Archive for December, 2017

Trading addictions

December 27, 2017

I know someone who is over-the-top religious. Well, I know a lot of people who are, but this one stuck out.

Turns out she used to be a meth addict, and possibly addicted to other drugs, as well. Heavily.

She doesn’t do drugs anymore. But, no, she isn’t “clean”. She just traded the meth for God, but she’s still just an addict, burning out her brain cells for a high.

Once I learned this, her religiosity made perfect sense. I won’t try to get her off this drug, just like I wouldn’t have tried to get her off the other drug. Some people seem to need something to be addicted to, and can’t function otherwise. God is more socially acceptable than meth. For now. It’s still tragic.


Neither one exists

December 27, 2017

I heard an amusing exchange over Christmas.

A young relative- in a highly religious branch of the family- has gotten to the age he has started seeing through the “Santa Claus” myth.

He hasn’t seen Santa, and was planning to set traps to catch his mom playing Santa, and the relatives were trying to keep him believing a little longer.

So, what was their argument in favor of the existence of Santa Claus?

“Well, you haven’t seen God, either, and you know he exists…”


The kid may shake off the superstition, after all. If they aren’t careful to keep him from thinking…