The million dollar question


Most of you know my friend Club. She has just received a million dollar bill and wants help in spending it. If you are anywhere in Pen just give her a shout-out.

The bill had a challenge which we thought we should share with you our dear readers. It reads

Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything or used God’s name in vain? Jesus said “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heard. The Bible warns that, if you are guilty, you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He sent his Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God’s law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Then Jesus rose from the dead and defeated death. Please repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.”

The thing about this challenge is in my view it has impossible standards. It is the basis for thought crime that one finds in George Orwell’s 1984. We lie all the time and for various reasons. If by lying to a cop I can get away with a traffic offence, throw all the stones you want to, but I will lie through my teeth.

Who cares about heaven when we have other people headed the other way? How can you be so insensitive to think there is nothing wrong with your god punishing people for eons for crimes he could have prevented with his omni-powers. Who trusts a god who instead of a blanket forgiveness killed his son to save men from his anger?

I know people who have used god’s name in vain, and they are countless. Listen to those making out, how many times god is invoked is countless, and tell me if this is not in vain :-P?

The Christian should know the world is bigger than Jerusalem. If a god existed and it loved the world, it would have made it a point to address each person at their own time in their own language. It is asking too much us from us to believe on the say so of men who every evidence show that they were ignorant, tribal and susceptible to believe the most ridiculous things.

I will plead guilty to not being able to accept incredulity. I will tell the judge that I can’t believe something just because it is impossible and that I don’t choose what to think, what to believe. If this god is powerful, who can win against it? Am I as powerful that I could defeat its will?

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

44 thoughts on “The million dollar question

  1. Mordanicus says:

    Actually I have the impression that it are mainly theists who use God’s name in vain, in particular divinely inspired politicians of various denominations and faiths. Hence I would say the prohibition on using God’s name in vain, would be the strongest argument for secularism among the religious; since limiting oneself to rational/secular arguments would be a good preventive measure against vain use of God’s name.

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  2. a good post as usual. very nice last paragraph.

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  3. john zande says:

    I will plead guilty to not being able to accept incredulity

    Me too!

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  4. aguywithoutboxers says:

    My first question is: In spending a million dollar note, where can you go to buy something and receive the correct amount of change? LOL!

    Great refute of the clergy and politicians who daily contradict their belief systems. Have a great weekend, my Nairobi brother! 🙂

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  5. Great post. The Great Golden Boot has a million dollars inside it. Anyone who can get to can have it. Problem is, the Golden Boot always kicks your arse before you can get to the money. All hail the Golden Boot. May it forever kick only the arses of the idiotic and the stupid! $Amen$ P.S. The god of the Bible sucks!

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    I just received a million dollar bill too – I really need to cut back on my electrical usage.

    Will you go to Heaven when you die?” – no, I will go into the ground, where – if they haven’t pumped it full of chemicals – my body will decay and provide food for new life. A hundred years from now, no one will know I ever existed – a depressing thought, to be sure, but I will not buy into delusions to make myself feel better.

    Jesus said “Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Have you looked with lust?” – actually, an unknown author, whose credibility can never be verified, is reported to have said that Jesus, whose own existence cannot be verified, may have said that, but there, again, is no evidence that his word had any more value than anyone else’s. Then too, realistically, virtue is it’s own punishment. Further, we must ask, what kind of creature, capable of creating an entire, expanding universe, is going to give a rat’s ass what one particular species of animal, out of millions of species of animals, does with it’s sexual organs?

    The Bible warns that, if you are guilty, you will end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will.” – REALLY? Whose will was it that those rules were made, and who decided what the punishment would be for violating them? Who consciously and deliberately decided to interfere with our lives? And why our species alone, out of the millions of others?

    Then read your Bible daily and obey it.</em" – I don't know where you live, but here, they have a law in place that prohibits me from stoning men who pick up sticks on the Sabbath, or killing unruly children – maybe they're not so narrow-minded where you come from.

    "He sent his Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God’s law, but Jesus paid your fine.” – Thank you, Jesus – any chance he could do something about paying that electric bill?

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    • makagutu says:

      This christian ought to tell us who created hell, when and to what end?

      Is it virtue it’s own reward and vice it’s own punishment? Just asking:-D

      You should start using solar lamps, no electricity bills but maybe Jesus will make your bill disappear

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  7. Arkenaten says:

    Er … what exactly is this god’s name, please?

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  8. ladysighs says:

    I have been guilty of almost everything (almost) at least once. And some things twice.

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  9. themodernidiot says:

    Um did you say it was written on a piece of currency? That kind of cancels it out doesn’t it? Lol

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  10. wanjiru's world says:

    Noel, most people are guilty of all those things. Show me a guy who wont turn his head when a sexy girl in a tight up skirt passes n i will show you a liar…or a gay. But then gayism is considered a sin. And to be honest, god should have made all of us gay…or priests. If priests, sodomy would be legal and we would all live in vartican, no? I would love to be an illusionary princess with all bills paid for…but then he created us unequal which was unfair to start with. Ever heard of this guy Karl marx? He died a poor man with 20 lorries of brains to his name. He could have used that dollar bill and change would have been the least of his worries!

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