This whole thing is offencive in the worst way regardless of whether the bottom was
ripped off. I have many beefs with Bible and contest whether its entirely accurate but
I see no need to be disrespectful to those with different opinions. In fact the Atheists
complain because they are not respected for their opinions then they go do something
I agree the Bible was a historical document, then a spiritual document and now it is a
political document. Today the spiritual message has gone by the wayside in favour of
being a political control method.
Today we see the Bible as a means of control in various ways.
1 If you don't do what God says you can't go to Heaven with the rest.
2 Everyone else is going to church and if you don't go you are not part
of Gods family and therefore you are left out of things in the Neighbourhood.
So much for the positive message of Mr. Rogers.
3 If you are going to be part of the church you have to believe the same as everyone
4 On a broader scale the society all believes and no one should question the Bible we
even have to swear on the Bible to be believed in court. As if you can't just tell the
truth and shame the Devil as it were.
The problem is the Atheists created a reaction to a high profile stunt which did nothing
for their cause or anyone Else's. Instead of dealing with the problem they see with the
system they created a different problem. Public opinion is the single biggest asset any
group has and when you lose faith with that group you are done for a long period of
time. Nope I don't agree with what they did or with what those who vandalized it did.
I would like to see the whole Jesus business industry cleaned up some what but I see no
need to be disrespectful. In using the term Jesus Business I say that because that is what
it has become. It used to be something spiritual. Now its about bigger churches, and the
business of creating wealth. Its about bigger TV Ministries and total Hypocrisy and that is
the problem. It does not have to be abandoned but it does have to be regulated in some
manner because of its own excesses and out of control behaviour. Today those engaged
in the ministry have no accountability and that is the problem. Jesus is not the problem
many of those who claim to represent him are the problem.