“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”—Richard Dawkins
"Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense.
If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.”
So few people are honest with me anymore. I feel like so many people around me are just saying what I want to hear, or lying to make themselves look cool or tough or something dumb like that. Who gives a shit about seeming cool, if you have to try hard enough to impress someone that it’s obvious clearly something is wrong with the very dynamic of your relationship with them. I’d much prefer someone tell me something I didn’t want to hear, just as long as it’s honest. I’m sick of hearing such transparent garbage. I’d love some bluntness right about now. I’m sick of the dumb games people play. I fucking hate it.
Does anyone else think about how every moment you spend with someone will one day be tainted by the fact that you no longer talk and probably had some sort of falling out? Looking back on the people I’ve been friends with and been romantically involved with really sucks because somewhere down the road things usually took a turn for the worse and never recovered, and it sucks knowing that will probably happen to a lot of the people in my life right now. It also sucks because a lot of my best memories of people I really liked are tainted by the fact that we don’t talk anymore. It just kind of sucks to think about. But oh well. I’d still rather have experienced those awesome memories, even if they’re attached to people I’ve had a falling out with, than never have experienced them.
Please excuse my semi-drunk ramblings, although this is a blog and these are my thoughts, so I really don’t need to apologize. But I will anyway, because I’m nice like that! Sorry people =)