• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Embarrassed
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 5 of 5

    Christian Advice Requested - Thread: Fat Jesus?

    1. #1
      Lämmchen's Avatar
      Lämmchen is offline God's Lil Lamb
      Administrator
      Supporting Member
      Community Team
      Married
      Gloria In Excelsis Deo
       
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Posts
      15,345
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      197,230
      CH Challenge
      23
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (124,918 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      187,993
      Level
      91
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      18.99%
      Rep Power
      788

      Fat Jesus?

      I just read about a pastor who made a joke on Easter Sunday about a fat Jesus who couldn't get into the tomb because he was always eating at someone's home. The pastor was confused that he offended someone in the congregation. Would that joke have offended you?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

    2. #2
      hotrhymez's Avatar
      hotrhymez is offline Rhymeslayer
      31
      Single
      Mood:
      Cool
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2015
      Posts
      817
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      4,930
      CH Challenge
      0
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      4,968
      Level
      22
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      9.84%
      Rep Power
      149
      It's a dumb joke...but I wouldnt be offended.

    3. Likes Stravinsk, DHoffmann liked this post
    4. #3
      Albion's Avatar
      Albion is offline Veteran Member
      Married
      Mood:
      Friendly
       
      Join Date
      Sep 2017
      Posts
      2,094
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      10,604
      CH Challenge
      14
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      15,299
      Level
      35
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      64.42%
      Rep Power
      464
      I would be offended somewhat, but not outraged. I understand that this is a way for a pastor to make his sermon "catchier" or more thought-provoking, but he should know that the point or joke could have been made just as well without personalizing it to that degree. And if many in the congregation do not get offended, what of the others who do? He really should appreciate that the story is not worth relating if any congregant is put off by it.

    5. #4
      Ruth's Avatar
      Ruth is offline Expert Member
      Mood:
      Friendly
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2015
      Location
      Midwest
      Posts
      3,932
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      9,739
      CH Challenge
      8
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (18,195 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      16,080
      Level
      36
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      38.7%
      Rep Power
      345
      I don't like to see anyone called Fat. There are better ways to say it.

    6. Likes psalms 91 liked this post
    7. #5
      DHoffmann's Avatar
      DHoffmann is offline Veteran Member
      33
      Mood:
      Amused
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Posts
      1,837
      Country
      United States
      CH Cash
      9,028
      CH Challenge
      53
      Post Thanks / Like
      CH Cash
      (0 Banked)
      vBActivity - Stats
      Points
      8,917
      Level
      28
      vBActivity - Bars
      Lv. Percent
      40.53%
      Rep Power
      268
      Wow this is an older thread.
      I would have to say that I immediately get offended when I hear jokes about our savior, I wouldn't speak out about it but rather ask God to forgive them. When I hear the word "Jesus" it is very sacred to me, that wasn't always the case for tho I did my fair share of slander when I was atheist but now... no I leave the wit with the wit master, he knew how to justly charge the jews by exposing the their hypocrisy and it always left them defeated by law and picking up stones lol and "let he without sin cast the first stone"!!! Brilliant, King of wit and truth!
      I get excited when I read those passages and root him on "go get em Jesus!!"
      But to make petty mundane jokes at our lords expense is not only cheap but it borders on blasphemy so yeah I didnt come to listen to a comedian I come to hear a good sermon by a good man of God on Gods word and on my time reserved all for his names sake. What will be uttered in secret will be proclaimed from the rooftops.


      Sent from my LGLS755 using Tapatalk

    8. Likes Lämmchen liked this post

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •