Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Retreat in Bangalore and Dates

I recently went to a church retreat in Bangalore. It was pretty nice. It gave me some room to think, and I realized that I had been holding back a lot on my commitment to God. So the experience was uplifting.

In parallel to that, I was supposed to have 4 dates. I stayed an extra day and booked a flight for that sake. 2 sisters canceled at the last minute! Of the 2 that are left, I had 2 dates with one and 1 date with the other. I'm not too attracted by any of them, truth be told. But I'll go a second time to Bangalore to give this a final chance.

I had a date prepared in Chennai. She too chickened out. The common problem is that sisters don't want to marry a foreigner. As far as I'm concerned, such racial thinking belongs to the 19th century, and those who engage in it are retards, and it doesn't belong in the church. We are all one in Christ. We are individuals, and not representatives of a given sub-species (or whatever you want to call it). Further, we have to be ready to go anywhere and do anything for God. So how is it acceptable to be afraid of leaving your backyard? Instead of tackling the concerns and insecurities head on and be concerned of matters of character and compatibility, the Indian church is letting this retrograde and immature thinking go unchecked.
A brother was telling me he was denied dates in the US because he's Indian. I see from this that retardation is not constrained to India, but can be anywhere in the world. This is sad, unspiritual, and needs to be weeded out from the church with upmost dedication.

End of rant.
P.S. I now officially have no hope of getting married in India. Miracles can still happen...

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