Boobies and Faith Traps—By Concensus

How boobies mimic the post religious world

The history of boobies and sailing have made their way through the ages. The fearlessness of the seafaring booby bird has made it an easy capture, and even inspired the term booby-prize and booby-trap for the unsuspecting pranked.

The history of humanity runs a close parallel, which now brings us to Švejk, the towering idiot of Czech literature who distinguished himself with an odd way of communicating—he agreed with everyone on everything.

Being agreeable doesn’t make one right, but it can make one comfortable—fitting-in can be the most tasteful, tasteless state in the human condition, when your facade makes your inner a fool, but as a survival tool—agreeing is safe. Švejk is part history lesson, part type and shadow of the common Christian—the, backdoor, subtle bully system where agreeableness gets you friends, at least until you don’t.

Here’s the catch: To believe (or at least say you do) is harmonious in today’s actually post-religious world. “I have compelling reasons to believe in god. My parents are deeply committed Christians and would be devastated were I to reject my faith. My wife and children believe in god…abandoning belief would be disruptive, sending my life completely off the rails”—Karl Giberson

There you have the root of modern belief. We know better…all of us do, but the status quo and the stigma of unbelief can be too great to contemplate—even though we know the stigmas are inaccurate. Believers are boobies—easily trapped and continuously fooled by their own choice. Because it pacifies. It’s easy, and it’s comfortable.

Author: jim-

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53 thoughts on “Boobies and Faith Traps—By Concensus”

    1. Or sensical? As an end goal faith is a trap of circuitism. 1000’s of years and we’re right where we started, but worse

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        1. I don’t dodge. Ever. The point is faith is uncomfortable because it requires excuses and unreason to make sense. Carefully work it out in your own mind so it’s semi tolerable.

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          1. You seem to be agreeing with me now. Though I wouldn’t call it “unreason” any more than I’d call your lack of belief in any as-yet-undiscovered scientific principle “unreason”.

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            1. I’m pretty sure if you think I’m agreeing with you you don’t understand. Faith is easy, explaining it is circuitous and tiresome.

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    2. Faith in what? I find it quite easy to have “faith” that the world will continue revolving. Of course, I will admit it might have something to do with the fact that science has provided the impetus for my faith. As for faith in fairy tales? Hmmm. Not so much.

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  1. 30 years ago they were pecks, now I have man-boobs. Shameful, but most assuredly asexual.
    I do not like upsetting people (ok, sometimes). But I am careful with old friends.
    When one ceases belief, the coming out part is another matter. If a RC priest hears your confession but no longer believes, is he still protected and bound by the sacrament of confession? Good stuff here this morning in a well-contrived topic. And yes, it works as click bait.

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  2. Well, Jim, I knew you wouldn’t be able to resist all the addendums, enjoyed them all. But who named the boobys in the first place? Must have been a rube. Probablably spelled them bubes, until some guy decided they were more realistic to have two small circles representing those booby-prizes I spoke about above.

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    1. The Peruvian booby and the masked boobies are my favorite. The word had a Spanish origin I think. Bobé, or some damn thing. The brown booby is also a favorite at my house.

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  3. *”My parents are deeply committed Christians and would be devastated were I to reject my faith. My wife and children believe in god…abandoning belief would be disruptive, sending my life completely off the rails”—Karl Giberson

    You’ve got to count the costs, and often there is a social price to pay, at least, initially. It seems that most are not willing to be true to themselves. Courage and integrity are sorely lacking in our society.

    I was reminded of a song back in 1969, “Genuine Imitation Life.”

    chameleons changing colors
    while a crocodile cries
    people rubbing elbows
    but never touching eyes
    taking off their masks
    revealing
    still another guise

    genuine
    imitation life

    people buying happiness
    and manufactured fun
    everybody doing
    what everybody’s done
    people count on people
    who can only count to one

    genuine
    imitation life

    all the pretty clouds
    are a lovely shade of black
    you find the right direction
    someone tears up all the track
    people worship crosses
    fingers crossed behind their back

    genuine
    imitation life

    old friends get together
    but it’s solitaire they play
    everybody’s rainbows
    done in different shades of gray
    it’s a lovely place to visit
    but I wouldn’t want to stay

    genuine
    imitation life

    Great post, Jim.

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      1. I appreciate your comment. It’s on the Four Seasons’ (i)Genuine Imitation Life Gazette album. The best of their work, IMO, but got little attention when it was released because it had a couple of protest songs on it. The playlist is on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRQKT-Cu2_2TQoKTAWv-rkp676INGZuQK

        American Crucifixion Resurrection is another great song on the album.

        Unbound slaves stated outside the gate
        With links of broken chains they wait
        Emply stomachs filled with hate
        No one told the heads of state
        The prince of peace is sleeping late

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    1. It’s nothing to be trifled with Frank. Rumor has it the religious right wants to monopolize the word boob as offensive, inappropriate hate speech. They love em when they’re young, then pretend (with pretense) to fit in to the control module. It’s like wearing a religious bra. Keeps you uplifted and pretends to help.

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  4. Believers don’t realize that they are trapped. Their thinking is completely backwards. That’s why they don’t realize their “partyboob” faith is a “boobytrap.” They just keep on partying for God, while acting like boobs. 🙂

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        1. According to boob, boobies, booby word history, booby prize and booby trap, all came from the bird who is a dunce like character. The boobescence is quite similar.

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        2. It was easy for girls/women to increase their apparent breast size, as long as they were clothed. Removing those clothes, guys found they got the booby-prizes–small-chested women. But so it goes. Breast size doesn’t really matter, function does.

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            1. Excellent care & treatment here too. I heard somewhere that if a person must get breast cancer, BC is THE place to get it.

              Yeah some days seem like that….no matter how many layers, its not enough.

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            2. Sorry to hear that. My ex-wife often spoke about trying the reduction surgery, but hadn’t yet when we split up. She was nervous about it. We now live in different provinces, so I’ll never know. I just remember her always complaining of the back pain.

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            3. Yes, back, shoulder pain, & in my case, my ribs are concave from the weight. They tended to choke me as well when on my side in bed, could not lie on my stomach & could not wear button up clothing unless it was a huge fit everywhere else.

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            4. Yet some men (not all!) think it’s the “cat’s meow” (sorry … 😛) when a woman carries around those extra pounds at the top of her body. They have no clue.

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            5. Exactly.

              After I had all that taken off, I kept thinking I should be falling flat on my back without all that counterweight I was used to…..hahahaha

              After right side mastectomy, I had to re-learn how to carry my shoulder bag on my left shoulder where I always did, because without the right boob weight, it threw my balance off.

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