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Bruce, I Hope God Soon Uses Your Damnation to Glorify His Name

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A local Fundamentalist Christian man by the name of Robert sent me the following message via e-mail:

Your assessments are woefully inaccurate, Christians do know Jesus intimately and we have a very real connection with him on a daily basis. That you lived so long off the church as a hypocrite and liar is a horrible crime against God and man. I pray all those influenced by your attacks against Gods people see you for the reprobate you have confessed yourself to be. My prayer is that God limits your influence and use it for his Glory to strengthen the church locally. And God shortly uses your damnation to glorify his name seeing you reject his grace and truths. Not content to be a reprobate you use your influence to try and subvert others. God will shortly lay it out before you, every single word.

Funny how one man telling his story is deemed a threat to Christianity. IF God is the all-powerful deity the Roberts of the world say he is, surely she could smite me, open up a fissure in the ground, and throw me into hell. Now if God did THAT, well I suspect other blasphemers would think twice about speaking ill of the Big Kahuna. As things stand now, it seems that God doesn’t  care if I subvert others.

To Robert I say, keep on praying! Join countless others who are praying for my demise. Years and years of praying for God to pour judgment upon my head, yet here I am, as reprobate and unrepentant as ever. Perhaps these Christian zealots should examine their own lives. Why isn’t God answering their prayers?

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    Robert Sturges

    The judgment is to let you stumble over your sin into hell. God has everywhere and in everything left you a witness you refuse to acknowledge. Even satan has his uses and you are serving a purpose that God is pleased to allow until the appointed time. No one is praying for your demise those are your words, I am praying for God to negate any evil influence you have from doing any eternal harm. Your like a deranged man banging his head against a wall. The God who gave you breath and wrote your very DNA. Who upholds all things by the word of his power and gives men who do not love the truth over to deception and a lie will someday soon deal with all those who refuse to obey the gospel.

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      Geoff

      “The God who gave you breath and wrote your very DNA.”

      Well at least you must acknowledge the fact of evolution if you know about DNA.

      By the way, you misspelt ‘Santa’ as ‘Satan’.

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      anotherami

      Robert, I can right see through your sanctimonious drivel. While it is true that you don’t use the precise words, it is clear that you just can’t wait for Bruce to be thrown into the fiery pit. You may even be hoping for an observation platform/window so you can stroll by and see that he is being sufficiently tormented. Your idea of the eternity that awaits Bruce is a sadist’s dream and your all-too-apparent glee at its implementation is clear. I do not recall sadism being called a fruit of the Spirit. Emmanuel, called Jesus of Nazareth, has been my spiritual brother and the Holy Spirit my guide for more than 4 decades and I fail to see anything of either in your words. I will keep seeking the Truth and using the life of the Christ as my example, but your judgemental attitude is why I will no longer accept the label of Christian. The bile you spew is a toxic poison that has tainted that label too much for me to claim it any longer.

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        T. Paine

        Anotherami, don’t reject the name of “Christian” because others have not acted as such. After all, it is derived from our Lord Christ! Rather, pray for those such as our friend Bruce and for those misguided Christians that seem to take pleasure in condemning others. That is not for them to do, and they too will have to answer to God for that. It is His place alone to judge, as you well know. God bless you, Bruce, and all of God’s children. Cheers!

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          Brian

          T. Paine, judgemental rejection has nothing at all to do with you, I see! It is all God using the mouth you no longer own. Why on earth would anybody want the name of “Christian”? There are few groups who take greater pleasure in condemning others than Christians. ISIS maybe, other extremist beliefs. I prefer the performance of parrots themselves over bipeds acting like parrots.
          Cheers, indeed…

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      Karen the rock whisperer

      Damn, Robert, did you have to make such a mess? Sanctimoniousness is so hard to clean out of the grout on a tile floor…

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      Michael Mock

      “The judgment is to let you stumble over your sin into hell.” I’m curious how you know this. I mean, it could just as easily be that the judgement would be to have couple of beers with Jesus in the Celestial Pub while He explains all the things that our frail human understanding failed to comprehend. That would seem to be more in keeping with the character of a God of Love, but maybe that’s just me.

      Meanwhile, since you “do know Jesus intimately” and you “have a very real connection with him on a daily basis”, perhaps you could introduce us. I mean, I’d like to meet the guy. I’m getting together with some of the family for Thanksgiving, and he’d be welcome to show up; there’s always more food than we can eat. If I send you an invitation, can you pass it along?

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        Randy

        ” I mean, it could just as easily be that the judgment would be to have couple of beers with Jesus in the Celestial Pub while He explains all the things that our frail human understanding failed to comprehend.”

        That’s gold man; I love it. Do you think Jesus is a craft beer kind of guy or does he go for the big label names? What kind of music is on the jukebox at the Celestial Pub?

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          Michael Mock

          I suspect Jesus prefers anything that’s handcrafted, including His beers. (Also: what would a 2,000 year aged single malt Scotch taste like?)

          As for the jukebox, it staggers the imagination: all eight of Hendrix’s studio albums, Prince and Bowie’s entire earthly discographies plus their latest releases…

          And that’s just the recorded stuff. Sometimes on Fridays, Buddy Holly drops in to join B.B. King for a live jam session, or they switch off so Joplin can have a go at it, or…

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            anotherami

            This is exactly the kind of heaven of I want! I’d really like to chat with people too, like Ghandi, and Lincoln. If it really is some place that looks like the Donald’s apartment- you know, streets of gold, cherubim flying around playing harps all day, etc.- then I think I’d go completely bonkers after about a week. Maybe that’s why the evangelicals are supporting Trump? His apartment looks like their vision of heaven.

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      Neil

      Robert: Your = belonging to you; You’re = you are. You mean ‘you are’ in sentence 4, not ‘belonging to you’. I see becoming a new creation doesn’t do anything to improve grammar and spelling. Jeez!

      What gospel is it you want Bruce to follow? That of Mathew’s Jesus? John’s Jesus? Paul’s? The other looney tunes’ and forgers’ in the Bible? Every one presents a different gospel, so please specify which you mean.

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      Brian

      If Robert was a one-off, I would not feel badly but it so happens that there are myriad haters just like him all over the country! They build gathering places tax-free and spew their hatred all over. Almost every town and village, every place with more than a half-dozen homes has a wart-church nearby. And these people all enjoy spreading their hatred just as Robert does, claiming that it isn’t them at all who does it: It is God. God wants to make an example of Bruce Gerencser. What a fucking prick, this God you speak of is, Robert. And his harn to others makes you smile. How damaged a human being you must be to spout such hatred far and wide. Like Steven Anderson, you go viral in your diseased speech. Move to Tempe. You have a kindred spirit there, a virus like yours.

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    The B

    Why doesn’t God answer a prayer from numbnutted Christian zealots to smite you and all the rest us who want to tell our deconversion stories? Because either 1. God does not amswer prayer or 2. There IS no god to answer prayer!

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    Ami

    “you lived so long off the church.”
    Yes, we’ve seen stories about the wealth you’re currently wallowing in, praise gawd!!!! Those people worked hard to make sure your sacrifices were appreciated and your family was taken care of.

    Also, who appointed Robert the judge?

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    Zoe

    The Emailer: “My prayer is that God limits your influence and use it for his Glory to strengthen the church locally.”

    Sounds like a threat for your “demise” to me Bruce. 🙁

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    TLC

    Robert: You’re right. Bruce and his blog and this community DO have a purpose. They bring hope and healing and love and life to people like me who were so terribly hurt by horrible people just like you in these churches. Thanks, everyone.

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      Angiep

      There you go…thanks for reminding us why we keep showing up here. It certainly isn’t to waste our time on people like Robert. It’s for the community and support and encouragement we receive here from people who understand what it means to be harmed by religion.

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    kittybrat

    Oh, dear! Seems Robert is just one more unhinged self-righteous zealot who takes delight in spewing dire warnings. Take the words Jesus and God and replace with Allah and you have a Muslim fundamentalist regurgitating the same dire warning. Yes, fundamentalists are alike, and they insist in the worship and following of THEIR PARTICULAR religious views OR ELSE!
    I will be so happy when the Roberts of the world finally die off, so that we can have a sane, kind, progressive and reasonable relationship with one another.

    Bruce, I want to thank you for your inspirational and helpful writings. As far as Robert, may dog have mercy on his pitiful soul.

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    Mona

    As a non Christian, what I find puzzling is this – Robert is Christian? Espousing Christian tenets of love for all and turning the other cheek and showing compassion to lost souls? Then what happened to all of that, why is he condemning and judging Bruce? Not a great example of a Christian, more likely to make a non Christian like me run a mile from the faith.

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