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you’re only as old as you feel

15 April 2008 8 comments

Oh, this is rich. Yes, I may be a nontheist now, but even as a believer the thought of the world NOT being billions of years old was a non-issue. Lately, the Young Earth Creationists have come back into view for me (for various reasons). I could go on AT LENGTH about these people, but that is best left for those still within the Christian tradition to deal with. But to state the Bible is true and literal, and ANYTHING else you see that says otherwise is false… I’m not sure what clinical mental disorder that is, but it probably has a name.

So as long as we’re taking the entire Bible literally, I think a page from Landover Baptist‘s theology is appropriate:

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

Two-year-old tantrum in the store?  Teenage angst?  College boy too big for his britches?  There’s always an answer.


  • Linda said:

    Oh wait this is YOUR blog…I will keep quiet

  • Dan (author) said:

    Oh, by all means, feel free to interject whatever defense, discourse, or diatribe you’d like to offer. As long, of course, as it is cogent, erudite, coherent, and isn’t insulting. And you don’t mind me tearing it apart.

  • Marla said:

    This is cool!!! I can use this!!! Thanks Uncle Dan!

  • dan (author) said:

    I don’t know exactly what it is you can use; I’m not really even sure who this is – my oldest sister has never had a habit of calling me “uncle.” My guess is my youngest nephew…

  • Marla said:

    I can threaten! It is in the Bible!!!! No… I was only using what I am guessing will be their response.

  • dan (author) said:

    Ah – now I get it. I therefore and hereby disavow any responsibility for my oldest sister’s actions simply because she has JUST NOW come across a thirty-five-hundred-year-old writing.

  • Linda said:

    I am not allowed to “bash” your belief’s but you are mine. Ok,now I get it! Gloves are off! I love you, so very much, but I can no longer promise to not “bash” what you belief if you continue to bash mine. This is the way MY parent raised me. This is what I believe. If you choose not to that is your decision.

  • dan (author) said:

    Nope. Incorrect. You are allowed to bash my beliefs. It was the insult (“So, when someone ‘lets you down’ you desert them… now I know….”) that I had a problem with. Yes, I know how YOUR parent(s) raised us. I was there.

    Bash my beliefs all you want, I’ll bash right back, and you’ll see it all here, in color. Insult me again, and your post will get deleted.

    (and please note I let the “MY parent” insult slide – this time)