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I don't get it. Why do many many on this board diss Earth Day? I helped volunteers plant nearly six thousand oak trees last Saturday at the Forest Preserve by my house.

But does planting trees help bring people to Christ? It's like going to third-world countries to feed the hungry. It doesn't do a starving man any good to keep him alive for another day if he's doomed to hell anyway. It doesn't do anyone any good to plant trees for people if they haven't heard about Jesus. The future of this earth is destruction....You don't "Bring people to Christ" with inanimate objects. He is knowable, but unless that tree becomes paper, and eventually a Bible, it will have no value in expressing how to know The Creator who made the tree.

The Penquin/OnceWasLost, RR 157 Comments [5/8/2010 5:01:36 AM]
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Blue_J

You know how sometimes the more moderate religious people get all angry at atheists and ask "Hey, what harm is there if these people believe in the Rapture?"

Yeah. About that.

5/7/2010 9:34:30 PM

SaneChick

Why bother to wipe your ass?

Wiping your ass doesn't bring anybody to Christ...

5/7/2010 9:34:48 PM

Mudak

I'm sorry. Even for Rapture Ready this is extreme. I'm going to call 'poe' on this one... And hope it is really a poe...

5/7/2010 9:38:09 PM

caustic gnostic

Who cares about Jesus? We're Druids!

5/7/2010 9:39:03 PM

Almafeta

Wow. A Rapture Ready poster doing something good.

5/7/2010 9:39:11 PM

Amanda

I wonder if there were a God, he would get pissed about all the trees that are made into bibles.

"I can't believe it. I spent 200 years growing that tree. It was magnificent. It provided oxygen for the planet and homes for animals and birds. Then some fuckwads come along and chop it up to make ANOTHER book for people to take my words and grossly misinterprete them? Goddammit."

5/7/2010 9:40:00 PM

BrianX

Mudak:

It's not entirely too far off from the way Mother Teresa treated those who came to her for help -- everything was about salvation, very little of it actually about medicine.

5/7/2010 9:45:01 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

And they call us morally bankrupt...

5/7/2010 9:45:52 PM

Kevin Klawitter

@Amanda

Shouldn't it just be "Dammit", or perhaps "Idammit"?

5/7/2010 9:55:18 PM

Anky

So, are they going to be banned for having an opinion?

Also, Natural Revelation: Do some theological studies on it

5/7/2010 10:26:58 PM



poe

5/7/2010 10:33:24 PM

HumMis1349

@Mrs. Antichrist

According to Raptard logic, sexual sins are automatically more depraved than anything that may or may not cause harm to people, because the former is a "crime against God" whereas the latter is only a crime against humans who are statistically more likely to be damned anyway. Nevertheless, this doesn't prevent them from being closet libertines, because it's the thought that counts, not the actions. Just like faith trumps works.

@Anky

The Complainer is Always Wrong

5/7/2010 11:06:20 PM

freako104

This just shows the hateful side and which conviently forgets Jesus teachings. Also it shows your morality. Which is none

5/7/2010 11:44:07 PM



OnceWasLost?

5/7/2010 11:48:21 PM

the old firm

Even if this is a poe, the mind-set behind this is all to familiar to the teachings and "good work" of missionaries all over the world.

Like Brian X said, look no further than Mother Theresa.

5/7/2010 11:51:50 PM

Nowonmai

News flash, not all things in life are for "Bringing sheeple to Christ". Does your typing your drivel bring people to Christ? No, just makes them tune you right the fuck out.

5/8/2010 12:02:29 AM

Draken

The line of thought "we live in the end times so why bother with earthly goods" is certainly not new on RR. Imagine people like this in the government. Not that that would happen, now, would it?

5/8/2010 12:11:13 AM

Giveitaday

I don't get it. Why do many many on this board diss Earth Day?

Because fundamentalists arrogantly assume that anyone outside their narrow worldview is inherently incapable of doing good.

But does planting trees help bring people to Christ?

Does taking a shit help bring people to christ? Do you abstain from that as well?

It's like going to third-world countries to feed the hungry.

Of course feeding the hungry is an ungodly act, it's not as is Jesus ever selflessly fed a multitude of hungry people.

It doesn't do a starving man any good to keep him alive for another day if he's doomed to hell anyway.

Yes it does, it keeps him alive for another day, and that's one more day that he could convert. Moreover why do you assume a poor starving people in 3rd world nations are not already christians?

It doesn't do anyone any good to plant trees for people if they haven't heard about Jesus.

Insulting the actions of others on RR doesn't do anything to bring people to christ and yet you do it anyway.

You don't "Bring people to Christ" with inanimate objects.

And you don't bring people to christ with 1,001 things that you do, but that doesn't stop your from doing them, now does it?

He is knowable, but unless that tree becomes paper, and eventually a Bible, it will have no value in expressing how to know The Creator who made the tree.

If your "god" actually did create the world then would not the tree itself be a testament to your "god" by it's mere exitence?

You are using your religious beliefs to hide the fact that it's your political ideology that's opposed to Earth Day. The fact is that it's political ideology that drives drives most opinions found on RR, religious belief is tertiary at best.

5/8/2010 12:16:50 AM



I'm convinced RR is nothing but a bunch of trolls trolling other trolls. Nobody's religious on that board, they're just all fucking with each other.

Or that could just be wishful thinking.

5/8/2010 12:20:19 AM

aaa

Does posting dumb shit on a forum make people convert to your religion? No, so stop posting dumb crap.

5/8/2010 1:07:58 AM

Mr Blur

Yeah, 'cos a tree is a complete waste of space unless it gets turned into paper and has the Babble printed on it.

5/8/2010 1:20:40 AM

Pule Thamex

Yes, it's very similar to The Penguin/OnceWasLost's use of electricity to produce the above post.The post actually helps to turn people who read it away from Christ (a fantasy figure really), and away from fundamental cultism in general (a very helpful outcome indeed). Does such a waste of power help bring people to Christ? Clearly, it does not. However, according to the fundamentalists own very limited philosophical outlook, it's an exemplary way to ensure people go to hell when they die instead of becoming airborne at the sound of a trumpet.

Not that there's any such place as hell, unless it is the barren wilderness inside a fundie's head. But, talking bollocks is part of their enjoyment, and mine too, so more power to them in that respect.

5/8/2010 1:20:42 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

It's like going to third-world countries to feed the hungry. It doesn't do a starving man any good to keep him alive for another day if he's doomed to hell anyway.

Yep, it's exactly like feeding the poor in the third world in that it's doing something to make the world better as opposed to wanking, sorry praying, fuck it, same thing.

5/8/2010 1:43:49 AM

Dr. Greethumb

According to Christ's mandate, if we are indeed to love our neighbors it would seem incumbent upon Christians to take care of the environment. According to many Xians, America is a Christian nation. If we were to entertain that for a moment, it's a hoarding-environment raping-dominionist-Jesus that emerges.

And Jesus said "Fuck the earth. It's all going to burn anyway."

5/8/2010 1:50:25 AM

Azurite

You guys should stop fucking around. According to one of those posters, we're in the End Times.

That's right. I capitilised that phrase. I went there.

5/8/2010 1:59:56 AM
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