Hate Mail Yes, I have been away from the site for a bit. And yes, I have been busy with many other things. And yes, many of those things will benefit the site here in the near and distant future. But no, I still haven't figured out how to work on things for the future AND update the site in the present at the exact same time, so please be patient!
To make up for this neglect
I extend a page of Hate Mail to you.

Their letters are in yellow, whilst mine are in black & white.

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Hi Bob,
I remember e-mailing you a few years ago with the grand ambition of changing your mind about Jesus and making you a proselyte. You blasted me for it -- but good -- and you made a lasting impression.

I think about you from time to time and I hope you are doing well.

Just a friendly reminder that Jesus loves you. Psalms 107:1 says he is good because his mercy endures forever. May you recognize the goodness and the love of God more and more with each day of your life.

Your friend,
Abbreva Nonpolitca


Yeah, sorry. It takes more than really really nice intentions for me to believe what's true and what isn't true. I suppose it's no different than if I were to tell you that the nicest little light blue bunnies in Adoraville loved you so much that they stoo
d with all of their arms open wide on a hilltop just for you. And because you don't believe in loving light blue bunnies you break their little bunny hearts and they cry themselves to sleep. Abbreva! All you have to do is tell me you believe in the bunnies of Adoraville and you'll stop the pink river of sad-face tears!

Do you see how little you care about those bunnies, Abbreva? Examine the reasons why you don't care about them and you'll see where I'm coming from. I suppose you'll also see where I think you're coming from as well.

I just really have been enjoying living my life in reality, and basing my decisions on good reasons that make sence. I know you'd really like to change that, but you can't.

Bob


Subject: more fan mail :P

haha i already wrote you last year, but i didnt make it to your fan mail haha; no problem, i just want to say that your toughts have helped me a lot in the development of my development as a human without false hopes,

all the BEST!
Alex Ezert


Hi Bob,

You said 'contact me', so I am. I find your "Dress Up Jesus" page profoundly interesting, Bob. I'm not quite sure of your intent behind it. I'm sure some might see it as an expression of someone's agnosticism or fear of believing in Jesus, but I see this page as something that can be used to teach folks about the reality and redemption of Jesus. The fact that you picked everyday clothes for Jesus to wear. That tells me that Jesus is to be found in everday people like you and me, that he is available to everyone, no matter what their walk of life! Very cool! Not many people may pick up on this, but I like the fact you have included men's and women's attire since --- as you must surely know --- Jesus himself said that God is neither male or female and since Jesus is the human incarnation of God, it makes perfect sense! Great concept, Bob!

I also like the skull shirt --- wow, the symbolism of Jesus being the overcomer of death! And the ragged clothes that depict someone who may be down on their luck certainly reminds us of how he called us to help the poor and needy. Last but certainly not least, is the devil costume and the inherent message that Jesus defeated the devil when he rose from the grave and that the devil is for all practical purposes, dead (you must have gotten that idea from the where the Bible talks about the devil being destined to thrown into the Lake of Fire sometime in the not-to-distant future). Great symbolism in having only a mere "skin" of the ol' guy hanging there! Anyway, Bob, just wanted you to know that I am thinking of using this page as a ministry tool for teaching youngsters about Jesus! That is, if it's OK with you...

In Christ,

Peter Thompson
hisong@localnet.com


Thank you, Pete! Finally someone who gets it! I have been trying for years to explain how Jesus Dress Up is actually a "pro Jesus" game, but no one ever wants to hear me out! All they wanna do is yell and curse at me for "disrespecting their god" and how I'm an awful person who's going to hell and everything! They don't even give it a chance to see that Jesus wore our sins like clothes of both men and women, and how Satan is just an empty pair of pajamas that Jesus has already hunted down and skinned so He could wear the pelt like a trophy.

I wish more Christians like yourself would have the courage to stand up for what might possibly be one of the most important tools ever invented for teaching humankind about Jesus. It's the gift I offer to the world for free. Quite similar to God's gift if you think about it.

And if you liked that one you're gonna have a field day with this one! I made this one depicting some of the worst sins that Jesus died for on the cross. It's a chilling reminder of how great of an event Jesus crucifixion actually was, and the girth of the crimes that it dismisses.

I'm coming out with a Halloween version of the magnets this year which are supposed to give a holy ministry on how Jesus died for everyone who dresses up to Trick or treat, and how He's already conquered the demons that pull the strings of this pagan holiday, or something.

Thank you for the email, Pete. Please continue to spread the word of my blessed dressup game. I will gladly donate a magnet set to your ministries if you promise to document the lesson you use it in and forward it to me.

Bob

(I never heard back from Pete)

we have the freedom to worship Jesus, and degrade him if we so choose

Bob,

While your opinion of Jesus is your own personal business, your degradation of his character with your Jesus Dress Up site is very public and distasteful. All opinion aside, Jesus claimed to be the son of God and redeemer of man from the bondage of sin. This has been recorded in Jewish, Christian, and secular history. Many people believe his claims and continue to worship him as the Messiah, the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish and Gentile people. Even those who don’t accept his claims, such as Orthodox Jews and Muslims, still regard him as a prophet of God and would not dare degrade his character.

We live in a country where we have the freedom to worship Jesus, and degrade him if we so choose. And we live in an age in history where Jesus allows this to happen. My plea to you, Bob, is that you won’t abuse these freedoms – especially in a way that offends others.


Regards,
Matt Brackin
Houston, TX
mbrackin@tracerindustries.com

What if I were to plea with you to stop believing in these humans who thousands of years ago claimed to be gods, because believing in them encourages people to anticipate the apocalypse? Simply by believing that the greatest event in human history (Jesus' 2nd Coming) will occur after we destroy ourselves you are putting everyone's well-being at risk.

Personally I feel that this is a much better reason for you to stop your belief than "degrading someone's character" is for me.

Anxiously awaiting your decision.
Bob

it’s uncharacteristic of a TRUE follower of Jesus to do such a thing

Hello Bob,
Thanks for the reply. I'm pleasantly surprised. Let me attempt to respond to each of your statements to the best of my ability. But I encourage you to cross-reference my comments with Biblical scripture, and then judge for yourself what is accurate. By the way, I did not ask you to stop your belief (I don’t even know what it is). I only asked you to not offend others by insulting their beliefs. Degrading Christ’s character does just that. As for my comments in this message, I am only presenting the truth as I understand it, and am not trying to make you stop your belief.

1. You wrote, "these humans who...claimed to be gods".
The Bible only records one human who claimed to be God, and that was Jesus: "They (the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law) all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?". He (Jesus) replied, "You are right in saying I am." - Luke 22:70.

By claiming to be the Son of God, Jesus was placing himself in the Trinity, which consists of the three persons of the godhead: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three persons, but one God. The Jewish lawyers knew this from prophecy, and knew that the Son of God was going to come to them in human form. They rejected Jesus’ claim, accused him of blasphemy, and ultimately had him crucified because they feared Jesus was going to take away their power and influence over the people, which he was doing. They were also angry because Jesus called them hypocrites and threw the merchant’s out of the temple, which the priests and lawyers were profiteering from. The working-class people loved Jesus and accepted him as the Messiah of prophecy, and the local and regional Roman governors found no fault in him. Even a tax collector and several of the Jewish priests and lawyers accepted him, such as Nicodemus, because they knew that he had thus far fulfilled every prophecy which had been written concerning the Messiah. It was the CHIEF priests and lawyers that had him killed because they saw him as a threat.

2. You wrote, "believing in them [god(s)] encourages people to anticipate the apocalypse".
Jesus encouraged his followers to anticipate his return, but not the death and destruction that would occur before or after that event. In fact, Jesus gives a bleak description of what that day will be like in Matthew 24:21-22, "For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God’s chosen ones." Then in verses 30-31, his return is predicted, "And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven." Jesus goes on in verse 44 to tell his followers to be ready for his return, "You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected."

3. You wrote, "Simply by believing that the greatest event in human history (Jesus' 2nd Coming) will occur after we destroy ourselves you are putting everyone's well-being at risk.
I think I see where you’re coming from. You’re afraid that a Bush-like world leader will come to power and start a war to try to usher-in the apocalypse. I must say that anything is possible with humans, and nobody but God truly knows our motives. But it’s uncharacteristic of a TRUE follower of Jesus to do such a thing because we already have the promise of eternal life with him. Ushering-in the apocalypse would only bring more pain and suffering on Christians, and their families, than they currently experience. Paul wrote in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition". And Jesus said in Matthew 24:36, "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father". Only God the Father knows when the Man of Sin will be born and revealed. It would be pointless for anyone to attempt to usher-in the apocalypse by starting a war or by any other means.

Matt Brackin
mbrackin@tracerindustries.com

Okay, first of all, I say "gods" (plural) because you and I both know that there have been many people who've declared themselves or others as god in a book. I am making the claim that for anyone to believe in these gods who foretell an apocalypse and then a new wonderful paradise afterwards are clearly dangerous psychopaths. I believe David Koresh had the same predictions. Hell, even Charles Manson foretold a glorious new beginning for him and his followers once mankind destroyed themselves. Your Jesus is in wonderful company.

Asking me to take down my site is no different than asking me to stop my belief. It'd be no different than me asking you to stop talking about the things you believe to others. Please, Matt. Your belief that all people who worship Jesus are sane and love everyone isn't realistic. Putting the information in people's heads that Jesus' glorious Second Coming and the triumph of Christians over all non believers will bring everyone to their knees and a flaming river of lava from the sky to judge and destroy us is irresponsible.

Are you and all of your followers making sure to only give this information to sweet, gentle Christian-type people? Or is your god not so concerned about whether or not this information gets into the wrong hands and the consequences that would follow? It's amusing to me that you don't see how irresponsible a god would have to be to put fourth such a destiny for all to hear. To me that'd be a clear sign that He Himself was very much looking forward to that bright day!

Please Matt. Put that bible down. It was written by people who thought the sun revolved around the earth. And it would not be pointless for impatient believers to see that they could finally stop all the madness by ushering in their triumph over the world so that they can watch the enemy burn. Have you seen the hate mail section of my site? There are a great number of you believers who are anticipating the eternal suffering of us unbelievers. And it's chilling the amount of power you all have at the moment. Please, Matt. Think this through carefully.

Bob

 

That is ridiculous!

Sir this is not only disturbing but it is also offensive. Not only is it bad because you put him on the cross...but the fact that you have a devil outfit there. That is ridiculous!

James Sayers
jsayers7@gmail.com

It isn't so ridiculous if you see the whole "crucifixion of the Son of God" thing as being fiction. In fact, on that level, the devil costume hardly seems to be enough! Know what I mean?

Bob

 

He told me to tell you that he Loves You

I guess you don't like Jesus. He told me to tell you that he "Loves You"

Cornell Mack
cornell@bsiracing.com

If He loves me why doesn't He marry me??

Bob

he's already married to you

If you ever confessed Jesus as your Lord and Savior, he's already married to you, even if you decide to turn away from him.

(Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you)

Cornell Mack
cornell@bsiracing.com

Question, do you have any proof about this whole Jesus/God/love idea you're pushin'?

Bob

Yes!

Yes!
Do you believe in Jesus/God/love?

Cornell Mack
cornell@bsiracing.com

Fantastic. It's about time! Let's have it.

Bob

I speak in tongues

Jesus said that he would send the comforter (Holy Spirit) for those who believe in him. This comforter will empower believers to speak in tongues as a sign for unbelievers.. .I speak in tongues.. I pray for the sick and they are healed.

Cornell Mack
cornell@bsiracing.com

So you speak in a different language? One that no one understands, and that's your proof? Not only does that sound like the farthest thing from any kind of evidence, it also sounds like the farthest thing from any kind of sanity.

Seriously. Is that your only proof? That's all you needed to be 100% sold on the idea?

Bob

 

“dont bother sending any moronic responses back.”

you sick person... dont bother sending any moronic responses back... ill pray for you.

s.retza@sbcglobal.net

Prayer: The last refuge of the lazy.

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