Christianity Thomas on 10 Dec 2010 12:02 am
An extremely interesting thread over at Reddit, in the Christianity section:
Here’s the gist – one of the members of the Christianity sub-reddit is trying to encourage other members to donate to this charity. He says:
The World Vision effort is at $271 out of $10,000. If every single member of r/Christianity gives just $1.11 we can reach the goal of $10,000 in no time! If every member of r/C gives just $1.11 to BOTH campaigns, both Doctors Without Borders and World Vision will EACH have will over $10,000 in their coffers!
A member named rabidmonkey1 responds with this comment:
I would love to give… but I’m poor and out of a job right now. When I get a job, I’ll give, okay? The good news is, I interviewed recently and it went swimmingly, so hopefully that will be soon!
He receives this feedback, straight from the mouth of Jesus:
Luke 12: 32-34: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What rabidmonkey1 does next is this:
Really? I sense an atheist troll. Why not justify slavery while you’re at it.
Edit: You’re a jackass. I’m not the typical “American Consumer.” I don’t buy things I don’t need. I’ve been selling the stuff I have and living what can only at best be described as a minimalist life. I sleep in a sleeping bag. I’ve been living of rice and potatoes and beans. I’m not starving. I’ve been getting by. Friends and loved ones help me out. I don’t complain. I gave 1 dollar to charity yesterday because that’s what I could afford. And I’m willing to work, but the situation has been terrible where I am. I’ve been to 6 interviews over the past few months but haven’t gotten any offers.
Seriously, you’re an asshat. You speak without having any knowledge of the situation, you hurt real people who are just trying to be kind, and are really just here to troll. Go away you miserable excuse for a human being. I seriously hope a mod bans you for this tripe.
He receives this question in reply:
s/he quoted the bible. thats trolling?
To that rabidmonkey1 says:
It’s the context of the verse here – s/he’s basically saying I’m being a terrible person for not, idk, selling my gym socks. It’s the insensitivity. The utter cruelty in speaking when that person truly has no knowledge of my life circumstances at the moment. I honestly have nothing left to sell.
Moreover, you can use Bible verses to justify nearly anything. It’s a stupid mode of operation, and one Atheists in general like to harp on. You won’t really see Christians on this forum posting that kind of response.
Why does rabidmonkey1 react in this way? It is because ALL Christians react in this way to almost everything Jesus says. They completely ignore the words of Jesus in the Bible. If all the Christians in the Christian sub-reddit actually obeyed Jesus, they would have ALL given everything away to the poor. That is what Jesus tells them to do.
Watch this video and you will see exactly what Jesus tells Christians to do:
Every Christian disobeys Jesus every day.