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Because It's Tuesday (and my own thoughts are uninteresting)

One of the wonderful things about social life online is that you can look to a world's worth of intelligent and observant friends and acquaintances with whom you can have stimulating conversation.

Equally satisfying is the knowledge that, when your own brain has the intellectual power of a kitchen appliance, you can turn to those same friends and acquaintances and know that they will have at their fingertips nutritious morsels of thought, opinion, humor, political satire and much, much more. You can then pass those morsels on and appear as if you are actually operating with a working brain.

I love the internet. (And good lord, I and BB have been online now for 20 years. Think about that, children ....)

But enough rambling. I offer you these two links, courtesy of that brilliant Discordian Gnostic
[personal profile] supergee , who in his turn passes them on from others.

I am a person of faith; some sort of faith at least, and certainly on alternate Wednesdays. But as someone who comes out of the Judaeo Christian cultural landscape, I looked at this and nodded my head. While giggling, and saying, "yeah, this is one of the big reasons why I restrict myself to "some kind of faith on alternate Wednesdays." I successfully kept it to a giggle and not a snarl.

And this, courtesy of
[personal profile] graydon2 via [personal profile] supergee - I'm a writer, someone who uses and occasionally abuses words for a living. So tomorrow, I may be able to use words in phrases of admirable subtlety and clarity to show how much I agree. Today, because my brain is, in fact, a toaster, I will only say "THIS!!!" 



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supergee
Oct. 14th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them, and I love your userpic. (Facebook has just now discovered userpics, not calling them that.)
kaffyr
Oct. 14th, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'd meant to comment about both of these over on your journal and mention that I was going to provide links. I did not do so, for which I apologize.

I love your userpic

I'm inordinately fond of Corgis, and this particular Corgi is canonically very possibly more intelligent than the humans around him. I have days when I therefore need this Corgi, or someone like him, around to guide my thoughts. (Also, feel free to gank the icon, with credit to oceansex.)

I drop in to Facebook so intermittently that I hadn't noticed that. I suppose they're calling them avatars or somesuch.

supergee
Oct. 14th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
Stickers
kaffyr
Oct. 14th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Stickers. Stickers

How ... unappetizing.
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 14th, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
OMG I love you, lol!! And thank you for the links (may they make me appear smarter!)

Equally satisfying is the knowledge that, when your own brain has the intellectual power of a kitchen appliance, you can turn to those same friends and acquaintances and know that they will have at their fingertips nutritious morsels of thought, opinion, humor, political satire and much, much more. You can then pass those morsels on and appear as if you are actually operating with a working brain.

Someone who understands me!! *Swoons* Bless...

*SQUISHES*
kaffyr
Oct. 15th, 2014 01:58 am (UTC)
Someone who understands me!! *Swoons* Bless...

Hee!

Hugs and kisses, my dear!
flowsoffire
Oct. 15th, 2014 06:26 am (UTC)
I'm dying at the first link XD (The comments are PRICELESS, too.) And to the second I'll just have to go "this" as well ;)

Thanks for sharing!
kaffyr
Oct. 16th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!

It was my pleasure!
tardis_stowaway
Oct. 15th, 2014 06:28 am (UTC)
Having articulate friends with great things to say is so useful, and the internet makes it so much easier to share.

God gets up to some weird and awful (from a human perspective) stuff in the Bible. The Old Testament was particularly prone to violence on the slightest whim, but even in the comparatively gentle New Testament you get stuff like Jesus looking for figs on a fig tree, not finding any because it wasn't fig season, and cursing the tree so it withered. Jesus, chill out man! What did you expect from the tree?

I am a person of faith, and if you ask me for a more specific label I'm Christian. However, stuff like that article is part of why I can't take the Bible (or any other faith text) literally and as a whole. I just have to laugh about the more oddball myths and accept that people trying to deal with an arbitrary and violent world sometimes assumed the same attributes were true of their god(s).
kaffyr
Oct. 16th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
people trying to deal with an arbitrary and violent world sometimes assumed the same attributes were true of their god(s).

This is a very wise thing to say. I was raised a person of faith in a very, very loving household, and I know the good and strong side of that particular faith. It doesn't fit me anymore (or I don't fit it), but I know many people who keep me from ditching all faith, because they are truly good humans.
apostle_of_eris
Oct. 16th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
OK, you're a little toasty. I am too right now. But . . . please, please, PLEASE don't use "Judeo Christian"? There is no such thing. The Christians making up their own meanings of the Jewish holy writings illustrates their distance, not their closeness. You don't need the rant with footnotes in four languages, and fortunately, I don't have the energy right now. I know that you know that I can do it.
Christianity is the ultimate Hellenistic religion. Jews fought wars against Hellenistic religiosity for centuries.
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