December 17, 2003

It's not such a wonderful life after all

From a recent thread on the BaptistBoard:

Several of the teens at my church won a victory yesterday!They decided (through much preaching and the Holy Spirit convicting) that the worldly ungodly, rebellious music they were listening to were holding back their christian [sic] walk.

So one by one, they consigned their ungodly materials to the bbq pit.

A few days later, the same person wrote:

yup. We got the devil angry that day. Our Pastor's daughter (8yrs old) got cut the moment she stepped out of the church premises (received 8 stiches :-( )and our assoc. pastor fell ill suddenly.

Well, we are upset by the attack but at least, we KNOW we are on the right track!!!

Remember that line spoken by George Bailey's daughter near the end of It's a Wonderful Life? "Teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings." Sentimental pablum for the Christmas season, of course. But, apparently in the thought process of certain psycho-fundamentalists, there is a bizarre, though similar, moral order to the universe. No, when you ring a bell, an angel doesn't get his wings. But when you destroy a Led Zeppelin CD, Satan throws a major wobbly and takes his frustration out on cute little girls.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter.