What is it with religious people and their seeming stampede to see who can be the most despicable person, following a tragedy? It’s almost as if they’re watching the news and going “Hmm… he’s blaming video games, let me up the ante.”
First up, we have those despicable creatures of the Westboro Baptist Church, who are apparently crawling out from under the rocks where they live, to protest at the funerals of the victims of the Colorado shootings. This is probably the single-most revolting thing Phelps and his spawn Shirley and Margie have done, since they planned to picket at the funeral of the little Amish girls who were gunned down a few years ago. Once again, I have to wonder at what kind of God thinks these girls deserved to die, merely because they didn’t follow Phelps’ personal brand of bat-shit insanity. WBC – which is essentially just a big inbred family – is evil. Sadly, they have a First Amendment right to be evil.
I seriously hope that they all die screaming in a fiery accident on their way to the funerals.
Still, not to be outdone, we get one Jerry Newcombe. This fuckwit is apparently the spokesmen of a religious hate-group calling themselves “Truth in Action.” A look at their site would indicate that they’ve very worried about their religion be persecuted. As we all know Christianity is in the USA.
The Attack on Freedom, lays out with stunning details the ongoing erosion of our nation’s fundamental freedom, religious liberty, by those who believe that religion has no place in our national life. The First Amendment was included in our Constitution to restrict the strong arm of government from encroaching on religious freedom. But today, activists are seeking to restrict the free exercise of religion and purge God from the workplace, schools, and even churches are threatened. Religious liberty undergirds all of our freedoms. If we stand fast in our defense of this liberty, we will protect all of our precious freedoms.
It basically boils down to them wailing “Wah! We can’t impose our religious beliefs on everybody via laws. Yes, that’s what the whole separation of church and state is about. They’re also deeply worried about Islam and Islamic jihads. So, just your typical bunch of raving, right-wing, religious yahoos. It’s probably worth mentioning that the most highlighted subjects on their site’s tag-cloud are 9/11, abortion, homosexuality, Islam and jihad.
With an absolute dickhead for a spokesman. You see, Jerry has his own reasons why the shooting happened – Americans have forgotten about Hell:
I can’t help but feel that to some extent, we’re reaping what we’ve been sowing as a society. We said to God, “Get out of the public arena.” Lawsuit after lawsuit, often by misguided “civil libertarians,” have chased away any fear of God in the land — at least in the hearts of millions.
We’ve lost this cognizance to the point that a recent bestseller was a book by an “evangelical pastor,” who for all practical purposes denied Hell (or the import of it). (It exists, but don’t worry — supposedly nobody’s going there.) When the book was first published 16 months ago, it made the cover of TIME magazine. This month it was republished as a paperback.
This makes me think. “Wow, what the heck happened to Hell?” What — was there some new revelation that changed what the Lord warned about? To me, what He said 2,000 years ago is still worth heeding: What does it profit you if you gain the whole world and lose your soul?
Tens of millions of young people in this culture seem to have no fear of God. It’s becoming too commonplace that some frustrated person will go on a killing spree of random people. If they kill themselves, they think it’s all over. But that’s like going from the frying pan into the fire. Where’s the fear of God in our society? I don’t think people would do those sorts of things if they truly understood the reality of Hell.
So once again, God decides to gun down a few innocent people, to remind us that Hell is real. Just what kind of malevolent spirit are these idiots worshipping? Not only that, but if the fear of going to hell is the only thing that’s stopping you from doing bad things… then you have serious issues and should be kept away from anything sharp. And society in general. Newcombe ends his piece by saying:
I know in my natural state I am worthy of Hell before a holy God, who doesn’t grade on the curve. I am eternally grateful that on the cross Jesus went to Hell for me, so I don’t have to.
Again, a religion based on fear cannot possibly be a good thing. Not only that, but you worship something that would send you off to burn in the blink of an eye. What they are bending the knee to is not some ethereal being of love, but a vain, jealous, petty, vicious and ultimately malevolent creature.
However, this “man of God” didn’t stop there. No, he went on to say:
If a Christian dies early, if a Christian dies young, it seems tragic, but really it is not tragic because they are going to a wonderful place … on the other hand, if a person doesn’t know Jesus Christ … if they knowingly rejected Jesus Christ, then, basically, they are going to a terrible place.
For those who are not ‘in Christ’ and see this incredible tragedy, this would be a good time for soul reflection and consider why have you not accepted Jesus Christ … I would urge anyone who is not in Christ to repent of your sins.
In other words, in his mind, if any of the victims of the shooting weren’t Christians, they they’re going to Hell. Even though God used them as pawns in his plan to remind people there is a hell, they don’t get a lucky break – they’re still going to Hell.
Sound like a God of love to you?
I just hope that if heaven is so wonderful, vile creatures like Jerry Newcombe get a ticket to visit it really soon.