Monday, February 18, 2013
Long Distance Love
A dear friend and I were discussing religion recently. She said "I can't imagine living in a world without Christ." I replied "You realize you're talking about a Middle-Eastern carpenter and faith-healer who lived in Palestine 2,000 years ago, right?"
The idea that Jesus of Nazareth is alive and well in our hearts is astonishingly crazy. As Sam Harris is fond of saying, it would be difficult to believe people actually believed such a thing if so many people did not actually believe it. In the Bible itself, Jesus tells his followers the equivalent of "I'll be right back!" over and over again. That was 2,000 years ago, and he has not been seen or heard from since.
I hope my friend likes long-distance relationships.