Originally posted by royalchicken
Hello. In one of your posts, you said that one should help one's friends avoid hell. I think I may have committed a few sins: I'm a rationalist, an atheist, a skeptic, generally a Bayesian and have some socially liberal views. I smoke, drink occasionally and do not eat or sleep enough to treat my body as a temple. When the situation arises, I enjoy ha ...[text shortened]... ds to Heaven, because I bet the decor is pretty naff. Give it some thought.
All the best,
I am most certainly going to hell. However, I am confident that most of my friends will be there and I'll have plenty of company.
While I am a reasonably decent person, still, I have, upon occasion defiled myself and others in a spectacular fashion. I have been known to drink alcohol to excess and otherwise pollute the temple that is my body (I tend to fall down, laugh alot and expose myself when intoxicated as well).
I struggle with my spirtuality and currently consider myself to be Protestant with strong Existential and Taoist tendencies. My political allegiance is fuzzy at best as I have the unreasonable expection that politicians should do what is right for the people they represent... few do. Lets say I'm left and right of center at the same time.
I strive to be good at everything I do, but, recognize that I am crap at most of it. I read voraciously everything from physics books and philosphy to beer labels and XXX hardcore porn. I am a Chemical Engineer by training, a unrepentant bastard by intention, compassionate by nature and Canadian by birth. My hobbies include asking questions, playing chess, reading, cooking, music, drinking, hunting, fishing, shooting and various other outdoor activities. I like this website and most of the people on it.
I've been plagued with depression most of my life, but, fight to live life with passion, originality and weirdness. Life would be a darker place without my wife, my family, my yellow lab and the cat (that doesn't like me).
I ask forgiveness from none.