When I started this blogumentary, I knew I was going to be going against the grain. I knew that I would probably get a lot of negative feedback, and maybe even make a few enemies. It's a good thing I am OK with being that person.
While trying to publish my blog to a local Reddit site, I mis-clicked, and posted my it to the big Reddit. All I can say is "haters".
I had more hate-mail and ignorant comments than I could read in one day. I hope everyone who posted thoughtless comments realizes that all they did was toss fuel on the fire. Thanks for all the new ideas for me to write about, suckas.
A popular theme in many of the comments I read was "spirituality", and how it makes it OK to have a permanent icon embedded on your person.
Though I have not read the Bible, or any other holy book from cover to cover, I have to point out that I've never seen a picture of Jesus that showed any of his tattoos. Were they hidden under his clothing? And what's that bit about "the mark of the beast" all about? Does anyone else out there think that maybe this new wide-spread acceptance of tattoos and other body modifications signals something bigger than just mass-stupidity?
I'm no religious buff, but I am pretty sure that the Bible (and other holy books) condemns people for changing their physical appearance, especially when it is to such a permanently disfiguring degree.
Seriously, though... Just because you select a symbol that may represent something spiritual, does not make tattoos spiritual. They're just a vehicle for expressing your total lack of ability to make sound decisions.
I think at times, I am being read all wrong. I'm not in any way saying that people who do not have tattoos are necessarily good (or smart) people. I'm just sayin' that the vine-covered cross on the back of your calf muscle isn't going to get you any closer to your god.