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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:55 AM

Check out this nauseating postcard a pastor sent for Easter (warning: upsetting):


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WMBF News spoke to Lead Pastor Kevin Childs who said the message was entirely his idea. Childs continued that the idea behind the message was to get people to think about the reason for the Easter season, and not the commercial aspect of candy and bunnies.

"We hope to get people's attention," Childs said during an interview.  "It was a calculated risk.  Are we willing to offend some to get the attention of other folks who have no regard for Jesus, the church, the gospel or Easter?  That's a risk a we're always willing to take."

Childs said while the message may be offensive to some, he believes it is far more offensive to change the focus of Easter from Jesus Christ to a bunny.

Christian Church of Myrtle Beach Youth Pastor Matthew Wilson said he understands the message Childs tried to convey, but believes there was probably a more tactful way to present it.  Every year, Christian Church puts on a reenactment of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, an admittedly graphic scene, Wilson said, but one that the church does not force people to view.
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http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/17343100/another-local-church-shocks-with-easter-service-invite?clienttype=printable

That man needs help!
Jesus would kick his butt to Hell and back and down again!


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Reply Check out this nauseating postcard a pastor sent for Easter (warning: upsetting): (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Apr 2012 OP
Tunkamerica Apr 2012 #1
lapfog_1 Apr 2012 #2
ck4829 Apr 2012 #3
Zalatix Apr 2012 #4
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #6
RedRocco Apr 2012 #15
ck4829 Apr 2012 #19
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #5
deutsey Apr 2012 #9
Ecumenist Apr 2012 #10
deutsey Apr 2012 #12
MrMickeysMom Apr 2012 #7
deutsey Apr 2012 #8
sunwyn Apr 2012 #11
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #13
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #14
Rex Apr 2012 #16
polichick Apr 2012 #17
joeybee12 Apr 2012 #18
Whisp Apr 2012 #20
RC Apr 2012 #21
qb Apr 2012 #22

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:57 AM

1. Zombie Jesus vs. Giant Rabbit

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:07 AM

2. he has only Christians to blame

early Christians appropriated pagan holidays as "Christian" in an attempt to win converts. So they grafted events in Christ's life (birthday, death) as happening on or near pagan traditional feasts (mid winter solstice, spring equinox) and kept the pagan symbols (evergreen tree and more lights to ward away the darkness at mid winter, eggs, bunnies, and other procreation symbols at "easter" - even the name was pagan).

Don't like bunnies or chicks hatching... don't usurp the pagan holidays.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:17 AM

3. I wonder how the dead rabbit was supplied

"Hmm, I need a dead rabbit for my postcard" and lo and behold there is one. A miracle! I doubt it.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:21 AM

4. Probably stuffed.

 

Pastor Childs is enough of an idiot already without having killed a rabbit for this. Let's hope he didn't do that.

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Response to Zalatix (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:23 AM

6. Considering some of these so-called pastors, I would be surprised if he DIDN'T kill that

bunny for the purpose of taking the photo.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

15. it is a really old internet pic

kind of like the free cat sign next to the roadkill cat, it has been around forever

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Response to RedRocco (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:07 AM

19. Ah, OK. Gotcha.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:22 AM

5. OMG! what made him think that this was appropriate in anyway? Grits, the last

comment about what Jesus would do to his rusty-dusty is 1000000% correct. This is horrible.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:42 AM

9. I got a Christmas card one year from a born-again friend

that had a hand print on the inside with what was supposed to be blood splattered on the center of the palm.

"Remember the reason for the season" was printed beneath it.

Really put me in jolly mood.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:58 AM

10. Oh God, Deutsey, I don't know your friend but please allow me to apologise for wthe trauma you went

through with the christmas card from hell. I'm a Christian but I have to tell you that what these people are doing is so alien to me that it's beyond trying to understand or describe. Horrific!

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:31 AM

12. Yeah, I remember wincing a bit when I opened the card

...and I was a Christian at the time myself, albeit not one who fit into my friend's definition of "Christian" (conservative, evangelical, doctrinaire, etc.)

Although I'm a Unitarian Universalist now with a more-or-less humanistic/Eastern philosophical bent, I still draw deeply from the Gospel Jesus preached (the one in the Beatitudes and in what he said about loving God with everything you are, and loving your neighbor as you love yourself...and who is my neighbor? Everyone, especially those "Samaritan" outsiders I'm supposed to hate). It is a powerful message at its heart, one that did indeed change my life for the better.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:28 AM

7. I warned you!

Run AWAY!!!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:37 AM

8. He should really stop using the word "Easter"

what with its origins in Paganism and everything.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/easter1.htm

The name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre."

More at link...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:03 AM

11. I think the bunny had the holiday first...as the old saying goes...

For a religion so opposed to paganism, you sure stole a lot of our stuff.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:37 AM

13. I'm glad I never saw that image when I was a little kid

It would have been very traumatic for me.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

14. What a sick fuck.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:28 AM

16. Prove it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:30 AM

17. Another sociopath in a leadership position - too bad foolish people...

...follow assholes like this.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:58 AM

18. This guy's "faith" is nothing more than a mental disorder...

He needs to seek help.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:12 AM

20. how the hell does he know that?

 

maybe bunnies have their own Jesus.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:17 AM

21. Maybe that was the Bunny Jesus.

 

And it got up and hopped away after 3 days.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:33 AM

22. What a refreshing way to win people over to your point of view!

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