Christmas And God Is Laughing At Me - Religion
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 23:39:50
Christmas and God is Laughing at Me
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
- Woody Allen
The proof of God is “Ironic Coincidences,” it is 5:40 am here in Africa, in a small hotel, the fan is beating down, with incessant clarity it talks,
“Andy, you are alone.”
I had many plans, and never thought I would be sleeping alone this Christmas, therefore this quote was right for me to hear today. It is strange, almost creepy, that somehow I hear appropriate comments at the exact times I need to hear them.
I am watching “Army Wives,” a pretty sad state of affairs when one needs to keep his mind busy watching downloaded television shows in the wee hours of the morning.
But, I am alone, and on the show, a man with no legs is talking to a group of American soldiers who lost body parts in Iraq, and he says, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”
“All my plans involved having legs.”
I came to Africa with a whole pile of plans, and none of them seem to be coming true this Christmas.
I know many of you want to take a stand about God, “There is no God, or there is a God, and he knows when even a small bird dies, and falls to the ground.”
Well, maybe I should have prayed, asked God to make sure that all my plans here in Africa came true. But, I do not pray for much, sometimes I ask for forgiveness, or ask to forgive others, knowing the outcome is up to me, God can rest and do nothing, I can forgive, or forgive myself, and he can stay out on the Golf course.
I ask God to make my plans come true, and as even the Bible says, there is always a way to avoid temptations, and asking God to answer my prayers, is just tempting me to blame, or be angry with God. I think God should be translated as Good, no more, no less, and I do pray to do the right thing, to do “Good” today, as is my basic nature.
Because, I know that if I allow anger, and the bad of the world to interfere with my life, I will surely experience hell on earth, I have 100 percent faith that good does give me freedom.
I guess, I do believe, that if I made plans, then God would laugh at me, if there is one thing that is always 100 percent guaranteed, it is that no plans should be made in life, because life is good, yet never goes as planned.
Good does answer prayers, it always delivers, while God has some fine print, if I have faith in Good, then all will be OK. If I prayed to have my prayers answered, then I am not doing my best to be good.
I know, I should erase what I typed above, but today, I want to be honest. I do believe God has a sense of humor, and can understand honesty. But, I am always afraid of people who believe in God, or people, who are 100 percent atheist, they feel to be zealots of a sort, and will kill me, or try to cause me harm to protect their beliefs, both believe in something, and not good.
I believe the world is basically atheist, because most people, who profess to believe in God, will lie and need to pray. While, if they believe in Good, they could take a pass, do the right thing, and relax today.
Well, today God is laughing at me, and that is fine, mockery is human, while doing good, while everyone around you is not is Godly. Any gamble I make, I know that being a good person is heaven, because I do not have to remember lies, or feel guilty.
I do believe that continuous prayer is a sign of a sinful mind, and all knowing, all powerful God get the message in 5 words or less.
Again, honesty will make a good person happy and a sinful person feel guilty and angry. To truly annoy person, tell me I did something wrong, try to tell me I sinned, and God did not answer prayers because of my sins, and I will know you are the devil trying to prove you are God. hehehe
Fun stuff, Merry Christmas 2012, life is good, I am grateful today, to have the time to think about the good Gods.