Not to put Butterfly Cauldron for any particular reason, except I think she's swell, you should check out her blog; and, so, she got this Nonny Mouse commenter, who, well, actually there's nothing terrifically remarkable about him, really, sadly, except that it pulled me up short a bit; as it made me realize that I've been so thoroughly immersed in the Talmudic subtleties of the internecine Feminist Wars (or whatever this is) that I had almost forgotten about the existence of the more, shall we say, traditional type of incredibly obnoxious self-righteous "I'm only being a nasty fuck for your own good" evangelist.
Y'know, I'm aware that society tells us that it's okay to wallow in moral relativity and engage in a mentality of "do what feels good to you," (that's called "hedonism," by the way), but the fact is that a lie, even when it makes one feel good about oneself, is still a lie although it's affirmed by everyone and the truth remains true even if everyone disagrees with it.
It's really not okay to revel in gluttony because that's "who you are and you're beautiful."
There are people who live with real problems not of their own making and real psychic hardships who would love to have the opportunities you do. Don't cheapen their problems with your pseudo-angst.
Also, you need to check your theology. I realize you may not consider my reaching out to you "gentle and respectful" as Peter commands (1 Peter 3.15), but sometimes the truth that we need to hear is very painful and we don't like it. If you're interested in learning the facts about Christianity (not the emotionalism and fire and brimstone stuff, although that's a necessary part of it eventually) and the outrageous claims of Jesus Christ, I'd love to discuss them with you. As for your beliefs and mine, maybe we can examine the evidence for our worldviews and religions side by side and see which one is based more on historical facts in evidence and which is more reasonable.
Oh, I had a reply to him. Oh, it hasn't gone through the mod queue yet and I forgot to copy it. Oh well. Anyway, let's have a great big warm hand of applause for a blogfriends's Nonny Mouse #431809.765B or something! (and a nice warm round of support for BC for her civilized yet firm reply to the fuckhead, and for just generally being a swell person and interesting blogger), whoever it is, and no, I would have absolutely no problem singling out someone like this for humiliation if I thought, you know, it was even anything more than a drive-by. Yay, Nonny Mouse! A blessed reminder that yes INdeed, there are many many many flavors of assholery in this world, and some that are even a lot more prevalent and obnoxious than the ones I've been all het up about! Not that that remotely lets Those Other types of evangelists off the hook, because it doesn't! (you fuckstains). Just because, well, I needed a reminder that the world is a wide wide many-splendored place! teeming with diversity! including a full 31 entirely different flavors of folks who are utterly and completely full of shit! (which does all smell the same at the end of the day, but nevertheless).
O and the sun is shining and the birds are singing and kittens are in the air and I'm actually going to go eat dim sum with my fwieeeennnnnds
(if they ever get here. fastlad, where ARE you already?)
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