Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Reasons Why I am a Monotheist

Yes, true, there is that whole one holy, catholic, and apostolic church thing. A major, valid point, but not the one I'm talking about.

No, rather, another reason I am a monotheist is that I decidedly could not cut it as a polytheist. I have now taken a semester of African art. Obviously, this is not a huge amount, and I am not an expert. But this is an upper level class, I've done all the reading, got a 100 on the midterm, A's on papers, etc. I know what I'm talking about, at least a little.

And, wow, I do not get it. I've studied, I really have. But the Ogun/Gu/St. James and Shango/Chango/St. Barbara and Ellegua/Leba/Elegba/Legba/St. Peter? FOLLOW JESUS IT IS MUCH EASIER, TRUST ME, FON AND YORUBA PEOPLES.


Also, I was not turned on once this semester. I was told at the beginning of the class that he hoped we would find this exciting an maybe even be turned on by it. This class was misrepresented. *sigh*

So before I go and collapse, do you want to hear a crazy person story? It involves me waking up at 3 a.m., terrified and sweating because I was convinced that I got an A- in a class. It was a dream, obviously. No less terrifying. I seriously need to chill the frick out.

1 comment:

mickey said...

some people might call dreaming about getting an A- a "good" dream :):):) I think it is good your semester is almost over and you will have a much needed break from the academic world...enjoy!!!!