Fundies Strike in Illinois!
It's good to see that Fundie is alive and well. I thought we'd lost him.
My fellow Barista, Cecilia, and I were making polite conversation with a couple while we made their drinks. The gentleman brought up that he had heard that the sales of Michael Jackson's Thriller alone had grossed over $4 billion. I then commented how strange and sad it was that he'd ended up nearly penniless - as he was recently going to sell off most of his personal possessions to pay debts. Then the man said, "Well that's what happens when you allow sin to get into your life." I gave the guy a ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME WITH THIS look. I felt it appropriate. He then went on, "That man allowed the sin of the Devil to enter into his life and corrupt him; that's why he ended up the way he did."
Immediately, I walked away. I just knew that the following conversation would be nothing I needed to be involved with. The guy then proceeded to have a very uncomfortable conversation with Cecilia that went a little something like this:
Him: Do you know Jesus Christ?Her: Yes, of course.Him: Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior?Her: Yes, sir...... *perplexed look*Him: Good, because Jesus told me he knows you, too.Her: ..... *runs for life*
I'd just like to say that if what this guy is saying is true, that is freaking creepy! Though, I believe it about as much as I believe some dead guy 2000 years ago wants this guy to impose himself on the barista making his Latte. I thought I'd left this kind of in-your-face fundamentalism behind in Texas. At least, I can thank the Goddess that I've finally learned to just walk away.
Love and Lyte,