Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. All they just believe in different absurdities. The first are very funny though!
My friend John Zealot has been working hard and has achieved a promotion to Director of The Uber Hot and Sexy Burger. He thanks God, but credits himself. His mother, Mrs. Johanna Devotee, expected to survive her cat, Priest, but she didn’t. She says it’s God’s will. Mr. Zealot’s son, Frontin, broke his head and is now a bit dense. The family says it’s the will of God. John’s wife, maiden name Ms. Canonist, was hit by a drunk driver and is now in a wheelchair. They say it’s God’s will.
They are my friends. It’s not my business. Their life, their beliefs. It’s OK to me.
However, as usual, some questions occur to me.
Why do believers trim the toenails? Why do short female believers wear high heels? Why do white believers tan? Shouldn’t how one looks, too, be said to be the will of God?
Why do believers wear seatbelts? Why do believers see doctors when they aren’t feeling well? Why not leave the outcome to chance; seeing that whatever that happens would be, in their eyes, the will of God?
Why do believers have refrigerator; invention that was given by science; a discipline that believers titled “religion’s number one enemy” merely because its claim as to how the world came to being, disagrees with the very first line of the book of Genesis?
So to me it is either believers are hypocrites, or, they merely convince themselves that “somethings” are God’s will, just to escape the harsh reality of an unpleasant happening (the pleasant ones “thanks God” they credit to themselves).
[Hopefully, there won’t be a contract out on me]
Funny believers – Dugutigui