Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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No drama like Facebook drama

Gah. A while back, I dared to expand upon one of my most politically incorrect, unpopular beliefs--specifically, that any belief in one or more "deities" is irrational and is in some ways much like a delusional mental disorder. Now some of my dearest friends in the world are religious people. I suppose they think I'm just a bit daft for being so anti-religious. I think generally they just pray for me in the hope that someday their deity of choice will manifest its existence in such as way as to successfully whack me across the head with the proverbial cruciform clue-by-four. [For them, there is no question of the existence of God--leading to the classical rebuttal to any infidel's statement of disbelief: "Oh, but he believes in you!"] I digress. My point is that despite what would seem to be a pretty irreconcilable difference in world views, at the end of the day we "get" one another. We manage to get along famously. We can even crack jokes at one another on the subject without anyone getting all twisted up in a knot.

In any event, as a result of my most recent postings and comments on the subject, I've been accused of "lacking the tact gene." Mind you, this assertion was laid on my doorstep by one of DC's snarkiest, nastiest, snobbiest women. Further, her note was in a response to my private attempt to apologize for upsetting her, trying to make amends.

Anyone who has known me a long time, knows that I've gone to incredible lengths in the past to mend broken fences. There are some I'm still trying to mend after all objective evidence suggests there's no reciprocated desire for reconciliation.  Some years-long efforts I've only recently abandoned after realizing that there's no hope. Maybe it's a sign that I'm getting older and finally realizing that some people just aren't worth the effort. Having had the olive branch slapped in my face, with respect to this most recently broken fence I am burning the remnants to the ground and then burying the ashes.

Hey, gregorsf : I get it now. Sometimes it just takes me a few years to catch up.
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  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

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    Fri, 19:57: Mixed meat meatballs, sauteed vegetables, loaded mashed potatoes with da_valentine and friends @ Corolla, North Car……