Friday, May 21, 2010

Who Is Douglas Adams?

Human beings,
who are almost unique in having
the ability to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so. -Douglas Adams
Last weekend the sermon offered by our minister was one laiden with historical fact that I am sure to relay incorrectly, but I need to express a point from the sermon, so I will try to do so without falsely representing history, and I apologize in advance if I do. Well, evidentally, we have come to a point in the Old Testament during which God's people are divided into two separate nations, Judah to the north and Israel to the south, and over a period of time both nations failed to honor God and therefore didn't experience his blessing and support leading to miserable captivity in the end. Well, according to our pastor the northern nation was more advanced in reaching this point allowing the southern nation the opportunity to witness the results of living outside God's will as a nation, and the very good question that was raised asked, "Why did they not learn from the example of their northern neighbor and alter their path accordingly? Anyway, following this lesson striking a chord in my heart, I ran accross this quote from whoever Douglas Adams is, and I realized these two parallel teachings, if you allow them to be true for you, could nullify the usefulness of my writing altogether because, I write in hopes that someone, anyone will recognize the great treasure I have found in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, which is available not exclusively to me, and accordingly follow my example of living life to the tune of Jesus' teachings found in the Bible! Anyway, my point in this particular blog is to say, "please see what beauty and joy exists in my life in spite of circumstance as a direct result of my committment to follow Jesus, and don't be like Israel and totally miss your opportunity to avoid the disaster that life is without him by joining me in following him today if you haven't already!" Join me in taking note of the examples from which we are intended to learn and choosing to do just that...learn and live accordingly:)


  1. What a great post. My friend Julinda sent me your way. :) Your joy shines through in this post, and Jesus shines through you too!

  2. P.S. Douglas Adams is a sci-fi writer. :)

  3. Thank you...that is my greatest hope! I googled him and found that he was also ironically a staunch atheist! I haven't posted in so long. I hope I haven't lost your interest just as soon as you found me! Its a poor excuse, but the summer is swallowing me up!:P