If You Meet The Truth, Kill It
I heard a report today that an experimental survey was conducted in the USA. Over 300 children were given fast food of some type. The vast majority picked McDonald's has having the best flavor. Get this: even if different food NOT from McD's was in the wrapper, the kids still thought it was the best tasting. Which convinced the researchers that kids are victims of advertising. Because they are told that McDonald's is the best, they believe it if it says so. Different food in the same wrapper tastes like the same food they hoped to expect. Which got me thinking about what happened this last weekend between Slice of Laodicea, Apprising Church and me. It convinces me that we could use the same words and totally change the content of those words and we will still receive them. But if the new, different and even offensive content is wrapped in the recognizable and favored wrapper of words that we know and are familiar with, then we take it as the same traditional content. Just because we use the same old traditional words while spreading hate and fear, it doesn't mean the content is good. If my hate and fear-mongering is wrapped in John 3:16, we are guilt-pressured into receiving it. I'm not pointing fingers at anyone but myself and anyone who's willing to stand with me to admit that we do not have a corner on the truth. Can we please admit that just because we own a bible and know the words that we can be miles away from knowing and speaking the truth? When will we realize that when we say we know something, we don't know as we ought to know? Can we ever graduate to the place where we no longer need to search for him and seek the truth? As another religion rightly insists, if you meet the Buddha, kill him. Insert truth for Buddha everyone. Blessed are they who's hearts are set on pilgrimage. The fine art photograph is the creation of my friend Mark Hemmings.