|| Imma be a popstar :D. Rawr.
The US, leading the world as such a shining example of virtue. The right wing have a lot to answer for.
Sarchasm. The next phase in religious censorship of reality. I distinctly remember going over the waterfall at the end of the world, on that boat trip to New zealand.
I have a new label to put on all the bibles sold in the U.S. This book contains unsubstantiated claims that have never been proven, and should be treated as creative fiction.
http://wilstar.com/theories.htm Read this before buying into the hype. The real meaning of theory in scientific terms.
2000 years, and still many have learned nothing. IF they really followed the bible faithfully, they would realize that the dimishment of human rights, and furthering of the gap between the rich and the poor by the Right wing is exactly the same thing that a small handful of greedy Jewish priests(not the whole race, just a minority. One cannot blame the whole of America's society for capitalism, so one cannot blame the whole of the jewish race for the transgressions of a few), that brought about the rebellion by jesus, and those who followed him.
In fact, the parallels with that period of time are astounding. The religious right interfering in politics, is like the Legions of rome who conspired with the dictatorial leaders who repressed the general populace, and also conspired to have jesus killed, because he was making waves in their master plans. Most do not realize jesus was killed on orders from a certain greedy roman leader, who wanted to avoid conflict, due to not having the forces to properly quell any potential conflict.
But this has nothing to do with the bible; it is just a minority who think that their twisted views are right, and will stop at nothing to force them onto others. Quiz any zealot on the bible, and you will find that most haven't even read it properly. Most just repeat what others have told them. And those few that have read the bible, take it in a context it was never intended.
After all, not once in the bible does it say anything about abortion being wrong. Just a single king, as a child, that god requested not be aborted; and only then it was because he was intended to live as a pivotal part of his future plans.(Still, I find myself leaning towards pro-life. Though I have not studied fully the nature of the early stages of life, and the spark of life; at which point a baby could be considered a living being.)
And according to the bible, living in a homosexual relationship is living in a lifestyle of sin. You can err, and ask for forgiveness, then you are safe. It is just continuing to live it as a permanent lifestyle is the dooming factor. But, if you follow the bible, you find that getting divorced, and marrying another woman is also living in a lifestyle of sin. Unless you leave your new love, and go back to your first wife, then you are still living in sin, and you are just as doomed as those who have homosexual relations. Around 40-50% of those opposed to abortion, or homosexual rights are divorced; most being remarried. So why does anyone listen to them? They are hypocrites, and are just as damned, by their very own guiding book.
The bible only stood for what was considered right and wrong at that period in time. As with the views on marriage, times change. And all this inequality of today has nothing to do with the bible; it is all about the insecurities of man, and the need of such insecure people to attack and dominate anything that is different. Like your proverbial high school bully, who must attack that which is different, because it make him/her feel insecure in himself.
If others can live a happy, fulfilling life without the bible, it makes them doubt their strict, disciplined lives. If a housewife, born into the belief that women should have to stay in the home, and only live to clean, and serve food to her husband happens to see a strong, proud business woman, on a holiday with a man who she has a passionate relationship with, and who takes just as much responsibility around the home as she does, wouldn't that make you think twice about being a slave?
Just look at history: extreme Christianity only flourished in times of conflict. Like some prehistoric parasite that feeds on peoples fears and pain. And when it has no conflict, it makes its own, to perpetuate itself. Conflict, to distract those who would otherwise stop its advance. And conflict to draw in the weak minded, who seek shelter in the mass.
Some may say it has to do with faith during times of suffering. But creating their own crusades, it is they that make their own suffering. It is almost like they are masochists at heart. Not that this would surprise me, the amount of psychological materials I have seen drawing the parallels between bondage, fetish, and religion. I suppose that explains the nun outfits ;p.
History also shows that during times of comfort, religion either grounds to a halt, or becomes more progressive; more humane and realistic.
This age also has other parallels. Sodom and Gomorrah. Or should I say the south, with it much higher than average America's cases of abuse, childhood abuse mortality, and sexually transmitted diseases. Plus its practice of a twisted version of what they call religion.
It's funny, but the very best always comes out of such places; at the same time as the very worst. Its like the light and dark need each other to survive. Or they just spurn each other into existence. Each coming into existence in response to the other. I suppose it makes sense. A young one sees much suffering at the hands of evil(usually religiously based); vows to never be like it, or to oppose it at all costs.
Everyone needs a goal in life. I've never really had one... But now I think I do. I am going to get a bachelor of the arts in communication. Take acting classes, improve my public presence, and my charisma, along with my logic(which does need improving. I am too childlike in my thinking O_O. Thus this dream ;p.) And become a pop star... But a popstar with a message. A popstar who wants to bring down all extreme religion.
And unlike those mainstream popstars, I will encourage thinking, and logic. Not just pure passion. Of course, this means I shall have to play guitar that follows the same constructive patterns as classical music: such as Beethoven/Mozart. Or opeth, if speaking from a non-classical point of view. They help to grow and strengthen neuropathways, promoting logic. Strange what structured music can do for ones brain.
Alice Cooper is on in 6 days. His pvc trousers shall be mine. If you see a pantless Alice Cooper running around, calling for security, you know I have stolen his trousers, and made them my own.