Sunday, May 22, 2005

Apathy Jack writes:

q. What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple?

a. The Holocaust.

I had a long post fermenting in my head about how, in my youth (where I took for granted that God existed because, you know, I saw it on TV), I felt terribly guilty about praying for, I dunno, a new toy or whatever little kids want, because I was acutely aware that there were people in the world starving and being tortured and dying of disease and the like. I prefaced most childhood prayers with “Yeah, I know this doesn’t really count and isn’t a real problem, I know that there are people out there who need actual help, but still...”

However, the above joke pretty much sums up my childhood experiences in that area, so, instead of writing a lengthy rant, for the rest of the week I am going to put up words by other people that describe me better than I can describe myself.

If you don’t know me, this will save you the effort of having to meet me.

See you tomorrow.


Krimsonlake said...

Hey, I still do that. But now I remember to apologise for not really being big on believing much either.

Apathy Jack said...

Yeah, the occasional prayer still passes across my brain, and, given that God can tell if I'm being sincere, I always remmeber to apologise for the inevitable fact that a granted prayer won't make me any less of an atheist.