This can’t possibly end well…Babelling fools
First, why exactly do secular atheists put up with this stuff?
Second – I find it hilarious they don’t have the guts to try it with other religions…hmmmm. Kind of like these OWS clowns attempting to get out of the only type of payday loans left if the government shuts down the white / open market versions of them. (hint: concrete shoes)
Of course, they’d lose their bluster and nerve much like Prince Humperdink did after discovering Wesley can actually stand up & hold a sword….
That said, I really don’t think this is a good one to mess with – um, Nebuchadnezzar was a pretty powerful guy (US President vs. King of Babylon in the day….which one had universal powers, built one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and then had to go eat grass because he got too big for his own britches…) – he ended up pretty much forgotten with some nice buildings left behind and some pathetic descendents. If it weren’t for biblical stories the guy would be like a random, newly discovered Pharoh (throw a rock, hit a tomb. Whoopee).
Then there’s Herod – Don’t think I wish this on anyone, just that, it’s not really something to be messing with & I really wish they’d stop acting if this is one of those gods of stone, wood, gold, etc. If God is God, and he said this:
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
and this was said ABOUT His Kingdom
“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever…..Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold,
I really don’t think it’s wise to be trying to attempt to circumvent or redirect HIS plans while saying this
While you might disagree with the worldview of Christianity, or any religion for that matter – trying to manipulate it’s language & it’s deity to your own ends probably isn’t going to end well. Pascal’s challenge may actually be correct – and if that’s the case, well, you can’t plead ignorance…