The best God joke ever …

Source:  The best God joke ever – and its mine! | Stage | The Guardian.

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Dont do it!”

He said, “Nobody loves me.”

I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”

He said, “Yes.”

I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?”

He said, “A Christian.”

I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?”

He said, “Protestant.”

I said, “Me, too! What franchise?”

He said, “Baptist.”

I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?”

He said, “Northern Baptist.”

I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”

He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist.”

I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?”

He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.”

I said, “Me, too!”Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?”

He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.”

I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.

Sometimes the funniest things are those that have the most tragic consequences. I think this is one of those. We Christians have divided ourselves so much that if being a “Christian” still has any meaning it soon won’t.  Between the hijacking of the term “Evangelical Christian” by those with radical right political agendas and our constant separations we have pretty much done in the term.

For those of us who simply try to follow the words of Jesus Christ and try to basically ignore where so many current Christian establishments stray from it, what should we call ourselves?

2 thoughts on “The best God joke ever …

  1. This seems so true of so many of the organized religions, be it Christianity, Judaism , Islam or Buddhism. As soon as religious fervor becomes influenced by ego and self-righteousness, it loses its original intent and validity.

    How about the label of being “a spiritual individual”?

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  2. Thanks for the comment Steve. Yeah, I agree with you in that this is not unique to Christianity. Just look at what is happening in the Muslim areas to see how they too are becoming totally fractured. I just wish some of the mainliners in each religion would speak out more vocally about those on the fringes.

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