A Message from the Great Bill Hicks

Not much to say on this Monday afternoon. I know you’re all completely shocked! All I want to say is vote tomorrow. I don’t give a shit who you vote for. Actually, I do. I’m a liberal. I’m a big mouth. I give a shit about marriage equality. I give a shit about the right for a woman to choose a safe abortion. I believe in liberty and justice for all. Not just rich, white people. I believe that everyone is created equal. I believe that we are all the same and should get paid the same. I believe in a person’s right to worship to their own god. I’m a Christian, but I have no right to persuade anyone into believing that my God is the one true god. For me, he is. I believe that Jesus was the first hippie liberal. And I will follow his doctrine to love everyone.

As you can see I also believe in Bill Hicks. I loved that man. He was not only funny, but he told it like it was and still is. Let us go out there and use our brains when we vote tomorrow. Make the right choice. We need to change. We need to evolve. We need to be better.

Yes, I will vote for Obama.

Not because he’s black. Not because he’s the best man for the job. But because he is more like me. His family is more like my family. I do believe he is genuine. I’m not a political pundit. I try my best to watch MSNBC and stay informed. I don’t believe the man is infallible. Anyone that thinks that about their president, needs their head examined. I want our country to head in the right direction. I do believe with Obama at the helm, he will. At least I pray that he does.

Oh yeah and like my FB author page. I guess I get more treats after I reach 200 or more likes. I need 39 more to reach that goal. Who the hell knows what I’ll get. Could be a kick in the pants for all I know.

I’m a Christian that can’t stand the idea of organized religion. Why is that?

    • “Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed.”—John 20:27-29

Quite simply because it involves dealing with humans and not the concept of Christianity itself. I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that he is my Lord and Savior. That he has been with me through the good and most difficult times in my life. I pray when days are good and I pray when my will has been shattered. I have tried my damnedest to teach my children that their religion is up to them. But I ultimately hoped they would decide to be Christians too. My daughter did choose Christ, my son still has a wait and see or Agnostic attitude. He knows there’s something more, but he’s just not sure what it is. I’ve told him many times that’s what faith is. You don’t have to see, hear, smell, touch or taste it to know it’s there. That it will keep you safe….

I am a realist though, too. I know, I know, walking contradiction, right? But I do believe that bad things happen to good people. My dear husband has lost both parents to cancer so he is at times still angry at God for taking them from him. There’s nothing like watching your parent waste away to nothing from a disease and wondering why it had to happen. I can understand his anger, but I also wish he would just let go and know that they aren’t suffering anymore. They are in Heaven with the ones that went before them. However, DSH wants his parents here with him, sharing in all the good and bad in our lives. He shouldn’t have become an orphan at the age 48. It isn’t fair……

I told a dear friend today that God is always with us, but the Devil is there too. Even when something unspeakable is happening to us. Done by another human, God is still there. It is the free will of others that can hurt us, damage us, destroy us. That is when we have to have the most faith in God. To let go and let God, as it were. I’m not saying prayer is the only way to save yourself. It isn’t. We have to give ourselves over to more than just God. We have to realize that we are good people, that we deserve good lives, that we need extra help and the strength of others to fix us. God gave those people that help us, the knowledge. Just like God gave the scientist that believes in evolution that knowledge. Even if that scientist doesn’t believe in a higher power. They still got their knowledge from God.

My husband just said something profound, maybe we don’t lose our faith, it just goes on hiatus. We sometimes wait until we need it to acknowledge God again. But the fact remains that we always have it, even when it gets lost….. I do not know all of the scriptures, I don’t know every book in The Bible, and I probably can’t recite too much. But I know that I can find comfort in the words and teachings of Jesus. That He ultimately is by my side and in my heart.

It makes me sad when my son or a friend tells me they don’t believe in God or Heaven or Hell. It makes me sad because I know that if I get the chance to go to Heaven when I die, that they won’t be with me for Eternity. If I get the chance to be there I want them to be there too. To live with no more pain, and suffering and to feel the healing touch of God. I want that for everyone that I love…..

I will never believe that God has a scorecard. He doesn’t care if we go to church. He cares that we believe, that we live our lives by his guidebook, The Bible. That we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And that we find strength in both Him and his Father…. And He cares that we teach our children that faith, hope and love are the three most important things to live by. Amen.