Thursday, June 21, 2012

Means Something To Me

I'm not a Christian. I'm not of any of the three Abrahamic religions because the old testament is a wad of codswallop: historically doubtful tales, desert prejudices, and bronze-age supersititions.

But sometimes a christianist gets it right. Today, Bend's First Presbyterian Church's blog entry had this to say:
Have you ever noticed when you have surgery or you are really sick or you are struggling in some way, how small your world can become and how easy it is to place yourself at the center of your small world? Your needs are what you are mostly concerned about. Your primary concern becomes how you are feeling and it is every one else’s job to make you feel better. 

"How did George Bernard Shaw describe it, 'being a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.' ”
Been there, done that. Not proud of it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't have any problem with people who are seriously ill being focused on themselves and on getting well again; in fact they should be, while trying to be as considerate toward others as possible and hold the querulousness to a minimum. I think Shaw was referring to people who are *chronically* whiny and self-absorbed.


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