Not to be an alarmist, but did anyone besides me start to think that Andrew might actually be ...a bit off? Some of his posts, when skimmed en mass start to sound a little like actual delusions and/or hallucinations. It reads to me as if he actually hears "god" speaking to him. He clearly sees "signs", some literal even.
I've been taking a lot of psychology this semester so it could just be my overactive imagination too, I freely admit that. And I'm still on my first cup of coffee. IDK, it's just a sense I got skimming the thread.
Nope. Your analysis was good.
I was beginning to think I was the only one who saw that.
It is interesting. A lot of Christians talk about "serving God." Andrew doesn't serve his god. His god serves him! Andrew calls the shots, and his god accommodates his whims, bails him out when he screws up, keeps him from being bored during joy rides in the car, picks up tabs for restaurant deadbeats who have no means to pay the bill, fixes his car for him, and generally getting him out of messes.
Andrew's god is a sort of all-purpose fairy god father, who caters to his whims and cleans up his messes. Ironically, this god is a very very different god from the handsome, helpless, weepy lord, who took the Ecuadorian girl on a tour of the afterlife. And Andrew is the one who posted that video. Hard to believe they are even part of the same religion, honestly.