Satan looks like Obama? Coincidence? I think not.

March 18, 2013

article-2295082-18BFD6BD000005DC-96_634x547From the Daily UK:

Sunday evening’s episode of the History Channel’s hit series ‘The Bible’ threw up an awkward coincidence when viewers noticed that Satan bore a remarkable resemblance to President Obama.

Twitter exploded into life during the airing of the latest edition of the Mark Burnett-produced series with most noting the striking similarities between the 44th President and the devil played by actor Mehdi Ouzaani.

The show has been a surprise hit in the ratings, with the religious mini-series attracting 13.1 million viewers on Wednesday – topping television leviathan American Idol’s 12.8 million viewers on Wednesday.

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Thanks, Aaron!

 

 


Finally! We have proof that Satan exists. Phew!

October 26, 2012

Kelly Fenton (@kellyfen283 ) tweeted, “#MyFirstTime ad by #Obama is similar to an ad #Putin did. They must share the same advisor: #Satan #RussianStyleTactics #tcot”.

Here’s the ad in question.

I love that Kelly Fenton thinks Satan exists. No photos. No video. No proof. But Satan, the enemy of god, exists. Really. And he informs Obama and his supporters how to think.

Wait a minute. That makes me … possessed by Satan.

Unlike Fenton, I have video proof of her existence. And don’t tell anyone, but Jesus Christ makes an appearance in this video, too. If you tell anyone, it will shatter the atheist agenda! So shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Via JMG

 

 

 


Loving your neighbors all the way to Mars … just like a Jesus commanded

August 7, 2012

This morning I saw this update at Facebook.

It’s a Rotten ecard that reads, “Congratulations on wasting $100 billion dollars landing a remote controlled buggy on Mars. Not sure how this is supposed to help us poor people here on Earth, but great job.”

Seeing something like that yanks at my cognitive dissonance. I love science and I love humanism. And I don’t want anyone misunderstanding the importance of space travel, but I don’t want them to feel left out either.

And part of me wants to post something like this:

To which, Glenn Beck’s the Blaze responded that there are multitudes of Christians who are helping the poor. It’s the dumbass, liberal media’s fault for not covering the topic.

See the masses posted at The Blaze here. Here’s one example:

Isn’t it weird that the photos were ignored by the right-wing media as well? It has to be covered by poor, little Glenn Beck’s blog in a last-ditch effort to show how awesome Christians are.

Oddly enough, they can’t produce the same captivating images that poured onto the Internet after August 1.

Why?

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Thursday nooner: I ask the tough questions: Does God hate Bristol Palin?

June 21, 2012

Did you hear? Bristol Palin’s reality series bombed. 

Does God hate Bristol Palin for having a baby out of wedlock?

No, he couldn’t. He loved Mother Mary for having a baby out of wedlock.

No, no, it must be Satan. Satan stepped in and turned on the blazing hate toward Bristol.

No, Satan doesn’t exist.

So that leaves Jesus.

Or something.

In response to the “One man slash one woman for life”, how come no one on the liberal/secular side ever brings up the fact that God himself couldn’t stick to one woman after he impregnated Mary?

He had a one night stand with her, he didn’t bother with the paperwork or headache of a wedding ceremony. He left her pregnant and open to ridicule, and commanded Joseph to jump in and be her groom.

If there’s one being that doesn’t believe in one man slash one woman for life … it’s the big G.

How do believers have the cojones to think they know the mind of god?


Sassy demon animated gif proves the existence of Satan

May 15, 2012

Isn’t it obvious — after viewing clips like these — that Satan is real, that he and his minions live in the bodies of religious people, and that we should drop what we’re doing and worship God?

Oddly enough, demon possession doesn’t appear outside of church circles.

Something is fishy.

Via I have seen every demon possession on the Internet. 


Every time a few centuries pass, an angel gets a gun

April 21, 2012

Stan at TYWKIWDBI posted the above image of a painting titled, “The Archangel Barachiel with Harquebus.”

He wrote:

I have to admit I’ve never considered the possibility of angels/archangels carrying armaments, but I’m undoubtedly ignorant of some Biblical references.  Anyone?

There were a range of answers including discussion of “where’s his wings?” and something to the tune of, a modern depiction of an angel who once wielded a sword.

There was one comment which I found to be true based on my research of the bible and that was this one from Abbie:

I just finished reading the Bible (and the apocrypha!) and angel actually aren’t really that important. The original hebrew word just meant “messenger” so for the most part angels are just ill-defined beings that say stuff for God/Yahweh.

Revelations, which is much later, angels are a more defined concept, and they appear wielding “sharp sickles” in chapter 14.

The idea of “archangels”, armed or not, must be later theology. (Satan as a character is pretty undefined in the Bible. I don’t know where the whole “fallen angel” thing comes from, maybe since the “Satan” (a hebrew word meaning “adversary, NOT a proper noun) in Job is able to speak to God, but the later conception of Satan is not on as good terms.)

AF- the “cherubim” in the OT are winged griffin or sphynx-ish creatures, not chubby baby angels.

While Satan is among the characters that I learned about at church and at school, he’s incredibly quiet in the bible as a singular character. There are gods of the era that are demonized, like Baal. And the character that shows up in Genesis (the snake!), in Job, in the desert temptation scene with Yeshua, and then again in Revelation — we’re made to think he’s the same character.

I was taught that — by taking the bible as a whole — you piece together the picture of Satan. However, the Satan story as a fallen angel is a confused bit of folklore based on a passage in Revelations about a fallen star.

As a Christian, not understanding where Satan comes from is taking the bible out of context. Even though the context is a cobbled together bunch of disconnected stories.

The monsters of the Bible are God and later Jesus, who came to earth in a minuscule pocket of the world to bring salvation from a place called hell that God, nor Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit are able to defeat for whatever reason or another.

Dear Christian, doesn’t that strike you as odd? 

Are we really supposed to accept that Hell is the cosmic equivalent of a vehicle’s blind spot? No matter what Yeshua or God does, they will never be powerful enough to defeat Satan. So by the sheer misfortune of thought crimes, you and your loved ones who don’t invite Yeshua into their hearts are bound for eternity without God’s glowing, all-powerful love?

Something smells fishy. 

Satan is more clearly depicted in tradition than biblical description. As are angels and the monotheism of YHWH.

When read from a certain perspective, the bible makes God out to be several characters who existed in the minds of different tribes and people groups back then. And even the forced ideology of the “trinity” is essentially jamming down your throat that you’re supposed to think three beings are one. Clearly, they are three. But you have to fight logic for faith.

It was tradition and theology that created monotheism, in the form of a pantheistic, back-bending, mind-numbing exercise in mental aerobics.

If you can accept that three are one, than apparently you can accept that God, Satan, Heaven and Hell are plausible and acceptable concepts.

If you can accept that “all-powerfulness” also includes “not-all-powerfullness,” then by Jove, you should be a Christian.


SATAN IS REAL … He’s right here! Can’t you see him??? Yeah, me neither.

April 10, 2012

Among the many things in this video that will blow your mind, Pat says, “Burn that statue of Buddha.”

“Demons, these things are real,” He repeats over and over.

Wow.

Uploaded by mediamatters4america on Apr 9, 2012

Roundup of things Pat Robertson claims are demonic, includes among others: yoga, karate, Twilight, homosexuality, tv shows about ghosts, young girls playing levitation games at sleepovers, and (sometimes) adopted children from other countries. More details on Robertson’s demon hunting here: http://mm4a.org/HXQcNe

Via


Listening recommendation: “When God Talks Back” to the Evangelical Community on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

April 10, 2012

Yesterday, Fresh Air’s Terry Gross interviewed anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann, who wrote a book called, When God Talks BackThe book explores how people claim to have a personal

Terry Gross WikiWorld

Terry Gross WikiWorld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

relationship with God.

Listen to the interview here.

The interview is fascinating, and Luhrmann’s perspective is valuable.

One thing that stuck out was Luhrmann’s apparent disbelief, but fear of admitting it. I think she needs to keep a certain distance from her subjects, while maintaining a closeness.

Tina and I sat listening to the interview while editing yesterday, and we both wanted to listen closer.

Luhrmann discussed how people devote time and even “dates” with God. They go on walks together. Have coffee or tea time. Time spent with God is like having an affair.

The first time I ran into Julie Ferwerda, I found a editorial in which she talked about dating Jesus and posted it here. She wrote (don’t kill me, Julie):

So how do you date Jesus? Here are some ways that work for me, but the sky is the limit for creativity—just like any true dating relationship. The key is to make it spontaneous, personal and a major priority. And then you’ll find that he begins showing up for dates—sometimes with flowers, love notes, and rainbows!

This is the stuff of Luhrmann’s book.

At one point, Terry Gross asked Luhrmann whether the language should be “imagined” God’s voice or “heard it.”

Luhrmann’s answer was surprising. She didn’t say “imagined” was wrong, because there is some evidence that old church leadership agreed that imagining God’s voice is okay. But the negative connotation that surrounds the word makes it hard for Christians to use.

Another interesting part was when Luhrmann told Terry Gross that parents telling kids to give up their invisible friends is not sound advice.

I grew up in an evangelical community, aka The Yeshua Fog. Like many, I thought I heard God’s voice. And when the voice in my head was negative, or sinful, namely with sexual sins, I decided that was Satan’s voice.

Looking back, I know I was sure about it. It was so crystal clear to me. But the more I looked into it, the more I hammered down that there’s NOOO way that God was talking to me. And if he were, how come he didn’t use a powerful voice and how come Satan didn’t use a voice conversion machine that made his sound evil?

I mean, why did the voice always resemble my own? Why did the voice always want what I secretly wanted?

The conversations I had with God, Jesus and Satan were incessant. We’d banter back and forth for hours. My imagination was — and still is — a difficult, fast-paced world of non-stop banter.

All that’s to say, go listen to real people talk about whether God’s voice is real or not. It’s amazing that this is even a valid conversation to have. But it’s worth getting into the mind of your friends to figure out what makes them tick.


NonStampCollector: The King of Kings’ Speech

March 4, 2012

About the video:

Uploaded by NonStampCollector on Mar 4, 2012

So, who would most likely be responsible for Leviticus 25:44-46, a Lord of Love, or a demonic Satan?

By their fruits shall ye know them: and think of how many thousands, or millions of lives have been utterly ruined by the fact that that passage exists in a piece of scripture that a whole bunch of people think has something to do with morality.
Slavery is just about the easiest human rights issue imaginable, and the bible gets it wrong. What an embarrassment. In fact, practically any human being who has ever been born and survived to the age of 8 or so could come up with a better and more ethical set of instructions on how to behave and run a society than the bible. It would not have ownership of PEOPLE as part of its core tenets.

Why did humanity have to wait thousands of years for the Emancipation Declaration? Couldn’t Yahweh have delivered it himself? Couldn’t Jesus? Peter? Paul? Nup – no one gave a shit about that sort of thing. Not when there were people keeping their foreskins, water to be walked on, and women speaking in churches!!

TWITTER: @nonstampNSC

Script and music and performance and drawings etc (everything) by ME!!

If you haven’t seen The King’s Speech (Best picture Oscar winner, 2011), then you won’t get this.

Sorry to the non-native English speakers or those who’d like to translate it – sometimes the ideas that come to me just don’t lend themselves to subtitling or even voice-over.

Thanks, Luis V. for the fb heads up!


Glenn Beck logic: 95% believe therefore you shouldn’t criticize Santorum or Satan

February 25, 2012

Over at Facebook, a “friend” liked a Glenn Beck article called, “OMG! Rick Santorum is Religious!?

Curiosity encouraged me to click on it to read for myself. I’m not going to spend much time on this, as we all know that Beck is an easy target.

In a nutshell, Beck lambasts anyone who would criticize Santorum for his religious views or for saying that “Satan has targeted America” back in 2008.

Beck says that in a country with 95% of the population believing in a higher power, how could anyone criticize Santorum?

  • Firstly, when did the number go up from around 80% belief to 95%?
  • Secondly, if you place yourself in a spotlight, you are subject to praise and criticism. Questioning that is a waste of time.
  • Thirdly, if you expect everyone to believe in an invisible being who is supposedly responsible for all of the world’s woes — and for burying fossils to confuse science and Young Earth Creationists — you deserve criticism. If you are a presidential candidate who thinks an invisible being exists without any proof whatsoever, you deserve utmost criticism.

Satan, the evil being that God allows to exist so that he’s not accused of tyranny or un-just-ness. Satan, the guy who is responsible for you lusting sexually over your neighbor’s body. Satan, the guy who is responsible for cancer, disease, turmoil and tribulation.

He’s invisible and 95% of the American population knows he exists.

And he has targeted America and all free people.

With his invisible target devices.

What part of this am I not supposed to criticize?


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