Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The God one-two punch

Blessings from down low

Today was a special day. A blessed day. The first item was a Christmas card from my brother's family. I see my sister-in-law's hand in the selection of this year's missive:
Our Faith in God
and the love we share
with one another—
these are the things
that mean the most.

May Christmas
remind you
of all the things
in life
that really
The card was also inscribed with a Bible verse: “The LORD bless you and keep you...” (Numbers 6:24). An explanatory note says the quote is taken from the New International Version. The NIV? What is my Catholic sister-in-law doing with Protestant greeting cards? I am shocked.

I'm also just a bit amused that she thinks it's a good card to share with an unchurched family member.

The second item appeared in my e-mail. This was a holiday greeting from a cousin. She jammed my in-box with a huge message consisting of fifteen pictures of Jesus Christ (all of them kitschy, like the one below) and a “test,” which I promptly flunked:
I scored 100. I'm not ashamed

He is the only one that can save this country and they want him removed from the government. Our great nation will not stand if we delete HIM from all aspects of our government as the atheists want.

Jesus Test

This is an easy test, you score 100 or zero. It's your choice. If you aren't ashamed to do this, please follow the directions.

Jesus said, “if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.”

Not ashamed Pass this on . . . only if you mean it.

Yes, I do Love God.

He is my source of existence and Savior.

He keeps me functioning each and everyday.

Without Him, I will be nothing.

Without Him, I am nothing but with Him I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Phil 4:13

This is the simplest test . . . If you Love God, and are not ashamed of all the marvelous things he has done for you. Send this to ten people.
Yes, it's Jesus junk mail. Spam ten people you know with a chain letter for the greater glory of God. What greater love is there than the stuffing of one's mail box?

Perhaps I should go shopping for some nice holiday greetings cards that feature atheism as a theme. Cheery unbelief to you, too!


Courtney said...

"Our great nation will not stand if we delete HIM from all aspects of our government as the atheists want."

Yes, it's common knowledge that all secular governments immediately fall into a fiery pit of ruin. I mean, check out Sweden. Sure, NOW they have one of the highest qualities of life in the world and awesome socialist policies. But soon God with smite them like Sodom.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Why do Christians hate the United States? Oh, there's some country they apparently love, but it's not the United States...

And here's your card shop:
Athiest holiday cards

The Ridger, FCD said...

Looking at this again, I love the idiosyncratic capitalization (why is Love capitalized?) and wacky grammar.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I got that Jesus spam from a close friend of mine about a week ago. It's annoying.