I enjoy making friends and getting friend requests from people I find interesting.
I also enjoy it just as much when someone unfriends me. I usually don't know the specific reason, but I can generally narrow it down to a few possibilities. I gain insight into the perspectives of others, and it provides feedback to me that I'm not living a colorless life.
When I was more serious about photography, I found that I took some of my best photos when people were pointing at me, snickering, scowling at, or asking me or themselves, "What is he doing?"
One time I was photographing a waterfall which is photographed by many from a road. Maybe 1% of people photographing it are actually out of their vehicle. There happened to be a photography workshop ran by two pro photographers who showed up at the waterfall at the same time as me. They too photographed it from the road. I soon realized that the best perspective for a photo would be from inside the flow of the water.
What is that guy doing? Should he be doing that? Is that safe? Is that allowed? He's crazy. I'm not doing that.
Soon, one of the pro photographers was taking pictures of me taking pictures of the waterfall.
Aha! Now I know you're working for the Illumnati and trying to cover for them!
But really, good points. I especially identify with your point about coming from a Christian background and seeing how what they're saying is ridiculous even from their own perspective, should it ever become more cogent.
No, that's not what I mean. They're saying it in a ridiculous, exaggerated, overly mythological way, but they are basically making a simple statement about certain things being exploitive, immoral and corrosive to sociey. And the right wing libertarians, if they'd read something besides Ayn Rand or American history, and delve into world history or take a look at our modern world, it should not be difficult for them to understand that tyranny can also be used by big business and religion. Of course most sane libertarians promote small business, but I swear, there's this hilarious Web page on line, and it is like...in the beginning there was paradise, until government. ...and some of the extremists sound like that, like oh yeah tyranny never happened at the hands of wandering vikings or rich sociopathic assholes or small groups of isolated Southern people hanging blacks from trees.
And some of the religious ones do go to far, out into not even making a point, just complete lunacy
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey