May 3, 2020, 5:15 PM
( In response to this post: https://www.facebook.com/curt.doolittle.personal/posts/272629420801885 )
—“Christians remember all the times you allowed that yes, Christianity at least provides mindfulness. They’re reading this post about shit talking and the penny is going to drop. Some ways of getting an ounce of mindfulness are less costly than others. That’s why some ways need a monopoly and why you’re a blasphemer and The Little Old Lady was right and she didn’t beat you enough as a child and she should definitely make up for lost time. … Not that it will do any good. How am I doing today?”—Daniel Roland Anderson
Well, I read it to the little old lady and it sure made her day. 😉 … You know, you understand what I’m doing. I have no idea how many others understand what I”m doing. But you’re one of the sharper tools in the shed. And I’m not sure the penny is going to drop (they’re going to understand). It would be interesting if they did. Because it would positively select for the best Christians – those who could lead. And because it would mean we could have rational conversations about leading each other’s frames. 😉
—“It’s fun to watch when I can see [what’s going on]—which means I’m not angry anymore. Not really. … But man. That Abrahamic bullshit cost me a lot of time, and has caused some damage to relationships that I had no idea how to avoid and still be the person I think my parents intended to raise. … And this has been very hard for them. … Ok. Maybe I’m still a little angry. 😂🤣😂🤣 Whew. But by the time a man kills all his sacred cows he might be about one lonesome sumbitch. That’s what I think.”—
Oh. An honest man. That’s what will make you lonely. 😉
—“Well, here’s the thing. I’ve got a long free will vs determinism thing going on. And it’s the kind of thorn in the side that bleeds funny sometimes.”—
Truth is costly. Solutions are costly. Leadership is costly. But what we are purchasing the survival of our civilization. So I choose to pay the cost. An I understand that not all can fight this war becasue they cannot bear that cost.
As the bard said: “But the greater share of glory to those of us who do”.