- CRITTER TALK
- NEWS I FIND INTERESTING
If I asked you what Morgan Freeman and a lovely young woman have in common most of you, at least those who do not know me well, would say the movie “Million Dollar Baby”, and you would be wrong. Those who do know me well would wonder how I got them in the same conversation together, at the same time. Well, I didn’t, exactly, but they would be close.
You see, as I am among the atheists over here, I keep searching for some rhyme or reason why so many people keep believing in this invisible entity that is running 7-billion lives all at the same time. To me, it just seems unfathomable that anything could do that. I mean, if this life form has any intelligence at all why the hell would it do it. I am fairly intelligent, even though that often comes into question, and I have trouble keeping just my life in order. But, never mind, back to Morgan and the lovely lady.
During the past few weeks I have been watching a series called “Getting to Know God” or something like that. Anyway, Morgan, who I do respect for his acting ability and his great voice overs, has been scampering around the earth trying to find out what various religions think about God, and you know what, there are a lot of people who are really insecure about themselves.
It seems that people all over always needed something to explain their existence. We are not unique in the civilized world, even the uncivilized among earth’s population could not accept the fact that we were just here either. In fact this crap did not start here in America even though we act as if it did.
It seems, according to Morgan, and I am not sure if it was John, Paul, Buddha, or God himself that appointed him as the one to discover this, Egypt was the place that humans decided that there would be only one God and was where humans decided that evil was in the world. Damn, I would have thought that Adam found that out about the time Cain hit him upside the head with a brick or something like that.
I mean there is the question about the apple and women leading men astray, or the snake who talked, or the bad apple, or something to that effect. But, come on, we can do better than the Egyptians putting a virtual heart on a virtual scales to describe evil. Morgan, my friend, you really did a better job of playing God than interpreting him, or her, or both, whichever.
Anyway, back to my point. How did Morgan and a lovely young woman get in the same conversation with me? Hell, I was just lucky enough to spend the evening with a lovely young woman who is young enough to be my granddaughter and had a really great time. Since I am in Selma, Alabama for only a few days, and she is here for a few days, I told I would like to take her home and keep her. She just laughed of course.
I wondered, did I just commit a SIN according to the the invisible entity. Am I going to burn in hell now? Nah, I don’t think so. First, I don’t believe in it. Secondly, the Egyptians invented it and nothing they invent seems to work anyway. Third, their idea was to actually weigh one’s heart to see if it was heavier than the weight of justice, and, well, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.