The Idiot

The minister said, “When a woman is impregnated by a man God puts a spirit into the egg.”

The young man asked, “How can a spirit, which is non-material, be put into a material thing? And how can the material thing keep contained within it a non-material thing? Besides, the term ‘put’ or ‘place’ or similar terms, implies a grasping of something. Before you can put a thing somewhere you first have to pick it up.”

The minister responded: “The poor weak words we have are inadequate to describe the reality of God’s power.”

The young man came right back with, So, when you say you know something about God and birth and spirit and all that you really mean to say that you have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re just bumbling along trying to sound as if you were imparting wisdom, but you’re really just a base, ignorant fool.”

“How dare you speak like that to a man of God! When you die you will be hurled into the deepest flames of Hell!”

“How do you know that? Can you visualize it? Do you see a physical hand picking up a non-material spirit and throwing it? No. You’re visualizing a hand picking up my physical body and throwing it into Hell. Moreover, it’s a dead body. I doesn’t feel a thing. What a stupid idiot you are!”

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One Response to The Idiot

  1. oh wow, what a refreshing view on organised religion. thank you so much for this enlightening piece. truly enjoyed it.

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