Didja hear bout the farmer?

Surely you have known one or two farmers off the beaten path and in the travels of life. Thought occurred to me if it was possible to be an atheist farmer. I suppose it is possible, after all, camels can sneak through the eye of a needle.

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But realistically, one who can rely on the seasons for crops, who can forecast what dirt will and will not do, what animals can be yoked, when the calves do hind, when the sun appears, how long it will be day, the value of a day’s rest, the pesky varmints that need paid attention to, the industry of labor by hand, you name it, all things pointing to He who upholds all things, yep the times and the seasons are His.  God plays no tricks with His creation. He is good like that.

Some fools think farmers are simpletons. Really, you going with that? Some have knowledge of language, hydrology, literature, astronomy, economics, agriculture of course, botany, roofing obviously, plumbing, masonry, how to tan a hide or sew a button, on and on and on, and of course, scripture, which all speaks and sings the same tune of truth. Farmers be no dopes.

Kinda hard to be an atheist farmer. I never met one. If you are one, I suppose that would be a freak of nature. Of course you can broaden the idea, and consider if ANY person can sanefully be an atheist, but that requires a quantum leap in which a good man has no legs.

Soooo, have you ever met an atheist farmer? Geez, I wonder why……. Then again, I know why.

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10 Responses to Didja hear bout the farmer?

  1. LOL! Amen, Colorstorm. I cannot plant a tomato without faith,without believing in something I cannot see. Like much of faith, the only “empirical data” I’ve got are the words and testimony of good and honest men. They said, “we have seen the Truth, plant it and you’ll get tomatoes.” God is like that too sometimes, first you put your faith in Me, than I’ll show you the harvest.

    I’m with you on this post. I can’t look at the wonder and awe of biology and deny our Creator anymore than a farmer can. It’s no accident we’ve got so many parables and metaphors about grapes, vines,and mustard seeds. 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yay. First comment is a great one. Tkx for making the point msb.

      Faith and tomatoes. Bingo! How dare you reference faith in such manner…. Love that evidence and confidence of things not seen. haha. Truth be told, farmers are no different than us, having the same power of observation and common sense.

      I’m laughing a bit too, because of your agreement, we have as it were, an equal yoke.

      Gotta love the inspiration of truth and scripture which is as pure as snow.

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  2. SLIMJIM says:

    I’m a city boy but I have the maddest respect for farmers

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  3. Tricia says:

    I know a few farmers and they are by far the smartest yet least complicated (in a good way) people I know, I’ve been experimenting myself with lettuce and peppers in planters and I am truly flabbergasted that I am able to eat what pops out of a former pile of dirt. God truly is amazing if my pathetic efforts at gardening produce actual edible results!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ‘least complicated.’ I agree completely T.

      Just an awesome honestness and appreciation for creation especially through labor.

      But yep, some smart people there. Go to an auction; knowledge and smarts galore. 😉

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  4. Citizen Tom says:

    What does farming teach about faith? Without works faith is dead.

    James 2:14 New King James Version (NKJV)

    14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

    Farmers learn there are no guarantees. They can work and still their land may not give them a rich harvest. Yet without faith and hard work, they are guaranteed nothing.

    Therefore, it is as you say. “Kinda hard to be an atheist farmer.” You know that if you have no faith in God, you will be suitably rewarded.

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  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Comment n moderation.


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