Christianity Johnson on 21 Nov 2008 12:30 am
In this article, there is a quote that provides the perfect example of Christian arrogance:
When he removed the nylon case of his Motorola Razr phone from a pocket on the bib of his overalls — over his heart — a .45 caliber bullet fell to the ground.
“I don’t look at any of this as coincidence,” said Richard, who suffered only bruising on his chest. “I look at this as God telling me to put my cell phone in that pocket, and I’m grateful and humbled.”
A rational person looks at this and sees exactly what it is: a coincidence. The man, named Ronald Richard, denies this obvious fact. Instead, he is claiming that an all-powerful God supernaturally reached down onto earth and told him where to put his cell phone. The subtext is obvious: “I am so wonderful that God chose explicitly to save my life.”
The truly sad part is that Christians carry this arrogance with them despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. People die of gunshot wounds every day. Take this 11-year-old boy shot in the chest about the same time:
An 11-year-old boy died Tuesday afternoon of a gunshot wound to the chest that occurred while he and a friend were apparently playing with a handgun, Detroit Police said.
God (if he existed) could have jammed the gun, unloaded the gun, moved the aim of the gun over a few degrees, put a cell phone in the boy’s pocket, etc. But, obviously, the boy wasn’t as wonderful as Richard. So the boy died.
10 million children die of starvation every year. The only way to believe that God is directing you in where to put your cell phone is to also believe that God is purposefully ignoring the plight of these children. And that makes God a monster. Why anyone would want to worship such a monster is beyond comprehension.
If you are a Christian who is starting to see the monstrosity of this imaginary God, you can learn more here: