Me, myself, IÃ¢€™m pretty damn Catholic. I believe in all that unbelievable crap and I donÃ¢€™t like people saying bad things about the pope. I think the pope kicks ass. I know a lot of people canÃ¢€™t help themselves but spout off about how the pope is behind all thatÃ¢€™s wrong in the world and what not, but I donÃ¢€™t want to hear it. I donÃ¢€™t care if he just broke into your house yesterday and stole all your DVDÃ¢€™s; you somehow deserved it. If the pope is currently robbing a liquor store, you can be sure IÃ¢€™m outside keeping the engine running in the getaway car. Hey, I have a religion I ainÃ¢€™t going to half-ass it. Now, I bet you have some great argument about why the pope is bad and why the Church is horrible, and my response to that, as always, is, Ã¢€œLa la la la! Not listening!Ã¢€
Even if you donÃ¢€™t want to go all the way and be Catholic, I think a belief in God is a cool thing. Me, it helps me be humble. Yeah, I know, IÃ¢€™m not that humble; but IÃ¢€™d be completely intolerable without religion. I might have even ended up as some loudmouth idiotarian. Plus, itÃ¢€™s nice to have God as that ace up your sleeve for the time you find yourself having to jump out of a plane without a parachute. On the other hand, I would like to say I know a number of atheists who are good, moral people even without a belief in God and I donÃ¢€™t think theyÃ¢€™re going to hell or anything. God thinks theyÃ¢€™re going to hell, though, and His opinion counts more.
So on religion, IÃ¢€™m fer it.
That makes things a lot easier to understand. Thanks.
He also has some other great stuff in this post, including:
I share enough beliefs with libertarians that I should at least be for legalization of marijuana, and I really canÃ¢€™t come up with a principled argument against it, but I just hate hippies too goddamn much for marijuana to be legalized. What makes them mad makes me happy. I just have to go with my gut on an issue like this, so IÃ¢€™m Ã¢€˜gainst it.