God Is Not Great

April 14, 2011

Galley Friend J.V. emails the following:

Sean Penn is all we dislike in the world and yet:

Penn gets the Princess Bride and the Black Widow. And his only commuppence for being an unhinged, anti-American lefty is Team America: World Police.

Hitchens’ eschatalogical views gain support from this.

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SkinsFanPG April 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

Err… Don’t see how Penn’s reward for bad behavior is somehow a condemnation of God’s greatness or confirmation of Hitchens’ eschatalogical views (of which he has none, considering he doesn’t believe in an afterlife or God at all). Most or all of the followers of the God of Abraham teach that bad behavior, sinning, may be greatly rewarded during your earthly life. Their main point is that this life is merely a blink of an eye, whatever reward you gain from your sins is fleeting compared to the eternal damnation that awaits you in the afterlife. The bible and koran are littered with examples of sinners who prospered greatly during their earthly existence.
Of course we cannot know for certain that Penn and others will be punished for their sins, but we have FAITH that they will. God is great, regardless of how many hot chicks Penn bangs while remaining a total prick.

Now if I see Penn in the afterlife, I’m gonna be pissed.

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Fake Herzog April 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

SkinsFanPG,

I endorse your entire comment. Tangetially related, check out this video:

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2011/04/13/how-do-you-frighten-someone-raised-from-the-dead/

Even though I’m Catholic, I can’t help it — I love the evangelical style!

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Jason O. April 15, 2011 at 12:07 am

I have slept with more attractive women than Robin and Scarlett. Penn’s crowning achievement is Spicoli…which even supersedes mystic river.

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