Journal Entry #485
June 28th, 2011
I have run into what I am about to present often but this particular comment strain demonstrated it very well.
Face book does not define who I am; it is a tool to be used. I see so many caught up in being the perfect person crafting their identity here and on the internet as this defines their existence. People get so caught up in what I think are ridiculous self imposed issues creating perceived enemies that do not exist.
The internet is a fantastic tool to be used. Instant information and connection with millions of people around the world, the opportunities to learn and grow from this are astounding and yet people revert back to what I consider childish behaviour.
I call this “The Sandbox Junkie Syndrome“. I do what I do for me, if people get it and like what I am doing awesome if they don`t that is fine as well but so many need to just grow up, grow a thicker skin and quit being so god damn judgemental of others. Judge the idea not the person. I personally owe nothing to anyone and some of the attitudes I see demonstrate an air of narcissism.
Also let me make this perfectly clear to people and this may burst many a bubble; unless you know the `friend and I use this term with complete hesitation the odds are incredibly high that you will never meet them. They are not truly your friends. Also when you sit behind you laptop and spout out whatever you are saying anyone can be brave as the repercussions for your actions are minimal at best.
I will let the post speak for itself and you take what you want from it:
Picture of The Day
Now of course I do not love Allah as Allah is not real.
”I Love Allah more than anything else” ♥
Gary David Currie………..To love Allah more than anything else is impossible for many reasons. First and foremost Allah is just a concept. One cannot love a concept but only what they think of the concept. What each person loves first more than anything else is themselves as all things for the individual originate from the brain. Allah like any other god has been created my humans.
I____…. Gary, you know I respect you and all, but this is totally inappropriate and surprising coming from a supposed family man.. you have no business coming on a virtual stranger’s page and trashing their beliefs, regardless of what you think.. …yes we are atheists but there is no need to parade the fact, especially when this is not part of a debate or anything like that. you should apologise to this girl for disrespecting her on her own wall, you don’t even know her! all this demonstrates even to those of us who agree with your non-belief is immaturity and simple-mindedness
I didn’t say any of this to attack you, but because I think it’s wrong. There is a time and place to argue and a way of doing it. What you have done here is only going to make the devout turn even further inward, it certainly won’t make them question or doubt their beliefs
C____….This illustrates well the difference between the idealist and materialist criticisms of theology. It also exposes the class position of those non-believers who sneer at the ordinary faithful.
Ch____….Nor will it make someone willing to talk to non-believers or those of other beliefs. It is isolating and counterproductive on every level. Here is someone who reached out to you and us and she is slapped back?
Addressing Gary’s comments directly: Clearly *millions* of people love Allah – concept or not- and accept and believe that he’s great, good, and all the things that are claimed about him. To in effect call everyone who believes in any god selfish is quite an insult. Many people turn to god(s) as a way of bringing themselves *out* of themselves – as an attempt to expand into the universe and something greater. The universe itself is beautiful, and the world we have here is filled with people of such inherent potential. This is where my hope lies: this world, now.
Gary David Currie…………… Ok wait a minute here… First of all I do not attack. You can call it that if you like that is your right. I make no bones about my agenda. You can call it whatever you want to I simply seek truth. Believe me when I tell you this is not… an attack. Now if you are serious about what you just said I____ I can turn right around and say the same thing back to you for your comment to me but I wouldn’t because I realize that the internet is public. How did I get to this persona page, Now if she is upset then let her tell me. In telling me not to judge you also have judged.
Now I am not making what you said as an attack but I am responding.. I am not trying to change anyone’s mind here and people will do what they will. I just so my thing and I am confident I am very respectful when I do it.
If i put up a post that said “I love Pixies” and people responded it certainly would not bother me.
Gary David Currie……… Ch____ you are missing the point we are all selfish it is who we are now this is different than being self involved but all we do is selfish as it always comes from us for us even though it may appear we are doing for others. This concept actually frees us to be more aware and to understand why we do what we do. I have laid my case out clearly in several blog posts on this.
Gary David Currie………… Also people I am sorry but I am not one to worry about how people will feel about everything I say as I have no control over this nor do I want any. I am more respectful than the vast majority of people. If I hurt someone’s feelings I would… be surprised because this I cannot do they can only do this to themselves. It is a crap shoot and people get offended by the slightest thing. Thanks for your comments. You are more than welcome to feel how you will about me as I can do nothing about it.
Gary David Currie ………..So many want to hear the nice comforting things but life does not work that way. Judge me after you truly know me…I judge the concepts and ideals not the person holding them this is what I talk about.
(I said I would read an article he suggested a few days ago to further a discussion)
C____……It just took you five separate comments to say nothing, and as usual your spelling and grammar is atrocious. More importantly, you have barely addressed the criticisms of your self-important posts here and elsewhere. This is probably because you’re not intellectually capable of answering criticism. You’d prefer to wallow in your own hollow rhetoric and bathe in your narrow little prejudices as if they constituted some magnificent eye-opening truth. There is nothing new in your blogs or your worldview that cannot be easily and systematically countered by any one of us who has responded here – we have already begun doing so on the group page. Put simply, you are full of yourself, and there is not much to you. If you are deluded enough to believe that you are actually making people think, then you are no better than the faithful that you clearly *do* judge in quite unreasonable and spiteful terms – denying this only makes you look foolish to those of us who have bothered to read your blogs and other “work”.
Some people should probably think twice before procreating and thus furthering the seed of their own hateful poison into the future generations. Goodbye, bigot.
By the way, what happened to reading that article I recommended and getting back to me to discuss it? Skipped your mind? Or you’re not up for it? How typical of moral and intellectual cowards.
Gary David Currie…………………. C____ I said I would read it and get back to you and I will is that why you are letting off some steam here. Look FB is not my life. I run a business; I have a family and my writing and music plus other things.
Now to address your comments; when one stoops to pointing out spelling and grammar well what can I say? I don’t need to give you an excuse for that it is basically just hitting the wrong keys and no spell check, so what…
If you don’t like what I have to say don’t read my blog or respond but please and I see this a lot don’t make me the focus or the issue.
You have no idea how my thoughts and music has affected the life of others so your comment is ridiculous.
I am not doing what I do to please you or anyone else and no one is under any obligation to engage, read or listen to anything I do.
If you feel you must continue to judge, criticize or anything else that will make you feel better go right ahead. Like I said there is nothing you can say that will offend me and I do not get into pissing contests.
Also C____ just so you know the last few days after I said I would read the article we have had some major storms where I live. I have been working long days clearing trees from my neighbours and my own house. We had one lodge right in on our roof. Also and I keep my private life to myself but to make a point my youngest son has been violently ill and my family always is my priority.
If I might suggest don’t be so quick to judge.
Person……. It’s funny how, with all that going on, you managed to find the time to come here and disrespect this girl’s beliefs on her own page for no good reason at all – more than once I might add. Where do you get off judging everyone else just because you despise religion and apparently (wrongly) see it as the root of all evil, yet when responded to you turn around and play innocent as though your pointless comments are somehow justifiable? And then have the hide to continue preaching to the rest of us not to judge, as if that is not precisely what you have done and in fact do in many of your writings. I think everyone has the right to let off a little steam at you, and I have no idea why this girl has chosen to keep you as a friend after your pathetic display of intolerance here. I suppose it is a demonstration of the boundless compassion of some of the faithful, perhaps something you ought to consider and thereby broaden your own narrow perspective.
Gary David Currie ………..Thanks for continuing on judging me as you are condemning me for judgment. Feel free to carry on.. I judge ideals in my writings I made no judgement about this particular girl. But you are certainly focusing on me personally why this is?
People love to point out the perceived flaws they see in others and they are more than welcome to. I personally do my very best to stay away from this..
CE____….. Because you’re self-important. You have no learning curve. You think you know it all and you come here to show it all off, but it’s all nothing, just fancy idealistic jizz. Enough.
Gary David Currie …….Thanks again for defining who you think I am. get it all out I can take it..
In a different post as a result of a separate comment on my page;
Hahaha. Gary David Currie just lost the entire posse’s friendship, one by one, and he actually believes it is because we “lost” an argument with him and his moronic friends. What a jerk off.
D____…. Where did this take place ?
A___… On his wall, and on that girl’s wall…
D____….. his friends are far worse than he is…dobbs actually tried to add us whilst making nonsensical comments at the same time…needs a head check, that kid
Gary David Currie …………….So this a gang effort when I do not conform to your way of doing things, Is that it? I think if you go back and look at the post I was the one who was thoroughly insulted by people. Is this an example of public shaming? Do what you will? Eventually we all rub someone the wrong way but the measure of a person will be in how they deal with the disagreement.
This continued on into a public shaming of me. Amazing how people joined in…. Publicity for me either way..
When one does not follow the trend one will always be condemned..
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie