I am a Christian and I find all kinds of wrong with that statement. I guess you skip over Jesus' liberal teachings (especially about the poor) and choose those parts which speaks to you personally. (i.e. Consevative views)
10/20/2007 12:10:04 AM
Yup, because God loves everyone! Unless you're not a a wealthy upper-class heterosexual conservative male. But other than that, God loves us all!
10/20/2007 12:12:40 AM
Ha ha oh wow....
10/20/2007 12:15:44 AM
10/20/2007 12:19:45 AM
Your bible says differently...
10/20/2007 12:20:29 AM
That's why Jesus said that rich people had it so easy to earn God's kingdom(sarcasm). Jokes aside, this is typically calvinist and using religion to fit the belief that "we all have a price"
10/20/2007 12:29:53 AM
God does not love poverty.
I think that broke my brain. These people really don't even read their own bloody Bibles, do they? God loves poor people, he favours righteous impoverished people over greedy self-righteous rich people, at any rate.
But hey, I get it; Jesus was just kidding when he said that whole thing about it being hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:23-26)
10/20/2007 1:06:41 AM
So God is a snob? Wouldn't have guessed it.
10/20/2007 1:19:19 AM
Hmm, I think you're confusing "God" with "The Almighty Dollar." X-D
10/20/2007 1:48:52 AM
That... doesn't sound like the religion that (in part) kept french Canadians on farms to avoid the evils of education...
What? Oh, right. That was Catholicism.
10/20/2007 1:55:17 AM
So... Jesus would've been frowned upon by you.
10/20/2007 1:59:08 AM
Ho hum. This is a cheap shot, but remember Matthew 19:24?
"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
10/20/2007 2:24:52 AM
Read #11 (the one after this)
11. Go where you can find a righteous man. It is true that you can find a righteous man in many places. However, you are more likely to find a righteous man in some places than in other places. Here are some suggestions:
2. PTA Meeting
3. Family gathering
I thought incest was a sin... turns out I was wrong
10/20/2007 2:33:50 AM
so much for "blessed are the meek"
10/20/2007 2:35:51 AM
CrazyHappyNinja, the "PTA Meeting" thing is nearly as bad: after all, if the potential husband and the husband-seeking woman meet in a PTA meeting that would pretty much automatically mean that at least one of them already has kids, and so be married (unless both are celibate teachers).
I somehow doubt that a divorced or never-wed parent would fit "Dr." Bisconti's definition of a righteous Good Christian™, and if I know fundies he probably considers artificial insemination as a form of adultery.
The only working combination left, according to his rules, would be two widowers, or a teacher and a widower (the latter leading to a very obvious and very awkward conflict of interests: no teacher in his right mind want to have his own kids as pupils if he can avoid it). That's a pretty narrow window of opportunity for what seems to be the second best possibility in his mind.
I also love how after five exhortations against giving too much importance to physical attraction and apparence, he suddenly says:
13.Make yourself as beautiful as possible. Part of the reason men, and women, get married is for the beauty that their spouse brings into their life. If you are overweight, lose weight. If your hair is a mess, fix it. If you use makeup, use as little as possible.
10/20/2007 4:06:43 AM
Why does he allow it to continue in so much of the world?
10/20/2007 5:03:44 AM
As a woman
Really? I thought god didn't like avarice.
10/20/2007 7:07:48 AM
A donkey can march through the head of a pin sooner than a rich man get into heaven. Donkeys caanot get into pins= money is a SIN.
10/20/2007 7:08:13 AM
For the love of money is what again? If you're advocating salvation through being a trophy wife, your own Bible disagrees unless you do even more cherry-picking than the average fundy.
10/20/2007 7:29:00 AM
I made the mistake of visiting Dr. Bisconti's web site and reading some of his deep thoughts.
I have to take an aspirin now.
10/20/2007 7:49:40 AM
Damn, I didn't know Joyce Meyers had a male sock-puppet!
10/20/2007 9:13:53 AM
1. Bible says you fail
2. Please stop encouraging the golddiggers, it's bad enough without you making it worse
10/20/2007 9:14:43 AM
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven."
-Jesus (Matthew 19:23)
10/20/2007 10:09:46 AM
God does not love poverty.
That has to rival "killing a turkey for Thanksgiving is OK because that's God's way of punishing them for being so tasty" as one of the stupidest things ever said.
10/20/2007 2:55:15 PM
"God does not love poverty."
No, God wants his 10% to be as big as possible...
10/20/2007 3:24:56 PM