I never heard of Rachel Held Evans, but obviously Yahweh knew her well and he killed her. Or at least that with what many Evangelical Christians believe. “Yahweh” is the name of the tribal god of Christians and Jews — Muslim’s call him “Allah”. Rachel was a very popular Progressive ex-Evangelical Christian who use to believe in a nasty Yahweh, but she escaped conservative Evangelicalism and became a popular author who wrote against Trump Evangelicals, for abortion, for the LGBTQ community and against Biblical literalism. If you are religion-free, these controversies seem silly to you, but they are deadly topics for many Christians.
When I read today that Rachel Held Evans died from an allergic reaction to an antibiotic, I instantly told my honey, “The Evangelicals are going to say this is God punishing Rachel.” And sure enough, with only a little searching, this nasty evangelical site confirmed my suspicion:
At age 37, Evan’s has died as a result of severe swelling on the brain. It is appointed once a man to die, and then the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).
Rachel Held Evans was a heretic. While she was not a professional theologian or clergy person, her influential writings no doubt led many sinners astray or, at the very least, provided false assurance to those living in sin that they stood justified before God.
Going to Twitter, more holy virulence can be found:
Rachel Held Evans died today. While we shouldn’t take pleasure in the death of the wicked, she can no longer actively inflict spiritual harm on people and lead them astray. God is just and right in all things. In Him, we rejoice.
— ReformationCharlotte (@ReformationCLT) May 5, 2019
“Behold, the wicked man
conceives evil &
is pregnant with mischief
& gives birth to lies.
He makes a pit,
digging it out,
& falls into the
hole that he has made.
His mischief returns upon
his own head…
I will give to the LORD
the thanks due to his
— Bible180 (@Bible180us) May 4, 2019
If she is indeed in hell, she is getting the punishment she, and all of us, deserves.
— Robert James (@RobertJ77527871) May 5, 2019
I’ll stop there. Like I said, since I care nothing for Christian debates nowadays, I had never heard of Rachel. But as I read about her today, I am sure that the world lost a very, very fine thinker and writer. As for why it happened, like other religion-free people, I just feel that shit happens because the world is dangerous. It is very sad.
So, do you believe in a higher power that punish people in this life? I don’t.