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Every time I hear of one of these disasters, such as the one in Burma (where we support missionaries), I pray that people would look to God, that Christians would be able to dispense God's Word as well as water and food, that the Holy Spirit would be working in the people's hearts.

I, too, feel that God uses these disasters and other causes of suffering to wake people up to their need of Him -- and with the increasing number of disasters around the world, I feel like God is making a few last passes around the world, calling those who will be His Bride before the Wedding Day (aka Rapture).

Reason&Hope, Rapture Ready 54 Comments [5/29/2008 12:43:31 PM]
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ID82

All this talk about being a bride of God or Jesus is kind of creepy. Adding the wedding day comment just makes it worse.

5/29/2008 12:48:56 PM

Eo

A bit creepy, but mostly harmless.

5/29/2008 12:56:17 PM

Comicartist

Once again proving that God is a git.

5/29/2008 1:08:09 PM

OhHolyHell

Holy shit. I just feel more and more unwilling to be Christian, even the tiniest bit, because of insane people like this lady... I mean, what sort of ever-loving, compassionate God would kill millions? How would the agony and despair in those countries make them Christian? If anything, it drives people further from God and causes intense agony and despair and suffering. Thousands and thousands of innocent children are dead.

I would never, EVER follow a religion that worships a God that uses wide-spread death and pain to force people to be his "bride". It sounds sadistic and freaky to me. And of course, all the followers are the same way - they use guilt, threats, intimidation, non-stop pestering and downright criminal ways to force themselves on me. It's only Christians that come knocking on my door weekly and giving me pamphlets about God. Of the thousands of religious faiths and sects and cults in the world, only Christians badger me at the mall, at the airport, follow me around in the park when I'm with my toddler.

At my college campus, some creepy guy singled me out because I wore enormous goth boots and had my head partially shaved (surely a sign of demonic posession, *sigh*) and he'd follow me around EVERYWHERE. Mind you he SCARED me, I was 5'5 and 113 pounds and he was like 6'3, 230 lb. He'd talk about God, sure, but he was always there, walking his dog, wherever I went. I mean, I was raised Catholic, I would have STAYED Catholic if not for my initial dive into other faiths following experiences with fundies and their insanity.

WAKE UP, you fucking fundies, it is forceful, disgusting people like you, with your extreme measures, that turn THOUSANDS of people away from God. Christianity is in decline, don't you see? Christian churches are even encouraging their followers to reproduce in some countries. The amount of people volunteering to be priests, nuns, and other servicepeople is also in decline. The stake isn't being driven in between the faith and people because of the actual religion, but rather because of the twisted followers and their hateful interpretations.

UGH!

5/29/2008 1:08:59 PM

Ambrielle

These people need water, food, shelter and medicine. God does fuck all for them.

5/29/2008 1:11:33 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

If god is that desperate, wouldn't it be simpler just to have him appear on a reality show (Deity Needs A Few Thousand Brides)?

Of course, that doesn't jive with the fundy claim that marriage = 1 man + 1 woman. But, fundies are hardly known for consistency.

5/29/2008 1:12:50 PM

Mister Spak

"I pray that people would look to God"

You mean like this?

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/12/25/MNGCEGD8KC1.DTL


5/29/2008 1:41:18 PM

m52nickerson

God: You need me because I create disasters to make you reilize you need me.

5/29/2008 1:41:52 PM

John

I, too, feel that God uses these disasters and other causes of suffering to wake people up to their need of Him

How does that make sense? Why would somebody turn to God because He destroyed their town? Most people would take it as proof that God either doesn't exist or is a monster who kills innocent children.

If you were struggling with a heavy load, who would you turn to; someone who helps you unasked or someone who dumps even more on your back, stands there and says "boy, I'll bet you'd like to beg me for help, wouldn't you ...?"

5/29/2008 1:44:50 PM

Ranger Joe

"It accepts the Christ as it's savior or it gets the cyclone again" award?

5/29/2008 1:45:17 PM

Lou

So, God let's all this crap happen, but if you submit to him he'll stop it?

In other words: "Worship me of get a another earthquake!"


5/29/2008 1:51:47 PM

Horsefeathers

"Every time I hear of one of these disasters, such as the one in Burma (where we support missionaries), I pray that people would look to God, that Christians would be able to dispense God's Word as well as water and food, that the Holy Spirit would be working in the people's hearts."

Hey, here's an idea: how about helping out just because it's the right thing to do rather than because you think it scores you some sort of brownie points with the Big Guy?

Victims of such things don't want to be proselytized you imbecile, they want you to help them.

"I, too, feel that God uses these disasters and other causes of suffering to wake people up to their need of Him -- and with the increasing number of disasters around the world, I feel like God is making a few last passes around the world, calling those who will be His Bride before the Wedding Day (aka Rapture)."

You're a moron. I may as well beat the crap out of you and then tell you that you need me to protect you from myself because if you worship me I wont beat you to a pulp whereas the beatings will continue if you don't.

5/29/2008 1:52:31 PM

Mr Smith

Every time I hear of one of these disasters, such as the one in Burma (where we support missionaries), I pray that people would look to God
You would be better off leaving god at home. You'd get all that food, water, blankets, medical aid and such to people so much faster. People need food and water, they don't need god.

I feel like God is making a few last passes around the world, calling those who will be His Bride before the Wedding Day

It looks like he's roughing her up a bit as well doesn't it?

5/29/2008 1:52:40 PM

Mr Smith

@Horsefeathers

I don't think it matters if you worship him or not. He's still going to slap you around to test your faith.

5/29/2008 1:55:09 PM

...

Yeah, 'cause of course the other religions than Christianity are incapable of consoling grieving or traumatized people.

Riiiight.

5/29/2008 1:56:27 PM

JAL

Your god is a total prick. Even if god wasn't imaginary, why worship a god that gets off on death? What an asshole.

5/29/2008 1:56:44 PM

stogoe

God: I love you so much. Look how many people I killed just so you would pay attention to me. And I'll do it again and again, thousands and millions of lives extinguished, their blood spilt at my feet, just so I can spend more time with you. I love you, can't you see that? Why won't you let us be together?

Me: Get away from me you mass-murdering sicko before I call the cops.

5/29/2008 2:00:07 PM

aaa

Government, keep these out. They are trouble.

5/29/2008 2:00:11 PM

Xotan

Like people dying of foul water and starvation have to be preached to for three days about the goodness of god and the missionaries before they get any relief.

5/29/2008 2:14:50 PM

anonymous_troy

You pray to make an omniscient god aware of thoughts he already knows, thoughts owned by the free will of man that He cannot change?

Your rituals are futile by your own definition.

5/29/2008 2:33:10 PM

Septic Sceptic

"I feel like God is making a few last passes around the world, calling those who will be His Bride before the Wedding Day"

So God's swooping around up there, dropping disasters wherever he chooses?

"What's that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's.... run for your lives, it's a cyclone!"

5/29/2008 2:33:21 PM

Eden

If I remember correctly the bible belt where you´ve got the highest percentage of christian fundamentalists doesn´t get affected less by natural disasters, than other region of the USA (or other, less religious countries).

Isn´t it even the case that there is a higher occurence of natural disasters within the bible belt than in other areas of the united states?

If yes, then maybe you should take it as a sign ;)

5/29/2008 2:36:54 PM

approximate

Shoving mythology down their throats still doesn't feed them. Wanna help? STFU.

5/29/2008 2:47:23 PM

Darn

This the universe's answer to your God


5/29/2008 2:49:19 PM

Davey

m52nickerson: Totally, it would be a bit like trashing your home and beating up you wife to make her realise that she needs to be around more.

5/29/2008 2:50:21 PM

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