November 25, 2009

I'm Thankful Christians Haven't Killed Me Yet

Thanksgiving turkeyMan, I used to hate that tradition of making everyone at the Thanksgiving table go around and say what they are thankful for each year. Just another pointless ritual I could do without. But this year, I actually do have one in mind. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful that Christians haven't killed me yet.

Many Christians are fond of claiming that they believe every word of their bible, consider it the inerrant word of their god, and attempt to base their lives on it. So you can imagine my concern when I picked up one of their bibles and read that it tells them to kill nonbelievers.

What has kept me alive here in Mississippi, deep in the American bible belt? I suppose it is the fact that the overwhelming majority of Christians, including those who make the claims above, do not actually believe much of what they claim to believe. This year, I am thankful that so many Christians do not really believe what they often claim to believe.