Wednesday, February 21, 2007

blaspheme christ, win a video!!

this video is a nightline broadcast of a campaign asking people to put a video of themselves on line blaspheming (in a mis-interpretation of mark 3:29) in order to geta free dvd.

from the website

The Rational Response Squad is giving away 1001 DVDs
of The God Who Wasn't There, the hit documentary that
the Los Angeles Times calls "provocative -- to put it mildly."
There's only one catch: We want your soul.
It's simple. You record a short message damning

yourself to Hell, you upload it to YouTube, and then
the Rational Response Squad will send you a free
The God Who Wasn't There DVD. It's that easy.
You may damn yourself to Hell however you would like,

but somewhere in your video you must say this phrase:
"I deny the Holy Spirit."
Why? Because, according to Mark 3:29 in the Holy Bible,

"Whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never
be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." Jesus will forgive
you for just about anything, but he won't forgive you for
denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Ever. This is
a one-way road you're taking here. Of course, how likely i
s it that there actually is a sky God who has a son who will
take you to Heaven if you don't insult a ghost? Isn't it just
as likely that there is a sky god who has a son who will take you
to Heaven only if you do insult a ghost? Sure, we just made up
that scheme, but it is as equally supported by evidence as the first one.
All we're saying is, you're taking chances either way. So why not get a free DVD?...


Here are some great ideas to help you with your video:
Don't simply "deny the holy spirit." Give it your own personal touches.

Possibly add extra blasphemy or maybe even a background story
as to why you feel the way you do.

Record your video in a Church or outside of a Church.

Walk up to people on the streets exclaiming your joy that you deny the holy spirit, and how good it makes you feel inside!

Mention "My name is ______ and I'm from the Rational Response Squad."

Plug your own atheist website or project!

i wish i were making this up as a joke, but unfortunately, i am not.
the joy and smiles on the faces of the people in these videos breaks my heart.

how do we respond? in anger? by overloading their websites with venemous attacks and threats?

might i suggest that we respond in humility by
praying for those who openly mock the one true
and living god and his grace.
we can go further by taking seriously peter's
exhortation to be ready to have an answer for
the hope we have (1peter 3:15) and by recognizing
that we are called to share the gospel with everyone around us,
even the normal looking guy/girl next door
who may have grown up in church, but smiles and laughs
when proclaiming that they deny christ.

1 comment:

Frank Walton said...

For your interest, i actually started a blogpost against the blasphemy challenge here.