Gut Rumbles

March 03, 2005

get a reaction

I've noticed over the years that if I really want to stir shit, generate a lot of comment and actually start blog-piss wars between people who just showed up to comment, I can write about either one of two subjects.



Some people get fired up on those topics when they don't really seem to give a shit about anything else. I've never understood that kind of visceral reaction. These people couldn't find the Middle East on a globe, but they know what they're talking about when it comes to abortion and religion. Some of them will have an abortion and then join PETA. Some of them will become Wicca or Bhuddist. Others will be athiests or else establish a NEW RELIGION!!!

I know what I think about it, but I don't care to discuss either one of those topics tonight.



Posted by: og on March 3, 2005 09:43 PM

Religion, I can take or leave. Abortion however will get me started. Being a man, I let the women argue thier points, while I sit in the corner.

I also know where the Middle East is.

Posted by: The Spud King on March 3, 2005 09:49 PM

I think you can probably add guns to that list. At least I have always found that.

Posted by: Starhawk on March 3, 2005 10:07 PM


Oh. Sorry...

Posted by: Dz on March 4, 2005 04:53 AM

Death penalty would be another good one on the list.

Posted by: Moogie on March 4, 2005 07:59 AM

The reason these are the most contentious issues is because they cannot be settled by logical argument. Unlike gun control, for instance, these always boil down to axioms that must be accepted or rejected on faith.

Posted by: Ed on March 4, 2005 08:08 AM

religion and politics are the two things you are not supposed to talk about. always causes trouble.

* 'you' being in the same category as 'them.' not you, personally.

Posted by: jessica on March 4, 2005 09:18 AM

The reason these are the most contentious issues is because they cannot be settled by logical argument.

Ed, we're talking about comment threads. Nothing in a comment thread is ever settled by logical argument. Ya moonbat.

Posted by: McGehee on March 4, 2005 09:21 AM

Especially for those who have taken abortion as their religion.

Posted by: BlogDog on March 4, 2005 10:57 AM

"So, the Pope's giving a 15 year old girl an abortion with a handgun..."

I dunno where that joke goes, but it's gotta be somewhere good.

Posted by: Sigivald on March 4, 2005 01:13 PM

That's cause people feel strongly about that suff. I know where I stand on all the above, and I won't shy away from dicussing them.

And, my momma taught me how to have a discussion without yelling or using my fists. Not that I always remember what momma said...

Posted by: wmprof on March 4, 2005 04:56 PM

Kiss my moonbat ass MCGHEE. Thomas Aquinas tried to prove the existence of God through logical argument. The best he could come up with as I remember is 1) If you believe in God and there is no God, then so what? 2) If you don't believe in God and he's real then you just bought a one way ticket to a hot place you don't wanna be.

The logic is sound. The reason it fails is because Religion is like Love. If you ain't in love with someone, you just can't fake it with your cloths on.

Think about it!

Posted by: Ed on March 4, 2005 05:56 PM

You forgot


Posted by: Kevin Baker on March 4, 2005 11:29 PM
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