18 Aug 2008
Just when you think you have all of the idiots in the world organized and in their proper place, someone comes forth to challenge the number one position there might an epidemic of idiots in our world because there sure is a large amount and it seems to be growing every day.
They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and dispositions. There are political idiots, religious idiots, celebrity idiots and just plain downright stupid idiots. Of course, the stupid idiots have somehow crossbred with all the other idiots.
I am not exactly sure what category the person is that I am about to tell you about because he could fit into many categories. Recently a former senator from Nebraska (if you are from Nebraska you have my sympathy) announced that he was suing God. It really does not matter why he is doing God, I think it had something to do with terrorism in this world, but the fact that he is suing God for anything caught my attention.
I know what my mother used to tell me, that I should not call people names. However, I do not think my mother was including people such as I am talking about today. If it walks like an idiot, and thinks like an idiot, and talks like an idiot, it must be an idiot.
One of the first things that came to mind as I heard this story about suing God was, which God did this person have in mind?
Did he have in mind the popular conception of God? By that, I mean the God most people think of when they think of God. This God is a combination of Abraham Lincoln, good old Aunt Eloise who would not hurt a flea (much to the aggravation of her dog) and a series of fairytale characters that all end in "and they all lived happily ever after."
I would not mind suing this God myself. The philosophy of this God is "do nice things and you will feel better about yourself."
Or maybe he is thinking of the God of his own imagination. This may be closer to the truth. Most people make up an image of God in their own mind, which has nothing to do with reality. Most of these people if reality ever had the occasion to enter their mind the shock would kill them.
Of course, if he is suing the God of his own imagination, isn't he really suing himself?
I am just wondering if this former senator from Nebraska has ever heard of a book called the Bible. And, has he ever read it?
It amazes me how many people form an idea about God and have never read the Bible. Consequently, they have no real conception of God, only what they heard other people say.
For example, when things go bad people always blame God but when things go right they congratulate themselves on a job well done. If you want to blame God for the bad, then give Him credit for the good. It only makes sense, however when we are dealing with idiots common sense and sound reasoning are out the window.
As I was thinking more about this matter of suing God another thought hit me. How do you swear God in?
"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you...aaah... so help you...aaah... so help you, Yourself."
If somehow we can get past the swearing in, what idiot would accuse God of some atrocity and then want God to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
I have known many idiots in my day and I cannot think of any one that really want to hear "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." What they want to hear is what they want to hear, and they do not want facts to get in the way.
The other side of the matter is what if God would counter-sue? I mean, turnabout is fair play.
"Your Honor, I have checked My records and I did give this man brains. What he did with it only man knows. As far as My records are concerned he hasn't used his brain since the second grade."
God continues His argument, "I also gave this man other talents and abilities along with an instruction manual so he would know how to use them. According to My records, he has never read the instruction manual. As far as I can see he has used his talents and abilities for selfish purposes and not to glorify Me."
The question I want to pose to this former senator is, does he really want God to tell "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth"? Is he sure his closet is absolutely free of skeletons?
There must be something more idiotic than suing God, but at the moment, I cannot think of anything. No man ever born of woman will ever judge God, but God will judge every one.
Jesus said, "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." (Matthew 12:36 KJV).
Then the apostle Paul made this observation, "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." (Romans 14:12 KJV).
I'm not too concerned about what people think about God, I want to know what God thinks about me.
Rev. James L. Snyder