Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tony Miano's "strawman" post....

In a few of his newest loads of vacuous shit, Tony Miano from Living Water's "On the Box" (or as I call it "Off the Rocker") offers a reply to a number of what he calls "Strawmen" that compare the christian's relationship with god to the "battered wife syndrome".
First, he tries to dispel the claim that we are "nothing without god".
The only time the phrase "you are nothing" appears in the Bible is in Isaiah 41:24, which reads: "Behold, you are nothing, and your work is less than nothing; an abomination is he who chooses you."
This is partly true. He neglects to consider John 15:5:
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
The message is clear that god is telling the christian that without god, you are worthless and can't do anything.
God is good. The problem isn't with God. The problem is with sinners who refuse to submit to Him and love Him as they should.
This is simply laughable. The god of the bible isn't good, he is an over bearing thug! The problem with the god of the bible is that he is his own worst enemy! The anti-theist sees him for what he is: the worst of all human traits, unworthy of any praise or worship and should be shunned!

Second, Tony invokes the "no true christian fallacy" saying that it is impossible for a christian to leave the religion.

The truth: no born-again follower of Jesus Christ will ever reject Christ and turn their back on Him. To those whom God gives the gift of eternal life, no one will ever snatch them out of the Father's and the Son's hand (John 10:28-30). No one will ever separate the genuine Christian from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). So the "if you ever think about leaving me" objection is a non-starter.

This is simply bullshit and proven over and over again every day as people wake up and learn the truth that there is no evidence for a god and that Tony's god is a piece of shit myth!

Third Tony dismisses the "You don't deserve me" claim with a simple "And?... So?..."

Well, I agree. We don't deserve your fucked up god Tony! We deserve much better than your evil megalomaniacal, anti-social, psychotic god!

These are not strawmen Tony! These are valid objections to your god and moronic religion!

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