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birdsite, gender, nope 

Nope. Not gonna click on this. Nope nope nope.

musing on religion and belief 

I feel like, at a fundamental level, taking god and god-like concepts out of things is a bit like simplifying a mathematical equation. We can still figure out how to live a good life, how to be kind and help others, and understand the universe we live in without complicating it with trying to understand a largely unknowable god.

Standard disclaimers apply: Your Mileage May Vary. I Am Not A Theologian. Offer Void in Utah.

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musing on religion and belief 

I have similar feels about astrology, and other spiritual practices that aren't based around the concept of a god. It doesn't make sense to me to appease the fae, or worry about the position of the planets and the stars having an effect on me. Some of that is tempered by my knowledge and understanding of the universe as a system, and some is, like god, it raises more questions than it answers, and the answers to those questions are unfulfilling or more questions.

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musing on religion and belief 

Certainly, there are Unanswerable Questions that one can ponder but have utility and application to one's life and understanding of the universe. That's much of the purpose of Philosophy as a concept these days. It's specifically those questions about god, and the nature of god's relationship to the world that feels like it's at a remove for me. It can be fun to fiddle with, a sort of Mental Stim, but has no bearing on how I live my life.

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musing on religion and belief 

I'm an atheist, and my lack of belief has evolved over time from edgelord "Raar, religion is bad, raar" to a more nuanced view of god(s) as a concept, and separating religion from belief in a deity.

At a fundamental level, though, I just find the concept of a god to raise more questions than it answers. I also find the exploration of those questions to be rather unappealing as there's no answers to them. It feels separated from the world and my life.

content warnings on The Muppet Show 

People getting mad about Disney adding a content warning before episodes of the Muppet Show... chill the fuck out. It means you have to look at a screen of text for a minute. Big deal. It's not like Disney is cutting stuff out of the episodes. THAT would justify getting upset.

Pretty wild that Daft Punk were secretly half of The Residents this whole time.

gender and language poll, fluent and native english speakers preferred 

Is "they/them" a gendered set of pronouns?

ADHD, Personal Productivity 

Usually I skip my ADHD meds on Sundays, but since yesterday wound up being a bit of a wasted day, I decided to take mine today. I managed to clean the kitchen, and do a review of my task management system, both of which I'd planned for yesterday. That feels good. Time to do laundry. (I normally do that on Sunday. Doesn't require any meds!)

gender and language poll, fluent and native english speakers preferred 

Is "they/them" a gendered set of pronouns?

Covid (+++) 

Who has two thumbs and just scheduled her first vaccine dose?

THIS GIRL.

πŸ‘ πŸ‘

capitalism thought, continued 

If they want to borrow a fishing rod? β€œNo. Go into debt to get one.”

If they want to know what kind of bait to use? β€œFigure it out yourself.”

How do I cook the fish? β€œFigure it out yourself.”

The fish has toxic levels of mercury! β€œYour fault for fishing there.”

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capitalism thought 

β€œGive a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” Except our way of teaching people to fish is to say β€œThere’s a store that sells fishing rods. There’s a body of water that may have fish in it. You’re on your own.”

lewd silly 

*Mother Bear from Looney Tunes voice*

Tell me more about my ass!

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