God’s Approval Rating Falls To 52 Percent

hands_of_god(1)We all know that the vast majority of Americans believe in God. However, that doesn’t mean they like him. The Atlantic Wire writes:

Public Policy Polling released the results of a survey today that included the question: “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?” Fifty-two percent of the 928 respondents approve of the job the Almighty’s done while 9 percent disapprove. So about half the public isn’t too thrilled with the way God is handling, well, everything.

Seventy-one percent of the American public approves of God’s handling of the creation of the universe, 56 percent approve of (his? or her?) handling of the animal kingdom, and even 50 percent like the way he manages natural disasters.

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Religion Bores Me!

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Religion Bores Me!

    • Yourmommy

      You bore me. Plus if religion was so boring to you, you would ignore it instead of obsessively attacking in every post on all subjects from McDs to taxes… just shut up…

  • Anonymous

    God, You’re so cool!  You understand where I’m coming from.  I can always count on You to throw a thunderbolt or earthquake to smite some annoying religious/ethnic minority and raise a little smile on my face.  You bring me up when I feel down and never ever get heavy on me personally by chastising me or forcing me to examine my own behavior. 
     
    Best of all, when the consequences of being a mean, self-centered little pervert finally catch up with me, I know I can blame it all on You.
     
    Thank You, God, You’re The Bestest!

  • Liam_McGonagle

    God, You’re so cool!  You understand where I’m coming from.  I can always count on You to throw a thunderbolt or earthquake to smite some annoying religious/ethnic minority and raise a little smile on my face.  You bring me up when I feel down and never ever get heavy on me personally by chastising me or forcing me to examine my own behavior. 
     
    Best of all, when the consequences of being a mean, self-centered little pervert finally catch up with me, I know I can blame it all on You.
     
    Thank You, God, You’re The Bestest!

  • Mr Willow

    This is what happens when people twist the concept of a divine being into a father figure. It does not allow for all of the indifferent, callous, and often cruel ways in which Nature behaves. 

    Every time there’s some natural disaster it’s blamed on what far too many people imagine to be a bearded, jolly, bathrobe draped, sandal-wearing, man looking down at the World from a cloud. If that is the image that registers with the majority of people, then it could only be considered reasonable that many cry out in anger, sadness, and desperation when something bad happens because they consider him magnanimous and pleasant. 

    If, however, God were to have no shape—a consciousness, perhaps, but not a definite form—then all the things that most people perceive as being ‘not of God’ (wars, disease, natural disasters) fall right into place, because God would then be a Force, not an Individual, especially if God is considered in multiples.

    The problem, I think, is Man’s perception of God, not God itself.

  • Mr Willow

    This is what happens when people twist the concept of a divine being into a father figure. It does not allow for all of the indifferent, callous, and often cruel ways in which Nature behaves. 

    Every time there’s some natural disaster it’s blamed on what far too many people imagine to be a bearded, jolly, bathrobe draped, sandal-wearing, man looking down at the World from a cloud. If that is the image that registers with the majority of people, then it could only be considered reasonable that many cry out in anger, sadness, and desperation when something bad happens because they consider him magnanimous and pleasant. 

    If, however, God were to have no shape—a consciousness, perhaps, but not a definite form—then all the things that most people perceive as being ‘not of God’ (wars, disease, natural disasters) fall right into place, because God would then be a Force, not an Individual, especially if God is considered in multiples.

    The problem, I think, is Man’s perception of God, not God itself.

    • Hadrian999

      if god is merely a force of nature not a protector then there would really be no need to worship and that would end the collection plate gravy train

      • Mr Willow

        Correct, to a certain extent.

        Personally, I view everything as some form or manifestation of God; though, in saying god, it invokes the flawed image I described above (robed bearded dude). The closest thing in religio-philosophy I can compare it to would be the Logos—essentially the intelligent Universe, the divine flame that gives all naturally occurring things a purpose, imbues humans with emotion and the ability to reason, etc.—combined with the Tao—the way things operate is in accordance with some pervading Law that causes things to act upon one another in a way that one thing dying gives life to something else—which would also serve as a form of Fate.

        That would be, in sheerly monotheistic terms, God. And yet, as you said, that is something that cannot be prayed to—worshiped in the loose sense of being in awe of it, perhaps—or protect any one thing over another. 

        However, because everything is, and there are variances within ‘Creation’, that one big, giant force, or mind, is fractured and becomes many things. These things could be anything—natural forces, elements, emotions, concepts, minds—and could potentially serve all the purposes of polytheism. God of War, Goddess of Love, Lord of the Oceans, etc., etc. Now these, in my opinion, are more conducive to be anthropomorphised, as all ‘good’ and ‘evil’ things could be attributed to arguments, disagreements, betrayals, romances, and merriment amongst the Gods. Still, they should not be given human appearances, for the same reason that the moment a patron or matron god betrays someone, they would take it personally. 

        In terms of veneration or worship, I think that to do so, especially within a polytheistic system (and even my own, which tends to be more animistic), I think practicing the concepts or giving credence to the emotions, or respect to the forces or elements the Gods are the embodiment of. If you worship Love, then love at every opportunity, it it be the Earth, then you would do well not to pollute, etc. 

        The reason religion, in my humble opinion, is looked at with loathing is because people have perverted God (and in this country Jesus) into their own personal cheerleader, support group, and lawyer, and use it (him) to justify bigotry, racism, genocide, and general assholery, when all any mainstream religious zealot (televangelists, politicians, church-leaders) worships is Avarice, War, and Sloth, and they employ Deception to accomplish all of these horrors. 

        I understand why atheism is on the rise, because frankly Christians give religion a bad name, and most people aren’t exposed enough to other forms of spirituality (Gnosticism, Animism, Polytheism, Spiritism, etc.) to know there are other options than Science and Jesus, or Science and Allah, or Jesus and Allah. 

        Again, I think Divinity exists, and is at least in some capacity is intelligent or sentient, but it is, in most respects, something that cannot be appealed to, because things happen, and some things are just a part of maintaining Order within the vast scheme of things.

        • Hadrian999

          i don’t really argue with any of that but the perversion of god into the anthropomorphized form is necessary for religion, if people didn’t expect to derive any benefit from the worship of god there would be no reason to worship in the first place, people today don’t seem to be able to grasp the poetic nature at the root of most religions and want everything to be literal

          • Mr Willow

            Absolutely. I wasn’t trying to say the anthropomorphisation of deities was a perversion, or even wrong, per-sé, just that after a god is humanised it is then attempted to be made a friend or family member. In doing so, you strip it of any awe inherent in a god. 

        • Sokrates

          Oh leave it already. We’ve had enough of Plato’s dualistic nonsense. Spirits, demiurgs, whatever.

          There’s no single reason to believe in abstract concepts outside linguistics.

          • Mr Willow

            Well aren’t you a bright bowl of sunshine.

            There’s no single reason to believe in abstract concepts outside linguistics.

            For you perhaps. For others it is different.

      • SF2K01

        Religion/Worship is supposed to help people, not God (without getting into the failures of religions to do that). Under monotheism, God is completely independent of humanity and doesn’t need anything we have to offer. Anthropomorphism as well is simply to make the inconceivable comprehensible to us just the same as we do with everything.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        I think that ignores the core of worship:  respect, reverence.  If people had a balanced appreciation of Deity, I believe that many more would indeed worship It, in the truest sense of the word ‘worship’.

        But what generally happens, and what I think you may mean here, is that most people pay ‘tribute’–in the sense of making a payment in exchange for some type of service or forebearance.

        I don’t know when the notion of worship became perverted. Until the 18th century at least, it seems to have placed more emphasis on ideas like esteem rather than mafia-like monetary extractions.  Think all those marble-shitting Elizabethans beginning letters with the likes of “My most worshipful cousin”, and the grandiose titles of early trade guilds,  ”The Worshipful Order of Vintners” etc., etc., etc.

        “Worship” may be what the audience of Jersey Shore believe Jerry Falwell is getting up to every Sunday, but in reality what’s going on is merely the payment of protection money to the Big Padrone in the Sky.

  • Hadrian999

    if god is merely a force of nature not a protector then there would really be no need to worship and that would end the collection plate gravy train

  • Syber_punk

    this is the dumbest thing I have ever read Atheist really need to stand up and come out of the closet this is just getting dumb 

  • Syber_punk

    this is the dumbest thing I have ever read Atheist really need to stand up and come out of the closet this is just getting dumb 

  • emperorreagan

    If I believed in a deity that needed constant adoration and dealt with prayers of its followers in an inexplicably random pattern, I would suggest said deity needed some lithium or something.

  • emperorreagan

    If I believed in a deity that needed constant adoration and dealt with prayers of its followers in an inexplicably random pattern, I would suggest said deity needed some lithium or something.

  • emperorreagan

    If I believed in a deity that needed constant adoration and dealt with prayers of its followers in an inexplicably random pattern, I would suggest said deity needed some lithium or something.

  • DeepCough

    Boy, Jehovah, I guess your omniscient intel on the Bush administration being a success wasn’t such a “slam dunk” after all.

  • DeepCough

    Boy, Jehovah, I guess your omniscient intel on the Bush administration being a success wasn’t such a “slam dunk” after all.

  • Mr Willow

    Correct, to a certain extent.

    Personally, I view everything as some form or manifestation of God; though, in saying god, it invokes the flawed image I described above (robed bearded dude). The closest thing in religio-philosophy I can compare it to would be the Logos—essentially the intelligent Universe, the divine flame that gives all naturally occurring things a purpose, imbues humans with emotion and the ability to reason, etc.—combined with the Tao—the way things operate is in accordance with some pervading Law that causes things to act upon one another in a way that one thing dying gives life to something else—which would also serve as a form of Fate.

    That would be, in sheerly monotheistic terms, God. And yet, as you said, that is something that cannot be prayed to—worshiped in the loose sense of being in awe of it, perhaps—or protect any one thing over another. 

    However, because everything is, and there are variances within ‘Creation’, that one big, giant force, or mind, is fractured and becomes many things. These things could be anything—natural forces, elements, emotions, concepts, minds—and could potentially serve all the purposes of polytheism. God of War, Goddess of Love, Lord of the Oceans, etc., etc. Now these, in my opinion, are more conducive to be anthropomorphised, as all ‘good’ and ‘evil’ things could be attributed to arguments, disagreements, betrayals, romances, and merriment amongst the Gods. Still, they should not be given human appearances, for the same reason that the moment a patron or matron god betrays someone, they would take it personally. 

    In terms of veneration or worship, I think that to do so, especially within a polytheistic system (and even my own, which tends to be more animistic), I think practicing the concepts or giving credence to the emotions, or respect to the forces or elements the Gods are the embodiment of. If you worship Love, then love at every opportunity, it it be the Earth, then you would do well not to pollute, etc. 

    The reason religion, in my humble opinion, is looked at with loathing is because people have perverted God (and in this country Jesus) into their own personal cheerleader, support group, and lawyer, and use it (him) to justify bigotry, racism, genocide, and general assholery, when all any mainstream religious zealot (televangelists, politicians, church-leaders) is Avarice, War, and Sloth, and they employ Deception to accomplish all of these horrors. 

    I understand why atheism is on the rise, because frankly Christians give religion a bad name, and most people aren’t exposed enough to other forms of spirituality (Gnosticism, Animism, Polytheism, Spiritism, etc.) to know there are other options than Science and Jesus, or Science and Allah, or Jesus and Allah. 

    Again, I think Divinity exists, and is at least in some capacity is intelligent or sentient, but it is, in most respects, something that cannot be appealed to, because things happen, and some things are just a part of maintaining Order within the vast scheme of things. 

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Mr God…what’s up with the platypus? I mean seriously…what was going through your head?”

    “You want the truth? Okay…platypus got made on day 7…about three hours after I made magic mushrooms. These things happen, y’know?”

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    “Mr God…what’s up with the platypus? I mean seriously…what was going through your head?”

    “You want the truth? Okay…platypus got made on day 7…about three hours after I made magic mushrooms. These things happen, y’know?”

  • 93_Qing

    Back in the day the Gods ( yes, plural ) weren’t thought of as being ‘moral’.  The gods were quite cruel, their only interest was order in the cosmos.  Look at the tragedy of Oedipus f.e..  Yet that didn’t keep our forefathers from believing in them.
    It’s this Abrahamic slave doctrine ( or at least, its worst expressions ) that demands a single moral God.  And if the universe doesn’t turn out to be moral, they have an entire theology to justify an earthquake or a genocide.  Says enough about the whole merchant class who were the first to adhere to this religion ( ‘paganus’ came from somwhere ).  We’re still stuck with those bourgeois motherfuckers and their ideologies based on weakness and contempt.  Just one God ( and the dumbest of them all ) less.

  • 93_Qing

    Back in the day the Gods ( yes, plural ) weren’t thought of as being ‘moral’.  The gods were quite cruel, their only interest was order in the cosmos.  Look at the tragedy of Oedipus f.e..  Yet that didn’t keep our forefathers from believing in them.
    It’s this Abrahamic slave doctrine ( or at least, its worst expressions ) that demands a single moral God.  And if the universe doesn’t turn out to be moral, they have an entire theology to justify an earthquake or a genocide.  Says enough about the whole merchant class who were the first to adhere to this religion ( ‘paganus’ came from somwhere ).  We’re still stuck with those bourgeois motherfuckers and their ideologies based on weakness and contempt.  Just one God ( and the dumbest of them all ) less.

  • Linsang811

    God doesn’t exist and if he does, he’s a fucking douchebag. 

  • Linsang811

    God doesn’t exist and if he does, he’s a fucking douchebag. 

  • Malk

    928 questioned? lol…. so .00000001% of the worlds population now decides what we’re supposed to think the whole world thinks. good job awesome survey of total figured stuff outedness….

    -_-

  • Malk

    928 questioned? lol…. so .00000001% of the worlds population now decides what we’re supposed to think the whole world thinks. good job awesome survey of total figured stuff outedness….

    -_-

  • Hadrian999

    i don’t really argue with any of that but the perversion of god into the anthropomorphized form is necessary for religion, if people didn’t expect to derive any benefit from the worship of god there would be no reason to worship in the first place, people today don’t seem to be able to grasp the poetic nature at the root of most religions and want everything to be literal

  • Alturn

    On this little rock, humans were given free will.  Along with that came living under the the cosmic law of cause and effect.

    Because of free will, humans get to do what they want, yet must live with the consequences.  Instead of learning how the universe works and living in harmony with the laws of creation, we do what we want (regularly living for power, sex and money) and by doing so often create effects which are unpleasant.  Then we get mad at ‘God’ (often understood as the Planetary Logos) for the painful effects created by our being selfish and harmful to others.  Yet since ‘God’ is within everyone, we are really only being mad at ourselves.

  • Alturn

    On this little rock, humans were given free will.  Along with that came living under the the cosmic law of cause and effect.

    Because of free will, humans get to do what they want, yet must live with the consequences.  Instead of learning how the universe works and living in harmony with the laws of creation, we do what we want (regularly living for power, sex and money) and by doing so often create effects which are unpleasant.  Then we get mad at ‘God’ (often understood as the Planetary Logos) for the painful effects created by our being selfish and harmful to others.  Yet since ‘God’ is within everyone, we are really only being mad at ourselves.

  • Mr Willow

    Absolutely. I wasn’t trying to say the anthropomorphisation of deities was a perversion, or even wrong, per-sé, just that after a god is humanised it is then attempted to be made a friend or family member. In doing so, you strip it of any awe inherent in a god. 

  • nedmorlef

      i have studied the bible and the lost or not canonized books for many years.And some outside sources for a well rounded view  i believe because, of scripture that, he reveals himself to us at least
    twice in our lives and if we ignore him he moves on.
     Christ died for us
    all so, he has to give us an opportunity to repent or he becomes a liar. I think atheists just haven’t had their turn yet or they failed to recognize it when it happened. He is a still small voice …and a spirit. Not a gray bearded old man.
     He also said he made vessels of honor and dishonor so, i’m inclined to believe some ppl are here just to fuck up our day. those ppl will never get that call….and maybe those are atheists.We cause a lot of our own problems and yet, we suffer for the freewill of others also. Some see that as time and chance. i think it’s all part of a complex plan because, of the freewill. Some ppl just don’t realize that, God made us equal to him by that gift.
      i’m not sure that,
    he involves himself in our personal lives beyond the call. Freewill accounts for why we suffer as one poster pointed out. We’re the only creatures on the planet that have it. Everything else does exactly as it was designed to do.
     I think we’ve got a lot of things wrong. He does make it a challenge to reach him but, the rewards are great when we do. I don’t believe anybody finds God. He calls us and many millions have testified to such.
     as for the plate well, somebody has to pay for the lights, the air conditioning, the padded pews and all of those ministries that, go throughout the world. that doesn’t mean that, nonbelievers don’t get into the business of swindling lil old ladies or buying nice cars.
     a Christian life can be very rewarding and seemingly comes with protections if we don’t reach over the hedge he says he puts around us when we receive him. Some do and they pay dearly.
     I believe the laws of God are just like gravity and other laws of science. They were set when the world began. If we sin ,we die young. If we live well we are rewarded with old age . That said, the soul never dies. that’s why we all feel immortal. Even non believers will live after earthly death but, their souls will be burned in the lake of fire with death & hell to be no more. The earthly death takes us to the next dimension.
     I find it all very fascinating and very difficult to explain in a little box like this. However, there is a bible code but, you are gifted with it on repentance. it’s not something you calculate in a computer. Unfortunately you must submit to receive and many just refuse. they want to charge God to reveal himself with proof. That’s just not going to happen.
     I don’t know why he revealed himself to me. I was an atheist and didn’t deserve it but, it changed my whole life and I have no regret living for Him.
     Please, consider it.Repentance brings sight with wisdom and knowledge. You have to work for it but, he gives it out freely if, you do.

    • feint_ruled

      Christ died for us? Who asked for that? Could God in his omnipotence not think of a better way of forgiving us our sins that he created us wanting to commit other than sending down one third of himself to be temporarily killed as a sacrifice to the rest of himself?

    • ThinkAboutIt

      “Christ died for us” Was Christ’s death really a legitimate sacrifice when he knew that he was just gonna die and come back to life a few days later? And it’s not even like he suffered all that much when you compare it to an eternity of suffering in hell…I mean, who would not choose to be bullied, tortured and crucified over the course of a few days versus an eternity in hell? It’s just not that impressive and/or inspiring when you take a step back and really think about it…

      • Effewew

        I wouldn’t want to be sodomized knowing Id be ok a few days later.. so yea..

        • ThinkAboutIt

          Christ was never sodomized but even if he had been…you would prefer to burn for all of eternity in hell rather than experience temporary pain/discomfort? I mean, it does not take a genius to figure this shit out…seriously, THINK ABOUT IT.

  • Anonymous

      i have studied the bible and the lost or not canonized books for many years.And some outside sources for a well rounded view  i believe because, of scripture that, he reveals himself to us at least
    twice in our lives and if we ignore him he moves on.
     Christ died for us
    all so, he has to give us an opportunity to repent or he becomes a liar. I think atheists just haven’t had their turn yet or they failed to recognize it when it happened. He is a still small voice …and a spirit. Not a gray bearded old man.
     He also said he made vessels of honor and dishonor so, i’m inclined to believe some ppl are here just to fuck up our day. those ppl will never get that call….and maybe those are atheists.We cause a lot of our own problems and yet, we suffer for the freewill of others also. Some see that as time and chance. i think it’s all part of a complex plan because, of the freewill. Some ppl just don’t realize that, God made us equal to him by that gift.
      i’m not sure that,
    he involves himself in our personal lives beyond the call. Freewill accounts for why we suffer as one poster pointed out. We’re the only creatures on the planet that have it. Everything else does exactly as it was designed to do.
     I think we’ve got a lot of things wrong. He does make it a challenge to reach him but, the rewards are great when we do. I don’t believe anybody finds God. He calls us and many millions have testified to such.
     as for the plate well, somebody has to pay for the lights, the air conditioning, the padded pews and all of those ministries that, go throughout the world. that doesn’t mean that, nonbelievers don’t get into the business of swindling lil old ladies or buying nice cars.
     a Christian life can be very rewarding and seemingly comes with protections if we don’t reach over the hedge he says he puts around us when we receive him. Some do and they pay dearly.
     I believe the laws of God are just like gravity and other laws of science. They were set when the world began. If we sin ,we die young. If we live well we are rewarded with old age . That said, the soul never dies. that’s why we all feel immortal. Even non believers will live after earthly death but, their souls will be burned in the lake of fire with death & hell to be no more. The earthly death takes us to the next dimension.
     I find it all very fascinating and very difficult to explain in a little box like this. However, there is a bible code but, you are gifted with it on repentance. it’s not something you calculate in a computer. Unfortunately you must submit to receive and many just refuse. they want to charge God to reveal himself with proof. That’s just not going to happen.
     I don’t know why he revealed himself to me. I was an atheist and didn’t deserve it but, it changed my whole life and I have no regret living for Him.
     Please, consider it.Repentance brings sight with wisdom and knowledge. You have to work for it but, he gives it out freely if, you do.

  • Anonymous

    Religion/Worship is supposed to help people, not God (without getting into the failures of religions to do that). Under monotheism, God is completely independent of humanity and doesn’t need anything we have to offer. Anthropomorphism as well is simply to make the inconceivable comprehensible to us just the same as we do with everything.

  • feint_ruled

    Christ died for us? Who asked for that? Could God in his omnipotence not think of a better way of forgiving us our sins that he created us wanting to commit other than sending down one third of himself to be temporarily killed as a sacrifice to the rest of himself?

  • Anonymous

    I think that ignores the core of worship:  respect, reverence.  If people had a balanced appreciation of Deity, I believe that many more would indeed worship It, in the truest sense of the word ‘worship’.

    But what generally happens, and I think this is what you really mean, most people pay ‘tribute’ to it–in the sense of making a payment in exchange for some type of service or at least forebearance.

    I don’t know when the notion of worship became perverted, which until the 18th century at least, seems to have placed more emphasis on ideas esteem than mafia-like monetary extractions.  Think all those marble-shitting Elizabethans beginning letters with the likes of “My most worshipful cousin”, and the grandiose titles of early trade guilds,  ”The Worshipful Order of Vintners” etc., etc., etc.

    “Worship” may be what the audience of Jersey Shore believe Jerry Falwell is getting up to every Sunday, but in reality what’s going on is merely the payment of protection money to the Big Padrone in the Sky.

  • Anonymous

    As a PS, I should note that every stripe of Christian tradition in the West has long-standing and clear injunctions against the sort of behavior some have described as “worship” here. 

    In Catholicism, for instance, there is the notion of Simony as a grievous sin.  The idea that some self-proclaimed representative of God selling spiritual benefits in exchange for worldly riches is unambiguously described as abomination and anathema.

    Of course, the Catholic hierarchy don’t have a great track record of enforcing that bit of cannon law.  Hence Luther’s protest against the selling of indulgences.  The Calvinists professed to be even more offended by it and one of their most characteristic features is the rejection of centralized hierarchies of professional clergy, particularly episcopaleanism, which they recognized as an enabler of Simony.

    Then again, I’m sure Calvin would be more than a little embarrassed to recognize “Prosperity Gospel”-preachin’ Oral Roberts as one of his own progeny.

    The point is that True Worship is totally free.  It is literally impossible to stamp a bar code on it.  Once you do, it ceases to be “worship” ipso facto.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    As a PS, I should note that every stripe of Christian tradition in the West has long-standing and clear injunctions against the sort of behavior some have described as “worship” here. 

    In Catholicism, for instance, there is the notion of Simony as a grievous sin.  The idea that some self-proclaimed representative of God selling spiritual benefits in exchange for worldly riches is unambiguously described as abomination and anathema.

    Of course, the Catholic hierarchy don’t have a great track record of enforcing that bit of cannon law.  Hence Luther’s protest against the selling of indulgences.  The Calvinists professed to be even more offended by it and one of their most characteristic features is the rejection of centralized hierarchies of professional clergy, particularly episcopaleanism, which they recognized as an enabler of Simony.

    Then again, I’m sure Calvin would be more than a little embarrassed to recognize “Prosperity Gospel”-preachin’ Oral Roberts as one of his own progeny.

    The point is that True Worship is totally free.  It is literally impossible to stamp a bar code on it.  Once you do, it ceases to be “worship” ipso facto.

  • ThinkAboutIt

    “Christ died for us” Was Christ’s death really a legitimate sacrifice when he knew that he was just gonna die and come back to life a few days later? And it’s not even like he suffered all that much when you compare it to an eternity of suffering in hell…I mean, who would not choose to be bullied, tortured and crucified over the course of a few days versus an eternity in hell? It’s just not that impressive and/or inspiring when you take a step back and really think about it…

  • Sokrates

    Oh leave it already. We’ve had enough of Plato’s dualistic nonsense. Spirits, demiurgs, whatever.

    There’s no single reason to believe in abstract concepts outside linguistics.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Which God? Giant Naked Blonde Woman is still riding high in the polls after that red lake in Texas, the smiting of multiple bitches, and the blessing of a free candy bar only half covered in fire ants. Praise Giant Naked Blonde Woman!

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Which God? Giant Naked Blonde Woman is still riding high in the polls after that red lake in Texas, the smiting of multiple bitches, and the blessing of a free candy bar only half covered in fire ants. Praise Giant Naked Blonde Woman!

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Which God? Giant Naked Blonde Woman is still riding high in the polls after that red lake in Texas, the smiting of multiple bitches, and the blessing of a free candy bar only half covered in fire ants. Praise Giant Naked Blonde Woman!

  • Yourmommy

    You bore me. Plus if religion was so boring to you, you would ignore it instead of obsessively attacking in every post on all subjects from McDs to taxes… just shut up…

  • Effewew

    I wouldn’t want to be sodomized knowing Id be ok a few days later.. so yea..

  • Mr Willow

    Well aren’t you a bright bowl of sunshine.

    There’s no single reason to believe in abstract concepts outside linguistics.

    For you perhaps. For others it is different.

  • ThinkAboutIt

    Christ was never sodomized but even if he had been…you would prefer to burn for all of eternity in hell rather than experience temporary pain/discomfort? I mean, it does not take a genius to figure this shit out…seriously, THINK ABOUT IT.

  • Scoby122000

    I APPROVE!!!!

  • Scoby122000

    I APPROVE!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Fuck God.

  • tooCents

    Fuck God.