SOME CHILDHOOD THOUGHTS ON RELGION
God was an old balding man with a long white hair and a long white beard. He wore a long white gown.
“Wasn’t God young once?” I asked my Sunday School teacher. “Wasn’t there a time when he wasn’t bald and didn’t have white hair?”
My Sunday School teacher said, “God always was, and always will be.”
I concluded that God was born old and balding with long white hair and a long white beard. That is what made God different from the rest of us.
One of the deals I tried making with God was, “God, if you give me powers to fly, then I promise I will be good.” Even though God never gave me powers to fly, I still felt guilty when I was bad. I reasoned that my bad behavior was justified because God did not keep up his end of the deal. Still, I felt guilty about being bad.
I could never understand the Holy Trinity. I understood God. I understood Jesus. I did not understand the Holy Spirit. Adults were always saying, “Two is company and three is a crowd.” Why did we need the Holy Spirit? My Sunday School teacher gave me an explanation about God being three people. I found it confusing because a spirit isn’t a person. Besides, why would God want to be three different people? Wasn’t he happy just being God?
So, why this blog on some of my childhood thoughts on religion? Earlier today I said, “God, if you give me an idea for a blog, then I promise I’ll be good.” Now I have to keep up my end of the deal.