I received and interesting message today on one of the Social Networking sites that being My Yearbook. Now I do get these occasionally and reply to them but I thought this one deserved posting on here such was the fun that I had in replying to it..
This was the post that I received.
God is not upset by a Mans foolishness.For Stan and all that have such a thought are just trying to think they are intelligent by there words.Stan if you were intelligent,you wouldnt be making foolish talk about your Creator.lol.and You will one day meet Him,but you wont be able to think of your foolishness then.It will be more like,um,um,um,um.and Since as you claim there is no God,then You dont love as God is Love and that which you think is love towards another is merely foolishness.Human Emotions.oh and by the way.I was named 1 of the top 10 poets in the world in november 2008.I have written well over a million poems.I have turned down at least 8 publishing contracts.It takes me 11 minutes to push out a poem.I have written 8 books.and guess what.none of that matters if it didnt change anothers life for the better.Now If Raven says You are a Gentleman,Then thats awesome.my question is Why did you walk away from Your personal relationship with Jesus You once had.Did you suddenly realize,you would be more noticed if you did your own thing.Jesus Loves you Stan and He wants you to come home,into His arms.Repent for the Kingdom Of God is at Hand in your life.If you Love Raven as You claim,You will listen to God as He is calling your name.Life is to short to be spending it running away from God.
I could not resist the challenge and so I replied thus.
I have read the bible. Many parts of it many times over and I have read much biblical history. I cannot accept any of the god within. That so called god exalts genocide, murder, racism, homophobia, misogyny and pedophilia and yes I can quote all of the verses. The bible is basically a mish-mash of old Jewish beliefs and history. Even the book of Genesis is plagiarized from the Enûma Eliš. Also if you know your biblical etymology god becomes gods plural in many parts of the old testament. So much for ‘one’ god eh?
The biblical god is also vain, capriciously immature and in today’s society would probably be branded a psychopath.
Even your idea of hell is an invention of the medieval church and so I have no fear whatsoever of flames or the devil. But I understand your childish belief in such matters much as I smile at a child’s belief in Father Christmas or the Tooth Fairy. Charming stories but no more and the intelligent child will soon grow out of them.
I also do not close my mind to how we were created. Maybe there was some kind of intelligence behind the universe but I just do not accept it as being a religionist god. One day we will all find out but I have no doubt that I will NOT meet Jesus who you actually misname. Jesus was a Latin translation of Joshua or Joshua.
And so in short I am not running away from god but rather I outgrew him through reason and understanding. I actually believe that if anyone is on the run it is your god. After too long he has finally been found out and will hopefully soon be consigned to the garbage bin of historical folly.
I am also somewhat skeptical of your claim to have written over a million poems. That is pretty good going as if for example you were to write 10 poems per day, day in day out continuously without stopping then … well 273 years my friend? A god given gift for speed typing or very short poems? I would also have thought that after such gargantuan use of writing your grammar and punctuation might have been a tad more correct.
And finally I ask this of all who profess to follow god and the bible? Do you believe in the death penalty for murderers? Do you support the use of troops to kill other people as in Afghanistan? (I do but I am not christian).
If you do then how do you square that with the 10 commandments? YES the “Thou shalt not kill.” one.
I shall leave you with this quote with which I whole heartedly agree…..”I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.” It was said by Thomas Jefferson.