Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is God a Brand Name.....

I don't blog about my faith or religion much. The truth is, I don't know enough about my own faith to speak on it. But today while on Facebook a friend posted about how she thought she had breast cancer this week. Turns out, she doesn't. Now when she posted this today, she posted about how God answers prayers, which really made me think.  So I sent a chat to my wife. This is how it went:

ME: Can I ask you a question?

HER: What? 

ME: A facebook friend just posted that she had a scare this week that she thought she had breast cancer
turns out she went to the doctor today and come to find out she doesn't have it
her post was about how God "really does answer prayers"
Now my question is. Do you think God answers prayers?
and if so, why did he answer her prayer and not mine?
or some starving kid
or crippled
or abused
or homeless
or whomever?

HER: it's just a coincidence that she prayed and got the answer she wanted

ME: I just don't know

HER: people need something to believe in

MEI find it hard to wrap my brain around God
I'm not sure what I believe? If I believe?
I think maybe there is a God. Or a higher power. But I don't think he gives two shits about if this lady has breast cancer or not.
and is it just something that people say...I pray to God.. blah blah blah?"
sort of like saying, lets go get a coke
even though you're not exactly getting a coke a cola
is God a brand name?

HER:don't you have work to do?

ME: Like, she said God is good. Or God answers she really thanking God or something else?
Maybe that's it....Maybe God is a brand name
it's like saying my car is brand new.
lets go get a coke, or hand me a Kleenex
If someone gives you a puffs plus are you gonna I asked for a Kleenex, not puffs.

HER: you have way too much time on your hands

ME: Thank God

HER: omg

ME: or do I really mean....thank myself and my family for supporting me and helping me along the way be a better person and get my degree so that I can have a job where I don't have to work on a factory line busting my butt, but yet have time to contemplate if there is a God.

So, you can clearly see my confusion, which is why I don't blog about it.

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