an unnecessary match made

an unnecessary match made between the bible and questions by the church

AN UNNECESSARY MATCH: (buy a print of this cartoon–>click here)

The bible and questions belong together. Even the bible itself is full of questions. Unanswered ones too. Religion without questions is tyranny. And stupid. And loveless.

But too many would see the bible and questions as enemies.

It’s an unnecessary match made.

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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Matt Oxley

    I love it David.

  • Sabio Lantz

    I think some of the author’s in the books put together to make the Christian canon (Bible), would actually condemn certain sorts of questions too. So it is not wonder to me that some believers look down on doubt and inquiry.

    And certainly questions can’t be considered real if you aren’t ready to accept the conclusion. “Faith” is often used to mean “holding on despite contrary evidence.”

    So, the “Match” only becomes “unnecessary” when someone is willing to give up one’s cherished beliefs. IMHO

  • Jenny Howard

    Yeah, they should trade out the boxing gloves for a pair of rings to exchange.

  • Jenny Howard

    (oops. you can delete this comment. i’m just posting it because i forgot to check the “notify me of followup” box on the previous one.)

  • Mad =^..^= (AKA ccws)

    Every time I hear or see “JESUS IS THE ANSWER” I want to smack someone – and I imagine a conversation like this: “Have you seen the weather forecast for tomorrow?” “Jesus.” “Where are you going on vacation?” “Jesus.” “Wanna go get a pizza?” “Jesus.” etc. etc. etc. Snark, snark…

    …but more seriously, I decided long ago that Jesus is the question. Who is this guy, and why is he so compelling even to those of us who aren’t “believers” in the conventional sense of the word? From there, it’s up to us to answer that and “learn in [our] own experience who He is.”

  • Sabio Lantz

    @ Mad,
    I don’t think Jesus is at all compelling to non-believers unless they study religion, people trying to convert Christians or were former believers who still faith the wrath of their belief — internally or externally.

    For if Jesus is compelling, so is Mohammed, Buddha, Krishna, Einstein, Darwin and many more.