Author: Amanda Grace
Expected publication: September 8th 2014 by Flux, 240 pages
Recommended if you like: Sarah Dessen, LGBTQ stories, twins, realistic fiction, non traditional love triangles
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 smuggled zanex pills
Mini Review:Sometimes the cliché of opposites attracting has more to do with differences in socioeconomic structure than in attitude,…
I have to share this story with you.
So I’m on the bus, minding my own business, just trying to get from my library branch to the big main library branch downtown for a (stupid dumb but that is another story) training.
And this woman. Gets up. And starts. Preaching.
Preaching the gospel.
"Jesus is there for you when NO one else is THERE! And he LOVES you. And he is COMIN BACK! I SAY HE IS COMIN BACK! And when he does will YOUR SOUL BE SAFE?!"
and on and on and on. Like my bus was a black southern baptist church.
And then people on the bus start saying “Amen!” and “Praise Jesus”
AND THIS OTHER WOMAN STARTS SOBBING AND YELLING “God is Good I am a Sinner Forgive me Lord” OVER AND OVER.
I swear to the gods I don’t believe in
THEY ALL STARTED SINGING HYMNS.
And they’re singing and the one woman is crying and praising and the other woman is still preaching…
And I’m sitting there all gay and atheist and Scandinavian and reserved in a bus full of folk praising Jesus and I’m like:
I somehow managed to exit the bus without being either cursed or saved. Pretty sure it’s because I avoided all the eye contact.
*Note!!* I have no problem with religion. Seriously. It’s not my jam, but if it’s your’s that is totally cool. (Well I have problems with many of the things that some religions DO but not with the idea of religion in general.) I just… you know… if I wanted to go to church I would GO TO CHURCH. I didn’t expect church to harass me on a bus in south chicago.
some muggleborn like “i want to be an astronaut when i grow up!”
wizard kids like “wtf is an astronaut”
"oh you know…the people who go to the moon"