Tag: Greg

Listen to yourselves sometimes…

Dear Close-Minded Woman that pissed me off this week,

Perception is reality. 22% of the worlds population believes in Islam. It’s the worship of a single deity, with that deity’s word outlined in the Qur’an, and the teachings of a prophet named Mohammed. I could just as easily compare it to the Bible, God, and Moses just like my buddy did, and be quite satisfied in being correct…at least until we get into a more detailed description of the religion.

SO…maybe…just maybe…the next time someone greets you with a blessing you should be gracious enough not to act like someone just put a hex on you.

There is this knee-jerk reaction people have when engaging religions not their own that is usually uninformed, uneducated, and almost purely instinctual…almost fight or flight. That is explainable. The possibility that one may be right and the other wrong triggers a fight or flight reaction, most of the time verbally where a person spouts off whatever they can come up with in a few seconds and hide behind their faith in the argument…or worse. When in reality (personally I think religion is a horrible burden on spirituality, being now a tool for business and politic), they are both mutually destructive to one another and will continue to teach at least a small portion of their congregation that the other is the evil one.

The only end to this was to remove religious rule, and we did it.

What scares me most is that some people actually think that adapting the US government into any degree of Christian theocracy would actually protect us.

Separation of Church and State protects us. It has allowed our country to flourish where many other nations have fallen or been turned over in civil war nightmares. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ….” and Article VI specifies that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

I completely understand feeling threatened by belief systems other than your own. I actually understand the feeling more than most. I just don’t understand the need to attack others beliefs to justify your own. Disproving someone else’s religion doesn’t make you right, it makes you a judge where none is necessary.


NO…I am NOT a Muslim. I just cant stand religious bullies.

Being Libra…at Reetz

Someone may require your help today, even if you don’t receive a specific request. If you are concerned about a friend, go ahead and make the phone call yourself. He or she may only need your ear, but remember that confidentiality is crucial, so don’t gossip. You won’t need to solve any problems to be of value; your emotional support will likely be enough.

So…here I was, I just woke up. I have amazing friends did I mention that? Simply amazing. I mean the blazing minds, genuine intentions…its just awesome.

Yes, I am ignoring the horrorscope, it already happened which is freaky because mine rarely end like that. Anyhow, I met two truly amazing women last night One by the name of Renee, she’s pretty damn cool, and has a voice that’ll make you want to very bad things, and most importantly…she and one of my oldest friend’s Greg are stupid for each other…no like really stupid, but its pretty kick-ass to see Greg with someone that is NOT a psycho-dragon-whorebeast-from-hell for once.

Now Amber…Greg didn’t believe me when I said I thought I knew her. She was easily the best looking woman in the place…and there were a lot of women. So when she magically appeared next to me at the bar, I had only one choice…must find out where. I asked straight up, “This is going to sound weird, but did you ever work for Starbucks?” She giggled and politely said “No, but I know who you’re talking about.”…I reply, “It’s been a couple years, but I remember that she had like a twin sister, and she was an amazing artist, her stuff was pretty original, and more often than not thought provoking enough to a real gallery showing.” She got this awesome smile on her face and stuck her had out and said, “By the way, I am Amber.” I was so enamored that upon reflection I am not even positive Amber was what she said, but when I probably could have said just about anything and been given free reign to stare into those eyes for a while longer, I noticed the guy she came in with giving me a very scary evil-eye. I am not making any assumptions here, she was with the other guy, but if I see her again…I am so not going to pass her up again.

Damn I wish we had pics…two nights out in a row without a camera. I must be losing my touch.