This comes courtesy of a friend who knows I’m not Christian, but still sends crazy emails anyway. I call it And Now They Ded From Coke:
> Subject: FW: what the BIBLE says about death
> Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!
> Make a personal reflection about this. Very interesting, read until the
> It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7): “Be not deceived; God is not
> mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
> Here are some men and women who mocked God:
> JOHN LENNON:
> Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:
> “Christianity will end, it will disappear. I do not have to argue about
> that. I am certain. Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, Today
> we are more famous than Him” (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles
> were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
> TANCREDO NEVES (President of Brazil):
> During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his
> party, not even God would remove him from Presidency. Sure he got the votes,
> but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.
> CAZUZA (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):
> During a show in CanecÃ¯o ( Rio de Janeiro ), whilst smoking his cigarette,
> he puffed out some smoke into the air and said: “God, that’s for you.” He
> died at the age of 32 of AIDS in a horrible manner.
> THE MAN WHO BUILT TITANIC:
> After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic
> would be. With an ironic tone he said: “Not even God can sink it” The result:
> I think you all know what happened to the Titanic.
> MARILYN MONROE:
> She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show. He said the
> Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what the
> Preacher had to say, she said: “I don’t need your Jesus”. A week later, she
> was found dead in her apartment.
> BON SCOTT:
> The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang: “Don’t stop
> me, I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell”. On the 19th of
> February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.
> CAMPINAS/SP IN 2005
> In Campinas, Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend. The
> mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of
> her friends and she said to the daughter – holding her hand, who was already
> seated in the car: “MY DAUGHTER, GO WITH GOD AND MAY HE PROTECT
> She responded: “ONLY IF HE (GOD) TRAVELS IN THE TRUNK, CAUSE INSIDE HERE
> IT’S ALREADY FULL”
> Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident,
> everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had
> been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact. The police said there was no
> way the trunk could have remained intact.
> To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none were broken.
> Christine Hewitt: a Jamaican Journalist and entertainer,said the Bible (Word
> of God) was the worst book ever written, in June 2006 she was found burnt
> beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.
> Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that
> was given so much authority as the name of Jesus. Many have died, but only
> Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive.
> P.S: If it was a joke, you would have sent it to everyone. So are you going
> to have courage to send this?. I have done my part, Jesus said “If you are
> embarrassed about me, I will also be embarrassed about you before my
> What benefit does it have, if a man gains the whole world but loses his
> soul? What can man give in exchange of his soul? (Matthew 16:26).
It’s a nice little mix of urban legend, hearsay, threats, and ignorance. What about the millions of religious people who die young and violently? Kurt Vonnegut will be 84 in November, so clearly not everyone who rejects or mocks religion dies immediately. And I need to update my scoring system, don’t I?
I’d also like to point something out:
Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
John Lennon said that (in context it’s not quite meant the way it’s usually taken) in 1966. He was murdered in 1980, so the Angel Assassination Squad didn’t catch up with him for fourteen years.
Score- Points for:
Vague threats against blasphemers/infidels
Untrue/unprovable/just plain dodgy statements presented as fact
Beginning and ending with bible quotes