Saturday, April 21, 2007

What would you have said to him?

I had a conversation with a college student - I'll call him Kevin - the other night. He told me he grew up Catholic but fell away from "religion" in high school. He said he turned his back on God. He instead became fascinated with science. He could prove (or disprove) anything with science. That made him pumped to find Christians to argue with. He said he also got into history.

So while we're talking, he said, "Sarah...I only came to the college group because of Michelle. And during the whole time we were dating, she would tell me about the Bible and Jesus but I never really wanted to understand. Now that we're broken up...I still want to come to church. I want to learn more. This is really hard for me, though. I love science so much. I've always used it against Christianity. And now I'm looking into Christianity and it's weirding me out a little. And I also love history, and let's be honest: Christians don't have the greatest history. When I think of them forcing their religion on the Natives when they first got here and spreading their disease and death...and then when I think about the Crusades and other times in history like that...why would I WANT to be a part of that?"

And then Kevin paused.

"And even if I did...why the hell would God want me?"


Melissavina said...

Okay, this comment is actually about the one above... Spiderman. (I didn't know how to comment on that one, did you not want any?)

First: I agree wholeheartedly that Kirsten creates a new meaning for the word "blah." But let me also add: Tobey Maguire brings about as much sex appeal to those movies as Bea Arthur brought to the Golden Girls.


Smarshie said...

I don't know what happened to my comments on the above post...I think Blogger is having a freak out.

And Melissa - you are SO right! I had a good chuckle just now. =)