Ban things that may hurt anyone in any way

You know, my semi-automatic knife, my semi-automatic bat, my semi-automatic car, my semi-automatic fist, my semi-automatic sharp pencil all don’t seem to work if I don’t do anything with them. Weird. I guess the trigger word is “semi,” meaning that something has to happen between the “automatic” and the instrument actually functioning.

Can anyone explain this weirdness to me so I can stop initiating the cycle that causes the “automatic” to engage? Taking the “semi” out of life will solve every bad action that could possibly occur, so let’s ban everything that could possibly hurt anyone, anywhere, in any way. Yes, that is a sound, logical, reasonable solution to evil. No actual free choice or free will. Problems solved.

Jeff Maehr

Pagosa Springs