God made me Fat

In Honor of Thanksgiving Feasts

The 5-Year-Old Who Called Me “Fat”

I was waiting at the checkout stand in my grocery store when the five-year-old boy behind me shouted, “You’re fat!”  (I love children’s honesty.)

Me at the Beach, looking Happy and “Prosperous”

His flustered mom tried to shush him by saying, “No, he’s not fat.”

I replied, “Yes, I am.”  (My Asian interpreter friends refer to my girth as: “Prosperous”)      

The boy looked at my “girth,” and asked, “Why are you so fat?”

 “Because I eat too much.”

 He had a look of concentration on his face, and said, “No, really.  Why are you so fat?” 

“Because I eat too much.” 

“No, really.”

I ended our conversation by saying, “Because I eat too much, and if you eat too much, you will get fat like me.” 

It’s God’s Fault That I Am Fat

What I should have said is, “God made me fat.” 

Proverbs 28:25 declares: he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.” 

Since I try to put my trust in Him, He made me fat.  It’s not my fault.   Who am I to argue with the Bible, the word of God?

Plus, the Book of Mormon also encourages fatness: “Let your soul delight in fatness.” (2 Nephi 9: 51)

That’s two witnesses about fatness – the Bible and Book of Mormon.

In the mouth of two or three witnesses, shall every word be established.”



The Laughing Buddha

The Laughing Buddha is one of the most famous Buddhas. Often affectionately called “Fat Buddha”, this famous Buddhist symbol is quite chubby, always jolly, and symbolizes good luck, fulfillment, joyfulness, prosperity, and abundance.


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