Sunday in Outer Blogness: Bad God Edition!
The big news this week was when God miraculously made someone shoot someone else, but the guy who was target of the malevolent God thwarted the evil miracle by keeping his cell phone in his pocket. Whew, close one! Reported here: God shoots, rescues man.
Then we have reports of some Christians Sharing the Good News of Utter Despisement.
The Mayor of Silverton (Stu Rasmussen) is transgender, and that ticks off the deity but good. Alas, the Lord had other commitments and could not deliver His condemnation in person: instead, He who is the One True God chose to delegate the job of sharing His bellicosity to one man and three young women from Kansas who had some free time. The God of the Israelites is one mysterious dude, and His hiring practices are opaque. He is nothing if not the King of “Go Figure.”
And now for some Sunday Bible study. Now, when the subject of the Bible comes up in exmo space, I normally point out that the Bible teaches evil ethics, and it’s silly for Christians to tell Mormons they’re interpreting the Bible wrong because that argument relies on the assumptions that the Bible is consistent, makes sense, and its various mysterious verses each have a unique demonstrably right interpretation, clearly false assumptions. However, today I’ll take a break from my usual cynical attitude and highlight a discussion Christian vs. Mormon interpretation of the quote “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage” because that’s kind of an amusing one! 😀