Monday, September 11, 2006

Images Of Christians

I think people mistrust Christianity because of the archetypal images they have of its followers. Pious puritanical parents disapproving of their freedoms. Slick-haired evangelists on tv condemning everyone to Hell who follows an alternative lifestyle. George Bush. If they are the people you think of when you think of Christianity, small wonder you don't want to be a Christian.

Well, when I think about it, I have different models.
Willie Nelson.
Johnny Cash.
Bob Dylan.
My friend Lynn.

Talented people. Liberal people. People cooler than I will ever be. Perhaps that's why it doesn't scare me to realise I have been turning back to God bit by bit, inch by inch, over the last few months. The Christians in my universe are the sort of people any sensible man would want to be.

1 comment:

Bobby said...

Yes sir. Yes indeed.