Monday, May 26, 2008

Rachel Ray is Up With Jihads

via Crooks and Liars
Some people have a hard time realizing how absolutely insane other people are. The truth is there are a lot of really crazy people out there. But what's worse, there are a lot of people who seem perfectly sane but still believe in ridiculous things. I'll leave it to you to decide which of the two categories the people who believe the following fall into.

Sometime a cigar is just a cigar, a scarf is just a scarf, and a fantasy-prone personality is a fantasy-prone personality.

The Rational Moderate


rhbee said...

This is preaching to the choir, isn't it? Only a person beyond reason would agree with the characterization implied. Only a fanatic. Reason doesn't work with them. And finally, responding to them just seems to enable them more.

Rational Moderate said...

I know, I just found it unbelievably funny. Yet, I'm not sure we shouldn't respond to those who are acting, well, crazy. I tend to expand on Aristotle's view of friendship with this in that we should tell our friends when they are acting badly and our friends should tell us the same. Of course these people aren't my friends but still...
Also, I think it's important to let others know that, yes, there really are people out there who think this way and we should be on guard around them.