It would be easy for me to list the plethora of elements in this world that I do not believe in. That sentence saddens me. It saddens me because it makes sense to me. So much around us is man-made and requires some measure of belief in order to serve a purpose. Religion is the obvious example of this, but I will avoid this particular topic, as religion and beliefs in and of themselves tend to bring out the very worst in people – the worst in mankind. I do not believe in religion – nor the religious.
This is neither here nor there. What I want to talk about is a few quirky disbeliefs of mine. I don’t believe that…
- the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy was well-written. Quite the opposite, I found it terribly hard and ludicrously laborious to read,
- Batman is a character worthy of any attention. Nor his companions. Nor anything around him. He and his universe just do not appeal to me in the slightest,
- the cake was a lie. It was there if you stayed past the end credits,
- any aliens have ever been close enough to observe humanity. If any superior race had noticed us, our industrious nature, our ambition and hunger for power, we would have been wiped out immediately,
- the Olympics should be for professional athletes. I would rather see it return to its ancient roots featuring nothing but amateurs and ordinary people,
- the Game of Thrones TV series is any good. It is rubbish if you ask me. The books are amazing, though,
- OJ was innocent,
- the epilogue of “The Deathly Hallows” should have been written. However, I do understand the purpose of it, yet, it still made me want to heave,
- homeopathy is anything but a shameless sham,
- astrology is any better, but it is easier to make a buck off of telling people what they want to hear than telling people they are garbage,
- sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Words stick with you. And words can haunt you forever – especially a truth,
- the Phantom Menace was that bad, but a few things rubbed me the wrong way,
- the Return of the Jedi was any good, at all,
- virtual reality is the future,
- social media – in particular, Twitter – was ever meant to bring people together. Quite to the contrary, they seem designed for commercialised hate-mongering,
- people should be persecuted if they sodomise anyone using a selfie-stick in public for its intended purpose.
Seriously, the selfie-culture needs to sod off. I have no patience for it. “Here I am posing in front of Michelangelo’s ‘David’,” they would say presenting their selfie. Great vacation photography with some random plebs face obscuring the sight of a masterpiece. Not only a massive waste of time, but also a massive loss of genuinely interesting material – lost to a pleb face in a self-centered ploy for attention. I imagine these people will be massively disappointed when scientists determine the center of the universe and found out that is not the selfie-enthusiasts.