Bleeding Lambs

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on May 4, 2010

Sometimes people pray for entertainment, and the wrong person hears them. PG was once this person, and it changed the way he sees religion.

It seems that Jesus was not fond of prayer for entertainment. Not that it really matters…Jesus worshipers are more excited about his death than his life. As for the quotes in the Bible, they were written years after they were spoken, and translated at least twice before they get to us. That said, there is a passage in Matthew that is instructive.

5And when thou prayest,(spell check suggestion: grayest, prankster) thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. …

This is followed by what is known as the Lord’s prayer. It bears little resemblance to the prayer that caused PG so much suffering.

It was January 1999, not the party Prince predicted. PG had lost his mother December 18, 1998, and was mourning. One day, while at work, he went to the bathroom. As he was washing his hands, PG thought of the love his mother had for him, and how much he was going to miss her. PG became very sad.

There was a radio, on a table by the door to the bathroom. The radio belonged to a Professional Jesus Worshiper, and it was tuned to a Christian radio station. PJW (spell check suggestions: pew, paw, pow, PJ’s) was somewhere else, not listening to his speaker radio.

In addition to the speaker radio, PJW had a second sound device, that led into his ear with an earplug. This was all while he was on the clock, playing a speaker radio and listening to an earplug.

PG left the bathroom, feeling the pain of losing his mother. A lady was PRAYING FOR ENTERTAINMENT on the radio. The speaker said
“The blood of the lamb has cleansed my heart”.
Something inside PG fell apart when he heard that lady. While PG had heard about the Christian symbols plenty of times, this was one time too many to be hearing about bleeding lambs. Gross. This was poison to his soul.

PG ran into the back of the building, and shouted “I hate Christian Radio”. A supervisor went to talk to PJW, who turned off his speaker radio.

The next day, PJW turned his speaker radio back on. He did not say anything to PG.

Three weeks later, and PJW played his speaker radio every day. PG could hear it from his work station, a nasty low level noise, all day, every day. The one difference was at 11:30 every morning, when a preacher came on, and shouted the entire time he was on the air. It made PG sick to his stomach, to have that old man yelling at him because of Jesus. When the videos of Jeremiah Wright came out years later, PG immediately recognized the style of verbally abusing the audience, for Jesus.

Finally, one day PG knew he must confront the bully, and ask him to turn one of his radios off. When PG asked PJW to turn his radio off, the preacher went ballistic. He ranted, quoted the Bible, invoked the names of Jesus and G-d, and made a total fool out of Jesus. All because a co worker, his peer, asked him to turn off one of his two radios.

PJW preached hatred against PG to anyone who would listen. Many of the “Good Christians” agreed with him, that PG needed to be punished for the unforgivable sin of asking PJW to turn down one of his radios. The company management was afraid of a lawsuit, and left PG on his own. The hatred, back stabbing, and bad mouthing continued for the next six years, until PG was laid off. This was all because PG heard a woman praying for entertainment.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress

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  1. gary Simmons said, on May 5, 2010 at 7:05 am


    As always I loved the pictures. I am sorry Christians aren’t perfect. In fact we aren’t even close. To tell the truth we aren’t even in the running. We do more harm than good most of the time.

    The sad part to me is that the world judges Jesus by our actions. I know you have a rather negative out look toward Christianity. Still I can’t help but think if you got to know the original rather than the flawed copies you might change a little of your thinking.

    I do enjoy your articles though. You certainly don’t have a problem letting us know what you think. I like that.

    Take care PG and you most likely don’t want to hear this but I am going to say a prayer for you. While I am at it I am going to ask for forgiveness for all the times I did such a poor job of representing Christ to others.

  2. Bleeding Lambs « Chamblee54 said, on March 28, 2012 at 10:41 am

    […] imagery that is very meaningful to some people. This same imagery began a trip to hell for me. This story has been told before. My mother passed away on December 18, 1998. She was a Christian, I am not. […]

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