Are you there, God? It’s me, druidchick
It’s been my personal experience that children of pastors often turn out very religious, or very rebellious. I went the rebellious route myself, although I didn’t take it to the extremes that some acquaintances did. However, my youthful anti-establishment stance has mellowed somewhat over the years, and now in my grand old age of late-twenties I’m ready to think over everything again with an open mind to both sides.
What the heck is this completely-inappropriate-to-wow-blogging twaddle?
Well I went to church today for the first time in a while & it got me thinking. I mean here’s a question- so Jesus was the Messiah, and the only way for people to get to heaven is to believe in Him… but then what about all the people who lived & died before He was ever born? What about the people who lived & died before the Israelites ever left Egypt, before the Ark & the Covenant? What about the people who lived & died before Moses brought down the Ten Commandments?
Once when I was young, I read something in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series that always stuck with me:
There was a young soldier from an enemy country who basically worshipped Tash (Satan) all his life, but he was a good & honest man, just born in the wrong religion I guess. When Judgment Day came, he saw Aslan (Jesus) and he knew instantly that he should go to hell for having lived his life following Tash. But Aslan said, “No, Tash & I are such opposites that any good deed you did in the name of Tash was really in my name. Any promise you made and kept in Tash’s name was accorded to me, and you wouldn’t have followed Tash so long & faithfully if you weren’t really searching for me. In the same way, any evil that men do in my name, they are really serving Tash.”
I totally paraphrased that but you get the gist. I always liked that thought, that in the end we’ll be judged on our merit rather than our different faiths. I’m not rock steady on where I stand on Christianity yet, but I think that idea’s something I’ll always hold onto…
Pretty random but it was the most interesting thought I had today.
In other news I got Tribute to Insanity (10) today.
2 resto druids (me+Babyfresh)
1 holy priest
1 feral tank
1 warrior tank
1 dps warrior
1 enh shaman