Come on, seriously? I am not kidding here. I have more people who read my blog from the religion category than any other. I find that absolutely hilarious. I admitted I sinned and put a blanket invitation out there for others to share their sin, and not one person stepped up for public introspection. I must be on a lot of prayer lists and for that I am eternally thankful but come on religious folks, fess up. You sin and are too much of a coward to admit it.
Heck, I thought guns, Chick-a-Flick, and family values were your thing. Privacy was never one of the out front issues Christian types rally around. Why is that? I thought you were suppose to stand up and confess your sins every Wednesday night right before the baked spaghetti supper.
Have I hit a nerve?
I don’t really mind if you are private , in fact, I like the idea of you keeping your ‘bidness to yourself. I wish you’d keep more stuff to yourself and leave picking on folks who believe differently than you to dinosaurs. You know they are extinct, right? They really did live once and there are plenty of bones to prove it in museums all over the world. Now, if you want to say, they lived at the same time as Jesus, well, we have (or as they say in Alabama…got) a difference of opinion on that one.
I’m reading a book called Driftless and it is by David Rhodes and although I am only on page 222, I ran across a really interesting sentence on page 217. When wheelchair bound Olivia went about the land, ending up at a casino to test if Christ really existed she came to the conclusion, “The only real danger lay in giving doubt a fair hearing.”
Now, don’t jump to wide-eyed conclusions about whether I believe in Christ or not, I simply figured if one set of Bible verses can be misinterpreted to cause pain and alienation to many, then one simple sentence in a book of fiction can’t do much harm.
Appearances are everything. If you folks are searching the internet for meaning to life by reading blogs, then you need to accept you might be exhibiting some doubt. In some circles, doubt is a sin. Whereas in others, a good dose of skepticism is a characteristic of survival of the fittest. Not to go all Evolution on you and really wreck your comfort zone, I have to say , those of you who cling to your guns and purist’s belief in the second amendment are doing some mighty fine doubting. You are doubting your fellow citizens and neighbors and your love of country and state.
If you are doubting your country and thinking taxes are a sin, I never read the chapter where Jesus said , “Shuck thy taxes and don’t fix those potholes to hell.” I never read where he said, “Go ahead and do to others before they do unto you.” Although that is a pretty darn catchy phrase, if I do say so myself. I can see it now, plastered on signs and sports caps at stadiums of sport across the heartland. Let’s call it the “Get Even Verse.” It needs a number , how about, how about, how about, ummmm 4:15 , isn’t that tax day? Or maybe Sunday/11-12:00 the most segregated hour of the week, might be a better moniker for the “Get Even Verse” , thus throwing two stones at once. You’d sure have a better chance for getting the “Eye for and Eye ” message out there.
I am ribbing you a bit, no Adam pun intended. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog; I know how busy you are with all your Bible study. I’m not joshing, I appreciate it, I wish my family appreciated my musings as much as y’all. Maybe it will give you something to think about and discuss at Sunday School. By the way, I think Sunday is a fabulous business plan. It is a great day of free therapy, if you don’t count the tithing. And on that tithe note, you really shouldn’t be getting a tax break on that little deduction. We’ll save that sermon for another blog.
You honor me with continued reading of my blog. If you would like me to visit and give an informal sermonette at your next revival, send me a little email. I would consider it a privilege.
GLORY BE and may Divine Sunshine fill your hearts, till we meet again, right here at my pulpit of upliftedness.
…Oh, yeah, if you want people to read your blog , put the word “sin” in the title. They simple cannot resist the idea someone is giving them a free chance to judge.