Thursday, October 06, 2005
And his collection of hate mail is a large collection of people who don't have a sense of humor.
Why is it so hard to laugh at yourself?
People are way too serious
Spread the word. After all, who doesn't want an excuse to dress as a pirate?
Some don't find this amusing but see it as faith-bashing and a way for those without faith to feel better about their lack of faith.
I don't see it like that. I see it as making light of a situation that needs some levity. To me, this should be a non-issue. Creationism is a faith-based explanation of how life came to be. If it weren't, all faiths (atheists included) would hold it in high regard. This isn't the case. And since we pretend to extoll a freedom of religion and the separation of church and state, it shouldn't be taught in PUBLIC schools.
On the other hand, some faiths don't believe in evolution so they don't want it taught.
So what do we do, not teach anything and not piss off anyone?
I say, if you want Creationism, go to a religious school; if that's not required hit up a public school.
But in the least, have a sense of humor about life. While the Spaghetti Monster may seem blashpemous, how many religions consider other accepted faiths as absurd as this one? And how many wars have been fought to 'prove' this? This isn't causing any wars, just a few laughs.
Live shouldn't be as stressful as we seem to want to make it. Love, laugh, and don't take life so seriously. Have faith, by all means (as I've said before, I find myself missing mine at times), but keep it a personal thing. Worship as you see fit, but don't require it of anyone else. (For me this doesn't just pertain only to faith, but to lifestyles/life choices as well).
Damn it all. I'm on a beach, my stomach has calmed down and I am in here instead of in the warm ocean watching white men walk by with their hookers. Where are my priorities??