Why is the president of “The Ohio State University” so thoughtless?


I live in Columbus, Ohio. I did get here by attending “The Ohio State University.” When you live in Columbus, Ohio, you better get used to hearing about The Ohio State Buckeyes. When they win, everyone is in a fantastic mood, and when they lose we are all sad. To see who won

Picture of Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State...

Picture of Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the game, you don’t have to check the scoreboard, just look at everyone’s expressions. When you’re traveling you know you’re heading toward home when people on the plane are wearing Buckeye scarlet and gray garb. I am just as bad as everyone else.

 

The president of the university, Gordon Gee, has to be a bright man. He actually went to “Brown”, his old Alma Mater to become their president for a while. He must do his job well because they’re paying him millions of dollars to oversee “The Ohio State University.” How many people can make millions of dollars in a year?

His fashion sense isn’t great. He wears a bow tie constantly. That must say something about him. Is he a nonconformist, too lazy to tie a tie, or does he just want attention?

 

He does have a nasty habit of sticking his foot down his mouth. In December, he said something inappropriate about Catholics. This was directed against the Notre Dame football team. “The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell the rest of the week. You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday.”

 

This is supposed to be funny? I don’t find it the least bit amusing. The board is treating his like he’s 12, and requiring him to apologize. I don’t know who he’s going to apologize to? The Pope? They’re also making him attend some kind of class or lecture on how to be more tactful.

 

Maybe they should teach him about life in the 21st century. Maybe someone should inform him that bullying and making fun of groups of people is not socially appropriate. Maybe in 1945 that would go over, but not it 2013? What kind of role modeling is this behavior. Isn’t he a leader of a lot of students? It sounds a lot like something a bully might say!

This isn’t the first inappropriate thing he has said.

 

But he’ll stick around, and probably make another mistake in a few months.

 

The big shots in life just can get away with all kinds of things.

 

What do you think?

 

Blasphemy from an Agonostic: Tom Cruise and Scientology makes as much sense as any other religion


A View of Earth from Saturn

A View of Earth from Saturn (Photo credit: alpoma)

I just read that Katie Holmes returned to the Catholic Church. I’m wondering if religion is  what really broke up their marriage. I think they’re both just kidding themselves if that’s what it’s really about. I’m thinking that there is more to it than the religion idea. I bet there’s something else going on there.

I know it’s none of my business, but it is fun to think about the whole thing. Maybe because, it’s not exactly fair Tom Cruise gets a lot of money pretending he’s someone else.

Many people think Scientology is really like….science fiction.

I may get a lot of flack for this, but any religion sounds as ridiculous to me as Scientology. Going up in space makes just as much sense to me, as people from another world coming to Earth and talking to us.

My father came close to death once, and he told me “ it felt like a TV screen losing it’s signal.” He didn’t see any lights, heaven, dead relatives  or anything like that. But it would be nice if that stuff really occurred. Nobody wants it all just to end. Not much fun in that.

I’ve watched  Pat Robertson on the 700 club.  ( I can’t take it too long). He actually closes his eyes and prays in front of all the TV viewers. He never hesitates to ask for money shortly after he does this. How many people fall for his act? Many!

It’s just like people want to believe in psychics predicting their future. How in the world can anyone know anyone else’s  future. Every time any of them appear on radio, the lines are jammed to get in.   Like the Amazing Randy has said, “it’s all trickery.” I believe that too.

I guess life is so bizarre that we all want it to make sense. We all want to think our religion is the right one. We all want to think someone else can tell us how to live it, and what is going to happen.

Because if you’re the wrong religion, you might get locked out of heaven. I have a tendency to believe in the big bang and evolution. Now, that does make some sense.

I’ll say this. “Anything is possible.” I figure whoever or whatever thought this up, can’t be too excited about all the fighting that goes on in the name of religion.  It is a strange bizarre life. If there really is a Hell it will be interesting to see if Pat Robertson ends up there for fleecing all those poor innocent victims.

English: Cropped image of Tom Cruise and Katie...

English: Cropped image of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Photo taken at the White House Correspondents Dinner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)