"Sara, what you brought home is a run of the mill convenient hypocritical xtian. I run into those fools all of the time. When they try to preach their religion to me I tell them straight up that I am an atheist and I do not care to…"
"That is no lie. It's very rare to see a non-black person acknowledge God for their accomplishments. They have given up control to "God" so anything positive that happens to them it's God, if it's bad it's the devil or…"
"Religion is a crutch. Blacks seem to rely on it in the worse way though even though it's probably the biggest handicap of all. It pisses me off how religion robs people of their own self-acknowledged accomplishments by those who…"
"You're safer telling someone you're a child molster rather than aethist. The Black community has held on to religion because they feel hopelessness in their lives and religion gives a fantasy saviour to depend on. Religion provides a…"
"When I hear stories like yours I'm reminded of my own encounters with these types I think of this quote,"The fearful call upon the impossible for the purpose of gaining the improbable." Larry Lawson."
"I strongly believe that too many folks in the black community use religion as a crutch and an excuse to shun personal responsibility. If the answer to everything is "God will make a way," or "the Lord will provide," then…"
"Very true. It disturbs me how much deeply religion penetrates in to the psyche. It truly become some peoples entire identity and every confrontation with anything other than what they hold true they simply say that theb devil or god is testing their…"
"I feel you on that. But to tell you the truth in the area I live in militancy would isolate me from every brown person I met. Now I have plenty of friends and family of all races but sometimes I just want to be around people who look like me and…"
"I have a Jehovah's Witness friend who's been praying for me for years after told him the divine inspiration of the Bible was ganja. I truly believe religion in the black community is a stereotype because looking around I see no evidence…"
Hmm, ouch. That can be annoying, when you're trying to communicate technical information. That's one of the reasons I've sworn never to buy HP products anymore, since they shipped their customer support off to a bunch of incompetents in India. It's not just the accent but the fact that several people I've known have had to deal with people who clearly don't fully understand the English language fluently. That's a bit of a problem.
I'm sure I'll be down that way, at some point. I'm still working on the cold memorization and getting my delivery down solid, though. I'll be ready to take it on the road once I feel that I've achieved at least a semi-professional product. Got the material; need the polish.
Ohhhhhhhh. I hadn't even figured out that that's what you meant, when I posted the link. That was just random. I must be psychotic psychic.
There are plenty of other jobs out there which involve little effort. I thought about looking into courier work, before I got involved with I.T. work. I just had no idea where to begin with something like that.
Anyway, it's all just to pay the bills, while I work on something meaningful. I'm trying to get to the point of being able to make a living with the standup comedy and the writing.
An address of where I was in Charlotte? Or an address of the company I work for?
I'd have to check my GPS history. I think it was 2 or 3 miles from the intersection of 77 and 85. I can't remember exactly. I was kind of on auto-pilot on my way back out of the city.
I mean, it's actually skilled labor, what I do. Need a four year degree or a bunch of IT certifications. It's just spaced out a bit, since I do work-from-home support. The last two weeks were kind of an extreme case, admittedly. Usually, I stay within an hour of HQ (the office I'm based out of).
No problem. I was down there last week, on Thursday, but I didn't exactly get a good look around the place. It was just a tech support run for one of our work-from-home people, out of the Charlotte office.
For some reason, all of the work-from-home support is run out of the Chapel Hill office, but I can't complain. I had three 8-hour days last week, which each involved about 2 hours of actual work ... one in Wilmington, one in Charlotte, and one in Winston-Salem.