What He/She Said
My shadow gathers much amusement whenever members of an ilk or ism need to cement a thing as fact or truth, will point to an opposing philosophy and claim "even they agree."
My shadow knows when one is comfortable with ones personal convictions it is of no importance whether an opposing force agrees or disagrees.
My shadow omniciently knows there are no answers for many questions because what is known today as truth may not be truth tomorrow.
To seek validation of moral superiority or factual correctness by dragging mortal enemies into the fray for the sole purpose to of supporting a hypothesis strikes my shadow as the anthesis of emphirical consideration. Calling upon your Moriarity for support should result in expulsion and disqualification of membership from whatever pointy hat club for which one professes to speak for lack of faith or fact.
Consider this quick search on "even X agree" which gathers these headlines:
Even Atheists agree:
- Even atheists believe in rainbows (5)
- Even Atheists Fear the Word 'God' (6)
- Even Atheists Can Believe in Heaven (6)
- Even If You Are an Atheist, You Worship Something (9)
Even my shadow believes rainbows exist as optical and meteorological phenomenon caused by reflection and refraction of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light (text stolen almost verbatim from wikipedia).
Even Christians agree:
- Even Christians Agree That Faith is Opposed to Reason (9)
- Even Christian Fundamentalists can't Agree on the Basics (8)
- Even Christians have to agree that most of the bible is irrelevant, ignorant garbage...(14)
- Even Christians can agree about the economy (7)
My shadow reminds we can always tell the atheist arguments from the christian arguments at a glance because atheists utilize 1/3 more words as a general principle.
My shadow simply points to the 12-word title of this lament by the unbeliever, the Unitarian Universalist to justify the celebration of Christmas Even atheists find that ritual helps them make sense of the world. (12)
Even my shadow agrees atheists in sheep's clothing may enjoy a range of religious holidays and events.
However, even my shadow agrees, the sheer number of sects laying claim to the philosophy of Christian cements the fact that there are no basics upon which to agree in order to find common ground. Any attempt to achieve scholarly agreement of the basics would initiate WWIII. The core belief for christians and other religions my shadow surmises would be the magical spark of life aka god(s).
My shadow also knows there is only one point where all atheists agree which is that the probability of existence of god or gods is so unlikely as to be non-existent.
My shadow suggests a focus upon consideration of others might be in order.
Meet My Shadow
My shadow tenuously acknowledges that balance is the keystone to existence.
My shadow and my sunny side reside in realms of equal infinite size within our brain equally convinced of their omniscience. We work together to manage to make good works, bad moves, stupid remarks and intelligent decisions all which enable us to continue existence in the body as a whole.
Some time ago my sunny side became infatuated over brain mapping, the fine art of making Venn diagrams, graphs, charts all to connect dots between the like and the unlike. This piqued the attention of my shadow who awaits every opportunity for potential vulnerability no matter how slight. My sunny side, to whom my shadow refers to as "the hippie," sees only the wonders of being, and basks in the warm fuzzy light only logic and order may bring.
My Shadow's Cartoons
My shadow is an unabashed Libertarian who forces us to illustrate perverse ideas and political complaints or what my shadow describes as observances. These are the moments when my sunny side shuts down in total despair over damage inflicted by my shadow's ever present prying and probing for weaknesses in my sunny side's logical, reasonable and peacefully orderly existence.
My Shadow informs, having noticed a trend of shadow others will approach with the intent to trigger voluminous verbal barrages of humorous uttering pulled unwillingly from within the repressed depths of my shadow's darkest corners, the origins of which remain a complete mystery to both my Shadow and oddly enough my Sunny side which has managed to effect humorous tattling with limited success herself.
The quandary of prying such private humor according to the dark one, is with the audacity of the seekers who intentionally tweak what my shadow know as weakness of will in our collective resolve to rebuff or restrict such advances of this masturbation of knowledge from individuals my shadow deems unworthy of our collective attention or concern, all of which produces a strange irritation.