I just got off the phone with my cousin from out of town. He’s very bright, intelligent, and all around awesome. And he is religious. There. I said it.
He asked me why I wasn’t religious. I said it started off as “I don’t give a shit”, but gradually transformed into “It’s complete bullox.” Reason being because it can’t be that God cares about trivial things like bacon and eggs. Or carrying things in your pocket on Saturday. Or not having sex before marriage. Or, or, or. Now of course I’ve thought about the logic of it, and came to the conclusion that indeed so long as you are happy, make others happy- which in turn makes yourself happier- and follow your dreams you’re good. In general, be a good person.
Then he began to ask how I know for sure religion is bullshit. What if he can prove beyond a doubt that it’s true. Let me stress one thing. It’s bullshit! There’s logic, things that aren’t logical and then there’s before you need to think if it is or isn’t logical. It just isn’t.
This topic is over used and cliche, but it keeps coming up. Sorry if I bored you.
That’s how I feel. Hate me if you want. Bye.
Then we had an argument about whether or not its ok for someone who doesn’t believe in religion to use Mom’s meat dishes for milk and vice versa, or use the pan for bacon, when when noone would know the difference. On one hand, you can because if you believe its nonsense, then you aren’t disrespecting them if they don’t know, and you’re certainly not affecting them.
On the other hand, if we’re going to ask those around us to respect the fact that we have a view point which we believe in just as strongly as they believe in theirs, maybe it is hypocritical to not care about the Laws of Kashrus on their dishes. After all that would be saying “I’m right, and you are for sure wrong”, which is exactly what I hate the most about frummies, that they “know” they’re so right, and anyone who leaves religion is foolish.
So what do you think? Wrong to mix up those dishes (not spitefully, that’s just immature), or keep their laws in their pots.
Oh one last thing: Is this not the most disturbing picture or what?