Jun 13, 2009

Chastity Bono, God and Jesus.

So, here's the deal going on in my head...first, I'm not a Christian. Let me make that very clear. I do not believe Jesus was the son of God any more than any of us are the sons and daughters of God. We all have our very special and needed jobs to do on this Earth, in this life. I believe that Jesus was one of many people put here to help lead us all to the end goal. That all said, I'm a huge fan of Jesus and his teachings and, cliche' as it is, have found an answer I need on more than one occasion by asking myself "what would Jesus do?" Add into all this, I'm *very firm in my belief that God makes no mistakes. Ever. We might feel He's made mistakes when things don't suit us and we might try to change those things and even use God in justifying it. Infertility comes to mind. How many times have I heard "God gave us the science to cure infertility" or "If God didn't intend us to use IVF, He wouldn't have given us the science that made it all possible." I've got news for you - given this line of thinking, God also made it okay to blow people up with nuclear weapons, burn children with Napalm, mail Anthrax, shoot people in drivebys, perform abortions, etc. Yeah, I know. I piss people off when I insert logic into religion but let's face it - God is pretty damn logical.

So, let's move on, shall we? After all, it's my mind we're taking a tour of and the MindBus is ready to roll again. So, which is it? Does God say "I gave you the power, my children, so use it all!" or does God say "I gave you the power, my children, to do both good and evil. Don't let selfishness confuse them. Just because you want it and it can be done doesn't mean it *should be done." Personally, I vote for that last one. God made us as we are...some of us have big noses, some of us are blind, some of us are infertile, some of us are gay, some of us are drop-dead gorgeous, some of us are geniuses, some of us are shy, some of us are born to die young and the list goes on and on. God makes no mistakes. Everything has a reason and I believe we need to stop second-guessing God and instead of bemoaning what we have that makes us different and trying to change it, we need to learn to embrace the fact that God makes no mistakes and we are as we are supposed to be. He has reasons and just because we don't understand those reasons doesn't mean we can discard them. For those who may read this, are you a parent? Don't you often make decisions your kids don't understand or like but that you know are best? Of course you do. And some of those decisions are ones children just can't grasp because they lack the maturity and wisdom to understand. God, by whichever of His many names you wish to call him, is my spiritual father. Is He yours? We lack His wisdom and maturity to understand many things and that's where faith and trust should be coming into play, just as we expect that from our own children. Some of us were never meant to have biological children or maybe we were only meant to have one. Some of us were meant to die at age 3. Some of us were given too much or too little of something by man-made and so-called "normal" standards, be it good or bad. But, by God's standards, we are all EXACTLY as He intended us to be, so we should accept the fact some of us don't fit the man-made definition of "normal" and embrace that instead of trying to change it. Embrace that God made us different for an important reason. He made us special, out of the so-called norm, because He felt we could be trusted to be different. Why anyone would mess with what God created if one believes in God? I admit, that's a hard one for me and it's hard enough I'm game to call it wrong. It's wrong to second guess God. It's wrong to correct what you deem to be God's mistake. It's wrong to say "Well, God gave us the science to fix it". Why in the world would God give you something "wrong" and then give you the science to fix it? Don't you think He has better things to do with His time than to play little mind games with you? I do.

And if you haven't figured out where Chastity Bono fits into this post yet, reread it. It's a damn shame she hasn't figured out that's she's perfect as she is, as God created her. If she can't accept that, if she can't figure out that gender isn't a black and white thing but just a guideline with many options in the middle, that surgery isn't the answer and maybe God or therapy is, then I'm very sad for her. I mean, I am truly and deeply sad for her.

In the end, God makes no mistakes.