Hammers, onions, and truth oh my

Please consider carefully this point of view from a skeptic/unbeliever/so-called atheist- and tell me it is not painful to read. (From a file of ‘interesting’ quotes, can’t remember where it came from, but I do know who said it)

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‘I see the Judeo/Christian religion as an onion with many layers. The layer involving the creation has been stripped away and discarded, then the non-existent global flood is gone, then the Abraham/Isaac/Jacob-Israel fables, then Moses and his Exodus, Joshua and his conquest of the Levant – slowly these are peeled away, down to the center, where we find-nothing.’

From a believer-

Cry me a river, geezo, use you God-given brain. Creation has been stripped away? Uh, last time I checked, the sun, moon, and stars are still above, water still flows, the compass points north, the hinds calve by the voice of the Creator, ducks produce ducks, monkeys produce monkeys, whales produce whales, the oak tree produces oak trees, mothers still give birth to their baby boys and girls, songbirds sing in the daylight, owls hunt at night, seeds still produce crops, it rains from above, the earth quakes below, and men still have dominion over all the beasts of the earth. Sure, uh huh, creation has been stripped away though.

Creation discarded? Yeah, uh huh, sure, and you can make the sun hotter by flickin your bic.  Yep, and you can make it darker by putting the match out.  Creation discarded? Yeah, surely worth repeating to accentuate the absurdity. No further comment needed.

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob a fable eh? Sure, just like Isaac Stern was not a violinist, Abraham Twerski was not a fine doctor, and Jacob Miller was not an excellent Amish carpenter.

So truth is peeled away eh, down to the center, where you find nothing? Uh, perhaps in the delusions of reality, and maybe in the mind of the unlearned or immature, but you may want to have another look at that onion, as you no doubt have not peeled away enough selfishness, arrogance, petulance, cold heartedness, foolishness, blindness, and stiff-necked rebellion which points directly and clearly to the scriptures and the true God of creation.  Keep peeling.

Next thing you know, people will be griping that Nazareth, Bethlehem, Joppa, and Jerusalem were myths, the Tigris and the Euphrates were constructs, and the son of Mary and Joseph was not also David’s greater son, and the same Lord Jesus Christ of Golgotha’s hill who died once, was also not He who arose in the power of an endless life.

And yeah, ‘We are witnesses to these things,’ was spoken by delusional liars who had an agenda which included their own lives of persecution and untimely deaths. But sure, creation has been stripped away, discarded, and the truth peeled away. Uh huh, sure, you keep cryin, and the truth will still keep being the truth.

ALL hammers by the way, have been discarded, you know, the ones used to pound away at the anvil of truth, the scriptures, and that is a massive heap of scrap metal, now there is a sight worth cryin about.

But that onion? Ah, now there is some lesson on the depth upon depth, layer upon layer of truth, wisdom, and understanding to be found in the scriptures. Here a little, there a little. And with God, there is nothing insignificant or little.

 

 

 

 

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29 Responses to Hammers, onions, and truth oh my

  1. ontheway says:

    we live in this creation, lol i swear common sense isn’t common anymore
    i think i know who said it too, the leading atheist who sits and camps on this site

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    “But that onion? Ah, now there is some lesson on the depth upon depth, layer upon layer of truth, wisdom, and understanding to be found in the scriptures. Here a little, there a little. And with God, there is nothing insignificant or little.”

    “For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

    One of my favorites! Thanks for this one Brother

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  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    Didn’t Shrek say something about ogres being like onions – with many layers?

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  4. I have often used the analogy of the onion in relationship to God’s working with me (when I was in the classroom I used this analogy a lot with the kids as they would stumble and fall all the time, thinking God would be done with them and they with Him)—as he patiently and gently peels away layer by layer throughout this life’s journey. Some layers are large and come off, over time, relatively easily—then as time marches on, the the layers get smaller and a bit more difficult as I become more set in my ways, distracted with and by life as I allow it to to take my eyes from Him and the real work at hand—Yet patiently He peels away those tough layers—I would say smelly but as I’m from the South, and Georgia at that—I’m going with the Vadalia variety—sweet and not odious—but tenacious and tiresome as well as particular and peculiar 🙂
    Thank you as always CS for much good food to chew on…

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  5. Salvageable says:

    I already have a book that insists that there is no hill near Nazareth for the people to throw Jesus off a cliff. The same book also claims to know that Jesus couldn’t read. I don’t know where they get this stuff. I have another book with a photograph of the hill and the cliff near Nazareth. J.

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    • LOL! Erasing creation is almost as good as the trick where we manage to prove our own non existence. Neil Degrsse Tyson has recently decided we’re all living in the Matrix serving our alien lizard overlords.

      Ah, the onion. WE are the onion, as in you have to let God in so he can peel away all those layers of deception that keep you separate from Him. It can make your eyes water, but it’s good for you. 🙂

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      • ColorStorm says:

        You are far better than I ms bytes, to be able to sit through anything of length of Tyson’s. Once you get the context, it is just so bland. What’s he missing? How about spirit and life?

        But We are the onion. Now there’s a thought. God peels and He peals and He appeals.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I don’t know where they get this stuff?

      Ha, let me tell ya……………there is a god of this world who does a fine job of blinding minds……..

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  6. David says:

    Don’t know about the other layers, but that global flood layer is highly problematic.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Problematic for you; clear as a bell for me and others who know God’s account of history is far more reliable than yours or your friends.

      After all, it’s HIS story……….

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    • David says:

      I take it that you don’t really want to think about whether or not you really have God’s account. And yet you claim that others have blinded minds.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Hey D:

        I have seen your endless comments involving a topic you either believe or do not. I believe it, because God’s word is good.
        Your choice to not believe. But there is no further conversation to be had, and your bait to engage in something so simple as God’s credibility is hereby rejected.

        You are on trial, not the Creator.

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      • Dav says:

        God’s word is good? How can you tell? Is it possible that you are wrong about this, too?Any chance at all? If you are wrong, how could you know?

        Ok, you choose blindness. No questions allowed. Just repetitious unsupported declarations. Very sad.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Thank you, as you have proved my last response. Endless comments.

          How can you tell God’s word is good? Maybe you should read it more, as God’s answers are far better than mine.
          Then gain, you could always consider sunlight. Bad. Very bad.

          or

          Moonlight. Bad. Very bad. See how easy?

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Dav

          I spent most of my life as an agnostic. I set the problem of the Bible aside as a problem that could not be solved. Then I read it.

          There are issues that the Bible raises I just don’t understand. Noah’s Flood is one of them. I have no idea how God did that. It is a big universe. There is a lot I don’t understand. Nevertheless, the Bible answers many questions, and most people choose to disbelieve because they don’t like the answers we do understand. We don’t want to give up our favorite sins.

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  7. Tricia says:

    The interesting thing about God is how people react to Him when in crisis. The old saying “there are no atheists in foxholes” comes to mind, but that’s not exactly accurate because there are plenty of adamant deniers that face death and other ugly life experiences with eyes shut and fists clenched to God and quite frankly I don’t know how one gets on like that.

    Earlier tonight I lost my dad. I don’t mean to steal any thunder fby mentioning this in the comment section of your fine post CS, but God showed me many miraculous things today amongst family members who are adamant non believers. He’s been with me throughout my dad’s illness and the things I experienced today just feathered the cap of His promises to me. Truly amazing stuff but not surprising coming form one who, as you like to say made the stars.

    If some dunderhead wants to confuse the beautiful and deep truths God reveals to us by taking us deeper in to faith, layer by layer, with the falseness of what sounds like an Onion article satire than so be it. It is they who miss out on so much.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Oh trish, my words just came to a screeching halt. so sorry for your loss.

      It’s never easy, even when we are not surprised; then you have the added grief of facing unbelief on many fronts at a time when the truth of God is most evident.

      Tkx for sharing your loss with me and others. It’s remarkable that you chose to comment in between fighting tears.

      Cast all your cares upon Him…………for He careth for you……….

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Wow Tricia I am so sorry to hear that. I do somewhat understand though. Prayers for you

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      @Tricia

      I glad you found a blessing in your lost. It seems you have learned to correctly find joy where most of the rest of us find only pain.

      When my parents died, first my father and then my mother, I just set aside the hurt. Never really dealt with it.

      I like to listen to Chuck Swindoll. One story he tells is about a lesson Corrie ten Boom, survivor of the Nazi concentration camp, taught him.

      Cupping her wrinkled hands in front of me, she passed on a statement of advice I’ll never forget. I can still recall that strong Dutch accent: “Pastor Svendahl, you must learn to hold everyting loosely . . . everyting. Even your dear family. Why? Because da Fater may vish to take vun of tem back to Himself, und ven He does, it vill hurt you if He must pry your fingers loose.” And then, having tightened her hands together while saying all that, she slowly opened them and smiled so kindly as she added, “Vemember . . . hold everyting loosely. . . everyting.” In the back of my mind I can still hear her words.
      (from => https://www.insight.org/resources/article-library/individual/holding-on-loosely)

      It is God we have to clasp with all our might. Ultimately, we can do nothing for our loved ones or even for ourselves. We must trust all we love to His care, but it is difficult to do that if we do not believe.

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      • Tricia says:

        That was beautiful Tom, puts things in perspective for sure.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Agree with tricia CT. Off the charts good stuff; and the link speaking to the courtroom, the idea that ‘answers’ will never satisfy was just perfect.

        There will always be another question with a thousand detours, that take us from what we need most: the presence of the living God.

        Tkx much for taking the time to refer such exquisite truth. ‘It vil hurt you if He must pry your fingers loose………………’ So nice.

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