Friday, June 26, 2009

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,

Fire Lyte

4 comments:

  1. well I’m sorry to disappoint you (not really), but i got some really great news from family news sources that said MJ accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior a few weeks ago!!! So MJ is fine, you on the other hand, well lets hope you get it before your last day on earth as well.

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  2. "Family news sources?" Right...

    Well, good for him. All Gods are one God, and all Goddesses are one Goddess. I never criticize another's path to the divine, though I do wish that other people would stop imposing their beliefs on perfect strangers that don't wish to hear such things. It is my right to work a day at my job without being berated.

    I would like to add that this post was never supposed to be about Michael Jackson, but rather about the fundamentalist that felt it necessary to impose his religious beliefs onto people that were just being polite while rendering him a service.

    I appreciate whatever concern you earnestly feel for my soul, but I truly believe that my faith in my higher power is as true as any. I also believe that I will join with my Creator in the afterlife in eternal paradise.

    Love and Lyte,

    Fire Lyte

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  3. I agree with you wholeheartedly. That's why, when the Jehovah's Witnesses come by I just smile, take their literature and they move on. Neither one of us will change our mind so why argue? We all must choose our own path and that's a private decision.

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  4. Good going Grandma Barbara! I concur. I actually have never had the chance to get the Jehovah's Witness knock, but I'd be really keen to hear what they have to say. I've never known a Jehovah's Witness, and only know about their faith through news articles and Wikipedia. I think it would be quite interesting to hear it from the horse's mouth, as it were. This, only because I'm a big fan of studying religions in general, not because I'm looking to convert. All the different paths to the divine fascinate me, as each one is perfect and unique for their particular congregation.

    What interests me is why an anonymous Christian/conservative person would go onto an obviously pagan/liberal-themed blog in the first place. Research, perhaps?

    Love and Lyte,

    Fire Lyte

    PS Thanks for reading!

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