Friday, September 30, 2011

THE OAT HARVEST


The older I get the more convinced I am that Murphy's Laws are everywhere especially in the dynamics of relationships. Have you ever wondered why all the good ones are married, too young, gay or live too far away? Have you ever given any thought as to why good women are attracted to bad boys and nice guys crave bitches? I believe we have a inherent drive to be challenged and to possess what we don't/can’t actually have.

Have you ever watched a good woman who happens to "get" the bad boy of her dreams? Doesn't she immediately go to work on him to change all the things about him that attracted her to him initially? If she wanted a nice guy, why didn't she just go find one and save herself a lot of grief?

I think people need to learn to be more accepting of each other's differences and curb that need to remodel someone into what we think they should be or could be. Ideally, when we fall in love with someone, who they are at that moment should be the person we should always love. Yes, people grow and change somewhat over time, but aren't we basically the same person we always have been...just a little older and hopefully wiser?? So always remember while sowing your wild oats on Saturday night, pray for crop failure on Sunday and before you find your prince or princess, you have to kiss a lot of frogs!

Gratitude statement: Sometimes I'm really thankful I'm flying solo.

All gibberish within ©2004-2011 Mildred Ratched Memoirs.

Friday, September 16, 2011

THE CLOSET DOOR

I know if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's supposed to be a duck, but I've spent my entire life on the back side of the closet door because... well hell, I guess I did it because being an atheist isn't a popular thing to be. There I said it! I've finally came out of the closet. I'm an atheist!

If I were a Christian, I'd really be pissed off at God. I mean, here sits this omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent perfectly benevolent being doing what? Definitely not being all-powerful, all-knowing and all present! Oh yeah! That's right! We, the imperfect sinners were given free will so we can royally screw things up. I guess that's where faith is supposed to factor into the whole equation. Suffer now and get rewarded later? Be a good, faithful follower and the best one can hope for is to watch people around us suffer and die. Lead a good life and never know when it's all going to end or be taken away in some dreadful flash.

And the hereafter? I'm sorry, but I don't want to spend my eternity singing and playing harps with angels. I don't want to reach a state of perfection when there's nothing more to strive for... I don't want to be reunited with people who irritated the crap out of me during my brief tenure. Nope, I prefer to believe I'll become part of the vast cosmos eventually.


The first law of thermodynamics states (here she goes getting all quantum) that energy can be changed from one form to another, but cannot be created nor destroyed. If science has it right then my life force will simply transform into some other "energy" at the moment of my death. Perhaps it's like water becoming ice or steam depending on whether heat or cold is applied to it. It's still water, but in a different form. It looks different. It has different properties, but it's still just water. I'd rather believe that someday I may be particles of stardust floating throughout the universe and perhaps, if I'm lucky my particles will find their way to some newly forming planet or star. How groovy would that be?

Since I have free will, I choose not to buy into an ageless god who has sat back watching our world decline and has done nothing to intercede on its behalf. I don't want to believe in a creature who would allow horrible things to happen to good people. I detest any being who allows wars to be fought in his/her name and who shines a light on the self-righteous who judge others and who claims their way is the only way to some afterlife paradise.

Nope! I just don't buy it. I'm a show me type of person and unless I see some grand stand miracle, I'm going to live out the rest of my life believing life is just life and nothing more. Bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people and sometimes good things happen to good people. Who ever said life is fair or just? Life is life! It's a short ride filled with many surprises...some good, some bad. And if I'm wrong, well I'm sure I have many people praying for me and my willful ignorance. Maybe their God, will want to keep me around for a few giggles and grins!

Gratitude statement: I'm grateful the closet door is always unlocked and easy to open!

All gibberish within ©2004-2011 Mildred Ratched Memoirs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT

I try very hard to be respectful and tolerant of other people's opinions and beliefs, but with that said I really need to express that I think airing one's dirty laundry on Facebook is not only stupid, but in my opinion, ranks as one of the most juvenile things a person can do. It ranks right up there with burning your husband's clothes on the front lawn. If you want to start a quick bandwagon, just post how you've been wronged, but only do that after posting a few prayers asking for God's guidance first. That always makes slamming someone easier and much more effective. After all, with God and Jesus on your side anything is possible, right?

I have to admit that I don't quite understand how the whole "Christian" thing works. So many people seem to roll biblical quotes off the tips of their tongues with such great ease, but without really having a clue as to what being a Christian means. What do I base my opinion on? Well, in part I see all the quasi-religious brouhaha posted by people claiming to be a follower of Jesus and then they turn around and do a character assassination on an individual (usually someone who doesn't have the opportunity to come to their own defense). Maybe what they write/say is factually accurate, BUT who are they to judge another? Aren't we supposed to love our enemies? Aren't we supposed to turn the other cheek? Aren't we supposed to forgive? Or are we supposed to pick and choose what we adhere to when God, Jesus and the Bible are concerned?

What I see happening too often is people's bad behavior being blamed on Satan. What an easy out that is! That excuses us from any responsibility or accountability. Oh, the devil made me do it! Yeah right! Or no one is perfect and we are all sinners... just another HUGE cop out! So we can all go to church on Sunday and act like immoral, unfeeling bastards the rest of the week because?
A) We can
B) The devil made us do it
C) We forgot to take our meds
D) Someone pissed on our Wheaties and made us mad
E) All of the above

I want to freely admit that this post was written by someone who has been known to be as crude as to post their own colonoscopy pictures on Facebook (for educational purposes, of course), to engage in witty banter with ex-lovers on Facebook for all to see (that's for educational purposes, also) and entice others to join the Sisterhood of the Saucy Tarts (OMG, the devil must have made me do it!)

Gratitude statement: I'm grateful that my higher power has a sense of humor!

All gibberish within ©2004-2011 Mildred Ratched Memoirs.