Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Stayin’ Alive!


I have a paper due tomorrow. I’m still trying to decide which of two topics to do. The first one has less information available, but being that it’s only a 3 page paper it may do me good to do the simpler one. The other topic has an insane amount of information available, meaning I’d have to wade through a lot more, but the paper would probably be richer. *Sigh* Decisions, decisions…
And I have a drawing due. Gotta squeeze that one in. Oh, and I have stuff to do at work. Oh, and the whole pick up the house, laundry, groceries, errand stuff. And of course, the sadness that I have nothing better to post on my blog than the fact that I’m strapped for time and blah blah blah. Depressing.
Oh, on Thursday I experienced my first public school “let’s all hate Christians because they are the cause of everything bad in the world” rhetoric at SJSU. The whole class was all heated over it and I was pretty sure that they had all been raised on Disney movies. They basically came to the conclusion that, we could all live in a happy world if we all would just have peace and love in our hearts with the occasional fireside kum-by-yah song. I interjected a point that they were making their argument based on the premises that the point of living was to avoid pain, which many people would not agree with. There are many other contenders such as searching for meaning, for truth, for a connection with the divine or a creator, or a myriad of other possibilities. They were also ignoring the fact that any society will always have individuals who will choose to do harm. Then, they attacked me with the whole, “What else is there besides avoiding pain and seeking pleasure?” argument along with the “Do you go around causing pain to others?” accusation. Sheesh. I held my ground, but pretty much pulled out of the whole debate because it was obvious that this particular group of students was lacking in debate skills & got emotional against Christians really easy.
It’s difficult to defend the Christian perspective when you’re learning about so-called Christians who killed off large groups of people “for the sake of Christ” and did all kinds of other dirty under-handed things. Or, even things that weren’t dirty, but to an unbeliever seem horrible because they don’t recognize the significance of God. Anyway, it’s pretty interesting and frustrating all at the same time.