I was at the gym when I read that whales had once been four legged beings, that before they overburdened the great sea,
they lived on land as an intelligently superior race.
Later that night,
my overweight roommate was home from church re-preaching a sermon on the seven deadly sins.
“They are the catholic foundation for the individuals intellectual and spiritual culmination.”
She says this to me VERY slowly and VERY carefully.
I think to myself:
as a Darwinist, how could anyone compete in the same arena as a virtue ethicist? No scratch that, as a materialist, how ANY theory on morality could justify the internal constructs of metaphysical mannerisms?
So I say to her
“Bitch please, the fact that people abstain evolutionary detours, such as greed, envy and gluttony, only further proves that religious consciousness is preordained by man’s inclination to survive.”
I know my premise is flawed. And as I leave the kitchen smiling, I can hear the slow and careful sound of her ice cream bowl
lowering to the counter.