Something from the Notebook

Every now and then, I record (what I think are) deep thoughts in my notebook. And while letting my unedited thoughts into the world can more often than not get me in trouble, today I’ve decided to just go for it.

Hope this means something to someone.

Knowing I’m loved frees me to forgive.

I resent because I’m hurt. I’m angry at people who called me a friend and then abandoned me. But when I look at Jesus, I can in the knowledge that I am loved.

Because I am accepted, I don’t need to fight to be accepted everywhere else.

I don’t need to worry about missing out by letting go of my anger–I already have what I need.

Why hate people for not giving me what I already possess?

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Blogs vs. Tumblr? Weigh in, Dear Readers!

So I’m contemplating switching from a WordPress blog to a Tumblr. I’d still write about all the same stuff, just using a different platform. Any thoughts from anyone who prefers one or the other?

Ridiculous End-Times Scare of the Day: School Lunches

It only starts as a program to make feeding 1,000 students more efficient. Soon enough, though, it’ll be the Antichrist or his false prophet forcing those innocents to bow down before him, thus securing their everlasting place in hell, in order to get a tray of the best food that a state-approved menu could offer.

Of course, for those of us who don’t think Revelation was written as a secret decoder ring that only 21st-century Americans could crack, the above idea is nonsense. For Louisiana parents, it could happen:

Sonnier says she’s against the palm vein scanner because of her beliefs.

“As a Christian, I’ve read the Bible, you know go to church and stuff,” said Sonnier. “I know where it’s going to end up coming to, the mark of the beast. I’m not going to let my kids have that.”

This is what happens when people like Tim LaHaye are seen as credible sources for interpreting the Bible.

And I didn’t even need to be implanted with the Antichrist’s microchip in order to think so.

I’m Calling It Now: Rob Bell is an Atheist and His New Book, Which I Have Not Read, Proves It

Rob Bell has a new book coming out titled What We Talk About When We Talk About God. In the spirit of judging a book before I’ve actually had a chance to read it, I’m going to come out and say that Rob Bell is an atheist.

I know, I know, we all thought Rob is a universalist; at least, that’s the conclusion you could reach when you read someone’s review of his last book, Love Wins. His universalism was so obvious that people didn’t even have to read Love Wins before they started accusing its author of heresy. I don’t know if it’s because Christianity’s Self-Appointed Theology Police just has such great powers of discernment or because Rob’s heresy is so blatantly obvious, but either way, you didn’t actually have to know anything about Rob to know that Love Wins was a Satan-spawned attempt to get people to believe that everyone goes to heaven so that everyone can actually go to hell.

In this new book, though, I’m almost certain he’s coming out as an atheist. But how can someone be a universalist and an atheist at the same time, you ask? My answer is: don’t think. These judgments are a lot easier to make when you turn off your brain.

So yeah, Rob is probably, definitely an atheist. And when his book comes out, I’d be more than happy to cherry-pick its contents and provide you with snippets of phrases, taken from various sentences, that Rob doesn’t have the faith that he’s likely to claim, in no uncertain terms, that he possesses.

Oh, and I’ve posted a picture of the cover of Rob’s godless manifesto below. Try not to burn your holy Christian eyes by looking at it for too long.