I would like to believe that, above all else, God has a sense of humor. If he/she doesn’t, I am royally screwed. How can he not, though?…he invented the penis.
Anyway…I spend a decent amount of time on BlogFrog, checking people out who have similar interests as mine so I can find other blogs to read. One of my blogger pals, Madge is a Mom, did a post on how she was doing a bloghop by clicking “Next” on the Blogger screen and going from blog to blog and her shock at how many people have religious blogs.
I have to say I agree. When I look at member lists of people who are on Blogfrog, it gives an opportunity for them to write a blurb about themselves. When I sit down to write a paragraph about myself, God doesn’t seem to ever enter my mind, and perhaps that’s a reflection of my self-absorbed nature. But it’s not that I am not spiritual. I grew up going to church every Sunday. I stopped completely in my adult life (add it to the list of bad parenting practices) but more out of being utterly exhausted and needing my Sundays to lay in bed and complain that I have to go back to work the next day. But I believe in God. I believe in Christianity, but I believe a little bit of all religion is true. Personally, I think they are all the same thing fundamentally, with cultural changes.
But I find myself rolling my eyes when people put on their profiles, “I am a child of God, the Father Most High,” and then have a picture of themselves with their knockers hanging out and covered in tattoos. (That is not a knock on tattoos…I also have them.) Somehow, I don’t think you are going to church like you portray you are, and I’m pretty sure Jesus was the only man alive that didn’t love Hooters like most men do. If you love God, shout it out and be proud, sure. I am not the type to go knocking down doors in the name of religion at THIS point in my life, however I’m sure if the Rapture happened, I would be singing a different tune. I’m just saying don’t be blogging about your crazy drinking habits and party animal behavior, and then be spewing the “Saved” speak. It really lessens the value of religion for those who live a well-behaved life, and it’s false advertising about your blog content.