Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Angry prayers...

Sorry for the lack of recent posting. I know many of you spend your day by the computer, waiting, hoping for a new post from the Final Frontier. Unfortunately, sometimes I need to take care of less important things, like taking care of family and making money. But soon all your prayers will be answered and your dreams will all come true.

Until then, here's a web site that you might want to explore. It's called the Angry Prayers Project. The object seems to be to get people to look at the prayers of people in the Bible who were angry with God. The point being, I think, that it's OK to be angry with God, and even to express that anger.

I think the site is just starting, so I'm sure there will be more added to it. But it looks like a great idea. I think sometimes Christians are afraid to express, or even feel, those "negative" emotions toward God. But the psalms are full of anger and disappointment.

And I've had a few disagreements with God myself. But I'll have more on this later...

3 comments:

Band Nanny said...

Glad you are back. I thought something was wrong with my "refresh" button.

Tor Hershman said...

Speakin' of God

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7iQRFP_e90

Richard J said...

BN--It's good to be back. Actually, it's good to be anywhere.

Tor--Thanks for stopping by! I saw your video. It's quite good; very well put together. I'm not sure how often you come by my little chunk of the interweb, but I've got a couple of comments about your film.

One, I'm always a tad suspicious of people who make broad truth claims with no evidence to back them up. You've embellished bits of the possible story of Amen Hotep IV, and turned him into the founder of monotheism. Do you have sources for this, other than your entertaining story? My understanding is we don't know a lot about AH-IV, so we can project any actions we want on him.

It also seems that you have a misunderstanding of Judaism and Christianity. Neither religion teaches that there are 2 gods, one all good, and one pure evil. In both traditions, There is 1 God, and Satan is a created being who is in rebellion against God. Satan is by no means God's equal in essence or power.

But, I'm always glad to have people stop by. Tor, stay on groovin' safari!