On this Father’s day I thought we could reflect some more on the example of Homer Simpson’s faith. Homer is a fallen father, but one that actually loves his kids and spends tons of time with them (even if it is watching TV or eating donuts). Homer is also a spiritual man who struggles with his real faith (real for a cartoon, at least) and struggles with God to be a better husband and dad. Sometimes he’s raw and crude with his faith… other times he’s inspirational. Here are some more spiritual quotes from my favorite TV dad:
Homer: Your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong. Even though they say it’s okay in the bible. Lisa: Really? Where? Homer: Uh… Somewhere in the back.
God: Thou hast forsaken My Church! Homer: Uh, kind-of… b-but… God: But what! Homer: I’m not a bad guy! I work hard, and I love my kids. So why should I spend half my Sunday hearing about how I’m going to Hell? God: [pause] Hmm… You’ve got a point there.
Marge: Homer, the Lord only asks for an hour a week. Homer: Well in that case he should’ve made the week an hour longer. [mumbles] Lousy God.
Dear Lord, the gods have been good to me. As an offering, I present these milk and cookies. If you wish me to eat them instead, please give me no sign whatsoever … thy will be done. (munch munch munch)
God cannot be EVERYWHERE, right? ( Homer as Adam in a dream ).
God bless those pagans.
I’m having the best day of my life, and I owe it all to not going to Church!
Oh, everything’s too expensive these days. This Bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody’s a sinner! Except this guy.
A big mountain of sugar is too much for one man. I can see now why God portions it out in those little packets.