Sunday, May 20, 2012
No Wonder Why...
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.