Sunday, May 25, 2014

if you evangelize by force you're doing it wrong

It came out in a discussion on a Facebook post recently that I am rather outside the bounds of Christianity at the moment. That I have lost my taste for blood and someone elses' sacrifice being my ticket into heaven.

Several people on the feed seem to think that re-reading the Gospel of John will fix (or start to) that whole problem.

So let's see. John is what, 21 chapters long?

I'll read it in June, try for a chapter a day.

See if it makes a difference.

I leave this here because it amuses me:


  1. It amused me that they assumed you weren't familiar with John. I know you are well-read, and I thought this included the Bible. Am I wrong?

    1. I feel like they fall into the category of people who believe that if you've read the Bible you believe the Bible.

      But yes. I have read John, along with the rest of the Bible. Multiple times. In different translations. Though all in English, since I haven't gotten around to learning Biblical Greek, Hebrew or Aramaic yet. And no Latin either.

      I'm such a slacker.

    2. Haha...well, I am a slacker, too, then, and I am pretty sure most of them are as well! :)

      Hmmm, rather than "if you've read the Bible you believe the Bible," I tend to think they believe God will use His word to speak to you as you read. Or they hope He will. And, really, that's what they believe: only God can convince you.

  2. I was just getting ready to write you on FB and let you know I commented here since you said earlier that the blog gods were against me. But I'm glad to see that has been corrected, and I am in their favor! Yahoo. ;)

    1. Nah, you're still lost in the void somehow. I just know it and check back on the blog every so often. I'm really not sure what's wrong. I get notifications if other people make comments, but not you. :(


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