Im an ex-smoker and I really dont feel its my place to tell others what to do. Even at my age I have a hard time being perfect... I figure I better
perfect myself before I start demanding it from others.
If you want to kill yourself, you are free to do so as far as Im concerned. Just dont
expect me to pick up the tab. Im one of those horrible people who think that suicide shouldnt be " illegal" and the police shouldnt go all out to
stop a suicidal subject. If they want to die.. let em. Its their right.. by gun, pill, or little paper sticks you smoke that a big company has
purposely filled with nasty carcinogens and addictive chems. As long as you arent taking a bunch of innocents out with you... have at it. BTW, natural
tobacco AKA real tobacco doesnt have the same smell or effects on the body... however, they are prohibitively expensive if youre a 2-3 pack smoker a
day.. which I was. Hey, I worked in an ER for a decade... id have smoked valium to cut down on stress at the end of my career! I didnt see the long
lingering horrible effects like floor nurses. I got to see smokers come in that breathed out one day and were never able to breathe back in or were
drowning on dry land. And yet I still smoked. I think it was a form of temporary insanity in my case... or stress driven slow suicide. LOL!
I love a few smokers very dearly, so there is no hatred ( just sorrow) and I put up with the stench because I want time with them.
You know what
smell I associate with my dad? Smoke. I get an immediate thought of my dad when I smell a guy who is all smoky stinky. Sad really! In any case I feel
Its all about free choice, It was not difficult to stop smoking for me.. I just stopped. I still want one even after all of these yrs, but I wont
give in. I have my own personal reasons and they far outweigh my desire to smoke and the enjoyment I got from it. Really no big deal to me. You
actually can do it too if you choose and dont listen to the propaganda. I too believe second hand smoke is overrated and etc.. but still, Id prefer no
one die of a silly choice thay made. Oh the "pipe" dreams I have.
I agree, ciggs will be a hot commodity if the SHTF.
Ive seen smokers go nutty when craving a cigg. Last thing I want is a bunch of armed folks
going nutty with nicotine cravings... the zombies will be bad enough to deal with without that.
As for the scary Satanist.
Meh, 666 is absolutely free to hate whomever they want and say whatever they want concerning things they dislike/hate with an unnatural passion...
within TOS of course.
I can not understand the dislike/hatred but hold dear the personal freedom to seethe hatred at whomever you want
just dont share it.
Now to piss off the Christians:
I have met a few true Satanists, and not the Satanic Bible sideshow LaVey silliness. If you listen you will see why they chose it. They usually dont
wear a sign around their necks or have avatars to prove their satan-y-ness because it would be viewed as absurd as one wearing a cross to signify
their Christ-y-ness.. as if it affords anyone special treatment.
Please dont let one person and their claim of being a satanist .. and your
personal feelings due to the things you find offensive in this persons post cause you to judge all by one. 666 and its feelings expressed arent
representative of all.
Im old and grumpy.. and one thing I have learned is never to judge a person by their self styled labels.. judge them by
their words and actions. Their true internal beliefs may not fit your assumptions. And yes... we all judge so dont be a hypocrite.
BTW, there are a few old school Satanists on ATS.. and they are pretty damned amazing people. You just dont know it because they dont wear a neon sign
and choose to be judged by their words, rather than their signs or internal beliefs. In fact, I really really respect one of em.. and many of you do
Thats coming from an OT slay utterly angry "God" believer.
Takes all kinds to make this old world twirl, better understand that.
carry on.. light em if you got em.