If Another Tree Falls In the Forest…

If Jesus Blogged No One Would Ever Know

In the face of comments posted from zealots (who don’t listen to my requests to stop posting crap on my blog), a peculiar thought entered my head…

Picture the second coming of Christ. Jesus sits at his computer wearing jeans and a nice long-sleeved collared shirt and some Tevas, and he’s typing away on his self-coded blog (Self coded? It’s Jesus for God’s sake! He can do anything!). He finishes a thoughtful and insightful article on the latest political happenings and then retires to his study to read some books by Deepak Chopra…

I wonder how many people would read that article written by Jesus and just scan over it to move onto the next blog? Would anyone even guess it’s Him, or would they even care?

I doubt that anyone would really pick up on Jesus blogging. Heck, I doubt that any of the religious heavy-hitters would really get noticed, for that matter. Mohammed and Brahma would probably be as frustrated as Jesus with the lack of real response to what they are writing. It’s because they would get eclipsed by people’s faith.

People’s faith, you ask?

Let me break it down for you…

I have respect for people’s beliefs. I think that it’s wonderful when people stand up for what they believe in. Religious faith is part of that. While I may not believe in what others do, it doesn’t mean I can’t repsect their point of view.

Now on the other hand, some people really take their faith far too seriously. I’m not referring to conviction here, either. I’m talking about how they show people how faithful they are. They go over the top.

Blogging has made it very easy to do this. People express their faith with bells and whistles, and go around to others’ blogs and leave lengthy messages about how to live your life. They have ten million emoticons and pictures on their blogs of all things glitzy to emphasize how much they believe in what they believe in. It’s like Las Vegas, in a convenient, easy-to-read format.

This kind of thing doesn’t impress me. I believe that this doesn’t really impress a lot of people.

In fact, it probably turns a lot of people off of believing in anything, because it has too much flash and not enough thought.

And so what would one more person be expressing their views about religion, even if it was Jesus or Mohammed or Brahma? Probably nothing to a lot of people. Just another slob, like one of us (borrowing from Joan Osbourne a little), posting what we believe to be nothing of consequence.

It’s a shame, really. No matter what you believe, you can always learn something new from a well-expressed opinion.

17 Responses

  1. yes Jorge this makes sense…in theory… considering Jesus probably doesnt own a computer;)

  2. I think that was very well said I truly hope the point gets accross. Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hasta Luego.

  3. Hey Jorge, thanks for adding me to your list of people thingamajigger. you roxx. thanks for the kind words!! ~scovix~

  4. Right on. That’s how it is. Well all have our opinions and now the majority of them are on the ‘net for people to criticize. There are the enlightened ones who can accept people’s beliefs and opinionswithout looking down and then there are others who will trash them becasue thier views don’t line up.

  5. speak to me some more because it is like listening to my own thoughts…thank you for the mirror. and thank you for the comment. glad you liked my post and i hope to see you again, soon shannon.

  6. Amazing, but true. Great post, per usual. I bet he’d find a better url than jesuslikey though.

  7. Interesting article. I tend to think that if Jesus were to come back today, his devout and bible-thumping worshippers will believe they are holier than him. Crazy Christian blogs and sites which condemn other religions make me want to throw up. Helping Third-world countries and teaching the natives about “God” also sickens me. Are they better off starving to death, or are they better off believing whatever Whitey says so they can actually have a meal and have medical attention? The Crusades are still going on! Swords and shields have been traded for food and vaccines.

  8. “Whitey”?

    That is so 1800’s


  9. Has anyone seen that Dairy Queen commercial with the 2 indian guys? The scientists? That commercial rocks.

  10. Yup, that Dairy Queen commercial is pretty funny. I like this post. This brings me back to my one cool Catholic priest, Father Joe…who ended up marrying a real hot woman after a few years of being the coolest priest ever. He used to pose that question all the time, casting doubt on whether or not, in our busy lives..would we notice Jesus if he returned. I tended to agree with his cynicism…. And it seems like by the year, people get more preoccupied and less likely to see other things around them Great post me buddy. Have a good Monday. Cheers, the countdown to Algonquin can begin… ~ian

  11. You know what Jorge? I completly agree with you one hundred and twenty percent. Seriously; I don’t get how anyone can force their convictions apon another without contemplating the fact that maybe just maybe they aren’t spreading around “joy” but something closer to “anger”. It’s like the roomate who wants to continue smoking in the apartment; the other flatmate can bemoan the circumstances but trying to convey the fact in a malicious attempt to persuade another into their train of thought is never going to work. Does that makes sense? ‘Cause it did in my head but on the computer screen it looks more like a lost analogy. hmm… Anyhow, you said it properly and perfectly and I may have to quote you someday. Cheers, Drea

  12. I think that the market on religion right now is pretty flooded with zealots and crazies and fanatics, that even the second coming would be easily overlooked – I mean, there are at least 3 people who claim to be god just on my walk to work, so while there’s plenty of room for one more, I wouldn’t necessarily believe him (or her) any more than the rest.

  13. Interesting. I like a good thought provoking blog entry. You’re right though- Jesus would have to do something pretty huge to get my attention! Like blow up a country or something! No wait… not that.

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