Wednesday, December 2, 2009

To hell with all that.

On occasion I'll go off on here about politics and religion. But not often. The truth is, I hate discussing these two topics. I hate when they're brought up. It makes me uncomfortable, and I feel out of my element. These are not discussions I can really contribute to. I've made attempts, but I really prefer not to, as I do not feel qualified to comment on either about ninety-five percent of the time. I don't follow politics. I'm not clever enough to understand any of it. It's confusing as hell, and I prefer to ignore it. I did my research on Obama during election season, I liked what I was reading about him, and my gut told me he was the candidate for me. Beyond that, I just sat back and watched the fireworks. I put in my two cents on health care reform, since I'm no longer covered by the government-run health insurance that I enjoyed for six years, Tricare. Yes, that's right, I said ENJOYED. Bite me. Again, though, I prefer to sit back and await the results of the...well, whatever the hell you wanna call it. Debate?? Fight?? War?? Meh. As for religion...I ranted on that recently, but I really truly honestly HATE it when someone brings it up. Even more than politics. Do not try to drag me into a discussion/debate/argument, because I want none of it. Religion has always been a very personal thing for me, not something I care to emblazon on a banner and hang from the rooftops. It's unnecessary. Let me worry about my soul or fate in the afterlife or what have you, and you worry about yours. I was beyond offended when a Christian, upon hearing that I was a pseudo-Wiccan, tried to LECTURE ME. It was my fault for mentioning it in the first place, because it was none of his business, but HOLY SHIT. You know nothing about me, how dare you lecture to me?? Basically what I'm saying is...don't bring that shit up around me. As I said, I'm just not clever enough to understand politics. Yes, I voted for Barack Obama, and yes, I find it incredibly offensive when Obama supporters are compared to socialists, communists, or worse...NAZIS. Fuck you. As for religion, I could care less about "In God We Trust" being on the dollar bill, I could care less about the Ten Commandments being posted outside of a courthouse. I still sorta believe in some kind of higher being, but I'm not stupid enough to think the earth was created in six days or that the earth is only six thousand years old. And don't ask me to expand on any of that, because I'm not going to. I've been burned in the past for trying to, and I won't make that mistake again.

And for the record, I do believe Scientology is a crock of shit. I will not expand on that, either. The end.


Derren said...

Just randomly, I ran into you blog and after reading this post, I look forward to reading more.

I agree that with you that it is really not worth it to bring up religion or politics with just anyone. I am in an opposite position from you. I feel I am pretty knowledgeable about politics and that there is much to know about religion and you definitely don't have to be clever regarding it. Doesn't really matter anyway because most people that are willing to have a conversation about either subjects are worth talking with in the first place. They actually don't want to talk with you anyway, but rather talk at you.

Laggin said...

Dude, you are becoming as non-bloggy as me.