Friday, May 7, 2010

Pop star claims Bible written by drunks

Pop star claims Bible written by drunks

One of Poland's most famous and controversial pop stars faces two years in prison after suggesting that the Bible was written by drunks and people with a fondness for "herbal cigarettes".

Dorota Rabczewska, a 26 year old singer in Poland “sang” more than her hits when she said, “that she believed more in dinosaurs than the Bible because "it is hard to believe in something written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes."

She has been charged in Warsaw for insulting religious sentiment in what is known as Catholic Poland. She made this comment more than a year ago during a television interview. This prompted furious Catholic groups to lodge complaints with the prosecutor's office

Ryszard Nowak, chairman of the Committee for the Defence Against Sects, an organisation dedicated to protecting Christian values. "I believe that she committed a crime and offended the religious feelings of both Christians and Jews." If found guilty the pop star faces a two-year jail sentence or a hefty fine under Polish blasphemy laws

I wasn’t even aware that Poland had blasphemy laws. It seems so strange to realize that she can spend up to two-years in jail for her “flippant attitude.” What would we do in America if someone made the identical statement?

Nothing. Sadly, I don’t think any one would notice a statement like that these days in our country. We have had worse things than that said under our so called “free speech” laws. Remember, we live in a country where putting pictures of Jesus or the flag in jars of urine is constitutional speech and art.

What do you think?


Lloyd said...

Wow... I never knew there were still laws that would take people off the streets for viewing their religious believes. Sort of reminds me of what was going on in the first century with a group of religious leaders who had a young Jewish man arrested on blasphemy charges. Good article. God bless, Lloyd

JD Curtis said...

I think they should let the moron go. It was stupid, yet not overly offensive.

That being said, I wonder if there will be anything done to dampen the effects of the thought police in cases such as this. Link

"A Christian street preacher was arrested and locked in a cell for telling a passer-by that homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God."

Loren said...

Wow! Interesting to say the least!

In regards to here at home. Sadly, I believe you are right...nothing at all would happen. How many things have been done to grieve our LORD in the name of "free speech or art?"


Thanks for bringing this issue to the fore. I have never heard anything like it in todays society.


Lisa said...

Good for Poland, sad for us. It's unbelievable how far down our country has come in the name of freedom of speech.

Lisa said...

Gregg, thank you for the kind comment on my post today. You explained things in a way I'd never heard before and it's a little clearer now why I'm traveling this road. I appreciate you brother!

Gregg said...

Lloyd - no doubt!

JD Curtis - it is tough to try and legislate what can be said and not said. If you stop one thing it isn't to hard to stop another. For the record I wasn't surprised at what she said, I was surprised Poland had such a law.

Loren - too many things are said and done in the name of "freedom."

Yvonne - it is unreal what goes on, especially in this country.

Lisa - you are right, to much is allowed that was never intended.

I am glad that those brief thoughts may have helped.

Dan Trabue said...

What do I think? I think Thank God for America's freedom. I much prefer a nation where someone doesn't go to jail for offending the religious elite than one where saying the wrong thing about God can get you put in jail.

God can take care of God's Self.

Lisa, I don't know you (or you, Gregg), but surely you aren't looking longingly towards such a law, wishing we had one like it here??

Man, I have been a Christian for 37 years now and thank God for saving me by God's grace, I WOULD like to see a more polite society and one where people didn't say stupidly offensive stuff (like "God hates fags," for instance or even this lady's relatively mild statement), but NOT FOR A SECOND would I want to live in a country with THAT restrictive a "thought police" force MAKING us BY FORCE of law to be respectful.

I mean, "The Bible was written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes..." Really? You find that offensive? It's silly, a little funny, perhaps a little disrespectful, but I can't see it being offensive...

Gregg said...

Dan - The question I asked was designed to garner response, which of course it did. I thank you for your response. No I am not wishing or hoping for thought police to make such laws here in our country. I expressed my thought when I said I wasn't surprised by what she said, it doesn't surprise me or challenge me when lost people talk or act like lost people, what surprised me was that Poland had such a law. I just wasn't aware of that. However, I also said it would be very difficult to legislate what is accdeptable and what isn't. Of course I would hope we would err on the side of decency and not err on the side of vulgarness.

I still believe what has been permitted and declared to be "constitutional" is beyond what the framers had intended.

I also maintain that if you take one freedom away or say one thing can't be said, then it isn't hard to take another and another. Look at what is now considered "hate speech." The day is coming when attempts will be made to regulate the pulpit and etc.

For the record, I didn't find the statement as offensive as I did sad becasue it demonstrates the darkness of her heart and her lost condition.


I find the comment made by the Polish rock star to be as offensive as taking the Lord's name in vain. God's Word is sacred. Profaning the sacred is a direct offense against God Himself. It doesn't matter to me whether there is a "law" for or against it. It's the state of the heart of the one who speaks such things when they go meet their Maker that will make the difference.

AL said...

I think I'd agree with Dan. This happened in "Catholic Poland" so what would happen if one of us were over their preaching that purgatory is unbiblical and doesn't exist?

I might find myself in a cell with this pop star, maybe she could hear the Gospel and the Lord might convict her and save her.

I know of a street preacher - Shawn Holes - who was recently jailed in Ireland I think, for preaching that homosexuality is a sin.

We Christians are looking at being imprisoned right here in America with all the "hate crimes" stuff.

Ah, but persecution will weed out the false converts and bring revival, just like it did in the Book of Acts.
Glory to God, who is in control of all of this!


I have no comment on this one. But I loved reading the comments and brother Gregg's response. If Friday question and answer is going to be this good I'll be sure to come back, even if it's just to be a spectator.

Eddie Eddings said...

Living in Kuwait is odd at times. They censor everything (books, classbooks, magazines, TV shows, movies). No mention of the Lord Jesus Christ (in those terms), no mention of His death by crucifixion - they literally mark it out with black markers. No Bibles sold - or Christian books. On TV and movies, they edit out any kissing. (The TV episode will jump to the next sceen or in the movies, the screen will go black and the sound will be off. They even edit out an animation or CG kiss) They make sure to edit out the word "ham" BUT they DO NOT edit when someone uses the Lord's Name in vain! Strange but true.

Brian Ray Todd said...

Matthew 8:22 But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Luke 9:60 Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

What did Jesus mean here? The lost (those who are not saved) do talk and act like lost people. They walk in darkness and despise the light of God through Jesus (some in ignorance & some in rebellion to the Truth). It is not accceptable becasue it is sin to their Creator and they will perish, unless they repent in their heart. Compassion doesn't mean live and let live or to each their own. We need to stand up for the faith; stand firm and but a light to the world for Christ, our Lord and Savior, that He may be theirs someday also and be saved.