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What Non-Aardvarks are Pondering

By Curtis C. Chen

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November 26, 2002

Rebuttal

Why is it more acceptable to believe in God than not to?

Why is the concept of faith only applicable to theism?

Why am I supposed to be tolerant when people try to convert me to Christianity, but when I try to convert someone to atheism, it's seen as insensitive and disrespectful?

Why are my beliefs any less deserving of simple courtesy?

Yes, I got feedback from my 9/11 HotSheet. About half of it (less than I expected, actually) was people complaining that my somewhat facetious call for "religious profiling" disturbed them. And no, I don't really care.

I usually try to avoid politics or religion, because I don't know much about either, but what else was I supposed to write about on September 11th? The new fall TV shows? Goings-on at PalmSource, Inc.? The best place to buy memory for a desktop computer?

Let's look at the facts:

  • Religious fanatics murdered over three thousand American civilians on September 11th, 2001.
  • Religious fanatics were responsible for the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
  • Religious fanatics are to blame for a whole lot of bad gospel music.

Now, tell me again why I should be nicer to religious fanatics?

My words are not for everyone, and you can stop reading anytime you want.

Happy Holidays!

Since the HotSheet has returned to its lowest energy state-- that of an irregular publication schedule-- I'm just going to include a précis of my current projects, as much as a placeholder for myself as anything else:

  • I'm still working at PalmSource.
  • I'm looking more seriously at voiceover work.
  • I'm still singing with The Richter Scales, and we're performing a holiday show on December 12th. Come see us!
  • I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month, though I'm not going to make it up to 50,000 words by the end of the month.
  • I'm going to a friend's house for Thanksgiving dinner, but probably staying home for Christmas. More on that later.

Last but not least, Nuevo Snout is still coming 'round the mountain. Yeah, like you care.


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