A few days ago I had a discussion with a Xangan who had expressed a fear that she might one day be imprisoned just because of her faith. I interpreted this to mean that the heathens would round up the Christians and shuttle them off to jail. That seemed far-fetched, since Christians hold all the power in this country, and so I scoffed. In a series of back-and-forth comments, she made it clear that those people in power are the Not Real Christians, while she is a True Christ Follower. The Not Real Christians might incarcerate the True Christ Followers because, um, ok I didn’t really get that part.
I still sound kind of scoffing, I know, but mostly I’m confused. What do the Not Real Christians have to gain by persecuting the True Christ Followers? And even assuming they have a really good reason, how can they tell a TCF from an NRC? Frankly, they all look alike to me. Do TCFs wear identifying clothing, like Mormons do? Do NRCs have secret handshakes that mark them as the ones with the power to persecute? Someone explain this to me.
Switching topics to another aspect of pop culture. People have been telling me for months about an awesome TV show called “Glee.” I’m not sure how long it’s been on, but I recently rented the first season from Netflix. Tigger and I have watched three episodes, and I have to tell you, Glee fans, I’m not sure what to make of it. The characters are uni-dimensional and painfully stereotyped. The story lines are as far-fetched as the TCF round-up. It seems to be trying for the smart, sarcastic humor of Scrubs, but phwoosh, misses wide. Does it get better?
Finally, I must apologize to those of you who have been waiting for me to make good on my promise to continue schooling y’all in feminist theory (which, it turns out, has little to do with holding doors or bringing flowers). I’ll get back to it. Just don’t want to bore you to tears. Actually, I’m thinking about blogging the rad fem elsewhere. Xanga doesn’t seem quite the right place for it. Suggestions?