Note: If you are a kind of person that does not care what other people believe in, this post is not for you. I never judged a person according to their basic metaphysical worldview; Jews, Christians, Muslims, Atheists or whatever are all fine with me. As long as you don’t try to force me to become a part of your little camp I do not care.
I’ll make no apologies for myself.
I am who I am. There are things I believe in, based on my experiences. And there is nothing more relevant to my life (and this is true of anybody’s life as well) than my experiences.
I fully expect I will come under attack because of it. There is a movement out there that seeks to bury everything that doesn’t conform to it’s own idea of reality, who will take a dim view of me and my work.
Yet I do not care.
To those who come not in peace, but with jagged stones in hand and hatred in your eyes, I say this:
I don’t need your permission.
I do not ask for it. I did not ask for it. I will not ask for it. You have no power over me, and never will. Go and bother someone else. You will not find a victim willing to roll over; I will not bow before pseudo intellectual idols.
You have nothing to offer me.
I couldn’t give a less of a fuck for your false pep talk about how awesome you are. I don’t need others to feed my ego with cult-like fervor, saying how smart we are for figuring it all out, unlike those other people who are still wallowing in ignorance.
Echochambers always bored me immensely.
Ad hominem is for the weak.
I’ve heard lot’s of arguments in my time, and chances are huge you’re not going to come up with something original. But if you’re a kind of person that this post is aimed for, you won’t write an argument backed up with logic at all, won’t you? You’re not interested in debate; you’ve figured it all out. All that is left is crushing the opposition now.
With insults of course; I have no doubt you would like to use force if you could. But tanks are apparently in short supply these days.
Personal insults have always been the last sanctuary of those who ran out of arguments.
Which is why it’s a rare argument that I read from extremists that doesn’t contain a torrent of filth.