Friday, September 17, 2010
Your Bible is Broken
Yes, she's crazy...
The above has always been one of my favorite scenes from the TV series Firefly because it reminds me of all the people in my life who have tried to convince me that God cannot exist by pointing out inconsistencies - real or imagined - in a book written by men. I don't care if you think you can prove something in the Bible didn't happen. (Plus, it's funny. I love River.)
What made me think of that? I've met a new friend that has me thinking I need to find a church and start attending services again. I haven't been in a long time because the minute they start preaching hatred or prejudice, I have to leave.
I also believe in the big bang theory, that the earth is millions of years old, and in evolution. A lot of people try to tell me I can't be Christian and believe those things. That's ridiculous. If we let the church dictate all of our scientific beliefs, we'd still be teaching our children that the planet is flat and the sun revolves around the earth.
When I first met my friend, I told her I couldn't hang with religious people because they thought they were better than everyone else. I can't be friends with someone who is constantly judging or attend a church where sinners aren't welcome. Her response was, "We're all sinners. If we weren't, we wouldn't need Christ." Maybe I'll tag along with her one Sunday morning...