October 31, 2004

From The Comments...

My thread on Toby Keith has turned out to be quite popular. Here's a comment that I thought was pretty interesting. This high-schooler has got some guts.
Oh Dear. We're screwed. I have lost all faith in mankind. I know this is off topic, but I just have to get this off my chest. I'm going to tell you a tale of Hypocrisy and injustice.

My High School was letting people dress up in costumes on the 29th. I decided to go as Jesus (Is that wrong?) For an Hour and a half, students and administrators stared and laughed at my costume. Once I reached my PE class, some stupid Right Wing Evangelists come up to me and bawl me out. One even came up face to face with me. He said. "You're Not Jesus! You can't do that!"

I said "Uhh...I'm pretty sure God has a sense of humor too."

"Well stop this s**t right now. You can't do the things our lord did!" He retorted.

I fought back. "Well, didn't Jesus say that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could accomplish the things he did?"

And here was his very Christian Response. "NO HE DIDN'T. WHY THE F**K ARE YOU DOING THIS! YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO DO THIS!" (Very Christian)

I said. "Let he who has no sin cast the first stone."

He said "Shut up, you're not Jesus. You can't say that!"

I said "So, just because I'm neither Jesus nor a Christian I can't follow Jesus's philosophies?"

His intellectual response was "Shut Up."

This is where a pending republican kid got in. "How can you hate George Bush, who is a devout Christian, and portray Jesus?"

I said "What about gang members who wear rosaries while they do drive by shootings?"

He said "Well those are gangs."

I said "Oh, so let me get this straight. Wearing Rosaries and doing a drive by shooting is self contradictory. But a hardcore Jesus Following Christian ordering an attack on civilian targets is the lords work?"

This is where the evangelist guy stepped in again and commanded, not asked, commanded me to take my costume off or else.

I said "No. Just because you're an evangelist doesn't mean you hold any supremecy over me or anyone else. In gods eyes, We are all worth the same. You are equivalent to the athiests."

He said "Take it off B***h!"

I said. "Oh yeah, I'm really sure Jesus wants you to beat someone up. Yeah, the real christian thing to do is to threaten the life of anyone who dresses up like him."

Well, he went to the administrators and said that my costume was offensive. Yeah he, as an evangelist, is willing to let the school participate in a satanic holiday and let people dress up like satan or other demonic entities. And I dress up like Jesus, the universal symbol for peace and love, and I am offensive. Makes perfect sense. Well, the administrators came with a police officer and I was taken to the office. They informed me that my costume was offensive. Once I decided to attack their policy they snapped before I uttered my sentence and said "We are not here to debate the issue, the fact is you are offensive!" For you see, previously this year, I wore an "I Hate New York" T-shirt and they apprehended me. I told them my rights and I whooped their asses in a debate on their policies. So now they know if they let me speak, that it would make their policies look hypocritical. So, they didn't allow me to plead my case. They called my mom so she could give a change of clothes. I had to give my mom my costume so I could wear it for the rest of my time at school. I didn't draw to far into conclusion until the very end of the day, when this one girl in my class came up to me. When I was being taken away, I waved hi to her and she smiled and shook her head. Now in our sixth period, she came up to me and said.

"Can I use that?"

I said "What."

"I'm going to be a director when I grow up. I just thought it was a cool Image, Jesus being taken away by police officers. I want to use that in one of my movies."

I told her okay. Then she told me.

"You know, you are a lot more like Jesus now than you were when you had your costume on. I mean, When Jesus came to earth to rid the land of sin. He was persecuted and unjustly accused of being a blasphemer and a heretic by the people he was trying to enlighten. Here you are held on the same accounts of blasphemy by the people who claim to be a follower of Jesus. In Jesus's time, his accusers would rather let a murderer go free than Jesus. In our time, these right-wing idiots decided that it was alright to dress up like satan and vampires. And they subject you to punishment because you dressed up like Jesus. If anything, these people made you more like Jesus than you did yourself."

Of course, I was well aware of this. But hearing that from another persons mind was all the satisfaction I could ask for.

Well, that is the end of my story. I hope I didn't dehumanize evangelists or republicans. I am well aware that some republicans are cool, and some evangelists actually follow the teachings of christ. I just found this little situation Ironic.


I probably would have won the costume contest too. Damn.

Posted by Curt at October 31, 2004 12:09 PM

Aw...Thanks man. I didn't mean to be gutsy or anything. I just was defending my rights as an American Citizen. But, like I saw on the CFAR website "Our High-schoolers are going to a place where they can have freedom of speech in a repressed environment." That pretty much sums up the USA for me. Thanks again, I'll have to put my little misadventures in a book someday.


Posted by: Euthenasia at November 6, 2004 01:02 PM
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