Sunday, May 20, 2012

No Wonder Why...

So I've been crazy busy lately, and part of the reason is a repair three-man contractor crew I am working with.

I've gone into some large machinery, inspected it, and marked with paint marker all of the areas which need to be addressed; putting instruction repair codes by arrows pointing to what needs to be repaired.  So I've made it about as obvious as it can be, aside from me pointing out each repair spot with my own finger in front of their eyeballs.  What could be more simple, right?

Well, one of the guys is too big to fit into the machines, so he can only do cleaning on the outside.

The other two have now been in three different machines and have missed multiple repair locations in each one, and made repairs that were not necessary in other locations.

How is this relevant to my normal Foolish jive?  These guys are fairly religious, and of the Christian variety.  The leader of the crew has an "I don't need to be here" attitude.  The second man, whose name is Israel, is a decent worker, but obviously lacks in attention to detail.  The big guy has tattoos including praying hands, a large cross, and the Lord's Prayer; and, as I learned soon after his arrival, has been permanently banned from his hometown bar for brawling.

If these guys can't even pay enough attention to look at an arrow pointing them to an area of interest, when they are being paid to do so, what's the likelihood that they are actually going to sit down and really figure out the truth (or lack thereof) of the Bible?  With believers like this, it's no wonder why Christianity will persist for many, many decades beyond now.  I just hope the numbers will continue to wane.

Friday, May 18, 2012

No Rest for the Wicked

13-14 hour days, seven days a week, doesn't really seem to be conducive to making blog posts...  I wonder why that is?  :-)

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Revolution Will Not Be Biblicized

I'm still here, but work is chaotic to say the least.  I'll be struggling to get my weekly post done for The Wise Fool.  But I'll pass on this info...

The May 2, 2012 USA Today had a pie chart on belief strength in the USA.  40% claimed to be strongly religious.  Get this: 32% percent claimed to be non-religious.  The 40% obviously could be a blend of all religions based on the framing of the question, so it could be Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc.  The remainder 28% were "moderately religious."  The times are changing.

Also, I heard a stat on NPR's All Things Considered(?) today... non-religious is the fastest growing category of religious status.

My friends, the revolution will not be Biblicized....