I believe God has a sense of humor.
There are little coincidences and ironic situations in life that pretty much prove my theory right.
I also believe some people take themselves way too seriously.
During a recent race at Nashville the Rev. Joe Nelms delivered a memorable pre-race invocation. He started by thanking the Lord for ‚Äúall our blessings.‚Äù
Then he started thanking the Lord for ‚Äúthese mighty machines,‚Äù and starting naming car manufactures, and other contributors to the sport. Unusual but in line with motorsports.
Then, borrowing a line from Ricky Bobby, he said ‚ÄúLord I want to thank you for my smoking hot wife.‚Äù
He also mentioned his kids just as Ricky Bobby did at the dinner table in the movie ‚ÄúTalladega¬† Nights.‚Äù
Drivers and crews were cheering as he ended the prayer with ‚Äúboogity, boogity, boogity, Amen.‚Äù Announcer and former driver Darrell Waltrip starts every race with ‚Äúboogity, boogity, boogity, let‚Äôs go racing boys.‚Äù
In life I believe you need a sense of humor. Most people thought that the prayer was funny, but some are criticizing the pastor for his interesting take on prayer.
Different religions have different views on what defines a religious service. Some people play music and speak in tongues while others have more outlined, routine services.
The underlying issue is larger than a few laughs during a prayer. When people criticizing the way a person worships God it crosses a line. People should be allowed to worship and pray according to their beliefs.
People who attend church or belong to a certain religion sometimes believe that they are an expert on how all people should worship and pray.
With so many different religions the idea of a uniformed worship is out of the question. As long as people are not breaking the law they should be free to worship as they please, whether it is through song, dance or a prayer that draws a few laughs.
It is my understanding that the only one with the right to judge is God.
Well, almost … Nelms has the right to decide if his wife is ‚Äúsmokin hot.‚Äù