Sunday, May 20, 2012

Which one are you?

  • Porn shop operator,
  • Supporter of promiscuous behavior,
  • Someone that believes that, although you’re smart enough to teach your kids about abstinence, everyone else is too stupid to do it themselves, or
  • An “intellectual”?

Because, according to Bill Wright (R-Holden), if you supported the veto of HB363 you most likely fit into one of these four categories.

Thank you Bill Wright, now I have proof that I am an intellectual.  Since I’m a teacher and not a porn store operator, I don’t think people should be sleeping with everyone in sight and I don’t have any children, that leaves only one thing: intellectual.

Of course he meant “Intellectual”, with the quotes and preferable said with a sneer.   Kind of like the way you would refer to a “liberal”, “leper” or “rabid dog.”  But to me, it just means smart.


Lisa Shafer said...

Oh, well said.
Yup, sign me up with the intellectuals, too.
I'm guessing the sneer on intellectuals comes from the verses in the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 9: 28, 29, which read thusly:

28 O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.
29 But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God.

Lots of Mormons assume that only THEY know what God wants, so, clearly, anyone who uses science, learning, facts, research, etc. that opposes what THEY want is obviously not agreeing with what God wants, and is therefore one of those intellectuals/lepers/rabid dogs who will perish.

(Hope you enjoyed your Sunday School lesson today. :) )

Max Sartin said...

:) See, I made it to church in one way or another today.

Karen S. said...

All I can add is, I've always thought you were intellectual, almost genius, (with all your math smarts!) Ha, ha! just proves I was right! Thanks!