The whole "the rules are that there are no rules" part of UU--and greater still, of liberalism/"open-mindedness"--is a constant thorn in my side. It's the natural consequence of living on that side of the spectrum. Lan put it this way once:
"If you say you're open to everything, then that means that you're open to eating a pile of shit. Do you want to eat a pile of shit? I mean, if you do it, you'd be staying consistent with your stated beliefs, but--come on. It's a big pile of shit. You have to lay the line somewhere."
I told that to my dad once, and he just looked at me like I was an idiot. Maybe if I used Nazis as an example it would resonate more.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
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