Onetime my boss overheard a conversation I was having with another employee about religion. My boss is a devout Jehovah witness. Though he never spoke about it at the office, I figured it was a matter of time before he gave me the “ol sales pitch”. He asked me about my religion. Of course I told him I was Catholic… or at least christened in a catholic church; hell its been a long ass time since I’ve been to mass. He was even surprised to hear that at one point in time I was an ALTAR BOY. I know what your thinking…”aint no way”…well yeah I was for years. It was the coolest thing in my opinion. Hell it was like performing on stage every weekend. Truth is, I did it for the chicks. There’s something powerful about being dressed in a gown and helping “the man” serve communion to a chick you wanna bang.
I haven’t read the bible in a while. I’ve read certain parts of it, but not enough to have a ‘Bible Scripture War’ with someone and back up my view points of the world with corresponding Bible quotes. Rather than read the Bible in one sitting, I’d much rather go to a church where there’s a man who reads the Bible every day and serves up his own interpretations.
When you think about it, that’s all religious harmony is. A group of people who agree on one set of religious principles getting together with other people who believe the same principals. Across the board this is the one foundation for peaceful group worship; whether it’s Christianity, Devil Worship, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or those annoying Star Trek and Star Wars people who go to conventions dressed as their favorite characters .
We laugh at these idiot “Trekies”, you know why? Because we don’t agree with them. You don’t agree with them dressing up in Starship Outfits. But hey, for as long as people wearing Star Trek Outfits are chillin with other people wearing Star Trek outfits then It’s fine by me. It’s a healthy outlet.
If you don’t agree with someone’s style of worship there’s only a few things you can do anyway… you can
A) Leave them be and Accept the fact that they’re different and respect their beliefs.
B) Tell them that their religion is wrong and politely attempt to sell them on your religion.
C) Declare a Holy War and throw rocks at their tanks.
D) Leave them Be and Laugh Hysterically.
I’m still trynna figure out this whole “religion” thing. Not sure if I ever will. But hey at least I know I can go to a STAR TREK convention and nobody would care. Isaac Hayes, was a well known scientologist, and he died last week. Nothing funny about that because we’re all gonna die eventually. Whats funny, is that they had his memorial service at a Christian church. It just goes to show that once you’re dead, you really have no control, and nobody gives two shits about your beliefs. Well, either that, or in his case, there wasn’t a Star Trek convention near by, or in Memphis for the week.
My boss told me that ther isn’t any racism within the Jehovah Witnesses. I guess he thought I was gonna buy that. I don’t think he found it funny when I asked if they had a Jehova Witness protection program.