Comment of the Day: Rick Perry Lawsuit Stirs Debate
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
We wrote about how a group is suing to block Rick Perry's involvement in "The Response" prayer gathering at Reliant Stadium on August 6. We learned that know-it-alls come in all shapes, sizes and beliefs.
No, the state is sanctioning something entirely defenseless: talking to imaginary beings, hoping that they might hear your thoughts and then take action to help you. It's primitive, and has no place in a modern world.
What if he were to declare "Texas' Imaginary Friend Day", and play up the idea that we all have an imaginary friend and that it's ok to talk about him and talk to him.
Needless to say, this sparked quite a bit of lively back and forth.
Before we consider demeaning any belief system, we try to remember what William Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
Just something to consider, dear commenters.
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