Religious Humor – The Type That Would Be Funny If It Weren’t True

Two Men and a Bible

Goober #2 Who's the bad seed?

According to evangelist Franklin Graham, President Obama’s “problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name,”  Franklin Graham told CNN’s John King in a televised interview that aired Thursday night.

“Now it’s obvious that the president has renounced the prophet Mohammed, and he has renounced Islam, and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn’t. So I just have to believe that the president is what he has said,” Graham continued, adding that “the Islamic world sees the president as one of theirs.”   SOURCE 

Along these same lines

Lot’s son Moab is described as being born from an incestuous relationship between Lot and his eldest daughter (Genesis 19:37) after the destruction of Sodom. The Moabites are described as descendants of Lot’s son Moab.

Ruth, a young woman of Moab, was the great-grandmother of David and, according to the Christian tradition, an ancestress of Jesus.

So as seeds go, Jesus didn’t turn out to be anything like an ancestral mother of his.  And if one accepts scripture as true, God didn’t seem to have any problem impregnating the mother of Jesus who carried that seed from a tribe viewed as inferiors to the Israelites, the so-called “chosen people”

Is there is lesson here Franklin Graham seems not to have grasped from his reading of the Bible?

 

BUT GRAHAM AIN’T GOT NOTHING OVER INHOFE

Goober #1

 

Where Graham’s lapse of the Biblical Moab seed is apparent, another phony Christian seems to have read more into the Bible than what is there.

In a radio interview with Voice of Christian Youth America, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) argued that his belief that global warming is a hoax is biblically inspired. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe told interviewer Vic Eliason on Wednesday that only God can change the climate, and the idea that manmade pollution could affect the seasons is “arrogance“:

Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.    SOURCE 

I think the key phrase here is, “as long as the earth remains …”.  This of course presumes that the earth may not remain and one of the factors that may effect its demise is the increased CO2 in the atmosphere manufactured by man-made fossil fuels.

In the preceding verse (21) God tells Noah, “And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.”   Clearly God doesn’t personally plan to effect the climate change that would cause floods and rising sea levels but, along with giving man free-will, he did establish a natural order of things and if that natural order is altered any with say ….. elevated green house gases from burning fossil fuels for the last 200 plus years, then it would be man, not God, responsible for the consequences of climate change.

Of course these scriptures were written some three thousand years ago so not everyone can be as sure as Inhofe is that God’s still up there.  He may be off creating another Universe since the inhabitants he is said to have created on one of our solar system’s planet nailed his son to a cross.  We could well be on our own and from the looks of who’s running Congress, it most certainly seems we have been abandoned by the God of reason.

9 responses to “Religious Humor – The Type That Would Be Funny If It Weren’t True

  1. We can have as many beliefs as we want, but the essence is we are from the same source and revert to the same place. The less of hate that we generate here, the better it will be for all and for us too, if we carry anything at all beyond. Without getting lost in such debates that serve only to divide us, the obvious course will be to see humanity as one; I see all of nature that way. We all need each other and foremost, fight hate and division as one and lend our shoulder to the wheels of love so that we leave this place a better one. Thanks, LBW – siva

    • (Deep sigh). The world does indeed need fewer bitter, ideological malcontents and more people who see the world as you do Siva. If only. :-)

      Thanks for your thoughts on this.

  2. We could well be on our own if you look at who’s in our legislatures and Congress AND at who’s leading them around by the nose ring. Hate has never seemed so much among us since Obama became President. But we’ve seen the power in people standing up and disagreeing and letting their voices be heard. It seems like we all have to be activists these days, lest the world go very very awry.

  3. Bigotry runs in the Graham family. So I guess it’s understandable that Franklin would find his own hate target. As to Inhofe? Check out how much that slug gets from oil and gas interests to fund his campaigns? Logic is never gonna convince these buffoons, because logic and truth is not what they promote.

    • “Check out how much that slug gets from oil and gas interests to fund his campaigns”

      You think there might be some connection between these contributions and his votes to block climate change legislation? You don’t think it also buys his vote to quash new EPA rules to monitor CO2 output at coal-fired power plants do you? ;-)

  4. Boy, those Graham guys are funny. Global Warming ….. a hoax? NO! Next they are gonna tell me the Easter Bunny is a hoax!

  5. Gotta love that Bible. You can twist whatever ya want out of it, and claim it’s the word of God. Wonder what God thinks about all that; bet She’s pissed :)

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