Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How Do You Answer This?

Rama: Napapagod ba si God?

3 comments:

katrina said...

Seriously? I guess it depends on what you want her to believe. The Old Testament God seemed to have almost human emotions, in that he got tired and angry, even vengeful. But the New Testament God (especially Jesus) is patient and tirelessly forgiving. Logically, if God is perfect in every way, then shouldn't he have endless energy?

But hey, I'm the girl who never did well in Christian Living and was branded a heretic by a nun, so I could very well be wrong. ;-)

gik said...

if you base it on the Bible then yes, napapagod si God.

" And on the seventh day God ended his work which He had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made" (Gen. 2:2-3).

Went thru a similar experience with my nephew, my sister was reading him Bible stories from The Flying House...eh merong..."and God said..." my nephew asked, "mommy, asan si God sa picture?" my sister said, wala siya dyan....he said, "eh pano siya nag to talk? wala naman siya dyan?" when stumped...we say..."ask mo si Lola pagdating!" hehehe

P said...

Hey Katrina. I'm all for the new-agey-kinda-hokey concept of god - a divine *presence.* Definitely not the anthropomorphic kind of god in flowing white robes and a white beard. But she goes to Catholic school, so maybe she WILL hear of the god who gets angry and jealous. I was just stumped, the question seemed to have come from nowhere.

You're right, Gik. That could've been an acceptable answer. Or, something she supplied herself - "nu'ng binubuhat niya yung cross, mukha rin siyang pagod." So there.