OK, I've had it with these people - the ones who claim to know what god thinks, and what he will do, and how damned everyone else but them and their kind are.
I am not a religious person. I'm not prepared to call myself an atheist, so I hedge my bets, I guess, and call myself an agnostic. Which means I don't effin' know, and probably neither do you.
I saw this headline, and it made my blood boil. Here it is - grab a glass of ice water before you read. How does this guy differ from Muslim fanatics, or Hindu ones, or so on. Rate the sucker, and don't go easy:
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Jerry Newcombe, Evangelical Leader, Says Only Christian Victims Of Colorado Shooting Going To Heaven
In an article published on OneNewsNow, evangelical Jerry Newcombe wrote:
I can't help but feel that to some extent, we're reaping what we've been sowing as a society. We said to God, "Get out of the public arena." Lawsuit after lawsuit, often by misguided "civil libertarians," have chased away any fear of God in the land -- at least in the hearts of millions.Newcombe is not alone in reacting this way to the shooting in Aurora that claimed 12 lives and left dozens of people injured. On the day of the shooting Rep. Gohmert of Texas also insisted that the shootings are the result of "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian Beliefs":
"People say ... where was God in all of this? We've threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God's name, they're going to be jailed ... I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don't want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present."Perhaps more disturbing were Newcombe’s comments on a segment on the American Family Association dedicated to understanding the shooting tragedy in Colorado. In taking about the deaths, Newcombe separated the afterlife fate of those who died as Christians and those who did not:
If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place ... on the other hand, if a person doesn’t know Jesus Christ ... if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place.Newcombe then turned the tragedy into an opportunity for people to convert to Christianity and avoid the fate of hell:
For those who are not ‘in Christ’ and see this incredible tragedy, this would be a good time for soul reflection and consider why have you not accepted Jesus Christ ... I would urge anyone who is not in Christ to repent of your sins.============================================
I mean, is this guy a self-absorbed moron, or what? How can he, even within the rules and regs of his own denomination, know and proclaim what God did, does, or will do?
I say that God told ME that Newcombe is gonna get kidnapped and gang-raped by at least 70 (isn't that a biblical reference?) toughass bastards, each one more hung than the last.
Now prove me wrong. WITHOUT using the word "faith" (the new F-word).
Newcombe, you are a FOOL!! I hope your dogma is correct at least to the extent that you get thrown into the fiery furnace.
But I really doubt it.