Monday, January 16, 2006

Dave's Top Ten List #1: Christianity

The following are my top ten reasons why I will never again call myself a Christian.

They are presented in no particular order, and are entered as individual entries. A book could be written about each one (and may be!), but I have kept them as short as I could. Comments welcome.

9 comments:

marcoo said...

glad to hear you found the dark dave,welcome to the real world !know all you've got to do is leave the fantasy world behind,you sound like an intelligent kinda guy,so change the record man.

Uncle Fatso said...

Hey Dave,
Do you drink coffee?

Uncle Fatso said...

Hey Dave,
Do you drink coffee?

Uncle Fatso said...

whoa...wierd...how'd that post twice?!

But hey, do ya?

Dave said...

Hi Ben! Yes I do drink coffee. I'll be eagerly waiting to see how that questions ties in with the subject at hand.

Rowan said...

You didn't iclude divine apathy.
When people tell me that they'll pray for my daughter, I can't help but think, "If God cared about her kidneys, perhaps they would have developed in utero." Why bother to beg now? I'm amazed by people who say that terminal or chronic illnesses increased their faith.
Sorry to sound so grumpy about this. I guess I'm just having an irritable day.

Dave said...

S’ok Rowan, you’re entitled. This probably won’t cheer you up any, but it reminds me of a bumper sticker:

“26,000 children will die from starvation today. Why would God answer YOUR prayers?”

This really got me to thinking, and viscerally sums up my feelings about intercessory prayer. Not only is prayer senseless from a logical or moral point of view, it is often a copout. Christians can offer their prayers and go off on their merry little way without doing anyone any good whatsoever.

And for the ultimate in humanitarian irony, I actually saw one of those little chrome Jesus fish on a Hummer. I’m sure a gas-guzzling behemoth was God’s answer to his prayer.

Sorry, guess I’m having an irritable day too!

Rowan said...

I hear you. That does seem to happen a lot. The cop out part, that is.

I don't know that this happens much with the ones that you and I know, personally, but it does seem to be a pattern that I've seen too many times elsewhere in my life.

BTW, I loathe Hummers. In fact, I've been trying to figure out a way to try to exchange our minivan for a more environmentally friendly car.

When we bought that thing I was 7 months pregnant and nesting hard. All I could think was that it was safe and would hold tons of kids and diapers.

Estrogen is truly a scary drug, I tell ya.

Dave said...

Hey Ben! Since you asked me here, I'll thank you here. Thanks for the coffee! It was delicious! That Kona stuff is smoooooth. And to relate this to the subject here, I have a refrigerator magnet that says "Coffee is God"! That concept, at first slightly amusing, becomes deeper the more I think about it. May need more investigating!

Big hugs, Dave