Whilst driving home this afternoon behind a car doing less than 80km in a 100km zone my mind wandered to how much of my time this person was wasting. Now sure, I waste a lot of my own time, but that’s my concern, when someone else wastes my time then I can complain?
Then I got to thinking, I know that when I die, that’s it, game over, no more credits. So all the time on earth should be precious to me. So I worked out, on average, I’ll be alive for about 42,000,000 minutes, and this slow poke in front of me is costing me some of those precious minutes.
Now this is when things got really weird, I thought what if this person in front of me is a Christian? If they are then they probably don’t care too much about losing a few minutes here and there on earth because they think they get to spend eternity in heaven.
So I wondered, would I get away with a verdict of justifiable homicide if I’d blown this idiot away? I know there is no heaven, they think there is, therefore they don’t care about wasting their time, and consequently mine, whereas I do because I know that’s all I get.
That also got me to thinking, why do Christians try to stay alive? If they believe they are going to heaven, and heaven is supposed to be such a wonderful place, then surely they’d want to get there as fast as possible? So perhaps they should all drive like maniacs, without wearing seatbelts, or paying attention to road rules. (funnily enough a little while later I came up behind a car which had the jesus fish and a ‘jesus lives’ sticker on the back, naturally I gave it a wide berth) 🙂 Perhaps Christians shouldn’t pay attention to OH&S, or any of those safety signs, maybe we should put Christians to work in all the really dangerous jobs because they wont mind if they get killed because they get to go to heaven anyway?
I have a long drive home and get very bored sometimes 🙂
PS. I don’t advocate homicide in any way shape or form. I don’t advocate for anyone to drive recklessly or disobey the road rules, and I don’t really advocate that people should disregard safety or be forced to work in hazardous jobs.
Also, I have justed wasted well over 40 times more time writing this blog than any slow driver ever caused me, but gave myself a bit of light hearted relief in the process.