You can visit the blog post here if you would like: Not So Polite Dinner Conversation-A Christian commenter comes slinking back, and a question; why believe one and not the others?
I enjoyed the post whether it was a true story or an invented one. I like how it was presented and the discussion it created. I had to stop commenting because I didn’t want to troll.
The comments reminded me about my time in college. I attended a small, private Baptist college in North West Georgia.
Growing up in Florida, my college life was a huge culture shock for me. But I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. It helped me grow as a person and see life from several different perspectives.
I attended school during the late 1990’s, but it felt more like the 1940’s. The town was extremely religious and very, very white.
The people in my college town were mostly Southern Baptist and very close-minded. Although the town had two colleges, a large segment of the population was largely uneducated and very simple-minded.
While out in public, it was not uncommon to hear people throwing around racial epithets like “nigger,” “spic,” “wetback,” etc in normal conversations. It was also not uncommon to watch people in public berate those who may have appeared homosexual. This was very normal and accepted there. Continue reading