Firstly though, warning! Forgive the profanity and the language from this video.
Secondly, before I used to be so irritated with people who talk like this but now…I’m ‘cool’ about it because he ain’t talking about the things I believe in. So he can talk all his bullshit about this religion.
This is a quote I took from N. T. Wright which is interesting;
For seven years I was College Chaplain and Worcester College, Oxford. Each year I used to see the first year undergraduates individually for a few minutes, to welcome them to the college and make a first acquaintance. Most were happy to meet me; but many commented, often with slight embarrassment, “You won’t be seeing much of me; you see, I don’t believe in god.”
I developed stock response: “Oh, that’s interesting; which god is it you don’t believe in?” This used to surprise them; they mostly regarded the word “God” as a univocal, always meaning the same thing. So they would stumble out a few phrases about the god they said they did not believe in: a being who lived up the in the sky, looking down disapprovingly at the world, occasionally “intervening” to do miracles, sending bad people to hell while allowing good people to share his heaven. Again, I had a stock response for this very common statement of “spy-in-the-sky” theology: “Well, I’m not surprised you don’t believe in that god. I don’t believe in that god either.” Read the article here.
So like what Wright says, I don’t believe in this religion as well. I believe in something or someone else though. A God who does care, a God who came and stooped down and became a man.