Friday, July 29, 2011

Rating God


Public Policy Polling, located here in North Carolina, recently released a poll in which respondents rated God's job performance.

Pollsters asked, “If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?”

Of the 928 respondents, 52% approved and 9% disapproved. Other questions showed that 56% approve of the way God handles the animal kingdom and 50% approve of God's handling of natural disasters. (For more information, cf. Only 52% of Americans Approve of God's Job Performance - National - The Atlantic Wire and the original press release from Public Policy Polling, Americans’ perception of Congress improves, but still poor.)

Does anyone really think that God cares whether people think God is performing well on the job? Who are we to presume to know what God's job is, let alone rate God's performance? On a positive note, God's performance beats that of Congress, which is really not saying much.

The poll, however, raises an interesting question: what do you expect from your relationship with God?

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