God


This joke is too good not to share.

The little boy was found by his mother with pencil and paper, making a sketch. When asked what he was doing, he answered promptly, and with considerable pride:
I am drawing a picture of god
But, gasped the shocked mother, you cannot do that. No one has seen god. No one knows how god looks.
Well, the little boy replied, complacently, when I get through they will

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

33 thoughts on “God

  1. Did he rub everything out and wave a blank piece of paper about at the end? Hahahaha.

    – esme tickling herself upon the Cloud

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  2. hmmm, isn’t this what each and ever Christian, and other theist, claim? 🙂

    I’ve always like the South Park image of God.

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    • makagutu says:

      every christian has their own image of god and it is always the right one

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      • Barry says:

        I agree with the first part of your statement, but disagree with the second part. I’m not sure what the situation is like in Kenya, but here, few Christians (fundamentalists excluded) would claim they have the correct image of God. Most will only admit to having an image of God that suits them. And for many that would be nothing at all.

        Did you know that in survey conducted in NZ in 2008, a significant number of Christians did not believe God existed. It varied by denomination with the Baptists being the most theistic with only 7% believing there is definitely no God. On the other hand, 36% of Methodists are certain there is no God. Over all Christian denominations, less than half of the faithful are certain a deity exists.

        What fundamentalists refuse to accept, and atheists frequently forget, is that religion, including Christianity, does not require a belief in the supernatural.

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        • makagutu says:

          Religion is the belief in the supernatural. Without that qualification, anything can be called a religion.
          In Kenya, I think most religious people are fundamentalists.
          NZ must be one of the few great places in the world

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          • Barry says:

            So are you saying that I and most liberal Quakers are not religious because we don’t have a belief in the supernatural? There are a large number of people in this country who don’t believe in a deity yet consider themselves both Christian and religious. I’ll concede it’s not religious in terms fundamentalists might accept, but nevertheless I’m convinced it is.

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          • makagutu says:

            Maybe the question I would ask you is what is your definition of religious / religion?

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          • Barry says:

            See them second paragraph of this article for a shortened definition and the whole article for a more in-depth explanation: m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10337536

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          • makagutu says:

            Thanks for the link. I could say I see where you are coming from but in my view that definition he gives would mean everything can be defined as religion. I would prefer to refer to such worldviews as philosophies or ways of life but not religion. My reason for saying this is by restricting the definition of what qualifies as a religion, we can critique these ideologies in a more structured way. The other day a colleague said cycling is my religion because I have a passion for it. I think this is using religion so broadly as to be meaningless

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          • Barry says:

            Well then, you are probably excluding more than half of the NZers who believe they are religious.

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          • makagutu says:

            I wouldn’t want to exclude anyone. But if discussions are to make any sense, then our definitions should not be too wide as to lose meaning. If a word explains everything, it may actually explain nothing and this is my only concern

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  3. Let me get this straight. God exists, but cannot be seen. Those who see God are wrong, but God still exists anyhow. Ugh…

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  4. Barry says:

    I’m trying to figure out why the mother would be shocked. After all, God is whatever one conceives him/her/it/they to be. It tells something about the person, but nothing about God.

    But perhaps because I’ve never been a TRUE CHRISTIAN(TM) it’s all beyond my comprehension.

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  5. ratamacue0 says:

    Looks like a rabbit in a snow storm…

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  6. Peter says:

    This joke would not work so well with Islam.

    But in any case that that religion does not seem to encourage humour.

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  7. Can we say that the reminder to atheists that…..religion, including Christianity, does not require a belief in the supernatural… is an oxymoron?
    This asked, I hope you will also like a similar joke:
    A teacher told the children that it was impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it is a very large mammal its throat is very small. A little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
    Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
    The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.”
    The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”
    The little girl replied, “Then you ask him.”
    Greetings.-

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