The death of a friend, updated.

It turns out Bill died of natural causes, not suicide. There’s your damned silver lining. It also turns out that he died while we were still in New England. The week we moved from New Hampshire to Maine. We were in Maine for four months before we left for Texas, and no one let us know.

Get over being a Catholic

The editor of the Jesuit magazine “America” was fired by the pope. Liberal Catholics are all up in arms about it.

C’mon guys, liberal Catholics are like people putting make-up on a corpse, hoping they can get someone to go out with it. They’re like hostages succumbing to Stockholm Syndrome, they’re like battered wives who keep returning to their abusers. Get over it. The Church is always and has always been about absolute control over your thoughts. That is the entire premise of the religion (and any other religion, for that matter). The whole reason they organized the damned religion was so they could control it, and the people they duped into believing their crap. You need to wake up to the fact that organized religion is a scam, a con, a money sucking machine whose goal is power over you. They are trying to rent out space in your head and you are just letting them move in.

If you are a Catholic, then you need to shut up, quit whining, and listen to what your pope says. He’s your God’s representative on Earth, so obey and quit trying to think your way out of it. They have people to do the thinking for you, and the pope gets to pick who does the thinking. You can’t cherry pick what you want to believe out of Catholic Doctrine! This isn’t some neo-Pagan hippy belief where you get to choose what you want and melt it down into your own little one person belief system.

You need to suck it up and decide. Are you a Catholic or are you a heretic? If you’re a Catholic, then shut up, stop thinking and damn well obey your pope. If you’re a heretic, then cut that poxy doctrine out of your mind and your life and get on with living.

Sheesh…

Why I’m not using Automator for Tiger 10.4

The reason I’m not using Automator yet is that I have a job and I can’t quit.

I know if I start using it, I’ll never want to stop, my work will suffer, and I’ll either have to quit or get fired. I can just see a large landscape of possibilities opening up in front of me, lots of little lines going out and splitting off, connecting with other lines and exploding into starbursts of other lines, all in three dimensions, all glowing golden yellow on a black background.

That is how my brain starts to work when I think about how Automator is going to work for me. I don’t dare put my toe in the water because my brain will push me in.