lundi, mai 01, 2006

are you catholic? you should be.

My friend Suzi's son is studying abroad in Argentina right now. Here's a posting from his blog.

Are YOU Catholic: You should be!
So, to those who are still reading, all apologies for not bloging recently. This entry's going to be about a short conversation i recently had with my house-mother here. I think it was funny; or would be, if i wasn't me and still living with her (my house mother).

The conversation started because my new roommate suzanne thought that i was a catholic missionary.
My house mother (HM) proceeded to explain to suzanne that I am just a student at the Catholic University. After her explanation she turned to me and said: But you are a Catholic right?

Me: No
HM: Ohhh, you're a protestant then.
Me (i think this is where cayete la boca would have been an appropriate thing for someone to say to me): No, closer though.
HM: Well, what religion are you then?
Me: I'm not religious
HM: OF COURSE YOU BELIEVE IN GOD THOUGH?
Me: NO.
HM: You do believe in something right?
Me: Of course, everyone has beliefs.
HM: Thank god, i was begining to worry that you didn't believe in God.
Me: I don't
HM: ! (near tears, apparently she is VERY religious. Though, in my defense, she asked and I answered honestly): Then what could you possibly believe in!
Me: Science... and Money.
THUS ENDS THE SAGA OF HOUSE MOM AND ME.

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LOL. Imagine me at a religious relative's pad in Pakistan. Not pretty. Thankfully I know of quite a few hellbound cousins besides myself.