Monday, February 06, 2006

What WOULDN'T Jesus Do?


When we began this blog a few months ago, I never dreamed there would be so much talk of religion and Jesus here, begat by the Baptist attack on Freemasonry we've talked about here more than enough.

In doing online research about Jesus, I've found some unexpected and unusual sites, like those discussing the Superman-Christ mythos, the saviors that pre-dated Jesus, and more.

Here are two by Christians for Christians that will raise an eyebrow ring or two:
  • Jesus, the Teenage Years, a sales pitch for a poster depicting a teenaged Jesus sporting a tattoo, a shaved head, and a hormone-induced look in his eye for a nearby Bible-babe

  • Believers' Wear Christian Clothing Blog, where you'll find the latest in Christian t-shirt fashion designs, including the one sporting the cool graphic "Jesus Walks His Dog," "Jesus Shaves," and "What WOULDN'T Jesus Do?" showing Jesus piloting a hang-glider.
The United Church of God publishes Good News magazine with articles on pre-Christian Christmas, "God's Guide to Sex," and about the nature of heaven and hell, which asks the burning questions: "If we are to spend all eternity there, you would think God would tell us in the Bible what we should expect once we arrive. Will we spend our time plucking harps? Will we sit and simply gaze upon God? These are both popular concepts of heaven, but most people can't imagine doing either for eternity. Eternity is, after all, a long time!"

The Episcopalian website The Witness says that Jesus's first miracle, that of turning water into wine, is evidence of His Divine Sense of Humor, that "the first miracle of Jesus is a huge joke, and one that with God we are meant to enjoy." As an added chuckle, the site makes light of the Baptist tendency to call Episcopalians "Whiskeypalians."

And at the Terra Meditations website, regular messages claiming to be from "Your Lord and Savior, the One you call Jesus" through His scribe are posted.

9 comments:

  1. "The United Church of God publishes Good News magazine with articles on pre-Christian Christmas, "God's Guide to Sex," and about the nature of heaven and hell, which asks the burning questions: "If we are to spend all eternity there, you would think God would tell us in the Bible what we should expect once we arrive."

    uhhhh, he..heh heh...you said Burning questions... heh hehe...hehe...heheh..uhh...heheheh

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  2. Dear Mr. Schlipp,
    Will you marry me?

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  3. Widow's Son- I thought you might like to peruse this post I left on Josh the Baptist's web BLOG.


    Rev. Buice,

    Regarding your last comment about the Bible and Science. There is much that cannot be substantiated in the Bible...just as there is much that cannot be substantiated in Science. Your views are colored by your interpretation of the Bible. Scientific theory and practice are colored by the scientific method of trial and error. Two different ways of looking at reality. Many things cannot be presently answered by Science...at least for now. There are many examples where theories were either verified or disproven by advances in scientific research. There are also cases where science has proven the historical statements made in the Bible...while in other instances...It has disproven certain other statements made in the Bible. the Bible has it's own merits and could very well be the key to understanding the reality of the Universe. But, true understanding comes from knowledge. Einstein said that he wanted to know the thoughts of God...The rest are mere details.
    In either discipline...for either the scientist or the theologian..."To Deny the proven reality of statements; regardless of the source, is folly and foolishness." Many Masons; myself included, want to know the mechanics behind the Universe. We will accept the truth, regardless of the discipline it comes from. But it must be a proven quantity. Thank you for your kindness.

    Sincerely,
    F. Roy Dean Schlipp
    Gentle-Fellow of the Sublime Craft

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  4. Dear Masonic Groupie...

    Thank you kindly for the offer but, alas... I am betrothed to another. But thank you again! ;)

    F. Roy Dean Schlipp
    Gentle-Fellow of the Sublime Craft

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  5. Exactly, F. Roy. Masons and many others want to know what makes the Universe tick, to know the mechanics of the Universe.

    You either got that need to know, or you don't. That's been my greatest disappointment in Freemasonry, to discover how few that become Freemasons are really seeking Light, how few have that inquisitive need to know. It's sad but amusing to realize that most of them — most of "us" — would be more comfortable in a Josh-led church service than in a elementary course on quantum mechanics.

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  6. Wr. Widow's Son & Mary,

    That is exactly the point. Fear has been used to adhere people to one doctrine or another for centuries.

    "Blinded by tradition, superstition, false religion...for aeons....and on...and on..."
    Freddie Mercury ("Innuendo"...Queen)

    It is the same in Masonry these days. There are more "Josh the Baptists" sitting in honor in Grand Lodges across the nation than we would care to admit. The light of Masonry is going out. We must rally to save it for future generations.

    F. Roy Dean Schlipp
    Gentle-Fellow of the Sublime Craft

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  7. -----------------------------------------------
    ANNOUNCEMENT:
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    I was reading Mr. Masonic Traveler's blog - and he took liberty to misquote and place words in my mouth that I NEVER STATED in any form. He did not just twist the words - He opened my mouth and placed them in my mouth. I have asked him to REMOVE these false quotations from his site - and I have formally warned him for his actions.

    It is also clear that someone with the title "bro. Josh" has piped into the conversation on his blog - obviously trying to smear my name - as you can see my user name is "Josh Buice" - not "bro. Josh" as you see on his site.

    Therefore, I am now removing my self from this conversation and any future conversations with these men who are not willing to accept the truth. I love them with the love of Christ - but I will not allow my name to be smeared on these websites by misquotations. It is painful to see their open disrespect for God’s Holy Word – and their degradation of Jesus Christ – My Lord and Savior.

    For the glory of God and the God of glory!

    Josh Buice

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  8. Josh Buice's ANNOUNCEMENT is just too funny! Rather than click a link to see that yet another professional preacher named Josh had spoken, he assumed some good brother had "piped up" to "smear [his] name."

    I bet that's exactly how Jesus feels about what you say in HIS name, Josh Buice. And how He feels about what Paul invented and then ascribed to Jesus.

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