Friday, May 12, 2006

RRRRRGGGGHH!!!!! Intolerant fanatics who ask your opinion on something, and then ignore and dismiss everything you say, no matter how well you argue, and are set in their opinions and refuse to even try looking at an issue any other way, and then contradict you even if you try to defend their opinion....they make me wrathful. Rhgpftblk.

I finally got myself a watch today. I haven't known what time it is for about 5 or 6 months now. I've rushed through exams because I didn't know how much time I had left, and sat through classes that (I'm pretty sure) went two hours overtime, and gone to class twenty minutes early just so I'd be there when it got around to starting. But all that's remedied now. And it's not even bee-time!


Brian said...
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Brian said...

I can't help but suspect that you are talking about me here. If it is the case I do wish that you would simply tell me. I am very sorry if you are upset that I am intolerant. It is not my intention to make you upset, but I am very curious about where you stand when you say some of the stuff that you say. It sounds like you are just repeating things from class. . . though I am sure you probably think the same of me. Megan, I agree that there is an underlying moral code that is present in all cultures. I do agree that cultures grow and change, though they aren't that likely to go towards that code. Here is the scary part to any absolute. It means that there is a right and a wrong and these days, saying that there is a wrong makes me intolerant. I do hope that you can understand my position on this matter. I am not condemning anyone even if my faith means that it is possible.

Lapsura said...

"I am not condemning anyone even if my faith means that it is possible."


The problem I have is not that you have faith, but that you are so sure that you are right and everybody else is wrong. I've already expostulated at great length about your assumptions that the Bible is "truth" and that your church's doctrine wraps absolutes in a neat package for you. Somebody was talking about convenience, and how people these days just follow a "convenient" moral code. Well, taking your entire understanding of the world and life as dictated to you from an organized religion (I'm sticking to that term for now), that's convenience! "I don't have to think about this issue, I know what my faith's stance on it is! I don't have to question that faith, the Bible says it's true so it must be!"

Having said all that, I know it won't have made one iota of difference to you. I'm (a little) sorry if I'm being a jerk about all this. But just knowing that you're not considering, not even listening really, to what I say, frustrates me. I don't really want to offend you, and I can certainly discontinue my rants at you if you want.

Brian said...

I am listening to your arguments.
I am thinking about your arguments.
I once argued the side that you are no one.

I am sorry if you don't consider my arguments as valid. I do not mean to fight on this issue. I don't want to appear as though I am beating you over the head either. I questioned the validity of my argument once from the other side. I couldn't understand it cause I had no fiath in the system. I am not claiming that we have everything in a neat little package. I am saying that God does and that we have access to God though. That however, is a chasm that many can never seem to understand how to get across. Don't quickly disregard my argument either just cause you don't seem to understand it.

Lapsura said...

You "once argued the side that you are no one"? Fuck, don't I know it.

I think we've exhausted this argument.

Brian said...

I am very sorry Megan, that isn't what I meant to write at all. I meant, I once argued the side that you are on. I am very sorry that it came out that way, please forgive me.

I agreed, this is nothing more then an argument now and I have not done my part to keep it a discussion.

Megan, just becasue I don't agree with your opinion doesn't mean that I don't respect you. I am sorry that I have offended you and I do hope that you will continue to give me your input, even if I don't appear to agree with it wholeheartedly.

Brian said...

Peace for sure. I really am interested in hearing your views. Like I said, it may not sound like I take in what you say, and to some extent that may be true. But let me assure you I have spent a great deal of time eliberating on this issue. Most of the last 14 years of my life has been the struggle between myself and God. It will take at least the rest of my life to try and fully understand it.