Friday, December 17, 2010

I don't really have much to say right now. I've been thinking a lot recently how I always seem to be bashing Christianity. I think it's quite obvious by now that I have some major issues with religion. But I'd like to take some time and say that I don't have problems with people believing what they want in the ways that they want to. I don't have a problem with religion itself or what it teaches the majority of the time. There are some issues that the church has opposing views than me on and that's fine. It's their right to have a different opinion than me.

What I do have a problem with is when the church as a whole, or more likely members of the church in groups, since the church as a whole rarely agrees with itself enough to do anything if you count all the various denominations, try to force their views onto everyone else. It angers me greatly when people try to use parts of the bible, often taken completely out of context, to harm someone or deny them their rights.

Prime example of this is the gay marriage debate going on all over this country. I have not seen one argument for the ban of gays to marry that uses any logic or reasoning outside that the bible says it's wrong. Admittedly I don't read much on the subject outside what has been going on recently here in my home state of Iowa, so such an argument might be out there, but I haven't seen or heard it yet. While the bible may say that marriage is between a man and a woman, it must be remembered that the bible isn't our law book. And as I noted on my Facebook account a few days ago, that while I have not yet read the entire bible, there is not to my knowledge any place in the bible that says a man can only marry one woman at a time. And in fact there are several times that people in the bible have multiple wives, most notably King Solomon and his 700 wives and 300 concubines. So if we want to use it as a basis of our marriages why is polygamy illegal?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christian Mathematics

Givens:
Jesus is fully human being.
Jesus is fully divine being.
Jesus is one being.
The Trinity is the Father , the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Son in the Trinity.
The Trinity is one being.

What you can gather from these givens:
Jesus is 2/1 beings.
Jesus is 1/3 of a being.
(2/1)*(1/3)=2/3
Jesus is 2/3 of a being.

Further absurdities:
2=1
3=1
2/3=1
1^2= 4/9 or 2/3 or 4/3 or 6/3 or 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 6 or 9

This is what my brain comes up with when I can't fall asleep even though I'm tired. I could continue but this is ridiculous enough as is. If I tried hard enough I think I can show that all non-prime numbers in fact equal 1 using Christian Mathematics. And if I tried just alittle harder after that I might be able to show that all numbers equal 1, though that might stretch my skills some.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Meet a stranger in a chat room and got to chatting about various stuff. Eventually it came around to how his marriage of 6 years wasn't as happy as it used to be. Here is an excerpt from the conversation, almost completely my side except for one of his responses I left in. Its been cleaned up some and hopefully grammatically corrected, but otherwise nearly completely exactly like I said to this otherwise complete stranger. Here goes my theory on marriages. Please note this is all a matter of opinion and I am no where near an expert having little to no relationship experience. This is all from observing the world around me.

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Well it goes like this as far as I can tell. Guys think romance is what catches a woman and once she's been caught whats the point in more romance. Women think marriage is just another step into ever greater amounts of romance. You can blame those cheesy romance novels and movies as far as I can tell. Without them women might see men as they are instead of as they wish them to be.

Mean while women are willing to do the more sexual stuff for men early on because that keeps him interested. And once he's been caught in marriage they don't think they should have to anymore. Where as men up to that point were led to believe she liked it and would continue to do it.

Both parties trick the other into thinking what they want will continue to happen after the marriage with no real intention to continuing to deliver on their end of the bargain.

The odd thing is, even knowing this, I want to find the right girl and get married. How stupid does that make me?

(his response):
Stupid? No. Human? Yes.

Yet humans, for all the great knowledge and wisdom we like to brag we have, are probably the dumbest creatures on the planet. I've never had a high opinion of humans. Of course I rarely think of myself as wholly human. I have no facts to back this up mind, but I often claim to be an alien, an evolved human, or just a freak of nature. All a matter of opinion really. I always claim to be weird. I mean who wants to be normal anyway?