The Baptist church at the entrance to my neighborhood is at it again.  This week the sign says

“Forgive Your Enemies, It Messes With Their Minds”

I think they are trying to be funny, but is this really the message you want to send out to the community?  That you encourage your members to mess with people’s minds?  Why not just post the “turn the other cheek” reference, it’s certainly more to the point and more biblical.  After all, isn’t the message of Jesus about how all men are equal in the eyes of God and forgiveness is essential along with not judging others.  Maybe that was just the message in my church growing up…I guess times have changed.

The message on the sign reminded me of an old argument the creationists use to explain away fossils.  They say God put them there as a test of our faith.  So in effect, God is messing with our minds to see who really believes in him.  What a nice God that is.  Oh and God put the light from distant galaxies already in motion close to the earth so we would have something pretty to look at.  Frankly, I think that’s a load of crap, but that’s just me.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels this way.  (warning: the video contains some not nice language)

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