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Praise the Lord ?

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Nov 19 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (16,654 points)
A young boy is pulling his wagon up a hill when one of the back wheels falls off and rolls down the hill.
The young boy says, "I'll be darned."

A local pastor heard him and said, "You should not say that. Next time your wheel falls off say, 'Praise the Lord.'"

So the next day the young boy is pulling his wagon up the hill and the wheel falls off and rolls down the hill. The young boy says, "Praise the Lord."

The wheel stops rolling, turns around, rolls back up the hill and puts itself back on the wagon.

The young boy being very surprised by this exclaims, "I'll be darned!"



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TheOtherTink Nov 19

Lol, T(h)ink - I could not see a pun (although Mt. Pleasant should not be hell, and I would think that many innocent people must live "hell on earth"), and I don't know what to think about this "sermon" (one needs to know the contents - is he referring to the "fiery lake of burning sulfur"?).

Furthermore, the boy sais that he'll "be darned" (or damned) ...


@ Marianne, the joke is that the preacher's sermons are so bad that it is like being in hell to have to listen to them.

Oh, I see, T(h)ink; but wait a minute - I thought that bad sermons were so boring that churchgoers could take a good rest ... zzz

@ Marianne, well, there are boring sermons and then there are sermons of another kind... :angel: :) :D

"The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours."

Wow, T(h)ink, that sounds really bad and filled with hate ...


Yes, Marianne, I wonder if it ever occurred to Jonathan Edwards how an omnipotent, omniscient Being could come to have such hate for His own creation?  Such preaching boggles the mind.  :'(

Yes, T(h)ink, I am also wondering ... :O:'(

It says above the beginning of this sermon that it was "Attended with Remarkable Impressions on many of the Hearers". I suspect that Edwards much enjoyed the power his preaching gave him over the impressionable people that believed his fire and brimstone rants.

That looks much like brainwashing or psychological manipulation.
And they speak too much of docile sheep flocks and their "good" shepherds ...

Rooster Nov 20
Marianne Rooster Nov 20

Wow, Rooster, an excellent answer, which explains a lot about penitence ...


TheOtherTink Rooster Nov 20

Yes, Rooster, that was Adam's problem too.  :D

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