I learned something new October 2nd, 2008 – The Onion is a satirical news magazine. And I was so hard on those gullible people!
Knowing what I now know, I should have written more like this (refer to my first blog first for background)…
This would be laughable if it were not plausible in today’s society. If it were true, Richard Dawkins would call it child abuse based on his book “The God Delusion”. It’s like Christian infant baptism or Christians visiting supposed crying statues of Jesus, the miraculous appearances of mother Mary images on the side of water tanks and the deification of ‘Darwinian evolution by natural selection’ by some, apparently, very serious people.
Anyways, as a Cleveland news broadcaster recently reported, there is a statue of Jesus, who some folks actually believe is crying its eyes out! Okay, so what?
I think one reason some folks are so quick to believe stuff like this is because of what Paul describes in 2 Corinthians 4:4,
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (speaking of images).
In 2 Corinthians 4:18 Paul proclaims,
we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
And Peter in 1 Peter 1:8,9 says,
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
John’s advice in 1 John 5:21 is,
Little children, guard your-selves from idols.