Ok, I started this 30 day blog thing, and I am glad I did, however, I’m going to have to just come up with more of my own topics. I can’t write about what I believe, or the bible. Sorry.
That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
I don’t know when or how it happened but, somehow I became a non-believer. Organized religion has turned me off in a big way, probably a lot because of politics. And history. It is still to murky for me to articulate. I like the service, rituals and thoughts, but the beliefs are hard for me now.
As for the bible, I have a few copies, and from bible camp, I know that my favorite verse is from Ecclesiastes 3:16 – for everything there is a season…. But what is the bible? Who wrote it? When? Why? How? As a primary source, it works only slightly.
I don’t think people need a text or a bible to tell them how to treat each other. I think the bible contradicts itself too much to be a text to follow as a rule book. I think the bible is used too often to excuse bad behavior.
A student of mine this year talks back everyday. She is mean, nasty and hateful. Her mother excuses it with, “We come from a Christian home.” Today, that same girl said to me: “That wasn’t attitude, I talk like that all the time to my mom.” I told her I would be sure to tell her mom how she felt. She said, “Go ahead. I ain’t got no attitude.” How “Christian” is it to lie? I don’t mean the child. I mean the mother. She tries to portray a “Christian home” when what she has is a foul mouthed adolescent with no real rules or expectations.
I wish I could say to them, “That’s okay, treat people like shit. In the end you’ll be forgiven, right? So keep on. ” I’ll stick to one belief: The Golden Rule. It works.