MEA CULPA. (I’M A SINNER)
I wish to state categorically that whatever cynical, irreligious, dumbass remarks I make in my writing that I have an excuse. The Devil made me do it. I might be cynical or humourously so, I am irreligious and sometimes the dumbest things will pop into my head and before I know it it’s on paper. Sometimes I think that to some people I come across as a rude pompous know it all. Really I am far from that. When writing I usually generalize when people are involved and I never ever use names especially when I’m bashing. No let me re-phrase that I do not use the names of individuals I personally know or who personally know me, Politicians and religions on the other hand are fair game with the exception of Pope Frank. He keeps going the way he is and I just might think about returning to the Church. What am I thinking no way Jose”. Don’t get me wrong I think he is the best thing that’s happened to Catholicism in a long time. Just not really my cup of tea. Besides it hurts like hell kneeling down to pray. Going down is not to bad but crap does it hurt getting back up.
As you see by the title which is Latin, I’m a sinner or would be if I still believed. If you are thinking whilst reading that I am in league with the Devil, Satan, El Diablo, or der Teufel, nope don’t believe in him either. Nor do I believe in the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Fairy God Mothers, Santa Claus or the Great Pumpkin. Great thing for kids but it has been a long time since I was a kid. OK I’m a big kid. at least that what some think but what the hey it’s all in fun. I try desperately to live and let live. That doesn’t mean I will rollover and lie down to be walked on. I will if I think it is called for defend myself and my beliefs. If there are those out there who read my writing and it offends you will get no apology from me because what I write is my opinion and if it is not liked it does not have to be read or listened to. I am neither preacher, philosopher, prophet, nor demigod. Like the cartoon says “That’s All Folks” just me the guy who likes to write, laugh, or even the butt of jokes. If you can’t laugh at yourself you might as well go swimming with hungry sharks.
So here I sit on a cold Friday night in November telling folks that whatever it is “The Devil made me do it” as if that will get me off the hook for the mistakes I’ve made and the hurt I’ve caused. The hurt is deeply regretted and if I could I would take it back but such is life so for now until something better comes along I stick to my excuse. Or not. Oh yeah as I close there is one other thing that needs to be said “I AM NOT AN ATHEIST”.