Quote: "> If you want me to submit to who yourself consider "Holy" and "Sanctified" and anyone > else, even myself, is seen as unholy or evil is the pinnacle of arrogance itself.
Why is it arrogant? "
Simple: Because if anyone wants to deem someone as "unworthy" only because they don't worship and covet exactly they way they do then that is just wrong. That's why I'm not with any form of fundamentalism. And yes I have seen fundies as atheists and believers calling each other various permutations of the "mentally ill" trope. It's the fundamentalism that's off-putting when I can see it as just the same old crap.
Quote: Well... Lets say you have a child. They want to play with the neighbor's "puppy". But it's not a puppy. It's a 45 lb. pit-bull. If you Live and let Live, does that also mean others are free to die (e.g. destroy themselves) if they so choose?
I won't have kids. But, since you brought it up...
No one forces anyone to have kids. If you have kids then they're your responsibility. That includes not just teaching them right from wrong but also keeping them from harm. It's not my responsibility to watch your kids all the way over here. It does not take a village. The buck stops with you.
Speaking of yourself, it is in poor taste for you wanting me to have kids and wishing for them to be mauled due to parental negligence. Such drama!
And "civilized" people wonder why I won't have kids.
Quote: The point is; some people may do what they want, but in the process they could be hurting themselves.
That's life: The world is the classroom and the teacher is pain. And it's really none of my business what they do to themselves as long as it doesn't directly affect me.
Sure, there will be some people who will die to to poor decisions. Even good people suffer tragedies too, including death. But given how many humans exist upon this mudball that's called "Oith" it would be a waste to try to watch every single human being 24/7 and ensure everyone is completely safe. There are simply just not enough helmets, restraints and foam rubber to go around.
Besides, it's really none of my business. There are millions of paths towards pleasure just as there are millions of paths towards pain. Humans need to be their own navigators within this vast universe. And those who choose not to control themselves and don't pay the wages of death will be controlled by the criminal justice system and the social services system.
Tragic stuff. But that's reality. That's the way it is.
And that's the point missed by the junkies-in-denial known as "Good Samaritans" and those who do their damndest for "The Greater Good" (The Greater Good...shut it!): They ignore mature responsible peoples' right to be left alone!
No one needs saved. People need to learn to save themselves. It's frustrating when people don't do that but it's a part of life.
Fatalistic? Perhaps. Hateful? Not really. Real? Certainly so.