Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Religion & Beer

I arranged to deliver an order myself yesterday to my best customer, Dave, (who happens to have become a good friend as well). After chorus rehearsal Lou joined me to meet Dave at Four Green Fields to drop the stuff and have a beer.
It sounds like the set-up to a joke: a Catholic, a liberal United Methodist, and an Agnostic walk into a bar...
The next hour and a half was a blast. After BSing about business for a short while, transitioning somehow to the ethics of speaking ill of the dead, we got onto the subject of God. We debated theologies, compared and contrasted various religions ranging from Budhism to Catholicism, to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and (as could be expected from such a conversation) came to absolutely no conclusions...
...and that was perfect. No anger or frustration, no raised voices, genuine interest and respect all around. Best conversation I've had in a long time.
The UN needs to hold their meetings in a pub.

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