In High School, Eminem / Slim Shady was big. If you weren’t quoting him in your English orals, your life was just meaningless. He was angry with the world, angry with his mother, angry with Britney Spears, angry with life and cared only for his daughter. Suddenly everyone I knew started becoming angry with everyone, and started throwing in random vulgarities within sentences that were completely meaningful without them. Like someone walking up to you and saying “I’m having an *&^(% good day (*&(&), but that (&)(*& teacher did me so (*&^(*&^ wrong by £()($%% failing me on that *()&&*^ test I didn’t ££$*&£ study for. Does that make sense to you? Didn’t really make sense to me either.
So this Eminem guy came up with this song called Cleaning Out My Closet. Apparently it was very dirty. I think his mother was hiding there and she hadn’t showered for a couple of months. That was what I gathered from the song the 1 or 2 times I listened to it. I remembered the song and thought to myself… let me see whats lurking in my closet…
People who meet me for the first time are surprised to find out that I tend towards any religious orientation. I’ve heard the “Wow, I thought you were atheist” line too many times in my life. Those who know me more would put me into the “Religious” box (to qualify for this box, you have to attend some church related activity at least 3 times a week, jump up and down on Sundays at church, and play the guitar).
When starting this blog, there were many directions I could take it in. Previously I had a blog which was heavy on the religious side, almost like a paraphrase of the bible. When starting this one, I wanted to make it more “relevant” to the masses who weren’t necessarily at the extreme of my religious persuasion… The reason I did this will be explained at the end of this post, and you’ll agree with me…
To all those who are in doubt, I am a Christian. I do love Jesus. My first post, Outsourcing Life, came from the realisation that too many times people (including myself sometimes) base their ideas about God on what they’ve heard on the street, or what they’ve seen on TV, or even what some guy on the pulpit says, but never take the time to personally search for the Truth because it’s left to someone else. The next post, Ceteris Paribus, was based on the view that too many times we live for the now, and not for future, and eternity. Next there was Will The Real Patty Please Stand Up, which was based on the foundation that my uniqueness is a product of God’s creativity, and trying to be anything or anyone else would be an insult to His creativity. Weight Training came from looking at where God has taken other people in terms of their career, their devotion to Him, their relationships etc, and wanting that without going through the journey that He has taken them through. Greener Grass from a similar place: desiring coveting other people’s stuff instead of being fully satisfied in Christ. Fast forward, skip a few and the most recent one about Logic, was based on the foundation that the God is at the root of all wisdom, and any logic built up on any other foundation is flawed. May be cleverly sounding, but it’s flawed.
Now to the reason I went this direction… If I started each and every post with a heavy doctrinal statement, you as the reader automatically put it into a box. So, people who are of a similar persuasion may automatically assume what I’m saying is deep, when it actually isn’t, and may not use their minds to reason and possibly disagree with what I’ve written. People who are not of a similar persuasion may put it in the “Religious” box and read what I’ve said through their paradigm of religion. Did you do that as you read through the “deeper meaning” of each of the posts? If you did, I’m a genius. If you didn’t, I’m still a genius.
It’s like Jesus on the sermon on the mount. Talking about everyday things in everyday language. And people thought that he too was a drunkard and all that other stuff… So I guess I’m kinda safe.
What do you think?