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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ray literally runs the streets mad with rage (one for the quote-mine project)

"If you’re right about God, as you say you are, and you believe that, then how can you sleep at night? When you speak with me, you are speaking with someone who you believe is walking directly into eternal damnation, into an endless onslaught of horrendous pain which your 'loving' god created, yet you stand by and do nothing. If you believed one bit that thousands every day were falling into an eternal and unchangeable fate, you should be running the streets mad with rage at their blindness. That’s equivalent to standing on a street corner and watching every person that passes you walk blindly directly into the path of a bus and die, yet you stand idly by and do nothing . . . Imagine the horrors hell must have in store if the Bible is true. You’re just going to allow that to happen and not care about saving anyone but yourself? If you’re right, then you’re an uncaring, unemotional and purely selfish (expletive) that has no right to talk about subjects such as love and caring."

Ray claims to have gotten this in an email from an atheist. I don't believe this for a second. What a softball, slam-dunk. Why would a skeptic urge Ray to 'do something'? What atheist would encourage his brand of soaked underwear dim-wittery? Ray winds up, swings, HHHHhhhhooooommmeeee RRRRRrrrrruuunnnn!!!

"I wrote back and told him that that is what I have been doing for more than 35 years. Thousands of times I had stood up on a soapbox and made myself a fool to plead with the ungodly. I literally do run around the streets mad with rage at their blindness, and whenever I find myself being selfish and not caring for their terrible fate, I feel ashamed. And I know that I’m not alone. There are millions of Christians who are as horrified as I am, and live to reach the lost. "

Ray effectively runs around warning people of the 'buggy-man'. Now, I could have sworn I have read this exact post before....


  1. Yeah, I've read this one before too. I don't think an atheist wrote him that letter either. It's just too easy a setup to make him look good.

    Just like that supposed letter he got from someone named 'Rose' the other day. I noticed some of the Rayheads over there saying they thought it was an atheist posing as a Christian who really wrote it. I was thinking to myself 'Gee, is it really that hard for you guys to have it dawn on you that he just makes this shit up???'.

  2. Here's a beaut for the quote-mine project:

    Thousands of times I had stood up on a soapbox and made myself a fool to plead with the ungodly.

    Kind of hard to argue with that, I think.

  3. "Charlie Peace was a criminal. Laws of God or man curbed him not. Finally the law caught up with him, and he was condemned to death. On the fatal morning in Armley Jail, Leeds, England, he was taken on the death-walk. Before him went the prison chaplain, routinely and sleepily reading some Bible verses. The criminal touched the preacher and asked what he was reading.
    “The Consolations of Religion,” was the reply.

    Charlie Peace was shocked at the way he professionally read about hell. Could a man be so unmoved under the very shadow of the scaffold as to lead a fellow-human there and yet, dry-eyed, read of a pit that has no bottom into which this fellow must fall? Could this preacher believe the words that there is an eternal fire that never consumes its victims, and yet slide over the phrase without a tremor? Is a man human at all who can say with no tears, “You will be eternally dying and yet never know the relief that death brings”?

    All this was too much for Charlie Peace. So he preached. Listen to his on-the-eve-of-hell sermon.

    “Sir” addressing the preacher, “if I believed what you and the church of God say that you believe, even if England were covered with broken glass from coast to coast, I would walk over it, if need be, on hands and knees and think it worth while living, just to save one soul from an eternal hell like that!”
    (Ravenhill, Leonard, Why Revival Tarries, Fires of Revival Publishers, Zachary, LA, 1973, p. 19)

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  5. Ladies and gentlemen, direct to you from the Christian Wrestling Federation...

    ...give it up for that Holy Troller:

    Sye Tenb!!!

  6. Damn, who else smells a troll here?

    Oh well.

  7. I don't know about trolls, but I know that Maragon still has a lot of unanswered questions.

    And in the words of Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that."


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