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16 August 2009

"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity"...


... that's from American writer Harlan Ellison (thanks to my friend Steve's facebook status on that one this morning). OK one more stupidity beaut.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe"
Albert Einstein

You can bank on people doing stupid things. You can bank on YOU doing stupid things. As much as we wish it wasn't so... I think the reality is that most of the time we're dealing with very little revelation about who we are and who Jesus is. Most of the time we're just trying not to look dumb and let the rest of the world in on just how silly we feel in our own ignorance and lack of exposition.



Sunday mornings worshiping at church with the people in our church family are not exempt. People do stupid things. Act stupidly. Come... go... change... sometimes in God-led ways... sometimes based on incomplete information. You'll go through seasons where everything just "feels right" and others where it "feels wrong" because of it. But feelings change on a dime! I can feel one thing on the way to church and after being exposed to God's light and truth... I feel entirely different! What an awfully stupid thing to base decisions on... feelings.

"Nothing is more devastating to prayer than when I start to evaluate it by my feelings"
Eugene Peterson


Einstein was wrong by about there being only two infinite things by the way: 1 John 1...

1-2From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we're telling you in most sober prose that what we witnessed was, incredibly, this: The infinite Life of God himself took shape before us.

3-4We saw it, we heard it, and now we're telling you so you can experience it along with us, this experience of communion with the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!

Even more beautiful that the infinite God who created an infinite universe and has infinite love... chose to defeat the bondage of our infinite human stupid through Jesus. It's why this morning I'm gonna go sing this

4 comments:

Whitepyro said...

Are you saying were all stupid? Or just stupid like some people. Or the fact that people are plain stupid.. Does that include you to? :P

Dave Carrol said...

I think we're all a bit dumber than we think we are... haha...

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Anonymous said...

Actually your Harlan Ellison quote was not from Harlan Ellison, but a guy on the internet before the web was popular.

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