Sunday, February 3, 2008

My StumbleUpon Visitors. They amuse me.

Not that they talk to me or anything. I am not female, for one. But I love to read people's profiles, especially when they use them for their own brand of intolerance.

Oh, I'm sorry. I can't say that and mean it, right? That's so much of a bigot, right? [/sarcasm]. Hey, you know what? I don't really care that you're a Secular Humanist and a Democrat. If that is all that defines who you are, you simply have chosen another path of conformity. As long as it makes you feel good, I guess.

What I'm getting at is that if you want to define who you are, define it in terms of you, not of in terms of a group. Hrm. OK, so it is "I" don't believe in .... Meh. So what? That doesn't make you unique. It doesn't make you that interesting, either. I guess I shouldn't be so interested. I just want to know what makes your, my, our place on this rock that hurtles through space that much more important. In the end, I guess, you, me, we don't matter much. In the grand scheme of things, we have the same viewpoints of the futility of existence, right?

I'm not advocating any bodily harm to anyone. However, I am asking what the point is of defining oneself in such broad strokes as being a member of a group. Is one a Democrat or Republican because one really hates the other party, or is one philosophically beholden to the tenets of the party to which they hold fealty? Really? All of those tenets? Do you know what they are?

Fine. Then we can talk civilly about life, the universe, and everything.

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