December 27, 2012

Lost in Translation

Words are very important. They convey meaning, feeling, opinion, and importance sometimes all at the same time. Things get very complicated, however, when what you mean is something totally different from what another person hears, perhaps because they or you are distracted, tired, or pretty much anything else. The point? Having relationships is hard, especially when you are an relationship-driven person such as myself. I am also sometimes impulsive, and do not always think before I speak. Thus sometimes things I say are taken out of context, or taken in context because they came out wrong, and then they hurt people. And goodness, I don't like hurting people. Relationships are so messy. And not even romantic relationships; I don't think I could deal with one of those right now.

Compared to the stress of knowing if you'll ever be 'okay' with someone again, apologizing and asking for forgiveness is easy, at least when you're me. Things I mean get mixed up in tone and impatience all the time, and it's just so hard. So for the rest of my break, I think I'll just sit in my room alone and contemplate if this situation will ever fix itself. I don't want to hurt people. I don't set out to hurt people. But I do, and I'm beginning to wonder if I should even bother dealing with more people than I have to. Or maybe we should just never discuss things electronically again. Ever. Because from all the confusion people have from talking face to face, it only gets worse when you lose tone and body language and emphasis. You can't type in italics and bold print on a cell phone.
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. Proverbs 15:2
That makes me wonder if I should just keep my mouth shut and pray for some more wisdom.

December 21, 2012

Rantings

Well, I am currently sitting on my bed in pajamas staring at my homework at around 1pm. I need to shower, but I'm not bothering until four, because I don't have to go out in public until then. Instead of making myself presentable, I am procrastinating and posting on my blog. Isn't that great?

I am now going to discuss several things which I have viewed on my facebook feed that have truly annoyed me.

Post one, by a late-twenties early-thirties lady who I used to go to church with:
"So glad I can speak my mind. I hate seeing posts and comments that ppl have made about God that are not the KJV. I truely believe that they need to find a better bible. Throw these new international bibles away and stick to reading the KJV. Afterall, I mean it is the true words of God."
My reaction: *beats head against wall* Okaygo. KJV stands for King James Version. That implies that this version of the bible was translated by a King. And it was translated... by a king called King James. King James had a lot of political influence. King James wanted his subjects to behave in a particular way, as any other king would. But King James was crafty! He decided that instead of only using intimidation, he would use religion.  So he translated the Vulgate Latin Bible into the vernacular, or most commonly spoken language. Let me break that down for you. A king translated that precious version of the bible you hold. A man. Who can make mistakes. And 'typo' some things. If you want to be accurate, then please learn to speak Hebrew and Greek so that you can read the Old and New Testaments like they were supposed to be read. Also, big truth time.... Jesus didn't speak English. When Jesus lived, English was still in its infancy. Hebrew is old. English is an infant compared to it. So stop fussing about how your bible is more right than mine because it's all based on interpretation! Golly gee. That being said, I'm done, because that is just about how far my knowledge extends. I don't want to lie to you. Correct me if I'm wrong. With facts.  <3

I might add to this later. Homework and hunger call.