Happy Sunday, most intelligent reader…
Guess what I didn’t do today. Go to church. And why didn’t I go to church, attractive reader? For the same reason I didn’t go to the mall in December and plop down on some pedo Santa’s lap and read my Amazon wish list at him. ‘Cause they’re ain’t no Santa and there ain’t no god and I’ve got better ways to spend my Sundays than acting delusional.
I mentioned yesterday that one of the benefits of this whilst navigating this world is that you don’t have to worry about any god’s plan, divine providence, none of that. And if you come across someone who is doing ridiculous things or conducting their lives based on religious beliefs, it becomes effortlessly easy to dismiss them and their opinions.
Another benefit of realizing that there is no higher power controlling everything is never finding yourself wandering around the aftermath of a tornado or drowning in the tsunami that is presently where your town used to be, you don’t have to bother with the pointless question of “Why, oh lord, why me?” Those questions are totally inappropriate and make you look like a dolt on CNN (speaking of which, if you’re going to believe in some omnipotent god, great…like I said yesterday, I envy you…but don’t go on goddamn CNN after your house and everything you own is obliterated and your baby loses a limb in a tornado and thank the almighty for keeping you both alive. Who do you think sent the tornado? If he wants the praise, he also gets the blame.
Okay…enough of this…you get it: no god. Moving on.
Philosophic assumption (I don’t know what else to call them) #2: We are fundamentally and always animals. This is where a lot of our society, most notably the politically correct, are going horribly wrong these days: they see humans and animals (a.k.a. Nature) as two totally separate things, with two totally different agendas. They aren’t . We humans are absolutely animals, in every way. We’ve evolved successfully to become exceptionally good at being animals, but make no mistake: you are an animal surrounded by other animals. All the mammal members of the animal kingdom are born in the same bloody, disgusting way, They all spend their entire lives eating and drinking and pooping and peeing and sweating and stinking until you contract disease or become infected or suffer any of the other weaknesses that compose the mammalia and then you die and decay and worms and maggots and stink and that’s that. Just like the whales or the masturbating, shit-throwing simians.
Here’s the mistake most people make: we have evolved into an unbelievably advanced species (still firmly within the animal kingdom) that invented things like ethics and morality and justice, and while all of that is certainly one of the most amazing things to occur in the known universe, we are still, fundamentally, in every significant way, animals. This matters because failure to understand this leads to a failure to understand (and thus predict) human behavior. I’ll explicate this relevance tomorrow. Right now I need to go play in the storm.
N.P.: “Wolf Totem” – The HU