Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Two Minutes...

"How long do I need to put this in the microwave?" I hear this a lot and it is very disconcerting for me. The question says a lot about our future...have we been so conditioned to follow what "authority" says that we can no longer think for ourselves? Not only that but our society's laziness is put out in the open. First off the instructions are on the label of whatever crap you are cooking. By reading the label and answering that question for yourself, you are showing the world that you are one of the smart sheep. Still a sheep, but not one of the idiot, lazy sheep. There is possibly help for you yet.

I am going to give the most enlightening bit of information I think that I can give. The answer to the question at the beginning of this post is...get ready to change your life...the answer is "Until it is hot."

Now I want you to think about your first answer. If you answered "I see, that makes sense", then you may consider yourself on the path to enlightenment. If you answered "But how long is that?", there is little hope for you and you should turn in your voter card as I do not want your ignorance hurting this country any longer.

What the latter answer conveys is that you are willing to do anything that anyone tells you, including the important decisions like voting, raising a child, or consumerism. People who answered the latter will vote for the candidate with the best hair, or the cutest, or the one all their friends do. I was going to say without knowing the issues, but that would be incorrect. You will know the issues but you will consistently regurgitate the opinions of others on those opinions. Ne'er an original thought will come out of your mouth. The sad thing is that you will not even know you are a puppet.

Think things out for yourselves. This life is supposed to interactive so get involved. If you don't then you are just biding your time waiting for death. That is no way to live.

We listen to the "experts" who cannot come to a consensus on a single issue. Bottled water is the best for you, but if you drink bottled water, you are killing the environment because of what it takes to process and transport that water. How many of you thought this was some sort of revelation when the story broke? Everything seems so complicated because you are not doing any investigation for yourself, so there is no real knowledge.

The content of this post is the reason the society over reacts to a number like 517. This is the number of bicyclist who died from brain injuries (http://www.helmets.org/stats.htm). Sounds like a lot but that is .000006% of the bicyclist. Now statistics are another issue because if you do not know how to analyze this stuff, you will be led to believe what the ones who understand want you to believe. We are creating laws based on .00000206% of the population. No wonder there is a sense of entitlement in this country.

Let's put this in perspective for you. The odds of your child dying from a brain injury while riding a bike is 1 in 164410.05 while the odds of you hitting 5 numbers on the lottery and collecting $100,000 is 1 in 89677 (http://www.lottogenie.com/html/odds.html). You are twice as likely to hit 5 numbers on a 54 number lottery than you are of dying from a brain injury while riding your bike.

I don't know about you but I have never even come close to getting 5 numbers. I guess I should mention that the death figures include those who are wearing helmets; something the helmet companies don't tell you (they let you assume).

Do yourself a favor and quit regurgitating what others tell you to. C'mon 5 numbers!!!!!!!!!

Be good to one another,
Rev. Biggus

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