I don’t believe in….

I heard on the radio yesterday that some local candidate didn’t believe in gay marriage.

That bothers me, not the gay thing but the use of the word, believe. How can you not believe in something that is real?

He should use the term, I don’t like gay marriages, they disgust me, whatever, but the fact remains that gay people are getting married in some states and there is nothing to believe.

I don’t believe in Santa Claus is real, but I don’t believe in getting up early is just a joke, there is nothing to believe.

Speaking of real I’ll address another peeve.

I once saw a plastic fish swimming in a bowl at the checkout counter of some little rural diner.

A child asked me if that fish was real. I answered “yes”, but it’s not living, it’s mechanical. Of course it is real, you are looking at it.


Anonymous said...

I see your point. As if not believing in something is going to change the reality. If that were true, I'd say that I don't believe in working on Fridays, paying taxes or mowing the lawn.

Judy said...

The fish being real is funny and so true. I like this post and agree with it all. Reminds me of when Dadddy used to think it was funny if someone asked some one (with false teeth) if they were THEIR teeth. His reply would be, Heck yes, whose's do you think they are? I bought and paid for them.

Jay said...

When that kid asked if that fish was real you should have said "What fish? What are you talking about? I don't see a fish anywhere."

Besides, kids deserve to be treated that way. They're stupid. LOL ;-)

TerryC said...

I don't believe in people who don't believe in stuff!

Anonymous said...

Reg- you are a funny guy in a very quiet yet sardonic way!
I love that darkness.

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I was kind of mean to that kid wasn't I Bonnie?

Sardonic...I had to look that one up.

I'll add that my word of the month along with desultory.

Liv said...

oh, wreggie. i agree. i always thought it absurd that my grandparents said they "didn't believe in the lottery" or "didn't believe in abortion."

people. gyad.

Anonymous said...

Saying you don't " believe " in something is as meaningless an expression as folks who start a sentence by saying, " To be perfectly honest......" which implies that at all other times, they are lying sacks of- - - - !
So what do we really mean when we speak?
Well off I go to begin my desultory day!

Michael said...

Yeah, whenever anyone says, "Let me be perfectly honest with you" I always want to say, "Why bother? Just lie to me." It reminds me of "I'll make it worth your while" - one of those warning phrases that makes you want to turn and run 'cause you know whatever is coming next is not going to be worth your while.