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01 December 2007 @ 03:20 pm
More potpourri..  
My Brain: Ahhh. A chill in the air. The leaves are turning. It's raining. What a lovely autumn.

Retailers and TV: It's Winter.

My Brain: No, it's not. It just barely stopped feeling like summer. It's autumn.

Retailers and TV: No autumn. Winter. Look! See all the snowflakes we've pasted up? Have a Christmas special. WINTER!!

My Brain: But... but... Winter doesn't start until something like December 21st. Technically most of the "Christmas Season" is autumn!

Retailers and TV: No autumn for you! Winter! Go shopping! Watch specials!

My Brain: But... but...

Retailers and TV: NOT AUTUMN! WINTER! CELEBRATE!


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This is why I'm not going to see The Golden Compass.

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When realizing both my cat and I have the same problem turning down free food, the following conversation popped into my head...

PHONE RINGS AT 3:30 AM...

Me: Uh??

postrophe: Biscuits.

Me: Biscuits??

postrophe: Biscuits.

Me:...

Me:...I'll be dressed in five minutes.

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I don't know about you guys, but I never understand people who give Christmas-related gifts as Christmas presents. "Oh. Yay. Something I can't use for another 11 months. I'll put it away somewhere and hope I can actually find it and remember it in 11 months."
 
 
 
aleph_naughtaleph_naught on December 20th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
I'm an atheist, but I've always taken a strong interest in opposing worldviews (ie. religious) because I find deconstructing them and figuring out where they're wrong helps me to refine and better defend my own beliefs. I know many others who do the same.

Religious people don't seem to do this, though. It seems strange to me, as if I were to believe the fairly controversial things that come along with religion, I'd want to make damn sure I understood them properly and could justify them in the face of opposition.

I think seeing a movie, reading a book, or hell, talking to somebody that you disagree with can actually be quite educational, if you treat it as an intellectual exercise. As some famous dude (forgive my lack of memory) once said: If we never have our beliefs challenged, we forget why we held them in the first place.