One of my dirty little secrets is that I watch American Idol. Okay, truth be told, it isn’t the only reality show I watch. This year is fun with Ellen on it even though I’m not a big fan of hers. Another long story that makes me look petty, but I digress.
I’ve noticed this year that several of the contestants having a praying habit that they like to talk about as part of the performance ritual. Others talk about their god in the course of their interviews. Honestly? I wish they would button it. I’m so tired of hearing how god did this, and god did that. And they wish god would do this, or not do that. God-lovers out there, here is my message: it’s a free country. You can do or say whatever you want about god. But stop talking about it in public. I really don’t care about your personal relationship with it. Shouldn’t that be private? I don’t want to hear about any of your personal relationships, really. Why do I care about your god relationship?
Let’s talk about all of the dumb things that humans have done in the name of their gods:
- the holocaust in Germany
- the Christian Crusades
- attack on 9/11/2001
- Salem witch trials
- passage of prop 8 in California and similar laws in other states
- creation museum in Kentucky – are you serious??
I mean really, why do some people discard common sense and scientific knowledge in the name of some mysterious god? I think I’ll start a religion that believes in food as a supreme being. Food gives us life, comfort, and energy. Why not? I’m passing the offering basket now. Any donors to the church of food? We’ll have weekly meetings at restaurants in your area. I’m liking this a lot!