We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Tattooed quotes seen on a guy's forearms in a greasy spoon in CT, one line on each arm:
Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future.
Prison tattoos, I suspect. Pseudo-teutonic script, nicely rendered. Even if I had had a camera, I would not have asked this particular gent for a photo because he did not appear too friendly, nor did he appear to be one of my peeps. He had that lean and hungry look, if you know what I mean.
Once stopped just off I-95 in, IIRC, MD at a place that looked awful mainstream. There was a guy there with no end of tatoos but the most prominent was the swastikas on his neck. Aryan nation crosses too, IIRC. What a tool.
Was in a biker bar/pool hall the other night and saw someone with 2 tattoos on each arm. One of the tatoos looked almost exactly like the one Dad got while fighting the Japs in WWII. Kind of brought a tear to my eye. Of course the lady was about 15 years younger than Dad would be, but still it's the thought that counts...
The sentiment is very Christian. Those who are living a more holy life may have come from any background; those who are living a profane life may come to something better.
I'll let you define holy and profane for yourself.