Last September I wrote an entry on the passing of Pastor D. James Kennedy in which I expressed my lack of remorse over his death. He was yet another in a long line of Christians who would tear down the Wall of Separation and turn this country into a theocracy if he had the chance.
Someone who stumbled across the entry wasn’t too happy with me about it and decided to send me the following email:
From: Robert and Carla [RCSmith@woh.rr.com]
Subject: D. James Kennedy
I feel sorry for you. You obviously don’t know the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. How is Dr. James Kennedy any different than you in what he espoused except he was on the side of God and you obviously aren’t? My Bible condemns all the lifestyles you embrace. May you ask for God’s forgiveness and find the peace on earth you deserve as a child of God.
So I took the time to send back the following reply:
- Sir or Madam,
You probably don’t feel as sorry for me as I do for you. The delusion you cling to has clouded your mind so much so that I doubt it’ll ever be clear again. There is no Jesus Christ to give me his love. The man most likely never existed in the first place and even if he did he’s long since dead and gone and isn’t coming back no matter how many thousands of years you continue to pray to him. There is no God looking down upon you and intervening on your behalf. It’s all nothing but wishful thinking on your part.
As for what lifestyles I embrace, that’s a pretty arrogant thing for you to assume you know from just one entry on my website. You’ve never met me, you don’t really know much about me other than I’m not unhappy that Kennedy has kicked the bucket. As I recall your fictitious savior admonished you to “judge not, lest ye be judged” and yet there you sit judging away based on the smallest of evidence what you think your God would think of me based on your interpretation of a book put together by committee. That, as they say, takes balls. If you can’t be bothered to follow the instructions in your own “holy” book then I don’t see any reason why I should attempt to do so.
I hope that someday you will see the light, to borrow a turn of phrase, and remove the religious blinders from your eyes and come to grips with reality. It’s a scary thing to think that ultimately you have to do what’s right not because you expect to get some reward after you pass on, but because it’s the right thing to do. Truly moral people don’t need the threat of eternal damnation to do the right thing. True adults don’t need fantasy Gods to tell them right from wrong. Perhaps someday you will be one of those people. But you’ll pardon me if I don’t hold my breath.
Seemed only fair that I return an attempt at proselytizing with one of my own.