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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2007-06-08 17:33

Divine Justice

I consider myself to be a religious person, although I don't really bring my faith up very often in conversation (although, once some people find out that I'm Catholic, they assume that I agree with every single tenet of Catholicism, and will grill me about why the Church believes what it believes). Still, I don't really believe in divine providence. I don't believe God is controlling all of us with puppet strings, breaking our hearts to "teach us lessons," and making sure that "there is always a way."

But I still laugh when divine justice happens. I've decided that having celebrity gossip pervade the media is totally okay when the celebrities are getting owned.

  • Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington (Dr. Preston Burke) has been kicked off the show for anti-gay remarks made against T.R. Knight (George O'Malley). The best part of the story (which is now often left out) is that Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy, Dr. Derek Shepherd) told him to 'fuck off' when it happened. I really love that Katherine Heigl (Izzie Stevens, my favorite) stuck up for Knight in public. DIVINE JUSTICE: People who are homophobic and are mean to their co-workers lose their jobs. YES.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

"It's not right!" shouted the weeping Hilton, who violated her probation in a reckless driving case. "Mom!" she called out to her mother in the audience.

Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriff's car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, sans makeup, wearing a gray fuzzy sweatshirt over slacks.

She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, "I love you."

I just don't understand how can anybody could say "it isn't right" for them to pay for breaking the law. Like, me personally, I was upset with myself for getting a speeding ticket, but I'm not about to say that it isn't fair or undeserved. I was speeding. I got caught. The end. Things that "aren't right" would include, I don't know, children starving to death and innocent people being murdered.

Please, God, let this happen in Wisconsin while I'm working.

Anyway, last night was fun. After work, we went out to a couple of bars because one of my bosses will have his last day sometime next week, and then leave for Afghanistan for a year. I love my co-workers. One of the coolest, most fun group of people I've had the pleasure of spending time with. Even if they make fun of my self-purported claim, in a high-pitched voice, "But I am badass."

[identity profile] madam-silvertip.livejournal.com 2007-06-09 00:12 (UTC)(link)
Word, on Paris Hilton. And on wondering if there isn't some divine justice at work in the fact that people with ridiculous amounts of money and who behave ridiculously sometimes have to pay for it by its all turning public.

I suppose I have some old-fashioned belief that people who have been fortunate need to give back by setting a good example, and if they don't, they're punished with being ridiculous in public--a form of Dante's appropriateness in penance.

And word on religion. It's not right that people should ever be in an automatically defensive position about it. I accept some of the teachings of the Catholic Church, being Anglican. People get all weird about that...

[identity profile] watercoloreyes.livejournal.com 2007-06-12 22:59 (UTC)(link)
I found both of those articles fairly hilarious.

Hope summer's going well for you so far!