Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Monday, July 18, 2005

Straight and Simple

There's some Greek philosophy backing this up somewhere but I had Greek philosophy so long ago I can't remember what it is.

It's all very easy - and I know I am going to piss off an untold number of Democrats, not to mention the... If you need some religion to lay out morality then you are incredibly weak because you're not being moral, which takes a backbone and thoughtfulness, you're just following orders. If you can't even follow those orders appropriately, you're not only weak, you're too dumb to listen.

I don't have a god. There is no conceivable way for a god to convince of its existence. But, you know what? I am honest, faithful, trustworthy, and kind. Why? It's called getting along which we animals are supposed to do...at least with our kind. Some of us have made ourselves nto such inveterate boors, though, through religious proselytizing, providing justification for the crimes of anyone who believes or thinks the way you do (or at least says they do and carries water for the GOP), infringing - or hoping to - on the rights of others because they do things you can't (and maybe wish you could), a/o promoting violence, you make it impossible for the nice people to like you.

We generally alternate among pity, condescending humour, anger, and avoidance in your presence. Catch a clue, grow a spine, let the cord attach to it and grow up it and you may just find cranial material developing on top of the whole column. Then, as you work that material, you'll move beyond blind following and actually think for yourselves.

Is that really so hard?

Update: Majikthise hits it here and here...among other places, I am sure.