07 August, 2007

A blog of three things.

This is a blog of three things. They are all unrelated, but through this blog they will marry, and become one.

Thing 1:

Surrender is a conference I went to for Vetamorphus, which is exciting I suppose. B.C. also went to this conference, which is an upside. Or is it a downside because he is smelly? Who knows?
I was half asleep the entire weekend. Literally falling off my chair. I think if I had not been so tired, I would have enjoyed Surrender a whole lot more. It was inspiring, what I managed to get out of it, and it was about poverty and things like that, and the need for us to change the world.

That's a very bad description, but I really can't offer anything more. Pester Chongface for betterness because he was probably awake.

I've been having some conversations (mostly with Ben Chongtown) recently about poverty and the like, and doing something for the world.

I have decided that my two 'issues' that I'm most passionate about are:

-Suicide, depression, and homelessness in Australian teens etc...
-Poverty outside of Australia.

I need to do something, but at the moment my issue is that I don't know exactly what to do. I've said that for the rest of the year, I'm going to do any clothes shopping at op shops, but that is more something I'm doing to change myself, not others' situations.
I had this random idea at work tonight that I could design and sell t-shirts, and donate some of the money to charity, and invest the rest of the money to make more t shirts to sell for charity. It's a baby of an idea yet, but it has me excited.

I'm looking forward to this journey of doing... well, something.

Thing 2:

Today at school, I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. We always have interesting conversations. Anyway, we were talking about The Lost Tomb of Jesus, or whatever that show was called that was on last night, and she asked me what I would do if they found something that proved that my whole religion was a lie. That the bible had been made up, that Jesus was a terrorist (random?).

I honestly don't know what I'd do if something like that happened. I'd like to think that my faith is strong enough for me to believe even if they found 'evidence' of Christianity's falseness.
My whole like has been built around God. I grew up in a Christian home, I've made the choice for myself to follow Jesus... but what if all I stood for was just taken from me? I wouldn't know who I was... So much of my life is built on God, partly because when I've built my life on other people they've broken my trust and let me fall.

But what would you do if you found out that it was all a lie?

Thing 3:

I was leaving a comment on someone's blog, I hadn't signed in, and the little box on the left said 'Choose an identity'.

I thought it was funny the way it just says 'Choose and identity'.
Imagine if you could do that in real life. Just choose whatever identity whenever you wanted to.

I feel as if this blog is badly written, but I don't care. I'm tired.


B.C. said...

Thing 1:
Wow, three mentions, and all with a different name. I didn't get much of a chance to chat, and ask you how that stuff is going. Soon.

I would buy your t-shirts. As long as they are fairly made. And if you are the one making them, if you are treating yourself fairly ha. Can someone who works for themself, sue themself for violating working rights?

Thing 2: We are taught to be good people of love. That's a good thing, God or not. I wrote a blog once, the second one on everest. Have a look.

People will always try to prove what others believe wrong. Belief should depend on the opinions of others.

Thing 3:
Choose an identity is what the internet is for haha. You get a million identities, and you get to play safe and hide behind a screen. Which is bad. But there are good things about internet too. Like blogs.

Em said...

Reply 1:
I'd better be fair to myself... otherwise that angry 'know where you stand' lady from TV is gonna come and rip my face off. Glad to know you'd buy them... now I just have to figure out how I'm going to make them. Although I already know how. But it is confusink.

Reply 2:
It is a good thing. I will read your blog and comment it.

Reply 3:
I love hiding behind a screen. Not in a bad way though. In a forum-name, fanfiction-penname kind of way. Ahhh, fanfiction, how I have neglected you these recent months.

B.C. said...

ARGH crap. what i meant in Thing 2 was: belief should NOT depend on the opinions of others.

Em said...

Yes I wondered about that... figured you meant NOT depend.