Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 18 @ 12:02am
I use my bachelor's degree in religion to tend bar.


Phil says:
I use my BFA in Sculpture to design websites. I like to think we still don't know what we want to be when we grow up.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 12:16am -
jracecar says:
thanks, @phil. i agree with you, at time. there are other times, however, when i think i am doing exactly what i want to do. it's hard to say. all i know for sure is that i knew halfway through my degree that i wanted to be a bartender, and that it was the best use of my education that i could think of.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 12:44am -
Barefoot says:
looks like fun, I never really finished college.

Religion huh? That is funny. Religious people could learn a thing or two by going to a bar.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 1:34am -
ThatGuy says:
This is a very nice shot. What are you supposed to use a degree in religion for? I think you've chosen very wisely. My college career was very short, but when I told my grandmother what my major was (i think it was English), she said in the sweetest voice ever:

"With that degree and a shovel, you could dig ditches" Still makes me smile.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 3:18am -
elegant_chaos says:
I like the fact that you managed to post it at 12:02am. Now you can relax for the rest of the day.

Oh, and very nice pic too.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 5:13am -
Pip says:
Lesson One: Water to Wine
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 6:16am -
jnonfiction says:
I use my BFA in acting to tend Online Resources at an Academic Library.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 6:30am -
keifel says:
you're actually putting it good use then. you are ministering to people.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 12:04pm -
jracecar says:
I certainly see some strong similarities between churches and bars. When done well, they are both aimed at building communities of people that take care of each other and promote the sharing of ideas. They provide some meaning, at the very least provide a jumping-off point for people to construct their own meaning. There are True Believers and Infidels. There are good things that can come of them.

There are also negatives. Alcoholism is real. Drunk driving kills innocent people. Religious violence has killed more people than any other cause in human history. The concept of Original Sin has been the source of overwhelming and unnecessary guilt since it was conceived.

There are also some strong, significant differences, at least between bars/alcohol and the western monotheistic religions. Namely, one presupposes that the world was created specifically for humans, that there is an afterlife awaiting, that all the truths necessary for proper living can be found in texts that are thousands of years old, written and compiled by humans, contain a vast number of contradictions that are mostly ignored out of convenience, and that the force that created the universe has a vested interest in the human species. And one does not.

I haven't had a drink in 13 months. Give me a bar any day of the week.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 12:51pm -
Robfrenzy says:
I like the glasses that are stacked.
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 1:17pm -
The Soulburglar says:
Is that the upstairs that I have never seen before? I don't recognize this 'bar'
Posted: Nov 18th, 2009 - 1:22pm -
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