Fear Of Whales

Tales of a reluctant minister

My God Could Beat Up Your God

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I’m consistently struck by the knowledge of other Christians in leadership, and not in a good way.

13-Small-GodsIt seems that the only consistent lesson I learn throughout my spiritual growth is that I am an idiot, and all of my preconceived notions are wrong again. For some people though, it seems that the more time they spend in the church the more convinced that they become that they are brilliant, and are always right about everything.

I lost the source for the quote but somebody smart said "I wish I knew anything with the surety they have about everything"

So maybe they’re right. After all, it sure is hard to win a debate against someone When their position is "The rapture is set to come in the next 50 years and I can prove it" and your position is "I’m not completely sure the rapture is literal but if it is literal I dunno when it’s coming"

Maybe I’ve had it all wrong about having it all wrong.

But here’s the thing though… Without fail, their God ends up being small, limited, mechanical, and frail, compared to my big incomprehensible God. These clear beliefs and dogmatic statements consistently leash God, lest he leave the particular member sect at hand, or spill over into inferior sects.

And if God is "that than which nothing greater could be conceived" then the dude in the heads of a thousand street evangelists is…. not God.

Because the God I conceived of could beat him up.

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Written by RyanGaffney

August 5, 2015 at 9:12 pm

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