Blog Correspondent Pete Harrison weighs in tonight on the subject of terrorism. As always, Pete’s good sense matches his encyclopedic knowledge of the horror genre.
“A message to all the people on the planet who carry out terrorist attacks on innocent men, women, and children:
“There is no Giant Invisible Man in the Sky who wants you to kill other people.
“In fact, the reality that we all exist in right now, all of us, at the same time, may well be the only one we’re ever going to exist in.
“So, for the sake of argument, let’s accept that this life is the only one we will ever have.
“And further, even if you don’t believe that, why don’t we all just let everyone else believe what they want to, and they let us believe what we want to.
“Keeping this in mind, let’s just all celebrate our time on this Big Blue and Green Happy Funball Called Earth by being grateful for every breath we take, and just make it our mission to be kind and respect everyone, help people when we can, and just generally all get along and not kill and maim one another.
“I understand that it’s easy to forget how good it is to be alive, and start to take it for granted.
“I did that all the time myself, up until December 12, 2006, when I was told I had cancer.
“That’s when I realized that I was really ALIVE, and wanted to stay that way.
“It’s so precious, man, and it’s so easy to get lost in all the noise and forget how fucking precious it is.
“Try not to.”