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Christianity &Politics Johnson on 14 Jan 2009 12:30 am

God invents the disposable puppy

The bizarre logic of Christians is on display in this article:

Puppy Dies After Saving Family

A timeline of the events described in the article:
1) Family gives puppy to girl for her birthday.
2) Everyone goes to bed
3) Electrical fire starts
4) Puppy wakes family
5) Puppy dies in fire

The explanation? “I told her well maybe God sent that puppy here for a reason. It was to save our life.”

So this is the Christian explanation of what happened. An all-knowing God knew the fire was coming, so he sent a disposable puppy to save the family. God didn’t choose to prevent the fire. Nor did he choose to send a puppy smart enough to leave the house. God sent a disposable puppy because God wanted the house to burn down AND he wanted the puppy to die.

Tell me again: why do people worship this “god”?

If you are a Christian who is tired of this type of insane thinking, try this book:

- WhyWontGodHealAmputees.com

24 Responses to “God invents the disposable puppy”

  1. on 16 Jan 2009 at 4:31 pm 1.Anonymous said …

    what every normal person wants is for you people who dont believe in god is to move to another country.with the rest of the idiots of this world.People can probably trace youre family tree and it doesnt split.

  2. on 17 Jan 2009 at 1:52 am 2.Gern Blansten said …

    Hey anon, if you’re such a devout Christian, here’s an experiment for which you can volunteer. You can PROVE that God heals amputees.

    http://sunnyskeptic.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/sunnys-great-amputee-experiment-volunteers/

    Personally, I think whack jobs such as yourself should move away. This country, after all, was founded as a secular nation.

  3. on 17 Jan 2009 at 11:57 am 3.foof said …

    Hey God heals amputees your an ignorant person if you think God is subject to man. Have you even seen people get healed? I have and its not some physco made up thing. Why don’t you go to a Holy Spirit filled church and find out? God can do what he wants, the bible says you will suffer, where the heck do you get the idea nothing bad is supposed to happen.

  4. on 17 Jan 2009 at 12:28 pm 4.Gern Blansten said …

    Foof, please cut off your arm and show us how it works.

  5. on 17 Jan 2009 at 6:59 pm 5.Desert Son said …

    At #3 foof posted:

    physco

    Just once, just once, I wish the truly pious could be as devout in their attention to spelling, as in their attention to everyone’s business other than their own.

    No kings,

    Robert

  6. on 17 Jan 2009 at 9:32 pm 6.Bob said …

    Why is it the religous nut-cases always post anonymously? Are you afraid your God won’t protect you from the scary internet?

    For the record I do believe in God. But I also believe in common sense and science.

    Bob Smith-Chicago

  7. on 18 Jan 2009 at 12:32 am 7.Anonymous said …

    im no christian but i do smoke alot of pot, what if god has no direct control over the human element of our world, being that humans have free will so a house catching on fire is not the fault of god, though the fault of the human element itself. the wiring wasn’t set to catch fire by god, but maybe if there is a god, then definitely god would know that although at the time the house was first constructed, that god would know which wire would cause the house to burn down, even if it were to happen 100′s of years from when the house was constructed. so if the house catches on fire due to wiring that eventually became faulty and caught fire, then you can’t say that god caused the wire to catch fire, though god would know exactly when it would, so maybe the family is right in saying that god sent a puppy in which that puppy’s sole purpose within the world of the living, was to wake the family to save them from their burning house, even at the expense of the puppy’s life… theres no doubt in my mind that the soul that inhabited that puppy’s body has moved on to a new life.

  8. on 18 Jan 2009 at 12:45 am 8.Anonymous said …

    also imagine this, if the wire were improperly installed, say two wires were spliced together for whatever reason by the electrician, so maybe not at the moment, but eventually the poor connection due to a quick fix splicing of wires, causes the home of a family to catch fire and burn down, even if it were 20 years from when the electrician first installed the wiring in the home and the deadly spliced wire that caused the home to burn down. so this is completely the fault of the human element of the world, not god’s fault, and even if it came down to the molecular structure of the wire itself in the manufacturing process and maybe it came out with a minute defect that wasn’t noticeable in manufacturing but eventually causes the wire to fail. it is still the fault of the human element, oh but you could still blame god and say well he caused the molecular structure of the copper in the wire to become defective in the smelting process, but it’d be ridiculous. so maybe there is a god, and hey he sent a puppy to wake up a family to save them from burning to death, if thats a hard pill to swallow for some people, then that must suck i guess. seems pretty logical to me even with all the cannabis i consume.

  9. on 18 Jan 2009 at 1:41 am 9.Jason said …

    To the anonymous pot smoker, how can God be omnipotent if he has no control over the human element? And if he isn’t omnipotent, how can he be God?

    Plus, if God could control the puppy (enough to make it wake the family instead of booking it the hell out of a burning house), why not have the puppy scratch the wall where the wires were faulty to draw attention? Or why not have the puppy keep the family up a bit longer so they could have sensed and doused the fire when it started, thus saving the house?

    Either way, I feel sorry for the family, they don’t have a home or possesions anymore. I wonder how many Christians read this story and tried to contact the family to donate something…

  10. on 18 Jan 2009 at 1:54 am 10.Anonymous said …

    maybe because god doesnt want to do anything directly, again if god is controlling the puppy then free will does not exist. lets say that the universe is essentially just a form of programming, and for anything to be alive, that it has free will, so you’re essentially asking why god doesn’t take away the free will of a puppy and control it to make it scratch at a particular spot on a wall, so whos to say that free will doesn’t exist for humans as well then. maybe thats the exact reason why god doesn’t do anything directly, maybe not because its some sort of programming where god makes life exist without free will, but because god doesn’t want to endanger free will. lets say that god made the dog scratch the wall right, now you know that theres probably a god, and that he controlled the puppy’s actions so now that individual has many questions such as “is their life already written out on a larger scale by god?” “does everything happen due to fate?” etc, so now you have an individual that questions their own free will, so basically god doesn’t get involved in shit directly to protect free will.

  11. on 18 Jan 2009 at 2:29 am 11.CorpvsEdimvs said …

    @Anonymous #1: Thank you for reaffirming the blind ignorance of Christianity, you redneck idiot. If you spent more time reading schoolbooks instead of your bible you might be able to construct a coherent sentence. By the way, what grade are you in, child?

  12. on 18 Jan 2009 at 8:39 pm 12.3D said …

    Anonymous wrote…

    > maybe because god doesnt want to do
    > anything directly, again if god is
    > controlling the puppy then free will
    > does not exist. lets say that the
    > universe is essentially just a form of
    > programming, and for anything to be alive,
    > that it has free will, so you’re essentially
    > asking why god doesn’t take away the free
    > will of a puppy and control it to make it
    > scratch at a particular spot on a wall, so
    > whos to say that free will doesn’t exist for
    > humans as well then.

    The original story proclaimed that the puppy was sent by God to do a job, saving the humans, and then to die in the fire. That isn’t free will for the puppy either.

    > maybe thats the exact reason why god
    > doesn’t do anything directly, maybe not
    > because its some sort of programming where
    > god makes life exist without free will, but
    > because god doesn’t want to endanger free will.

    How is sacrificing the puppy any better than putting out the fire himself with regards to free will? Neither one infringes on the free will of the people. Using the puppy infringes on the will of the puppy, since, presumably, his will is to, you know, keep living.

    > lets say that god made the dog scratch the
    > wall right, now you know that theres probably
    > a god, and that he controlled the puppy’s
    > actions so now that individual has many
    > questions such as “is their life already
    > written out on a larger scale by god?” “does
    > everything happen due to fate?” etc, so now
    > you have an individual that questions their own
    > free will, so basically god doesn’t get
    > involved in shit directly to protect free will.

    Except that the original article said that God planned for the puppy to save the people in the first place. So why aren’t the individuals questioning their own free will anyway?

    More importantly, there is no reason to tie yourself into such a rhetorical pretzel in the first place, except working backwards to justify the God that’s in the bible. In reality we know that the family got very lucky that the puppy alerted them to the fire, they escaped with their lives, and the puppy wasn’t “sent” by anyone. If he was sent, what about all the other thousands of fires that kill innocent people where no puppies are “sent” to save everyone?

  13. on 19 Jan 2009 at 2:25 pm 13.anonymous said …

    This site has the craziest ideas ive ever heard. Next time before you start your criticism of the Christian religion, get a little better background research. You apparently have no idea how true the bible really is. Do you have any idea how much proof there is in the world???? I was diagnosed with cancer when i was nine years old, and had any complication you could think of. I never stopped praying to my god. My parents even quit talking to God for awhile, but He led them back. I had brain bleeds, internal complications, and just weakness from the chemotherapy, but i know my God did not do that to me. I am fine today, and thank God everyday for that. Nowhere in the bible does it ever say that bad things won’t happen. Look at Jesus’ story. I mean, He came to the earth to show us the way, and look what we let happen. Jesus died for us, and He was willing to do that. Like i mentioned, it never says in the bible that bad things wont happen, it is just that when they do, Jesus is going to be there to help us through it. The reward IS great in Heaven. When you pray to God, it is not just asking him for things, but praising Him for the wonderful things he has done. Im telling you now that God isnt always going to give you specifically what you asked for. He knows what HE’s doing, and by only asking Him for help in a situation, He has the best anwser to help you through. He has a plan and Jesus will be back through. So before you write another blog criticizing God and Jesus, get your facts straight. I could go on and on…so many things predicted in the bible have come true. Pleas give Christianity another look, because God will always forgive…

  14. on 19 Jan 2009 at 2:40 pm 14.Gern Blansten said …

    “get your facts straight.”

    Which facts are you referring to? Your post doesn’t have any facts about God, just opinions.

    By the way, you should be thanking your doctors and the entire medical community, not your imaginary god. Science saved you, not religion.

  15. on 19 Jan 2009 at 7:51 pm 15.Hermes said …

    anonymous: “I am fine today, and thank God everyday for that.”

    I know someone who almost died as a child due to an illness. The family made up a story about a stuffed animal that was alive. Years later, you could not touch that stuffed animal or even question that it was alive or not — or the child-now-adult would act as if you threatened and insulted them.

    I see no difference between what you said and what my associate said.

  16. on 20 Jan 2009 at 1:20 am 16.Crystal D. said …

    It seems to me that god did a good many things directly in the OT, and then just sort of stopped… Maybe it really did die, like in the book “Towing Jehovah”. Who knows, I guess it’s not for me to say or prove.

  17. on 20 Jan 2009 at 9:56 pm 17.loved one said …

    to anonymous pothead,

    dude, get your head out of the clouds (of smoke). I have nothing against a little reefer, but you obviously take it to the limit.

    Free will does NOT exist. God does NOT exist. your ramblings are meaningless. puppies? come on… let’s have a real discussion here.

  18. on 21 Jan 2009 at 2:59 pm 18.poopy joe said …

    Listen its a fucking puppy everyone calm the fuck down don’t u guys have jobs seriously u who gives a fuck if there is a god we’ll all find out when we die so shut the fuck up till then.

  19. on 21 Jan 2009 at 3:03 pm 19.poopy joe said …

    Everything i said wasnt to the pot smoker.

  20. on 21 Jan 2009 at 3:03 pm 20.poopy joe said …

    Fuck u loved one

  21. on 23 Jan 2009 at 12:03 am 21.miep giess said …

    fuck off poopy joe

  22. on 24 Jan 2009 at 12:27 am 22.anonymous pothead said …

    hey loved one,
    about free will, i believe the very fact of the random comments by all including me in this blog is proof enough of free will. if there is no such thing as free will, then what do you call the very thoughts that run through all our minds, all of our actions that we commit rather through intent or not, to cause harm, or to not. is everything just random? if so, then wouldn’t you call that free will? and the possibility that god or gods, do not exist, I acknowledge that, but I also recognize the true complexity of the world and universe we’re currently stuck in or you could say the very dreams that were stuck in that takes place in this universe, the dream being life.

  23. on 24 Jan 2009 at 6:57 pm 23.loved one said …

    pothead,

    I see what you’re getting at. It’s a very tempting/intuitive stance. Our sense of ‘self’ is so convincing that it’s nearly impossible to step outside the illusion.

    I tend to agree with Einstein and Daniel Dennett on the subject of free will. It ‘exists’ as a comforting illusion, but it’s useful to acknowledge that it is just that.

    d: “Free will does exist, but it’s a perception, not a power or a driving force. People experience free will. They have the sense they are free. The more you scrutinize it, the more you realize you don’t have it,”

    e: “This knowledge of the non-freedom of the will protects me from losing my good humor and taking much too seriously myself and my fellow humans as acting and judging individuals”

    self is a metaphor for our bodies and brains as they exist over time

  24. on 24 Aug 2009 at 2:47 am 24.The Meaning of Life said …

    Ours is an envionment where evil is perceived to be rewarded while good is punished. As with everything the Gods have a reason for creating this perception::::
    People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON’T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
    EVERYBODY pays for what they do wrong, only evil people must wait until their next life before they will experience the wrath of the Gods, manifested in their reincarnation as a lower form of life into environments with increased/enhanced temptations.
    Sadly, this allows the Gods to position this perception of evil rewarded as temptation, one which they use as an EXTREMELY effective corruptor.

    Both Africa and the Medittereanean are regions which have sexual issues. This is a sign of morbid disfavor once you understand that females are the God’s favored gender. Muhammad’s (Mohammed’s) polygamy halfway through his life as a prophet was preditory. Now a huge percentage of Muslims believes in male superiority and that the abuse of women is God’s will. Female genital mutilation is still practiced in Africa. Black misogyny is the most eggregious example in the recent past.
    Black member size is temptation to a predisposed population.
    The patriarchal cancer spread throughout Europe because of Christianity, of which the majority of policy makers were Italian men.

    Militancy in Africa is consistant with the Iraqi example, as was slavery and the KKK here in America:::Fear enforces proper behavior. Without it we see what happens as a result of gross/morbid disfavor:::::AIDS, crack babies, dead young men in gangland retaliation killings. This is the purpose behind many black’s historical tendancy towards resistance.
    The same principle was true in Europe and throughout the world for centuries:::People whom lived under iron fists were conditioned to think the right way. As a result they experienced higher numbers of children accend into heaven because they were taught to think and behave appropriately. Our preditory envionment of “freedom” was the primary purpose the Gods had when implimenting this strategy that is the United States, one which they used to spred the cancer of democracy and westernization throughout the world. And the Gods use this tool that is America to prey on the disfavored both at home and abroad.

    Even the Old Testiment is not to be taken literally, but the Gods do offer clues throughout to help the disfavored:::The apple is a tool of temptation used to corrupt Adam and Eve and cast them out of the Garden of Eden.
    There is another lesson to be learned from this passage, and it is quite similar to the vailing issue and the discourse over women’s attire which ultimately died in the 70s:::Women are responsible for and control the fate of mankind.

    Think about what I say. Consider what I teach. Society is going to become disturbingly ugly as we approach the Apocalypse due to spiralling, runaway disfavor.
    I do not know when this will occurr, but it is the God’s way to grant some time before they end on Planet Earth.
    Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their “investment”.
    Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God’s awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
    Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God’s temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.

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