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Don’t Mention Jesus? Shocking!

OK, we’ve seen the overtly religious blame atheists and “evolutionists” for much of the evil in the world such as the recent tragedy in Virginia, but did you know that if you don’t mention the glory of JC specifically when bad things happen, you’re a bad person? Check out this dreck. Here’s a taste:

“Our Lord, Jesus, was not mentioned one time in that convocation,” Benham asserts. “I think … every parent who has a child that’s going to school at Virginia Tech needs to know that the name of Jesus is not going to be mentioned, even though He is the resurrection and the life and that no one will come to the Father but by Him.”

That’s right, kind words and thoughts are nothing without a bow to Jesus. Such lovely, humane people.

Comments

  1. #1 Shelley
    April 20, 2007

    Why don’t they just turn it into a sermon, or just have it in a church? Hell, probably only Christians should be allowed in.

  2. #2 Warren
    April 20, 2007

    It’s even more pointless without the trappings of ritual deicide and cannibalism to keep the unwashed properly in place.

  3. #3 Ex-drone
    April 20, 2007

    Reference to a non-specific God — isn’t that the deistic style that some of the Founders adopted?

  4. #4 DragonScholar
    April 20, 2007

    Wow. The article is WORSE than it sounds:
    Even President George W. Bush, who attended the convocation, mentioned God but not Jesus Christ, Benham points out. “And,” he adds, “to have an Islamic imam up there in the convocation talking about having peace with one another is shocking indeed. It is a lie that has been drawn up from the very pit of hell, and we as Christians need to take a stand and speak the truth.”

    Peace with one and other is a lie drawn up from the pits of hell? WTF?

    Apparently good works and good words are nothing if you’re not shouting about Jesus.

    What this goober doesn’t get is this is a pretty broad service – Jesus is kind of specific there.

    But hey, might as well use a hideous tradgety to preach and convert people! Let the exploitation begin!

  5. #5 kemibe
    April 20, 2007

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute is a state school. Were it not for this oasis, Blacksburg and the entire thriving Corporate Research Center would be purposeless. It’s a wonderful little town, especially for joggers (there’s the Huckleberry Trail and, nearby, the head of the the New River Trail) although it tends to be windy as shit up there. Lane Stadium is 15 degrees colder than Roanoke.

    But I digress — locals who want to hear all about how a lack of faith in Jesus relates to the murders of 32 people can make the short trip up to Lynchburg and listen to whatever the bloated face of Jerry Falwell has to say (and I’ve managed not to discover just what that is yet).

  6. #6 Crudely Wrott
    April 22, 2007

    It is amazing and puzzling how some people are so easily offended. What I find offensive is that so many, for such raggedy reasons, are so quick to say that something has offended them.

    I say grow the fuck up and deal with it.

  7. #7 Brian X
    April 22, 2007

    The person making this comment was a total dumbass, but it does point out one problem with our increasingly multicultural society — forget trying to make everyone happy, sometimes you can’t even manage a reasonable compromise. In my old home town, there was a flap a few years ago whereby the town decorated the center with banners of holiday symbols (Christmas trees, etc). The problem was that as far as Christmas symbols go, only secular ones like wreaths were allowed, while the local Jewish population got menorahs up there.

    Honestly, I don’t think it was well-handled, but I don’t know how else it could have been done, as Hanukkah is as much a cultural festival as a religious one.

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