"When truth and compassion part ways, follow compassion." ~ Unknown

Monday, March 24, 2014

Checking in

Still in Medford. If I'd know we were going to be here so long I'd.....I don't know. At least the weather's been good. We've been biking a lot. That goes a way toward preserving sanity. Otherwise, haven't been doing much. Playing Dominion. I'm in limbo. It's my own fault. That isn't exactly good or bad but...it's bad. It's a lack of imagination.

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Limbo by follower of Hieronymus Bosch via Wikipedia

When I was a kid in Catholic school, the nuns taught us that limbo was where babies went who died before they were baptized. Unlike everyone else in limbo, they didn't get tortured. They just didn't ever, for all "eternity", get to see god. For the grown-ups, limbo was the same as hell except that it lasted one second less than forever. Kids are expected to believe grownups, especially ones in long black robes but come on! One second less than forever? WTF?!

I just looked up limbo at Wikipedia. The "official" definition is more of the same patriarchal, hair-splitting, legalese bullshit. My gods religion sucks. It's fantasy at it's very worst. Yuck.


Roy said...

Babies need to be baptized ASAP! We need rules for this, and some punishments--to use some babies as EXAMPLES (what we have here ... is failure to COMMUNICATE ...) and if a few babies have to float around in eternity, well, then, that's just the price we have to pay.
This stuff makes NO SENSE. Not even metaphorically. And the Catholics have already thrown a lot of stuff out, which just makes me believe the stuff that remains is, well, in limbo.

asha said...

It's insane. It's a failure to communicate, a failure to think, a failure to speak up. It's one big fucking cluster fuck! You're right. It doesn't even make sense metaphorically. In fact, it seems the depth of the spell a doctrine casts is inversely proportional to the sense it makes.