The real question is how many of you have done something *he* told you NOT to do


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This article explores the percentages of people who claim to have done something because God told them to do it.

We all know that certain people have a direct link to the voice of the almighty and it’s heard via internal god-only ears. Seriously.

A snippet:

While many of us figured the whole “God coming to hang out and chat” thing sort of petered out after the Old Testament, a recent study from YouGov has found that 38% of Americans believe that God has spoken to them and told them to do things. Also, more than half of us believe God controls the weather and natural disasters. Specifically thunder, as that is when he/she goes bowling.

I have to confess, I’m a bit curious. I don’t just want to know that 38% of people think God is giving them instructions. I want to know what those instructions are. Like, is it just things like “Wear red socks today, Jim!” or is it like “Kill your neighbor’s dog, Jim!” I feel like that’s kind of an important distinction as far as these things go. I mean, there are a whole lot of people out there who have been instructed by God to kill. There’s Abraham, Saul, and this lady who bashed her kids skulls in with rocks back in 2004.

On the other hand, it’s more interesting to me that believers do what God told them not to do, like pray in public, go out of their way to help the poor, give the shirt off their backs, forgive indefinitely, not to judge, etc. etc.

Go check the article for more info.

 

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It’s 2013, right?


Demons and devils. You know you love them.

Or you hate to love them.

Or something.

I understand people believe in a god. I get it. The universe is big, bold and beautiful. It’s mysterious and grand.

Let’s say some big, mysterious being created all of it, because it makes me feel better on the inside place.

See, god!

But devils and demons?

Some of my more religious friends on facebook are standing up for their belief in demons by posting blogs like this to explain why they aren’t partaking in the evil Halloween holiday.

The blogger, one woman named Michele Blake, who blogs at a site called “Prophezine“, explains:

The more I learned, the more I became convinced that this “holiday” (a word that means “holy day,” by the way) was not honoring to God in any way. I began to see that my refusal to give up Halloween was evidence of a divided heart — but Jesus wants my whole heart.

Ever since deciding to “just say no” to Halloween, I can honestly tell you that the blessings and joy of obedience are far greater than any fun I ever had “celebrating.”

And since many people, even Christians, think my decision is odd or even legalistic, I finally decided to put together a list of the top ten reasons I kissed Halloween goodbye.

Mind you, Blake has devoted the last 15 years of her life to homeschooling her kids and “researching the false claims of psychology and psychiatry since she became a Christian 15 years ago.”

You know psychology that makes claims like demons and devils, invisible mischievous beings that are trying to tempt you and cause a raucous in your lives, aren’t real never have been and never will be.

But Halloween, according to Blake is an excuse to flaunt sexuality and to “dine with demons,” things that five year olds LOVE to do.

Oh wait, it’s adults who shove horseshit down their innocent children’s throats in an effort to make them feel better about a lifelong struggle with believing in an imaginary friend named Yeshua.

Here’s the deal. If you think Halloween is evil, there are plenty of alternatives to a healthy, wholesome celebration of dressing up and hooking your kids up with candy and treats. Halloween can be a great holiday reserved for helping your kids identify another way they might be creative. So stop stealing their youth from them and get on board.

And if you think there are demons, by all means show me one. In the meantime, your silly beliefs are ridiculous and you’re setting your kids up to rebel against you later in life.

Seriously.