If you don't enjoy a sense of humor we probable won't get along too well. I'm slightly out spoken and will usually say what I think. I'm pretty much of an open book. I figure if I put myself out there without the filters I'll attract the type of friends that compliment who I am. And those who are easily offended or don't appreciate me will not be around long enough to annoy me ;)
I have been asked about my religious and political views. Just what you're not supposed to talk about. So true to form here it is up front and personal.
Politics: I was an economics major in college. I have been in banking and finance for 20 years (code for following economic issues closely on a daily basis). As part of my career it is a requirement to project future economic health / interest rates based on whats happening today, and political economic policies in place or going into place. It is very important to be 100% correct 100% of the time in my line of work. Unfortunately in this country your economic views may conflict with your social views as politics goes. One needs to choose according to what they feel is most important for the average American and in the best interest of all. Especially those closer to the poverty line who have the least resources to achieve their person goals /equal opportunity / success in their lives. On economic issues I'm conservative and on social issues more liberal than most. I'm an independent in the true sense of the word. Which means I talk shit about both parties!!! I think the issues are more important that the parties themselves when it come to my personal position.
I have been in real estate finance / banking etc for over 20 years. My personal and business life rarely over lap. I am very laid back by nature. Not the stereo typical personality that is commonly thought I should fit into as a result of my career choice.
Sign: I am Sagittarius by birthday. I have a lot of houses, moons etc. are mostly in Scorpio??? So when I read astrology I read both Sagittarius and Scorpio. I rarely read it. My astrological chart looks like a pizza that fell over and all the pepperoni's slid to one side. lol If you are one of those who doesn't/can't make a decision with out running a chart on it,, You're wasting your time with me. Everyone I've ever met whose seriously into it has been a nut case.
Religion:I was raised Baptist. My father was a minister. I believe in God and have studied the bible extensively. I rarely attend church, pretty much only for weddings, memorial services etc. There are two ways the bible is looked at. What it actually says and what various church denomination traditions says it means. I typically don't get to far into this unless someone has a doctorate degree in theology or studied in the seminary.
Against my will,,, Court etc... My son attended a christian school that taught that dinosaurs couldn't have existed because the earth wasn't that old. Having been created, start to finish, in 144 hours and the great flood 1500 years later well anything before that was created by the devil to deceive man..... Are you efin kidding me!!! Morons!! Even my strict conservative baptist parents said we didn't know how long "Gods" days were. The seven tablets of creation are in a museum in Germany. The were found in the city of Ur where Abraham was born. They are basically word for word in the bible as it refers to the seven days of creation. HHmm well... way back in the day "Tablet and Day" had the same meaning just as we have words today that have more than one meaning. This is not a religious issue for me. It has nothing to do with salvation. it just rattles tradition a little.
I'll add more as I get too it.