken away from them cuz they’re a-skeereded”) Poor little gay boy who can’t understand why he liked being raped and beaten so he blames it on God. Ohhh Ohhh Moooaaannn! HAHAHA!!! If God is so strong, I won’t suffer for this, if the pagans are right, I’ll get this back times three. Sucks to be you stuck in the middle huh? What kinda logic is that? HAHA! “Here I am, stuck in the middle w/ you….” You tell lies so you can scream at Christians who are NOT NEAR THE TOWN, and we can’t do all those things you listed. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to have a buncha strangers all come nosing around me, trying to be overly-helpful when all I want to do is be left alone! Now go peddle your lies and suck-ass whinery on someone else and see what klind of response you get. So many believe and yet stand there getting screamed at for not doing something about things they don’t even know about. You’re either gay and loved it, (and then grew up to find out that Christians don’t take well to gay boys so all of a sudden it’s abuse, not fun and games), or you just didn’t open your mouth loud enough and to the right people to get it to stop. Oh boo-hooo!