Dallas Pilgrims Are Trekking from a Harry Hines Strip Club to Plano, Because Easter

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Justin Bass
Easter makes Christians do crazy things. Like giving up beer or chalking enormous Jesus faces on parking lots.

Right now, Easter is making 30 or so cross-bearing Christians march down Harry Hines Boulevard en route to Plano.

"We started at Pandora's strip club," says Justin Bass, pastor of 1042 Church in The Colony and the leader of the pilgrimage.

Not the typical spot for a church gathering, but a statement, Bass says, that the church welcomes the poor and downtrodden, just as the destination (The Shops at Legacy) is a statement that it also accepts rich people.

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The pilgrims, about half Protestant, half Catholic, set off at 9 a.m., about when Jesus would have been nailed to the cross. They'll pause to rest and read the Bible at noon (darkness comes over the land), 3 p.m. (Jesus breathes his last) and 6 p.m. (his body is placed inside the tomb).

This isn't a full-fledged re-enactment of the original Good Friday. No 9-inch nails or vinegar-soaked sponges. The crosses, while light enough for Bass to answer his cell phone, are nonetheless heavy enough (10 pounds) to be a pain to carry 25 miles.

The small throng has gotten some quizzical looks, but the response so far has been "overwhelmingly positive," Bass says as a car honks appreciatively in the background. Lots of honks, plus some smiles and friendly waves.

Bass expects to arrive at The Shops at Legacy around 7 or 8 p.m.

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ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Ok, here you go.

Stand up, arms at your sides. Reach around back and grab what's handy.

Happy Keister!

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Religiuos logic: pray for a new car....it doesn't show up; so steal one, god will forgive you.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Same as it ever was    Same as it ever was     Same as it ever was 

katarina
katarina

Meanwhile, Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance just had their 9th annual march through downtown Dallas, advocating for the people Jesus cared about--y'know, the poor? 

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

"This isn't a full-fledged re-enactment of the original Good Friday. No 9-inch nails"


Don't be silly, Eric.  Trent Reznor was not even born until 1,965 years later.

pak152
pak152

marvelous seeing so many Christophobes in one place. can't wait to see them make similar comments about Muslims

NiteRider
NiteRider

Ah yes, it's time again for that lovely festival that celebrates the beginning of the zombie apocalypse where patient zero is acclaimed a messiah, and we worship him by indulging in ritualistic cannibalism, painting eggs different colors, and then hiding them.

charris56
charris56

Go figure.... Nothin but a bunch of atheists and negative people posting on an article that has nothing to do with them...

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

so now you know, you  young scribes, how to land a piece on the editor's desk.  It's a young man's game.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@ozonelarryb

I think there's something about repentance, which may mean some sort of payback.

And forgiveness is not automatic, I think you can be turned down.

But then again, my knowledge could fit on the head of a pin, with all those angels.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@katarina

How much cash did they raise for the poor?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@NiteRider

...and we worship him by indulging in ritualistic cannibalism...

Wow, that puts a whole new light on those church suppers. Good thing we taste just like chicken.

pak152
pak152

@NiteRider didn't your mother ever teach that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all?

your theophobic/christophobic nature is very apparent

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

I'm not negative at all. I am positive religion is the worst human invention. Just allows people to find justification for their bad deeds.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@charris56 I guess we know which group you fall into: negative people.  Why can't you just celebrate your faith on this holy weekend?  Instead you choose to ignore both Paul and Peter's advice to keep yourself removed from worldly concerns and instead choose to embroil yourself in them.  

People wonder why Christianity is synonymous with hypocrisy to many people.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

They raise a lot of cash for the church, where they can then pray for the poor, who presumably, are not able to pray on their own behalf due to the lack the proper facilities in which to do so in, because of a lack of cash.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Wrong. That would be 1932 years later. 1965 - 33.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@bvckvs

There aren't enough muzzles in Dallas to hold much of a march anyway.

Although in NYC, there is the Muslim Day Parade, usually held in the fall, and it's a wonderful cultural celebration to behold - just be sure that if you attend or spectate that you behave appropriately, and women should be properly covered, etc.

Also, there used to be a Muslim celebration in Dearborn, but that was cancelled last year because of "growing tension between Christians and Muslims". Apparently, Muslims were offended by Christians acting overtly and provocatively Christian and had them arrested for violating Shariah law. The Christians sued the city for placing Shariah above Constitutional rights and won.

Dearborn is between 40-50% Muslim (that fluctuates depending on how many Muslims are off fighting or jihading in foreign lands at any given time), NYC is about 4%, Dallas is between 3-4%, so queers, uncovered women and such are a lot safer in those cities than Dearborn or even London (12%) or Paris (10-15%)

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@TheRuddSki  I've heard we taste more like pork, which is why certain cannibalistic peoples of yore called their grim fare "long pig."

NiteRider
NiteRider

@TheRuddSki Methodists do the best fried chicken, hands down. Never eat the tater salad or deviled eggs at a baptist meal. By the time they get through praying the mayonnaise will have spoiled. Never miss a catholic wedding reception. Episcopalians always serve good wine and fancy cheeses. That is pretty much the limit of my christian theology knowledge.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@pak152 @NiteRider

Is a christophobe different than a chrstianisa a/k/a xtianista?And doesn’t being Islamaphobe come with being an extreme xtianista?And wasn’t’ it Humpty Dumpty that fell of the wall that help Jesus get re-erected so he could open that brick door while wearing flip flops.And did Mary have a little lamb after Mary had a little Jesus and placed him in a easter basket filled hard boiled eggs that were painted in order to gain attention to the basket.So the old lady who lived in the shoe took him in and fed her children with the “colorerd” eggs so they could help Uncle Noah build a super awesome boat that was later recycled for xmas trees where they hung the shattered balls of passed over Jews?I think I have that right.Do you have it right?Are you right with the word?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@pak152 @NiteRiderEaster egg hunts and magic bunnies would be more christophobic than what his comment said.


A church easter egg hunt should be considered downright satanic.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@ozonelarryb

The greatest killer in modern times is not religion, it's the ideology most hostile to religion, the one that considers it "the opiate the of the people", the religion of the left.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@bvckvs

The point of Christianity is their hatred for everyone else.

So, do you see your continual expression of hatred for Christians as balancing things out for the collective good?

charris56
charris56

@bvckvs

Hahaha you obviously have met the wrong "Christians". Our goal is not to "hate evryone else", but to love everyone, as Christ commands us to do. We are only spreading the gospel to save those that are willing to be saved. God gave you free will to make your choice. No one is shoving anything down your throat. So if you don't want to listen to the good news of a Christian, you don't have to. But don't label every Christian as that.

charris56
charris56

@RTGolden1

No I already made a comment previously. I am

Obviously a Christian. And Christ said we will be mocked and ridiculed for our beliefs. And I was stating the obvious in my above comment, That every time Christians are honoring their God, or doing uncomfortable things (like walking miles to show the importance of Easter), and seem to be "extremists", people say hurtful, negative, and inappropriate things. It happens everytime, but that's okay, because we already won the battle.....

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@RTGolden1 @TheCredibleHulk @PlanoDave  

At least missions like this seem to understand that the very reason that they are accorded that financial exemption is their claim that they are motivated by charitable urges - and they walk the walk.

I get the feeling that most people that make up organizations like this would be giving that help regardless of the tax implications. That is truly what I would consider charity.


RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk @PlanoDavereciprocity is built into the tax exempt status of churches.  People are happier to fill the collection plate when they can deduct donations from their taxes.

One of my biggest gripes against the church as an institution and the main reason I do not attend one.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

@TheCredibleHulk  UMCOR, the United Methodist Council on Relief, passes 100% of donations through to benefit recipients.  Overhead for the organization is completely paid for by the United Methodist Church.  Recent recipients of assistance include the citizens in Moore, OK and West, TX subsequent to the events in those towns.

No reciprocity was requested or expected.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@TheRuddSki  

Do they do outreach and help the community at large beyond their congregation? Because I applaud that sort of 'faith'.

If however, like many churches, their benefits are reserved only for their chosen few, or distributed on the basis that they must also submit to some sort of condition in order to receive the 'help' of the church, I don't really consider that a charitable action.

I don't consider quid-pro-quo a particularly charitable stance on the part of any would be benefactor.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@TheCredibleHulk

Dunno, the churches I'm familiar with, especially the one my daughter & family are members of have pretty low overhead, I think almost ninety percent, maybe better, of donations intended for the poor directly benefit the poor.

Car broken down, out of money, hungry? That church will help out.

No free cellphones, though.

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Now you're getting metaphysical... very shaky territory. Just . Stick with my original correction.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@ozonelarryb Although, recent scholars thing we may have goofed on the year his birth, some putting it as far as AD 6, which would move the posts still further, right?

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

The issue is the event you referred to. Good friday. At his age of 33.

Clear enough?

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

@ozonelarryb Larry, I think that the reign of our Lord and Savior started on the day of His birth, not on the day of His death.  Didn't the Year of Our Lord start with His birth?  I am not a Biblical scholar, so please correct me if I am wrong.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@TheRuddSki OF course Iran has no nuke weapons program, and have never threatened Israel.  Israel can't make the same claim, though they have scores of hasbarists hoodwinking people such as yourself.  Big fan of Midge Decter are you?  Cause your erroneous allegations originate from the most radical neo-cons.


TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@juanmaywaux

The advantage to Islam is that they mostly kill one another - usually because they've run everyone else off.

When Iran goes nuclear, that may change things, because Israel. Of course, a nuclear strike on Israel will kill more Muslims than Jews, but the Mullahs will explain the logic - that if it weren't for the Jew, they wouldn't have had to nuke.

And of course, everyone fried in the blast gets 72 raisins.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@NiteRider

Well, what more is there to know?

My greatest knowledge of theocracy is, the best time to grocery shop is before 11 on a Sunday morning.

The only comparable time is after the home team kick-off.

And, the most dangerous time to be on a Dallas highway is the hour before a Dallas game. The closer to kick-off, the greater the risk.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

The closest thing to the birth of Jesus many Americans will have soon is the birth of another Clinton, fathered by a Jew whose father did time for fraud. There's some irony in there somewhere, I'm sure.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

I have to assume the free-flow rant that ranges from the proved brilliance of Ted Cruz to the denigration of technical schools to sit-com wisdom of Lear & Yorkin (whose house in Malibu I remodeled) from a commenterianista who believes the price of oil in a region from which we get next to no oil is some sort of ill-informed passive-aggressive catharsis from an admitted pacifist who held a minority view, lost the argument, lost the war, and still hasn't recovered. You've gone to your Own Private Hell.

If you like your bitterness, you can keep your bitterness, the science is settled, and The Debate Is Over. You're not acting in your own best pacifistic, apolitical interests with such hostility to history that you're on the wrong side of. You're using 20th-century arguments in the 21st century. You're the one no-one has been waiting for.

"All in all it is difficult not to feel that pacifism, as it appears among a section of the intelligentsia, is secretly inspired by an admiration for power and successful cruelty."

----- G Orwell

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@TheRuddSki You are like Archie Bunker with a degree from DeVry Institute.  I bet you consider Ted Cruz brilliant but too liberal and admire good Xtian leaders like Gomer Gohmert.   We supposedly went to Iraq for non-existent WMD's but in reality it was for the oil.  But we even fucked that up and thus we are left with high prices at the pump because of the massive destruction and resources (not to mention blood) wasted there.   We took a bad thing and made it worse and now we are the laughing stock of the world.   But you keep your head in the sand and up Bush's ass as that is where you Bunker types are most comfortable.   You are a funny man/woman.  You should pray more because it is clear in your garbled verbiage that someone up there is not listening or reading your junk.


To answer your question.  You are blind to reality, truth history, facts, awareness and bodily functions.  You may be a sinner.   You may go to hell.  

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@scottindallas

I didn't offer any news. Didn't quote FOX, Drudge, anyone.

I stated that Iraq is now a struggling democracy, which it is. People are dying, yes. This is no surprise, they are MUSLIMS, so there are no guarantees. There never were.

The "secular gov't" was a Sunni dictatorship that had been at war, or recovering from wars for the entirety of its existence, and was at war with the US for the better part of a decade.

I don't know what we're doing in Syria's civil war. All I know is the death toll is mounting, but they're not supposed to use chemical weapons, or.... or something. As long as we have no people there, I don't much care.

Now, tell me what my "ideology" is in stating the factual and obvious, and what it is I'm "blind " to.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@TheRuddSki you're quite ignorant on foreign policy.  There's hundreds killed in Iraq each and every week.  In your slanted news, you don't get that.  We overthrew a secular gov't in Iraq, and are attacking one in Syria.  Your ideology often blinds you to the facts.  Dig a bit deeper, and these elementary narratives are senseless.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@TheRuddSki No, it's cold greed, control of natural resources, trade lanes and the like, is, and always has been.  Your distinction is illusory and nothing but dogma, the communist and the capitalist are both looking to leverage natural resources. 

Oxtail
Oxtail

 @Jesus4Amway  Yes. Because humans ALWAYS operate from a position of logic and never emotion. Like a good atheist I'm sure you BELIEVE all emotional problems can be solved logically eh? ...I bet you never had a girlfriend.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

Funny how you resorted to the cliche about news sources (It's customary to cite FOX, isn't it?), while linking numerous times to a news source that has the same political approach to the democratization of Iraq as you do.

But regardless...

What I stated as fact and truth is still fact and truth, no matter how much difficulty Iraqis are having in maintaining their democracy. Anti-democratic forces are not going to simply go away. Pas Bush said, this will be a multi-generational effort in the mid-east.

You described the establishment of democracy an atrocity, an American atrocity

When and if the anti-democratic factions of Islam which have enjoyed the support of the western left manage to destroy Iraqi democracy, then I will call it an atrocity, an Islamic atrocity.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@TheRuddSki Is that the sound of sheeple...bah bah...anyway met me at the tit bar and I will buy you a lap dance to res erect you.   Don't pay any attention to these news headlines as they are not from the Drudge report. 


A nation once seen as a great hope in the Middle East is unraveling, as al-Qaeda sinks its teeth in, and a bloodied America wonders what could have been.

Less than two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, Iraq is struggling to keep a lid on a surge in sectarian violence that has sent bloodshed soaring to levels not seen since the country was pushed to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.


In Iraq today, security means lawlessness and the rule of law means the rule of sectarian militias, especially the US-trained Special Forces now attached directly to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office.

Zainab Salbi

On the political front, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has not appointed a single woman to a senior cabinet position, despite the fact women are guaranteed 25% of the seats in parliament by the constitution. The Ministry of Women's Affairs, a poorly-funded and mostly ceremonial department, is the lone ministry headed up by a woman.


Wave of attacks across Iraq kills at least 28 people

at, 19 Apr 2014


Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight. They say ..... in Tarmiyah, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Baghdad . Health officials confirmed the casualty figures


  1. Gov't: Case Against Blackwater Guard in Jeopardy


Thu, 17 Apr 2014


trial in connection with the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in Baghdad nearly seven years ago. The defendant, Nicholas ..... are charged in the Sept. 16, 2007, killings of 14 Iraqi citizens and the wounding of 18 others. On Thursday


  1. Gunmen Attack Iraq Military Base, Kill 10 Soldiers


Thu, 17 Apr 2014


225 miles) northwest of Baghdad , started with a suicide bomber ..... known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, against military ..... of Fallujah. Since then, Iraqi government security forces ..... dislodge the militants. In Baghdad , meanwhile, a car bomb exploded ..... Violence has escalated in Iraq over the past year, killing


  1. Today in History


Wed, 16 Apr 2014


Maupin, abducted during an attack on a fuel truck convoy near Baghdad a week earlier. (Arab television reported June 29, 2004 that ..... Washington, endorsed giving the United Nations broad control over Iraq 's political future. Five years ago: President Barack Obama


  1. Iraq Closes Notorious Prison Over Security Issues


Tue, 15 Apr 2014


Iraq 's justice minister says authorities have closed down a notorious prison west of Baghdad over security concerns. Hassan al-Shimmari said Tuesday that 2,400 inmates have been transferred from Abu Ghraib to other




WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA
WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA

@Jesus4Amway @WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA  I did give you an answer: 



2 days ago

@Jesus4Amway @WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA  God does not exist and humans are not starfish, so your question is illogical and juvenile. 


Trying to logically argue with those who base their decisions on emotional menstruation or faith like the religious or equally faith based democrats is pointless.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

The fact is that Iraq is now a functioning democracy. The truth is that brave men and women sent to accomplish that end were successful.

That you find the end of a dictatorship and the institution of democracy an "atrocity" is an opinion, an opinion offered by a self-described apolitical pacifist who, as I pointed out, lost the war, and the debate, years ago.

Better luck next time, and baaaaahhhh-baaaaaahhhh.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@TheRuddSki Well it only makes sense that one who believes in fairy tales would also believe the Iraq war was a positive experience and that sheeple are super because they can say semper fi.  It is hard for many people to come to understand the atrocity that was Iraq.  I understand.  The truth hurts.   Now go hunt easter eggs and you might find the truth in one of them and if not maybe Santa Claus or Peter Rabbit will find you salvation.  


Semper Fi and corps to you. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

Not buying religious bullshit is neither a left or right.

Funny that one of the chief complaints the left has against the right is the preponderance of religious belief on the right.

But, you are correct that one can be politically conservative and atheist, or, like me, agnostic and somewhat disconnected from religious practice - just as someone can believe in socialist or communist theory while worshipping a higher power.

As for "weak-minded people", some of the strongest, toughest, most capable and successful people I know have deep religious faith.

The "great success of the Iraq war"? Bush sought to depose a dictator and give liberal Islamics a chance at self-determination and democracy. As you may have heard, that exists in Iraq now. In fact, there are Parlimentary elections there in a couple of weeks. Afghanistan also just recently had successful, democratic elections a few weeks ago. It may not seem awesome to you, since you likely opposed all of these freedoms, but it certainly is awesome to those who now get to experience what you take for granted. The bitterness of losing the war is still evident on the left - just look at your own reaction here.

Whether you accept this progress or not means nothing at all to the people who created it, or the people who experience it. You can accept your loss, or not. It means nothing.

As to the rest of your post, I have no comment, other than your stated "non-political pacifist" position.

I might point out that the ditches of history are full of "non-political pacifist" types, while it's the politically passionate non-pacifists who are the ones who effect meaningful change and progress. These are the ones who made it possible for you to be a proud sheep, while risking all so that others need not be consigned to the sheep-like existence you favor. They are the ones you often see in church, and the ones who know how to properly pronounce "corps" and "semper fi".

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@NAMBLA

No-one need accept any religion, but you'll find that the most zealous anti-Christians are either totalitarians, or admirers/defenders of totalitarianism in general, and elitist in the sense that religious faith is just about the only thing many, if not most, of the world's most poor and desperate have to sustain, the only thing that keeps them going.

That so many leftists who are both above-all concerned for the poor and dismissive and mocking of their spiritual needs can be as paradoxical as their treatment of some races which is often based on the apparent, though unspoken, belief that they are intellectually inferior, and won't cut it without their help.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA That is a huge stretch and though I haven't a clue as to how you got there.   I have never met any rich to hate.   Who are the rich haters killing on mass?   And why would it make it acceptable to someone who happens to think the bible is convoluted and in reality doesn't make a lick of sense to anyone. 

If I ask you why Jesus/God will not heal an amputee.....why can't you simply give me an answer and not do a dance around?

If he can move mountains, take away brain tumors, cure hearing loss and return vision, then why could he not recreate a limb for one of our vets returning for Iraq?    Please just answer.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@TheRuddSki Not buying religious bullshit is neither a left or  right. Nor a Republican or Democrat.  Or a war monger or pacifist.   Fairy tales are fairy tales and it needs weak minded people from every demographic to survive.  It is great at uniting people from all walks of life. Money in an offering plate is the same no matter who it comes from.    Atheist participate in wars even if they are useless.  I am just one of the few people that fails to see the great success of the Iraq war.  Can you help me to understand the awesomeness? 

I am not informed on Communism/Marxism enough to connect it to Xtian Sheeple or Tity Bar Vigilantes.  And I thought China was poised to become either Scientologist or Mormon, but if you say Christian, then I believe you.  So as a pro-capitalist, anti-religion non political pacifist, it is six of one/half dozen of the other to me.    I would like the Church of Dudeism to become Universal and can see many ways to capitalize with that in China.  Those lil fucker's can bowl like there is no tomorrow.  So much money to be made in making size 6 bowling shoes. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Jesus4Amway

Firstly, you would have to define "useless war", are you referring to the most recent which resulted in the (comparatively) liberal democratization of two Islamic countries which the left is still angry over? If so, get over it - you lost, Democracy, indeed, can be introduced at the point of a gun.

The religion I refer to is Marxist Communism - the greatest ideological killer in modern time, and incidentally atheistic in nature - which is still, in principle, still revered by the left. As is said by one leftist icon "Communism is just socialism in a hurry", and it doesn't require "war" in the common sense, it's quite efficient at killing through other means.

Incidentally, it looks like Communist China, having adopted a capitalist economic model to a degree, is now poised to become the largest Christian nation. Ain't that a bitch for the anti-capitalist, anti-religion left?

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@TheRuddSki How many useless wars have been started by this hostile group you call the religion of the left?  Or how is this hostile ideology killing people?

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

@charris56 what does "being a Christian" mean?  You restate a bunch of dogma, what does it mean, in your eyes?


ChangingF8
ChangingF8

@Jesus4Amway @charris56  So a misunderstanding of Jesus' teaching will keep us from Heaven? I highly doubt that. Read the whole teaching and you will see the err, or most likely not see the err, of your argument here.

WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA
WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA

@Jesus4Amway @WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA  God does not exist and humans are not starfish, so your question is illogical and juvenile. 


Trying to logically argue with those who base their decisions on emotional menstruation or faith like the religious or equally faith based democrats is pointless.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA Are they more fucking annoying than those who spew illogical superstitions to peasants.  People here seem passionate enough and smart enough to be able to back up their views.  

I am looking for a Christian to convert.  Like these fine folks are trying to do at the strip clubs.  If a group is attempting to convert they need to have a list of selling points beyond those on their signs of protest or bumper stickers.  

Since you pose the question of WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA?  I would ask Why won't God heal amputees? 

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@charris56 That can't be true for a Christian must KNOW how to live their life to enter  the Kingdom of God a/k/a Heaven.  He has laid it out in the Bible.


The answer is, from Luke 18, 18-22 That one must Sell everything, (YES everything) and Give to the POOR and come and have your treasure in heaven. 


So unless you do this, the Bible clearly states you will not enter Heaven, therefore where else would you go?


http://youtube.com/watch?v=dzzORZhnCao

WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA
WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA

@Jesus4Amway @charris56  People trying to catch illogical superstitious peasants in "gotchas" are fucking annoying. Are you trying to flex how clever you are or actively think that you are going to convert some Christian with these riddles?

charris56
charris56

@Jesus4AMway

When it comes to who goes to heaven or not, that is not for us to decide. We are not meant to live our whole life wondering... But rather Jesus said, "that whoever shall believe in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life". God has more grace than we can ever understand. He is a just but merciful God. The real question should be... Why not love God, why not believe, and why not give God my all... Because I have NOTHING to lose...

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@charris56 Riddle me this.  A man kills 30 children, sentenced to die, ask Jesus for forgiveness.  Does he go to heaven and get his mansion on the street paved with gold?


If a man lives a Christian life and screws around on his wife, lies about it while cursing and dies without asking for forgiveness.  Does he go to heaven and get his mansion paved with gold?  


The way I understand it, the answer is no.  And these people are protesting that somehow they know what is in the heart of the people inside? 

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@charris56 What battle?  The one you created?  How are these protesters showing the importance of Jesus by carrying signs in front of a titty bar?  Aren't they in fact making a judgment on a group of people they really don't know?   Aren't they being hurtful and negative?  


What part of the bible suggest this sort of activity?

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@charris56  True, you've won the much coveted World Superstition Cup ... for now (though the Muslims are only behind by about 500 million). But take heed, the Greeks/Romans/Egyptians/ et al thought they had it wrapped up for all time, as well.

Jesus4Amway
Jesus4Amway

@WhyDontYouJoinNAMBLA Yes, but once people stop asking that question is when they become a Christian.   Then as the learn more about the organization of religion, many begin to ask the questions again. 

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