There is no personal savior for me, unless we are talking about the guy who told me my skirt was in my pantyhose at a fancy club in Copenhagen. There is no salvation other than finding a Starbucks when I least expect it. There is no holy trinity for me other than Snickers, Mars, and Twix.
I was just thinking about writing a post on religion, partly because of some Pope related comments I made on julochka's blog: moments of perfect clarity, that might or might not have caused her to lose a follower, only to check up on Marathoner to find out about a gruesome discovery she had made. You can get all of the details on her blog: Life is a Marathon. Thanks M so much for the big heads up!
The point of the matter is that some religious site, based in St Petersburg, Florida is one inconsequential 's' away from the address of my blog (from blogspot to blogpot), and this to me is very, very creepy. And wrong. I don't like it one bit, and might just be getting to that point where my well-documented complaint-letter self will spring to surface - the I'm-this-close-to-snapping Extranjera. You might remember her from some flights I've been on recently, and she has also featured on several occasions when our house in SA was the theme. She is not at all nice, not even when she drinks.
I (as well as all of the other Exts) am an atheist and while I have nothing against people who aren't, I would hate for anyone wanting to read my scribbles, ungodly or not, to end up thinking I'm a religious fanatic. I'm not. I am no fanatic, unless the hermit, or watching corn grow movements count, or wine, or coffee. Now, those are issues I feel really passionately about.
Still, I'm a loud, proud atheist by an informed choice as well. I don't believe in a higher force, but in people taking responsibility for their own actions and for our world. This lifetime is what I have, I'll make the best of it and then help fertilize some weeds, or possibly an old tree. That's it. What I do feel towards religious fanatics is pity.
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