Sunday, January 23, 2011

The "Lord's Prayer".... I seriously hope not.

"Our Father"  Okay, you lost me right there, that is an assumption that to me borders on heresy right off the bat.  Who the hell are you assigning a sex to whatever is responsible for all that surrounds us.
"Who art in Heaven"  I thought god was everywhere, at all times.
"Hallowed be thy name"  and again with the assumptions.... you not only know that there is a god; but that it is a man and you know it's name... like you got introduced at a cocktail party or something.
"Thy Kingdom come... thy will be done; on earth as it is in Heaven"  God I hope not!  If I actually get to "heaven" and find it full of unjustifiable wars, strip malls, suburbs, SUV's, credit ratings and supermarkets I will try to terminate my eternal life...seriously, you want Heaven to be like Dallas?  Even worse, you think Dallas is Representative of heaven?  Custom home sites and gated communities, with office "parks" where people plan the collective using up of the planet to turn a profit for the quarter?
Seriously, Christians have a clear majority in the USA, and if they are "working for the lord" on a daily basis by going to work in missile factories, or the Pentagon, or strip mine operations then they obviously don't value Heaven that much.   Like other empty platitudes "done on earth as in heaven" is like "don't mess with Texas" ... just a saying, look at the garbage heap that is Texas.
"Give us this day our daily bread" ... how utterly Roman.
"and forgive us our debits, as we forgive our debtors"  our debts will not be forgiven at all, but will compound at 24.9% APR... our debtors will not be forgiven, but shall remain at large none the less.
"and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" ... seriously?  Turn on the "Christian" TBN network sometime.... sitting on faux gold thrones, with too much makeup, and bad suits begging for money.  Sounds like being delivered to evil by temptation to me.
"for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, amen."  Sounds like it was written for the Third Reich propaganda films...not to cover an ever loving and forgiving god's blessings.
maybe the "lord's prayer" needs to be thought about a little bit more, you know, updated something like:
"our loving god, who is everywhere, we don't even know your name, if there's a kingdom come, let it be better done, in heaven than it is on earth, forgive us this day the lifeforms we've abused, as we forgive our abusers, force us to lead ourselves in a manner less evil, for we don't know what your plans are... amen"

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