Monday, April 7, 2008

On my way to work this morning, I saw a woman with a bumper sticker of a peace symbol. Peace is a decent ideal, as long as it is tempered with an understanding of the reality of human behavior. Millions of years of evolution aren't going to be overcome by 50 years of smoking pot.

Next to it was a "loving kindness" sticker. This reads "Loving kindness is my religion". Loving kindness is only a religion in the sense that there is an imaginary entity who doesn't really do anything to effect change in the world, but has some seemingly impossible standards for people to live up to, and has somehow managed to convince people to ostracize and attack anybody who doesn't live up to those standards. Hell of a hook to hang a religion on.

I wonder how she would react to being handed a "W" sticker. My guess is her reaction would be closer to "bitchy assault" than "loving kindness.

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