Thursday, July 26, 2007
If we are just animals, just meat around bone stuffed into a skin sack like a sausage, does that make our lives futile and worthless?
Mencken would like to strongly disagree. His life has purpose. He eats, he sleeps, he gets palm-on-fur action from his alpha cat (me). He brings furry warmth to the nightly bed. He is kind to his apartment-mates, though he is not afraid to give them a warning whack with the paw if they're starting to irritate him by, like, grooming him when all he wants to do is sleep (yeah, The Mighty Fang is so mean with that biz of always wanting to groom Mencken). What more is there, in the end?
Seems to me that the deranged hairless monkeys with delusions of grandeur who call themselves "human" have a lot to learn from Mencken and his ilk. If these "humans" behaved like animals, rather than like lunatics, this would would be a lot nicer place to live methinks. Humans should be proud to be told "you're acting just like an animal!", rather than viewing it as an insult. After all, what animal (other than the hairless monkey ones) has ever started a war based upon lies, or killed another animal based on what he thinks some imaginary sky demon whispered in his ear? Hmm?
-- Badtux the Animal Penguin
Labels: the human condition
Posted by: BadTux / 7/26/2007 12:54:00 AM
YAY. Well said.
In the wild, some animals do a lot of killing, even of their own kind, for territory, for control of a female, to feed themselves or their loved ones. No, never for the mythical provider of rewards and punishment from ancient folklore.
BTW, not that it matters, but humans are hairless apes, not monkeys.
What's the diff? Tails.
Humans are animals who've lost their connection with their creator, the universe.
# posted by niCk (Mem Beth) : 26/7/07 6:37 AM
Outstanding reply to some...shall we say...insensitive comments.
# posted by TheCultureGhost : 26/7/07 6:36 PM
Hello, Mr Penguin.
That living like animals doesn't sound so bad, but I think I still like kissing a hairless Monkee.
And that toilet paper thing is going to be really hard for me to give up.
# posted by Progressive Traditionalist : 26/7/07 9:57 PM
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