Members of a Christian sect in New Jerusalem, a small town in central Mexico, burned down the only public school building in town last month. Now that the beginning of the school calendar has passed, teachers attempted to hold classes in private homes, only to be pelted by stones. They say the Virgin of the Rosary told them schools were built by the devil.
What was that thing about religion being a mental illness?
When Hurricane Isaac threatened Tampa, the Republican National Convention postponed their opening day. So, a bunch of Christians prayed and sent the hurricane to Louisiana instead. Now they’re all giggly because God sent that big ole nasty hurricane to some other folks.
I wanted to write something snarky. But I’m not sure what I just saw.
I do have one question to all those “followers” though…How you gon’ trust a 350lb dude to heal you back to health when he’s probably the dye-beedus? Wouldn’t Jesus heal the messenger first so he won’t, I dunno, have a stroke in the pulpit?
He didn’t even ask. The archdiocese was just like “here’s a loan to fight these charges, even though you were caught in your underwear chasing a little boy down the street.” Just another day in the Catholic church really. Totally normal.
I can’t believe it. A man of God breaking laws and taking sexual liberties with an impressionable follower? No. That can’t be.
The only shocking thing here is that Dr. Jack Schaap is a Baptist and not Catholic.
The former pastor of an Indiana megachurch is under investigation for having sex with a member of the church when she was only 16, according to USA Today.
Jack Schaap, 54, was dismissed as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond after he admitted having a relationship with the teenage girl, who is now 17. He had been employed by the fundamentalist church for nearly 30 years.
“At this time, we deeply regret the need to announce that First Baptist Church has dismissed our pastor, Dr. Jack Schaap, due to a sin that has caused him to forfeit his right to be our pastor,” the church said in a statement.
Even now, with all the evangelical politicians (two words that should never go together, mind you) we’re still not a very Christian nation. Most folks are just conveniently Christian. Like at Christmas when it’s time for presents. Or when showing your faith involves nothing more taxing than waiting in line for a sandwich…
This is always a fun game. Let’s start with a definition:
a·non·y·mous [uh-non-uh-muhs] adjective
without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the editor; an anonymous donation.
of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author.
lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses.
Say you’re an overly zealous teacher full of God’s Grace, working in a public high school. You find out some students want to form an atheist group at your high school and clearly you can’t let that happen.
You put the kibbosh on that.
But what good is ending it if no one knows about what you did? So, you write an anonymous letter to the atheist author of the student’s devil-worshiping material bragging about how you single-handedly stamped out atheism at your school. Except…you forgot what anonymous means. You idiot.