August 27, 2007

Condescension to the Highest?

I wonder if Christians ever worry that God is going to get pissed off with them for their prayerful presumption. I mean, if you're talking to someone who knows everything and you proceed to list a bunch of things that you either want or that need to be resolved in your life, wouldn't you expect them to ask you to stop wasting their time with all that?

Really, I would think that if God knows everything and can do anything, if you're going to pray to him, it should just be a long list of why you like him so much and why he's so much better than you. Yes, he knows these things, but it's already been well-established that he has a fragile self-esteem and never tires of being praised.

Humble yourself before the lord and praise him. Right?

Just a thought.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at August 27, 2007 01:55 PM | TrackBack

Do you like Bill Maher? I ask because you both rail on religion in very much the same way.

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at August 27, 2007 02:11 PM

I dunno. I've only ever caught bits and pieces of his shows over the years, but someone else recently recommended him to me. I might have to see if he's On Demand or something.

Posted by: Flibbert at August 27, 2007 02:30 PM

For a while, he had his latest standup on-deman: "The Decider," but its not up anymore.

He's got a live show on Fridays at 11pm on HBO... tivo it. ;)

Posted by: Matt Chancellor at August 27, 2007 03:11 PM

Maher is on a huge anti-religion kick right now, but he is a decidedly left-wing fellow.

Despite his flaws, I still find Maher to be clever and funny.

Posted by: Tiberius at August 27, 2007 11:40 PM

He is also jealous so its always a good idea to close with righteous smack-talk about the "other Gods". According to The Coral Ridge Hour, a smart choice is Allah.

Posted by: Marnee at August 31, 2007 05:57 PM
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