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April 28, 2017

Evangelical Logic

Filed under: Religion — Steve Ruis @ 10:17 am
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My friend, John Zande, has subscribed to a doctrine: “I am a creationist; I believe man created the gods.”

I agree with almost all Zandeisms but that one started me thinking. Evangelicals are often selling a “life in Christ” or “living a Christ-led life.” The goal, of course, is to be “saved.” And I wondered, as just a thought experiment mind you, what evangelicals would respond with if someone actually lead a life just like Jesus Christ, would then they be saved? I suspect that some of the hardcore might dogmatically say, well, you would still have to believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, no matter how you lived. Then I also suspect that many would be afraid that to adopt the life of Jesus and then be refused salvation by a bunch of punk ass religionists might not go down well with the crew in the pew. So, for them, salvation could come, should come, by living your life as Christ did.

Evangelicals, of course, also believe that Jesus is god, so … I decided this is what I am doing. I create my own universe and live by my own rules. I do not feel I have to be consistent in my actions or ideas. No matter what I have said before, what I am saying now is correct.

If I was created in God’s image, then God clearly wanted me to behave like Him, like Jesus, like me. Zande was right!

Again.

(Stick with me Zande, I’m gonna make you famous!)

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13 Comments »

  1. Yes, indeed … we humans created all Gods. If you did succeed living your life as Jesus did. The catch is that you have to accomplish this in deed, and thought. No Christian will accept that any human can be like Jesus in thought. The ‘HEART’ they hold, is deceitful and wicked … humanity is bad. It follows that all inner life is compromised, sinful, in need of redemption…and hopelessly flawed. So, agreed … best for all to stay with Brother Zande!

    Comment by Zach — April 28, 2017 @ 10:59 am | Reply

    • You mean, I am not actually a god? Damn! Because we are all flawed? Speak for yourself! Get behind me Zachary!

      The things you gotta put up with once you get to the top. Sheesh!

      On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 28, 2017 @ 11:02 am | Reply

      • Believe the old hymn put it best: ‘Oh what a worm and I!’

        Comment by Zach — April 28, 2017 @ 11:23 am | Reply

        • Did it really? There is a book in that subject somewhere, maybe “Groveling for Fun and Profit” or … ?

          On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — April 28, 2017 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  2. Living like Jesus? Does it mean not holding down a decent job ever in his life except for some community organizing, hanging out with a bunch of dudes, attacking honest businessmen, getting arrested and sent to death row by age 33?

    Comment by List of X — April 28, 2017 @ 11:53 am | Reply

    • Yeah, but I was kind of thinking I would skip the crucifixion bit: deity’s privilege. It was a bad idea in the first place, being a human sacrifice which had been banned before.

      Yo, Jesus abides, dude!

      On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:53 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 28, 2017 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

      • If you really want to live like Jesus, I think you do have to go through through a crucifixion and then come back to life. And THEN you can do whatever you want (the deity mode).

        Comment by List of X — April 29, 2017 @ 9:30 am | Reply

        • Yeah, but he does the Superman thing and flies off into space, never to be heard of. Who would continue my blog? Who would fill the pontification gap that would leave?

          On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — April 29, 2017 @ 9:52 am | Reply

          • I’m sure that as a deity, you could easily figure something out.

            Comment by List of X — April 29, 2017 @ 11:01 am | Reply

            • … and “make it so!”

              On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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              Comment by Steve Ruis — April 30, 2017 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  3. Hehehe!

    Comment by john zande — April 28, 2017 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

    • After the New Atheists, who are getting old and dying, there will have to be “The New, Improved Atheists;” no? Why not us!

      On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 28, 2017 @ 2:31 pm | Reply


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