Saturday, June 28, 2014

Crazy, Stupid

I’d like to talk about a trend that really bothers me, I call it ‘voting stupidity.’ It’s where you go out and vote for the crazy guy because well you are stupid. Now this defect has never stopped you from making smarter choices before, especially when it concerns your well-being. For example when you went to the doctor because you found that lump under your arm, and he told you to see a specialist, you didn’t go to the doctor whose credentials came from the Haiti Society of Voodoo practices did you? You didn’t seek out the guy who believes any disease can be cured with a little spit and some prayer? No you found a real doctor who studied real medicine to treat your real disease.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Why You Shouldn’t Be Bothered By Acts of Same-Sex Love in Film, and on Television

So I’ve been enchanted by this new show on Showtime called Penny Dreadful. It’s basically a retelling of all the old horror novels all encompassed into one show. It strangely works on so many levels for me. For one I am a huge fan of the horror genre, but I also love that the actors and the dialogue are not cheaply done like most modern horror tales. It feels new, and old, and it’s just everything you could want if you like horror.

I had been downloading the episodes to watch them later, and one of my friends asked me if I had seen the most recent, episode 4. I said that I had not. He said, “Well prepare for the gay!” And for a brief moment I wondered what specifically was he referring to? Was it male sex, female sex, what could he be complaining about? So I inquired. “What exactly are you talking about?” He paused, and then stated that there was some huge gay kissing in this episode. “Kissing?” I replied. Could he be making a fuss over kissing?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Religious Delusions: What Harm Can They Do?

I was recently asked by someone what was the harm in an individual believing in God. Well let me first start by stating the obvious, believing in delusions under normal circumstances would get you locked up in an asylum, however if that delusion is God, then you are giving a wafer, some wine and told to pray very hard, and all your sins will be forgiven.

Let me first say that nobody really believes the elderly woman who prays to her God each night that her Grandson makes it home from combat is truly dangerous, and I’m not going to suggest otherwise. This is not someone you should need to fear, should the day that little old women begin strapping bombs to themselves then you might have something to worry about.

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