Schadenfruede? Maybe…

A Fake Story Tricked Trump Supporters Into Protesting For No Reason, Then One Of Them Accidentally Shot Himself

On Saturday, a man accidentally shot himself in the leg at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, where dozens of people had assembled to protest reports of a group allegedly planning to desecrate Confederate graves and burn flags — except it turns out all those reports were a hoax.

Yeah, Schadenfreude.  Read the whole insane tale.

The Bee Stings the Idolaters of First Baptist, Dallas

Again.

DALLAS, TX—After an hour-long service commemorating Independence Day at First Baptist Church in Dallas, a beaming Pastor Robert Jeffress reported that “dozens and dozens” in attendance accepted the United States of America as their lord and savior.

The service’s patriotic songs, political message, and readings from the Founding Fathers all came together to powerfully convict many of their need place all of their trust in the modern-day nation.

“When the massive flag unfurled behind the choir singing ‘Make America Great Again,’ I couldn’t deny my need any longer,” one emotional man told reporters after the service. “I surrendered my life then and there to the United States of America. May this great country change my sinful heart and make me into a new person.”

“I even wrote the date in the front of my Bible so I’d never forget it,” he added.

All of the new converts reportedly went forward after an impassioned altar call delivered by Jeffress and received a miniature American flag and red commemorative “Make America Great Again” hat, before being asked to recite the nation’s Pledge of Allegiance to seal the deal.

Pagans.

Anti-Atheism in Early Modern England 1580-1720: The Atheist Answered and His Error Confuted

Atheists generated widespread anxieties between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. In response to such anxieties a distinct genre of religious apologetics emerged in England between 1580 and 1720. By examining the form and the content of the confutation of atheism, Anti-Atheism in Early Modern England demonstrates the prevalence of patterned assumptions and arguments about who an atheist was and what an atheist was supposed to believe, outlines and analyzes the major arguments against atheists, and traces the important changes and challenges to this apologetic discourse in the early Enlightenment.

What Does An Angry Atheist State Look Like? North Korea

And the Bee knows it

Millions Of Unbelievers Flock To Atheist Paradise Of North Korea

A surprising United Nations report indicated Tuesday that millions of atheist immigrants have begun fleeing oppressive nations built on Judeo-Christian beliefs, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, in favor of the “idyllic atheist paradise” of North Korea.

The totalitarian land of plenty has become a popular refuge for devout atheist pilgrims no longer able to take the persecution and backward philosophies of nations founded upon Judeo-Christian values. But increasing oppression in the U.S. has led to a record number of atheist immigrants flocking to Pyongyang.

“Thanks to the wise and godless policies of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, we can have better life and a brighter future,” one atheist immigrant told state-controlled press as he began a third shift at a state-owned steel mill. “This is our Mecca.”

“Let us eternally glorify the sacred revolutionary careers and immortal feats of the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Kim Jong Il!”

North Korea- the paradise of Angry Atheism.

Quote of the Day

IsaiahIsaiah, to his idol worshiping disobedient countrymen who wish God’s aid in their time of trouble:

When you cry out, Let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry them all away, A breath will take them.  (Isa. 57:13)

Win a Copy Of Robert Myles’ Book

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