Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm A Religious Guy, But...

I think organized religion is the funniest thing next to a barrel of monkeys. Maybe funnier.

I am a religious person, a regular churchgoer, a believer and someone who thinks an ermine-lined mozzetta and a twenty-foot red cappa magna train, held by four attendants is just a *little* much. Even for the Pope of Rome. [ for Dec. 21] Can you imagine Jesus walking around, preaching the Word of God, wearing one of those? Well, can you?

I think it’s funnier than hell (well, actually, if hell is the worst possible place with the worst possible punishment, anything would be funnier than hell) that some guy in some little country on a medium-sized planet circling a medium-sized star out near the edge of an average galaxy of three hundred billion stars in a universe of maybe three hundred billion galaxies really believes he is Lord and Master of the whole enchilada.

It’s great how each religion condemns all the others to hell and they all say they are the One True Religion. How one religion’s go-to-hell sin isn’t that bad for another religion. How a saint in one church is a horrible sinner in another. How Billy Graham can say the wine Jesus used at the Last Supper was special and had no alcohol in it.

I think God is tremendous: just look at the universe and our tendency to watch out for the least in need. But how we run our religions? Where’s that barrel…


Anonymous ruthc said...

Now, I'd love an ermine-lined red cape! Just not 20' worth; mid-calf is fine.
It sounds so warm with the fur-side on the inside.

December 22, 2008 2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what's cool about the Koran/Coran....pick a passage, if it fits wear it.

Ask my daughter who prays five times a day!

(Personally I don't need an appointment to pray).


December 24, 2008 7:14 AM  

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