The rules and regulations of Strict Bible literalists.
Let it be just let it be, a crazy world. Kick back and love.
I am a very bad man. Bummer for me, but maybe good for you.
The Bible has over 200 translations. The Bible has over 100 copyrights. There are over two hundred new editors of bibles. Nowadays to hold one up and declare it the word is tenuous at best.
We know in our hearts what good is, for it was placed there we did not learn it.
I hugged my wife and child today. I told them I love them. My boy likes my sermons in church, my wife is correctly afraid to be proud. We have a whole lot a love. So much that we share it with those who do not. And we give it away as fast as we can. Because letting love go stale is nasty business. It has to be bought anew each day, each hour and each moment.
I get a lot of my stuff from the bible but more from you and you and you and life. I got the gift of gab. I do my best to refrain from gossip.
We just love life. Wow did we have a fight last night. We rocked and rolled into the yard and back to the garage and into the bathroom. I let out every resentment known to man. And she let out every one known to woman. Ten minutes later we were hugging in the bathroom as our boy played in the bath with Shamu and Namu.
How about that wisdom. Can we just let it be and be free?
I think my mamma and my pappy are proud of me.
Can you say that? Well if you cannot - Jump back Jack and rethink it. Your mamma and your pappy love you. Get over it. It just is. I know I am one, pappy that is. Well what do you know,? God may not love me but he loves my children. Ha ha ha ha, pay attention! I am someones child also.
I am so loved, I just shivered in 90 degree heat just thinking of the love I got. I love you. Yep you are an idiot and a nonbeliever and a hypocrite --- I do not care, I love you. Murderers, thieves, tax collectors and felon on reprieves I love you. Beat me I still love you.
Born sinful? That is a tough one.
So some trippy dude comes along and tells me that this guy is bad and that thought is wrong.
"Whoa monkey head" is what I said. That dude there is a blasphemer and that gal there is a whore and that guy there is a drug addict and that man is a dishonest shopkeeper. I just gave 'em all a buck shook their hands and hugged a couple. The good guys do not need what I got!
Then I says: "really? you got to follow rules in order to know God? What a concept! Tell me these rules. Where do I find them? No shit..! they are in the bible? And the Bible tells me to shun the whore and addict. Well now I say that is too hard for me. Let me be Bible man.
I did not walk away unscathed but rather sad and disheartened.
How does a man take the word of a loving wonderful God and make of it hate?
I suppose if you tried you could find something wrong with this picture.
So like i inclinated I am bad by thumpers concepts.
I just planted some seeds in my garden and swapped food with my neighbor widow lady and I taught my son about "happy birthday America". I helped my wife with chores. And I hung flags out for our country celebration. And I counseled a youth on the phone that his doubts are my doubts and that is OK.
But I am a bad man because I do not condemn those who have been called to a different loving path. I am bad because I love sinners. And I think they are the least of us and therefor the first of us.
I think a Buddhist God and a Earth Spirit God and a Muslim God and on and on are just fine, for those who chose them. I like my belief but I think God created all beliefs.
I am condemned for that love. I reckon I would rather love today and go to hell, than hate today and go to hell. I might be wrong and bad, but I like the effect it has on people and the love in the eyes of my people when I speak of unadulterated love. Maybe feeling so good is bad, but that would be sad.