once i was in college i stopped going to church
partially because once i started reading the bible in Isla Vista i learned that a lot of what i was taught in the Catholic Church wasn’t in the Good Book, which ends with it saying, “anyone who adds to this text will get the curses written herein” or something.
but the Catholics just wrote new crud anyways like nbd.
a few years ago a guy i hired way back in the day told me about a church in Koreatown that plays really good music. he invited me to come and who doesnt love good music? so i went and it is now my church.
but because of the Plague ive had to watch via YouTube and it’s super good. maybe better than IRL?
YESTERDAY the gospel was from the Sermon on the Mount, which we’ve all read a million times but it wasn’t about how the Meek shall inherit the Earth which i wrote about just the other day, it was about The Children of God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
so here’s the crazy thing about the Bible. they say you should read it over and over because little things that don’t mean squat to you when you’re twentysomething in Isla Vista during the Grunge Era will totally ring true to you once you are old fat bald living in Hollywood.
as i have revealed to you, sometimes i go on Twitter and pick fights.
im currently undefeated and find it rude to refuse to engage if i am called out.
we didnt do that in the streets, why avoid it in the tweets?
but… i want to be a child of God.
that sounds a ton better than inheriting a ruined, desolate, scorched Earth.
and all i have to do is be a peacemaker? done. DONE!
but that means not having twitter wars, flame wars, or wars of any kind.
that means not even having wars in my heart.
when i realized this, and trust me, it hit me hard, i immediately went to Facebook where i had left some verbal landmines on a rival Howard Stern group that has been overtaken by Trump supporters, and i deleted them.
because modern warfare, in my life, is not actual guns and actual weapons, it is the battles that i have about this or that where we are verbally sparring. sure my goal is to change people’s minds, but really it’s just crude ways of me saying “you’re dumb, im smart, and here’s several reasons why you should be ashamed of yourself.”
that is not being a peacemaker.
which means i will not be considered a child of God when my number comes up.
Black Sabbath will sound and i will be introduced as a War Pig, probs.
the good Lord has bestowed me with a nimble mind, a sharp tongue and a semi charmed life. why am i fighting on the stupid internet, probably with bots?
to hone my skillz? those skillz BEEN honed.
the skills Jesus is daring us to hone are not to dunk on each other, but to be the alley for some stranger’s oop.
you cant fuck around and score a triple double simply by hanging from the rim, shaq.
in conclusion: challenge accepted.