Giggle all you want. My type blows up buildings if we don't get enlightened. Consider this the chance I offer you to stop a blooming fundamentalist. Take this post exactly as seriously as that. My mind is not yet closed.
Your dad may have invaded Lee's privacy by writing that book, but celebrities are generally lose a bit of their privacy when they become celebrities. Especially a person as important to their field as Harper Lee was to literature. Works about the life of important people are very important to society. I'd hardly call his decision here taking over her life.My Dad's problem is best manifest in his decision to write Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee - Google Book Search . Harper Lee is private as hell, and she asked him and other biographers not to write about her. My dad decided that for some greater public good, people should learn about Harper Lee's personal life as told through his eyes of "pure objectivity".
Your dad writing a book about Lee didn't stop anyone else of the right to define Harper Lee. If he wrote his biography correctly he didn't even define Harper Lee. He told the story of her life. Everyone else is free to write their own biography of her if they so choose. He didn't stop anyone from writing about Harper Lee any more than Stephen E. Ambrose stopped anyone from writing about WWII.He fails to see that in doing so, he has robbed everyone else the right to define Harper Lee and her message themselves, AND he made money from doing so.
Your mom is helping protect people's health. When she writes the prescriptions she isn't trying to hurt them or take over their lives. They come to her for medical advice to take control of a part of their lives.My Mom's problem is taking over the lives of other people and not understanding why they depend on her afterwards. She writes prescriptions for schedule II stuff for people then gets angry at them for being addicted to it.Every single patient she tells me about is either a hero or a villian: the people she writes prescriptions for are the pure heroes. The people that asked for prescriptions and got denied are the pure villians.
You're trying to say your parents aren't human because they help people? Yes by helping people they are helping themselves, but they are providing a valuable service to society. The difference between them and Jesus (at least in the mythology of Christianity) is that he wasn't truly human. He was God's son who took a task for no personal gain at all.So after 25 years of walking around making people angry by giving them stuff they didn't ask for, here I am: suddenly aware of why religious people knocking on doors are so creepy.
But here is the main point: My parent's Jesus Christ syndrome made one a doctor and the other a high school educator for 25 years. They may be unaware of their own self serving nature, but it sure as hell made other people around them happy/cured (sometimes). Their own lack of human awareness seemed to enable the power to actually solve problems.
How did you come to the conclusion that those two options are mutually exclusive?So my choice is to walk around thinking I'm God and solving everyone's problems (which I can and will do as a computer science/engineering major), or be aware of everyone else's humanity and my own actions and possibly render myself impotent to actually solve anything.
Again, how in the world did you possibly make this connection?Should I be the Bible thumping Batman figure causing more problems than I solve, or should I be the bleeding heart humanitarian that ends up changing nothing and annoying the hell out of everyone.
And anyone who reads this is coming off confused and a little tired.This post is more or less rhetorical by the way - I could not have written it if it was for no audience. That lacks conviction somehow...
Originally Posted by SWM
Good works do not count for much, but they are the right thing to do. Giving a laptop to your neighbor is not something Jesus would do according to scripture. If they were hungry, he would give them food.
It almost sounds like the OP has not learned the difference between want and need. It also does not appear he understands the difference between helping your fellow man or just looking like a self absorbed jerk.
No Lives Matter
I think the time has come for a goddess. As in me.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?