Friday, May 27, 2011
You do *not* have a personal relationship with Christ!
But what it's really like, to someone like me who has known schizophrenics, is schizophrenia. It's like those crackpot schizophrenics who believe they have a personal relationship with a celebrity, and wind up in jail for stalking them (or killing them). There's no relationship at all.
incompetent to stand trial." His schizophrenia renders him incapable of making sound decisions. Granted, he didn't believe Giffords was his girlfriend, but his personal grievance with her was, well, personal, making him like most other shooters of famous people.
This makes me wonder if Christians who believe they have a "personal" relationship with someone they've never met are the same ones who accuse atheists of having a personal grudge against this same non-entity. Projection is rampant in Christian attacks on atheists, though it's often masked as a tu quoque argument ("atheism is a religion too"). FYI, to any Christian lurking, no I'm not angry with your god. I do get angry with your god's believers at times, but you can't be angry with someone that doesn't exist. Nor do I have a personal relationship wtih Darwin. That would be silly.
Thanks to the internet, I know I'm not the only one with the opinion that the "personal relationship" crap is crap. Check out these videos:
Dusty says it as only Dusty can:
And Nonstampcollector covered it too: