Recently a friend proudly showed God Seeker Guy a crucifix she had been given as gift, it was made of ivory. While he said nothing at the time, the image made GSG wonder if the human race has gone completely mad.
“…insipid politically correct dialogue which serves to dilute critical thinking…”
The ability of the religious to rationalise the most bizarre behaviours is both astounding and at the same time appalling. Do we really think anything through anymore? It seems to GSG that we have sunk into a shallow pit of mindlessness. The focus of the western world in particular, appears to be on money, possessions and how to get thousands of more “likes” and subscribers to pointless and mind numbing blogs and YouTube videos.
There are two forms of communication emerging around us, insipid politically correct dialogue which serves to dilute critical thinking and social media posts that offer insights into the pathetic daily routines of lost and lonely souls.
The display of an ivory crucifix is a symbol of how we have become totally unable to utilize critical thought. It’s hard to believe anyone, even a religious lunatic, would intentionally display around her neck part of a magnificent animal hacked to death to produce an image of a butchered emaciated man at his moment of execution.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
One of the few things God Seeker Guy understands about the story of Christ is the fact that he was interested in fishing. Some his followers were of course fisherman, that makes them okay in GSG’s estimation.
Fishing, if done right, gives us time to think, time to slow down and consider our place in the universe. A trip up county to an isolated lake or river, surrounded by giant fir trees, fast flowing rivers and cool clean air offers a place to connect with our surroundings, a place to clear our heads. GSG is often accused of being spiritual despite his agonizing struggle with God. If he ever gets close to adopting a religion or embracing some kind of god , he will achieve it in the open where God can find him.
Churches over the past years have not been successful at gathering together those in need of focus for their life. A former post noted that “A four-day conference convened to examine the viability of the United Church in Canada didn’t have much to consider. If the Church has 3,400 congregations and a membership of 558,000, as reported, that works out to 164 God-fearing souls rushing to each congregation” obviously something is amiss.
“GSG is often accused of being spiritual despite his agonizing struggle with God. If he ever gets close to adopting a religion…”
It seems God if having difficulty being heard through the commotion and distractions of the city. It is said that God is everywhere but many are finding it a struggle to locate him, if he does indeed exist he needs to find a good social media consultant.
We are at a stage in human evolution when we’re absolutely obliged to question the absurd demand of attending a gathering in a half empty building. We are asked to listen to an out of touch ecclesiastical diehard attempting to protect a job no longer in demand by a new enlightened generation of YouTubers and bloggers. In fact many of GSG’s readers use their blogs as a platform to talk through their issues and feelings with numerous online parties. While such communication may be suspect, blogs—immediate and instantly available—may well become the church of the young, who knows?
It has been said that Christ had no church, he was the church. Many of us are now in the process of seeking out our own individual sanctuary. The future is going to be very different from the past in terms of how we connect with God, GSG will be on the river, listening and waiting, where will you be?
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
To Jesus Christ! A splendid chap!
-Toast by Sir Ralph Richardson (1902-1983)