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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 

To all religious nut jobs in the U.S.

Before I elaborate: Yes, I am an atheist. In no way do I buy into any of the tripe fed to the masses in various texts which only serve the purpose of keeping large groups of people at each other's throats. /exhale

First, what on Earth gives you the "divine power", or right, to interpret how your God views the value of a life. Yes, this is about the whole Schiavo fiasco. Seriously though. How could anyone hide behind the guise of religion, which has been twisted beyond all rationale over the millennia, in order to determine what a human life is worth on a moral scale and still expect to be taken seriously by people who see through that variety mist? This sort of Puritan influence on your society's moral compass is sickening, even worse, perplexing. Suffering throughout life is not a rite of passage into some ethereal cloudy place after we cease to exist. Take your downtrodden life, which is further deteriorated by a severe case of tunnel vision, and shove it already.

Secondly, why do folks on one side of this fence get so utterly enraged when a person points out that Jesus Christ chose to end his own life too? Is it because he wanted to suffer and Mrs. Schiavo wants to end her suffering? (Sorry, not buying any of the propaganda coming from either side as to what her wishes are. I'm sticking the with original story that she just wants to end the pain.) So, let me get this straight, it's alright if someone wants to suffer as long as it is under the "moral umbrella" of it being for everyone's benefit? But, a mere cripple who seeks to end her suffering, because of an unfortunate turn of events in life, is deemed "not of a right-mind" and that decision shouldn't be up to that individual just... because? Because it says so in, or on, your handy-dandy pocket Bible, Torah, Qur'an, McDonald's placemat, etc, etc?

This calls for a serious WTF. Is it not bad enough that one can barely turn on the television without being force fed some ideologue's manifesto for a utopia? Apparently not, because we get doused with this Schiavo stuff around the clock. Meanwhile, something really important, that will probably have a direct effect on us ALL, is most likely taking place. What is happening you ask? How the heck am I supposed to know with all of this crap filling up the newswire! Then again, that is the point of it all.

On second thought, I don't care. I've wasted my time on this post. Lesson learned.

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