Anonymous asked: Wouldn't your recent response to cheescakeczar fall under the "God of the Gaps" theory. You can say "God" as long as the evidence has yet to be produced.
Nope. I am not trying to prove God’s existence in this argument. I am saying, the Religious have an understanding (perfect in their mindset) of how the Universe came into being by having accepted one big miracle, God.
God of the Gaps theory uses theology to prove God through a natural phenomenon not explained in science.
Also I am not trying to explain that God is the answer (though I believe it) but that the religious are sure that God is the answer.
Anonymous asked: So you rather have someone who lets you do what you want, no matter people die in the streets from hunger
Im sorry but that accusation is pretty ridiculous.
- I never said such a thing; I essentially said Chavez was not a hero and that he sacrificed equality in exchange of Liberty, and even in doing so he has failed to produce equality, but has succeeded in destroying the economy.
- I would much rather have a government let me do what I will, give me liberty, rather than feed me and tell me what to do and how to do it.
- As Christ said “the poor will always be with us” - does that mean ignore them? No! It means, the idealistic person who wishes to eradicate all poverty will NEVER succeed, but as men and women who love God, we can and will be able to alleviate the pains of such… to bad he was no friend of the Believer.
- With the last point am I saying thus that it is not the governments responsibility to fight such things? Of Course not, but going about it in the way that he has has never been a successful thing.
Anonymous asked: can you explain your distate for Chavez? I remember there was an infographic that showed how the percentage of Venezuelans living in poverty has decreased from 35 to 13 percent. Am I reading it wrong? Also, i've heard some arguments that voter fraud is difficult in venezuala
Chavez is a Socialist Dictator - while he may uplift the poor and downtrodden with his lips and at times with his actions, this means smashing the freedoms of all people.
Equality and Liberty are 2 things that often contest with one another. Chavez chose Equality 10 times out of 10.
An example, Chavez has imprisoned a number of Judges that have come against his decrees.
He has allowed sanctioned Iranian companies to invest in Venezuela (which helps Iran and its nuclear arms); he sent arms to Hezbollah (a terror organization); supports Cuba (who sponsors state terror still - mostly by way of major human rights violations); he smashed Freedom of the press; and was behind a number of major human rights violations. He was a scam elected leader in that, you don’t need much voter fraud if you a) don’t have a healthy opposition b) control media c) harm or imprison opposition leaders.
Has he done good? Equality wise, yes, there is more college educated, less infant mortality, and less under the poverty line; but he has bled the oil rich economy so now its extremely reliant and very unstably balanced on that single economy.
Is some, not full, economic equality worth destroying democratic institutions? No.
So now the country sits at 22% inflation (ours is about 1.6%) and it’s pumping out less oil than it did 5 years ago, which can and will spell disaster.
timey-ivy asked: What exactly is your political stance? It's rare to find current event blogs on tumblr! (I'd consider myself a Conservative Libertarian.)
Is that what I am ? :)
Hehe, I am pretty Conservative - Socially, and Moderately Conservative economically. I am not a Republican, but I lean to the Right (swaggers!)
neiru2013 asked: They certainly shouldn't have belittled you for being gracious enough to provide food. The problem with the joke, however, is the messages that it sends. It makes fun of people for doing what is both logical and necessary for them to do, which amounts to pointless harassment. It picks on them not for expressing some optional entitlement ("I want bacon") but an honest requirement ("I don't eat animals"). Plus it's redundant, because it teases them for being what they [already admitted] they are.
It’s not necessarily logical nor necessary to be a vegetarian. healthier? Yes, perhaps - unless you suffer from deficiencies provided in meats. As for the joke - it’s nothing more than a joke.
Sometimes we must wear a little teasing for sake of a joke. I understand if it’s harmful and I apologize for that, but I do not see it that way, only that in many instances it can be true.
I for one, as I stated earlier, find vegetarians amazing. I believe they are strong willed and well disciplined, but I do not wish to adhere to their principals not just because “I like meat” but because I find meat to be an important part of my diet - especially as a former athlete.
neiru2013 asked: I'm confused by the whole "how do you know if someone's vegan/vegetarian? they'll tell you" complaint. If you were providing food, isn't it natural to expect people to tell/ask you about any allergies, religious restrictions, or dietary choices in order to determine if they can eat the food? I mean, what's the alternative? Them keeping and quiet and either not eating at all or eating things that go against their health, beliefs, or morals? That seems unfair...
Well, it’s a joke, to start.
“Ha! Haha, hahaha…” - Nvm.
Secondly (I guess), is if we are providing free food and they ask about what is or isn’t in it, that is fine but then for them to get angry (actually belittle us) for not providing a free vegetarian option is pretty ridiculous on their part; for one thing we were not required to provide food so anything available is luxury.
For us to be ridiculed or belittled for providing food (which we need not do) and not thinking of a significantly small minority, is unfair. Afterall, they could have been happy with the chips/cookies/water/coffee we also provided.
Also, im guessing you are a veggie? <— also a joke, #butreally.
mynameissoandsoimsocool asked: I really like your blog. I don't agree with what you have to say 100% of the time, but I can always be sure that your posts make me think. Just thought I'd share that with you. Keep up the good work!
This is so encouraging to hear.
I have to say, often I write because I feel like I need to vent. Its not a personal venting but… In the back of my mind I know that a lot of people NEED to hear some realizations or findings I come across, so its just awesome to know my internal pandering are not just futile.
Other times, I know many won’t run across anything that challenges the popular thought of the day, so I hope to be THAT difference.
I am not here to convert/change minds (ok okay I kind of am) but at the very least I want to inform, warn and create understanding.