Problem with the thread.
I don't waste a lot of time with acquaintances outside of work.
I have a small core group of friends so great the word "friend" doesn't seem sufficient to describe them.
One I've known for 30 years.
I consider each of them to be "my best friend".
- My one greatest friend in the world, is a "Born Again" Christian. I despise Christianity and can't believe people still believe the fairy tales
cobbled together in the Bible. The Bible is a vile, false, hypocritical manual for misogynistic, xenophobic slavers, murderers and mentally ill
control freaks. The cult of Christianity really soured my formative years and I can't stand it. I dream of a religion-free world.
- My other greatest friend, we have most things in common, except he has a vast collection of pirated movies, music and video games. I am, like,
violently opposed to stealing intangible art and have gone on countless hate-fueled rants against the...my first post here, I'm guessing I can't use
the words I want to use to express my disgust for anonymous intangible art reproduction thieves.
- And I also have my great, great friend who I love so dearly who has totally bought in to the "Two Party System" illusion...she thinks, if it was
on CNN, MSNBC or NPR, it's ironclad truth. She'll knee-jerk dismiss "crackpot conspiracy theories" though she's done no research at all...has no
idea what the Trilateral Commission is, who the Bilderbergers are, who David Rockefeller
is! She is so freaking naive that she didn't believe
there was such a phenomenon as "home invasion robberies", 'cause..."People don't do that.
" and honestly believes the best solution to the
world's problems...is a global government. When I bring it up she can not figure out why I make it sound like a "bad thing". This is like, the
exact kind of person I hate.
It is totally possible to have the greatest friendship with someone and love them more than anything while being super-mega-ultra-opposed to their
lifestyle, their choices, their sexuality (for example, I have a great friend who got involved with an underaged girl and I was strongly opposed...but
I'm not in the friendship to love his illegal relationship, but because of everything else he is. Sorry, it wasn't a choice. He was just born that
way, really getting off on teenage girls. I can tell you for a fact he'd like to see the laws change with regards to such relationships.), their
natural inclinations, their desires, their beliefs, etc.
I don't believe in marriage and I am disgusted with all the people procreating left and right. But my friend got married and had a kid. I'm strongly
opposed to it, but nothing will change the love we share as friends.
I've even had close friends that were involved in criminal acts, that angered me. I don't think they should have the right to do the things they
did...but I love them.
In my brainwashed Christian years I was strongly opposed to any kind of recreational drug use, but all my friends partied like crazy.
I of course know there's nothing wrong with homosexuality...but I remember when I still had that small town high school kind of repulsion about it,
and I know I could have thought it was wrong, gross, unnatural, sinful and still had great friends who were homosexuals...'cause there's a higher
self that has nothing to do with the color of your skin, your economic situation, your love life, how big your nose is...
Saying "I have gay friends, buuut..." may be baloney even most of the time...but you can't generalize and say that anyone saying it is a liar or
it's one-sided fondness at best in every case.
It's a biig world out there.