Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wise words from a HILARIOUS Prophet ...

I've been listening to A LOT of Bill Hicks lately and reading a collection of his writings, interviews and routines ... I even bought a dvd of his stand up routines ... The man is FRICKIN' Brilliant.

His views on politics remain scathingly accurate ... his commentary on economics and security are frightfully prophetic in the post 9/11 world ... and his take on RELIGION is smack on.

I find Bill Hicks to be a breath of prophetic fresh air in a world that too often is stifled and repressed ... the unfortunate thing is that for MOST people the wisdom that lies in his humour will be lost by the false prudishness that comes with self-righteousness ...

If, as a Church, we want to reach out to the world we need to listen to the modern prophets ... people like Robin Williams, Kevin Smith, Bill Hicks and others who through their humour hold up a mirror and show us what we're really like ... AND, if we dared to preach the Good News as we find it in our Prophet-Comics, the world would not only listen, we'd be preaching it with credibility ...

There is little to argue with in the following quotation from the incomparable Bill Hicks:

This is the reason Christians are so meddlesome. And annoying. And ... well, unchristian.
They don't believe in God, but they do believe int he devil.
They don't believe in Heaven, but they do believe in Hell.
They don't believe in Salvation, but they do believe in Sin.
They don't believe in Forgiveness, but they do believe in Condemnation.

It never occurs to Christians they might need God's word a little more than other people. Or, that they may be among the last on Earth to GET IT!!!

They're like an annoying child from grade school who, after learning basic math, goes up to a physicist and tried to convince him how much he's missing from his life from not realizing two plus two equals four.

So, that's what I think if the Wicked Christians. And if you don't believe me, just listen to the words of Jesus himself in Luke, chapter 5, verse 32:

'I come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'

God, I pray Christians get the message soon ...

AND so do I - thanks Bill !!

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