reply to post by Dronetek
I used to live in Kamloops, B.C.
This kid who lived down the street from me was hooked up with this evangelical type youth group in the city who renovating the basement of what used
to be a strip club/motel into a youth club, and he asked us if we'd be into helping out. My brothers and I were pretty new to the area, so we
figured, "hey, why not?".
We helped out for a few days, painting and putting together a stage for the bands (sweet deal!) and listlening to stories of redemption from self
professed pederasts and drug addicts, kids from broken homes and single moms who had all found purpose in helping put this place together as a refuge
for confused and disalusioned youth. Good times.
On opening night, there was a great big party with a live band and all kinds of people dancing and laughing and having a great time, while the youth
pastor was up on stage thundering on about raising an army of believers, so that when God started raining fire from the mountains, we all could be his
soldiers, meteing out his wrath and judgement against those who would oppose His will.
Okay... Not what I was expecting.......
I decided to talk to him about it later on in the night, just to make sure I was getting what he said. He told me I was cionfused because I hadn't
heard The Word yet, but not to worry, because it would come to me, sometime in mabey the last place I expected. The he told me about how he first
heard the call. He was in his late teens, at a satanic cerimony where he was somiking crack and drinking goats blood, and Jesus appeared to him and
told him to build a church and gather the children....
on the other hand, I know lots of christians who are awsome people who I will trust to the end of the earth (even if I don't get to come along for
the rapture), not to mention Mormons, Jews, Catholics, Hindus. Budists, Shintos, Pagans, and *gasp* Athiests(on a whole the least interesting).
What I'm slowly getting at is, there are weirdos everywhere of every race, creed, and denomination. The opposite is also true.