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April 17, 2007

On The Cthulhu-Cult of Westboro

Question: Are they worshipping a god that doesn't exist? I mean, the OT is pretty specific about all sorts of things, homosexuality among them. That God was a tough guy, and it's almost impossible to reconcile Him with the Jesus of the NT.

Posted by: Zorachus

My religious expertise is about as robust as my expertise on the clip/magazine distinction, but I'm pretty sure the NT contains a somewhat famous quote that goes something like this:

For God so loveth the world that He gave his only begotten Son, so that he should believeth in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Pardon me if I have a word wrong here or there.

To invert this a full one hundred eighty degrees and proclaim, gleefully, that "God Hates The World" is a particularly demented kind of cultish idolatry.

They're not worshipping "God." They're worshipping Satan or a Great Old One.

At best, it's what we used to call plain old blasphemy.


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