Every Wed. night I have the great privilege of brain washing and or indoctrinating young people as I fill their heads with archaic teachings of fairy tales written from a book that teaches stupid things like love, forgiveness, and that we were created special and for a purpose.
And as I was preparing my lesson this week, I couldn't help to notice the "heroes" of our faith. If I was to write a book to make Christianity look appealing I'm not sure I would have made up the characters that we have in the Bible. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction.
Moses kicked some dudes ass until he died. King David not only murdered Uriah, but Uriah was totally cool and innocent and a very noble man, who even gave up some conjugal visits with his smokin' hottie wife named Bathsheba because he felt bad his men were at war and he wasn't there to help them fight. And then the Apostle Paul, another murderer we Christians look up to. One of Jesus' best friends was Mary Magdelene (a one time prostitute) If you follow Jesus' genealogy backward your find other degenerates and even another "Pro" (Rahab). Gideon, Elijah, and even Abraham all showed cowardice at critical times in their lives. As a matter of fact I can't find one guy/gal who was perfect. Some say Joseph in the OT was about as close as we can get, but even he was a snotty little tattle tale who played hind and seek with money and other items in his brothers travels. And Mary, Jesus own Mother calls her Son Savior, perfect people don't need Saviors.
If Christians seem arrogant it's not because we think were better, it's because we think were better off.
On top of Blogger Makarios' page their is a quote that says " No one is so good that forgiveness isn't needed, no one is so evil that forgiveness isn't offered".