Thursday, November 5, 2009

Screaming into Static, "That Chicken Sandwich is Orgasmic!"

As I venture down the rabbit hole that is college, I begin to realize something: Christianity Sucks. It's not the religion itself, but the ignorant cesspool that is wrought. Let's face it, no one knows what the fuck they're talking about. Stop trying. Why are you basing your whole life around inconsistent, unreliable information that has been altered over thousands of years?

Anyway, let's talk about the two intake forms. So at first, I thought the church was just being nosy in asking the marital status of a potential client, however it allegedly doesn't have to do with social/religious prejudice, it's really about trying to find out whether the client could be receiving some sort of income through his or her spouse. I learned that interviewing one of the pastors for our project. Thankfully, it shook my bias. Also, the other seemingly irrelevant questions the church poses, such as what the pastor deemed, the client's "personal faith journey", aren't really irrelevant. These questions are helping the church get to know someone. Obviously, certain answers are better and make some clients stand out more, or may be more likely to receive help, but let's face it: the clients chose where they applied for help. if they don't agree with relaying certain information or feel as if it isn't fair, just because they're not Christian then they can choose to go elsewhere. In a perfect world, the compassion of a Christian should be effortless and nonjudgmental. But because we are in the real world, where there are as many types of Christians as there are types of people, this isn't and will never be the case. People are naturally selfish people. It's a survival instinct. We can't change that. We can just channel the aggression through religion and law.

The other intake form kept the questions relevant and concise. It asked information about the financial history of the client, income, etc. All of which pertains to the initial reason the client is there. Not for spiritual counseling or whatever, just "what do you need. what do you have." Simple. It's government funded. We can't afford to save people in the after life.

Meet Joe Blog was pretty interesting.loved the sarcastic tone. right up my alley, obviously. It's pretty cool that what I'm doing right now will be read by not only people I'm in a class with, but also people who don't know me at all. It's like this blog will be a memorial for me in cyberspace until blogger shuts down. Blogs are very much like online diaries. Though it's great to keep things private, I think it's more rewarding to throw caution to the air and let people know why you're still breathing. what i learned from good joe blog, is that what i'm writing is a blip on the screen of media. even though i'm a blip, i'm still part of a greater picture of humanity.

Homeless On Campus makes me feel soooo much more grateful for what I do have. I'm a very down to earth person, but now having a loofah makes me feel like a spoiled bitch.

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