[Buddha-l] Purpose of life

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Mon Sep 1 11:14:56 MDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-08-29 at 08:33 -0600, Jim Peavler wrote:

> On Aug 28, 2008, at 1:56 PM, Richard P. Hayes wrote:
> >  I have no idea who this Camus fellow was (he's a stranger
> > to me), but I'd advise him to get a life.
> You wouldn't have liked him. Everyone who knew him avoided him like  
> the plague.

I don't mind the plague as a rule, but I try to avoid it in the fall.
(Speaking of diseases, there's an alleged venereal disease called
sisyphus that a lot of people are worried about these days, but I
personally think it's a myth.)

> Vinegar in my coffee? That was outlawed in the Geneva convention! What  
> are you, some kind of a Republican?

Now that McCain has that cute runner-up in the Miss Alaska beauty
contest as his running mate, I have switched over to the Republican
Party. It happened just in time. I was so anti-Republican that I had
just written a letter to our senator demanding that the pledge of
allegiance to the flag of the United States of America replace the word
"republic" with "democracy". Luckily I tore that letter up before
sending it. 

Now that I'm a Republican, I have had to buy a new batch of bumper
stickers, such as "Torture Terrorists" and "Invasion YES! Negotiation
NO!" I just got back from southwestern Colorado, where of saw plenty of
bumper stickers with strongly-worded messages opposed to
environmentalists, abortionists, homosexuals, peace and taxation. I can
see that I'll have to make some minor modifications in a few of my
opinions if I want to fit in with my fellow Republicans, but it has to
be done for that gal from Alaska.

Buddhist content: Now that I'm a Republican, I'm clearly going to have
to repudiate Buddhism. I'm going to rename this discussion group to
JESUS-L. Any objections?

Republican Hayes
Department of Mysosophy
University of New Mexico

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