Me likes. It fascinates me. It is like a puzzle. It is full of rich history. I do believe that it is the word of God. I understand that the physical Christian Bible hasn’t been around forever. I understand that it has been edited several times, while filtered through different languages. Books have been added and omitted. Some words do not accurately address humankind. It takes place in different times, political climates and cultures. I don’t understand everything about it. It is mysterious to me.
Why You Look at Me Sideways Man!?
My search isn’t for ammunition, just understanding. Religious debates give me ulcers… Sometimes I feel like if you ask someone the wrong question, they look at you sideways. Want to see me get really weird? Put me in the middle of a heated religious debate. Heated and hateful that is. I don’t really think it’s wrong to ask questions. I don’t have all the answers. I am still searching for the golden scripture that makes my life instantaneously perfect, in addition to the fountain of youth…
What do you say?
Sometimes when I ask God questions, I wonder if I am like a child asking about the color of the sky. Like I want answers, but am not yet at a place to really comprehend the answer. I just don’t think my cognition can compete with that of an eternal being.
I am curious about hell. I see references to a place of darkness and also a place of fire. I sometimes wonder how God feels about religion. I mean, He wasn’t a Catholic. He wasn’t a Christian. Sometimes I wonder if it is more important to love others, or to be “right”. I see a lot about love and peace. I saw Jesus as someone that loved and gave, unto death.
He had His spitfire moments. I don’t think they were to make people want to go off themselves. I think sometimes they were to provoke thought. Like, He called people out that misrepresented his Father. He called people out that pushed religious law. A law no one can keep in its entirety. Sometimes I noticed when He called people out, it said they tempted Him, or like they wanted to trip Him up. They were trying to start trouble and He wasn’t having it. Lolz
Turn The Other Cheek Now! Or Else!!!
What else was He supposed to do? Turn the other cheek?
See, I think sometimes people read a scripture and go off into orbit. I know I have before. I don’t claim to know everything myself. It’s a learning experience, life is. I just know if someone tried to mug me, and told me to turn the other cheek, well they would have another thing coming.
No moderation. Like, if I did everything nowadays that others wanted me to, I would be a doormat, plain and simple. I would not be allowed to have an opinion, because my life isn’t perfect. Only perfect people have opinions dontchaknow? Ridiculous huh? What about all the different expectations on people that are supposed to believe in God?
Bob: Aren’t you supposed to be praying now ma’am?
Me: I did earlier, Thank You. It is also lunch time now, if that is alright with you?
No, no, no…
Go and Sin No More
Did Jesus really say that? If He did, it was after he gave. It was after he changed someone’s life profoundly. I don’t see where after the fact, he got into this long uncomfortable dialect about…
The correct denomination
Acting religious ASAP
Hoops to jump through
Unworthiness to the Father’s Love
How disgusting He thought someone was
Looks like He reached out and addressed each need, as he deemed appropriate.
Stretch out your hand…
I Just Wonder…
If you have done more studying, please share. I am not a historian. Sometimes I wish I could just sit down with people more experienced and pick their brains. They could share what they did and didn’t know. Not “just because”, I mean from actual study or experience. I am definitely up to learn more. I am curious about a lot.
I wonder if Adam and Eve had a marriage ceremony. I wonder if her gown was beautiful, flowing and white. All proper like. Er, did they get married like us back in the day? Wait a minute… Can God honor marriages if they aren’t American? What if someone took a wife? I saw where people did that. What is a take marriage?
Try to take me from my home, and get a knuckle sandwich breh…
I wonder how many culturally relevant things today; make an eternal being lose sleep. I wonder if we get stuck on things that keep us spinning in circles, and then we forget about what is supposed to be important? I am serious. I want to know.