Back in the 80’s, when I was just a teenager, I had a really cool friend.
I had grown up in a very bland environment. I had heard mostly bland music, seen bland movies, read bland books.
Now, I don’t mean to imply that my entertainment sucked. I still enjoy many of the things I watched and listened to back in those days. James Bond, Star Trek, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Genesis, Billy Joel. All still entertaining, but certainly not challenging.
My friend introduced me to entertainment with an edge, people who promoted critical thinking. Hunter Thompson, Harlan Ellison, Dave Sim, Warren Zevon, Penn & Teller. I was introduced to them all by the same wonderful guy. He was also the first atheist that I ever knew.
We lost touch over the years, as people often do.
Last night I was surfing the net, bored, when I did a search for my friend.
He has a web site now.
He’s found Jesus.
He quotes scripture and talks about God’s plan.
I can’t recall ever being that disappointed in my life. I’m still shaking my head in disgust. I thought about sending him an email, but I don’t know what to say. He’s no longer than same guy I knew and I’m not sure I really want to know this new guy.