"I have heard of monks selling ferraris, but NOW I have seen everything"
Chess is a game of minds. Well, I was on Yahoo Games the other day. I thought of playing a game of chess with some random person in some random room. And then I played a couple of games. And then comes along a person with a strange ID - christ_is_the_way_to_heaven or something to that effect. And the game starts, and the "dude" engages me in a conversation. I would actually say "interesting" conversation. It did keep me more active on that side, than on the game... [sadly]
Me: Hi :)
Dude: Where are you from?
Me: Bangalore, India. You?
Dude: Are you Christian?
Me: No (Oh boy, here we go... from his ID I knew what he would do next)
Dude: Do you want to go to heaven? (What're you? My travel agent?)
Me: No. I would rather live here on Earth forever
Dude: That's not possible (Duhh !! :P)
Me: Yeah I know, it's but the fact of life
Dude: Take Christ in your heart, and you will go to heaven
Me: We have not seen heaven. At least we know what Earth is...
Me: Are you an evenagelist?
Dude: Preacher (Potato potato, vase vase...)
Me: Do you believe that Christianity is the only religion that will take man to
Dude: [Quotes something from the Bible - ends it with a number like 20:30 or something that indicates verse number etc. The message conveyed by that paragraph is - There is no such thing as religion. Christ is the only saviour... blah blah and says that it was told by some guy (Must be bigger 'dude') ]
Me: Of course he would say that, he was Christian too... (Duhh!!!)
Dude : Accept Christ into your soul and wash away your sins...
Me: I have not sinned. Anyway, thanks for the wondeful game, but I have to be somewhere right now. Bye
Now, we see quite a lot of interesting things from this person. Clearly he was a fool for trying to pull such stunts. What is the point of telling me such things? There is no way he is going to convert anyone in such a short time. Nor can he get them "thinking" about it. He was merely wasting his time, and spoiling my mood and getting me irritated.
Ok, so what was he? My travel agent? Trying to get me to heaven with some bumper offer? He was worse than the most persuasive salesman I have ever met in my life... Anyway, no conclusions to be drawn. There are several terribly desperate people in this world, whose only objective seems to be religious conversion.
I have only one message for them - Read the Bhagawad Gita :-) And for Vishnu's sake, stop converting...