Puppies, Funnel Cakes and JesusPosted: October 15, 2013
I don’t write about religion. Folks believe what they believe.
My belief is that there are a lot of religious texts out there. Generally, they all agree that everything and everyone came from some God who wants us all to be good to one another. If you believe something different from that, I’m cool. Hurt feelings are the only thing that comes from debating people’s beliefs; arguments don’t win hearts and minds over to any side.
So I don’t write about religion, except for now.
Most faiths put importance on being in touch with the higher power to give praise and to seek blessings. That’s important, I’m all for it. I’m grateful for my life and I look to heaven to bless us all with peace.
I’ve heard that no prayer goes unheard or is too small. That’s probably so. But here is where I’m going to deviate a little. I know I’m doing this because I think like me and not like a deity.
Gumming (Or Dough-ing) Up The Works
Here’s the thing – I think some people gum up the works with some unnecessary stuff. I’m not talking about the kid who prays for a puppy. In the grand scheme, the puppy is a pretty big deal. I just think we need God (in whatever form you may address him) focused on things like helping us not kill each other and making sure kids and puppies get plenty to eat.
We should enjoy the lives we’re privileged to have and express our appreciation for it. But people keep firing excessive stuff up at the sky. For instance, last week I saw this:
I don’t eat many funnel cakes. The last one I ate was tasty, but I didn’t hold a religious service to express my gratitude. On funnel cake days I’ve just been generally grateful. Being specific about the funnel cake seems like overkill.
Maybe that’s wrong. I’m no religious scholar so I’m going by feel.
Perhaps there’s a verse in a book somewhere that says “let there be dough, fried – in the oil of the peanut or perhaps even the canola* – and cast upon it through a screen-like device of some sort, sugar like the finest powder. All shall give thanks for the fried cake of the funnel.” If that’s written somewhere and isn’t just the Book Of Omawarisan, Chapter Five, Verse Sixteen, I could be in trouble.
Maybe I’m in trouble, but I’m going to hang my hat on puppies, kids with full stomachs and doing the best I can. I’ll take what I have coming from that.* What the hell is canola?