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The best-laid plans...

Dinner and a movie just got cancelled. After receiving a call from his sister, Allan, who spent all day yesterday cooking me curry goat, spent all of last night drinking and now he's too hung over to even contemplate going out, let alone sit down to eat. It seems his sister has recently found God; and now she thinks her brother's an abomination for being gay and has found it necessary to tell him so. "...but the greatest of these is charity" -- why is it born-again Christians always tend to forget about that?

Oh well, I suppose that means I can fiddle around with my computers a bit more today. Or do my homework for German class. Or spend some more time revising for my certification exam next month (I need a particular kind of certification to remain in my current position, and I need it before my contract comes up for renewal in April).

But first, off to the supermarket to see about dinner!

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nwhepcat
Feb. 7th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor Allan. If there's one circumstance in which "I got drunk and am too hungover to honor our commitment," this is it. I agree with you on the amazing lack of love in some Christians' worldview.

Hope your evening was enjoyable despite the change.

(Mmm, haven't had goat curry since NYC.)
gamiila
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
We've rearranged for next week; the curry goat has gone into the freezer and will probably taste even better 7 days from now. But it's just as well his sister still lives in England or I would have battered her door down and given her a piece of my mind.

I wonder how she reconciles having had a child out of wedlock with her newly-found faith. Or remember who defended her then?
enigmaticblues
Feb. 7th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Sometimes Christians really suck.
gamiila
Feb. 7th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't go so far as to say that, but it does seem as if there are some people, in certain denominations especially, that go out of their way to be hurtful to their fellow man, and still maintain theirs is a god of love.

Maybe it's the Catholic in me, but I can't see why so much importance should be attached to the Old Testament, when the New Testament superceded it.
suze2000
Feb. 8th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
What a load of BS!
gamiila
Feb. 8th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Exactly.
vegmb
Feb. 8th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
I think one of the greatest lessons I ever learned, from one of the greatest men I've ever known (my Grandpa), was to let your life be the example of what you believe and not go around preaching ideals. And you are so right, Christians are supposed to represent a God of love and compassion.
gamiila
Feb. 9th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Your Grandpa sounds like a remarkable man. Setting a good example is so much more important, and compelling, than condemning and pointing fingers. Not the letter of the Law, but the spirit...he had the right idea, I think.
vegmb
Feb. 9th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Your Grandpa sounds like a remarkable man.
He was.
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