"Think it's time you got serious mate", do me a favour.
I hope this doesn't come across as self righteous or overly heroic but I live in a nation that has less than 1% evangelical christians, on an island that has the highest abortion rate in spain, work in a place that has more bars and pubs per square mile than anywhere else on the whole of the european continent, my wife was out last night and they were running a "Slut Party"! in the west end (actually they invited her in, but only if she would take her top off), I have watched a prostitute come out from under our prayer room and spit sperm out on the floor in front of me after she had given a customer a blow job, talked with friends who have had mates die on beaches of drug overdoses, regularly I step over vomit, kneel in piss and beer, I am offered cocaine on an almost daily basis, we pray with the bereaved, the lonely and the drunken on a regular basis. My children are constantly bombarded with images of naked ladies and have seen more things than I would really have wanted them to see at this young age. Last summer I had to tell them that all drug dealer weren't black after we had been out for a walk in the west end. We don't have a salary and rely completely on the generosity of others
I am either serious or mad, I prefer to think that I am very serious about this beautiful island, thats why I am here.