Why do people in church seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute? … Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us to where we can never return.”
Many Christians are leaving the church not to abandon their faith but in order to save their faith and to have an adventure with “the waking God who is drawing them to where they can never return.” It takes courage to leave the familiar and venture into the unknown with the living and loving God. So kids, get your crash helmets, signal flares and life preservers ready to have a wild ride outside the walls of organized religion in real life, with a real God, in the real world. Consider joining me at my Facebook Group – Church Anonymous.