February 15, 2007

Your God?

Is this the God you want?
One that you can ignore all your life
(as you drink/smoke/snort/screw)
And then blame when everything goes wrong
Finally to be dismissed as non-existent
Because he didn’t do what you wanted him to do
When you wanted him to do it?

Well, you’re almost right.
God doesn’t exist.
Not that God anyway.

And, Oh!!!!! the very idea
That you should live the way someone else wants you to
Ding-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling!!!!!!!!
There goes the “Personal Freedom” alarm bell
Someone’s going to get locked up
Or P.C.’d on from a great height

Stalin, Mao and Hitler
Were so good at using their personal freedom
They and their minions
Killed 100 million people.
But you can go ahead and bang on
About how religion causes all the problems.
Far be it from me
To limit your personal freedom.

Why should The Living God
Invite you to His party?
Oh, yes. There is one, you know.
It’s decorated with Joy
With large helpings of Hope
And the truth of Salvation
Is enough to make anyone want to dance.
God wanted us to come
Enough to send His own son to invite us
And to pay the price for us to get there.

Not all Christians are perfect
In fact, I haven’t met one who is, yet.
God invites people who are far from perfect
To His party.
Just as well, really.
It means that you can go as well
If you really want to


- 2 comments by 2 or more people Not publicly viewable

  1. Are people who follow (without questioning) the will of Hitler any different to people who follow the will of God without question? Not a confrontational question I hope, just a question from an interested person. it’s just the line that says ‘live the way someone else wants you to’. personal freedom/will can’t always be destructive can it?

    16 Feb 2007, 10:43

  2. Roger Lindley

    No, cuz free will is part of our created nature. But I do think it’s become something of a mantra for the so-called enlightened bunch. Total free will as a concept is something of a smokescreen anyway, because even if we are free by our circumstances to make choices, we are still constrained by things like previous experiences, habits and tastes.
    Sad to say, people who are used to always getting their own way make bad spouses and parents. Not to mention employees. I know, I’ve worked alongside people like that.

    16 Feb 2007, 19:25


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