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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

While not something I participate in, it is an honored tradition throughout the U.S. But beware, there are grinches out there trying to disrupt the Holiday cheer.

I just saw a report where the "Freedom From Religion" Foundation is trying to get "In God we trust" removed from police cars in my state of Florida. In my opinion, they are idiots masquerading as atheists. How can you desire freedom from something you do not believe in?

I have been atheist since I was 12 and never felt anger or annoyance with those of my friends who were believers in a religion. I spent half of my childhood going to schools in Florida where prayer was a daily exercise. Each morning, the teacher would lead the class in the "Lord's Prayer" and I would simply keep my mouth shut and wait for it to be over. It never occurred to me to even try to disrupt others as they prayed.

No one ever mistreated or teased me because I did not pray and I never saw anyone else get mistreated either. What any child felt or believed appeared to be the sole responsibility of the child.

I will grant that I got irked by the visits from Mormans, Seventh Day Adventists, and others who came to my door. But I remained polite, having no reason to offend them or their beliefs. After all, they had no way of knowing that I was atheist anymore than I knew they were whatever kind of believer they might be.

I have decided that I am offended by these self-professed atheists who are, in reality, anti-theists (they simply oppose religious trappings and rituals), what bothers me most is that they pretend to be atheist and give the rest of us a bad reputation.

There is no right to not be offended though these idiots seem to think there is.  And there is no right to be free of religion either. The First Amendment affirms that everyone has the right to practice religion but it says nothing about those who are offended by that practice. That's fine with me. As my mother used to say, "Life's not fair, get over it!"

So, MERRY CHRISTMAS! And that is about as un-PC as I want to get.

1 comment:

T.C. said...

Can't agree with you more. And vice-versa of course. Live and let live, man. All the best!