In the last post, I had a little fun with a BlogHer session titled “Is Mommyblogging Still a Radical Act?” I found this amusing to watch the word “radical” exploited and mangled so all the air seeps out of it like a cheap balloon from the 99 cent only store.
I tend to avoid using the word “radical” unless something is RADICAL.
“Doctor, the patient is losing blood. We’re going to have to do something RADICAL like taking off his leg so he can survive!
Radical rarely happens. Or else it wouldn’t be RADICAL. The French Revolution. Radical. Mommyblogging. Eh.
Here’s something mildly radical. I’m going to mention God on my blog.
If you read through my archives, you will notice that I have made fun of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. I find religion funny. It is funny. It deals with impossible issues. But I’m not so cocky as to dismiss the power of God. I may make jokes about God, but I wouldn’t tell them to Him right to His face. While I have no knowledge of His true existence, I like to believe that there is some unifying force. It’s good to be in awe of something more than Dooce.
Nothing annoys me more than when actors thank Jesus for winning an Oscar or when a team prays to God, asking to win the pennant. This nonsense gives religion a bad name. If your team wins, does that mean God hates the OTHER team?
I think it is entirely appropriate to ask for God’s help in times of bad health. God created man and life, and nothing hampers our enjoyment of life more then bad health. Who wants to smell a flower, eat an apple, or have mind-blowing sex on the carpet while listening to Barry White on the CD player when you feel like crap?
Several of my blogging friends are having health issues. This makes me feel bad. I know how much stress this puts on you and your family. I remember how supportive you were when Sophia was having surgery.
May God be merciful and heal those in need. Please bring good health to your Children, so we may fully enjoy your World. God, your true name is RADICAL. I cover my eyes to say your name. Send your strength to those in need.