Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Being Sick and Absurd

The absurdity of this video actually made me laugh aloud until the last 33 seconds where the sickness is especially heart-wrenching. A young child is clearly being abused. When I watched it again my heart also ached for the young people in the video who have probably been brainwashed from the time of that beautiful child.

11 comments:

Brosreview said...

Although I laughed at this, I saw some sense somewhere. I mean, there is a point they make that all of us have sinned sometime in our lives. But, the line where they mention that He has given up on us is very wrong. I am not religious, but, I believe honest repentance helps everything become better. An opposite to the original lyrics of this tune!

Judith Ellis said...

My thoughtful nephew, I cannot disagree with you any more. It is not about us missing the mark at some point of our lives; the whole video is simply sick. This people profess to be Christians. Scripture tells us "For God so loved the world..." (John 3:16) What of forgiveness? It is the tune and goodness of the original that made it especially absurd, such a nice tune to such sickness.

Big Mark 243 said...

It is groups like this who think that they are pious and chosen that are an example of how damaged the mythology of Christianity is.

The endless contradiction to scripture and varying interpretations make me doubt any theology on its face. The same kind of thinking that says they are 'wrong' is the same kind of thinking that introduced religion into society.

But that is me thinking...

Judith Ellis said...

Mark - I understand where you're coming from.

TechnoBabe said...

Good word, brainwashed. I will have to check out your blog again.

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks for passing though, Technobabe. Do come again. Will check out your blog.

DB said...

If God hates the world so much, I say, it's time to find a better God.

DB

Judith Ellis said...

Yeah, I'm with you, DB. I hope all is well my friend.

chesapeake said...

Judith, I think you would like this episode of This American Life:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/304/heretics/

Definitely worth purchasing for a listen. The hate-filled twisting of Christianity is beyond discouraging. I live in Jim Hagee's neck of the woods, and there are times when I wonder what Bible he reads when I catch him on public access.

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks, Chesapeake. I'll check out the link. Yeah, I know Pastor Hagee. I don't think that he would go this far, although his stance on Israel and homosexuality can appear to be incredibly biased and way out in left field. I wonder what his views are on the immigration law in Arizona seeing that he is married to a Latina and has children with her. Perhaps the police will not find his loved ones "suspicious" as they are lighter in skin and are undoubtedly driving around Scottsdale in Mercedes. The same cannot be said of many of his Latino congregants.

chesapeake said...

Hahahaha! Too true. It is amazing the power of oratory and ignorance, especially when combined.