Sunday, April 15, 2018

April Challenge -- Day 15

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Three pet peeves.

1) Space hogs. We all have to share this world. Please respect that.

A man is standing while your bags ride in comfort. You suck.

2) Religious intolerance. I was reminded of this anew after Billy Graham died. Amid all the accolades, I can't forget/forgive how hard he worked to stop JFK's election solely on the basis of religion. We've come along way. His son Franklin supported twice-divorced Catholic Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney because Mitt Romney is a Mormon, and that's not Christian enough for the next generation Graham. When people want to slag Barack Obama, they call him a Muslim -- which 1) isn't true, as all Chicagoans know that before he was a national figure he worshiped as an Apostolic and 2) implies "Muslim" is an insult. 

What goes on between your neighbor and his god is his business. Not yours. Get over yourself. Better yet, try to explain virgin birth and resurrection to someone who doesn't believe. See how that feels. Then get over yourself.

3) People who use rain umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun. You annoy me. If you insist on doing that, at least use a parasol, like Scarlett O'Hara did.


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  1. Billy Graham was a closet bigot, and a fraud. If you read enough about him, you will see that most of what he talked about, he didn't practice. He was the wedge in the Moral Majority, who saw no harm in undermining the freedoms of religion we have in the USA.

  2. I have never seen anyone use a rain umbrella for sun shade. I would probably laugh.