April 26, 2010

we are surrounded by fruit

We are surrounded by fruit!   Evaluate it before you eat it!

Yesterday I preached through the next part of the Sermon on the Mount.  In this section, Jesus warns His disciples of the reality of false prophets.  This warning is important because (1) as humans, we have the potential of being deceived and (2) there exists a being who is known as the deceiver.

He is the great deceiver and we can be deceived. He is the father of lies and we can be lied to.  He is a trickster and we can be tricked.  This is not a good combination, therefore a warning.

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Fruit Inspectors


  1. Christianity: The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own
    father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and
    telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove
    an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a
    rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.
    Otherwise you'll be tortured forever by an invisible red guy with horns.

  2. I thought about removing this comment, but I will leave it for a few days...

    Let's see...

    He wasn't red, he didn't have horns, he wasn't invisible, we wouldn't be tortured by him, he wasn't a guy, the tree wasn't magical, it wasn't actually a snake, the woman wasn't still a rib, it isn't an evil force, it isn't telepathy, it isn't simply telling or accepting, there is no zombie, it predates Jews, it was symbolic, but you have completely missed the symbol, and the historic/ancient usages of the words "father" and "son" are not just Biblical concepts, but are ones that have been used in a vast array of ancient writings.

    Have you ever talked with someone who is so critical that it doesn't matter what you say, they will find something wrong with it? Most of the time, it isn't because there is actually anything wrong with what you've said, it is just the general mood of the recipient. Isn't it possible that the reason why you've had issues with Jesus... isn't because of Jesus? Consider it. Contemplate it.

    If I am wrong about all of this, I would want to know it. I daily question my beliefs. Are they true? Do they fit with reality? Can you say the same thing? Would you consider it?

  3. And... You don't need to be anonymous.


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