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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Barnaby …

*Pic: Barnaby slopes away at an Adani protest …

Dear God,

I am a true believer and regularly attend Your house where I pray for the furtherance of Your wishes for humanity and put $5 into the collection box. I also strongly believe in family values, have a beautiful wife who has always supported me and four children.

Recently, however, I was seduced at work by an office junior who then became pregnant (possibly by me) so I left my wife and family as quickly as I could. I have pleaded with everyone to respect our privacy and was paid a few dollars to give an extensive interview to further that goal.

Last week, one of our State governments drafted a bill to respect the privacy and stop the harassment of women within 150m of abortion clinics by protesters. I of course lobbied my fellow politicians in Your name to protect the sacred right to stop women from controlling what happens to their own bodies.

Unfortunately, the bill passed. This year has been a bad one for freedom and religious respect what with the same sex marriage bill passed into law as well.

However, God, what I am writing to you about concerns the totally unprincipled media who continue to disrespect my privacy and harass me whenever possible. They even tried to take a photo of me leaving Your house.

Some people might see this as hypocrisy, but do you not feel that those acting in Your name have a right and duty to behave in an inconsistent and contradictory manner when circumstances dictate?

Yours ever,

Barnacle

As dictated to Mike Buky

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. George Smiley

    June 11, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Interesting parallels here from the Koran – Mohamed got around inconsistencies quite neatly by simply claiming it was all God’s word, he was simply taking dictation and if God changed his mind from time to time so be it. AND he was doing it all as a public service for no recompense.

    Nevertheless he later became very wealthy and was also exempted from many of the usual rules for believers about access to women; slave girls taken in battle, whether plain or beautiful, and cousins. Of course there is nothing in there about staffers. So who dictated to you, Mike?

  2. Russell

    June 11, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Re #1 … Same as the Catholics with the Crusades, then the Inquisition – which only ended relatively recently – all sanctioned by various Popes in His name?

    “Kill them all” Pope Innocent dictated “God will know His own.” Plus, we’ll make a nice little packet as we’re doing it.

    Actually George, the Koran wasn’t written by Mohamed – unlike the New Testament being written by Saul/Paul.

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