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Dec-04-12, 00:49 AM (EDT)|
12. "RE: The Aha Moment"|
In response to message #7
>>Hasn't anyone else been tempted to put in "pantheistic multiperson |
>>solipsism", or is it just me...?
>I was in the emergency department at a Bangor hospital the other day
>(sudden epic back/side pain: medical science shrugs, assumes I've had
>a interesting convergence of bad luck, muscle strain, and an internal
>suture from the Surgery Adventure), and they asked me for my religion
>during check-in. I was unable to keep myself from giving the clerk a
>What Has That Got To Do With Anything? face for a second or two, then
>told her I'm an atheist. That got me a momentary odd look in return
>and a box checked on some computerized hospital form, which presumably
>means if I die in that hospital at any future point they'll just strip
>me for parts and toss me on the burn pile. Which I'm OK with as long
>as they're sure I'm really dead.
Sort of tangetally related, but a while back when I was looking at different funeral markers for my father's military funeral at the local National Cemetery, they had little icons for every religion under the sun for engraving. The mark for the athiest was a stylized Atom, which I thought looked neat. I was a little disappointed they didn't have a guy shrugging for agnostic.
Oh God, it was me. I was the grognard all along.
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