Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Religious Rorschach

While on Facebook today, I came across a message that read as follows:

"The Bible never once says 'Figure it out', but over and over it says, 'Trust God'.  He's already got it all figured out."

I hit the "like" button, thinking that it was a criticism of Christianity in general, The Bible in particular.

When I checked out the comments, I saw that most of the people were Christians and writing things like "That's right!  Amen!"  In other words, they saw it as being decidedly pro-Christian.

Now, I'm not saying that they got it wrong.  I'm saying that I'm the one who probably got it wrong.  However, that message gets to one of the reasons why I don't like The Bible as a source for truth.

I'm not going to elaborate any further than that, as I'm not interested in that particular conversation at the moment.  I guess the one thing that I wonder is if there are any Christians out there who don't think that's a good message to represent their beliefs.  I'm smart enough to know that not all Christians think alike.

1 comment:

Justin McRoberts said...

I don't read anything remotely like that in the Bible. I think there's a lot of "figure it out" and a fair share of "God's sovereignty." The Bible is a poly-vocal, poly-cultural collection of history, poetry, commentary, instruction, letters, prophecies etc.. it's just WAY too complicated to make a one-liner out of it. Truth, I would suggest, is similar; it's complicated.. it happens in relationship and in conversation. I actually HATE crap that that meme. It isn't representative of the faith I know or practice.