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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ZoNation: "Jesus is the Way"

Some of you may recall this guy, Alfonzo Rachel, who's video I posted a few months back. He's a member of PJTV, and has done a whole whack of funny political videos.

Anyway, he claims to be a Born-again Christian, and he's put out a pretty good video on "How to get to Heaven". Controversial, and I don't necessarily agree with his thoughts... but it seems to be a pretty good summation of what I believe.

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3 Comments:

  • At Wed Dec 22, 01:05:00 AM EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    Thanks for posting this. [I come here for the Christian perspective as much as for the Conservative perspective].

    I love that the imagery in the margins of the video (white, cloudy) makes it look like he's already in heaven.

    As far as the content of this video is concerned... I like the humourous approach to serious issues. (Seriously. I do. At least most days; I find that if I don't reserve some energy for laughter, all I can do is cry. But I digress).


    I'd be interested to know what it is that you don't agree with, but perhaps that conversation shouldn't be on the internet. (Hey. It's just you, me, and the other 2 billion of us...). But I digress.

    I take issue with a number of things he says. (That means I have stuff to say. This is less a sign of denunciation and more of a sign of me thinking about it. Or what passes for thinking in my brain...)(You were expecting hard-core-bonafide-thinking? In this economy?)

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    He said: "Getting over your ego and exercising a little thing called faith..."

    Ok... but those are two separate issues. Faith and ego can coexist. One can feed off the other.

    He says you need to "give up a little bit of your so called sophistication" to believe in "this jesus fellow." I find that interesting... and perhaps true. The problem from my perspective is that even though "this jesus fellow" has the "keys to my salvation"... he isn't the only one selling them. It's like pharmacies on the internet: some sell real drugs. Some sell counterfeit drugs. If all I have to go on is "faith", then why should I have faith in one supposed saviour rather than another? Especially if both are saying "believe me: have faith."

    Why is he so tough on skeptics? And would this apply to so-called "climate skeptics"? He says that skeptics saw miracles, and still didn't believe... and that's why God is not concerned with proving himself to skeptics. OK. But he's proven himself to skeptics before. Not just letting "doubting" Thomas get far closer to an open wound than I'd be comfortable with... I'm thinking of the good ole days when Yahweh and Ba'al would compete in public.

    There seem to be examples of God trying to "prove himself to people like me". And some believed. There has always been a partial success at least. And I'll say upfront that I must be a very credulous person. I believe in mainstream climate science, for example. (I could go further and describe my reaction when I was told that "the word gullible was taken out of the dictionary"... but that would be too embarrassing).

     
  • At Wed Dec 22, 01:06:00 AM EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    Thanks for posting this. [I come here for the Christian perspective as much as for the Conservative perspective].

    I love that the imagery in the margins of the video (white, cloudy) makes it look like he's already in heaven.

    As far as the content of this video is concerned... I like the humourous approach to serious issues. (Seriously. I do. At least most days; I find that if I don't reserve some energy for laughter, all I can do is cry. But I digress).

     
  • At Wed Dec 22, 01:06:00 AM EST, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    I'd be interested to know what it is that you don't agree with, but perhaps that conversation shouldn't be on the internet. (Hey. It's just you, me, and the other 2 billion of us...). But I digress.

    I take issue with a number of things he says. (That means I have stuff to say. This is less a sign of denunciation and more of a sign of me thinking about it. Or what passes for thinking in my brain...)(You were expecting hard-core-bonafide-thinking? In this economy?)

    *
    He said: "Getting over your ego and exercising a little thing called faith..."

    Ok... but those are two separate issues. Faith and ego can coexist. One can feed off the other.

    He says you need to "give up a little bit of your so called sophistication" to believe in "this jesus fellow." I find that interesting... and perhaps true. The problem from my perspective is that even though "this jesus fellow" has the "keys to my salvation"... he isn't the only one selling them. It's like pharmacies on the internet: some sell real drugs. Some sell counterfeit drugs. If all I have to go on is "faith", then why should I have faith in one supposed saviour rather than another? Especially if both are saying "believe me: have faith."

    Why is he so tough on skeptics? And would this apply to so-called "climate skeptics"? He says that skeptics saw miracles, and still didn't believe... and that's why God is not concerned with proving himself to skeptics. OK. But he's proven himself to skeptics before. Not just letting "doubting" Thomas get far closer to an open wound than I'd be comfortable with... I'm thinking of the good ole days when Yahweh and Ba'al would compete in public.

    There seem to be examples of God trying to "prove himself to people like me". And some believed. There has always been a partial success at least. And I'll say upfront that I must be a very credulous person. I believe in mainstream climate science, for example. (I could go further and describe my reaction when I was told that "the word gullible was taken out of the dictionary"... but that would be too embarrassing).

     

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