Same o same oh

Received a compliment the other day. Supposedly I’m cray cray for believing scripture, but here’s the way it works when talking with an atheist.

I’ll talk about the beauty of nature, and they will talk about the ugliness of man killing a woodpecker. I’ll speak of the wonders of the Seas, and unfathomable depths yet uncharted, and they will btcih about the great flood and an ‘evil’ God, while not even believing the entire world was once deluged with water.

I’ll speak of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and they will tell me these three men were comic or action heroes, pure fiction to dupe the innocent.  And how pray tell did they arrive at these conclusions? Ha! They were convinced by people who do not believe one word of scripture, as if the erasers of fools can delete God and history from the annals of life.

Nice try, but even Bozo was not that funny. Because there is no argument, they will malign the believer with accusations one after another, like the waves lapping the shore; they bring irrelevance and nonsense time after time,  citing ‘learned’ rabbis who place God under their feet, and tell others that God’s word cannot be trusted.

Yeah, good luck with that. I’ll take God’s account of history over a thousand PhD’s any day of the week, and I’ll believe God’s record of history over ten thousand unbelieving rabbi’s. Heck, it’s no wonder Stephen was stoned to death, as he proved Israel’s failure to recognize their own stubbornness to believe their own history.

So when speaking with the great pretenders of spiritual intellect,  you will tell them that yes, Moses did cross the Red Sea, and they will tell you: ‘Rabbi Smoshe sez: ‘No Way,’ or, Rabbi Juda ben Hammerstein sez: ‘Never happened,’  or Rabbi Uri Guri Cohenspeck wrote: ‘Pure poetry to keep the masses in check.’

Yeah ok, We are supposed to take the words of men who claim intelligence because they cannot find the hubcaps of Solomon’s chariots, or the  orange shoelaces of Abraham’s servants, or the copper bells from the goats at En Gedi!!!

They will cite the believer as delusional, they will claim the writings of Peter, John, and Paul were forged or worse yet lies. They will claim the genealogies are fraudulent, they will complain that good people believing in a good God who changes lives from darkness to light are mentally unstable.

They will point to the acts of monsters who SAY they are Christian to allege that ALL Christians are simply weak-minded and need mental crutches. Oh if they only knew that believers actually use their brains and assess information logically and truthfully.

If they only knew that the simple farmer who plows his fields relies on God for knowledge of the seasons, smarts regarding rain and snow, the understanding of the perfect cadence of a babbling brook containing all the notes on the scale; the revelation of color as only a Creator could provide, that is, that yellow, red, and blue being the primary colors, constitute the color of earth: brown. Of course.  The color green pitched against azure is well, out of this world. Thank God, which the atheist merely thanks himself. Tis a pity.

Thus we in effect make ourselves gods by erecting idols of our own imagination, which leave out He who created the imagination in the first place. No wonder God smote Babel, as men thought their ingenuity could reach heaven with scaffolding.

A man may as well try to teach a snake how to ties his shoes than to dismiss the Creator from all that is. If men would but pay attention to their own forked tongues that curse God while praising themselves. Not too smart.

But scripture! That golden well of bottomless beauty and eternal truth. That word which is forever settled in heaven. That word which speaks of the preservation of the nation of Israel by way of the moon as a gentle reminder that God does not forget, but keeps his promises. That foretelling of the coming and going of the electronic age when Marconi was yet playing kick the can. That incomparable rainbow which testifies to God’s memory of goodness. That twelve jeweled breastplate called the grace of God. Need I go on?

But the word of God? It’s the same, yesterday, today and forever, and what of all the gripes against it? Now the serpent was more crafty than…. Same o same oh.

About ColorStorm

Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture, while adding some gracious ferocity.
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28 Responses to Same o same oh

  1. Tricia says:

    Good post ColorStorm, very well thought out. As a believer though, don’t you know you
    are not supposed to think? 😉

    Dealing with militant Atheists is annoying but necessary, especially as their influence of the political world grows larger. I don’t fear them ever becoming a large movement though because of the personal nature of a journey with Christ. The millions (billions?) of people around the world who live this journey know the word of God to be true because we experience it daily and see it played out in our lives. Ain’t nothing gonna ever take that away!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Agreed Trish. Annoying but important.

      So too at the end of the day, God’s word is just as fresh and relevant, and all opposition against it is borrowed and not suitable for a landfill.

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    • Arkenaten says:

      Best of luck with that, Tricia. Christianity will eventually go the way of all religions that have gone before -confined to the pages of history.
      Probably not in our lifetime, but it is happening all around. You just need to be a little more aware, that’s all.


      • ColorStorm says:

        Hey ark-

        Trish is more than capable of putting things in order and context…………..but I happen to be in the neighborhood……….. (hope she shows up too) but you do greatly err.

        Christianity is NOT one of many religions to go by way of the wayside. Biblical Christianity stands apart, ALONE.

        Ever heard of grace? Ever heard of grace and truth? Grace, mercy, and peace?

        Things foreign to all your pseudo imposter fraudulent ‘religions;’ yeah, do show where is-lam teaches a man to love his enemy. Good luck with that.

        And please do not cite irrelevant cases of people ‘saying’ they were Christians doing ungodly things, for ‘by their fruits ye shall know them.’

        Good fruit is kinda self identifying. You have no case. Truth never runs out of style.

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      • Tricia says:

        Like I said, statements like yours don’t trouble me in the least. Your unbelief makes comprehending my initial comment impossible and is is why all Atheist fantasies of a de-Christianized planet will remain just that, an unrealized fantasy.

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        • Arkenaten says:

          I’m sure the Aztecs and Mayans thought along similar lines.
          As did the Cathars at one stage, no doubt!


        • ColorStorm says:

          Second paragrah of this post:

          —I’ll talk about the beauty of nature, and they will talk about the ugliness of man killing a woodpecker.—

          Tkx again. Stop bothering trish with your ignorance of scriptural truth. Your house of mirrors is only appealing to a warped sense of reality.

          We are done here. At least you you have ignored every attempt at reason. As was said, repeating the outright fables by you…….will never make it true.


        • Arkenaten says:

          And yet, Christianity is on the wane … this must burn like the hottest curry.


        • ColorStorm says:

          I’ll thank you that this is your last comment on this thread. Before you go, re-read the post AND all comments that addressed your ignorance.

          The truth of God and scripture are not subject to the defectual opinions of atheists/pagans/infidels/fools/unbelievers/ Rabbi Smoshe/ Father O’Leary/ Shah Bazaari/ Pastor Nofludus/ Reverend Noresurrectus/ etc etc.

          If God’s word can silence them, He certainly has no problem with people whose minds are set like cement.


        • Arkenaten says:

          All I ask is for you to identify the influence behind the scriptures and explain it so a child would understand.


        • ColorStorm says:

          Tkx for the invitation to cater to your childishness.

          While the book of Genesis and the account of creation can be understood by any child, it takes a bit of intellectual and spiritual maturity as well as humility to know the depths of the wheels within wheels and the Urim and the Thummim.

          This assumes of course a person has a true interest in honesty. I thought I said bye>>>


        • Arkenaten says:

          So, by this standard I presume you consider Francis Collins is dishonest, yes?


        • ColorStorm says:

          Look. Don’t try to pit one believer against another. You have no use for Collins UNLESS he agrees with you, yet you detest everything he stands for.

          There are many believers who are young earth, old earth, pre trib, post trib, I don’t care. Unlike you, I don’t put believers into a box.

          If he agrees with scripture, fine. If not, well then, perhaps he needs to continue to dig.
          But you are the master of sleight of hand just as I asserted.


        • Arkenaten says:

          As far as I am aware Francis Collins has never commented on your blog. All I am asking is if you think his position – that evolution is fact and genesis is simply a story – is dishonest?


        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s right, I have never spoken with him. Far greater men than he have admitted interpretation errors later in life.

          God’s word stands. It is consistent within itself from beginning to end.

          But Genesis a story? Please don’t make me spit out my Cheerios. Yeah the fertile valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates were also a joke.

          And the gold of that land being good was also evil. Your face must be red with shame blush by now.


        • Arkenaten says:

          So you are saying Collins is dishonest or merely misguided?


        • ColorStorm says:

          If you cared MORE for what scripture says that what Mr. Collins or I say……………… you would be in a better position to draw your own conclusions. Is one ear of yours on holiday though? I thought we were done here. I gotta go.


  2. LOL! Well said, Colorstorm. I am really blessed to live in nutsville, I guess. I have had a guy in a loin cloth with a bone through his nose lecture me about my delusional faith and an alien abductee laugh in my face about talking donkeys. Maybe I really am cray-cray, but at least I don’t think aliens traveled thousands of light years across the inverse just to reproduce with me. That one takes vanity and hubris to a whole new level….

    I recently read a really good article on reverence. Reverence is what allows us to see the beauty in the world. Without it we become very jaded,cynical, and…dumb. Ha! I have to pay attention to such things, because people really can leave you scratching your head sometimes. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Crystal ball sees a post in the works…….going further………on reverence……by you msb. 😉

      Holy and reverend is HIS name. It’s a juggle to cite another man as Reverend, I’m of mixed opinion there.

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  3. ColorStorm says:

    Tkx. Was talking to the mrs. this morning about the desire by some to populate other places ‘out there,’ and start colonies of humanity on other planets. She said, ‘what, and screw that place up too?’

    Then there is the idea of rain, bees, light, nature, and the zillions of beautiful things that we avoid here and now. No, God will not allow it I believe. Earth is unique, and for people to believe otherwise, they are missing life which stares them in the face.

    Atheism is in that camp it appears. Happy Saturday to ya btw msb.


  4. Wally Fry says:

    Kind of like my meme today, only much more articulate and filled out.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    “But the word of God? It’s the same, yesterday, today and forever, and what of all the gripes against it? Now the serpent was more crafty than…. Same o same oh.” Word.

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  6. Citizen Tom says:

    I find it a bit strange that people disbelieve the word of God. I suppose that is because reading the Bible is what convinced me of its truthfulness. The more I study the Bible the more convinced I become. When people say the something the Bible says is not true, they either turn out to be wrong, or we just have no other way of knowing what is true.

    At the same time, it is the people who believe the Bible who have made the greatest positive difference.

    If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. — by C. S. Lewis

    The Bible tells us why we are here, gives meaning to our lives, provides us the wisdom to live good lives, and the comfort of knowing just a little about what is to come.

    Does belief require faith? Yes, but that is always the case. When we act, we must believe something, or we will not act.

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  7. ColorStorm says:

    I think it’s much easier Tom. It’s not so much that people choose to disbelieve, or that the belief is not credible, but that the choice is simply not ‘likable.’

    It’s as if the scriptures had a ‘like’ button, and people clicked ‘does not like.’

    It cost something to ‘like.’ There has to be a moral, spiritual, and natural admission that SOMEONE knows more than we do. Hard pill to swallow for the proud. But for folks to say the scriptures lack in any way, this is the height of dishonesty.

    (Mr. Lewis quote is spot on, as usual)

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  8. “Christianity will eventually go the way of all religions that have gone before -confined to the pages of history.”

    I watched a show the other day, history, Rome taking up a big chunk of the globe and this tiny handful of Christians trying to keep themselves from being executed. Here we are a few thousand years later, Rome has collapsed, in fact it’s now ancient history. Christianity however, is now global and we are fast approaching a time when there will be more Christians all alive on planet earth at once, than the total number of Christians who have ever lived.

    I think you have to be an atheist to completely disregard the evidence before you, deny the observable facts of history, and then proceed to reach the conclusion Ark did. That kind of irrationality would be downright funny if it weren’t so tragic.

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