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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:50 PM
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I spend a lot of time getting angry about closed minded people who spew hatred. But is that, in itself, closed minded of me? I guess my problem is that they want to tell me how to live, and I resent it. I resent Jerry Fallwell telling me that he knows the right way to live. If Jerry Fallwell is right about God and such, then thanks, I'd prefer to be wrong and live according to the falacies of karma-like goodness and compassion for other living beings. I don't want to look in some book for goodness and salvation, I want to look at my fellow people, at my wife and at my cat, and at the trees outside my window, and the bird on the chimney at the shack next door, the living breathing pulse of a communty. If that's God or Allah or Buddha or Vishnu or Jesus, I don't really care what name is put on it. Regretfully, there's people in the world that are looking at me and thinking about how evil I am because I do not conform to their worldview. But then I turn around and get angry at those that don't conform to mine. I mean, mine is right after all. Right? All we have is this world and everything and everyone in it. We spend so much time worrying about the differences and unable to focus on common needs and common goods, but on a future event that no matter how much we think we know what happens, we don't and we never will until that one instant when whatever is going to happen happens. Then it's too late and it really doesn't matter anymore anyway.

Well shit. Someone pass the box of wine over here. My plastic cup's empty.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:57 PM
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1. Hey felonious
Good Post
You seem like the type of guy I'd like to have a drink with.
So have one for me.
But it's going to have to come out of a bottle.
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:59 PM
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2. you elitist!
:)
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:02 PM
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3. Its just that I think a man who lives in cardboard houses shouldn't drink
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:13 PM by soupkitchen
out of cardboard.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:10 PM
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6. Got it
My plastic cup won't make a *clink*, so I'll drink
one for you with a small dull thud.
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:02 PM
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4. Feeling philosophical today, eh?
I don't have any answers either. Pass the wine.
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:03 PM
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5. well thunk...
I have the same problem in a roundabout way. I know what you mean about the fundies and wingnuts, but I manage to keep that in perspective. I have a deep loathing for this administration, to the point of getting so into the partisan bullshit I used to advocate against when the pukes were trying to get Clinton. I know it's not a very productive thing, but I hate these guys... they need to go by hook or crook.

It's a matter of personal hypocrisy and I haven't reined myself in enough on that one.

Anyway... Cheers.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:17 PM
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7. I hear you
Salud. I got the stale White Zinf in one box,
and the other just says "WINE"
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