Religion gets in the way of people who want to find God in many places
I’m not a religious man in a clubby sort of way. I mean, I don’t belong to any specific church or pray to any particular God. Yet somehow I feel the spirit, if you know what I mean.
So, it is with an open mind that I find it interesting how some people seem to think they have the market cornered on this God thing.
It’s quite silly when you really think about it. I mean, isn’t God everywhere? I mean, can God not be somewhere?
There are those who seem to think that if you want to find God you have to look in certain places. They seem to think that if you don’t look in the specific places they happen to know about, that you won’t find God.
Quite ridiculous, isn’t it? Where can you go and not find God? If you go somewhere and don’t find God, you’re just not looking hard enough.
Take President Bush. He ends his speeches with “God bless America.”
Well, what God is he talking about? Is it the God of Jesus Christ? Or is it the Hebrew God? And why should God bless America and not just bless the rest of the world too?
If everyone were blessed wouldn’t that be good for America, because then everyone would be happy and wouldn’t have to blow anything up? I suggest the president end his speeches with “God bless everywhere.”
Now, not having bought into any specific God is like being able to shop everywhere. It’s like the Christians decided to shop at one place to find God, for purposes of example let’s call it 7-Eleven. All the Christians can only go to 7-Eleven to find God.
Now the Lutherans, they can only go to Aisle 1, and the Catholics go to the freezer section only, but it’s all under 7-Eleven.
The Jews, for purposes of example, they go to Wal-Mart to find God and the Muslims go to the factory stores to find God.
The problem with this is that maybe a Lutheran needs something in the freezer section, or a Jew needs to go to the Nike store. I feel very luck to be able to shop around for God.
It seems so obvious to me how these people who think they have all the answers about God are just full of it.
This has been going on for a long time, and there is no end in site. I was at a sporting event the other day and it reminded me of religion.
Everybody was rooting for their team, and their friends. Now, I was just there so I could root for everybody. It seemed I was a lot less disappointed, although I didn’t get to ride home on the bus with everybody.
Well thanks for your time, and God bless.
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