Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – a Christian added me to a mailing list

Hey, I’ve had my first Christian who signed me up for a Christian email list.   I’m rather surprised that this is the first time it’s happened.   So, this person, who chose to be a liar and use my email address for something I did not want, and have already known about, shows just how Christianity doesn’t make anyone a better person.  It just makes them needy and hopeful that I’ll give them some external validation. 

Of course, I promptly unsubscribed.

Let’s look at what they added me too.  This was a list to crosswalkmail.com  and this seems to be a apologetics and preaching site for Joni Eareckson Tada.  Now, any young person back in the 70s who was a Christian probably knows about her.  She’s the quadriplegic from a diving accident and who has made a career in making excuses for her god and her condition.  Like many disabled Christians, they must convince themselves that their god has a “plan” for them, and every other disabled person.   They depend on false claims like “Everything, good or bad, is under God’s sovereign control. Nothing is too small or insignificant for his care and attention, including mildew! Praise God today for working out everything in your life according to his sovereign purposes.” And “Let’s Remember That God Is In Control! Everything, good or bad, is under God’s sovereign control. Nothing is too small or insignificant for His care and attention! Let’s praise God today for working out everything according to His sovereign purposes, as we learn from Joni and Friends!”
I can understand why they must tell themselves such baseless nonsense, since it’s that or realize that their god is imaginary or that their god is malevolent.  It’s very hard to come to grips with such a life-changing event especially if you were raised to think your god would take care of you no matter what, like the “lilies of the field”.  

What their excuses end up doing is having a god that needs to harm people for its “plan”.   Despite being omnipotent, omniscient and supposedly omnibenevolent, this god needed to make Joni a quadriplegic.  It somehow had no choice, but to cause her to need to be cared for by others for the rest of her life.  It doesn’t heal her, despite the promises that any baptized believer in Christ can heal people of sickness or injury.  She has to come up with a reason why her god does nothing at all like it supposed promises. 

So, thank you, random Christian, for giving me an opportunity to show how desperation leads to nonsense, an evil son of a bitch for a god and false claims. 

Poor Tezcatlipoca, caught in a revealing position. He tries to be cranky but sleeps on his back.

3 thoughts on “Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – a Christian added me to a mailing list

  1. Hello clubschadenfreude. Every time I post something negative about religion I also get signed up for a bunch of religious sites. I guess this is the way these people can feel they responded / fixed the issue when they do not have the ability to address the post itself. However it is a failed attempt as I rarely deal with email anyway. Glad you found a way to turn this back on them. Hugs

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  2. Oh my! I had not thought about dear Joni in YEARS! In fact, when I saw her name, I thought to myself … who is this person? The name sounds so familiar … Then you reminded me. (Thanks a lot!)

    IMO, when a person has to make excuses for LIFE and all that happens in same, they are shirking all responsibility of being a human being. Because *shit happens* and it has absolutely nothing to do with some airy-fairy being — yet the excuses/reasons among these people run rampant whenever things “go south.”

    Interestingly, I regularly get new “followers” to my site that come from Christians. I just ignore them and move on. If they can’t discern my position on religion, that’s their problem.

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