Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
I've tried but I'm having a hard time attaching any importance to this. I'm with Brad....it showed a little creativity. So it was a dig at atheists done in a comical way...so what? The Christians can find it funny and the atheists ignore it....or even smile at it. I don't see anything so wrong with this type of banter. Believe it or not, there was a time in this country where opposing sides DID take lighthearted digs at each other and nobody got outraged or saddened or threatened to sue. I didn't get mad at Billy in kindergarten even if my mother DID wear army boots! I don't see anything so unhealthy about it or so maddening, frightful or saddening to promote the types of responses displayed here. "Very sad...cheap shot...I thought Christianity had progressed...". Geez! When did humanity lose half it's skin?? It was a cutesy little dig and that's all. Atheist say that religious wars are fights between two groups to see who has the best imaginary friend. I haven't see Christians revolt againt, or even pay any attention to the comment. Why are people so quick to get offended? Have we gotten so politically correct that NOTHING can be said in jest? Yes, I know, there are those who will say "Ok, then. What about white/black slurs, American/non-American slurs, men/women slurs. You can take this one little attempt at getting a smile and blow it up into anything you want. That seems to be the norm these days anyway.
Actually, LR, with all due respect I'm a little surprised you would initiate this thread. I am more surprised that you would take a thought a member, or pastor, in one small church out of tens of thousands came up with and paint all of Christianity with it with your closing sentence. ..just doesn't strike me as your style.
Ok, I'm grabbing my ankles....