Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Step Down for the Big Guy

God really has come down in the world, hasn't He? Used to be when you had a religious experience, the Virgin Mary appeared to you; spoke to you. After all, that's what Bernadette saw. Or a blazing cross, a la Constantine.

Now, however, it's strictly low rent. Jesus appears in a grilled cheese sandwich. Mary on a tortilla. Miraculous appearances on the dirty window of an SUV or a paint stain on a concrete floor. That's what miraculous sightings are referred to. Look, the Virgin Mary on a pancake.

Really? Here we are with the being you believe is the Creator of All Things and you think the best he can come up with is a fromage portrait? The really sad thing is that people pay for these things. One of these things went up on eBay and fetched a few thousand dollars. Money that, if you were truly trying to live a Christian life, could have been much better used to feed the hungry and clothe the poor.

And people wonder why I don't believe in God.


Kittie Howard said...

A friend calls all this Medieval Mumbo-Jumbo.

Duke said...

It's true religion gives God a bad name.

It's hard not to confuse people who wear religion on their shirt sleeves (including most churches)with God. They don't represent God any more than a Wheaties box represents the Olympics.