Jesus didn’t approve homosexuality.


Jesus Saves!


WWJD?


Jesus take the wheel.


Jesus is Lord!


Y’all need Jesus!

Then?

Jesus on stationery.
Jesus on itty bitty gold crosses dangling from your mom’s neck.
Jesus on billboards.
Jesus in politics.
Jesus on South Park.
Jesus on toast.

Jesus fucking Christ! I get it already.

Every time I hear someone tell another,”I’m praying for your healing.” Saying this while standing next to a friend, bedridden with cancer. Every time someone lets me know that I am loved by the ever-watching Him of the divine invisible planes of Woo. Every time I turn to friends for advice, and I am offered scripture for consolation.

Seriously, I fucking get it.

All the way down to your Jesus fish with the shiny fake chrome finish that you put on the rear of your car, just below your stick figure family decals on your back windshield.

Yeah. Jesus makes your world go round in countless ways. But unfortunately for millions of us around you, we’d appreciate less Jesus pep rallies. When we cry, what is more consoling? The motivational examples of blessings in the lives of others, like that of your aunt finally conceiving that long awaited child? Or would some of us just prefer a hug while we deal with the devastating trauma of loved ones suddenly vanishing from our lives?

The world’s suffering doesn’t need Jesus. It needs you.

Is it so hard to admit you are at a loss when you see me suffering? I know you are uncomfortable and pained, but don’t pass your anxiety of my pain off to a very obviously absent deity. Do something. Admit something. Acknowledge the helplessness you feel, and find a way to help. Ask me what will truly make a difference in my situation. This works across the world on a daily basis in more visible ways than an invisible comforter.

Hold a hand.


Help someone eat.


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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 23, 2015 at 2:34pm

I loved the fish with feet that said "Darwin" inside. Then of course the xtians came out with a Jesus fish swallowing the Darwin fish. In their irony-proof idiocy they didn't get that it both affirmed "survival of the fittest" and acknowledged their dominionist goals.

Comment by Ted Foureagles on August 23, 2015 at 1:12pm

On the back of my Jeep are three of those little chrome Jesus fish hanging on a little chrome string.

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 15, 2015 at 6:54am

Yeah, their god can do anything ... but have you ever noticed that it never does ANYTHING by itself?  Always seems to need PEOPLE to do whatever it is it wants done, and that's about as miraculous as a hole in the head.

And anything they can do, folks from the Foundation Beyond Belief can likely do as well ... and without the sermon attached!

Comment by Gerald Payne on August 15, 2015 at 6:24am

I've often wondered about that fish, it's sometimes seen on the backs of car windows. ''Praying for little Susie'' is an activity that Bluegrass's tirade neatly exposes as being a worthless waste of time and effort. I've listened to debates about the probability of prayers being answered with the arguments laid out as though there's some quantity of earnestness that can be measured or counted on an abacus. The protagonists, while deadly serious, and due to the outrageousness of their assumptions, give out an air of being under the influence of psychotropic drugs. How else is it possible for the mind to drift so far away.

Comment by Michael Penn on August 15, 2015 at 2:31am

I hate that Jesus fish. You sum it up well when you say "the world's suffering doesn't need Jesus. It needs you."

Then we have the call in radio program where everyone is told to pray for little Susie. Prayer is best in numbers because that moron god doesn't get it! Screw the prayers. Everyone send a dollar.

Daily I drive by an AG church sign that reads "my god can do anything." Is that why he does nothing? I'm pissed! You people are decieved. It's as if god doesn't exist! (Oh, now we have found the answer.)

Comment by kathy: ky on August 14, 2015 at 10:35pm
Sign's goddammit. Honk for Jesus,signs. lol
Comment by kathy: ky on August 14, 2015 at 10:32pm
Perfect Skeptic! I wish I could have stopped by this evening and read this rant to the three, yes three, people holding "Honk For Jesus" at the tiny rally on the street corner in this equally tiny town!
Comment by Gerald Payne on August 14, 2015 at 9:17pm

Oh yes, Jesus couldn't even haunt a house let alone a universe.

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