true truth: slogans
This is going to sound weird -- but, sometimes humor is like a clown being set on fire--it's funny, but kind of sad at the same time. That's how I think about slogans on posters or bumper-stickers. I've successfully used my sense of humor to produce radio shows and commercials, but there are some things I just don't find funny. Not that I'm offended, because usually I'm not-- just conflicted at times by the degrees of truth, humor, illogic and hatred. I honestly get tired of those agenda driven, vague, oversimplified [Religious, Christian, Atheist, Skeptic] slogans, camouflaged in humor with partial truths, misinformation, disinformation or manufactured deceit. I don't like it when anyone uses them regardless of their worldview. It normally adds nothing to the conversation but confusion, hatred, and bigotry. Through my life I've met some very nice atheist, mean spirited Christians, hypocrites, uneducated skeptics, zealots, abused, abusers, bigots, and those that are just plain disconnected, lazy, arrogant or don't care. However, I learned long ago that truth is truth regardless of the consequences--meaning reality is the truth, and one's behavior doesn't change what is true, any more than a drunk, homophobic math teacher can change the laws of mathematics and logic. As a Christian I've developed some well thought-out reasons for what I believe--but no one has perfect knowledge--even if you believe something is true. Here's a good first step when you're not sure what someone means--ask, listen to understand, and be kind. Now that trully was taught by Christ.
"Get Your Think On" - Mike "MoonDog" Burnette