An ex-secular theist explains how you've been lied to.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Have you figured out the secret of massive tragedies yet?
Spoiler alert: no one gives a shit about them unless they know the people involved personally. Otherwise the primary concern most people have is figuring out how to frame them, and what narrative to go with them. It's practically by necessity, since by the time we hear about the tragedy, the actual event is typically over. But everyone pretends that it's a really moving experience for them. Some people really are emotional and get worked up about the tragedy, but you'll notice most of those people tend to sob at sad movies too.