Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas to All...

I wish you all a happy Christmas. I for my part do not celebrate it as a religion, but as a tradition of the people; I go along, but make no effort beyond my normal self, atheistic self.

Religions can propagate wrong ideas, dangerous ideas. They, on the whole, do not teach separation of fact and fanatics, or the use of reason. There is no martyrdom, just death. When you are dead, you are dead; that is, no after life. It is as if we never were, save that which we leave behind in others. Wealth, fame, power have little lasting value. Living right with virtue has value in teaching those who follow, but also will soon find that they do follow to the pyre. Oh well, that is life.

It is those fanatics that cause problems, people who have lost all reason. We are all here to help others and ourselves to flourish as a species, not force a belief system on each other. We can lay out what we believe for others to see, but not force it on others.

Some things are up to use and others are not. We need to do what we can after we take care of our mental own selves first, and we need to give back to society in effort at least, but not necessarily momentarily. How many fund raisers have I seen paying themselves well, and the remainder, if there is any, goes to the charity fund? Fund raising has become a business. 

But have yourself a merry tomorrow any way. That is all we can have. After all, what do I know?

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