Humans ideology seems kind of weird to me some times . Sometimes i need to slap myself just to try to make sure life isn’t some sort of weird n wacky illusion . When i see people do, or hear people say certain things, sometimes im left quietly thinking and asking myself , wow i must be really weird and crazy ! i better shut my mouth before to many folks find out. When wandering on my own , i often ponder these things that for some reason seem alien to me and my thinking , and i wonder if maybe an alien space ship snuck me into the hospital and swapped me over or something, and my parents just didn’t notice . Hmmmm it`s possible ?.
This isn’t a good feeling for me, i live in a world where weird people often become outcasts . It becomes more of a worry when my friend Feeno from the U.S.A starts talking about our friendship being weird , im think hmmm … whats the rub with that ? . Maybe the mans right. .. I’m one weird cookie … I’m alien !
Whats wrong with me . Why dont i seem to fit in with the way most other people seem to think ? .
Take this article for instance from the Bay of Plenty Times : http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/local/news/wording-means-exclusive-maori-burial-site-request-/3920281/
Titled : Wording means exclusive Maori burial site request sidelined
Here i was thinking the Māori were those who had to fight against racism and separatism , yet here it seems they fight to have it included and made law by city councils ? .
Tauranga City Council yesterday passed a new policy to allow exclusive burial areas for religious or cultural groups whose “physical burial protocols” could not be accommodated in the general management of the cemetery.
The wording meant that a request from the city’s Tangata Whenua Collective for a separate burial area for Maori could not be accommodated at Pyes Pa Cemetery.
However Tauranga Mayor Stuart Crosby did not shut the door entirely on the request , promising instead to “re-engage with the collective” to work through the issues.
The new policy was aimed principally at Muslims and followed a dilemma last year when a Muslim boy died but could not be buried in the cemetery because of Muslim burial protocols.
Muslim graves face a different direction to those at Pyes Pa and are wider than standard plots. Mr Crosby’s intervention meant the family was allowed to bury their son away from the existing non-denominational graves.
The decision forced a review of burial practices at the cemetery, leading to Maori joining the Exclusive Brethren in seeking a separate burial area.
Either im weird or this planets rather weird . The Māori had to fight against racism in New Zealand , not so much unlike the indigenous people of the U.S.A or South Africa or Australia and elsewhere did too . And i happen to agree with them racism and separatism sucks , its bullshite . Having that type shit where only certain people are allowed in certain bars and clubs , based on their race or colour . Or army’s where only certain folk can be involved in certain companies or sports teams that only include certain races in their teams, or employers who only employ certain races .
To my weird Alien thinking . That is so old school and outdated .
Yet here we see even in death , modern countries pandering and bowing down to allow group racism , separatism , segregation to be promoted and flourish . Its one thing to claim the mind of the individual is hard to alter . But i don’t see how it simply follows ! that the segregation desires of groups must need be catered for.
But them like i already said . I guess im weird . I’m Alien here on this planet. I don’t understand how Māori who traditionally have always been pro family , which i loudly applaud ! and admire ! and even maybe kind of revere ! with them as something most sacred .
Can now be seen in line with a group like the Exclusive Brethren who have traditionally divided and slaughtered many families , and be working with them other divisive group to help secure the right of segregation of people even after death ?.
Under the policy passed yesterday, they would have to prove their plot requirements could not be accommodated in the general area.
The Tangata Whenua Collective wanted an exclusive area for Maori because some Maori chose to be buried in a public cemetery or were unable to return home to be buried.
Tauranga City Council policy analyst Debra Langton said the burial protocols for Maori did not meet the special requirements defined in the policy for an exclusive burial area.
What ? they dont want to go down the road of allowing the exclusive ?? …. Really ? … Bit late me thinks . They already allow it .. Segregation and exclusivism is rife ! . Propped up and even sanctioned ! by the very presence of faith and religion in our societies . And it really sucks
I think my friend Feeno often think im weird . He must do because he asks me these questions that sometimes seem a little strange to me . But then like i already said , in this world i already feel kinda alien . But in the last thread Feen asked me.
But after our long weird friendship I still wonder where you think the line should be drawn when it comes to peoples rights about what they can believe? Our beliefs might be outdated and might even seem silly to you and even tho I’d like to see you become a Believer I would never think of outlawing Atheism.
Personally as an alien living on this weird planet earth im against racism , segregation , exclusivism , etc . But if i oppose it , all of a sudden i become thought of one of these weird people who are into outlawing things . I scratch my head and think wow … what am i missing here ? and slap my face again just to be extra sure this isn’t all some big illusion . That`s funny , yes! that slap was painful . But if outlawing things is so evil ? im left not understanding just how come ? it came to be against the law to not to allow people their right to have faiths ? . How did they outlaw murder ? or stealing ? or rape ?. How is speeding above speed limits outlawed as wrong ? or driving drunk become outlawed ?. Or some countries gay marriage or abortion is outlawed ? .
Is it only the atheist are the real evil nasty baddies if they try to outlaw some stuff ? .
Bad atheists . Naughty naughty bad bad evil atheists . How dare they think of outlawing anything …. Outlawing things is only the Job of normal people like Christians and Muslims and suchlike .
Oh no . Down with you ,you naughty bad satan atheists . Tut Tut !
I’m alien to this planet . I wasnt meant to live here . I don’t fit with a life where it’s quite legal for people of faith to make my life hell . And im far to weird and upset ! them lovely faithful folk when i don’t simply learn how to enjoy living a life of hell on earth .
I understand why other Ex Ebs who felt so alien on this planet , they simply gave up trying to explain to other people who were only ever likely to think of them as weird anyway . And so they took care of matters themself , best way they knew how . And commited suicide .
Just saying i understand them ! thats all . Even if normal planet earth people like Feeno dont.