Thursday, May 21, 2009

Number One Wet Blanket

Today at the gym I found a "God loves you" phamplet hidden amongst the rubber straps for the foot pedals for the bikes.
I have just never understood this need/desire to recruit.
We get this all the time at the library, someone would come in and place the phamplets all through the stacks and then I would have to go around and take them all and recycle them (the library cares you know) and then the next day it would happen again. At once branch I was almost certain it was the cleaner's who were leaving the phamplets as they would be there in the morning before the branch opened and they were not there the night before.
For many reasons this annoys me. It annoys me since the phamplet leavers will put them in really insensitive places (such as Jewish history) or that they use guilt in an attempt to capture you and get you to read their phamplet and then you will be addicted to God and Jesus and things will be so much better for you.
I don't like it since the library and the gym are were different culture's amass and join together in a fashion that leaves most personal beliefs behind. So why does someone have to attempt to indoctrinate in those arena's? Why not just leave it up to the person, if they want to look for God I think that they can find a place to do that. If they don't then let them browse for books or work out without the passive aggressive harrassment.


At Wednesday, 03 June, 2009, Blogger emily said...

I heartily agree with you!


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