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public service announcement ::

June 21, 2007

how to tell an actual thinking person from a person who THINKS he is a thinking person

when confronted with ideas that differ from his own, the actual thinking person is neither particularly surprised nor concerned.

he certainly is not offended.

and while he may state his own beliefs in due course, he is not terribly likely to jump right in to defend a position he has not yet stated nor to attack a position he has not yet fully considered.

he absolutely does not judge a contrary opinion to be ridiculous, ill considered, or actually outright evil simply because it differs from his own.

in most cases, even once he has thought things through and considered this strange new way of thinking and found he still disagrees with it, the actual thinking person is not likely to attach moral labels of any kind to the new idea.

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so, if contrary opinions upset you, surprise you, outrage you, offend you;

if you feel the need to jump right in and contradict those ideas, attack them, or defend your own ideas because of them;

if you feel the need to immediately label ideas as immoral, foolish, or perhaps marxist, in fact if you feel any need whatsoever to be alarmist;

please – never again refer to yourself as a thinking person.

you are not one.

in fact . . . they terrify you and are probably just waiting for an opportunity to sneak into your home and eat your babies.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2007 21:02

    Hrmmm

    So who did you piss off today dear?

  2. June 21, 2007 21:53

    I’m offended by this post.

  3. June 21, 2007 22:11

    I could care less about arguing with people over their beliefs. The only times I have gotten hot under the collar and gone on the defense is when I felt that someone else was attacked. Then I lose my cool.

  4. June 22, 2007 04:46

    LOL @ Kuri

    @ Brahnamin There is nothing like giving your opinion and getting blasted for having an idea that is different than the rest of society…

  5. June 22, 2007 07:30

    @sky
    you’ve seen him now. he’s a f*cktard without two original ideas to scrape together.

    he’s like a parrot with an RCA shoved up his arse, squawking out the same rusty tunes over and over and over and . . . you get the idea

    if he ever does grow a sense of humor i suspect he’ll die of it

  6. damewiggy permalink
    June 22, 2007 11:00

    so, i’m guessing a logical discussion regarding abortion is out of the question?

  7. June 22, 2007 11:38

    @damewiggy

    roflmao…

    yea that would be a bad idea…

  8. June 22, 2007 13:33

    especially if you didn’t take one of the 2 conventional sides to the argument.

  9. June 22, 2007 18:19

    Hi, RE CATnMOUSE

    I know this is in the wrong place but the comments were switched off in catNmouse section! I’ve just finished the celebrity slasher edition which was really great fun but hard work!!! I’m too tired to check for typo errors – so take it as you find it! it’s on “Life in the slow lane …”

  10. June 22, 2007 20:29

    Sounds like jabbing your eyes with forks would be more productive than arguing with the f*cktard.

  11. June 22, 2007 21:44

    not to mention less painful

  12. June 22, 2007 21:45

    c a t & m o u s e comments are on when i look @ it. sorry if you’re having trouble

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