"Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you..." (1 Peter 3:15)
LOOK, I GOT NOTHING AGAINST GOD. But, I'm tired of these people who go around pushing their religion. Take this one guy: he's always handing me these brochures that tell you how to get to Heaven through Jesus Christ. Then he comes around later and says, "Did you read it? Huh, huh? Did you read it?"
Finally, one day I tell him, "Look, why do you do this stuff?" He says, "Because I care about you." Then goes on to say something about wanting to see me in Heaven. I told him, "Don't worry about me and Heaven, it's all squared away." Then while he's walking away, he turns and says, "Then why haven't you ever told me how to get to Heaven? Don't you care about me?"
DO YOU BELIEVE IT? He actually said that! He always has to get the last word . . .
. . . Hey, look, I know what you're thinking. But to me, religion is a private matter. You know, you keep it to yourself . . . and don't tell me it sounds like he's got something real to offer . . . as if he has something worth sharing and I don't . . .
Remember, I got something real too . . . At least it's real enough to me . . . And, and, that's what counts!
. . .Okay! So maybe, just maybe, if I was as convinced as he is, I might share it with someone else. Maybe!
But I still wouldn't go around acting like it's a matter of life and death . . .
Which I know some people would say it is, but then again, who knows for sure?
. . . Remember, as long as it's real to me, that's what counts . . . I'm positive . . .
Well . . . maybe not a hundred percent positive, but . . .
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