Originally Posted by Jordon Eagan
Aww! Poor rcfa...we get it! You're an atheist/pagan/witch doctor who doesn't believe in anything...blah, blah, blah....America sucks...blah, blah, blah...the Tea Party people are evil incarnate...blah, blah, blah...it's all Bush's fault...blah, blah, blah...mommy and daddy didn't love me...blah, blah, blah...you're intimidated by anyone who doesn't agree with your drivel and any ideology you don't understand...blah, blah, blah! You'd better get back to watching MSNBC now or they'll lose 10% of their viewing audience!
You have one thing right in that above paragraph:
I don't believe in anything. - Believing is for stupid people.
People with brains know, don't know, hypothesize, theorize, conjecture, deliberate, but they don't "believe", because that entails accepting as true something of which you should know that you don't have sufficient evidence to prove it or know it; and only stupid people would do such a thing.
Among the things I don't believe in, is loyalty to any concept that has been created for the benefits of people exploiting a majority, that includes patriotism and fandom, regardless what flag or brand it wears.
Good deeds do not need a flag, good deeds are humanist, not patriotic.
Patriotism, at best, is collective selfishness disguised as altruism, at worst, it's rampant stupidity whereby some people become tools such that evil people can enrich themselves.
People who "believe" are weak, and need crutches to tolerate life.
The one who's intimidated is you, because running out of reason, you have to resort to (pretty bad attempt at) ridicule. If you try ridicule, at least be original and funny; don't just recite platitudes and stereotypes. It's not just stupid, worse, it's boring.