I’m hesitant to even refer to this mindless comment from a post which has given a rather negative accolade to a man who is simply on holiday, in the land where time stops, and in the place that has captivated attention for millenia. But here it is:
“Wally is on a trip to Israel, the Christian Disneyland, where we are told of places and stories and people who never lived, never happened and have been only constructed for our amusement… like some kind of Abrahamic Coney Island ride.”
Really? Digest this comment for a second. Who would say such a thing about a man and his wife in this insulting way while they take a trip of a lifetime?
But Christian Disneyland eh? Yes indeed, that place which is the bull’s eye of the targeted scorn by atheists and hatred by the nations of the world. THAT place where also our Lord was crucified. Disneyland eh?
Where WE are told of people who never lived? Uh, no, that would be where we are told of places and people who YOU have interpreted through a foggy lens of broken glass, coupled with a callous heart. As to others, we see clearly that God is good, His word pure, and Jerusalem, Joppa, and Jericho have eternal lessons and significance IF the heart is right.
Stories told for OUR amusement eh? Sure, tis comedy to read of Daniel’s three friends who were attempted to be incinerated. Right, truly amusing to read of the headless corpse of the greatest man born of woman. Truly amusing to read of the deceitful alliance between Judas and the Sanhedrin involving thirty pieces of silver. Very amusing to read that Pilate washed his hands and said: ‘I find NO fault in this man.’ Truly comical to read of the crucifixion of the Lamb of God. Quite funny to read of Paul’s many lashings of 39 stripes. Indeed, hilarious.
Abrahamic Coney Island eh? Yeah, spoken by fools with pink cotton candy in hand as they smile while chastising God, scripture, Jerusalem, and good people everywhere who have tasted and seen that the Lord, he is good.
Ah how the devil must smile in silent delight at what he even knows is true.
(And W, don’t waste words, energy, or strength responding to such nonsense, lest it put a damper on your trip. I just wanted to nip this in the bud and point out the dark shadows and I should probably apologize for even addressing such absurdity. But such depravity needs marked out.)