"You Who Think You Know It All Are Annoying to Those of Us That Do"
--- Cannot find someone to blame for this quote.
I enjoy talking to people about God, however 99.99 percent of the people who want to discuss God annoy me endlessly, like talking to mental midgets.
Why do religious people always start their sales pitch out by making you feel guilty?
Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
(One of the perfect climates and most beautiful locations on earth.)
by Andy Graham (Gadget) of HoboTraveler.com | Gadget Profile
--------------------------------- Small Talk with Angelica
I stop, talk, joke, and make small talk every day with a local girl here in San Pedro la Laguna on Lago Atitlan, Guatemala that sells orange juice. Here name is Angelica, her first language is Tzutujil, but her Spanish is great.
She helped me translate Andy into Tutujil ---- my name in Spanish is Andres, with an accent on the e,
Andres is Alix or maybe Alish in English pronunciation.
Yesterday, another person in the Internet café said it was "Lish TA."
Evangelicals in Guatemala
Evangelicalism or Evangelicos is a dominating alternative to Catholicism here on Lago Atitlan, and truly annoying the number of Missionaries trying to convert Christians to Christians here. THERE IS ZERO REASON TO SEND CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES TO GUATEMALA
Everyone here is Christian, please get a life, stop being incredibly stupid and go to the Sub-Sahara and convert some Islamic.
Evangelicalism is a Protestant Christian movement which began in Great Britain in the 1730s and gained popularity in the United States during the series of Great Awakenings of the 18th and 19th century. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelicalism
Angelica asked me,
"Are you Evangelicos?"
"No, I am Lutheran."
She looked at me with sad eyes, and I say something to the effect in Spanish, it is the same as Evangelicos, just another of the hundreds of type of "Protestants."
I wish at this juncture in the conversation, Angelica would have had just a little modestly, humility, and Christian acceptance that she is not God, and does not know everything about God. I then entered a moral dilemma, the girl was obviously wanting to be good. But, in her lack of understanding, here laziness, she just blinding listened to a preacher who never told her,
"Angelica, you are protestant, and this is what that word means."
My moral dilemma is, what am I responsible for here? Should I attempt to help her stop being a simpleton, or is that ignorance bliss?
I am quite sure, she sings, wails, and screams her beliefs at church, and in a way, I believe she has a least a 1 in 1000 chance of going to heaven.
However, because she will probably never truly understand, because she nobody will explain, she will probably get bored one day and start being more or less the same as everyone around here, which is not what I believe God would want.
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." – Matthew 7:15 KJV
In other words, Jesus’ point here is that just because someone appears to look pious on the surface, that doesn’t mean they aren’t filled with lies and deceit. Therefore it is not wise to trust in mere appearances. That is, it isn’t safe to just look at what a minister or teacher of the gospel is doing and conclude that they’re walking with God simply because they appear to be friendly or intelligent. In fact, even if they perform what appears to be a miracle that still wouldn’t be enough to prove that they are who they are claiming to be. After all, even demons can perform Beware of Idiots acting like Nice People
What do I believe?
I believe that live is a huge test, can we listen to incredible amounts of crazy information and still say today,
"I do not care, I feel this is the honest way, the right thing to do, and I am going to do it."
"Because, I believe that being honest is good, and clever is evil."
Bottom line, bring things out into the light of day and allow them to be judged, by our actions, not by our words. Fun stuff, unless you are feeling guilty 24/7, then all this is painful - get a life, stop being clueless, if you behave all day, you do not have to apologize or be ashamed to be "you."
I believe anyone acting pious, is not pious.
Smart to Smart and Idiot to Idiot the Internet
I think, dream, and hope the Internet allows people with the same hobbies to find each other. I am worried now, I think Facebook is making us all the same, giving an emotional and mental lobotomy to all my close friends.
Psycho Babble Research for Dictionary
I told James the other day,
"I want to make a dictionary of Hippie Dippie, Psycho-Babble."
"So I know all the right buzz-words to use to try to get into the pants of all the granola for lunch bunch."
Really, I enjoy funky words, and some people take themselves very serious, if I know more Psycho-Babble words than them, I can get them to shut up and leave me alone in peace.
Cosmic Alarm Clock - Whatever that means?
I Got Lectured about God by a San Pedro Local Girl here in Guatemala