Monday, March 09, 2009

Theology getting me in trouble

Watching the snow this morning gave me this weird flashback to when I was a kid. I think it was a Sunday School class or something, and the teacher said that when Noah was in the ark, God started to cry because the world was so messed up and it rained and rained. I guess the point was when we do bad things it makes God cry and then it rains.

So I started thinking about it and I asked, "Does that mean when his nose runs we get lightning?"

And then, to my complete confusion, the teacher got really mad at me for saying that. I couldn't figure out why... I mean, if his tears are rain, then the lightning must be something related to that. But my teacher didn't have a lot of patience with me taking her theology to its natural conclusions.

Come to find out, rain isn't God's tears at all. Go figure.