On a Mission from Gawd

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2014-09-04 – Did you ever notice that folks who are on a mission from Gawd seldom accomplish what they set out to do?

Oh, I’m not saying that they don’t devote their lives to the mission. I’m saying that they never make anything better. I’m saying that, looking at the record, the pretty much always make things worse—from their point of view.

Do you think that abortion protestors make a dent in the number of abortions that occur? Nope. Do you think that jihadists do anything to advance the cause of Allah? Just the opposite. Do you think that communists advanced the cause of workers of the world? Not on your life. (They may not be on a mission from God, but they were certainly on a mission from Gawd.)

As they say:

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

Folks who are on a mission from Gawd  don’t know this. They play every hand, regardless of the cards they are dealt. And they’re not good a bluffing.

Probably, they don’t really care about their stated mission, which normally consists of forcing you to follow their belief, rather than following it themselves. Probably they’re just trying to show they are better than you. They don’t care about the souls they say they care about. Because, if they did, they would use a little sense so they could get a win once in a while.

We see it in our politics. Deal making is a dirty word. Failure seems to be just fine. As long as you appear to be on the side of Gawd.

(Thanks to Kenny Rogers for the song.)

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Folks who are on a mission from Gawd are so infatuated with their mission that they lose sight of the truth. We’ve got to hold onto the truth. We’re starting with one day: October 1. It’s one day for truth called Diogenes Day. Let your friends know. Find out more info by clicking the Diogenes Day link at the top of my blog page.

And if you don’t think that the search for truth doesn’t cross the path of the missionaries for Gawd, check out the interview with Ramita Navai on Tuesday’s Daily Show (at 12:30 – the third segment).

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