Christians are crazy! That seems to be a dominant thought with some people I know who are not Christians. And who can blame them? Let’s face it, for all intents and purposes we wave a freak flag of another sort…one that many times says I don’t give a rip about anyone but myself. A while ago I saw the movie “Saved”. I laughed so freaking hard in that movie partly because it was just that funny, and because they showed some truth in it. Of course, I was actually depressed after watching it too, due to the fact of realizing that’s how much of the world views the church and for good reason.
Recently as I have been praying and thinking through the realities of living as if God actually cares about people (which he does) and that I should care about people (which I do sometimes) I was struck with a thought. Christians are crazy. In truth no more crazy then the next person but still…crazy. I was h perusing different blogs and websites the other day and I came across several sites that solidify this in my mind…in fact much like “saved” these web sites make me laugh and get a little bit depressed. They make me sad because I see so much hate. They make me sad because it is so hurtful to many people…and done in the name of “truth”. It makes me sad because although I am sure they have the best intentions those intentions are lost through the degradation they show for other people.
However these sites also make me laugh. It’s pretty freaking funny…that is if you can laugh at yourself. They make me laugh because there is much ridiculousness. These sites make me laugh because I don’t know what else to do. These sites make me laugh because in my head I say, “they can’t be serious”, but in reality I know they are.
The only thing I know how to do is trust that God can use all of us…even when we think each other are crazy and wrong.
If you want to be saddened and slightly entertained…don’t say I didn’t warn you.