Who’s to say?

I hope everyone had a safe and excellent Memorial Day weekend!!

Well, one if the events of my weekend was attending my friend’s niece’s baptism party and who would have guessed, religion became a topic of conversation between me and another guest. It was a friendly one, but then a comment was made that got me thinking, it went a little something like this:

“No wonder God/Jesus hasn’t come back yet, we have all these crucifixes hanging around. He was one one for 3 days and I think the last thing he wants to see is a crucifix.”

Just a little background before I continue, I was raised Seventh Day Adventist, but I don’t practice any religion anymore and haven’t done so in a very long time. Anyways, I know that the crucifix is a symbol and a reminder of the suffering and sacrifice endured by one person for us, but what else does it do?

I think it prevents us from experiencing life, in a somewhat abstract way. You may want to do something, see the cross and stop yourself from doing it. It automatically sets a path for you. I believe that if there is a God, he intended us to experience this world however we choose to. He created good and evil and gave us the capacity to choose. My thoughts on this run along the same lines as Neale Donald Walsch who wrote Conversations With God. I could go on and on about this, so let’s just say this post is for starters.

Thanks for reading,
Art

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