Another thing I thought off while out to eat is how society is becoming lazier. Normally I don't like to talk about how: "Oh I hate how the world has become, I wish things were back like they used to be a hundred years ago," since I wasn't live back then. However, I want to say something that is on my mind.
I was watching the old black and white Leave It To Beaver show the other day, and I witnessed something socially decaying. Beaver asked his dad to drive him around the corner (takes 30 seconds to walk) to his friend's house. Beaver's dad asked why he couldn't walk, and beaver said that his friend's dad drives his friend anywhere.
So I was like, walk you spoiled brat. Then I realized something else. Beaver's dad always talked about he had to walk everywhere, miles, when there were no cars. Well, if his dad had to work hard to get a car when he was an adult, and beaver already gets to ride in a car when he is so young, then beaver won't appreciate a car as much when he finally gets enough money to buy one. Do you get what I mean?
Society is decaying, people are getting lazier, and much less grateful. This isn't a rant, more of something I thought of that made me think a bit. Ha, maybe this is the beginning of a new evolution in humans. In the future we won't have legs.
What really pisses me off are these Christians who say this and that is bad. Oh, you should ban Harry Potter from school, because it teaches witchcraft
The nut-case ones want the book banned. I read the first book in a Catholic school. The nuns/priests who ran the school had no problems with us reading the book. They knew people could detrmine the diffence between fantasy and reality.
I do agree that society is decaying and people are becomming lazier. The other day one my co-workers, who is around 45, was moving a 200 pound pallet of parts by pulling it with his hands. Another guy who is about 30 comes over and tells him to use the $40,000 forklift we have. Thankfully lazyness has not taken over everyone.
I am Catholic. I think there is a god out there becuase some things cannot be explained no matter how much science you use. A relgion seems to make people act better. Fear of not making it to hevan when you die is a good incentive to act good.
I think any human life, no matter how small, from one cell to trillions is worth saving by any means. You only have one life to live, why have it thrown away by someone when you are only a handfull of cells.
I don't belive in the supernatural. All the people who report seeing ghosts have something wrong either eith drugs or mentally.
PethegreatThe nut-case ones want the book banned. I read the first book in a Catholic school. The nuns/priests who ran the school had no problems with us reading the book. They knew people could detrmine the diffence between fantasy and reality.
Well, I got to give your catholic school some props for being sensible.
A book is a book, and reading pretty much anything is more helpful than reading nothing. It may not be as important as Roots, or To Kill A Mockingbird, but Harry Potter should not be BANNED from schools. No one is gonna learn anything from a school who bans books.
"Yeah, I'm sorry, but books are banned from school. We found them to non-educational. From now on we want you to rot your eyes looking at a computer screen and search for porn." BTW, yes you can get around the school firewalls to look at porn. :p
But anyways, banning books from school is stupid. Can you believe Mein Kampf is allowed in school!? I thought the renegade Christians would have had that banned for sure...
Oh, wait, Mein Kampf teaches to burn Jews...
I read part of Mein Kampf in my history class in public school. Yes, it is highly racist, but it explains why Hitler did what he did. I also read To Kill a Mockingbird in Catholic school. It was for a reading course, but it did teach you that hating people for their race was bad. Harry Potter teaches some good morals about friendship. If you watch any of the movies/read the books you will see he is never faces a challenge alone.
BTW, yes you can get around the school firewalls to look at porn. :p
hehe. Silly admins don't know that we use DOS's ping command:p
Religion is hypocrisy. People I know say they put their faith in God to get them through the day, but I know for a fact that they look when they cross the road.
Fez BoyReligion is hypocrisy. People I know say they put their faith in God to get them through the day, but I know for a fact that they look when they cross the road.
LOL. That's was a good one man.
I don't see why people can't have faith in themselves instead of relying on God. That's like me having faith in a fortune cookie. :fistpunch: I understand a lot of people are born into a religious family and the idea gets stuffed into their heads, but many people choose to believe off the basis that they were saved somehow.
I saw this show about women living in an apartment building and escaping a fire. This one girl said the fire brought her to God. :rolleyes: What proof do you have that God saved you from the fire. God spares one person from a fire, but drowns thousands of others in South Asia. God didn't save you, you just happened to be lucky that the firefighters got there on time.
I am an atheist, though that can seem premature at this age. Too many people are believing things which we have NO evidence for whatsoever. Oh sure, some Christians for example say, well the Bible says it so it's true. Who said the Bible was to be trusted? To those people: Have YOU actually seen God and has he been in your presence? But don't give me that "he's always with us" crap, have you actually gotten a message from him? I'd like to believe that when you die, you come back as another living thing.(Buddhism's idea). But considering my beliefs stated above I don't think that's possible. We are animals that are just more intelligent than others. What happens to animals when they die? I think they just leave their bodies and their concienceness (sp) just dissolves. That can seem pretty depressing but I would rather know the unhappy truth than get an ugly shock when I'm 5 minutes from death... Supernatural? I sure do believe in that stuff. Not really ghosts so much, but I'm sure that humans have some kind of way to use telekinesis or something like that. There are many things we don't know about ourselves. For the origins of the universe? I don't know. I won't say anything specific since nobody knows for certain. I'm not going to believe anything until we have some real proof to something.
BTW I don't like the people who are so fanatically devoted to religion that they can say that ANYTHING is God's will. Oops my 12 year old daughter is terminally ill, it's okay, it's what God wants after all and she can go to heaven. Why the heck should I let this strange God kill my poor daughter?
I'm a Taoist (sort of), an Objectivist (an Ayn Rand Objectivist), an Individualist, an Egoist*, a Christian, an Optimist, Conservative (John Locke conservative), etc. * In that I believe being happy through rational self-interest is one's highest moral obligation.
And for everyone who says they believe in God but don't believe in the supernatural: God is supernatural. ;)
yah about the brain thing. we only use about 10% of your grey matter. imagine what we would be capable of doing if we used just 30% let along 100%! listen to luis blacks rant about gay marrage. i know hes a comedian, but he has a good point. religion was created by a couple of vilige elders that were losing control on their minions, so they said that if they didnt listen to them, the would smite them.
rabid midgityah about the brain thing. we only use about 10% of your grey matter. imagine what we would be capable of doing if we used just 30% let along 100%! listen to luis blacks rant about gay marrage. i know hes a comedian, but he has a good point. religion was created by a couple of vilige elders that were losing control on their minions, so they said that if they didnt listen to them, the would smite them.
You never happened to watch Are You Affraid of the Dark?
It was a show on Nick that was supposed to scare you. :rolleyes: Well, Whatever. But there was this one episode where this girl was taken by these alien people and taught to use the rest of her brain and she could lift objects just by thinking! :eek: Maybe we can do the same, but I doubt we'll ever know.
@Loco. Wow, you are a lot of things!
I am an atheist, that's pretty much all. I don't think I am optimistic nor pessimistic. I wish I would follow buddhism, but giving up masterbation is pretty hard. lol