mercoledì 30 maggio 2018

"Blessed are the cheese makers."

We've all seen this - HERE.

I thought of this scene today. I was visiting a neighbour who has finished up in a dementia unit.
When I arrived they were sitting in a semi-circle listening to some idiot guy preaching about Jesus.
One lady in the audience repeated the salient words of every sentence the guy said in a sort of far away voice. Another woman asked if he had sold his cats like she had. The guy said that animals can sense Jesus.
I thought, "You won't know if you sold them."
Someone else called out, "I can't hear."
It sort of went on like that.
I wondered about the ethics of trying to convert people who had lost their minds. Really he was just filling their heads with more rubbish.
He played them Elvis singing Amazing Grace. My neighbour sang along. He used to be into Barbershop and still loves a good sing.
I slipped out, back into the real world.

19 commenti:

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

It was good of you to visit.

Of course when you finally go senile you'll at least have those alter-egos of yours to keep you company.
Robert will have his holy ghost joker to talk to.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Yep, Bin and AJ will never be far away. You'll have all those Curmudgeons - that'll be a busy fuddled head.

Robert ha detto...

Nice post.
Excepting, "I wondered about the ethics of trying to convert people who had lost their minds. Really he was just filling their heads with more rubbish".

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

So why do you find exception with that?
Are you condoning religious conversion or acquisition by bulk regardless of the recruits intellectual understanding (boy there's an oxymoron) of the ridiculous concepts?
That's how those arrogant missionary fuckers devastated Africa, South America and the Pacific until some sensible cannibals ate them.

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Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

No, this guy was just an ignorant shit talking to mentally dead people. Don't confuse the issue with mumbo jumbo. There is ANSOLUTELY NO proof of the existence of christian god. This guy was not your best agent of hope. Don't waste my time with pseudo scientific talk.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Westmont College is a Christian based institution. I guess that makes them unbiased. Not.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

"Westmont College is a Christian based institution. I guess that makes them unbiased. Not."

I like it when Robert makes the argument against the validity of religion easier.

Twisted Scottish Bastard ha detto...

Strange that Robert uses for his arguments, a book written by the same people that wrote about the prophecies.

It's mostly bollocks, with a little bit of genuine history, and to be fair, hidden inside the crap are some good rules for leading a decent life.

But it's got sod all to do with religion, just non-secular ethics and morality.


Those bastards who let the god-botherers in to also bother the old, sick and demented should be fücking shot.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

"It's mostly bollocks, with a little bit of genuine history, and to be fair, hidden inside the crap are some good rules for leading a decent life." ...and some very bad ones.

Twisted Scottish Bastard ha detto...

Yes, like buggering your disciples.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

I wasn't aware of that one.

Robert ha detto...
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Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Robert has just discovered that the bible supports slavery and is embarrassed.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

How's the Flu going?

There's a great article in the latest Listener on Influenza.

Anonimo ha detto...

God sent 'flu to punish unbelievers.

- Robert

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Just tricking - that was me impersonating Robert.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

All good here. Jesus removed the flu and the fact that we were having to drink water from the toilet when we welcomed him into our lives

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

Yeah but if he'd turned the toilet water into wine the alcohol would have worked as a disinfectant.