I’m stuck in the back of my father in law’s pick up, halfway between the Grand Canyon and our destination. They’re playing the contemporary Christian music and I just want to puke. God this music is awful. I’ve never liked CCM but now it’s just revolting.
These songs way over sell God. God will catch me when I’m falling? Really?! Well where the hell is he now? God calls me his friend? Well he’s the shittiest friend I’ve ever had. My real friends do outrageous things like…talk.
My favorite song,
“what if you’re wrong?”
No, fuck you, what if you’re wrong?! Will you apologize to every parent who believed their children were in danger of burning in hell? Will you apologize to every gay person for telling them there was something wrong them? Will you apologize to every person who cried themselves to sleep praying that God would help them?
I’m not the type of atheist who thinks religion “poisons everything”, but I’ve seen it do real harm and damage to people. Christianity is not benign. It’s either true and therefore necessary, or its false and should be abandoned for the damage it does to people.
Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.
What does it actually do? Seriously, what does God’s love do?
Argh…can’t wait for this car ride to be over.