After that lengthy bout of Pig Lung, I’m back to writing stuff that’s longer then 140 characters. Feels good.
A few things to catch up on…
One of my perennial points of incomprehension is why people with ‘deeply-held’ religious beliefs find it so very difficult to step away from them, to consider that other possibilities are worth considering. A recent study may explain this – evidence is appearing that the brain processes fact and belief in the same place. Of course there are other studies which seems to show the complete opposite…
Perhaps the most fun I had while in downtime (that didn’t involve watching all of Lost – which I thoroughly enjoyed) was Twittering my little heart out on the inaugural International Blasphemy Day. Those who’ve been reading me for a while know that I consider taking the piss out of belief not only to be funny but also a necessary tool, even a human right. I think I managed to take the piss out of every major creed and belief system in there at one point or another… my favourite post being:
My god fucked your god. Your god loved it, the little slut.
Amusingly, the only direct responses I got complaining about my doubting their deeply-held beliefs came from atheists…
Also, downtime allowed me to get to grips with what was perhaps an inevitable tech upgrade… an iPhone. This solved 99% of my portable comms needs for the foreseeable future – excellent Twitter and RSS apps especially. Now if they’d come up with GPG encryption for mail, I’d be sorted.
Next up – a Guttershaman piece for the Halloween season, various rants and raves… and maybe, just maybe, a little fun.
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LOVED the Blasphemy Day site, awesome. Let’s hear it for heresy, too.
Glad to hear that you are feeling better now.