06 January 2008

Christianity is Absurd

It struck me yesterday; that what I believe is absolutely certifiably absurd. It's nuts.

If an alien race studied culture and belief systems regarding humanity and they heard George Lucas talk about the force and they heard my wife (who explains thing very well) talk about some guy named Jesus who lived, died, and rose again some 2,000 years ago, I think they would chalk both stories up to the misunderstood ramblings of a primitive culture.

Who in their right mind would think that there is an all powerful God.? And if one could make that desperate leap of faith, who in their right mind could believe that this all powerful God would want to become a man, born the messy way, so that he could die in his early 30's in the messy way, so that he could be with us and redeem all of fallen creation?

If I were an alien, and I had traveled the galaxy, I would respond has Han Solo did in Episode 4, "...I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything."

But I'd be more inclined to become a Jedi than to believe this Jesus nonsense.

But that's one reason why I do believe it. It's too crazy not to.
So when doubt creeps in and apologetics don't convince me and miracles can be explained away, and the Holy Spirit seems distant, I simply believe and follow because it's the most insane thing I've ever heard.


Paul said...

very crazy :)

as obi says, who is more foolish? maybe that should be crazy?

UKSteve said...

Yep, I guess if I was going to make up a religion (though I don't know why I would...) I would probably leave out all the crazy bits you mentioned.

David said...

"The fool or the one who follows him..."
I'm almost ashamed I know that quote Paul. I can name the movie, and the scene too, but I'll spare you.

David said...

Yeah Steve,
But who'd want a logical religion other than atheists....
I've been kind of science nerd lately so I can respect that.

Anonymous said...

It's so depressing that you actually have some idea of the ridiculous inanity of the religion and yet still choose to follow it. Nice job,