Today is Easter.
I opted out of attending church today.
There are many out there, friends and family alike that scorn me. They sit and pass judgement about how I’m a bad Christian for not attending church on the most important day of the year. Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn about you or your opinion. Concern of other people’s opinion of me is becoming less and less of anything that I feel is appropriate to expend energy upon.
I have spent much too long of my life worrying about what other people may think about my behaviors, actions and words. While I don’t believe myself to be outwardly provocative in every thought and deed – often times it seems to be in my nature to do so. With that said, there are people that more and more see what I do and hear what I say and think it extreme.
- Have you ever read and studied The Bible?
People that have not read and studied the bible are simply not qualified to have an opinion on the matter as to whether they believe the bible to be the Word of God. It is as simple as this. If you don’t agree with the previous statement, I suggest you stop reading and re-evaluate that statement. Better yet, allow me to repeat:
People that have not read and studied the bible are simply not qualified to have an opinion on the matter as to whether they believe the bible to be the Word of God.
When I made the comment “society conditions us to think this way,” I meant that our public school systems facilitate an environment that grooms students to be rewarded for accurately regurgitating the information they are presented. Children who question the system and/or have a different and individual system of learning are often labeled “problem children.” Many times and more frequently these days, these children are labeled “ADHD.” Far too often, we are quick to rely on pharmaceuticals as a “corrective measure” for the problematic behavior. But I digress…
Today I opted out of church and will spend the time that I would spend dressing, driving and attending church writing a series of reflections, appropriately titled “Resurrection Day Reflections.” I reckon I’ll spend a couple hours writing today, which often times can be a serious time of reflection for me. I believe this deliberately meditative action would suffice and that the Lord himself could grant me “a pass” on this one. Disagree? Then pray for my tortured soul, for I sin worse than you.
I just figured this would be good…and I can avoid the masses at church (pun totally intended). All the Christmas / Easter Christians will be out in full force to ensure that they get good and right with God until Christmas again. I’ll be back visiting different churches beginning next Sunday. Moreover, I’ll be back reading and studying the Bible each Wednesday with Dr. Bill Creasy as he hosts his Logos Bible Study course on Wednesday nights at a local church.