Diskrepansi (diskrepansi) wrote,

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I read this at work today:

There are 10 kinds of people in this world:  those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Of course, only the former group will find the humour in this...

Speaking of work, one of our Helpdesk Analysts (HDA) got an interesting trouble-call today...  went a little something like this:

HDA: "Support centre, helpdesk-guy speaking."
Client: "Yes, hello.  I need to put in a call to get my phone cord replaced."
HDA: "What seems to be the problem with it?"
Client: "Well, it's all tangled up."
HDA: "..........it's... all tangled up...?"
Client: "Yes, and I need to get it replaced."
HDA: ".........you need it replaced??"
Client: "Yes."
HDA: "...can't you just untangle it?"
Client: "Well, no...  it's really tangled up."
HDA: "...you can't just unplug it and get it untangled?"
Client: "No, I just need to get it replaced."

*blink* *blink*  What??  This person can't untangle a phone cord??  A phone cord!!  Tits on a bull, I tell ya! I wanna know who gets this person dressed in the mornings, since they obviously don't possess wits enough to even outsmart a pancake!  A phone cord, for Christ's sake!!  Ho - ly - shit...  y'know, I'd be willing to bet that they make more than I do, too...

While I'm going on about things from my work day, lemme add this to the pile...  a link to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was brought to my attention by labyrinthman (way to go, buddy... haha).  Allow me to bring up a couple or three quotes from it:

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:
(emphasis added by me)

a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(emphasis added by me)

 15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.
(emphasis added by me)

Apparently, I'm allowed the freedom of religion; in this case, I choose "none".  Thank the maker that I'm also protected from discrimination that may arise due to my religious choice.  Unfortunately for yours truly, Canada (and therefore this charter) recognizes the supremacy of God...  as a non-believer of God, does that mean that I'm not covered by this document?  All you Canadian Wiccans out there... that's right - yer fucked... no charter for you!

God (and therefore, logically, God's Word) is recognized as supreme.  God's second Commandment decrees that "You shall have no other god before (note: or besides; isn't translation a bitch??) me" (Exodus 20:3)  How, then, is freedom of religion possible?  What if my religion doesn't include this apparently supreme God (which, I'm sure you've figured by now, it doesn't)?  Is God supposed to go against His own Word and allow me this freedom?

Okay, I really must stop now, before I start spouting off about executions and slavery as sanctioned in the Bible...... why, why, why did people have to work God into politics?

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