Faith, Religion and God

The most talked about subject on and off the internet. The one that ruins marriages, strains family relationships, alienates friends, starts flame wars and accomplishes nothing. Yes I’m talking about the debate between Atheists and Theists.

Today’s post (long overdue and it’s been kind of dry lately eh?) was inspired by AngryLittleGirl. Jessica, as she calls herself, is an attractive 18 year old from some part of the US (as I can only guess?). The way I found her was because of her response to the Blasphemy Challenge posted on their site.

Jessica is a “proud Atheist” and has made more than a dozen videos mocking and poking fun at religion and people’s faith. Which exactly where my gripe lies. While I know all too well how annoying it is when religious groups try to force on you their religious beliefs, at the same time I know that I couldn’t force myself to take the Blasphemy Challenge. Not because I fear God, I’m not even religious, but because I can acknowledge the fact that we know and understand very little of what is around us.

Do yourself a favour and on a clear night look up at the sky. Look past the dots of light and realize that there is something at work all around us. Something much bigger than ourselves and our silly debates.

I have friends who are quite the scientists. Studying DNA and molecular biology. The consensus is that the world around is far too complex to have happened by chance over millions of years.  So I’m not ready to denounce anybody just because of their beliefs.

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“Vista Sale Slow” So?

People are like parrots they keep repeating the same bullshit stuff they pick up day in and day out. They are rather intelligent parrots though, because when the attention is on somebody they like, suddenly they stop their yapping and bow at the feet of the great One.

Browsing WordPress’s top posts today, I came upon a post about Pirates, Vista and something about Steve Ballmer. The post was an entertaining read however I did not agree with some all of his points.

  • WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) already is a bitch – yeah maybe if you own a pirated copy of XP it is, but then you would apply to the “arr I’m a pirate” category. In fact out of the 4 computer’s that I am in constant contact with, all of which are activate and WGA installed, none of them have ever caused me so much a flinch. On second thought I must be a very rare case, because everybody else seems to be complaining like it is going out of style.
  • EULA and gnawing off your arms – something about transfer of licenses being difficult. Seriously though, you make it sound like you buy a new a computer every year and need to transfer your one holly copy of Vista. That makes no sense considering every new computer comes with Vista so where is the problem?
  • UAC, red pixels and Russia – ok so Russia isn’t one of Vista’s issues but apparently the User Account Control is. First of all it can be turned off, second of all it is put in place to protect the abundance of people who STILL randomly click on pop-ups, download shady applications and are completely ignorant of viruses and the like. If you’re so smart turn off the UAC, or customize it, DUH.

Then when you’re done reading the article that you begin to wonder why the words like “Linux” or “Mac” and phrases like “Mac > Windows” or “I ❤ Linux” have not yet appeared. Because if my experience on the tubes has taught me anything, its that where ever there is bashing or complaining aimed at Windows, there are always Linux/Mac fan boys. Then out of nowhere it hits you that they are all conjugating in the comments section.

I am yet to figure out why people hold such a distaste for Microsoft. However I’m pretty sure that deep inside, past all their parrot instincts their lies envy. I’m sure some of them actually do believe that Linux will “beat” (they were in a fight?) Microsoft but I mean that’s why I drive an Infinity and you drive an Acura different styles, different preferences, different opinions. But lest you ignore the idea that your opinion might be incorrect.

Opinionated Discussion

I keep finding little gems on different sites. I decided to make a new category “Discussion” for talking about the various things I bump into on the web.

An Inconvenient Truth” Becomes Paramount’s single most profitable release [link]
All that money better be going to save the environment, otherwise we have a movie which was made to “educate” the public about the global issue known as “global warming” and yet the money the movie made is filling some people’s pockets. I realize the movie took money to make but isn’t the environment more important? I didn’t read the full article as it seemed to me to contain too much political jargon for me to comprehend. But I did find out that our friends that live in Germany, are experiencing a rather warm “winter”. It’s apparently been a steady +11 Celsius, the grass is green and many flowers in bloom. I guess Europe is a bigger contributor to Global Warming than us, because the Ottawa valley has had steady -25 Celsius temperatures for the past several weeks. Rather interesting considering Germany is more “northern” than where I live.

Apparently some believe the Earth is flat [link]
Now this was rather amusing. At first it is pretty hard to tell if the people are serious or not. If you read their FAQ page they go into detail showing the government cover up. They explain gravity, sunrises, other stars and obviously mention the great wall of ice which keeps us from falling off into space. Did I mention that the wall is melting due to Global Warming? Gosh darn it.

Everything causes cancer [link]
Ok well I lied but this is a site which contains 1233 known causes of Cancer. Be it your dish soap or that oozy green liquid that the alien baby regurgitated onto your face. Better see a doctor about that eh.

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