Important? Or not?

I’ve been (un)noticeably absent from the web this week because I’ve been fighting off that lovely condition known as the Norovirus. If you’re unfamiliar with that, we’ll just say it’s a really bad stomach virus and let it go at that. But, such is my dedication to you, dear readers, that I’m fighting through all the nausea to let you know what I’m thinking. Okay, I’m not really that sick today, but I am at work; that should count for something. Anyway, in the few times I’ve even bothered to turn on the computer all week, I found a couple of things that I found interesting. The first was a quiz on Beliefnet called Belief-O-Matic. This is a quiz that where you will answer “20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic will tell you what religion (if any) you practice…or ought to consider practicing.” Wow, isn’t that nice. I really shouldn’t be snarky, though. My results were pretty much on the money; according to the quiz, I’d be most comfortable in a mainline, liberal Protestant church. Well, duh. Something that caught my interest was that each question was followed by “What priority do you place on this question” and “high”, “medium” or “low”. Then, yesterday, on The God Article’s Facebook page, I saw the following quotation from C. S. Lewis:

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

We worry a lot about what’s important when it comes to our faith. And, with all the talk about phony theology, birth control and abortion, it’s easy to forget the very first question about faith: is it true? Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t, I don’t know. Either way, I think really loving your neighbors, all your neighbors, no matter what they look like, who they are, or what they do, is still a damn good way to live your life.