I enjoyed writing an opinion piece the other day.
I used to write roughly one opinion piece per week a long while ago, but I kinda stopped writing them. I think I’m gonna try to write one whenever I have a good thought about something.
Today’s topic is gonna be astrology.
I think I’ve been witness to a pretty interesting trend that seems especially apparent in my age range.
I don’t really know how to name this trend but I’d describe it as a renewed interest in superstition. (Somebody’s probably gonna get mad at me for calling these things superstitions)
It seems like the people who’ve developed these interests really overlap a lot. Interests these people hold include but aren’t limited to:
- witchcraft/ wicca
- “the cosmos”
- pagan imagery
- conflating religion and “traditionalism”
- “alternative aesthetics”
- etc etc, you know the people I’m talking about
So to get you off the edge of your eat I’m just gonna say it.
I don’t believe in astrology.
or wicca, or paganism, or that christians are bigots, or that hot pink hair looks good on most people
I’ve noticed especially on twitter that there’s a big trend or people who love astrology making the same joke about how boring people don’t believe in astrology and it pisses me off.
This trend seems painfully similar to how so many preachers/ministers/whatever they’re called will make making fun of atheists a crux of multiple sermons.
I really, truly do not care in the slightest about people who think astrology is a good explanation for happening in the world, I swear.
I do care about dismissive, straw-manning, self-righteous dweebs though.
Is it that hard to not be annoying?
I sure as hell don’t believe in astrology but I’m not telling people who do that they’re idiots. Why are so many skeptical people doing that?
Stop it with the jokes.
They were probably funny for a grand total of 3 tweets.
It’s stale now.
Watch some stand up, I swear it’s better than this “every person I’ve ever met who doesn’t believe in astrology is a boring straight white man heblehblehblehbleh” tweet that y’all are changing 3 words to and reposting for your own gain.
I’ll even recommend you some comedians:
- Joel Kim Booster
- John Mulaney
- Hannah Gadsby
- Mike Birbiglia
- Bert Kreischer
- Iliza Schleschinger
- geez, watch between two ferns, just stop tweeting the same thing over and over