I do indulge in a bit of people watching at times. Probably because I am a grumpy old man, my observations may appear to be, how shall I say: a little jaundiced. I also seem to be developing a way of looking a people as if I was not part of them, just observing another species among many other species we share the Earth with.
So, that thought came into my head the other day: is God wearing rose-tinted spectables, as far as the human animal is concerned?
I mean, like a yound lady who finds herself deeply in love with a man who, in her rose-tinted, be-spectacled eyes, can do no wrong, but whom everybody else see for what he really is: aggresive, violent, drunken, greedy, selfish, self destructive...the list could go on.
She hopes against all odds that she can redeem this man, that he will change and become the prince charming she always wants him to be.
I believe some religion sees us as being made in God's image. Personally I hope not. I think God has made a mistake in creating man, is now wearing rose-tinted spectacles and hopes against all odds that man the drunk, violent, selfish, greedy, will change and become what He intended.
One of these days, God will wake up to the reality, or, just like the young lady, will loose her rose-tinted spectacles. Woe Betide man then.
Now, please gentlemen, don't take this too seriously. I am
not intending to insult anyone's faith in writing this. This is more of
a light hearted view of my fellow men, whom I tend to look at through my own yellow tinted spectacles, with my "grumpy old man" hat on!