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Popeye Is Not God

In Response to the following CleanQuote:

Great philosophical sayings:

"Know Thyself." - Plato

"I yam what I yam." - Popeye

K.H. wrote,

Dear Pastor Tim:
 
No disrespect but your quote by Popeye below is blasphemous.

Great philosophical sayings: "Know Thyself." - Plato
"I yam what I yam." - Popeye

God said in Exodus, "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent you"  (Exodus 3:14).

Popeye is not God!

There is a time for humor, but one should never make light of the sacred things that God has said in His Holy Word the Holy Scriptures or the Holy Bible.

I take these things very seriously because I have seen the risen Lord on three separate occasions over twenty years ago when I first became a Christian.  And it wasn't until years later that the garments that He wore and everything else that I saw was just like it was depicted in the Bible.   That scared me to death. 

I stand today for Christ against and any and all who oppose the Risen Lord and Savior.  And alone if necessary. 

I hope that I never have to give my body to be burnt or whatever, but I shall defend Him every time that it is necessary.  Even against a pastor who should have known better.
 
K.H, Yakima, Washington

My Reply:

Dear K.H.

Popeye is not God?  I suppose the next thing you will tell me is that Olive Oyl is not the Queen of Heaven.

Seriously, you have really misinterpreted that quote.  When Popeye (you do realize he is a cartoon character don't you) says "I yam what I yam" he was no more saying that he was God than ALF (the hairy and caustic alien in the situation comedy by the same name) when he said "I shed, therefore I am".  That quote is really Popeye just saying that he was who he was - just as we all are.

I too hope that you never need to give your body to be burnt, but before worrying about that you might watch out for getting hot under the collar too easily.  I hear that eating more spinach is good for that.

Pastor Tim

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