Sunday, March 6, 2011

A few thoughts

I am not a religious person. I will state that up front. To my way of thinking organized religion and God are two different things. That is just MY opinion. Just the fact that there are so many religions makes me question the point and the reason for their very existance. Still I have no problem with people who are faithfull to their particular religion. Live and let live is my motto. I chose to live by the golden rule, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Then you have that Baptist Church. This small vicious group of hate filled gasbags hides behind the First Amendment to spread hate. I'm afraid that's the price that we in the U.S. pay for living under our form of government. So says the Supreme court, minus one justice. I do find it curious that the word God can't be mentioned in public schools yet it's alright for these hate mongers to protest in public at the funerals of people who gave their lives to protect the right of free speech, using the word God to spread their venom. Not to mention their views everything else. They supposedly rely on their interpetation of the bible as the basis for all the hate. Even though I am not a bible scholar, not even close, there are many valuable lesson to be learned from it. As far as I'm concerned the bible is open to interpetation  but I don't think it teaches the kind of things that these people are saying. The first bible wasn't printed until sometime in the mid 1400's. Assembled from ancient manuscripts and stories handed down word of mouth over the centuries the door is wide open as to what exactly is fact and what is symbolic. These people will use a literal translation of certain writings put into print for the first time some 600 years ago, to spew hate towards just about anybody. Apparently they are the only people on the face of the Earth that have the way, the truth and the light. You have to wonder why. What do they gain? I guess they do it because they can. They will be demonstrating locally here in Cambridge Ma. in about a week. This should be interesting because there are few places that are as liberal as Massachusetts, something I'm not always pleased with, and there are few cities that are as liberal as Cambridge in the country. This is some sort of anti gay demonstration. I wonder how this will play out?

It is a quiet Sunday as I write this. The temperatures are in the low 50's and it's overcast. The rain that Carole had will be making it's way up here tonight and into tomorrow. I don't care. I will be working all day. Perhaps it will put a big dent on the remaining snow which on my street still extends out some four feet into the street in places. There are still large mountains of snow in parking lots and parks where snow has been dumped. It's dirty and ugly. One of my pet peeves is people who don't clean their cars and trucks of snow. Two days ago in nearby New Hampshire a large hunk of ice flew off the top of a truck and smashed the windsheild of a car severely injuring the driver. I think I menetioned this before but it really bothers me as it has happened to me, nothing serious, but still potentially dangerous. These are the times I wish I had some method of revenge on these dimwitted twerps. Perhaps machine guns or maybe a rocket launcher. OK that's a bit extreme. Maybe just a good old fashion punch in the mouth ala John Wayne. My other pet peeve is people who don't use their directional signals (or as we call them the blinkers) when they make a turn 

Well I've gone on long enough. I just spent two hours on the phone with my dear friend in California. She tells me that things are not going well out there, for her and the state in general. Well at least they have the sun. Then I spent another hour and a half writing this. Blogs are never easy for. Well now I'm done. As always I thank you folks for looking in on me. And now...
I'm outta here.


  1. I agree with you on how they can be allowed to yell their hate and you can't hardly mention God in another context, it seems.

  2. As you know I totally agree with you about religion. I know that I love God and I try to abide by the golden rule. I grew up in the Methodist Church but I will confess here and now that I am a sporadic church goer. That in no way lessens my belief in God. I know many Sunday Christians that can relate passages in the Bible word for word but don't adhere to the Bible teachings in their daily life.
    This particular Baptist Church is as far removed from my interpretation of the bible as they can be. They are nothing but hate mongers to my way of thinking.
    Well, you got me going on this subject again, now I need to calm down. LOL
    I am so glad you got to visit with your friend in California. I hope things work out so that you can visit her this summer.
    Ciao little bro.

  3. Yep, yer right. Ah-huh I agree whole heartedly.
    I wish the best for your friend in California and the Best to you each morning. I hope that didn't sound like a cereal commercial. Have ah GRRRRR eat day tomorrow!!

  4. Excellent essay, Paul; made a lot of sense to me!

    A lot of stuff is swirling around in my pea brain at this moment, much inspired by your essay, but also inspired by recent events in the news; too much to go into here on your dime. I'll spare you a rant--I've done enough of that already in recent months.

    I guess we can only hope that our society is going through some growing pains and that insensitive, inconsiderate individuals will grow up, come to their senses, and treat others with more civility.

    Not gonna hold my breath until then, though...

    *hugs Paul bigly*

  5. I would rather not discuss about religion that I believe in people who brought up with their family has involved in the religion that I can understand.
    In Japan we are more likely the Buddhist but I'm not much involved either.
    I can tell you Paul when something goes right I would said "thank God":-)

    You must has enjoy two hours on the phone with your friends and me too:-)
    If you need written down piece paper all two hours on conversation would be take a long time:-)
    Hope your spring time is on way to you that make you happy man Paul!

  6. hmmmmmmmmmmmm.....
    Heavy subject matter. It is always wise to understand that where "man" dwell corruption is sure to follow. The church is not exempt. In everything there exist the good, the bad, the ugly and the down right insane.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. I'm in total agreement with you on everthing you stated on this writing!
    I'd like to personally horse whip those scumbags from Westboro Baptist Church.... and the Catholic Bishops that have sheltered all of those pedafile Priests for years!