October 23rd, 2006

Eric

Goth

My xangian antithesis, The Theologian posted this, an actual letter sent out by the St. Mary's Catholic Church:

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Now the implications of half of those things being chalked up to teen angst or adolescent rebellion notwithstanding (I can guarantee, for example, no Marilyn Manson will ever enter my house) I have begun assessing these sorts of events by use of the following tool -

  1. I would never bang a Goth chick, unless she was really hot.

  2. I would never let my daughter dress Goth.



I find that makes my life so much easier if I address all the really tough questions in this manner.

Which reminds me, I've been having difficulty understanding the point of view of people who wear a bunch of crap in their face demanding that I don't 'judge them' and I've come to this conclusion all on my own.

I WON'T JUDGE YOU IF YOU TAKE ALL OF THAT SHIT OUT OF YOUR FACE.

It seems to me, that through these 'expressions' if you must, that the goal is to be judged. I mean, why else do it. Basically, you're screaming "LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!" Mind you, I may not judge you the way you wish to be judged, but I suppose that's the chance you take. And just in case you get angry at me for judging you, I offer you this, Don't judge me for judging you. How do you like me now?

As usual, there could be something I'm missing here, so feedback is most welcome. Basically, I applied the same principals as above:

  1. I would never bang a chick with a bunch of shit in her face, unless she was really hot.

  2. I would not let my daughter wear a bunch of shit in her face.