Greenwood..Not The Greatest Example Of A "Devout Christian."

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
September 19, 2010 4:26pm CST
I am not a religious person myself but I have watched - with interest, some of the Pope's visit to Britain on television. Despite the failings of the Catholic church regarding paedophile priests, the Pope did bring Catholics together, which can't be a bad thing. Gotta start somewhere. Anyway, Bryan Greenwood (Dad's friend who is a devout Catholic) isn't a very good example of someone who is supposed to be "kindness personified." Quite the opposite is true of this guy, as some will already know through previous discussions. Mum's cat has a poorly back that she keeps scratching so she will have to be taken to the vets for treatment. She was going to ask Greenwood to take her in his car but, when she mentioned how unkind this bloke was to her decorator, he has offered to take the moggy himself. When she said that "there are still some kind people around, thank you very much" he said, "no problem, she's an animal after all." Besides taking her to the vet he is also going to let Mum borrow his dog basket! When my Dad mentioned Greenwood taking him to Sudalls for some special cat munchies, do you know what he said to him? "Tell her to go on her bloody bike for them!" "Her" meaning my Mum. I am sooo glad she didn't ask him to take her to the vets as he would probably tell her to transport the cat in the same way he wanted her to pick up the munchies! Do you know any so-called "Christian" people who don't practice what they preach?
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
20 Sep 10
just because a person presumes to be something doesn't make them one As Jesus said "There will be those who say "Lord! Lord!" and I knew them not."
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Sep 10
Very good point! Also, we can all do good deeds without being religious at all, which is what the Pope was on about in his own way. I've found out from a programme about the Vatican that he didn't want to be Pope either; he said it was like "going to the guillotine!" Oh dear!
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
21 Sep 10
Actually, the best person for a job is the one who doesn't want it, but is qualified and will step up to the plate when asked. I first learned this reading a science fiction novel Imperial Earth, but Arthur C. Clarke http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Earth
• United States
19 Sep 10
Not a very nice person or Christina at that. I do know many who speaks so loudly but are so hypocritical it is not even funny. I have kidded with many when I say Christians are the worst kind as they talk to much shikes.... as they preach so much yet perform the opposite. Mind you I am Catholic..
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Sep 10
Nothing wrong with being a Catholic my friend. In fact, Mum used to work with an absolutely wonderful devout Catholic (she's Irish) and she wasn't like Greenwood at all, thankfully! So there are lovely religious people out there and I'm sure (well, I know) you're one too.
• United States
19 Sep 10
Awwh, why thank you.
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
20 Sep 10
Hi Janey..I don't much care for this Greenwood..You have mentioned him before and I forget now what the exact issue was then but do remember that he pissed me off then too. How dare he speak like that about your Mum..Well, I am a catholic, born and raised and I do try to be a good Catholic but must say that in light of Mr Greenwoods newest stupidity, I shall have to make a voodo doll and stick pins in his eyes, after his eyes I shall move "south" to the family jewels and can assure you that not only will your Mum not bike to the store, NEITHER will he, ever again!!
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Sep 10
Thanks for that! Well, to cheer you up, Mum's decorator (who she's never met before by the way) has said that he will "come round with the dog basket on Saturday at 10am and we shall go to the vets together. No problem!" Now, Mum had initially rang him as she was worried about the appointment being on a Saturday (let's face it, weekends are precious for most people) but he was so sweet about it; he wasn't bothered and is actually looking forward to sorting Ellie's back out once and for all! Now, that's what I call Christian-like behaviour, don't you agree?
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
20 Sep 10
I seem to have a strange way of thinking. As far as I am concerned, We the humans made religion. What must have happens is, lives of great people, whose work and behavior was socially appreciated, were taken as bench mark and used to guide others to a sane and useful life. The bench mark may have been Ram or Jesus. What is remarkable is the similarities of the behavioral standard we have inherited from both. And then there are followers of the good word like Mr. Greenwood, who are religious and God fearing. They follow the scriptures to the letter. They seem to have completely forgotten the spirit. But then, as Jesus said "Forgive them for the know not what they are doing!" I hope I gor that quote right.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Sep 10
Yes, I think you did. There used to be a Catholic family that lived across the road from us when I was at Mum's and the youngest girl used to run over to our house because she didn't want to go to Church on Sundays. She was terrified of the place. Once she grew up I bet she was a pillar of the community but she moved away before adolescence so I'm not sure what she is up to now.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
20 Sep 10
Janey, we have so many here. These people look so beautiful inside the church I wouldn't want to sit beside them because I might look like trash. I had once made the mistake of joining these people by virtue of my being a Christian. But soon enough I learned that they aren't genuinely interested in the service but instead, in just asserting their pride. Worse, they backstab and gossip in the process of praising their own selves. They call themselves Catholics? Ugh! I believe in judgment day.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
21 Sep 10
Wow, I didn't realise this problem was so widespread..and in other countries too! I guess this might be the reason why lots of people believe but on their own terms (in other words, not going to Church) because they don't want to sit next to self-righteous souls like you have had to do..and you're nicer than them..so there!
19 Sep 10
Hi Janey, This man is disgusting, I don't know why your dad is still friendly with him, I wouldn't stand for it and tell him what I think of him, I have sister who act so holy and goes to church with out fail, yet she takes every opportunaty to put me down, I don't see her that often and when I do she starts, she wouldn't anything for anyone but expect people run around for her, I stay well clear of her, LOL! Tamara
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
19 Sep 10
Greenwood is what I would call a "Male Chauvinist" amongst other things. My Dad is similar but nowhere near as bad, otherwise Mum would've divorced him years ago. Greenwood is also married but can't stand his Mrs (and she can't stand him) but they won't divorce because of their faith. Madness! Your sister reminds me of a few religious people I know. Some of them think they are more superior and that their faith allows them to behave the way they do. Whenever I see rosary beads dangling in Greenwood's car I really feel like telling him he's a hypocrite.