Call Me A Bible Thumper, I Dare You

Call Me A Bible Thumper, I Dare You

I promise I can be a "cool" God lover if you just give me the chance....
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Bible Thumper - A mega-right wing Christian wacko. Believes their life must be based on the Bible. The same goes for our government, it will be based on the Bible. Usually a homophobic, pro-life, redneck idiot.

Call me a Christian wacko for loving God, I dare you. So many times I have sat down with a group of peers and told them what my vocation is and then followed up with, "but don't worry I am not a Bible Thumper (Christian Wacko) though. I promise, I am cool just like the rest of you. I am just a typical college kid, but I mean I guess I love God too. I promise I can be a 'cool' God lover if you just give me the chance to prove it."

It is always a statement of praise to God followed by a "but," and thinking about it more, how is that fair to you or God? That constant defense of throwing a "but" at the end of your praise needs to be eliminated, and for once I am not afraid of stating that in its fullness. Yeah, I guess I am a Bible Thumper, and guess what? I don't care what judgement that brings. Even though the judgement is completely skewed.

I love God and I love the message He has for all of us. So many people (because I know I am not alone) live their faith in reservation or alone. This is my invitation to all of you to break through society's stigma and release yourself from the chains of your insecurities. I will be the first to admit that I am always afraid to share my faith outside of those who are in my faith "bubble." But how is that fair to those who are also are afraid to speak out and express their faith?

I am not here to preach to you about how my God is great (even though He is). I am here to encourage a dialogue among all of you that provokes a question of a life filled with any faith. Like I stated above, a Bible Thumper by (Urban Dictionary) definition is a Christian wacko who believes their life must be based off the Bible, and the rest of the world needs to also. I am not going to deny that there are people out there like that, but please let me introduce to you the Millennial Bible Thumpers. We are rich, closed minded, uber-conservative Bible Thumpers, but rather people who focus on spirituality with one's relationship with God versus the politics and biblical text.

The millennial Bible Thumper is confused. We are confused with the Christian taint that comes with our love for God. We are seen as uneducated, overbearing, brainwashed children who somehow still have a faith in this world of hate. We have people who tell us that we are crazy for still being a part of the church or for still believing in a God because, of course, science or something else has proven otherwise. There are all these studies out that our generation is leaving the church, and in all reality it is because we are being shamed for staying. We are the outsiders who just keep our mouths shut and just live a life of faith with the hope that no one questions them.

I don't know if this is how you feel, but I for sure have felt that way for many years at this point, until now. I am no longer going to hide in the corner in my comfortable place, and instead put myself in a place of vulnerability in the hopes that it brings others out too.

I know that there are some of you out there who feel the same way I do. Know that, yeah, we might be the odd man out in the crowd sometimes, but we are never the odd man out in God's eyes. There are amazing people who love you for who you are and respect you for the faith that you have. I invite you to embrace the love you have for God as He embraces the love He has for you. Do not be afraid to plow down the rock, of society's stereotypes, until it bares. Allow Him to work through you, and sooner rather than later you will see the light behind the insecurities that block your way. Like He says...

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand" - Isaiah 41:10.




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1. Numbers 31:17 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him"

2. Deuteronomy 2:34 "And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain"

3. Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the seige, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee"

4. 1 Samuel 15:3 "Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass"

5. Isaiah 13:16 "Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished"

6. Isaiah 13:18 "Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children"

7. Ezekiel 9:6 "Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house"

8. Hosea 9:14 "Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts"

9. Hosea 13:16 "Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up"

10. 2 Kings 2:24 "And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them"

11. Psalm 137:9 "Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones"

12. Numbers 5:21 "-here the priest is to put the woman under his curse- "may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell"

13. Hosea 9:16 "Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb"

14. Psalm 135:8 "He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and of beast;"

15. Psalm 136:10 "-to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever"

16. 2 Kings 6:28-29 "And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.So we boiled by son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son"

17. Leviticus 26:29 "And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat"

18. Jeremiah 11:22 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine:"


Stop using your religion to try and push propoganda that "God says abortion is wrong because it kills innocent children." Clearly your God doesn't care about killing children. There is more than enough proof that the Bible and God are NOT pro-life. Stop acting like you're good Christians upholding the values of God when you clearly haven't picked up the Bible and actually read it. God doesn't agree with your backwards thinking. Maybe try do your research before spewing your religious bullshit to try and take away women's rights.

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