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Personal Relationship With God... Wednesday, March 01, 2006

This was some commenter's off-topic post on the Eschaton blog. i think it needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

"I'm sorry. Just checking in, scrolling down and coming across the phrase "Taking away God..."

What a mind-blower. And what a revelation.

The Protestants from the reformation onward talked about a 'personal relationship with God/Christ" as opposed to a Church (and Church hierarchy) mediated one. The phrase is right at the core of fundamentalism today.

Do any of you wingers know what that means?

How the fuck could we possibly 'take away God' if you have a personal relationship with Him?

The early Christians were tortured for their faith and forced to meet in sewers to worship.

But we show 'Will and Grace' on the TeeBee and that 'takes away God'!

We allow gay people to enter into a civil marriage--you know, we allow Jews and Buddhists and atheists to get married too, though I'm sure you think thast's wrong as well--and we 'take away God'!

Well, I've got news for you, Gary--if that 'takes away God', you never had Him in the first place. You need people shouting in your ear all the time to fool you--you need everything censored to keep you from thinking or, holy crap, your faith being tested...

You people run around saying you've been born again, Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and all that--


You are so scared of facing temptation that you insist it be banned by law. You are so scared of the temptations of the world that you not only have to smash them, but you have to go into other people's houses and smash them there, because you can't even bear to think of other people enjoying them.

Your faith is about as thin as a sheet of tissue paper. If God ever REALLY decided to test your faith, you'd crumple like a snowflake in Hell.

Now, I know you're just a troll, Gary. You do this just to git us riled. But you did get to the crux of this--of just what the fundies think.

We 'take away God'.

So this goes out to you, Dobson and Robertson and Falwell: If Desperate Housewives and Janet Jackson can 'take away God', your grip on Him is feeble.

Faith? Don't make me laugh. Your house is built upon the sand.

Christians? I know Christians. Christians are friends of mine.

And you are no Christians.

(sorry, guys. this just came out.)
pbg "

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