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The odd and puzzling task of negotiating Christain logic.
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Bob,
I would like to say that a lot of people don't take you serious because of the pics of you dressed up like a "devil". This sets the tone that you are just trying to be defiant in most peoples' minds. The first thing that comes to mind is that "he can't possibly believe in Satan if he doesn't believe in God". Before even reading any of the material on your site, most people will stereotype you as a "freak" and never give you a chance. they won't click on your links to read anything you stand for.

I am a christian but I am not one of these passionate bible beater bigots. I understand all walks of human life. I don't try to change anyone's life and tell them they must be "saved". That pressure cooker bullcrap is a problem all to itself.

One of my best friends is an atheist and we get along just fine. You have to realize that because of your stance, some in this world will view your life as wasted and irrelevant. That is sad. I guess the point of this is to try to tell you what the first impression was for me individually. I am not one to stereotype so I dug deeper and found out that you are not "off the cliff".

just a rambling man,
Eric

me
Well Eric, hopefully you won't be too disappointed to hear me say that I don't care at all if Christians, or other religious people take me seriously, or find entertainment in what I do, or listen to my wisdom from the other side of the fence. Personally, I think one of the worst moves I could make as an artist, writer, philosopher or entrepreneur would be to try and gear my work more to the interest of those who oppose me, or concern myself with whether or not I'm getting through to them. In fact, that sounds like a formula to kill the inspiration that's fueled my work for the last 7 years.

Luckily, I've also discovered that by simply saying what I think and doing what I want brings the Christians to me like bugs to a Bug Zapper. That's the whole point of what I'm illustrating here. That how by doing exactly what I want, whether it's making funny dressup games of God, stating what it is I believe about the Meaning Of Life, or dressing up as Satan, protesters make themselves known as uninvited guests, and that makes it so much more interesting. The fact that I'm doing whatever it is I want without the slightest concern for what anyone thinks, then turning my detractor's into the entertainment by roping them into this Circus Of The Unwilling is so perversely satisfying I sometimes find it difficult to wipe this shit-eating-grin off my pretty, red mug!

I appreciate hearing your perspective, but don't think for one minute that what I'm doing isn't very much on purpose.

Thanks!
Bob

“relax on the jesus jokes”

Dear Bob, Its hot in hell, relax on the jesus jokes.

Sincerly,
Satan
madmax8779@gmail.com

Blasphemy! Satan would NEVER say that.

Satan loves my Jesus jokes, and you know it.
Bob

“...lets be honest, you gota go somewhere after you die.”

Satan is the Father of lies, he was gods most intelligent and perfect creation. Satan was to prideful so he was cast out of heaven, like a fuckin chump.

You seem like your a funny guy, try to be more original then jesus jokes. I mean cmon bob....satan loves when you do shit like put jesus up on a cross for dressup, but lets be honest, you gota go somewhere after you die.

Max
madmax8779@gmail.com

Why do you gotta go somewhere after you die? Were you somewhere before you were born? Do animals also have a place to go after they die? I don't understand how us being honest has anything to do with pretending to know there's an afterlife.

Bob

“With all this intelligence and humor that i have, Could it be possible that i have a creator...?”

Bob its obvious your no idiot, You dont have to accept anything anyone tells you on your site or at your job or anywhere. We all have a mind and freewill right? All i can do is ask you to ask yourself, With all this intelligence and humor that i have, Could it be possible that i have a creator who cares enough to let me decide for myself what i want to belive in life?

The people leaving you hate mail arent going to persuade anyone, and you know that as well as i do. I enjoy these conversations bob.

Max
madmax8779@gmail.com

I suppose it's as likely as your creator, with all of His intelligence and humor, to've had His Own even bigger Creator who let's Him decide what to believe in life. Right? Makes perfect sense, huh?

I wonder who it was that invented Him and gave Him all of His intelligence and humor?

Bob

“no need to complicate things when its all in the bible clear as day.”

Its just not that complicated bob. Its very simple, no need to complicate things when its all in the bible clear as day.

Lemme ask you this though Bob, lets just say tommorow you gave your life to jesus and live by his rules. Which is a lifestyle that teaches kindness and forgiveness. If you died tommorow, bob, you wouldnt burn in hell. So what im asking you really is what do you have to lose if you decide that whats in the bible is true?

Max
madmax8779@gmail.com

If it's all so clear as day and the Bible teaches a lifestyle of kindness and forgiveness, then why in Deuteronomy 21:18-21 does God instruct parents to stone their children to death if they disobey? That sounds like it's much more complicated than you're leading me to believe. Unless you're saying I should live by those rules?

I'm sorry, but I don't just fall for any stranger's religious beliefs without establishing whether or not what they say is true. And unless you've got a good explanation as to how stoning one's children to death teaches kindness and forgiveness, I'm afraid your beliefs are gonna be written off as false and discarded into the toilet.

I'm waiting.

Bob

Six days later...

Still waiting.

Bob

 

“The old covenant was about condemnation - the new is about grace. Simple really”

Subject: SIGH

Everyone today is under the new covenant. The old Levitical laws do not apply. Therefore there is no reason for me to give you a "good explanation" about stoning children.

I get tired of hearing those who want to bash the bible use stuff that doesn't even apply anymore. The old covenant was about condemnation - the new is about grace. Simple really...

Methinks you need meds for the chemicals in your brain, and don't worry since its not the chemicals the medication won't have any effect on you...
James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

So you do admit that your God once gave permission for stoning children? It was just a while back when He granted us that right, but it no longer applies? Is that what you're saying?

Please make it seem more simple than in appears to be, because stoning children to death is pretty complicated to explain, if you ask me.
Bob

“that was the old testiment u moron”

that was the old testiment u moron

James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

Did children matter less during the Old Testiment?

James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

“What you read is what you get.”

It's like this, What you read is what you get. If you gloss over numerous chapters and verses which explain quite well, why these things took place just to take things out of context, Than that's what you'll get. However, if you take the time to study it and dissect it so that you can fully understand it then that's what you'll get.

James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

Cool. Then I'm assuming you'll have no problem explaining how it was alright to stone children to death back then. Because just saying "that was the old testiment u moron" doesn't really explain it. It just makes it look like you bought that excuse once a while back even though you yourself don't even know what that means, and now you're expecting me to do the same.

Bob

“So many misconceptions, so little time”

So many misconceptions, so little time

James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

So since the Old Testiment doesn't apply anymore does that mean the 10 Commandments don't either??
“The moral laws were reiterated by Christ, and those include the 10 Commandments, but the rest of the Levitical Laws never applied...”

The Levitical Laws never applied to Christians. The moral laws were reiterated by Christ, and those include the 10 Commandments, but the rest of the Levitical Laws never applied to Christians. That includes the dietary laws, with one notable exception, the eating or drinking of blood/

James H. Carter
james_h_carter@yahoo.com

Could you please show me where in the bible it releases the reader from paying attention to the Old Testiment? That could really clear this whole thing up so we could move on. I seriously had no idea we were allowed to write off that section of God's Word, or that there were parts we had to follow and other parts to ignore.

Thanks.
Bob


He never wrote back.



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