I was thrilled to wake up this morning after a week of dreary drizzle and rain to see beautiful blue skies & clouds! My first thought was to set up the lounge chair on the porch and soak in some sun. It felt amazing! It reminded me of a George Carlin comedy routine from “You Are All Diseased”:
“I decided to look around for something else to worship…something I could really count on…and immediately, I thought of the sun. Happened like that *snap*, overnight, I became a sun worshipper. Well, not overnight, you can’t see the sun at night, but first thing the next morning, I became a sun worshipper. Several reasons: First of all, I can see the sun, okay, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun. I’m big on that–if I can see something, I don’t know…kind of helps the credibility along, you know?
So everyday I can see the sun as it gives me everything I need: Heat, light, food, flowers in the park, reflections on the lake, an occasional skin cancer, but hey, at least there are no crucifictions and we’re not setting people on fire simply because they don’t agree with us. Sun worship is fairly simple. There’s no mystery, no miracles, no pagentry, no one asks for money, there are no songs to learn, and we don’t have a special building where we all gather once a week to compare clothing.
And the best thing about the sun, it never tells me I’m unworthy. Doesn’t tell me I’m a bad person that needs to be saved. Hasn’t said an unkind word…treats me fine. So I worship the sun. But, I don’t pray to the sun, know why? I wouldn’t presume on our friendship.”
to each his own, and you know i’ve always respected your opinions and enjoyed your perspective. but i can’t face the Son without having attempted (just one more time…sorry) to pass on to you just how much He loves you. i’m sure that with your objective analysis of every situation that you’ve probably read mere christianity by c.s. lewis; but if not, give it a shot. lewis takes a more systematic approach than a lot of us emotional christians. thanks again for all your thoughts; they really make me think!