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Why is Jesus on the Back of the Fridge?

One of my closest friends mailed me this when I was going through my tribulations with the Thistle Lady. It was one of those great packages that you open that puts a smile on your face. If anyone who has had a good laugh over my crazy catholic guilt, family, and life. It would be her and it was just another kind gesture to remind me that my neighbor is not just a nuance but another comical character in my life.

But it was when my little man was playing with the magnets on the fridge, he pondered the fact that I had Jesus hidden from full frontal view, and had him stuck on the back side of the  fridge.

 He looked at me and said, “Mom, Why is Jesus on the  back of the fridge? Shouldn’t he be on the front of the fridge? after all, he is the most important person next to God.”

He took the magnet and placed it on the front of the fridge. I was taken back from his gesture and was surprised to see this inquisitive six-year-old looking at me for a  serious explanation for hiding Jesus on the  fridge.

My reply was simple “Well, it was a joke gift, and I keep it on the back of  the fridge not to offend  anyone.”

“But how could anyone be offended? It says,’ Jesus is Coming Look Busy.’  He is after all our boss?”

“Umm! I guess. You could look at it that way.”

It was at that moment, I realized, I forgotten how wonderous religion could be looking through a child eyes. He was struck with adoration for the love of God and Jesus. There wasn’t any questioning but absolute faith. I marvelled in his wonderment  because as  I begun to grow older I began to  question my faith, grew cynical with  religion, and its politics. It was when I realized  when the church no longer reflected my values, or my beliefs, that I walked away only to become a Christmas Catholic.

“Well, Mom he is our maker. And he made us because  he loves us.”

The moment he said this I wondered to myself wouldn’t it be nice to have the same simplistic feeling towards religion without questioning…

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11 replies

  1. Those little people are some kind of wonderful. My 3 year old, out of no where blurted out the other day ‘Mommy, God made the sun’. So simple, so believing…well you know. 🙂

  2. Hello Belle, you said, “as I begun to grow older I began to question my faith, grew cynical with religion, and its politics. It was when I realized when the church no longer reflected my values, or my beliefs, that I walked away…”

    I would very much like to talk about this with you. Many people do not realize that the public education system is a secular church, designed to convert Christians into Atheists. Many Christians do not realize the powerful scientific, philosophical, and historical evidence that compels the educated person to believe in Jesus Christ. I would like to share this information with you if you are willing to take the time.

    Please watch this video titled Evidence for the Resurrection, by Dr. William Lane Craig:

    http://thesongofsolomonandyahweh.blogspot.com/2010/11/evidence-for-resurrection-dr-william.html

    When you were young you believed the Bible because its truth is so obvious to the naked eye. When you grow older you fall victim to the Secular Humanist Indoctrination System/public education. They brainwash you. I pray that Professor Craig can help.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. However, if you cannot question the fundamentals of religion and you go blindly in faith does it not leaving you fall victim to your own righteousness? I believe God is all loving, and consuming creator. But I also believe at times people become so rigid in their faith that they can live there life with tunnel vision and use religion as a doctornation for their own political objectives. It is when you walk away from organized religion, you can see that God is non-judging, and created us all to be equal in his own eyes.

      1. I wrote this response, and then as I looked back over it, realized that with the lack of personal presence, it could sound like I’m irritated with you. I’m not. This letter is not meant to be sarcastic, it is meant to be polite, though we disagree. I want to say that emphatically up front, so pleas imagine me smiling and adopting a friendly tone sometimes as you read this. 🙂

        Thanks so much Belle for sharing your thoughts, you might be surprised at what you’ve actually said if we examine them.

        You said, “However, if you cannot question the fundamentals of religion and you go blindly in faith does it not leaving you fall victim to your own righteousness?”

        I would point out a couple things here. First, your statement itself is a religious statement – from the religion of humanism. That faith chooses to believe each individual can be like God knowing good and evil/deciding for themselves what they will consider right and wrong. In effect the people deify themselves, and from that throne, decide they are entitled to “question the fundamentals” of Christianity.

        Secondly there are only two ultimately foundational fundamentals in all religion. The fundamental of Christianity is an acceptance of the divine revelation imparted by God (Romans 1:18-22; 1 John 2:22). The fundamental of every other religion is the decision to reject God’s revelation and govern their own lives autonomously through their choice of what they will and will not accept.

        Your statement is a little sermon from the Bible of Religious Humanism, have you questioned its fundamentals? Or do you go blindly in faith? There is nothing blind about my faith, I believe what I’ve been divinely caused to know. But more importantly, I recommend reading the Bible and asking God to strengthen your faith.

        I’m not sure where you were going with the “fall victim to my own righteousness” part.

        Next you said, “I believe God is all loving, and consuming creator. But I also believe at times people become so rigid in their faith that they can live there life with tunnel vision and use religion as a doctornation for their own political objectives. It is when you walk away from organized religion, you can see that God is non-judging, and created us all to be equal in his own eyes.”
        My first question would be, on what basis do you believe “God is an all loving, and consuming creator”? If God is not the One He revealed Himself to be in Scripture, if those are not His words for us to believe and live by, then how do you know anything about Him? Are you just going “blindly in faith” in your own guesses? Are you forced to confess regarding your own imagination that “you cannot question the fundamentals of religion and you go blindly in faith”?

        Next you used characterizations of devout followers of Christ which I would LOVE to help you question. You said, “people become so rigid in their faith that they can live there life with tunnel vision and use religion as a doctornation for their own political objectives.” I would have characterized such people this way, “Devout Christians become so committed to loving the Lord that they live their lives focused on what He has revealed in His word that He wants from them, so they can please Him. The accept the doctrine God has commanded in His word, letting Him control all of their lives, including their political views.”

        Who is correct, me or you? The question is determined by the fact that God has made Himself and His will known to everyone (Romans 1:18-22; 1 John 2:22). But now the question is, will you study His word and come to faith in Him (Romans 10:17) or will you go on blindly believing in the supremacy of your autonomous thinking?

        You closed by saying, “It is when you walk away from organized religion, you can see that God is non-judging, and created us all to be equal in his own eyes.”

        That is a statement by an organized religion, just not the religion of Christianity. It’s from the religion of Humanism, and believe me, they’re organized. Do you think you are the first person to say that? Did you come up with it yourself? Or did you hear it in one form or another from someone else? A Humanist preacher in some secular movie, novel, sitcom, etc.? You know you’ve heard it from them, and I’ve certainly heard it from them. You are a member of the organize religion of Humanism. I’m a member of the organized religion of Christianity. Christianity is honest and gratefully admits to organizing itself according to God’s revealed will in Scripture. Humanism lies to its adherents and tells them they’re not part of an organized religion, this is what is supposed to give them their wonderful novelty and make them “wiser than all others.” But in reality there’s nothing new, it’s just an organized religion that has gained popularity because it tells people they can do whatever they want and everything will be ok with God because He really doesn’t have any expectations and laws for humanity. That’s why He’s killing us all. Yes, every graveyard is a silent testimony to God’s liberality.

  3. Oh the faith of a child…. I miss having that. This is a great post. And I think that our relationship with God is just that… OUR relationship. It’s not the same for everyone. And I agree with you, that having our faith become rigid only blinds us to what Jesus is really all about.

    1. Thank you! The faith of a child is very magical and it’s wonderful to view God through their eyes. It is when religion becomes so rigid that it begins to push many people away. I think it’s important to be able to question your faith. I believe it gives you a stronger foundation in understanding of yourself and your relationship with God.

  4. This is so sweet. I sometimes miss being a little girl who didn’t yet know how other people can make religion and faith such a tedious endeavor sometimes.

  5. This is very sweet. The magnet is great, too. I think children respond genuinely to the messaging they hear about Jesus. It’s the same in various cultures. The names of people who are considered “great” have just gotten alot of attention and beautiful photos with halos. I should make one for my son. He already things I am pretty special and I will continue to reinforce that. Here is my take on the god issue:

    http://ultimateoutcasts.com/?p=268

    Great site 🙂

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