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Watch Out for Those Christian Drivers!

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Do Christian drivers pose a danger to others?  Some think so!  According to a half-hearted challenge issued on Stay Free! Daily . . .

Saved Premillenialist Christians Shouldn't Drive

I'm sure everyone here has been driving and seen the bumper sticker that reads "In case of Rapture, car will be unmanned." While this never fails to inspire some very action-movie style daydreams and exciting video game premises, it also brings up a far more practical issue: should saved Christians be allowed to drive?

One would think that, if we don't grant driver's licences to narcoleptics, epileptics, or other people who may, at random, lose all control of their careening vehicle, we sure as hell won't grant a license to someone who may just up and disappear without warning. But, this never seems to come up.

That fundamentalist, evangelical, end-times-anticipating Christians seek to create or alter legislation to support their beliefs is not exactly news. And, of course, it's well within their rights to petition and badger and seek to achieve their goals of teaching religious pseudoscience in schools, or keeping gay people from marrying, and so on-- but it seems to me that if they are really going to be forthright in their goals of altering the laws of the United States to fit their theology, they can't just pick and choose the laws they want. To really be taken seriously, they need to go all the way, to do the right thing and press for legislation stipulating that anyone who has accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts cannot safely pilot a motorized vehicle or similar heavy machinery.

I'm willing also to consider legislation that would provide for them the right to pilot small, possibly electric city-cars that are speed-limited to 25 MPH, contain adequate warning lights and signage, and, upon detection of loss of driver (via a simple switch in the seat that disengages when the driver is raptured away) sounds a warning klaxon as it slowly comes to a safe, controlled stop under automatic control.

So, saved Premillenialist Christians, here's my challenge to you: go all the way. Fight for what you want in our schools, our hospitals, our public places, but stick to your beliefs on our highways as well. I mean, that's what being a fundamentalist is all about, right?

To read the article, Click here: Stay Free! Daily: Saved Premillenialist Christians Shouldn't Drive


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Reader Comments (14)

You don't think all those premils (especially those rich tele-types) would mind those of left behind to move into their mansions and drive their Ferraris, do you?
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered Commentercjd
Maybe a little off the topic, sorry, but what has amazed me about Tim L. and company is that they are so greedily piling on the wealth. Why, since they are anticipating the Rapture at any second? Seems fishy to me.

Also, this little bit of satire is hilarious. Thanks for posting Dr. Riddlebarger.

In Christ

Mike Ratliff
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff
Maybe our guardian angel co-pilot's could take over when unmanned.
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Now hold on, I'm a historic premil and wouldn't be caught alive or dead with one of those stupid stickers on my car. I don't expect a pretrib rapture ejection seat when things get tough.

Just to be clear, the problem isn't premil, it is dispy premil.

Does Tim LeHay drive?
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTim Etherington
Tim, dipsyism is the key to a lot of the confusion we are experiencing right now. Good point.
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff
Well, I hope for their sake they all drive convertibles ;)
April 25, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie
O consistency, thou art a jewel.

Keep pretribbers off the roads? Definitely! Amen! I'll vote for it! (Either that, or mandate some type of "escape-proof-while-in-motion" vehicle.) ((Now if we could just legislate against stupidity... ... ...))

Wayne Rohde - hoping for safer roads AND saner theology
April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
One thing that is funny is how a-historical even this satire shows Dispensationalism to be. Can you imagine, a century and a half ago...small wood carving dangling on the back "In case of Rapture, this wagon will be unmanned"?....a few centuries prior, banner tied to horse's tail "In case of Rapture, this jousting lance will fall to the ground. Feel free to take armor home"? It is pitiful that Christians are even in the range of pieces like this. He probably went home to his bound copy of the Da Vinci Code.
April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJeff A.
One other thing to consider is that a vehicle with a "saved" infant who happens to have a dirty diaper at the time of the rapture would have to be declared a Biohazard since it is quite possible that clothing will be left behind as well. We therefore need to tax Dispy Christians more so that this situation can be cleaned up when they leave.

April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMark Vander Pol
Pessimistic escapism. The world is going to hell and Jesus is just gonna snatch me out of it.
April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTim Etherington
I'll leave a video in my car explaining what has happened when the Rapture takes place.

That way people will know that it wasn't my fault for the accident.

April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Minichino,jr
So John, after the Rapture when Jesus comes back the second time, before the nations revolt against him the insurance companies will sue him!
April 26, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTim Etherington
How beautiful and simple the amil scenario is: Jesus will come again, and when He does the current order will be ended, and the new and eternal heavens and earth will come to pass - per II Pet. 3. So when living believers are caught up --at that time, the time of Christ's glorious return-- to be with Christ, what will become of all else ... whether cars, trucks or other vehicles? As Peter says, the world and its works will then be burned up and melt with intense heat, etc. And the glories of eternity will begin!

Accordingly, we need not worry about the (ridiculous) logistics of some pre-trib system. Our only concern is to live godly lives, and be good ambassadors for Christ, prior to Jesus' return. The rest will take care of itself.

Wayne Rohde
Converted from paganism to Christ in 1971;
Converted from pre-trib to post-trib in 1990;
Converted from pre-mil to a-mil in 2005, and loving it!
April 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Rohde
Well said Wayne!
April 27, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Ratliff

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