Thursday, May 03, 2007

Kevin's Got it Right

A letter appeared in The Forum this morning that says it like it is. Way to go, Kevin!

Kevin Oak, Detroit Lakes, Minn. letter: Bible-thumping dimwits at it again
The Forum
Published Thursday, May 03, 2007

What’s with these Bible-thumping dimwits and their rant against The Forum’s article about the two young men attending prom together? I thought The Forum did a fine job presenting this issue in the context of what is a very significant event in a teen’s high school tenure.
But then you get these self-righteous nut jobs who read it with minds sealed drum tight, gasp, clutch at their chests, and frantically peruse the good book to find some passage in an attempt to make some obscure point. Then it’s up to the altar they go with a “God loves you but ...” finger-shaking hellfire-and-brimstone tirade.

And they continue to show the depth of their ignorance by expressing sympathy for gays’ family members, or saying something really stupid, like how a gay can change what happened at conception but only with a close, personal relationship with Jesus.

Please, sit down and shut up, already. I’m only here to listen to the choir.

The Jesus I know is about forgiveness, tolerance and acceptance.

He’s also the guy who said, “Let the person who is without sin cast the first stone.” Because if the Bible-thumpers’ God judges all sins on an equal basis, the water they’ll be in on their judgment day is going to be just as hot as anybody’s.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

John, Sam and Santa

What do John the Baptist, Uncle Sam and Santa Claus have in common?

Why, John Frum, of course!
The people on the isolated South Pacific island of Tanna, in the country of Vanuatu, have long put their faith in John Frum, a figure they insist is a former American GI during World War II who will someday emerge from the volcano and shower his believers with wealth and knowledge.

Frum has been described as a combination of John the Baptist, Uncle Sam and Santa Claus.
Well, if you are worried about their poor lost souls, fear not, for Christian evangelism has arrived to save the day. Apparently 7000 islanders have given their hearts to Jesus™ after watching a Jesus™ film video that was left behind. I guess if you're gullible enough to be swayed by Santa, Sam and John, then Jesus™ should not be too hard to swallow.

Read the story here.