The Golden Rule
Do unto others!
Ketchup is really tasty on French fries - Right?
Well - I dare you to try and put any on my fries - you'll end up with my fork stuck in your hand faster than you can say: "But I was only trying to help!"
When I was a kid, I wanted to have an earring, like a pirate, but those days are gone - not interested!
But, look around: can't say that the fashion didn't catch on - good for them! - Not for me!
Or, a tattoo - same thing applies.
I know a few people who love to tie other people up and do strange things to their genitals.
I also know a few people who like that done to them. It's fine by me - I have to admit that it was fascinating to watch (some of them like that) - But, not for me! I seem to be able to achieve the same results without making such a big production out of it. I also prefer privacy.
I even know people that get a sexual kick out of laying their cigarette in an ashtray in such a way that it touches the tip of a stranger's cigarette laying in the same ashtray (arrrrrrrrrrrgh.) That's O.K.
I like a little blow job now and then - do unto others? - it'll probably take some major torture to get me to do it - maybe not even then.
You're probably thinking: What a nut!
Well maybe - but, I'm fine with it - I'm not hurting anyone - I do not need to convert anyone - I do not think my way is the best - I do not think my way is the only way - I was not put on this Earth to make anyone think like me, talk like me or joke like me - I do not think you will go to Hell if you do not listen to me - I do not think there is a Hell - if there is a Hell and you would like to go there, be my guest. I think I made this point.
So I do NOT need someone to shave me! If I need shaving - I will shave myself! It's the same with saving
Jesus died for somebody else's sins not mine!
I resent the fact that anyone considers me a child, an
incompetent, a being incapable of achieving a higher
spiritual level, incapable of being taught - so let him do unto others - OTHER THAN ME!
Every time the Evangelists - I mean the ones preaching the bible - get on the subway, I get the shakes. These are the descendents of Torquemada - they are the ones who want to do UNTO ME - unspeakable acts of FAITH to save my soul! They are the descendents of the inquisitors who tortured, mutilated and burned at the stake uncounted multitudes of my spiritual and physical ancestors.
Sometimes, I do feel that I want to do to them what they are doing to me. I want to show them all the atrocities that this GOD of theirs has rained on everyone he didn't like. I want to show them how he made sport of his most devout followers just to prove a stupid point. I want to show them how he rewarded the cruel and the unjust and how he dealt with the just and the faithful. I want to show the part where he has cast down his opponents and I want to make them think about war. In HEAVEN as it is on EARTH the victor writes history. You want a good example: show me one WWII ally that got accused of war crimes - you can't huh? I want to open their abominable book and show them where their GOD said that I am just like him in every respect except one: immortality.
Hey - guess who's judging whom when I get there! Lucky YOU - I am not like YOU - I have compassion - I am a HUMAN!
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you? In it's many variations has been an accepted Christian axiom and it enabled some Christians to rationalize their stupidity and twisted souls into torturing and murdering other human beings. Is has also to my deep regret been the accepted principle of many religions and philosophies.
Please, DO NOT DO UNTO OTHERS! - unless they indicate that they want you to - it might be better to do nothing!
Do unto others - my ass.
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