It was a busy day at school today, so when I found some few minutes to relax I went to the faculty room and checked my mails and read some posts here. Then one colleague saw the name of this blog, I swear, you could hear her gasp in all corners of the faculty room. I know why she reacted like that, but since I love to infuriate religious people, I asked her "why?" Then she sat beside me, looked at me with pity and asked: You're an atheist? Of course i answered YES. Then she said "I never knew you were one. You know all the hymns, the prayers, the celebrations, yadi yada... I don't even know some of them... I never would've guessed that you're like that." So I politely told her "memorizing the songs, prayers and celebration is easy, just like memorizing the elements in the periodic table. But how come, most religious still need to have copies of their prayers and their hymns,?" (she didn't answer me)
She then told me that I need help and maybe it was "God's will" that she saw me reading post in this site. She told me that she will make me her "mission" that she will help me "find the light." I politely decline (but in my mind i was telling her to back of and mind her own business and giving her the finger) but she wont take no for an answer.
This is what she was planning to do:
everyday, she will send me a text message containing a verse. i have to find it in the bible and read it and reflect.
then when we meet, she will ask me what i have "learned" from the verse and find some events in my life where the verse could be applied. Then we will offer a short prayer and i have to let the verse inspire me to do my work for that day.
This will last until I come to realize that there is God and God is forgiving and that I am a lost sheep waiting for the shepherd to rescue me...
what a day!