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Thursday, April 21, 2005


"We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God–through Jesus Christ our Lord!

So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God's law, but in the sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. "

Romans 7:14-25

Some days the struggle is like wading in a kiddie pool and other days your doing the dog paddle in a tsunami. Good news is that in the end, things will be SO much better. Come Lord Jesus. Come. Until Next Time,

The Armchair Theologian

Monday, April 18, 2005

Why in the Skin?

Everyone who reads this (all 2 of you) knows that I work at a computer shop and being employed in such a place, I encounter all manners of strange and bizarre people and questions. Today though, someone took the cake for the month. When a person says "I want a cheap computer", you normally thinkg$400-600 because that's what the cheap systems are at any big box store. Not so with this dude. My store, by nature of the fact that it takes some trade ins and whatnot, sometimes had real cheap stuff, like $100-200. I had a customer today who said "I want a cheap computer" so I showed him the $400-600 stuff. Too rich for his I searched through some other stuff for bargain basement stuff. I found something that was $299...but no. Too much. $199...but that was too much too. I then, half out of curiosity and half out of shock, offered him something for $125 and he said, and I quote, "I wasn't looking on spending that much on a new computer". I didn't respond with anything but I was already imagining that I would have a winner of "wacko of the month". On my next day off, out of sheer entertainment seeking, am going to Future Shop and I'm going to do the SAME thing! HA! I'm just stunned. I mean, come on! Who in the world thinks that they can get a new computer for $20? Harold, I recomend firing up the M.R.I. for this one because there's something not right upstairs. Nuff said. Until Next time,

The Armchair Theologian

Friday, April 15, 2005

The Truth About E...

Okay. I've recently been the victim of what I like to call 'the righteous dump'. This is basically when a Christian guy goes after a Christian girl in pursuit of a romantic relationship and she shoots him down. The funny thing is that Christian girls will never say 'you're not good looking enough to merrit my affections' or 'maybe if you had a Benz' or whatever. Oh no...Lots of them think it (Don't think I'm not onto you!), but they cannot say it for that wouldn't sound like a god-fearing woman should sound. Instead, they shoot you down in a righteous-sounding way, or at least a way that makes the rejection sound 'spiritual'.

Gotta love the whole 'you're a great man of God but...' lines. I've gotten them before. The whole 'You're a great man of God but blah blah blah'. Since when is the whole 'great man of God' part worth bupkiss? Do you girls think I couldn't devote myself to a life of crime and make money? Do you girls think I couldn't get on steroids, become anorexic, and become Schwarzzenegger? Do you think I couldn't become devoted to fashion (i.e. super metro), or a weekend alcoholic, or a jerk, or a drug addicted artist, or anything else that will end up sending me to hell? Of course I could! Being shallow and ignorant (and going to hell) is just sit back and let the sinful nature produce it's rancid fruit! The thing is, I'm trying this crazy idea called actually thinking and acting like Christ and it effects things like how I handle money, or diet, or my speech, or whatever. You see, I try to be more like Christ and less like Mike. The funny part is that all the women who apparently love Jesus so much and admit seeing him in me don't actually like me. How does that work? If I'm so much like Christ and such an awesome man of God, should not it flow that I'd be somewhat desirable? Sure does in my books. I know several women that are neither wealthy nor hottie, but they are amazingly desirable and their godliness is the characteristic that I find so attractive in them. If they weren't married or dating someone, I'd be chasing them like mad.

So, I've got a logical problem.

1. Either I'm actually Godly and Christlike but the few girls I've ever gone after ever have not actually liked Christ in me...which leads me to think that they don't actually love Jesus and they're pagans. Well, that doesn't necessarily follow, but it does for now. Cause I said. Shut up.


2. I'm actually not Godly and Christlike and the few girls I've gone after have lied about how Godly and Christlike I am...which means that they are liars and Revelation 21:8 says that liars will go to Hell... so they're still pagans.

So I'd like to take this time to point out that every woman that has ever shot me down is a pagan. Well, unless...hmmm...thought in process here...AHA!

3. My third option is that I am SO Godly and Christlike that every woman I've ever gone after has been filled with shame and embarrasment at the thought of even dating someone who was so far out of their league...especially in humility. Yeah! Kinda like the president of the school Dungeons and Dragons club ever thinking of seriously going after Britney Spears...It would work in the movies but in reality the closest he'd ever get would be the pages of *BOP!* magazine! HA HA!

SO, I'd like to take this time to apologize to every girl whom I've ever gone after: I'm sorry. I'm sorry that a man so far out of your league ever sought to lavish his affections upon you, you who are so absolutely unworthy. I'm sorry for the stress I caused you all. I now realize the error of my ways; I only hope that you can forgive me. I'll never throw pearls to swine again. Until Next Time,

The 'venting on a blog that nobody reads instead of public' Armchair Theologian