Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Orthograph #101 - WWJD?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Step 2: came to believe a power greater than myself can restore me to sanity.

I think the hardest part of that for me is accepting there is a power greater than myself. That that voice in my head isn't God, and ultimately, that I'm not God.

Tim said...

Dang... this one is so brutal. And yet (sadly) so true. God forgive us all for hijacking Him for our purposes! Kyrie, eleison!

James the Thickheaded said...

Gee.... that's a lot better slope than I'd have expected. I thought the slope was more asymptotic... and yes, I had to look up the spelling! which is something Jesus wouldn't have to do.

s-p said...

JtTH, "asymptotic"- Jesus wouldn't have to look it up... LOL! I did. I wish I was smart enough to know what it means. Although I'm giving it a shot in the upcoming Orthograph.

Chrys said...

A classic. In my former circles, it always amazed me how often the "leading of God" matched one's own wishes. (As I have noted before, I never heard anyone receive a "call" to follow even one of the beatitudes. Curious, no?) Over time, I came to feel like Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride) whenever someone told me what "God" told them: “You keep using that word (i.e., God). I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Of course, these folks were just more transparent. We do it too, but with more "humility."

The chart is too funny, because it is too accurate.

s-p said...

I thought it was interesting that the "Koran burning pastor" said Jesus would support him while all the "Christian blogosphere" was saying Jesus wouldn't. I guess it depends on which "Jesus" someone likes, the Controversialist/Whip of Cords Jesus or the Neither Do I Condemn You, Go Thy Way And Sin No More Jesus. Personally I keep one of each around for special ocassions.

Rev Nick said...

his graph looks backwards to me.

It should be top left to bottom right. Less chance I want to do it, it's probably more certain Jesus would do it. But the more it's about what I want to do, the less certain it's what Jesus would do.

s-p said...

Rev. Nick, Your exegesis is actually another graph about another separate issue (and a good observation). This one addresses specifically the correlation between what Chrys pointed out: we usually attribute our desires/wishes to Christ and justify our actions accordingly. OF COURSE Jesus would burn a Koran, OF COURSE He wouldn't... of course.

Anonymous said...

Gee, thanks, Rev. Nick. I have been puzzling on this one til my puzzler was sore.