Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Christian group hold "funeral" for Richard Dawkins

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You may not have thought it possible, but here's a group capable of rivalling the wretched Westboro Baptist Church. The Ministry of Pilgrim Baptist Church (or King of Terrors Ministry) run the website Preaching Your Funeral ... Before You Die, which produces videos of mock funerals for figures they believe have betrayed their Lord's teachings. The website gives their mission statement as follows:

"Preaching your funeral before you die is a dramatization of what will happen when individiuals die rejecting Christ. We Live in a generation that has grown cold toward God, We feel it takes something radical to show mankind who die rejecting Jesus Christ, their fate! If you are currently rejecting Christ, and have not sought forgiveness of your sin from him, then sadly Hell is a reality for you if you were to die in this state."

The group have already produced a video marking the actual death of actor Heath Ledger, which rehashes the Westboro Baptist Church line about Brokeback Mountain, and this has been followed up by the Dawkins video, which features the group's "preacher" urging the God Delusion author to repent before burning an effigy of him in a field. This last scene is accompanied by screams that seem to have been lifted from a bad 80s horror movie. Have a look at the video below.

The group's website claims their next "funeral" will take place this Friday for the American comedian and gay activist Rosie O'Donnell, who in their words "has proven to be one of the most wicked human beings to ever walk the earth, with her open support and lifestyle of homosexuality."


SilverTiger said...

These people presumably don't realize what arses they are making of themselves. I think only a minority of people would agree that what they are doing is good and that even most religious believers would also think them foolish and misguided. Either way, they are a good advertisement for why being religious is a bad idea.

Skeptic_Al said...

I see this hateful lot have had their messageboard suspended. Praise the lord!

humgums said...

Yeah, Rosie O'Donnell is the devil incarnate. Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot can't hold a candle to her.

David Bradley Science said...

Doesn't that smack of occultism and false idolatry? Two practices specifically forbidden by the bible?


The Hogfather said...

And yet more nutters enter the fray- these people just keep coming out of the woodwork.

What does it mean to "reject Christ" anyway. I mean he probably actually existed, and I kind of like the dude, but I just don't think he was the "son of God" (whatever that's supposed to mean)
that's all.

I'm going to hell, I'm going to hell apparently. Strangely though I'm more worred about the next time I stub my toe.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, if there is a hell, then they themselves will end up there. What they are doing is not exactly "christian" or "loving", is it? Hypocrites. Personally I don't want anything to do with their idea of God or Jesus, thank you very much.