Thursday, June 28, 2007

I Got Tagged OMGLOLWTFBBQ!

Apparently this atheist meme-tag is getting around quick. I alone have been tagged like 5 times this week! The first one to tag me was BEAST of Atheist Haven.

So without further ado, I give you my meme-tag response:

The rules for meme tagging are as follows:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

4. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

5. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.


Here are my 8 facts:

1. I have a mild form of Asperger Syndrome, which has given me all kinds of quirks: I learned to read by age 4 and scored very high on standardized tests, but I had lots of behavior problems. I talk too loud, too fast, and too much. I tend to take things literally, and I have excessive amounts of energy. As a child I was absolutely obsessed with airplanes, and to this day I can recite all kinds of obscure aerospace facts. Nowadays I'm obsessed with politics, religion, and cars.

2. I am left-handed, but right-thumbed.

3. I am a Market Anarchist (although my regular readers probably know this already). Market Anarchy is the idea that the only just interaction is a voluntary one, and the only moral social framework is one that is entirely free market, with no room for governments, taxes, enforced monopolies, etc.

4. My favorite blog is Jesus' General.

5. I used to be a devout Lutheran (and my grandpa was a Mormon). I went to church every Sunday, I attended Bible study, and I was in the church youth group. I was even a member of the Boy Scout troop that met at the church, where I reached the rank of Star Scout and did lots of camping trips, including two 50-mile hikes.

6. My favorite band is Tool, and my favorite DJ is Ferry Corsten.

7. Christianity had such a stranglehold on my mind that for the first few months after my deconversion to atheism, I was literally terrified that God was going to cast me to Hell for not being able to believe in him anymore! I know it sounds crazy to be afraid of the wrath of something that you recently realized doesn't exist, but that's how strong my Christian brainwashing was. It was some kind of mental compartmentalization. I really didn't want to become an atheist, but I just couldn't help it. My self-honesty was too relentless and too demanding.

8. If I could have one wish, I would wish to travel 5000 years into the future. Wheeee!

So it looks like everyone I want to tag has already been tagged. I will hunt around and find some people to tag, but finding 8 might be tricky.

8 comments:

April said...

Aaron,

That was interesting. I can realy relate to #7.

April said...

*really

Aaron Kinney said...

Thank you, April :)

I think that there are a lot of people who can relate to #7, as so many formerly devout Christians are losing their faith as of late.

wade419 said...

@ #5: I didn't know scouts went that high. 50 mile hikes... O.o

@ #8: LOL! just remember, time travel makes for messy bookkeeping. (quote from Psych from Sluggy Freelance)

also, bookkeeping and bookkeeper are the only words in the english language with three consecutive double letters. learned that in 6th grade. ^^

Stew said...

"bookkeeping and bookkeeper are the only words in the english language with three consecutive double letters. learned that in 6th grade."
hmmm... seems wade419 might have Aspergers' too :)

wade419 said...

haha, wow. :D

...quite possible.

Aaron Kinney said...

Wade419,

@ #5: I didn't know scouts went that high. 50 mile hikes... O.o

Yea, it was pretty intense. On one of those 50 mile hikes, like 25 miles into it, I cut my finger wide open while contact-cutting some firewood. I passed out from shock and blood loss, but fortunately there were 20 teenage kids with first-aid kits ready to treat it. I ended up being okay, but I have a huge scar on my finger to this day (I was obviously unable to go to the hospital and get stiches, which I badly needed) and the last 25 miles of the trip, on foot, with a cut up and bandaged finger was quite arduous.

@ #8: LOL! just remember, time travel makes for messy bookkeeping. (quote from Psych from Sluggy Freelance)

Yea haha. Its funny cause when I ask people "where would you go if you had a time machine?" they always answer some year in the distant PAST. Im like "who gives a fuck about the past? I wanna see the future!"

Perhaps Im wrong about atheism, and in 1000 years it will be a reign of Jesus? Or perhaps atheism is true and 1000 years from now we are populated among 100 worlds and religion is just a footnote in history books? Who knows. And THATS the exciting part about it!! :D

Ethan Anderson said...

I looked at this post and I saw me.

I guess this tells me what the next few months of my life may be like...