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In His Own Image

They say that God created Man
As part of an enormous plan,
And did so in His image, cos he loves us, every one.
When men of God discriminate
And treat their fellow men with hate
They do so with the knowledge it’s what Jesus would have done.
When righteous men, in righteous ways
Hate atheists, or Jews, or gays,
Or Muslims, pagans, redheads, southpaws, foreigners, or Voodoo
I know at first it may seem odd,
But clearly, you’ve created God
In your own image, when you find he hates the same folks you do.

“You can safely assume you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates the same people you do.” –Annie Lamott

Comments

  1. Quodlibet says

    “southpaws”

    That dredges up unhappy memories of dinnertimes, with my father angrily and continuously forcing my left-handed brother to use his right hand while eating. It was cruel. My father was not a bad man, only ignorant; he was simply doing what he had been taught. But I was so angry at him for not understanding that by rejecting my brother’s left-handedness and forcing the right hand, he was essentially rejecting him as a person and forcing him into disobedience. It was torture for my brother, who also had/has ADHD. He left home at 16 and never came back (there were other issues, too, of course). I have never forgotten those painful, sad dinnertimes. It was one of the experiences that changed my thinking about accepting people who are different than I am.

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