In my home, we do not have cable television. As a result, we receive roughly six stations over the air waves. One of these stations happens to be Trinity Broadcasting Network, or as I like to think of it, That Biblical Nuisance. Last night they had several doomsayers on television talking about the relevance of the recent tsunami to the "predictions" in Revelation. The question that came to mind was: When did faith become synonymous with fear?

I am not a millennialist or a prophet of doom; nor do I suscribe to the "left behind" theory of the end of the world. It has nothing to do with enlightenment, I can be just as ignorant as the next person. For me, it comes down to not playing God in this world, and not playing God with the faith of others. There are many mysteries in the relationship between God and the world, and it is not my responsibility to solve them. It is my responsibility to accept them and help others do the same. I just don't get why we have fabricate significance or make everyone afraid when we can't understand why something might have happened. Fear fosters dependence not faith...



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