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Or Kill Me / SLC: Land of Zion, eh?
« on: July 18, 2005, 06:04:33 am »
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Hell, I'm still living in the same house I was born in.  It's a weird place.  It probably made me what I am.

When I was growing up, all I could think about was how much I wanted to leave.  

But then I left.  And I realised that there are, indeed, worse places.  Sure, there aren't as many Mormons in other places, and the weather might be nicer, but it's really not the same.  As weird as this place is, with all of the repression, frustrating politics, gratuitous prejudice, etc, I can still...work better here.

Perhaps it's because I'm a freak no matter where I go.  I can't help but be an individual, a shark among the guppies.  I'm used to getting stares.  But at least, in good ol' Utah, it's a certain kind of stare, a certain of individuality.  I understand the people around me, the Mormons, the ex-Mormons, the anti-Mormons, the bewildered transplants.  

I'm a better mindfuck here than anywhere else.  It truly is a land of opportunity.


Besides, I couldn't live without my precious mountains.

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Or Kill Me / The 5 commandments of God
« on: July 08, 2005, 06:14:30 pm »
I  YOU SHALL SUFFER, PUNY MORTAL
II  ENJOY YOURSELF, WHILE YOU STILL CAN
III  JUST DON'T GET TOO COMPLACENT
IV  THINK FOR YOURSELF!
V  I NEVER LIKED YOU ANYWAY.
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I don't worship Eris.  She died with her people millenia ago, and to revive her smacks of neo-paganism (ugh).  But the principle is the same.  God shouldn't be trusted to do what you want, just because you've been good.  That leads to a dependence, which leads to expectations, which leads to the inevitable, "Why!!!" when things go wrong.  The real why is, God might not even exist, and if He* does, you'd better not get his attention, cause he's just as likely to kick you in the ass as to pat you on the head and give you a lolly.  
I'm so sick of these people who depend on their God to do all their thinking for them.  They've got a Bible (or whatever) quote for everything, an aphorism to apply to each situation, and a treachant mindset like a groove in titanium steel.  Righteousness replaces thinking.  Why bother thinking for themselves when they've had people to do it for them for thousands of years?  
But enough complaining.  After all, God will sort them out in the end.  If there is a god.  Atheism is boring, though, so I might as well as believe in something.

I proclaim myself the rabid badger of God.  Guard your ankles well.









*Does gender apply to deities?  "God" and "He" are shorter to type than "Goddess" and "She", plus I don't want any of you getting the wrong idea.  I guess I could say It.  Bah.

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Or Kill Me / Better lie low
« on: May 10, 2004, 06:22:43 pm »
Well, today I woke up and looked at the clock--2:48.  At which point adrenaline hit my like a ping-pong paddle to the ass, as I have a test today at 2:00.  Well, I hurried to the place, cursing the entire way, thinking I'd be late but that'd be okay because the session goes til 5.  And yet, when I got there, the room was not only empty but dark and locked.  My professor was nowhere to be found.  What the fuck?!  
So then I scurried to a computer and started composing a desperate email to the prof.  I was about to hit "send" when I happened to glance at the clock...12:56.  
12:56!!!  Wow...
I think Eris has taken notice of me.  It's just her style, telling me to be more careful with a ping-pong paddle to the ass.  So I figure I better lie low for a bit, and let her sort of...ease off...yeah...

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