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Thank God I'm not a liberal. It must be hell going through life that constantly miserable.

Borealis, Christian Forums 38 Comments [3/11/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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The Last Conformist

Err?

3/12/2006 9:47:14 AM

Deus Ex Machina

Thank God I'm not Borealis. It must be hell going through life that constantly ignorant.

3/12/2006 11:02:47 AM

Julian


Yes, it must be wonderful to take delight in the misfortune of others!

3/12/2006 1:51:02 PM

What the...?

And conservatives aren't miserable? Puh-leez. With all those crazy restrictions they place on themselves, who wouldn't be?

3/12/2006 3:02:36 PM

What the...?

And conservatives aren't miserable? Puh-leez. With all those crazy restrictions they place on themselves, who wouldn't be?

3/12/2006 3:34:03 PM

Blurb

It might be hell, but I'd rather be miserable than lie to myself to be happy.

3/12/2006 4:03:59 PM

King Spirula

Funny, but it seems that conservatives like O'Liely, Hannity and Limbaugh are constantly ranting and huffing about some ridiculous thing or other (remember war on christmas?). Maybe Borealis meant:

\"Thank God I'm not a liberal. It must be hell going through life actually knowing things and not being an asshole.\"

3/13/2006 3:43:17 PM

David D.G.

Liberals are miserable only because conservatives exist to torture them.


~David D.G.

3/13/2006 4:28:36 PM

Caphi

\"I hate spinach, and I'm glad I hate it, because if I did like it, I'd eat it every day - and I loathe the stuff.\"

3/13/2006 5:10:48 PM

David D.G.

Blurb, that's definitely how it is! In a fairly spirited discussion, my dad once asked me, \"Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?\" I responded that the two weren't necessarily mutually exclusive, that ignorance or error certainly wasn't a prerequisite for happiness, and that I would rather have the less-than-happy satisfaction of being right than the delusion of it and false happiness based on that delusion.

And Caphi, that's a hilarious way of putting it! If that's a quotation from someone, please post the source; I'd like to use it myself sometime!


~David D.G.

3/13/2006 6:32:13 PM

Blurb

Thanks, David.
I'd call my theory \"integrity.\"

I firmly believe that believers of[insert whichever religion here] are perhaps more content day-to-day... in that they believe in absolute truths. It is much easier to take the shit life throws at you that way, but it's not honest. Fuck, if we can't be honest with ourselves, what do we got? Jack shit, that's what!

3/13/2006 6:39:20 PM

Julian

D.D.G.

It was Clarence Darrow (Scopes 'monkey' trials etc)

He also said
\"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.\"

and

\"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.\"

and

\"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.\"

and

\"I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.\"


And stacks even better!
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/clarence_darrow.html

This page is an awesome read too!
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/DARESY.HTM

3/14/2006 5:17:33 AM

Crosis

I dunno if I qualify as a liberal (I actually scored slightly right-wing on the economic scale on the Political Compass test last time I took it, though solidly libertarian on the other scale), but I don't see anything miserable about it. After all, liberals aren't the ones telling us that any sort of worldly pleasures are inherently evil.

3/14/2006 6:27:01 AM

Seomah

\"I'm atheist, thank god\" - Luís Buñuel (spanish)

3/14/2006 9:57:29 AM

David D.G.

Thanks for the information, Julian!


~David D.G.

3/14/2006 3:12:00 PM

Papabear

I am not miserable very often. As an atheist, I'm not burden with the fear of God desroying the earth or eternal punishment for tiny \"sins.\" Sometimes when I read posts from idiots it makes my sad for the future of our world, but I'm generally content.

3/14/2006 5:48:38 PM

Alejandro

I'm quite sure the spinach quote is actually from Lewis Carroll -definitely has his flavor.

3/14/2006 6:23:47 PM

mad dog

Conservatives have a second term president in the white house, majority of republicans in congress, conservative supreme court justices nominated, the patriot act renewed, tax cuts for the wealthy, 'faith based' initiatives, weakened environmental protections, weakened labor unions, a war currently going on, among other things, but somehow, they are still furiously barking at everyone else, and complain that the country is going down the drain.

3/17/2006 6:49:11 PM

Carol

Funny. I am a liberal, a feminist, a
Gnostic Christian, and an evolutionist
and I am very happy. Being open minded
tends toward joy.

3/19/2006 7:16:41 PM

Zoe

Conservatives and Liberals are equally miserable. Go Classical Liberals! :P

3/20/2006 12:19:15 AM

Rime

Carol: Thanks, that was beautiful.

Zoe: I second the notion. Besides, real liberals don't carry membership cards.

3/26/2006 7:07:26 AM

Livia

Why, I feel fantastic.

8/1/2008 2:25:10 AM

Darwin

Oh yeah, all those conservative comedians are a hoot. You've got, uh, well, Dennis Miller isn't very funny these days, but then there's, um...

8/1/2008 2:36:42 AM

JSS

Yeah because this guy seemed pretty happy.

4/13/2010 6:01:46 PM

Angua

I dunno, the ultra-right-wing seems to have been pretty miserable ever since Obama took office.

And as a liberal, I wasn't aware that being miserable every second of every day was one of the requirements. I'm not constantly miserable, nor are most of the liberals I know.

4/15/2010 1:12:53 AM

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