Re: a few thoughts
- From: "Ed Stasiak" <estasiak@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 05:28:23 GMT
Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote
Apparently, Ed Stasiak's vengeful God cares not for what's in his heart.
When I die, I must go before Crom, and he will ask me, what is the riddle
of steel? And if I do not know it, he will cast me out of Vahalla and laugh
at me. That's Crom. Strong on his mountain.
I don't think Ed believes in God, but I may be wrong.
I don't believe in religion but I do believe there is some kinda "higher
(which happens to look like a old guy with a long white beard, because
how I was raised) as the idea that we only get one shot at getting it right
that _all this_ happened completely thru dumb luck is.... disappointing.
I was just wondering why he thinks that going through these rituals
(bowing, lighting incense, etc...) will in some way be detrimental to
It wouldn't be detrimental to _me_ and if I had been in her place, I would
have gone along with the religious ceremony simply because $1 million was
On the other hand, if this had happened in my private life, I wouldn't have
gone along with it because that just ain't my thing. I would politely step
the back of the temple and watch the cultural goings on but I wouldn't take
part in the religious rigmarole.
But just as I will defend your right to not be tricked into a snake-dancing-
Bible-thumping-fundi-Christian religious service, I will defend
right to walk out of a Buddhist ceremony (after being lied to by JP) and not
be slammed for doing so.
It isn't like those Buddhists were expecting/believing that anyone that
through the ceremony was being converted to their religion or was
their God. In fact, there is no reason at all to believe that they
thought it was a religious indoctrination rather than a welcoming
Then they (and the a.tv.s group) shouldn't be offended that Jesus Freak Gal
walked out of the ceremony. Unlike dumbass Waitress Chick, she didn't
insult their religion/culture.
When these people get off the plane in Hawaii do they recoil away from the
woman trying to place a lei around their neck out of fear that the
ceremony might have a religious reference?
If like Jesus Freak Gal they politely decline, who cares is they if do?
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