Internet Relay Chat
I have been
/away from IRC for such a long time. I am a terrible person for that reason, and very many other reasons. However, unlike me, my IRC client, safely and warmly tucked under a layer of old and wrinkly screen session, has been faithfully listening to a handful of channels on freenode.
Today I felt like checking the aforesaid IRC client for any missed messages, and found a rather old
/query window. It went like this:
03:23 -!- Irssi: Starting query in freenode with Guest33674 03:23 <Guest33674> Hello. i'm eRic M France. I'm there to share information concerning theories about our origins. Monotheism & Evolution's theory are based on beliefs 'cause nothing in science can establish that these théories are correct 03:23 <Guest33674> However, the new one considering that we have been created by human beings of a most advanced civilisation mastering biotechnologies (intelligent Design) is enlightened with real facts. Wanna read about it ? Day changed to 26 Jun 2015 Day changed to 27 Jun 2015 [...] Day changed to 02 Nov 2015 Day changed to 03 Nov 2015
That was not the only one. Another
/query window went like this:
23:52 -!- Irssi: Starting query in freenode with jimmiejohnson48 23:52 <jimmiejohnson48> I just wanted to make sure you go to heaven when you die, the bible says nobody is good enough to make it to heaven, so we need to believe on Jesus in order to make it to heaven! Google "Jesus is savior" and click how to be saved, and keep in mind IF SAVED YOU'RE ALWAYS SAVED salvation can NOT be lost, it is a FREE GIFT of God! Also watch this preacher www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qspZSTV5uY Hope 23:52 <jimmiejohnson48> you believe on the Lord because that is all we are required to do, not do good works or give up our sins, that's a damnable plan of salvation which is all explained on that website. I also wanted to tell you that nothing is better than Jesus I tried it all fast cars, relationships, liquor, nothing filled the empty void I had and that was having a personal relationship and knowing the one who 23:52 <jimmiejohnson48> still has nail scars in his hands and side to this day and forever will! You can take my word for it or go try all the pleasures of the world, but if you choose Jesus later and have a false plan of salvation you won't get into heaven, so getting saved now is a good idea! Day changed to 06 Jul 2015 Day changed to 07 Jul 2015 [...] Day changed to 02 Nov 2015 Day changed to 03 Nov 2015
You can imagine my dismay and regret on having missed these excellent opportunities to learn about the mysteries of our world and the secret to a sure place in heaven from those two seemingly wonderful persons.
I wonder if eRic M France is still up for offering pedagogical services on his particular school of thought, and if jimmiejohnson48 still cares about my salvation. IRC is a weird place for all this, but whatevs. It is not their fault that I don’t use facebook or whatsap or whatever it is that normal people use for such casual-yet-ascendant communication these days.
But mainly I am impressed that knowledge has chosen to seek me out. It must be because the other way around is not working as well as it should be.
Maybe salvation is within reach, when all said and done.