christianity is for ADULTS

Saturday, June 25, 2005
im tired too. of the vanilla flavor that permeates the knowledge of the holy. the washed down version of christ we portray on the stained glass windows of our soul. please. no more pink frilled sunday school classes full of beautiful pictures and g rated stories.
i want the sweat, the blood, the tears and grimy dirt in the corner of my eyes that tell me i'm bleeding and broken, splinters of the cross under my nails, sleeping in the garden of my gethsamane. tell me of the acrid sweat tinged air that surrounds a betraying kiss.
i wonder sometimes, when it was decided that the god of the little children could not handle growing up.


silverine said...

Methinks u need to take a break from organised worship. I have this habit of talking to God on my walks with my dogs! (shhhhhh don't tell anyone).

Very stimulating and intimate. A nun introduced me to this form of worship. "talk" she said " as you would to a friend instead of mouthing prayer-book prayers".

Jake said...

organised worship and prayers. is it a herding together of minds, seeking solace against the vagaries that befuddle us ? or is there something deeper? ah, faith, if i could be blind about it and plunge.

btw, mallu man, very expressive and brief. no i am not talking about vip.


zimblymallu said...

you know that feeling where you're at a party with somebody else, and you're the stranger... the only reason im at the party is coz my friend brought me... and sometimes these things have their slow moments. but its worth it coz im with somebody. :D
i know the joy you speak of.

it is a herd, but the solace isn't found there. it's more a community/support group to keep you focused on where the solace is. take the plunge, what do you have to lose?

's good, coz tighty whities are not good for the soul.

Anonymous said...

you want blood and sweat?

try noah's ark for a "children's story" - i'd say having every living life form outside the ark drown in rather catastrophic floods could perhaps appease even the most testosterone driven individual . . .

. . .pain and suffering may not be as "fluffy" but it still is not the essence of reality, the core of Christianity. . .

also curious that you favored the sequel to Desparato

Jake said...

why is pain not ? is it not central to the sacrifice that Jesus made ?
agaun, having given you a point from the bible, here's one from the real world, pain and suffering are inevitable, always there and will be. should not christianity and the believers consider this too, instead of concentrating on just fairy tales ?

at the risk of being presumptious, this is what the mallu man was trying to say. faith is good, but teach to hold it up against the grit and grime of the real world.

zimblymallu said...

i fail to see how that satisfies anybody's testosterone induced haze.
i commented on the sugarcoating we tend to do. as you so rightly pointed out in the noah episode.
and pain isnt. but redemption is. and redemption would be meaningless without a need.
"It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

it was so beautiful...

thank you for getting my back on this one.

Anonymous said...

my apologies if you felt like you needed to get your back covered or what not.

. . .no pain was not central to the sacrifice He made - love was and is.

secondly, while "real pain" (what exactly do you define that as?) may be inevitable in this world - no it is not ever lasting for some by any stretch of the imagination . . .this pain and suffering is but but a vapor in eternity and pales to nothing compared to the future and present and past glory. by all means.

zimblymallu said...

no apologies necessary. or what not. lol. but thank you for getting my back on that reply. just what i wanted to say.