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.
Life would be much simpler and I could concentrate on more important things like the size of Kim Kardashian’s ass, why the Honey Boo Boo show was canceled, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, whether I’ll get a better deal on Chinese slave labor produced crap on Black Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday, fantasy football league standings, the latest NFL player to knockout their woman and get reinstated, Obama’s latest racial healing plan, which Clinton or Bush will be our next figurehead president, or the latest fake rape story from Rolling Stone. The willfully ignorant masses, dumbed down by government education, lured into obesity by corporate toxic packaged sludge disguised as food products, manipulated, controlled and molded by an unseen governing class of rich men, and kept docile through never ending corporate media propaganda, are nothing but pawns to the arrogant sociopathic pricks pulling the wires in this corporate fascist empire of debt.
The traditional Christian doctrine is that the Second Coming reestablishes Eden, which the saved will inhabit in their physcial bodies. As in the original, Eden will be populated by all sorts of animals and plants, including no doubt non-biting mosquitos and snakes. The saved physical bodies will be immortal and free of pain and disease. The lion will lie down with the lamb.
As a faithful Christian, tho, I have not much interest in that unless there are lots of books, sex, and hunting opportunities. Otherwise, sounds boring. I am more interested in the spiritual Kingdom of God today which can exist in the human soul.
I don't know about mosquitoes and snakes, but I'm sure there are rats in heaven. What else would the terriers chase all day long? It's sort'of a doggie Valhalla. Of course, the dogs' heaven is the rats' hell, which brings up all sorts of interesting ideas.
re Why do I have to question everything I’m told? "
A long rant. I liked this particular quote. After the way Boehner and McConnell have sold us out, how could it not be true?
"The two party system is nothing but a ruse designed to keep the people believing they have a say in how things are run in this country. Both parties support the military industrial complex. Both parties support the militarization of police forces around the country. Both parties support the mass surveillance of its citizens. Both parties do the bidding of their rich corporate and special interest benefactors. Both parties favor deficit spending for eternity. Both parties believe the government should expand its role in our everyday lives. Both parties do the bidding for and protect the Wall Street interests who really run this country."
Saw "Exodus" this weekend. It wasn't half-bad. Had some good parts (the plagues!) and some bad parts (some of the story in the Bible was not in the film...some very important parts, IMHO). However, overall I was glad to see a Biblical tale on screen with modern CGI.
I also am very confounded by those who claim it was 'racist.' I have no idea where that came from. There was a mix of races shown. Never felt it had any black vs. white going on. Guess some people just want to find racism in everything these days.