Fun letters to God. I love this!

Facebook has many good things going for it, one of which is the sharing of news items by my friends. One of such items was this "letters to God collection" , which I found refreshing, funny and insightful.

This letter appears in this blog FUnlimited which seems to specialize in funny stuff found on the internet and the letters are shown as actual pictures of the children's writing, which is also refreshing. You are welcome to check the actual posting.

I loved several of the notes. Here are the ones that caught my attention:

"You don't have to worry about me. I always look both ways. Dean"

Looks like we could advise our good friend Cornswalled NOT to look both ways before crossing the street but, of course, Dean is more sensible.

"Dear God, if you watch in Church on Sunday I will show you my new Shoes. Mickey D."

God must be appreciative of new apparel, especially if worn to church. Mickey must be a tidy young person.

"Dear-God-if-we-come-back-as-something-please-don't-let-me-be-Jennifer-Horton-because-I-hate-her. Denise"
"Dear God I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it. Nan"

Denise and Nan are very candid. They know we just can't love everyone. Wise insight.

"Dear God, If you give me genie lamp like Alladin I will give you anything you want except my money or my chess set. Raphael".

Of course. Some things are just not negotiable.

"Dear God, Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy. Joyce."

At her young age Joyce is now learning the real power of prayer.

"Dear God, I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that OK? Neil."

Is this Cornswalled's child? What do these parents tell their kids? I feel sorry for Neil's outlook on sexuality. Hope God answers that kissing is OK, no matter where.

"Dear God. Are you really invisible or is that just a trick. Lucy"

Dear Lucy, I believe it is just a trick.

"We read Thos. Edison made light. But in Sun. School they said you did it. So I bet he stoled your Idea. Sincerely, Donna".

Donna is already suffering an early conflict between science and religion. Hope science wins.

"Dear God Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. Larry".

Larry, I couldn't have said it better. Nothing makes peace better that having your own stuff. Well put.

Cornswalled, stupidity, hipocrisy and other sins

A few weeks ago I got notice of this blog, via the SGU podcast. Of course, I went to check out the site and was surprised at the depth of ignorance and stupidity it reflects. This guy, Alexander Cornswalled, bills himself as a "conservative christian" and rants against science, education and whatever is not written in the bible.

(Whenever I think about these people who take the bible as a literal guide to life I wonder if they go to the bathroom; the bible never mentions Jesus or his disciples taking any kind of biological break).

I find a lot of problems with these fundamentalists, or "fundies" as a fellow blogger calls them. Whenever you read Cornswalled, you can feel the bile, the rage and the hate for anyone who does not share the same fundie values. It is all negative. Disease is punishment from God. Modern medicine is against God's will. And I, in his eyes, am a willing member of Satan's army. It does not matter that I do not believe in Satan, he will say I follow his dictum if he gets to read this.

I do not have anything against people having religious beliefs and faith. The fact that I do not share those beliefs does not prevent me from seeing good things belief has made in others, rescuing them from the depths of alcoholism or drug addiction and turning them into upstanding members of our community. Maybe that is what they needed and I am fortunate enough not to need any kind of religious crutches to behave and be an upstanding member of society. But, having said that, I truly do not want to be a member of any cult, religion or group that believes they are the only possesors of the truth and who believe in a God that is so full of hate and rage that will eternally punish the 95% of humanity that do not share the same fundie belief.

If God exists, he would not be so unfair, even if he cared...

And as I have told people who are very close to me, Jesus is said to have preached love. Love thy neighbor, love thy brother. And we are all brothers, coming from a few common ancestors, as much as Cornswalled and his brethren want to deny it. (No, it was not only two). Why not follow that good advice? When you see these fundies talk and read their writings, they are preaching hate: hate for the unbeliever, the gay, the muslim, the Obamas, anyone and everyone who does not conform.

(Reminds me of the Pocahontas movie song: ..."you think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you...")

And that, in my book, is not christian charity. It is plain hipocrisy.