If there’s one thing that this week’s current events have shown me, it’s the amount of hate, selfishness, and close-mindedness of people in general. I suppose that it might just be that I’m surrounded by conservatives from my childhood and family, but it certainly seems that the vast majority of the people I find myself around are seriously pissed off about this thing, and I’m not even sure they understand why.
Take, for instance, THIS lovely post from one of my Facebook friends this morning:
It is not my responsibilty to provide others with healthcare. Maybe that is a heartless attitude but it is the truth. Where does it end? Should there be a tax now to provide everyone with clothes and groceries, how about heating bills? You do not have a right to healthcare it is a responsiblity. I keep hearing people s…ay well at least he’s standing behind something he believes in… Bullshit. I have absolutely no clue what the heck this guy is doing. The rate of unemployment is terrible we are in the middle of a war and he chooses to put all his time into the healthcare bill. This smells like a personal agenda. That is not his job.
This person does bring up a good point though. Maybe if we weren’t spending trillions of dollars on this bullshit war the new healthcare bill wouldn’t be such a big deal. I know I would MUCH rather my tax dollars go to help people in our country get quality healthcare than to send our troops overseas to kill and be killed. Of course, I’m a humanitarian, and find all life to be valuable. So, I’m sure my opinion is skewed, but I’m perfectly ok with that.
I don’t have enough time in my personal life to keep up with this stuff, so how can I make a call on it yet? How do all these people actually have the time to learn the ins and outs of this package already? Wouldn’t that take a tremendous amount of time? It seems to me that they might be forming their opinions just based on the fact that they feel like ‘their team lost’.
Anyway, I think everyone needs to chill out and let the dust settle before jumping off a bridge. Myself included!
I’ll start this post by just saying that today sucks. It’s one of those days for me when everything seems to have caught up to me and beat me relentlessly with large clubs. I’m pissy! I’m moody! And at the same time, pretty certain that tomorrow will be a much better day.
That being said, and the reason for my post is, that I find it funny that God isn’t telling my religious family and friends about my mood. No words of wisdom from the Almighty to them, telling them how much I could use a phone call or a message. You’d think that he’d let them know right? Like a voice to my Mom’s head: “Hey, your oldest son is having a rough go of it today, you might wanna check in on him” or to any of my siblings: “Your brother could use a phone call”.
Nope, that never happens. Unless I go out of MY way to mention it somewhere, they will never know. Why? Because this is just another little piece of the ‘Evidence Pie’ that I can add to my own collection that further supports my non-belief.
I’m sure someone will spin it to blame it on me for my lack of faith. But the reality is, that would be one REALLY easy way for God to prove himself to me. I’d almost convert on the spot if someone called me out of the blue and said “You know…God just told me that you’re feeling pretty down today. And I thought I should call you to make sure you’re doing ok”. I mean really? How hard would that be? I’m sure I’d still have the thoughts of ‘pure coincidence’ rolling around in my head, but that would certainly give me pause. (of course, now that this blog post is out there, there’s always the chance that someone saw it and put 2 and 2 together! ;))
For the record, this post is not a cry for sympathy from the readers of this blog. Just a fleeting thought that crossed my mind today. I’ll be fine tomorrow. Maybe even later today.
Starting on March 29th, it’s apparently ‘A’ week on Facebook.
The jist of the event is, that all us atheists on Facebook will change our profile pictures to the atheist ‘Scartlet Letter A’ in an attempt to raise awareness that we are out there, and that guess what? We are good without the need of a suprememe being to threaten to punish us for our wrong-doings. I think we can’t possibly say that enough to believers. Maybe…JUST maybe someday they will get it. So, if you’re on Facebook, click HERE to join the ‘A’ Week group. Click HERE to RSVP to the event. And let’s all get the word out that there’s nothing wrong with having the worldview that we do.
I know I’ve been MIA for a bit now, and for the handful of folks that actually read this blog, I thought I should post a quick update and explain my absence a bit.
Two weeks ago as of today, I fell while Ice skating with my daughter and snapped the humerus bone in my left arm in half. I had to have surgery the next day to have a plate and screws put in. It was, single-handedly, the most painful thing I’ve ever gone through, and I would NOT recommend anyone try that at home! 😉
So that being said, I’ve spent the last two weeks, mending, and working, and basically being locked up in the house. I’ve only gotten my two-handed typing ability back about 5 days ago.
Progress is moving well. My physical therapist says I’m making ridiculous progress with my range of motion. While it’s still going to take another 4 to 6 weeks for the bone to actually heal, my PT said yesterday that my progress was amazing. And he would have expected that I was 2 months removed from surgery rather than the less than two-weeks that I am. So, that’s all good news as far as I’m concerned.
Well, there you have it then. I probably will still be a bit slow on posts for a bit. But I will try to get some new stuff up here as soon as I’m feeling up to it.
take care all!