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Wishing you all a pleasant Easter Sunday

With the re-birth of Christ (be it real or symbolic, you decide) and the way in which people all over the planet are fighting the good fight against the virus, it is an excellent moment to meditate on one of our most basic tenets, that of the Sanctity of Life. Here’s the quote from George Carlin:
It’s one of these things
we tell ourselves so we’ll feel noble. Life is sacred. Makes you feel
noble. Well let me ask you this: if everything that ever lived is dead,
and everything alive is gonna die, where does the sacred part come in?
I’m having trouble with that. ‘Cuz, I mean, even with all this stuff we
preach about the sanctity of life, we don’t practice it. We don’t
practice it. Look at what we’d kill: Mosquitos and flies. ‘Cuz they’re pests. Lions and tigers. ‘Cuz it’s fun! Chickens and pigs. ‘Cuz we’re hungry. Pheasants and quails. ‘Cuz it’s fun. And we’re hungry. And people. We kill people… ‘Cuz they’re pests. And it’s fun!

And
you might have noticed something else. The sanctity of life doesn’t
seem to apply to cancer cells, does it? You rarely see a bumper sticker
that says ‘Save the tumors.’. Or ‘I brake for advanced melanoma.’. No,
viruses, mold, mildew, maggots, fungus, weeds, E. Coli bacteria, the
crabs. Nothing sacred about those things. So at best the sanctity of
life is kind of a selective thing. We get to choose which forms of life
we feel are sacred, and we get to kill the rest. Pretty neat deal, huh?
You know how we got it? We made the whole f___ing thing up!

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