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First “Juicy,” Now “Matthew 5.7?”

At least it doesn't say Juicy

A former Victoria Secret model has had a conversion experience. That's good news!

The bad news? Her new clothing line puts Bible verses on little girl's butts.

This story is about Kylie Bisutti's efforts to remain relevant in the fashion industry, after she gave up her lucrative modeling gig for a pursuit of God. Again, good news.

By now, you've probably seen the glitch in the design of these clothes – designed with the school-aged girl in mind. Much like the sweatpants emblazoned with the words like “Juicy” across the wearers rear-end, the clothing is designed in such a way that the viewer is reading a Bible verse that ends on someone's rear-end.

Forget the onging debates about Christian modesty – which treat men like mindless sex machines and are helpful in very few ways – it strikes me as just, plain tacky.

Let's hope they fix that particular glitch in the line.

 

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“Do You Read the FOX News Version of the Bible?”

This is one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while.

This quote was uttered by Dr. Mark Lamont Hill to Bill O’Reilly on his show.  It was in response to the outlandish – and ignorant by default – statement made by O’Reilly; and you will see it in this clip:

“Jesus was killed over taxes.”

Wrong.

Real quick, Jesus was killed for being a threat to Roman and Jewish leadership, and Jesus encouraged people to pay taxes (“give to Caesar what is Caesar’s” – Mark 12.17).  If Bill will remember, Pilate gave the crowds a chance to free Jesus (John 18.40).  If they really wanted him for tax-related issues (a ridiculous claim made by the cable “news” host), he would have gone down without that little opportunity for escape.

Not to mention the fact that Pilate also found him not guilty (John 19.6).

Only in the FNT (FOX News Translation) Bible can it be found that Jesus was killed over the issue of taxes.

Bill O’Reilly.  Bad Catholic.  Bad journalist.  Bad historian.

Unfortunately, the fact that he is bad at his many jobs doesn’t preclude him from being able to write another “history” book.  This time, he is taking on the subject of Jesus in his “Killing…” series.

His book about Jesus should be about as historically accurate as Quentin Tarantino’s portrayal of the death of Hitler in Inglorious Basterds.  

Remember the outrage over the artist who submerged a crucifix in urine – literally called Piss Christ?  I believe there should be similar outrage over this “book.”

Oh, and don’t forget, NatGeo – the cable channel named for National Geographic magazine – is working on a TV version.  Why not?  They produced his other two, widely historically panned books.

I will read this book, only so that I may get in on the long lone of critiques this book will face.

It appears more and more obvious that these types of attacks from the likes of O’Reilly and Barton are going to have to be met with critiques by the adults in the room.  Why are the critics the adults?  Because, the truly childish thing these people do is produce this razor-thin dreck for the highest possible monetary return.

Good day.

P.S. Check out what my friend, Joel, wrote about it.

Yes, @MarkDTooley, Murder is Murder

  Mark Tooley – @MarkDTooley and President of The Institute on Religion & Democracy – is reactionary enough to be the president of a Washington D.C. based think tanks, but too reactionary to be the religious leader he believes himself to be. Por ejemplo… His latest article is his reaction to an article by Christianity Today.  The

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Ignoring Context? @JohnPiper’s Guilty

It’s just too bad that Piper ignores the context here. Jesus is in the garden, praying, while the disciples are supposed to be watching for soldiers in the night.  Jesus asks them to get up so they don’t go to sleep again.   “Rise, pray that you not enter into temptation.” Luke 22:46 Morning prayer

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An Open Letter by @csalafia To The Folks at @TheIRD

My friend, Christian – @csalafia & homebrewedtheology.com – wrote this amazing open letter to the neo-con, Washington think-tank posing as a United Methodist renewal group, The Institute on Religion and Democracy. There is scripture. There is Book of Discipline. It has it all, and should haunt the consciences of all those who inhabit the Washington

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I Sarcastically Answer a Fill-In-The-Blank Tweet from @kennethcopeland

So, Kenneth Copeland asked a trivia question via Twitter this morning. Here it is:   Fill in the Blank: The Name of the Lord is a strong _____, the righteous run to it and are safe. Prov 18:10 — Kenneth Copeland (@CopelandNetwork) August 25, 2012 To which, my response was:   @copelandnetwork disinfectant — Chris

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Romney vs. Obama: I Cannot Handle Another ’08, But That’s What’s Gonna Happen

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, first.  I am a husband, father, pastor and student, as well.  I love the study of history.  I also understand my role as a Christian to be to attempt to prepare people for the reign of God in the next life–as well as facilitating it in this one,

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