Thursday, December 23, 2010

What if God Was One Of Us???

"What if God was one of us??. .."

I love Mexico.
People are so public about their faith there.
Don’t get me wrong.
I love the U.S.A.

It’s just that in recent years
I think this country of ours
has gone from
Freedom of Religion
Freedom From Religion.

You can’t put up a nativity set
unless you also have
other religious faiths represented.

We’ve gone from
“Merry Christmas”
“Happy Holidays.”

We’ve gone from
putting a Christmas Tree
Holiday Trees.

I’m sorry
but the Holiday is Christmas
and it’s a Christmas Tree.
A nativity scene
represents Christmas.

I’m not opposed to others
of other faith traditions
sharing their images and traditions.
But I will not tolerate
others trying to take mine away from me.

She is so-o-o-o public with her faith.

I love this photo.
It’s a picture of the back
of the bus driver’s seat
in Mexico City.
we’d NEVER see this in Detroit.
I don’t know if the bus driver
had an artist paint for him.
Or maybe the bus company
had it put there.
But it doesn’t matter.
This image of Jesus Christ
is on that bus.
this is true freedom of religion,
freedom of expression.
Here in this country,
there would be a ban of that bus,
of that bus company.
Somebody would probably lose their job
and/or be sued. .
. . .all for expressing their belief.

As for the song,
when I boarded this bus
the day I took this picture
this song just played through my mind. . .

“What if God was one of us?
Just a slob like one of us?
Just a stranger on the bus. . . .”

"If God had a face
what would it look like?. . ."
Probably much like
the face of that bus driver.

It's been about a year
since I took this photo.
I just hope
that I get to ride
this same bus again
some time soon. . ..

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