So it’s been over a month. Barely. I’ve been busy.
Research papers, final papers, final presentations, trying to do work for an entire group of people. I have my last final exam today. Woo hoo! Then I run away for the weekend. Woo hoo! (Edit: this part was written a week before the rest of the entry.)
So to further procrastinate any form of studying, I present:
My personal views come out pretty strong in this entry. It’s about religion. I’m United Methodist. I don’t know why or what it means but I like what I have learned and I have adapted it to my personal feelings as time has gone on. I hope this makes for interesting conversation but I don’t want heads rolling around or anything. The best debaters know when to pull back because it’s getting too personal or too emotional.
That being said, I now present to you:
365 Stupidest Things Said on ‘Look Out Below!’
The sermon this morning:
“Jesus Walks on the Water.”
The sermon tonight:
“Searching for Jesus.”
Religion is a funny business. People who follow religion believe there is some power up there in the heavens (or equivalent) and that power shapes and molds the world and events around us. That’s about as generic of a statement I can make, don’t yell and stomp if that isn’t how you see it. It’s not really the way I see it either.
There is a part of this I haven’t quite figured out yet so I’m not really going to touch on it. Science is beginning to explain more and more about the world and how it works. Historically, God was used to explain the inexplicable. With all the scientific advances in the last century, the world is running out of inexplicable things. This does not mean that God doesn’t have a place just that the place for God has changed. The Bible, or other religious texts, is full of serious morality and lessons. The stuff I learned in Sunday School really shaped the way I looked at things as a kid. As I grew up, some of what I thought to be my core beliefs were turned upside down but simply because I was learning about myself and maturing. If I get into a position where I need to make a decision, those random stories from church can usually give me some direction.
God is at the root of our morals. Or at least, that’s the way I see it.
Jesus is there too. I’m still not sure if he was just a good storyteller or just crazy.