This Pastor No Longer Believes

Pastor Wick has finally changed his mind on the most important issue we all face:

When I was growing up, it was all a lot easier. You kinda just followed the adults that were in your life. They “created” the way things were. No reason to ask questions. No reason to rock the boat. Nothing to question.

It became a pattern. It was a part of life on such a daily basis that I never really thought much about it. Day in, day out, it was almost like breathing or eating. Something you just do, not something to think about or analyze.

Then in youth group age even, I became blindly optimistic. I actually DID think about it, and still it made sense. Made sense to the point where I became passionate about it. I got to the point where I thought I knew what I was talking about. I told other people how THEY should think. I told my perspective and my thoughts simply because I couldn’t understand why anyone would ever think/believe differently. My youth pastor had given me a Wednesday night to speak to the group, and it was part of my entire message that night. Looking back, I’m sorry for those I neglected to love…

I must say despite his conclusion, I disagree.

There is only one right answer to the problem.

And he is heading down a dangerous path.

  • http://notreallyalice.wordpress.com Alice

    Can’t you imagine a pastor getting up in front of the congregation and giving this monologue as his little sermon opener? How many fits would the poor congregants have before he got to the punch line?

  • Dustin

    I had to read it twice to make sure I didn’t miss something the first time. It didn’t have the desired effect, though, more a sarcastic “eh ok good one, brah”.

  • http://intrinsicallyknotted.wordpress.com Susan B.

    Funny! I have to admit, I have always been in the first camp, but he makes an excellent point and I may have to change my position on the issue. This is why it’s good to be open to new evidence and reasoned arguments!

  • mikespeir

    The roll goes with the loose end over the top toward you! It’s in Leviticus. I don’t have time to look it up for you.

  • Brian E

    On difficult matters like this it’s always best to consult the good book. I’ve always found wiping my butt with chapters from the OT leave me a bit more chaffed than the NT.

  • http://anotheratheist.blogspot.com muffin

    Well that was just silly.

  • http://digitalbasement.blogspot.com TL

    Anything other than over-the-top is heresy.

  • http://pastorwick.blogspot.com WICK

    WOW. My hits have like quadrupled and what-not. Thanks Hemant.

    As to the issue at hand, I suppose I should say that my preference is still over the top from the wall. But I “can see” why some would choose the other. :)

  • Jamie G.

    Meh.

  • Tim Bob

    so, we’re talking abou ttoilet paper? the roll goes down the backside, so you can use your knee to pin it and still tear it free. you know, so you can text message with your other hand. idk why this is an issue it works.

  • Richard Wade

    LOL! Wick, thanks for a great laugh. I actually have been in a decades-long, tongue-in-cheek “conflict” with my childhood friend over the proper direction of toilet paper unrolling, a highly charged and contentious issue. I have always been an over-the-top person (in a variety of ways) but this is the first time I have ever heard a credible argument for down-from-the-back installation. Thank you for opening my eyes to see the other side. I feel my mind and heart have been expanded, ready for new possibilities.

    HOWEVER as soon as your two-year-old can be broken of that annoying habit, turn the roll around! After all you don’t want your kids to grow up, well, you know…