Wednesday, July 06, 2005

What if God was one of Us??

I really dislike that song. I have no idea why. If you have never heard it before it's by Joan Osbourn and basically it's a song about if God were one of us. I guess perhaps the reason why I dislike it so much is because God was one of us. Joan, if you would just put down your pen and look at the bible you would have your stupid song answered so I wouldn't have to hear it again..ever.

While driving to Deep Creek I listened to another song that doesn't irritate me but it probably should. The song is called God Shuffled His Feet by Crash Test Dummies. This song is about God sitting in the garden with some people he made and they ask him questions about Heaven. God shuffles his feet, and answers the questions but the people don't understand.

Maybe the reason why the second song doesn't irritate me is because I can identify with it. I already know God was one of us and so I'm past that. God answers me but a lot of times I don't understand what he's saying (and that's when I'm actually listening which is also a problem for me).

Perhaps I'm being to hard on Joan. Perhaps that is how she is identifying with God...nah,it's still an irritating song. :-)


  1. Anonymous9:22 PM

    I kind of identify with you. Of course, I just really like the Crash Test Dummies too...fancy that.


  2. Now, it's just scary. The Weird Al thing was coincedence, but I mean, really, who likes the crash test dummies? Am I married to Carl or Jeff? Does it even matter anymore?

  3. See, I actually think that Joan Osborne's song is worth listening to. Her question (I believe) is a challenge to atheists. Consider the second verse: "If God had a face... would you want to see if seeing meant that you would have to believe..." She's confronting people who are prone to disregard God's incarnation simply because they were never personally confronted with Jesus in the flesh. So from that perspective, I like it. ;-)