"You should get out more, man! Party, have some fun!" Me: "Is your idea of fun puking your guts out in the toilet while your friend supports your neck and waking up feeling horrible? Because that was exactly the position you were in last night and it didn’t look like my idea of fun. If I were a loser with no passion and really sucky life I needed to escape from, I would see probably agree with you. But I’m not and you need to fix the real problem instead of running away from it and that’s a damn fact! Whatever you think of me isn’t going to change that."
^It’s really kind of sad how I was the first person to ever say that to them in their life.
"Why’s it any of your business? If it doesn’t bother you, why do you care?" Me: "Because it does bother me. The entire culture is filled with people like you telling me that I’m ‘not freedom-loving enough for them.’ None of these idiots are even free, their addictions are just more socially permissible. They fully acknowledge that they’re idiots and that what they did was wrong. The difference is that they just laugh about it with like-minded idiots instead of telling themselves they need to change it. I’m the free one, I chose the path of the straight and narrow."
"I’m a fully consenting adult, blah, blah!" Me: "No, you’re a fully consenting manchild with the legal status of an adult. No real adult who’s mind has matured would ever consent to that!"
"This isn’t the 1930’s, it’s 2014, get with the program! Me: "How silly of me to forget, we have modern dogmas now!"
Let’s talk about “woo”
I prefer the term “cosmic foo-foo.” Woo is for pseudoskeptics and their ad hoc version of the scientific method. There’s nothing intelligent, scientific or “better” about compulsively disregarding things that don’t fall into your finite and limited view of what can and cannot exist. In fact, that’s a trademark of the ignorant. This is why I identify as an empiricist instead of a “skeptic.” These wannabe scientists who poison the word “skeptic.” I doubt they actually care about science. If they did, then why are they so bad at it? From knowing these people personally, they’re usually angry people who just want to validate themselves.