Political parties and a small rant on gun control.

I was commenting on Military by GeneralRamos, but started to rant about political parties, thus my first blog. I find it ironic that reps and dems claim they are working for freedoms, but it seems they just pick some freedoms to work on. Reps seem to like to tell women what to do, who we can have sex with, and when we have sex. Dems seem to like to tell us what we cant say and what isn't safe (guns). While I think dems might have better reasons/reasoning for their point I almost wonder if the parties ended up picking the side the other party didn't. I mean really banning guns won’t stop shit. I’m not saying let connived felons get full-auto rifles with armor piercing rounds or let everyone keep a nuke in their backyard, but it will do more harm then good to take guns away from citizens. Look up Penn and Teller’s Bullshit episode on gun control. Also if you look at the shooting at Montreal you can see gun control isn’t that effective.

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On my campus today they were setting up for some sort of military/patriotic related event. There were plenty of marines (or were they another branch) and rows and rows of foldout chairs. As a friend and I were walking by, she said something along the lines of not caring about it. I agreed. I don't get the whole nationalism thing, and I never have.

It always bothers me when people support something without basis. Usually, this is religion that I speak out against, but nationalism is little different. The parallels to religion are certainly there. People pledge their faith to the country to guide them to prosperity and good times, without properly questioning why they're doing so.

God who needs him?

[b]Ok, so yeah wtf is wrong with a man wanting to marry a man or a women wanting to marry a women!? Like for real. Who the fuck cares. what ever makes you happy, i feel happy when i'm with a guy i love. All my freidns are lesbians and a few are bi. We don't belive in god. But i was wondering if i don't belive in god does that mean i can worship the devil? Hmm. Well yeah Who needs god? When you go to church you get raped. When you pray to god your prayers are never answered. Don't you think that this mean something!? I mean [quote]Hello god isn't real.[quote] Wow people are so stupid. Well i ha

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Veg. Rebuttal

I posted a blog about a couple of the reasons that I am a vegetarian... First a rebuttal of a comment I recieved.

[i]"So you stop eating it?

There's plenty of space to go around, you know. This isn't Hong Kong or anything"[/i]
It depends on the perspective of the reader.
Still, as a humanist, I can't imagine eatting something that requires more food than I do [b]just to be produced[/b]!
It seems wasteful. But I don't think that it is immoral to eat meat or anything (as I made clear). I just prefer not to take liberties that I don't miss (the same with fuel consumption).

[i]"Meat is not unhealthy. What part of meat is unhealthy? Meat is the BEST source of protein and B12 on the planet. Plants do not satisfy our system as well as meat does."[/i]

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You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction.

You call me "Whiteboy," "Cracker," "Honkey," "Whitey," "Caveman" and that's OK.

But when I call you, nigger, Kike, Towelhead, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink you call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you, so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund.
You have Martin Luther King Day.
You have Black History Month.
You have Cesar Chavez Day.
You have Yom Hashoah
You have Ma'uled Al-Nabi
You have the NAACP.
You have BET.

If we had WET(White Entertainment Television) we'd be racists.

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Mark Twain

[i]The following are quotes taken from none other than the genius Mark Twain himself. Next time you question my opinions on relegion, look upon what other great minds think likewise. Twain is not the only free-thinker to realize the falsehood of Christianity, nor is he the only to deal with the idiots who press their beleifs onto others. Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo, and John Lennon also had to deal with the falsitity of religion in their day and age.[/i]


It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

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My philosophy

My philosophy on the after-life is easy to understand, but will take alot so be prepared to read. This is also a collaboration of three intelligent minds, mine being one of them. Lets get to it, and remember the power of the mind. Yes that is a cheesy line, I'm aware. Also, this is just to throw out there, throw it back if you'd like, just don't be hostile about it.
First off, the after life. Many people believe the great journey of which the bible and many other scriptures mention. The great journey being the road to heaven. They also tell of the punishment for sinners, which is hell as we all know. But what if these things were all written as metaphors for the mind process after death and were taken to seriously by people as history played out? Kind of like how in mythological times they made up stories about gods to explain the goings on in the world.

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God or Religion

I'm not sure if this is a weird question or not but I'll ask it anyway. Does anyone not believe in God or religion first? That sounds awkward, but what I mean is, I don't believe in religion before I don't believe in God mainly because people who throw religion out the window and focus on their relationship with God earn more respect in my eye than stand up, sit down Catholics who believe they need to be in a church to feel God. Does anyone else feel this way?

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On vegetarianism

I am a vegetarian, though I always follow that up with, I don't think I am better than anyone else because of that.

My reasons are as follows:
1.Meat (esp. beef) is an extremly ineffient source of food. We feed a cow the equivalent of the grain needed for a small family. Also, cows take up massive amount of space (1 acre yields 165 lbs of beef or 20,000 lbs of potatoes*).

2.Meat is unhealthy. It can be a source of nutrition but it is unnessary. All the chemical energy in meat can be traced to plants. And soy is a better source of protein..

3. It's gross (to me... its a reason not an arguement).

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The Problem with Supernaturalism as it relates to Observing a God

A Pentecostal I've been talking to over MySpace told me that he had physically heard God. This raised a point that I had never really thought about, concerning the supernatural and our capability of interacting with it. I'm going to discuss our means of observing the world around us, and how it is incompatible with measuring and/or observing the supernatural world, removing the possibility for interaction between the two.
Firstly, let’s talk about what the supernatural is and isn’t. The supernatural is “of, pertaining to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal” ( So, basically, the supernatural is anything that is beyond nature. Seems pretty basic. Super – beyond, nature – nature.

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Death Penalty

I have great difficulty understanding how people can support the death penalty. We're talking about killing people because of revenge and inconvenience.

So why do people support this? Some people contend that it's justice to have the people who commit heinous crimes to be killed and removed from existence. Others claim it's a deterrent to future crimes. Others that we should waste our taxpayer money keeping these people alive in prisons.

Why do I NOT support the death penalty? Firstly, because the above are all bullshit arguments for the death penalty. Secondly, I find it hard to jsutify the killing of somebody who is in prison and no longer puts the peoples at risk (I advocate life improisonment for such cases that the death penalty would be used), and because of the possibility (and reality) that innocent people are on death row.

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Mark Twain's view on Christianity

It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.

The Bible is a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology.

The Bible has noble poetry in it... and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies

Man is a marvelous curiosity â? he thinks he is the Creator's pet â? he even believes the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea.

God's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.

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My view on christian relegion

For all christians, the death of one is a tragedy and the death of a million is just a statistic. The christian nation is going to sit here a thousand years after jesus christ died on the cross and say how terrible their lord died by such evil hands and all were punished for that day, yet they can go on see the deaths of hundreds of soldiers in Iraq and just say "that's terrible" and continue eating their suppers and serving a god that is of their own minds. It's a god they have made up, a god of their own liking and a god who will never see them feeling on children, a god who will not see or hear their evil thoughts, a god who will not recognize the wrongs they do. I refuse to beleive to be a slave to this hypocrit way of life. This relegion is the bread that you force your children to eat and bribe them with the gift of forgiveness. And when you die, you will weep and wish you had done more with your life. Then again, I guess sitting in church for an hour listening to your man made god preach of stories from the bible rather than preaching on how you should live your life will grant you a ticket into heaven. If the preacher did in fact tell the brothers and sisters of the congregation what he or she was doing wrong, how long do you think they would stay around? Not very long at all. Christians are scared of the truth. They make beleive that all their sins will be forgiven as long as they follow christ, sadly very few even follow the words in black and red. They edit out text where Jesus contradicts himself and the add exaggerations in to make up for their shortcomings.

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Superstition, Creationism, and Irrationality

We once believed the earth to be the center of the universe, until Galilei Galileo showed the world to be wrong, in that the earth moved around the sun. We once believed the earth was flat, and a line, the shortest distance between 2 points. We know the former not to be true, and many people now know about the existence of a geodesic in relation to the latter. The greatest Empire in the world, even pre-industrialization, believed in individual gods that ran everything, from the gods of agriculture, to the gods of refrigerators, to the gods of bathing, to the gods of coin flipping. I’m sure I exaggerate, but there were numen(divine forces) in many forms of things we now know to be scientific, such as gravity. We know that Jupiter does not hurl lightning bolts at people, in fact, lightning goes from the object being struck, in the form of a positive energy charge, up to the cloud, of which the lower molecules are generally negatively charged. Of course, now we know that and take it for granted, but 2000 years ago… People believed in many cults, man sacrificing animals and people to appease various superstitions. Latin druids believed that knowledge could only be given to chosen people, and only memorized, never written and scattered to the hoi polloi. Now, countries have public schools, which greatly aid in democratic processes where applicable. Everything which we consider part of old culture, outdated, has been replaced, modified, fixed.

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One Nation, Under Canada?

In 1954, President Eisenhower signed into law the addition of “under god” to the pledge of allegiance. While his full reason can only be speculated at, one of the major ideas behind it was to signify a difference between the United States, and the “godless communists”. This makes sense because of course, since a society that was communist (or at least purported to be) was secular, and pursued general atheism, committed numerous despicable deeds, all secular societies must be evil. Similarly, since Adolf Hitler had only one testicle (or at least was purported to), all people with only one testicle believe in ethnic cleansing.

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