Now I'm off to bed and praying I don't dream of 7 foot teddy bears.
Hey followers. Been a long time. Just wanted to talk to you because of a few things I've been seeing going on out there I want to address
First, some formalities. Listen Grammy winners, football players, and basketball players. Love your shoutouts, but I had nothing to do with your success. The idea that someone praying harder makes me favor you with a statue or trophy is not cool. Oh, and please stop shooting each other and beating up your girlfriends.
Okay, now on to the real meat of the discussion.
The Bible. Yeah, it's a good book, but Me Flipping Me, it's not the only one. Many of you read it as though it's the traffic code and you're a cop who has to meet his quota of writing tickets. Stop. Consider Dad and I the cop, judge, and jury. We're fair, impartial, and we hate citizens arrests, if you catch my meaning. But since you're all so literal, maybe you don't. You guys have translated and parsed the Bible so much that you've drained much of the magic and love out of it. My advice here is to try to be more like the Beatles and less like Beatlemania.
Now on to other matters. Religion and politics. You live in a great country that allows you to worship as you please, free from each other's individual dogmas, quirks, and failings. You want a true faith? Find it in your heart, share it, but don't assume your neighbor needs the same path. As to hating on Islam, Jews, Atheists, and whomever, remember Dad and I are God, not jilted lovers. If you are working your own path for good in this world, don't assume we'll hate you because you had a prayer rug instead of a cross, or a Spaghetti Monster on your trunk instead of a fish. We'll make the decisions on when the day comes, and they have less to do with slavish adherence to Chapter 4, Verse 6, Jackson 5 than you believe.
Evolution. This one seems to scare a great many of you, who scramble to find any Bible verse, ignorant half truth, or false science to scare people out of actually believing that there may be some things not 100% accurate in the Bible. Just because people are seeking to learn more about the world doesn't mean there are no reasons for me in their life or lives become empty of meaning. Think of science as a great gift and adventure Dad left you all so that you could find even more beauty and love in this world and learn how to make it a better place. They are seeking a more complete version of the truth, and Dad bless them for it. Don't think I've noticed you have no problem with HDTVs, cancer drugs, and iPhones, and they're not in the bible either.
Women. Horrible aren't they? All full of that nurturing and caring instinct. Couldn't possibly want people like that holding a place if stature in my Church could we? Hogwash. Take a look around you. Look in the Bible. Some of my strongest servents were women. The idea that they cannot lead a church and teach my word, or do stand in service of another is ridiculous. My friends in Rome need to spend less time trying to cover up the pain they've caused and more time doing work like the nuns in the US do in my name. And let them dress how they want to dress. My work is hard. At least be comfortable doing it.
Gay marriage. Being gay is not a lifestyle choice. Being a jerk is. I came down to this earth to teach you about love and respect for one another, not to find ways to make my loving children feel worthless because they love someone of the same gender. And just in case you think this is directed at Westboro Baptist, think again. That clown car of hatred does far less damage than the well respected megachurch pastor who actively seeks to make gay men and women the "other" to rally against. Here's a clue. If you want to call being gay a sin, remember you're not the one to decide it is a sin, nor where it lands on my priority list. I will tell you that your continual use of falsehoods to attack any of the peoples on this earth is high on my list. Maybe you should spend less time looking for places to post the Commandments and more time reading and following them.
Above all, know that being a follower of me involves more than reading a textbook and pretending you know all life has to offer. I was not sent here simply to have you ignore this world in search of life in the next, but to make this place a happier, healthier, and more caring place than before I came. To boil it all down, live the best life you can in service, friendship, and love for one another. If you can do that, I'd be much happier.