Jesus: Stolen, Disarmed, Returned, Stolen Again

This just in from the BBC news:

A statue of Jesus Christ has been stolen from a church in Hampshire in a "disturbing" incident.

The 4ft risen Christ was removed from the wall of St Swithun's in Yateley last Saturday afternoon, where it had been for 20 years.

It was later recovered but was stolen again later the same day, with the statue's left arm being broken off.

Fr Dominic Adeiza labelled the theft as "audacious" and called on those responsible to return the item.

'Totally unacceptable'

He said: "This is quite disturbing and a complete disrespect of our faith.

"It is totally unacceptable and a poor reflection to people's views on faith.

"I urge them to bring it back, we can forgive them and move on."

He added that the statue was not thought to be of significant value and that he suspected vandals were behind the theft.

Pc Philip Heath, of Hampshire police, said: "This was a serious incident that has affected the whole community and we would ask anyone with information to contact police as soon as possible."

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How Long Do You Suffer A Crackhead Whore?

You may need to let this video completely load before playing it. It's worth it.

Sheila's Story from Cross Point Church and a beautiful JoS point for Jesus.

All Dogs Go To Heaven. Or Do They?

Theology war via church signs.









Prophet has Revelation Figured Out

Although the Church of God has not been accustomed to having a prophet for nearly 1900 years, God made Ronald Weinland a prophet in 1997. It says so on his website.

As Weinland explains, the apostle John was given the task of recording prophetic events reserved for revelation at this end-time, and he states that he has been given the task of revealing the truth about those things John wrote. As John wrote, God explained to him that the meaning of what he was writing would not be revealed until the time came to unseal the Seven Seals of Revelation, six of which have already been opened. The year 2008 has witnessed many prophecies being fulfilled, especially the Seven Thunders of the Book of Revelation. Those thunders, which will continue to increase in strength and frequency, are revealed in Weinland’s book, “2008-God's Final Witness” as well as detailed accounts of the final three and one-half years of man's self-rule on earth, which are recorded in the account of the Seventh Seal of Revelation.

As these events unfold, the world will increasingly become aware of the authenticity of the words in this book and realize that Ronald Weinland has been sent by God as His end-time prophet. Because that is what the purpose of all these prophesies are, right? They are to validate Ronald Weiland and his ministry.

It says on his site: “Unlike The Da Vinci Code or the Left Behind series, which are fiction, 2008-God's Final Witness is true and reveals hidden secrets that man has not been able to uncover for thousands of years.”

Kooks like this make sites like mine way too easy.

Tyler Frost is going to be Suspended from High School.

Tyler went to his principal and gave him a letter explaining his planned course of action for this coming weekend. The principal signed the letter, but warned Tyler if he followed through there would be consequences.

"I expected a short lecture about making the right decisions and not doing something stupid," Tyler reported. "I thought I would get his signature and that would be the end."

But the principal made good on his threats. He summoned a school committee made up of church members who in turn told Tyler he’d be suspended if he made good on his plans.

"In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. (Frost) chose one path, and the school committee chose the other," the principal said.

His suspension, which would keep him from his last Senior classes means he would receive an incomplete on remaining assignments. He will not be permitted to attend graduation, but instead will be mailed his diploma once he makes up his final exams.

His unpardonable sin? – taking his girlfriend to her high school prom where there will be dancing and rock music.

The handbook for the 84-student Christian school says rock music "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

My money is on their rule book doing more to incite rebellion than the rock and roll.

This is a picture of some of Tyler's senior class while on a senior trip, posing for pictures in Midway's Brig. Seems apropos.

Dobson Preys On, Instead Of Praying For, The President

As reported in the Washington Post:
Evangelical author and radio host James Dobson said that he is "disappointed" that for the first time in nearly two decades there was no representative from the White House during the National Day of Prayer event.

"I have not asked to meet with the president and certainly he has not asked to meet with me, but I would just like this country to remember its foundation, to remember its heritage and honor it, especially on the day set aside by George Washington in the beginning for prayer in this country," he said. "And I would hope that that would have occurred."
Really I think the issue was that the President didn't show up to pray at Dobson's own party. It wasn't like he was invited, though. The White House said event organizers placed restrictions on potential speakers saying that they had to be "pro-life" and the only person officially invited from the administration was Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican. You can't have it both ways, Jim. You can't not invite President Obama and then throw a public pity party when he doesn't show. My parents read a book on teenage temper tantrums once; I think you can still get a copy of it through your organization.

But Obama wan't totally silent on the issue of prayer today like some of the mouthy evangelicals made it out to be. Here is the President's proclamation and a picture of him signing the bill with Joshua Dubois who serves as the President as the head of the Faith Based Partnerships Council.
THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 7, 2009

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, 2009

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Throughout our Nation’s history, Americans have come together in moments of great challenge and uncertainty to humble themselves in prayer. In 1775, as the Continental Congress began the task of forging a new Nation, colonists were asked to observe a day of quiet humiliation and prayer. Almost a century later, as the flames of the Civil War burned from north to south, President Lincoln and the Congress once again asked the American people to pray as the fate of their Nation hung in the balance.

It is in that spirit of unity and reflection that we once again designate the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer. Let us remember those who came before us, and let us each give thanks for the courage and compassion shown by so many in this country and around the world.

On this day of unity and prayer, let us also honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. We celebrate their commitment to uphold our highest ideals, and we recognize that it is because of them that we continue to live in a Nation where people of all faiths can worship or not worship according to the dictates of their conscience.

Let us also use this day to come together in a moment of peace and goodwill. Our world grows smaller by the day, and our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed the hungry and comfort the afflicted; to make peace where there is strife; and to lift up those who have fallen on hard times. As we observe this day of prayer, we remember the one law that binds all great religions together: the Golden Rule, and its call to love one another; to understand one another; and to treat with dignity and respect those with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth.

The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a “National Day of Prayer.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 7, 2009, as a National Day of Prayer. I call upon Americans to pray in

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thanksgiving for our freedoms and blessings and to ask for God’s continued guidance, grace, and protection for this land that we love.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

BARACK OBAMA
Since Dobson is not a minister we will give the JoS vote to Religion and Hype this time. What a Squirrel.

Kirk Cameron Uses Questionable Humor

TV co-hosts Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron have released a humorous video clip onto the Internet that they hope will become viral. Comfort says, "The clip is only 26 seconds long but is guaranteed to make anyone laugh who has the slightest sense of humor."



Well, The Squirrel smiled, but he didn't come close to laughing. He was actually more annoyed than anything. Kirk should have made a commercial like Jack. His new menopause ad had The Squirrel in tears.

Flannelgraph Lessons: God Is Love

Do You Have A Demon?


I was recently pointed to a resource by someone who was trying to set me straight about demon possession. I appreciated their concern, but became highly entertained when I went to the website they suggested. Bob Larson has been chasing demons out and around people for years, hawking his services and his wares for a pretty penny over the religious airwaves. I remember listening when I was in Jr. High, believing with my gentle heart that we must partner with Bob as he emphatically requested or the lost would not find their way back from the clutches of Satan.

On his website I found the same desperate plea for funding, the likes of which took up at least a third of his radio program back in the day. Now I found a 21 question questionnaire, that if answered will tell me whether or not I have issues with demons. My results showed that I am at low risk for demonic oppression/possession but Bob still had some some help for me. He suggested that I get some of his resources so that I could be free, all for the low, low price of $386.73.

Jesus Hates Zombies

And now we have a comic book to prove it.


I'd link directly to it, but to be honest, it scared me. You will have to Google it at your own risk.