I Don’t Believe in Christians

I don’t believe in Christians. I mean, I know there are certainly people out there who claim to be Christians, but I don’t think they really mean it. I can say I’m a viking, but that doesn’t make me one. Their actions seem to belie their claims.

I’m not talking about not caring for the poor or not loving their neighbor or not judging, lest they be judged. That stuff’s been covered many times. I’m talking about things like seatbelts.

I can’t tell you how many so-called Christians I see wearing seatbelts. Why? First of all, do they not trust in the power of almighty God to protect them? And secondly, if they’re going to be carried off to Heaven to bask in the eternal glory of the Lord forever upon dying, why strap in to delay that? I mean, I can understand that jumping off a building might not be jake with God, but seatbelts seem to me to show a desire to cling to this earthly world that doesn’t follow.

Same thing with homeowner’s insurance. We hear about the power of prayer, but when it comes to protecting their worldly goods, the alleged Christians seem to prefer the power of Allstate. I guess prayer just isn’t enough to rely on for safeguarding your TV? We’re told to pray for peace, but if the proponents of prayer don’t even use it for small things, what is it supposed to do for large things?

Many of these “Christians” believe that Jesus is coming back and that when He does they’ll be raptured away and taken to Heaven bodily. They claim this is happening soon, as in “any day now”. And yet, these same folks have life insurance and long-term investments. Why? In fact, there’s a best-selling series about this called Left Behind which furthers this theory — in sixteen books! Sixteen! Would anyone who really thinks Jesus is coming back at any moment start a sixteen-book series they may never finish?

So yeah, these folks can talk about being Christians all they want, but I’m not fooled. It’s pretty obvious what they really believe.

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4 Responses to I Don’t Believe in Christians

  1. John M says:

    “Neddy doesn’t believe in insurance. He considers it a form of gambling.” –Maude Flanders

  2. Heh. Lest ye forget Gethsemane, where I pray for me, me, me, and me. You forgeteth, my son, that one is not nearly wise enough to fathom god’s will, so get that insurance just in case god wants you to move to a different neighborhood to let your light shine when he burns down your house. Consider if Job had livestock insurance. Man, he would have made out like a banshee, and invested his monies to earn more than god gave him later after god killed his family so god could boast to the evil one. And just think if he had insurance on them too. Oh, th eopportunity….

  3. Jeff says:

    Dave, from a Darwinian point of view, we really shouldn’t see many “true Christians” around today…

  4. Lanf says:

    Hmm. Thanks for the ‘strawman’ tag…without it I’d have felt obliged to leave a comment.