Archive for April, 2004
Crunch Time
Posted by on April 30th, 2004, at 12:43pm

And boy am I getting crunched. I threw down 10 pages of writing last night, some of which sucked terribly due to insane tiredness. I’ve got another 15 pages due tomorrow and I’m about half way through it, so I’ll be up incredibly late again tonight. I’m prepared though, I’ve still got a 20oz of Mountain Dew left.

Of Geese and Other Birds
Posted by on April 27th, 2004, at 11:58am

I can almost imagine a bird flying towards you, Mr. Luebbe. * ahem *

In any case, I haven’t even picked up my book today. However, I read several chapters yesterday and watched a couple hours of TV. TV is not a habbit I’m glad to have begun refrequenting after avoiding it for most of college other than vacations to home. I do enjoy Seinfeld, Friends, and Law & Order (all three varieties), though. Perhaps I should not. Whatever.

I did begin working more on one of my papers today. I checked out about six books from the library regarding Biblical arguments for and against slavery. Interesting stuff, but I haven’t found any single argument I entirely agree with. I’m hoping to find more good stuff in the books I haven’t gotten to look through yet. I have a feeling though that it boils down to what it does so often: people using the Bible to support their own beliefs even if they have to misconstrue it and yank it out of context to do so. How else could you advocate such a base thing as American slavery? Slavery isn’t outright condemned in the Bible, but supporting such a modern system ignores so many of Jesus’ teachings regarding treatment of other people.

It appears I haven’t posted anything in the last five days. A quick catchup may be in order.

Friday was Senior Nav Nite meaning that any senior who graduated in December, or will this upcoming May or August goes up front and gets to hear what people think about them. I found it encouraging to hear many of the things people said and knowing that I’ve got friends here who care about me and who see God working in my life despite all the sin.

Yo, Steve! Thanks for giving props to this site. It’d give you a hug if it could, but you’ll have to settle for returned props, a’ight? You da man!

Saturday myself and others went up to 4L’s house and chilled for a long, long time. Myself and Jesse didn’t drive back to Lincoln till 4AM. Needless to say, I was tired on Sunday. I made it to church anyway though.

I have to turn in my papers for Globalization on Thursday. I need to write ten more pages for that class and polish up the other twenty I’ve written. On Friday my 15 page paper on Christianity and Slavery is due. Needless to say, I can’t wait to make it through Friday and I hope I get everything done alright.

Oh, and some good news. I only have five finals! One got cancelled — my professor is unprepared or something of the sort. I’m not sure what he’s grading us on, but I think he’ll have to go easy ’cause he hasn’t given us many assignments. I’d complain, but I figure a woman like Cora must’ve already talked to him and told him why it’s not fair and how he can best make it up to the class. Unfair assumption? Perhaps. If he’s not clear on Thursday though with his plans, I will “confront” him.

So, the five finals for next week: two Wednesday, two Thursday, one Friday. Then I move out on Saturday for the last time ever! It’s almost sad being nearly done with my room in Pound. Three years I’ve lived there now. But no more!

FOR SALE: One wood-framed couch with brown cushions. *$10* Willing to negotiate. I’ve got other goods for sale, but they’ve already got buyers or potential buyers.

Gone so soon… what will you do without me? Oh, well, I suppose I’ll still be _here_ if not in Lincoln.

Correct Answer
Posted by on April 22nd, 2004, at 6:55am

Oh, and the corret answer to the last poll, “Life, the Universe, and Everything” was 42. If you don’t want it means, you should read this.

Sigh
Posted by on April 22nd, 2004, at 6:33am

I often delete comments. Usually, it’s just because they are spam. I signed on today and thought, “Hmm, more to delete.” Turns out the comments were just posted by morons. But now they’re gone. Fools. If somebody’s too stupid to realize when what they’re seeing is a parody and they start rippin’ on ME… it annoys me.

And all I came down here for was so I could see what time the library closes tonight. Done with the third book in The Wheel of Time series. On to book four, and hopefully not to the detriment of my remaining papers!

Ain’t So Bad
Posted by on April 20th, 2004, at 12:34pm

Life hasn’t been too bad. Somehow I got cheered up on Saturday with a few reminders that I’m not any different from other humans in terms of sin and that it’s something we all have to face up to and deal with. Many thanks to Cora and Jesse for listening to my meandering thoughts, bitterness, and disappointment while responding with something more than “yeah, that sucks, hope you get over it.”

So the past few days have been better. I’ve spent some time reading the Bible, done a bit of homework, and talked to/hung out with friends.

I started working on a paper tonight about “Christianity and Slavery in Antebellum (Pre-Civil War) America”. I busted out five pages single spaced of a paper supposed to be 15 pages long. The only problem is that this is my appendix and not even central to the topic of the paper. I don’t care though! It’s basically the gospel boiled down to its guts and talking about Jesus. I’ve not had many opportunities for this kind of thing to fit into a paper, but I plan to include it in this one ’cause I believe it bears mention in explaining something about evangelical Christianity. I also plan to argue that a lot of the problems in social conflict surrounding the issue of slavery came from people manipulating chunks of Biblical text to suit their own purposes instead of accurately interpreting it in light of its context. It’ll be a fun paper. I only wish I had more time to work on it. Now that I’ve gotten started, I’d like to do more research into the Biblical arguements used in support of slavery and against it so I can better discuss any fallacies that appear. Alas, I’m not sure how much I’ll get into that, but I’ll look at what the Bible has to say as it is.

In another news… the rest of the semester will be hard, but the end is near. Less than three weeks in this semester. I’m honestly worried that I may not pass all of my classes. If that happens, I don’t know what I’ll do. I’ll be furious at myself, of course, and it will derail my plans if I have to take more classes.

I’m also not quite sure about my summer plans post-May. I’m worried about Jacksonville and a bit frustrated with the speed at which info about it is coming. Therefore, I’m wavering about still going. I want to, but I’m worried.

Anyway, I should get to sleep. G’night.