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man without a country - part one million

Posted on 2008.01.04 at 16:36

omg - i'm writing this friday 3:pm - not long after i posted today.  and now i am convinced this countyry is permanently screwed up.  i really am.  after i left the library, i went to a gas station to air my tires.  except the pump was no longer free.  so i decided to go into the store to get change out of my credit card - even though something was telling me not to.  i waited in line, then asked the little Indian woman for change.  she said she couldn't do it because they have to pay 2% on every credit charge.  i told her i was using their machine.  she said no.  ok - fine - i ate the bear cub.  but then the next guy in line offered to give me the money.  i needed $1.50, because i also had a tire inside my car.  so he asked the lady to change his $10 - meanwhile i'm telling the guy, "I'm such a bother!" jokingly, and he said no problem, but the Indian lady tells me she can't help it because she's with another customer.  i don't know where she got the idea i was blaming her - i don't know why she didn't just give me the change in the first place.  i hate worthless petty people problems.


so the i thank the guy and he asks me if i'm going to heaven.  "You believe in heven and hell right?" - huh?


he asked if i was following god's word.  i told him a lot of good stuff about how things are fine with me, i do good, i was once a big player in the church, blah blah blah.  but he ket telling me i was going to hell.  i told him i believed in an active, dynamic god who was in everyone, and the name "God" doesn't mean anything.  The only reason is is called "God" is because the greeks had a bunch of "gods" and so that's where "God" got his name.  His ACTUAL name could be "Joe".  But this was blasphemy for the guy, and therefore I was still going to hell.  What makes him the authority yo?  I mean, how can ANYONE think they can approach a complete stranger and tell them they're going to hell, when hell is a matter of theology - demonstrated nowhere in reality.  I mean - this is serious mental illness.


he didn't care about how good i was, just if i followed "God's" word in the bible.  LEAVE ME ALONE!  He told me i was full of pride and i was wrong about anything i said.  even though everything i said was far more christian than he would ever be capable of imagining.  that's when i gave it to him.  i told him that just because he follows the multitude doesn't mean he's right.  i told him what HE was full of was pride.  i didn't come up to him and start telling him he should belive what I believed!  he asked me what church i followed - you should not follow a church...  i told him as far as i was concerned, the bible is a church.  "No, it was dictated by God!"  "No, it was writen by MEN!"  "But they were divinely inspired!"  "Fine - just luike I am divinely inspired, and so is everyone else! - so what's the problem?  go away!  do you want your money back!"


this went on and on.  he asked me to go outside to continue it.  the indian lady was noticing us aguing, and aas far as i know, she would have called the cops on ME, when it was HE who was pushing religion in the place.  and yet she was probably hindu or something.  people are constipated.


i kept repeating to the guy that he was judging, and prideful, and intimidating, and so forth - but he didn't get it.  he was incapable of getting it.  my god - what a slimy, evil, dangerous person.  i can't believe there are such morons out there. 


he kept saying he wasn't judging or telling me i was wrong, and then he says, "You're wrong!"  so the hell with trying to deal with that.  i left, basically telling him he was fucked up.  ao of course, this will be fine fodder for rightful discussion at his next bible meeting.


this is why i have learnt to avoid human contact.  i can't believe it, but i just heard that 62% of americans don't believe in evolution.  well, then, it sure as hell won't be happening anytime soon.  and i have decided to stop all this demographiuc research on which city has such and such friendliness or intelligence:  all i have to look at is:  which place has the least evangelicals.


what - i go out just to make a post and put air in my tires, and this is what i get?  btw - instead of throwing down his $1.50 as i got in my car, giving him more self-righteousness that i was sinfully angry, i kept it.  but i didn't use that pump - i drove to another gas station.  they didn't deserve the $$$ anyway.


this is all the warm front.  this is all the warm front....


but just imagine what retards people will be when global warming REALLY kicks in!


that sounds like hell to me.


obscenely at 2008-01-05 00:11 (UTC) (Lien)
With all due respect, most of Australia thinks America is a pretty messed up place. Including me.. and I've never been there! Although I'm sure there are the noorms, like you, but every Amercan person I have met in person.. just, amazes me with either their ignorance or stupidity. A girl came down from Chicago to our school when I was in high school, and she used to write her essays liek they were text messages & wonder why she failed? I'm talking she'd write, in essyas, "So lyk ino ppl dont hav my POV, but may b if they opnd ther eyes theyd c that I was ryt'. Just an eg. of how she wrote but seriously? She was wondering why she was failing?! She PASSED in Illinois orwherever it was she was from.

Anyway, I don't mind religious people, people can believe what they like. As long as they don't preach it to me or try to push it on me. Exactly as you said.

Also, 62% of American's don't believe in evolution? That's crazy, but I guess we'd be arrogant to say we 'know' anything. Like the famous American sitcom character Phoebe from friends said.. 50 years ago the best scientists inteh world thought an atom was the smallest thing, 300 ago the smartest people to exist thought the earth was flat. We'll always be learning.. but evolution is definitely something I 'believe' in!


jewelsl85 at 2008-01-05 18:57 (UTC) (Lien)
Needless to say, this American doesn't feel very American. :P It's people like you listed above (that dumb girl who wrote essays like texts) that make me ashamed to be from America.
obscenely at 2008-01-05 23:52 (UTC) (Lien)
Haha. Yeha it's just that all the ones I've met down here are like that - or they completely push religion on you. Maybe they were hated int heir own country & ran away?!?

I couldn't believe that's what she thought writing had turned to.. that text messages had actually turned into the english language. It's as naive as thinking life was in black & white when black & white tele was around!

jewelsl85 at 2008-01-06 00:06 (UTC) (Lien)
I've met PLENTY of morons like that! Unfortunately, I meet more people like that than people who are smarter. :(

I just feel so alienated as an American, because (to quote "Ghost World"), "I can't relate to 99% of humanity." Well, maybe just 99% of AMERICAN humanity. haha Overall, I'm probably the type of American that the stereotype DOESN'T want: Atheist, liberal-minded, pro-choice, pro-gay-rights, a hint of ghey (or 10000 hints maybe), anti-establishment, etc. etc. If you are any of those things, you are generally automatically called "unpatriotic." Well why the hell SHOULD I be all that patriotic about a country that doesn't even WANT me in theory??? When I think "America," I think: White, Christian, conservative, anti-choice, gay-hating, war-lovers. That's just what's in my head...and I'm American. I can only imagine how the rest of the world feels.

Sorry for ranting!
lovecycle at 2008-01-05 01:04 (UTC) (Lien)
What a judgemental douche bag.
People use their religion to bully people. It's awful.
I'm sure he didn't lend you that money because he's a good guy himself, but because he thought it would get him closer to heaven. People like that can't seem to be able to genuinely do something nice.

I'm with you on everything you said in this entry. And I mean that in the least creepy way possible.
lovecycle at 2008-01-05 01:06 (UTC) (Lien)
OH AND ALSO there's no way the 62% of americans thing is true. I...really don't think that's possible. Maybe it's because I live in a super-liberal town, but still, even when I lived in semi-rural Texas, hardly anyone didn't believe in evolution.

Edited at 2008-01-05 01:07 (UTC)
dottie_luv at 2008-01-05 03:47 (UTC) (Lien)
hermmm, i dont quite agree with the america bashing, i mean, there are a lot of crazy things (governmental conspiracies being a huuuge one i believe in), but to even out the playing field-- there are many people all over the world that are fucked up. im foreign, i would know first-hand.

besides that, I have experienced your pain. My best friend and I (shes on the 'darker clothing' side) were at the park at dusk with a kid that I was babysitting at the time a couple months back. We were the perfect victims-- two young girls, one looking like (oh the horror!) a satanist and one looking like a young mother. They jumped at thier chance. Bible in hand and all. They seriously would not leave us alone. I am CATHOLIC, and they wouldnt leave me alone-- my friend was putting up a pretty good fight though, shes on the semi-athiest side. They tried to get us to do a prayer with them, and admit that we will not perish in hell if we just follow 'the word of the lord'. I do believe in god, and I leave it all up to him-- I dont think that we as humans have the power to tell anyone they are going to hell-- wouldnt that be considered blasphemy seeing as how your putting yourself in the place of god? Its just all too sensational of a movement-- and believe me, by the end of the century, it'll have died out. I'm sick of people quoting the bible at me but at the same time twisting it with thier thoughts. im christian... and it gives christianity a bad name.

and as the great marquis de sade once said:

"You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness-- it means more to me than my life itself."
xxbrokenxangel at 2008-01-05 04:09 (UTC) (Lien)
People like that give christianity and God in general a bad name. When they do that its obvious they dont care about God the way they should they're just so afraid of going to hell that they will convert as many people as possible so that they can get in good. Doesn't sound like love to me. It sounds more like fear. And if Jesus REALLY died for all our sins, then why would anyone have to evangelize? And even the fact that hell exists is arguable. Anyone can pick and choose random verses of the bible and make it sound literal and twist it around to go with their beliefs. Im shutting up now because it just gets me riled up.
The Faery Of Dark Despair
despairfaery at 2008-01-05 15:10 (UTC) (Lien)
So my ipod is out of commission and as such, I've had to listen to the....radio...and I'd found a nice, soothing classical station, not knowing that it was a christian station, until an announcer comes on and says "Are you going to heaven?"
To which a guy answers "yeah I think so."
"You THINK???"
"Yeah well....I haven't broken any commandments.."
"Do you know the commandments???"
"Well, not all of them but I know God doesn't want me to kill any one and I haven't..."
"Do you know that the bible says if you break ONE of Gods laws, you break them ALL??"
"...and also it says that if you get angry at someone, it's just the same as MURDERING them?"
"But that's ok because Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and as long as you accept him into your heart, you too can overcome DEATH!"

I had to change it. What the fuck is wrong with people that they actually think like this? Anger is a basic human emotion.
Keep fighting the good fight, brotha.
jewelsl85 at 2008-01-05 18:56 (UTC) (Lien)
People like that NEVER get it because they are stupid.
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