Kevin gives Christians a bad name. No true believer, someone who has the Lord in his heart, would speak like that.
“But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither” – Matthew 5:34-36
At the risk of being called a dumb or blamed for living under a stone till now…
1) What’s with the first pic, coz I only see water and a street sign floating in there?
2) What is Cracker Barrel and why is it funny?
I thought the first was funny but agree the third would be better if someone else had finished it off. His big ending about going to Kohl’s was not at all what I was expecting. I really thought he was going for something a lot raunchier.
@Nicoretta, I had to register just to set you straight about the Cracker Barrel. It is not a fast food place, but a chain of country-style sit down restaurants scattered off of remote highway exits nationwide. When first you pull in to the giant parking lot of a Cracker Barrel, you will be greeted by a long patio that wraps around the structure, peppered with rocking chairs and those over sized checkers games that take place on what look like rugs.
Inside, you will find yourself in an overstocked store, which sells a variety of items from jewelry to ceramic angel figurines to those kid’s toys that are made of vibrating plastic balls with fake ferrets attached. They also have penny candy.
If you can tear yourself away from such wonders and make it to the seating section of the restaurant, you are free to order from a plethora of delicious menu items, but in most of my experience the service is decidedly slow (which is probably why they provide you with a jump-pegs-into-holes game which I cannot further describe at all the tables).
There’s supposed to be as much evidence of Jesus’ existence as there is of Julius Caesar’s existence. Not sure if that is true or not though and I’m pretty sure there is no evidence of Him having ever walked on water. Although there were sketetons of almost an entire egyptian army found in the middle of the Red Sea, which is pretty freaky!
Oh and Dan_Fargis:
“So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.” (Romans 14:13)
“Judge not, lest ye be judged.” (Matthew 7:1)
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” (John 8:7)
there is absolutely no evidence that Jesus ever existed. No contemporary of Jesus ever wrote about him; there are no records to say that Pontius Pilot executed him; there is no evidence that any city called Nazereth even existed at that time.
All of the “historial evidence” mentioning Jesus was written many years after his death. None of them (including the gospels) were written by anyone that claimed to have even met him (the earliest gospel was written 70 years after Jesus was supposed to have died)
He didn’t exist. His dad doesn’t exist. It’s all hearsay, and I am eternally grateful for that fact.
Well I am glad that there is a belief that causes people to do good things and strive to be better people. Yes, there are some religious people who do bad things in the name of their God and I understand that a lot of wars etc are caused in the name or one God or other, but do people seriously thing that if nobody was religious there would be no wars?! THAT would be more naive than believing in something that there is no ‘historicsl evidence’ of.
I think that religion causes a lot of happiness to a lot of people and don’t think anyone should have the right to say that it is invalid. If you don’t believe it, you don’t believe it, if you try to tell others that they should conform to your belief that there is no higher power then how are you any different from the Christians who try to convert everyone?
I don’t believe I told anyone they had to confirm to my beliefs. I merely stated the fact that there is no historical evidence that this particular stone age myth has any basis in reality, and expressed my relief that no such evidence exists.
That isn’t to say however that I don’t have the right to disagree with anything I choose to disagree with! That’s the beauty of having freedom of speech and the ability to look at something, see its faults and apply logic to, in this instance, reach the conclusion that it cannot be true.
@dreamweaver Sorry, that wasn’t meant as a personal attack or anything, it wasn’t even aimed at you, or anyone really, I’m just sitting here chatting/debating. Mostly with myself, but at least on the internet I can pretend someon’s interested :0P
Now, before I start my post…this is not the time of place for a debate on beliefs, because it will accomplish nothing for either party, and just get people angry.
However, I do feel the need to right wrongful ideas.
@Dan_Fargis: Your statement is right, but your reference is incorrect. The word used in Matthew 5:34 for “swear” in Greek is “omnuō”, which means to take an oath (like, “I swear on my life that I will find you.”).
A proper verse would have been Ephesians 4:29, which says “Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” (NIV)
@Tazinijif: You too, are right but wrong. Yes, we are not meant to judge. But your idea of judgement is slightly skewed.
Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (NIV).
You’ll notice the word “admonish”, which means to caution or warn against something, or even to scold. The word “judge” used in Matthew 5:1 is “krinō”, which means (I’m paraphrasing here) “To mentally or judicially distinguish, with implication to condemn”.
When the Bible say not to judge, it means not to look down on others. It doesn’t mean we’re not supposed to tell people when they’re disobeying God’s word; just that we’re supposed to go about it in the right way.
Romans 3:23 does say that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” We’re all equal in God’s eyes; but unfortunately a lot of Christians (myself included) sometimes struggle with that…
@marc92 I don’t know how often you visit this site, but dan_fargis seems to spend most of his life here, criticising both the people in the posts themselves and, more often, the people who respond in the comments. Perhaps in this instance he was cautioning or warning someone, but his posts are generally very judgemental. I don’t think that anyone on this earth has the power to condemn or judge someone for their actions (as long as they are legal) whether they consider them to be Christian actions or not. Leave the judging up to God.
Personally I think that a good Christian is someone who makes others aware of their religion and that they can be approached if anyone is in need of a moral compass or Christian support. It is fine to make your beliefs known but to force them upon others is just not right. Not everyone wants to be ‘saved’ and I think dan_fargis would find his time better spent in a homeless shelter serving up soup and words of encouragement to people who actually WANT the help than trolling.
“there is absolutely no evidence that Jesus ever existed. No contemporary of Jesus ever wrote about him; there are no records to say that Pontius Pilot executed him; there is no evidence that any city called Nazereth even existed at that time.” <– wrong. That's all