Email forward reveals what thousands of years of philosophy could not!!!

So I’ve confided in a family member of mine (relation will be withheld for privacy) with some tensions I’ve been having with Catholicism and Christianity as of late. While I in no way am renouncing my faith or anything drastic, I’ve simply been contemplating anything and everything that I can.

In response, I received this email forward. I have done absolutely NO editing to what was sent to me. My personal comments are in blue:

KNOW THESE FACTS?
Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!
Make a personal reflection about this…..

Very interesting, read until the end…..
It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

Here are some men and women
who mocked God :


John Lennon (Singer):

Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:

“Christianity will end, it will disappear.
I do not have to argue about
that. I am certain.
Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, Today we are more famous than Him” (1966).

Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
Um, how long after Lennon said these things was he shot? Lennon died in 1980, fourteen years after this statement was made. What a valid conclusion the writer came to.


Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil ):

During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.

Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died .

Isn’t Brazil considered a developing nation? Disease, sickness, etc. are not a rarity there. He also died over a month after becoming ill. Not one day.


Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):

During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ), while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: “God, that’s for you.”

He died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.

I do enjoy that the author made sure to include that this man was bi-sexual. So not only did he blow smoke up toward God, but he also lived a disgusting life of sin. Is there a “good manner” in which one would die from AIDS? Just wondering.


The man who built the Titanic

After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be.

With an ironic tone he said:
“Not even God can sink it”

The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic ..

Ah yes. To punish “the man who built the Titanic” God chose to kill 1,450 innocent people, just to teach him a lesson!


Marilyn Monroe (Actress)

She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said:
“I don’t need your Jesus”.

A week later, she was found dead in her apartment ..

The fact that Ms. Monroe had many affairs in the course of her life, all while being a giant sex symbol in American culture probably had nothing to do with the fact that she was murdered.

Bon Scott (Singer)
The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang:
“Don’t stop me, I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell”.

On the 19th of February 1980 , Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

What a peculiar way for rock stars of the 70’s and 80’s to die: as a result of a drug and alcohol binge. Completely unheard of!

Campinas (IN 2005)
In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend…..
The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:

“My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You..”
She responded: “Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ”

Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died,
the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact.

The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken .

Why did the mother let the daughter travel in this drunk stupor again? Surely, she is not to blame! God’s vengeance came down upon the girl… although he did spare her eggs!

Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written.
In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

To be fair, it’s not the most interesting book…

Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus.

Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive

“Jesus”

P.S: If it was a joke, you would have sent it to everyone. So are you going to have courage to send this?.

No. I would not have sent this to everyone if it was a joke. I choose not to bother people with annoying email forwards, thank you.

I have done my part, Jesus said

“If you are embarrassed about me,
I will also be embarrassed about you before my father.”
“And I’ll have him kill you by having you strangled, shot, or giving you AIDS.”

You are my 8 in 8 seconds. I am not breaking this. No way!
Yeah! No way!

I’M TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!! Bishop T.D. Jakes “8 Second Prayer.” Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!

“Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

All you have to do is say this prayer and don’t bad mouth God, and you’ll be in heaven for sure! Do whatever the hell else you want, but this will save you!

Pass this message to 8 people {EXCEPT YOU AND ME}. You will receive a miracle tomorrow. I Hope that you don’t ignore and let God bless you ..

I’m not even going to comment on this. It’s too easy…

So, here I am again, ranting about religion. It’s funny, really it is. It’s funny that God chooses to violently murder people who speak ill of Him, but JonBenet Ramsey’s killer(s) wanders free. I guess this shows us the real way to appease God: sweet talk. I’m sure Ramsey’s killer prays to God every night asking that he/she/they will never be caught. It seems to have worked.

If only John Lennon had praised Christianity a little more thoroughly, he would still be alive today. I wonder if Abraham Lincoln said the Bible was outdated or something. God got angry, sent John Wilkes Booth on his ass. That explains a lot.

I think the worst part is that the people who write this stuff to promote Christianity miss entirely what Christianity is about. I could have sworn Jesus was saying something about that infinitely loving and forgiving God… You know, you turn your back on Him, but he never turns his back on you? Something like that. Instead, the author of this piece truly believes that God, a being that is beyond human comprehension, beyond the capacity of the human mind, gets pissed off when someone talks garbage and decides to have that person wacked.

To anybody with any sort of intellectual mind, this should not make a lick of sense. I responded to this family member and asked her not to send me things like this anymore, and she merely replied with, “Sorry to see that you have not gotten off of your soapbox yet.”

Ah yes. My soapbox. As I struggle to figure out my faith, as I aim to wrangle with the meaning and significance of Christianity, I am merely standing up on a soapbox.

Well, email forward, I guess you’re right: I don’t know the facts. I didn’t know that the God I was worshiping will give me AIDS if I insult him. I did not know that God kills humans out of anger, despite all refutations of such a notion in the New Testament. I was unaware that God would even concern himself with killing those people, while letting rapists, murderers, child abusers, torturers, terrorists, whatever, roam free over the green earth. I really did not know. Thank you for curing me of my ignorance. It was a plague on my very soul. I will be sure to write to every theology teacher I have ever had (there are six, I believe) and let them know that they are wrong. I will speak with the Pastor of my church and recommend that he work this information into a sermon sometime (this is important for everyone to know). Most importantly, I will be sure to, in my own mind, know the character of the God that I have been worshiping all my life.

Philosophers dating back to the time of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle have been struggling to determine the true nature of that which creates and guides the universe, but finally, this author has figured it out.

If ever there was a post on which I sought comments, this is it.
Please. Tell me I’m wrong; tell me you hated it; tell me you don’t believe in a God period.
I just want some responses. I just want discussion.

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10 Responses to “Email forward reveals what thousands of years of philosophy could not!!!”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    I pretty much rejected Christianity early in my life.
    I am a spiritual person and do have faith but what I believe isn’t in the Bible. I’m not really sure what to label it or if I really do want a label. I don’t feel that religion should dictate that way I live.

    What I saying, I could relate to your struggle.

  2. 06jk Says:

    See, I don’t really reject Christianity. I’m just trying to figure it all out, you know? But there are aspects of what people do to the faith that I flat out DO reject.

  3. Kristen Says:

    Hey, I don’t know if you remember me, but I am Greg Luka’s cousin. I thought you made a really good point here. People are blind about there religion. Personally I am still trying to figure out my true beliefs. I’m leaning towards simply being Christian as opposed to just Catholic. But what I’ve come to really believe is that those who do not question their faith do not truly own it or understand it for that matter. I think it’s good that you don’t just take everything that is fed to you. We should question things.
    ~Kristen

  4. heisthatheis Says:

    yes soul searching and looking inward so that you aren’t led blindly isfine but at some point you need to go home. read the bible, see what it has to offer. if you do not like it that is your loss, but i believe it will be the biggest mistake of your life. do i believe god kills people just because they speak out against him, no. god is not vengeful, god is loving. he does not want to hurt us but he gave us free will so that we would have a choice. the choice is yours

  5. iamlove Says:

    read what this site has to say

    http://www.gospeloutreach.net/whychristianity.html

  6. 06jk Says:

    Hey heisthatheis. Thanks a ton for the reply. I have read the Bible quite extensively because I have been attending a Catholic school since I was five, so I know quite a bit about it.

    I am big on the free will thing from God. I see it as one of the greatest gifts He has given us.

  7. amberfireinus Says:

    You know…. Lincoln got it in the head because he offended God by loving to tell dirty sin filled jokes at most inappropriate times! LOL

    Remember to look at what is of value in Religon and not the man made screwed up dogma of it.

    It is more important to understand the lessons written in the bible in general than to take them in the literal sense.

    It doesnt matter if Jesus was the esoteric son of god that christian dogma states or if he were simply a child of God as we all are. What matters is that he lead us by example and taught of faith, hope, love, and created social change and inspired millions many generations after his death and brought them closer to God.

    If you are so inclined, please read my blog post on the subject

    http://amberfireinus.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/religion-is-like-a-car/

  8. Brenda Says:

    06jk,
    I am a born-again Christian and I feel the same way as you do about that forwarded email. I don’t think that Christians who send those things really think about what it is they are saying. They seem to be in favor of it just because it is pro-God.
    It is not my intention to step on any toes here, but I think your Catholicism may be part of your issue in trying to figure things out. From what I currently know about Catholicism, there are plenty of things that don’t line up with scripture. If you drop the denominational stuff and simply seek God, asking Him to reveal the truth of scripture for you, regardless of what you want it to say, and regardless of whether it means you have to change your own thinking and ways of living… and if you seek the truth with a sincere heart, God will not deny you. This is what I have done and boy is God ever faithful in being a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. (Heb 11:6).
    I have been looking over information about different Christian denominations, and in every case I am finding “doctrines of men,” and you know what Jesus said…”Making the Word of God of none effect through your traditions” (Mark 7:13) and “But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines, the commandments of men.” (Matt 15:9).
    I have not found church doctrine yet that doesn’t contradict the Word of God. Twisting it, using it in a biased way.
    I just pray to God when I study, that He will reveal truth to me so that I can properly now Him. And talk about revelation knowledge!!
    Someone who is good at cutting through a lot of the denominational biases is a man named Andrew Wommack. He has a lot of helpful material that he makes available completely free on his site awmi.net.
    All the best to you in your searching, from another searching seeker…Brenda
    “Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

  9. tao4all Says:

    Hm. I know exactly how you feel.
    I went through hell when i left the church.

    I have written a document that i think might help you:

    http://tao4all.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/a-meeting-with-christians/

    Have faith in God, not a book my friend.

  10. tao4all Says:

    Oh, forgot:

    The mail you write about is BULL.

    Dont you find it strange, that two people can read the same book – and have wildly different experiences? One goes out to fight the world, the other becomes calm and happy…

    Fear. These nutcases that proclaim their own salvation (from what by the way, hell was determined a symbol by the church long ago) and the death of others are on the lowest possible step. They are afraid. They need an enemy .. and since they dont recognize their own satan (Shaitan means “accuser” in jewish. Your EGO) – they project it onto others. What would the false self do without an enemy i wonder 🙂

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