Thursday, February 7, 2013

No Comparison

        I get annoyed when people come up with cute “spiritual” sayings that really aren’t true. Or are irreverent. Take the following as an example:

At first, this comparison of God to popular name-brands might seem humorous enough to emit a chuckle. But when you think about it, this is devaluing God. We are comparing the Infinite God to man-made products.
        I'm not saying that these things aren't true. God is a worker of miracles, He does cleanse us of stains, He is always there. It's the irreverence that bothers me. Like, seriously... comparing God to hair spray? Doesn't that seem a little... well, demeaning?
       God is God. He is the Creator of the universe, the Savior of the world, the Lover of our souls. He is everything that is good and right. Words fail to describe Him. But just because our human vocabulary cannot portray who God really is, doesn't mean that we should intentionally belittle Him.
       Perhaps I'm taking this too seriously. Maybe it really doesn't matter. Someone was just being creative and came up with a list of products that possess qualities similar to God's. Wonderful. But God deserves our ultimate respect and reverence. We shouldn't be making jokes about Him.
        Well, there's my rant. Perhaps a little silly, but I don't appreciate people making light the Majesty of my God. So there.

(Just as a side note... I don't agree about the Scotch Tape. I don't know about you, but I don't find Scotch Tape very transparent. Just sayin'.)


  1. Just so you all know, I realize that people don't walk around saying, "God is like Chevrolet". I doubt they even think it. I'm sure the person who wrote the above comparisons was just trying to be funny. But it still bothers me nonetheless.

  2. This is a good thing to think about. I have often liked posts like those simply because they reveal just how uselessly these products live up to their slogans. They give these pointless materials such glorified taglines, yet the only One who can truly deliver on them is God. To me, it reveals the fruitlessness and uselessness of these products, and glorifies our bountiful and awesome God instead. I can honestly see how you mean, comparing God to hairspray is demeaning, but at the same time shows just how shallow the product is when you look at how much more trustworthy God is. :)