That's me right about now. So I decided to start my Daily Bible Scripture (thanks EvilBible and SAB) on Facebook. Day one's post caused amusement but was mostly ignored. Day two brought a bit of a...stronger reaction from my big brother (Yes, this one). Here is the conversation from Friday until a half hour or so ago:
Bible Scripture of the Day: "And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD" (Hosea 1:2)
Amen brothers and sisters.
Sean: Hoes be winning.Rick:why do you hate the bible so? lots of books but you are fixated on the one that if you crack jokes you get more attention. the Quran has stuff to make fun of but they will kill your ass.Sean: Plenty of days ahead. Believe me, I'll get to them. Besides, how could I hate a book that shows us such "beauty"? If it was good enough for our ancestors, it's certainly good enough for us, right? Like chitlins...For those that may be unfamiliar with chitterlingsSean: And I'd be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more worried about Christians taking me out of the game if history is a harbinger. I dunno, they all have a violent history.Rick: but what do you believe? give people a chance to make your belief look dumb are you scared? what does sean think? (I saw this after waking from a nap so I was a bit cranky in my next 2 responses)Sean: You could have the chance to belittle my beliefs and it wouldn't make a difference. Why? Because Sean doesn't believe in any stupid bullshit. Sean doesn't believe in taking ANYTHING at face value. Out of all the religious books in the world that you could choose from, why the Bible? Answer: Because your parents raised you with the Bible. Why did they use it? Because their parents raised them with the Bible and so on all the way back to slave times. I made this connection at a young age, is it really that difficult for you to wrap your mind around? Is it not obvious? You make yourself look like a moron aligning with a religion that you obviously know nothing about. You don't have a right to try to push your own private brand of bullshit (because whether you admit it or not, that's what it is) while not even following the book you claim to hold so dear. Don't get upset because someone actually took the time to try to follow the book. I know so much about the topic because I spent so many years trying to make it fit into my life. I was never comfortable with being a hypocrite with my beliefs and it sickens me that a "Christian" would love the chance to poke fun at my beliefs as if I was the one trying to get someone to believe in talking donkeys.Sean: "Someone shut him up! That boy has been reading again! We must shut him up!" Get the fuck...outta here with that silly shit. Are we not living in 2011?Rick: no little bro i would not ever poke fun at you it is just odd that many of your posts crack jokes about the good book. you seem obsessed. the constitution has silly shit but thats not real life to you. you also chose to deal with passages that are very open for interpretation but thats not the point of the book.so youre a athiest? agnostic? truist? we dont want you to conform i dont conform. and what the fuck is your parents supposed to mean? at the last check we had the same father, update me, and my mom raised me kc and mike to be men and men chose their own beliefs. you missed that lesson and probably a few more. have we ever talked religion? have you ever known me or heard rumors of me being some door knocking donation seeking church boy of any kind? you sound like you are losing the battle and lashing out thats all. im the voice of reason in this fam, ask somebody. you are not out of line to question your beliefs but you are to fuck with someone elses comfort level even if you dont understandSean: If you had no ties to the bible you A. wouldn't have even commented in the first place and B. wouldn't advocate me denigrating the Quran or any other religious book. If you weren't introduced to the bible through Richard and Olivia then where did it come from? Some descendant of a slave at some point exposed you to it. I'm old enough to know (and I'm sure you are too) that people are not the same in different relationships or at different stages in life. So whatever version of Richard Williams you got probably wasn't the same as me. If he was the same throughout then he introduced you to the Bible as he introduced me. I was taught that ANY problem you had could be solved by the Bible. It's not the truth. The reality (because that's the only realm I care about) is that according to that book, our father is being tortured in hell right now or at best he's stuck in limbo. There's no open to interpretation in that, Rick. I'm honest enough and real enough to acknowledge that. It's not a pleasant thought by any means because I actually have read what's behind it. According to the book, I'm going to hell for even having my thoughts as if there is some way to control logic. It's a disgusting, evil book that isn't fit for even wiping asses. Once again, if you don't believe me, read it for yourself.
You want to know my beliefs? I believe in educating yourself. I believe that in this day and age when information is so readily accessible, there is no excuse for being ignorant. I believe that we have come too far and made too many advancements on the sheer stubborn will of humans to waste time wallowing in anachronistic bullshit. The year is 2011 and you live in a country where it's not illegal to learn so get to learning.Rick: well i cant say if dads in hell or anyone else, and i always said that the bible is a book with a message not just stories. you want to make me out to be ignorant because i chose of free will to believe in a higher power which ive seen in action [and a lower power that ive seen too.] never tried to impress anything on you not trying to convert you. but you fancy yourself a crusader for education and reason and logic and i know youre not that smart or well read enough to spout opinions if you were smart you would find some other crusade, something pertinent like politics or maybe the utter failure of your generation to make a dent in anyones consciousness except by being rebellious sagging stalking on facebook and striking out at your own instead of expanding your mind.
Karla: Little brother, why do you believe what you believe? And can you read the entire bible and tell me which parts you don't like?