Bitch on the Blog

April 3, 2010

Chasm

Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 09:19

In the wake of the consortium’s offering, and comments left on Conrad’s blog, some of you might be advised to mend bridges instead of licking self inflicted wounds.

gaelikaa, I cannot believe I am hearing what you are saying: “It is not hard to love your enemies.  All you have to do is wish them well.  It will protect you from all the bad effects that negative and angry thinking would produce.  Your enemies will certainly get the fate they deserve.  The bad wishes they send you will return to them.  Sevenfold!”

How very charitable of you. Let’s hope the boomerang effect ends there.

Happy Easter, and may all those bastards who cut you up in slow moving traffic today bump into the next lamp post,

U

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7 Comments »

  1. “Love your enemy (neighbor actually) as yourself.”- Bible- If you do that you will be a very happy person. The other part is Karma. That’s Cause & Effect. That happens a lot in the physical. Can’t guess about spiritual.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — April 3, 2010 @ 14:04 | Reply

    • “Happy Easter, and may all those bastards who cut you up in slow moving traffic today bump into the next lamp post,”
      hehe Forget the loving & the karma and think of humo(u)r like the above.

      Comment by bikehikebabe — April 3, 2010 @ 14:19 | Reply

      • Bike Hike Babe, that wasn’t humo(U)r; that was sheer and undiluted sarcasm considering what gaelikaa said.

        Contrary to the impression I might give occasionally when I unleash my tongue in writing, I am kind, patient and forgiving. Whether sitting in a traffic jam or being punched in the face sending my glasses flying as happened about a year ago: I stay eerily calm. In fact, I sometimes frighten myself how calm I am when the shit hits the fan. Did I hit back? No, I didn’t – not because I was weaker (in fact there was little contest) but because it’s beyond contempt, and against everything I believe in, to pay back like with like (or indeed, as gaelikaa says, SEVENFOLD – you can tell, can’t you, that number really got my goat big time).

        I don’t want to reopen the whole discussion on what the bible teaches – although why not. Let’s just say that that story book is full of contradictions to bursting point. On one hand it’s all lovey dovey, on the other we have a revenging god who sends, willy nilly, floods, pestilence, hunger and locusts as and when the mood takes him, ususally affecting those who are innocent, not the bastards who rose HIS wrath.

        I might throw an adult sized tantrum in the privacy of my own four walls and earshot but I do NOT believe in revenge. The one saying I have taken from the bible is, and I have stood by it in every sphere of my life: “Don’t do onto others as you don’t want to be done by.” And I am afraid, if gaelikaa is able to apply a smidgen of logic she will see that to pay back someone’s sin in kind, not just ONCE but SEVENFOLD, then I’d really rather sit on a desert island and be done with mankind. I mean it. Since an eye for an eye does not feature in my life I did not know how passionate I feel about the subject until I read gaelikaa’s post. What sort of religion is it that teaches such complete and utter crap (sorry, gaelikaa, this is NOT personal) taking in an otherwise sweet person like herself? It’s outrageous. Anyway, I must calm myself.

        Oh yes, before I forget, wasn’t it also the all forgiving god who told us that the sins of the fathers will be revisted on their sons? In fact, the more I think about it the more I despise HIM, or rather how he has been fashioned by us – mankind.

        Considering what Magpie said over at Ramana’s the other day he might understand why I feel such anger at the falseness of Christianity (and it’s the only religion I have some knowledge of, so I can’t make an educated comment on any other).

        The one subject at school which exercised my son’s inquisitive mind more than any other was RE (religious education). He had barely started school and came home with the question: “Mama, if god is so almighty why does he allow so much shit to happen?” That’s the shortened version of what he said. And he was done with religion age 8.

        Think about it gaelikaa, with regards to what you said and your own children: Yesterday was Good Friday, the day on which a father allowed his son to be crucified; tomorrow (Sunday) we’ll hunt Easter eggs.

        I make no apologies for being so emotional on the subject you raised.

        U

        Comment by bitchontheblog — April 3, 2010 @ 16:14 | Reply

  2. SEVENFOLD- That’s Old English & is taken from the Bible so gaelikka is quoting, not to be taken literally.

    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” or “Don’t do onto others as you don’t want to be done by.” I love your humo(u)r.

    Gaelikka doesn’t seek revenge. She says Karma will do the work. She will “love thine enemies”.

    We went to Sunday School & Church every Sunday (Presbyterian). Tom’s brother & one of his two 1st cousins are Presbyterian ministers, but we aren’t religious. Pious–my husband would make a better Pope. I’m just semi good.

    Comment by bikehikebabe — April 3, 2010 @ 17:06 | Reply

    • Thanks for calming me, Bike Hike Babe. Now you know what an avalanche of my verbal outpourings my poor mother occasionally gets when she calls (usually on a Sunday) and when I feel like venting one my spleens at her ever patient ear. Though she does have a sense of humoUr which is an acquired taste; rather cruel actually, often quite tactless. A bit like standing on someone’s toes by accident.

      I am in the middle of gutting sardines. Better not think about Ratzinger this minute. Must send you illuminating article on him I read a couple of days ago (once I can locate the cutting). Please do include me in your prayers tonight.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — April 3, 2010 @ 17:21 | Reply

      • When my mother called me, on Sunday, she’d ask if I went to church. Then she’d tell me all the exhibits, plays whatever to see in Santa Fe because she got the Sunday New York Times.

        Comment by bikehikebabe — April 3, 2010 @ 19:02 | Reply

  3. Well thank God Bikehikebabe is around because she heard what I was saying. And understood. I would just keep on wishing my enemies well and the bad stuff they are sending me will return to them. I don’t have to do a thing. Leaves me quite free.

    Btw, Ursula, God sending thunderbolts and stuff. God doesn’t send anything bad to anyone. There’s an enemy who does that pretty well. We come in the way of these disasters if we, by our own choice, step out of God’s protection. God’s promises and protection are not automatic. We have to take them by faith.

    All we have to do is to have faith in him, and avoid doing harm to anyone. If we blame God for bad stuff, we are certainly not making things easier on ourselves.

    The Bible has to be read and understood with the spirit, rather than by the mind. Then it all becomes very clear. But it is difficult to explain. It has to do with levels of awareness and understanding. When you reach the level, you just KNOW.

    Comment by gaelikaa — April 3, 2010 @ 19:02 | Reply


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