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If we eat the flesh of Jesus to reach communion with Him, surely Jesus must be able to reach communion with us by eating the flesh of humans?

It makes more sense than the Trinity, anyway.

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(I’m working my way through the Bible backwards, one verse at a time.)

He who testifies to these things says “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Here’s what we know so far about this Lord Jesus character:

  • He has a particular kind of grace, which is meant to be upon all (or all the saints)
  • He testifies to “these things” (Presumably meaning the rest of the book, which I have not yet read)
  • He says he’s coming soon
  • The author of Revelation is excited for that to happen

Sounds like a great guy so far. Trustworthy, reliable, gracious, and punctual. What more could you ask for?

I mean.. A definition of “soon” might be nice. If his showing up really is going to be a big deal, I’d like to have a ballpark estimate of the time frame. Not the day or the hour, just.. I dunno, maybe an upper bound. “Surely, I am coming within the next million years.” Would that be too much to ask? Maybe he elaborates earlier.

I am intrigued by the use of Jesus as a credential – the author seems to be implying that this whole thing wasn’t his idea, it was the idea of Lord Jesus . The problem there, is that I have only the author’s word that his words are endorsed by Jesus. Lord Jesus may indeed be testifying to these things, but if he wasn’t, I’d never know. Maybe proof comes earlier.

At least I can be sure of one thing – the coming of Jesus must be happy fun times, for the author to get so excited. I can’t wait to reach the part where he explains what’s going to happen. First guess: Biggest party ever.

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There is only one certainty in life: It ends.

If you’re like most people, you’re afraid to face that simple fact. You don’t want to believe that the world could go on existing without you. But deep down, you know it’s true.

“No, I don’t. I have faith in a life after this one.”

Your faith depends on currying the goodwill of a being so vast and incomprehensible that it was capable of creating the entire universe. Are you really so desperate to avoid death that you’ll prostrate yourself before the first being with magic powers that can spin a good bullshit story? Is death that scary?

It’s just death.

It’s always been here.

It will still be around when you leave.

Take a moment, and think about that. Consider what it means that your life has an end. Your friends’ lives have ends. The planet’s life has an end. It’s only a matter of when, and where, and how.

If you’re trying to wiggle your way out of it, stop. The best you can do is give yourself more time, and buying more time so you can buy more time later is a fool’s errand.

What’s still worth it?

Here’s the really scary part:

The answer to that question is entirely up to you.

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God of the Gaps: PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER … itty bitty living space

God is a powerful supernatural being and the primary antagonist of The Bible, an ancient satire of organized religion which chronicles humanity’s struggle to escape God’s vengeful, bloody-minded, tyrannical regime.

Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third President of the United States, and one of the greatest champions of the separation of church and state.

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