GOD AND THE INTERNET
On the eve of the 12th of March 2004.
I received a forwarded email from a friend, entitled 'I tried it - and it
So curious I opened this email.
Inside (after the depressing 10 minute downloading time) was a Jesus Christ
statue on a cross.
It said underneath
'Lord Jesus I love you and I need you,
Come into my heart, today
For without you I can do nothing.'
Fair enough I thought. Any Christians out there may like this type of
Then I kept on reading,
'Pass this message to seven people except you and me.
You will receive a miracle tomorrow.
Don't ignore and god will bless you.'
Now this I laughed at! I mean, could you see god posting out this picture
of his son dying to
millions, with these words underneath?
'Now I'll just sit back and see who loves me enough to send this out to 7
of their friends.'
Then, next Jesus would walk in 'Father! Did you send that half-naked
picture of me too all
my angel friends?' pause, screws up face 'Again!?'
Panics, 'Shit! I must have entered the addresses in wrong!' starts typing
'Father, you must stop promoting your self over the web like this, it's
'I'm not addicted son! I know all!'
'Fine. Just don't come whinging to me when you get arrested.'
Now, maybe I am being a bit unfair. I mean why wouldn't God own a computer
made all of us, when he can easily access our minds through dreams or
-I'm being sarcastic
With a computer, comes along certain responsibilities
'Shit! What has that son of mine done this time?! The internet isn't
working', clicks repeatedly on the mouse 'Jesus! Call the repair man!'
Doesn't quite fit the picture of our all-admiring god, now does it?
Don't get me wrong, this is not to diss God or Jesus in any way. I'm a
Christian after all.
This is just a statement about when forwards go to far. The message behind
the email is nice.
But the fact that you have got to send it onto 7 other people to be blessed
is just plain stupid.
God doesn't bless people through email. He's there to help us, like what
the beginning poem said.
And my own version: He can lead us through the dark where no light can
It's your choice; I'd just prefer not to participate in this kind of thing.
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