God is cruising down US I-35

December 10, 2007 at 11:59 pm 16 comments

LeoPardus recently wrote about a prayer he prayed during his de-conversion journey where he asked the following of God – “God, if you’re real, do something. Anything.”

Well Leo, hop in your car and head to I-35. God is there and he’s in full action. He’s even delivering people from homosexuality (what greater miracle could you see).

Updated December 20th: I-35: ‘Ex Gay’ Now ‘Ex Ex Gay’ »

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  • 1. loopyloo350  |  December 11, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Surely you don’t believe this huckster is a real Christian, do you. He is a conman that will always go for the money and do anything for the attention. He no more follows Christian principles that my cats do. Wait a minute, my cats are more Christian than this.

  • 2. formerthings  |  December 11, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Mockers think they are something new under the sun. I bet his word is still here long after you have departed.

  • 3. SMJ  |  December 11, 2007 at 11:58 am

    Nope. I don’t believe it.
    And, don’t call me Shirley. ;)

    Seriously… I am sure that many DO believe this… and that those that do – also consider this guy, themselves, and many others to be very good and devout Christians.

    To me… it’s just another example of the power of I-35….. wait… I mean… the power of believing what you want to believe.

    Did anyone else have to wonder about the gay guy that testified first to being drunk, and then to feeling the power of the holy spirit? I wonder if he was feeling a bit of “Captain Morgan’s” spirit instead? I also wonder how long he will remain “strait”…. ??

  • 4. LeoPardus  |  December 11, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    Kind of just sickening is all I an say.

    We’ve identified the highway of holiness in Isaiah 15! It’s I-35!,/b>

    Sheesh!

  • 5. Julian Rodriguez  |  December 11, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    Fire!!! Ha-ha

    Set people on fire?
    Set churches on fire?
    WTF??

  • 6. karen  |  December 11, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Oh boy. There is so much wrong with that, I hardly know where to start.

    The thing that bothers me more than anything else is to see all the time, and effort, and enthusiasm and volunteers go into what is essentially a purity crusade. They want to force changes in laws and people that have to do with their own standards of what is “moral” and what is not.

    If only they could whip up this kind of national effort to do something REAL – like alleviate poverty, help single mothers, encourage education for dropouts, get underprivileged kids into preschools.

    Those things are hard, and require real commitments, however. It’s a whole lot easier to get people whipped up to go protest outside gay bars or porn shops and “shame the infidels.” It’s cheap and sick and it’s a terrible waste of time and talent. :-(

  • 7. DK  |  December 11, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    I used to drive a big truck up and down I-35 because we had a terminal in Laredo. The billboards were hard to bear, but this is just sick and wrong headed. These people (excuse me, sheeple) are just so deluded…sickening.

  • 8. Matt  |  December 11, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    I had friends like those people. If I ever challenge them, they make me feel guilty. So I dont.. I really dont talk to them much anymore..

  • 9. Thinking Ape  |  December 11, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    Like it or not, this is the future of American Christianity. It is a Christianity without theology nor tradition. It is a Christianity without God nor Yeshua. It is the epitome of the paradoxical anarcho-fascist Spirit-driven religion that 1800 years of Christianity fought against. Reasonable Christians and all non-Christians will suffer at the hands of these nutcases, just as the Anabaptists of the 16th century were tortured and killed at the hands of Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists.

  • 10. Matt  |  December 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Religion based on powerful emotional experiences, and manipulation. I speak for myself, only myself, that it looked so good at first. The “born again” thing, becoming a new person, wow how amazing is that? THe whole Spirit thing, powerfully causing changes in my life, with emotional manifestations as proof.

    Then reality set in. I was still a bad person. I still had every fault I had before my emotional “born again” experience. I was left feeling like completel trash all the time. How I couldn’t eve measure up to the standards of the church, how I could never really be what I kept saying God made me. How much of a hypocrite I was, including all of the leadership.

    How I waisted years of my life believing that God would change me, magically, it’s all a bunch of bullshit. Emotions are powerful, but they are lies. Emotions breed Denial, lying, shame, guilt, ugh.. Mix powerful emotions with dogma.. oh no… and create an abusive system. A dramatically abusive system. A system that will inevitably self-destruct.

  • 11. samanthamj  |  December 12, 2007 at 1:12 am

    DK (#7) –
    sheeple….?? lol… I like it.

    Matt –
    Nope… no magic pills. And, I WISH it would “inevitably self destruct”… but, I have to wonder if that is also wishful thinking. These people, excuse me – sheeple, seem to have no trouble thriving and multiplying.

    The really sad thing is, I could easily see my mother hopping on this crusade… or picking a highway closer to home instead. loletinf…

    ~smj

  • 12. the chaplain  |  December 14, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Matt:
    Thanks for your honest words. It’s really tough to confront and admit the self-doubt, even self-loathing, that evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity can inspire. In spite of all the talk about God’s grace, one can never be sure whether one really embodies and exemplifies that grace, or has failed (again) and missed an(other) opportunity to witness, to bring a soul home to Christ, and so on. When one examines fundie/evangelical God-speak, it becomes clear that “grace” is actually a code-word for “guilt.”

  • 13. the chaplain  |  December 14, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Loopyloo350 asked:
    Surely you don’t believe this huckster is a real Christian, do you?”

    Christians come in an incredible array of shapes and flavors. Since, in North America alone, there are more than 1,500 Christian sects who promulgate at least that many understandings of what the Bible teaches and what Christianity means, I’m still trying to figure out what a “real” Christian is.

  • 14. cipher  |  December 16, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I couldn’t even watch the whole thing.

    Thinking Ape, you’re dead on – this is the future of American Christianity, and we will all suffer. Over the past couple of years, a number of books have come out – Michelle Goldberg’s Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism comes to mind – that document their process of creating a parallel reality, complete with it’s own “history” and it’s own “science”. It’s like some sort of Bizarro world – and they’re attempting to impose it upon the rest of America, and, beyond that, our global civilization.

    This is what I meant by what I said a couple of weeks ago in a comment on another thread – these people have convinced me that humanity is a terminal species, that we cannot solve our problems and that we probably haven’t got much time left.

  • 15. The de-Convert  |  December 22, 2007 at 11:05 am

    I was waiting for this one and here it is:

    I-35: ‘Ex Gay’ Now ‘Ex Ex Gay’ »

    See also: http://www.dallasvoice.com/artman/publish/article_7596.php

  • 16. disciplinedbreakdown  |  January 14, 2008 at 6:07 am

    “We have seventeen 24-hour prayer rooms going on…” We interrupt this broadcast to bring you breaking news: A massive pile-up on I-35 claims at least 18 people. Witnesses say a fiery explosion…

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