I know this is kind of cheeky, but this morning on Dr. Laura a mother called in worried about her child’s recent obsession with death (e.g. “Mommy you’re going to die before me and I’m going to die before my little brother”).
Dr. Laura instructed the woman to tell her child that death is what makes life important and gives it meaning and that if we all lived forever our lives wouldn’t have much meaning.
This sounds pretty true and I agree with it.
So then why are religious folk who I assume would also agree with that statement obsessed with the importance of god’s life/existence and think that it’s so important to do what god wants, follow god’s orders, etc. if god’s life doesn’t have meaning since it’s supposedly immortal? Would you value the opinion of someone whose life you don’t think have value/meaning?
Like I said, I know this train of thought is cheeky and I don’t mean it to be a very serious argument, but it’s just another tiny reason I think religion is so obnoxious.
While waiting for the big reveal about the final cylon, I found this sci-fi goodness on the Slog.
Star Wars is such a major pop culture phenomenon that even if you haven’t watched the movie, I’m sure you know the main characters names, the various planets that they visit, who the bad guys are, etc. So now imagine you talked to someone who hadn’t seen the movie but had picked up bits and pieces and constructed a version of the film based on their understand. Hilarity ensues…
“It wasn’t me, honey. My iPhone has a glitch that somehow calls my ex in the middle of the night when you are sleeping and makes up texts messages that say weird stuff like, ‘I miss you’ and ‘I wish we were still together’! I’m waiting for the 2.69 software release to fix this!!”
Ever since I first saw Bruce Willis and Diddy show up at some MTV award show a few years ago together, I can’t help but laugh every time I see or hear about one or the other.
With Bruce Willis’s Live Free Or Die Hard opening, he’s all over the place now and it just cracks me up to know that him and Diddy (of all people) are such great friends. I would love to be a fly on the wall when they hang out and hear about what they talk about, what they have in common, etc.
While trying to find an article that fleshes out the similarities between the evil J.R. Ewing from the television series Dallas, I found this article: “Larry Hagman slams US president over Iraq.” Dude, Larry Hagman (who played J.R. on Dallas) is fucking hard-core!
Look at this quote:
JR Ewing in the Dallas series, said Bush was a “sad figure: not too well educated, who doesn’t get out of America much. He’s leading the country towards facism.” … When asked whether Bush would appreciate his accusation, Hagman replied: “It’s all the same to me, he wouldn’t understand the word facism anyway.”
So yeah, Larry Hagman basically called the president a facist. Daaaamn!
We seem to be haunted by the randomness of life and alternate versions of reality.