There are a few times when I am truly in awe of someone’s total lack of self-awareness…..here is one of my favorites!

 

In case you are not aware of who  Mr. William Tapley is just yet, I recommend you check out his youtube channel and even request a copy of his free book “Revelation Unraveled,” in which he explains that he is the 3rd eagle of the apocalypse and that Tim Tebow and Psy are ushering in the end times though magic symbols and numbers that us normal people are unable to see.

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As part of an on-going debate on the issue of homosexuality a friend of mine posted a fairly good article on facebook about it. After a short while what seemed to be an upset young lady replied with this….

There are some inaccurate points, & this quote is confusing,”have found something better than being gay,”, uhm…it’s not a choice, how people are born, or is he suggesting that people should deny who they really are? Another point I question is his saying that Jesus talks against it,,, uhm, not familiar w/ that, & my church is currently doing a Sun school class on it, & there isn’t any quotes from Jesus we have talked about. Also, we have a man who attends our church, he went to seminary, & then got his PH D in the Old Testament, & teaches the Old Testament at a Jewish Univ, & he has been one of the major researches on the Dead Sea Scrolls that are touring around the US, AND he agrees that the LGBT community should be welcome in church, & if anyone should be against it, I would think he would, since he is has spent so much of his life studying the OT & researching what it all means…. our pastor had a sermon a couple of Sundays ago, & the scripture he talked about was one that referrenced about raping women, & men wanting to rape a man guest of a villager… history around this time says that this practice was a way to humiliate men, just like the US soldiers have done things to Muslims which they know is a humiliation action in their culture, not as a teaching that homosexuality is wrong…. he pointed out that too many take these out of historical context to use for their purposes.I think some parts of the article are weak as well…..but I would like to take a second and respond to your points. I know this is a charged an touchy subject but the majority is Christian scholars are vastly of the opinion that same-sex behavior is not affirmed by the Bible. That means nothing for America, though, since we do not make our laws according to the Bible, but according to the people. But we still have to define within the church what is a sin and what is not.

Since her questions or points seem to parallel some of the common ideas being passed around right now with today’s Christian youth I put together a thorough reply designed to address her points of concern. Below is that response.

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If you have been reading posts at DOTB for very long you will already know that poking fun at my own religion is something that I do regularly. Not really because I have animosity towards Christianity but because it can be quite fun….and of course because if Christians can’t laugh at their mistakes then we’re in a world of hurt since we live a world that is increasingly more educated and sometimes more knowledgeable about Christianity than most Christians are. That of course brings be to a topic that one of the students in my church alerted me to; unicorns in the Bible. Continue Reading…

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As reported recently in almost every major news outlet, a young Indian woman by the name of Savita Halappanavar has recently passed due to an early pregnancy miscarriage, and was refused an abortion in an Ireland Catholic hospital. This horrible event has sparked outrage among many in Ireland about the legality (or lack of legality) of abortions. In fact, things have escalated so much that even the Indian government is now getting involved in the matter. Continue Reading…

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One of the things that I love about the Catholic Church (which I am not a part of) is their relentless desire to promote the social gospel. No, I do not mean that they are good at witnessing over Facebook. What I mean is that they take Jesus’ mission to the poor, sick, and outcast seriously. When I look at the things that the Protestant Church takes serious I see a much different picture. Continue Reading…

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One of the most unbelievable things about people of faith is that they are willing to believe a lot things with very little evidence or proof. Whether it’s a matter of wanting something to believe in or trying to be part of the elect, many people have been sucked into believing that Jesus has returned to the earth. Here are the 5 at the top of the list! Continue Reading…

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This is SUCH a hard top 5 to decide on. For one, music was altogether different in the 90′s. Their was boys bands, girl bands, ska bands, punk rock revival, and so much else happening. Here is my humble list of some my favorite bands and songs from Christian artists in the 90′s. Hope you enjoy. Leave me feed back with you personal favorites! Continue Reading…

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If you like to play video games, you just might be destined to end up in hell!! Well, at least according to some churches I’ve been to and also these fine young men below explaining why they are bad for you. Continue Reading…

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Let me get one thing straight before I even start this list. The King Jame Bible on your shelf right now is not the same as the original 1611 KJV. In fact, the 1611 KJV Bible that you can buy on amazon or any other Bible store is still not the same as the real 1611 King James. Continue Reading…

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I’m sure you’ve seen it before. Someone complaining and stinking the place up over something that happened at church or at a church function. Here are 5 things that make church people unreasonably upset. Continue Reading…

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Judges is a fun book in the Bible. It depicts a time period in Israelite history that was less than stellar. For more on that time period you can read –>this<– post on Samson. Right about when Samson was leaving the scene the Bible records a story that is possibly one of the most gruesome of all religious texts. Continue Reading…

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In case you have not heard just yet; Jeff Foxworthy is going to be the host of a new game show called American Bible Challenge. As the name suggests, the contestants will be quizzed with Bible questions! Here is the promo video. Continue Reading…

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Laziness

I’m no dummy. I already learned that laziness is one of the seven deadly sins. Although, you might know it more as slothfulness. But either way, being lazy is a serious issue in the early church and even more so since the rise of Protestantism. Continue Reading…

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Has anyone actually read the story that we call the “Ten Commandments?” Its one of my favorite reads of all times. It’s not because the tablets are really that cool….or the endless amounts of debauchery that was happening at the foot of Mt. Sinai. It wasn’t even how BA Moses was when he threw the tablets. It’s this little nugget right here!!! Continue Reading…

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Wealth and the Church

August 15, 2012 — 4 Comments

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If you went to a Catholic school, Christian school, or your parents were awesome enough to home school you, then you already know whats about to happen here. This is the top 10 list of the absolute worst Christian torture devices  clothing pieces or trends in the Christian world. Continue Reading…

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Christian Pro Wrestling

A church in Martin’s Ferry Ohio has begun to take the sacrifice of body and blood seriously, by starting a Christian professional wrestling organization. Continue Reading…

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Things I’ve Learned In Church | Entry # 4: Woodstock In Heaven

If you are anything like me then you might have spent a considerable amount of time wondering what heaven will be like. You also might have a bad addiction to the jumbo Reese cups, but that is beside the point.

Heaven……whats it like? What will we do there? Who will we see? Will I finally get to eat deep fried Twinkies without feeling guilty? Here is a quick look at what I’ve been taught in church about heaven. Continue Reading…

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