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A few days ago, this post was shared: http://wp.me/p2jksg-2iv , being a reprint of a LTTE of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The gist was, if Jesus were here today, he’d not be letting people starve, sicken and die just so a load of rich white males could get even richer. A pretty reasonable supposition, you’ll agree.

But Born-Again Bill did not agree. He wrote the following in response:

Bill
January 24, 2014 at 7:20 pm (Edit)
Jesus spoke in spiritual terms, not physical.
So when the hungry are fed, thirsty are given drink, stranger are taken in, naked are clothed, sick or in prison are visited, Jesus is talking about those who were hungry and thirsty and needed the Gospel of Christ; they were naked and sick and in prison because of their sin. This isn’t talking about physically filling the needs of people, this is in reference to filling their spiritual needs. To try and attach a physical meaning to a spiritual reference perverts the meaning, and you will get nowhere except with those who are as equally stupid as you are.
Now, in reference to physically helping those in need, this is very simple: If Jesus believed that it was the role of gov’t to help all these people, he had ample opportunity to condemn the Roman Empire for doing nothing about it. He didn’t. That’s because it’s the role of individuals.
Now, can individuals agree do help others via gov’t programs? Yes. But because one doesn’t view those things being the role of the gov’t doesn’t mean they don’t care for others, it just means they don’t agree with that method as being the best one. You left-wing freaks need to grow up and recognize that. You’re wrong. We’re right. That will never change. Never.
And tell riqster to shut his stupid mouth before I shut it for him. And I can, I assure you.

To which your humble correspondent replied,

bluntandcranky
January 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm (Edit)
What absolute rot. Lazarus was not just a metaphor, nor were the healings and other miracles.
I do not appreciate threats, and I shall report yours.
I shan’t dwell on the irony of a “Christian” threatening another person with violence. But it does diminish any legitimacy that your lecture might have possessed.

So, we have a violent, bullying, belligerent Born-Again Bill. Inasmuch as the title of this blog is literal truth, I posted the above exchange on another post:http://wp.me/p2jksg-2iB , and Bill decided to “disguise” his identity, renaming himself “Ba’al” and responding as if he were someone else. Thence the following exchange:

Ba’al
January 27, 2014 at 3:46 pm (Edit)
“If so, Lord, send me someplace else, please.”
Don’t worry. You’re well on your way to Hell. I await you with open arms, my faithful servant.

bluntandcranky
January 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm (Edit)
Well, since Jesus told us that none of us would know our fate, I’ll not stress too much at your prediction.

Ba’al
January 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm (Edit)
Oh no, the stress comes later. And it’s like it never ends.

bluntandcranky
January 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm (Edit)
I’ll trust Christ’s words over your own, Billy Ba’al.

Ba’al
January 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Edit)
I am your “Christ”

bluntandcranky
January 27, 2014 at 8:45 pm (Edit)
Blasphemous, too, that you are. Or perhaps this is another threat?
This exchange is being provided to the authorities, along with your prior pleasantries. Just in case it is a threat.

Ba’al
January 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm (Edit)
There’s nowhere to hide from God, or from the “Christ” you worship, which are not the same being. God is light. You worship the darkness. Thank you for being my servant.

bluntandcranky
January 27, 2014 at 9:05 pm (Edit)
Thank you for the entertainment

First of all, the violent, bullying, belligerent Born-Again Bill hasn’t a clue as to who Ba’al was – the poor fool evidently thinks it’s Satan. So let’s add “bulls***ing” to the list of alliterative titles he is earning: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/b/baal.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baal .

To any born-again Christians who may read this blog: threats of violence, blasphemy, and biblical semi-literacy are NOT effective tools of the evangelical trade. Bulls***ing, bullying, belligerent Born-Again Billy Ba’al presents a great example of how NOT to make a case for your denomination. He also provides a great example of how to get yourself reported to the authorities.

Frankly, this is great fun (he gets bonus hilarity points for using a bogus email address containing “LucyFur666”), and since your humble correspondent (unlike BAB) knows how to not reveal his real physical location via an IP address, he’ll be happy to continue this “debate” with ol’ Billy Ba’al, and to publish the exchanges here as they occur.

To anyone who is trying to deal with Fundagelicals: this is what you’re up against. It ain’t pretty, and there isn’t much hope of success, barring Divine intervention.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

“When I was hungry, you cut my food stamps; when thirsty, you allowed my water to be polluted for corporate profit; when I was a stranger, you detained and deported me. When I was naked and vulnerable, without a job or income, you denied me extended unemployment compensation, holding it hostage to a political agenda. When I was ill, you refused to extend Medicaid; when I was in prison, you denied me justice in favor of revenge, and executed me.”

And the righteous replied,”When was it that we saw You hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, ill or in prison?” And He said, “Anything you did to one of these–however humble, poor and powerless–you did to me.”

This was submitted to the Cleveland Plain Dealer by Chester E. Ramey, and was published in their LTTE section on 1/19/14. And a better case against the Republicans cannot be made, in this blogger’s humble opinion.

What would Jesus do and say, if he were here today? Probably something a lot like this.

Give this a think, oh “Conservative Christians”. Give it a really good think.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky