religion snark 

People: why does God allow suffering..... I cannot believe......... that a loving god..... would create parasitoid wasps..... God must be evil.......

Me, culturally Mormon, which is the most utilitarian religion I can think of right now: damn bitch, we suffer so other people can help us. Go make your neighbor a casserole and then maybe you'll calm down


religion snark, 9/11 


I was living in NYC on 9/11, and my instinct was to invite all the people in my office to come to my place (which was near our office on the Upper West Side) for food.

The metaphorical 'making your neighbour a casserole' is a powerful tool for expressing solidarity, sympathy, and shared trauma.

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