Daily Archives: April 19, 2010

What is Going on Here?

In a previous post, I highlighted some hilarity from my spam folder. It looks like I got some more. A user calling himself “names of jesus” posted a link to this website, which apparently can’t decide if it is a skeptic site, or an Evangelical site.

It opens thus:

There were at smallest amount three historical characters with similar names who lived in Galilee in the earliest century, whose lives were pasted together by the Apostles to create the mythical Jesus Christ. The names were |like to Yessu, Yessui, and Yeshuah. One was indeed crucified by the Romans, but he was merely a common criminal. One in truth had disciples, but he was stoned to death by his own people for heresy. The third was the son of Mary of Nazareth, the result of her adulterous relationship with a Roman soldier called Pantheras. So, no Virgin Mary, and no real Jesus Christ.

I’m thinking skeptic site. Then, after listing many of the names of Jesus from both Old and New Testaments, it continues:

My name and who I am does not matter. I am only a sinner saved by the grace of God and I just want to tell you that Jesus Christ loves you. God loves you, no matter what evils you have done. You and I both deserve to go to hell because of our sins, but He sent His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to bleed, suffer, and die on an old cursed tree for your sins. Jesus died on the cross of Calvary for you. Satan(the devil) hates you and wants your soul to burn in the lake of fire forever. Satan wants you to stay in bondage to your sins, but Jesus came to save your soul. He wants to be your Saviour and Lord.

What?? I thought this site was a skeptic site. Above, it just said there was no historical Jesus. Who, then, has saved the webmaster’s soul?

He then continues with a plea to the reader to give his life to Christ. Well, if Christ doesn’t exist, why would anyone do that? If this is a skpetic site, then it is a clear example of Poe’s Law (much like Landover Baptist Church). If it is an Evangelical site, then the introduction undercuts the conclusion and they need to rethink what message they’re trying to convey.

For now, I call Poe’s Law.