Just because last week's 'Fatwah' put on me by our fellow humans of the Christian Taliban wasn't enough of a finger in the eye of organized religion I have been inspired by my brother Lemmy Caution to once again make another attempt to bring some sanity to our little corner of Heaven. Of course that means starting the whole shit storm over again. Silly me thought it was all the ranting about the Cephalopod Menace that would bring all the invertebrate loving freaks from beneath their rocks but what do I know? Aparently some are more interested in defending the cute bronze age book of fairy tales than fight against something equally if not more dangerous to your person. So as the tentacles drag you down to your dark, cold and icy death let me share some wisdom that was shared with me.
"This brings me to something for which I have no sympathy at all: the Bible is important to some people, therefore it "deserves" respectful treatment from everyone? No, I don't think so. If the Bible is important to someone then they are of course welcome to treat it with all the respect and reverence they feel is appropriate, but expecting others to treat it with the same or even similar respect is going much too far.
No one should have to treat any book, text, or tradition with any respect, much less reverence, especially in the context of religion. It might bother people to see a lack of respect for a text they consider important, but that's one of the consequences of living in a free society. No person, class of people, or institution can be the arbiter of how others must handle, view, or treat any book. This is especially true when the alleged "problem" is nothing more than knowing that somewhere out there, someone is illustrating or reading that material in a way you don't like."
(Do you get it now. Your ranting about the 'holiness' of this poorly written book is just as silly as my fears of the octopus and his ink squirting ilk. Its all just crazy talk so take your sign to another corner of the street. This one is mine.)
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.