Because there’s sarcasm in the Bible!
That’s not really the reason why (we’ll discuss that when I’m in a contemplative mood), but any faith that includes sarcasm in its holy text is the faith for me.
For those of you who think I’m kidding about the sarcasm, crack open a Bible or visit www.biblegateway.com and look up Genesis 18.
Or I could do the work for you and post the passage below:
10 Then the LORD[c] said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
Now Sarah was listening at the entrance to the tent, which was behind him. 11 Abraham and Sarah were already old and well advanced in years, and Sarah was past the age of childbearing. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my master[d] is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
13 Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”
15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.”
But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”
Booyah! Verse 12 is some hardcore sarcasm if ever there were.
I think I love God even more than I already do for including this in the Bible.
Also, Sarah had to be a pretty ballsy chick if she was sarcastic with God.
God and I have some pretty loosey goosey conversations, but I’m never sarcastic with Big G.