posted on Feb, 17 2008 @ 07:11 PM
Dad was a mason. He always use to say to me: "Don't do as I do, do as I say." That really use to bug me. (i should just copy and paste this as
a frequently used reply). I figure the way he saw it was, that if i was going to be a christian, that I'd better be the best christian I could be
and not follow his example of not being a christian at all (till much later in his life, anyway). What I found really weird about that is, it was
if, even after I had become an adult, he felt it was his job in life to play my conscience. Nooooooooobody has the right to be anyone else's
conscience. Ya know? Now I realize dads do tend to do that, but this was an entirely different thing.
For example, two satanists are having a conversation (true story) and satanist #1 is explaining how he disagrees with the behavior of christians.
Then he proceeds to talk about other crap that doesn't even remotely resemble his desire to see people be good to each other. So really, his desire
wasn't to see people be good to each other, it was just to fuss at christians, who apparently got on his nerves. Satanist #2 says to Satanist #1,
"Wow you sure are a hypocrite! and I love ya for it!"
"Don't do as I do, do as I say."
There's a certain wisdom to it, but you know, it could be very deadly if
[edit on 17-2-2008 by undo]