The Biggest Joke Book on Earth

By Carl S ~

Back in the 1960's there was a popular TV series called “Get Smart.” The show was a spoof of James Bond-type counter-espionage. Agent 86, a.k.a. “Smart,” was played by Don Adams. I didn't see many episodes, but I do remember a gag he often repeated. When Smart reported to the head of his agency, he would sometimes say things like, “Would you believe there were 200 of them?” There would be a long pause, and then, “Would you believe 100? What about 75?”

Would you believe this report: a guy fed 5000 men with 5 loaves of bread and two fishes? Well, would you believe 50 loaves and 200 fishes? Would you believe 500 men, and no women and children? Didn't you believe me when I told you he also walked on water? Would you believe me if I said the lake was frozen? Would you believe a man lived to be 400 years old, and then he built a gigantic boat, when any 100 year old man would have trouble building a ship model? What else?

One commentator wrote about an atheist mother…

I'm on the fence; not sure what I believe

From L.E.E ~

I am on the fence about whether or not I am a liberal christian or an atheist.

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I was raised by liberal christian parents in an overly conservative Nazarene church in Ohio. So, I was taught by my parents to help the poor, be pro-choice, and support gay marriage. Then at church, Republican beliefs were crammed down my throat! At church I was taught that it was wrong to have an abortion or even give women the right to decide what to do with their own bodies, and that anyone who was gay was hell bound. It was very confusing, even now.

I know in my heart that I am a liberal and I just feel like I cant be a liberal Christian, because I feel like it's an oxymoron!!

I feel like the only reason I feel a need to stay in the Christian faith is because of fear, fear that if I do not, then this god will give me a horrible life and I will end up in hell.

Please help. I really do not know what to do...