Occasionally, I get to rummaging around on Youtube for various reasons.
Youtube is truly amazing. In among genuinely useful/valuable/informative resources, there is vast amounts of — stuff like THIS:
This woman is Becky Wegner Rommel, and quite frankly, she has managed to single-handedly to more to drive people away from Christianity than Richard Dawkins could ever hope for.
- She’s hypocritical: I find it amusing when “Christians” invoke “Old Testament” prohibitions (for example, whichever parts of Leviticus they want to cherry-pick, while ignoring the rest).I’m pretty sure Miss Wegner Rommel does not attempt to follow Kashrut (the “kosher” dietary laws). Nor does she give two liquidy shits about the prohibition against tattooing (at least judged by the following photo🙂
Now, here’s the thing: Arguably, she could just hand-wave the above objections away by invoking “Supersessionism” — the (convenient) Christian doctrinal position which states that the 613 mitzvot are “no longer binding”, due to the “atoning blood” etc.
I say this is “convenient” because it — at least superficially — contradicts Matt. 5:18 (“not one jot or tittle”….etc.)
So, yeah: Becky is a hypocritical weirdo weep-screaming into at her cell-phone, who manages to be completely ignorant of her own “beliefs”.
That would be bad enough.
The problem is: she’s a die-hard fan of Joyce Meyer
Now, I have no problem with Joyce Meyer. However, some people do, given that “literalists” typically cherry-pick stuff like THIS so as to not have to bother rationally arguing against female clergy.
Remember, folks: Joyce Meyer is not merely some “submissive Christian woman” writing “motivational” fluff for housewives. Instead, she has authored a bunch of books, and has what can only rationally be described as a television ministry.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I don’t give a shit about any of that. I don’t give a shit how many tattoos Becky has. Nor do I give a shit about whether or not Becky ate bacon and drank a glass of milk at breakfast.
I DO give a shit about a (mentally ill?) woman who claims to be a “Christian” who would obviously rather weep/scream garbled bullshit at the world-at-large, instead of working on her own bullshit, first:
Matthew 7:5: You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Quite frankly, Becky Wegner Rommel (and others like her) exemplify exactly the kind of batshit insane, hypocritical idiocy which makes Christianity look stupid.
I mean, seriously: this chick is Dana Carvey’s “church lady” character, incarnate.
Of course, this woman (who has attempted — clumsily — to “scrub” her online presence by deleting videos — which never works, by the way) ALSO has a Youtube video where she gets “emotional” over a dead mouse in a box-trap, because she reads idiosyncratic symbolism relating to “addictions” into it.
This woman obviously has serious problems. Tragically, her half-assed stab at theocracy backfired.
To be honest, I respect Pamela Raintree infinitely more than I will ever respect someone like Becky Wegner Rommel. Pamela Raintree is a “transwoman” who faced down an anti-LGBT legislator in Louisiana, by bringing a stone to a public hearing, and flat-out DARING him to stone her to death. (Hint: he failed to do so, AND withdrew the bill).
Seriously: whatever you claim to “believe” on LGBT (or any other) topics: isn’t it infinitely more important to work on your own bullshit, first, rather than going all “Westboro Baptist” on everybody else?