Boneheaded Christianity

June 2007

“Evolution is wrong!”, shouted the preacher.
If you have ever entered a church heard something that you knew was entirely boneheaded, you are not alone. Perhaps it was something like:

1) The earth is only 6 thousand years old.

2) Give me all of your money, and God will make you rich.

3) Don't go to the doctor, trust God to heal you.

4) These here rattlesnakes will not hurt us.

I’m sure that many have experienced such boneheadedness, and have stayed away from churches as a result. However, it is not wise to rely on one’s own intelligence to conclude that God does not exist. Think about it, are there not more intelligent people than either you or me who have lived in the world and who have come down on both sides of this issue? How then, are you relying on your own intelligence?
Now if you think about this some more, do you think that God favors the more intelligent? Do you think that He would receive only those who are intelligent enough to recognize him? Is intelligence a criteria for entering heaven? Of course not, and many boneheads will be in heaven.
Science has shown us much, especially in the last two hundred years. Yet all of this gain in knowledge does not give one an advantage in this decision: Whether or not to receive Christ.
Now to you unbelievers: It is not that you are so smart or knowledgable that you have rejected the Almighty, but rather that you have chosen evil, and rejected that which is good.

Jesus said, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”