Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Living WIthout Jesus, Daily | 2 comments

Part 44/365: An atheist reviews a popular Christian devotional from Jesus Daily.
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Dear Karen,
It’s my birthday and you didn’t even send me a card? Bleh… I guess you did send me this little book, even if it was re-gifted as sloppy-seconds. Let’s see what Jesus Daily has in store for us today so I can get back to eating my birthday breakfast cake. (Yes, it’s a thing – don’t judge.)

VERSE OF THE DAY: Surely goodness and mercy will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23:6

Still avoiding Jesus, I see? Sigh… I hereby rename this book Proverbs and Psalms Daily! Moving on…

Today’s Themes:

If I were to ask you which is a more common Christian belief, which of these options would you choose?

a) We are supposed to follow God’s path.
b) God follows our lead.

Today’s devotional is short, sweet, and completely contrary to common Christian beliefs, suggesting that on this road trip we call life, it’s not us following God, but god following us, clearly visible in the rear view mirror, somehow paving our way… from behind?

“When we look at the rearview mirror of our lives, God has pursued us. Our father’s goodness paves the way.” – Jesus Daily

Wait… what the hell? Is he behind us or in front of us? Forget it – I’m done with this doublespeak nonsense for the day.

Short Secular Alternative Devotional:

Honestly, I have no idea what the point of today’s devotional was meant to be, so I’ve got nothing to offer. Maybe… if you choose to travel alone, take a spare tire. Or something?

Time for birthday cake – see you tomorrow to discuss “Divine Relief” (whatever the heck that is).
– Horus Gilgamesh

P.S. Yep, I’m finally getting around to putting up a little tip jar.
If you’re a fan of this little project, be sure to check out everything else
I’ve got going on. (Spoiler Alert: I could use your help.)

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