Giving Thanks for Food
Most Christians and some non-Christians make a habit of thanking their tribal god of the Hebrews for their daily food. On the surface this sounds good, but, lets look at it a little deeper.
Believers in general, believe that their god, at the very least, makes it possible for them to have enough food. So, they thank him for doing so. Some go so far as to believe their god gives them each and every thing they have. So, what so bad about that?
Lets look at it with reason.
#1 If God makes it possible for some to have enough food, then he also makes it impossible for others to have any food.
Most believers would not admit that their god makes it impossible for some to have any food, and therefore starve. This, they say, would be out of character for God.
#2 So, if, according to this kind of reasoning, if god does not make it impossible for some to have food, then, he doesn't make it possible for others to have enough food.
#3 If God doesn't make it possible for some to have enough food, then, why thank him? If, on the other hand, God does make it possible for some to have food, then, he also, makes it impossible for others to have any. We can't have it only one way. It is either one way or the other.
The next time someone starts to give thanks for their food, don't dare bring up this question. But, you will probably think about it.
Bill Henness (1 Cor. 13:11)
Worley January 28, 2010 Ex-minister.org
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