I’m anything but a noob here at Help.com. I joined the site more than 5 years ago. In that time I’ve been known by several different names: I was ‘Captain Roj,’ ‘The King,’ and most notably ‘Why So Steve?’ At one time or another these personas were who I was; and I was bitter, angry and totally lost. I am that person no longer.
I found Jesus about 2 years ago (although that particular phrase always makes me smile as it seems to imply He was hiding in the airing cupboard). I had hit rock bottom and I couldn’t have gotten much lower. Unfortunately I did try. I nearly committed an act that I could never of walked away from, but at the deciding moment it was God that pulled me back from the brink and saved me.
I’m not a fanatic. I don’t jump on to every Christian bandwagon looking to demonize abortion or gay marriage. I am simply who I am and I believe what I believe. That is why I have chosen my new name at Help.com. ‘R.O.G.’ is a genuine nickname that I was gifted about 8 years ago by some friends at work. It stands for ‘Roj (my name is Roger but I shorten it to Roj) Original Gangsta.’ It’s ironic as I’m quite possibly the whitest man in the world. Literally. I get moon burn at night.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to always tell the difference.”
- Kurt Vonnegut
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.”
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
- Benjamin Franklin
I drew this.
Where did you grow up?
From my legs upwards mostly.
Where do you live now?
On the South coast of England with my partner.
What is the highest level of education you have attained?
I'm currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English Literature & Theology and Religious Studies.
What subjects did/do you enjoy the most at school?
English, Drama, and History.
What's your favorite sport or sports?
I'm not overly sporty. I do however own a football, so...you know.
What kinds of jobs have you held? Industries too!
General customer service stuff where you have to pretend to give a crap about issues so eye-wateringly stupid that you fantasize about defecating inside the head of the customer as they're speaking to you just so you can be sure that they actually have something rattling around up there.
What hobbies are you into?
Is beer a hobby?
What causes are you concerned about today?
Stupidity. Rife, unparalleled stupidity that has found a breeding ground on the internet.
If you claim a political party affliation, which is it?
As unpopular as it may be, I tend to vote Conservative. I believe that the current government is doing its best under difficult circumstances. And let's face facts, all the parties are pretty much the same nowadays. The party leaders even look alike!
Which religion (if any) do you follow?
I am a Christian, but I'm far from perfect. I'm impatient, prone to anger, and I have an unusual sense of humour that borders on the sadistic. For better or worse that's who I am.
R.O.G. (Roj Original Gansta), Brother Roj.