Saturday, October 18, 2014

Fire: Is it a "good" thing or "bad" thing?

Day 18...another fire-related topic.  People are fire crazy.  It's all the rage. 

My immediate response to this is "neither".  I'm tempted to compare it to, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people", but then someone will always say "No, it's the bullets."  and then someone else will chime in with..."No, it's the hemorrhaging." And so on.  And this topic is serious.


Fire doesn't kill people it's the burning.
Fire doesn't kill people it's the witchcraft
Fire doesn't kill people, it's Beevis and Butthead

I don't know, all of those suck.

They used to burn witches at the stake.  That seems like a "bad" use of fire.  I'm not trying to "judge" you if you're all..."Witchcraft is bad!  Burn the witches!", because that's your religion, man.  But it seems like if you made a mistake and accidentally burned someone who did NOT possess magical powers...that would be as evil or moreso than the witchcraft itself.  I'm looking at you, Catholics. 

But the fire itself wasn't "bad"...the choice to use it to burn witches was.  Because...they COULD have just as easily used the fire to cook bacon...which would have been "good".  So, so good.

In closing...

Fire doesn't kill people, it's the...hey wait, fire DOES kill people!