Why Not Just Grow Up

This question AIN'T rhetorical, peeps!

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Comment by Loren Miller on August 29, 2012 at 11:05pm

I just stumble onto 'em, Ruth.  Sometimes you get lucky!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 29, 2012 at 11:00pm

You're in great form today! Where do you get these gems?

Comment by Daniel W (Sentient Biped) on August 29, 2012 at 12:13pm

I agree.  I'm so sick of infantile, childish, narcissistic, thoughtless religiosity.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 29, 2012 at 11:52am

Ahhh, good ol' Hank!  I ran onto him a couple years ago ... good stuff.

And as to being "born again," I think we all were born pretty well the first time.  Why waste time with a do-over?!?

Comment by Grinning Cat on August 29, 2012 at 4:40am

An elegantly and succinctly put "ha ha only serious" question, Loren!

And Pat, thanks for bringing up the promise of pie in the sky, by and by, when you die. It often leads people to acquiescing to getting $#!t during their (one, real) life. All wrongs will supposedly be righted afterwards, in a Secret, Magical Place. (And if you need the threat of subsequent reward or punishment to be "moral", you're really only acting out of basic self-interest.) But I'm preaching to the choir my fellow preachers, so to speak.... :)

I also do my bit to spread Jim Huber's parable "Kissing Hank's Ass".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 16, 2012 at 10:58pm

ROFL

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2012 at 10:12pm

I have not seen these postings before. I wonder how long A/N has been blocked from my site? Well, I surely don't want that. Great comments Loren and Pat. 

Comment by Loren Miller on July 1, 2012 at 8:27am

Very true, Pat, which is why I said that the question AIN'T rhetorical.  Thing is, these days, people are TAUGHT to be scared and indoctrinated into dependence on the myths of religion ... and it's time for those who do the teaching and indoctrination to be called to account.

Someone's got to bell the cat.

Comment by Pat on July 1, 2012 at 8:08am

Because growing up means some damned frightening things. For example: 1) having to think and make decisions for yourself, 2) taking responsibility for your own actions without any vicarious forgiveness, 3) dealing with the realities which are the struggle of being alive, and 4) abandoning the idea that there is a Santa Clause for grownups who will give you pie in the sky, bye and bye.

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