Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Random Thoughts

Does anyone out there think life has a point? Do you think we were put here for a reason, however small? Do you believe in coincidence; or do you believe that there is a master plan, that every chance meeting was not chance at all?

Do you believe in God?

My answer to these questions varies on my mood—and I’m comfortable with that; because really, I don’t have to take a stand on any of these issues.

According to my Aunt however, I have until the moment I die to believe that Jesus Christ is my savior, and she will do everything in her power to save me. I personally think Jesus will understand.

I pray, even though I accept that I may very well be talking to myself. Which is ok. There is power in believing in yourself. Christians believe that God is in every man, woman and child, so praying to ones self is the same as praying to God, and with the same results perhaps.

They say there are no atheists in a foxhole, and I know this is true. When the chips are down my hands go together. Lately I’ve been praying at night—a faint whisper for the safety of my children. It can’t hurt. Even though I rationalize that it’s pointless, I feel a quiet calm afterwards that everything is going to be alright.

What is the value of a human life to God though? People die by the thousands, like herd animals at a slaughter house. Sometimes I think if there was a God, he would have designed us a little better. We have a few flaws, in case you haven’t noticed. Foremost is our overwhelming need to reproduce. I’m very Freudian in the belief. As men we jockey to be the herd bull. Growing up we struggle to find our niche market within which we shine the brightest. Women simply hate one another for the same reason, but for them the predicament is worse. While men can be appreciated for a variety of skills-- such as musical talent, intellect, swell personality—women, at least in the estimation of men, really only have one asset that care about. Do I need to say it? I didn’t think so.

I’d say something brilliant like Bill and Ted, like “Be excellent to one another.” But that isn’t in our wiring. We are doomed to be shit-heads by our very nature that makes us attractive to almost no one. If there are aliens that do happen upon our planet, what would possibly motivate them to make contact. I would seriously question their intelligence, which would lead me to question their motives, and then of course, I would have to advocate war.

This post knew not where it was going.


Jada's Gigi said...

I am so crackin up! I knew I liked you for a reason...I'm thinking that there is a spark in there that does indeed look like God. I don't think its in eveyone, but you, yeah I think so....pray for your kids, its good for you...and trust me...Jesus understands everything..if we weren't all doomed to be shit heads then He wouldn't have bothered with us at all..:)

Eve said...

Keep thinking - that's what God gave us brains for. Keep asking questions - it's those people who just accept without question that are bothersome. Great post!

Sadie Lou said...

thanks for putting your thoughts to the blog, Scott. I enjoyed crawling inside your head for a few minutes this morning.
Funny, I still quote Bill & Ted, too. What does that SAY about us?
Don't answer that...

The Zombieslayer said...

Whoa. This post is gonna getcha in trouble. ;)

Thanks for the honesty. Always good to see someone just empty what is on their brain onto paper.

Does life have a point? Sure, but that's for you to decide what it is. A Christian may believe life has a purpose, but a point != a purpose.

Well, that said, I take that back. Life has no point then. It kind of happens, then it ends, then we find out who's right.

mr. schprock said...

I don't think we're all necessarily random or accidents, but I think the greatest responsibility life has saddled us with is for each of us to arrive at our own purpose. I doubt very much God has a plan for my life, like the Bible-thumpers say. I do pray occasionally, and, when I do, I really feel my thoughts are going somewhere where they're being received. What I mainly ask for is the strength to carry on. I don't ask God to do it all.

Shesawriter said...

Yeah, I believe in God. Now whether He believes in me is another issue.


Scott said...

Gigi - I hope you are right on all counts.

Eve - That's all I have are questions. How about a few answers for a change?

Sadie - Maybe it says we watched too much TV.

Zombie - You're just like me, thinking it has a point, then not. There is God, there's not. Life has a purpose; it doesn't.

Mr. Schprock - I don't know if I ever just asked him to do it all for me. I like your conviction. I mostly just thank him for giving me my wonderful family, and just ask that nothing bad happens to them. I'm sure you understand.

Tanya - Depending on who you ask, he certainly does. What I wonder though, is if he even knows we exist. If there is a he.