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Discussion 4 to Meditation 118
Still More Sh!t Christians Say

by: JT

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In the days leading leading up to the holiest event on the Christian calendar, we continued to see outspoken Christians giving their take on their faith. Yes... it's another episode of sh!t Christians say.

In Poland, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa has identified Lego as a tool of Satan. Apparently Lego minifigs used to have only happy smiling faces, and now many of them apparently have angry faces. They are "dark monsters, which can negatively affect the development of children!" Perhaps just like the angry god in the bible negatively affects the development of children.

Is Lego really a tool of Satan? Or is it just sh!t that Christians say.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, a Catholic nun, Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, spoke at a Catholic high school and told the students (mandatory attendance, by the way) that homosexuality was caused by absent fathers, masturbation, and child abuse. Sister Jane is an associate professor of theology at Aquinas college, and she has a doctorate in Sacred Theology, a degree that eminently qualifies her to lecture across North America on Human Love and Sexuality.

I realize it's only anecdotal evidence, but I was abused as a child, had a mostly absent father, and have about 60 years regular experience in masturbation. And I'm not gay yet.

Am I doing it wrong? Or are Sister Jane Dominic Laurel's list of the causes of homosexuality just sh!t that Christians say.

On the same theme, Richard Land[1] of the Southern Baptist Church asserted on Washington Watch Radio (part of the fundamentalist Christian organization, Family Research Council) that the cause of homosexuality was the sexual abuse of children by gay adults.

On the other hand the American Psychological Association, which has actually researched this issue points that “no specific psychosocial or family dynamic cause for homosexuality has been identified, including histories of childhood sexual abuse. Sexual abuse does not appear to be more prevalent in children who grow up to identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual, than in children who identify as heterosexual.”

Who are you going to believe? Someone who just makes stuff up? Or an organization that has done the research?

Is Richard Land right about the cause of homosexuality? Or is it just sh!t that Christians say.

Apparently Glenn Beck[2] is now a prophet. And a rather special kind of prophet - one who does not tell others of his prophecies. He made the astonishing claim that his longest running, unspoken prophecy is now beginning to be fulfilled in the world. He went on to say that he was not going to state what is prophecy was now either. But he has been arguing with God with it for months, and has accepted that what God has been telling him is coming true now.

This is just like my own claim that God told me who is going to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but I'm not going to tell you who it is. But after it is all over, I'll be able to tell you what God's pick was and that my prophecy was correct.

Is Glenn Beck a prophet? Or is it just sh!t that Christians say.

Bryan Fischer,[3] is the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association - supposedly a Christian organization, and which supposedly follows a man who is reported (in a book the AFA considers holy) to have said:

  1. "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." and also said;
  2. [S]ell what you possess and give to the poor..."

Given those fine sentiments expressed by Jesus, what did Bryan Fischer have to say about the poor and the rich? “The top 1 percent are funding 30 percent of the government! So, rather than the poor, the low income and the middle class being resentful of these people, they should be kissing the ground on which they walk!”

I'm guessing Bryan Fischer makes a lot of money (money donated by Christians of significantly lower income than him) promoting his version of Christianity instead of the one taught by Jesus.

So, should the poor kiss the ground on which the rich walk? Or is it just sh!t that Christians say.

You know, as I reach the end of writing this week's edition of Sh!t Christians say, I realize that Father Slawomir Kostrzewa's comments seem sane in comparison to those of the other Christians in this article.

MEDITATION 1018 >

Previous site mentions:

  1. Richard Land: Discussion 2, and Meditation 926
  2. Glenn Beck: Meditation 886, Meditation 1055, A Miscellany 294 - in which we noted that three years ago, Glenn Beck prophesied “The rain is coming. It’s time to build an ark.”
  3. Bryan Fischer: Discussion 1 (Med 947), Discussion 2 (Med 947), Meditation 987, Meditation 1013, Meditation 1015, Meditation 1053, Meditation 1055, Meditation 1098, Meditation 1111,

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