Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Onision

Why I Love Onision!

I absolutely adore Onision's videos, they are so short and simple yet usually leave me going on a youtube binge of his videos! I have always been the type of person who enjoys blunt honesty and Onision definitely provides that.
Respect Points
Onision definitely scores some major respect points off me.
  • Despite vicious and unfounded rumors ranging from rape to abuse Onision continues to make videos. I love the fact that he hasn't given up despite the puss spewing mouths of jealous or simply dumb individuals.
  • Much like Family Guy or South Park, Onision takes a controversial topic and completely takes the mickey out of it. It's brilliant even when a video is directly insulting something I do like eat meat I'm still in stitches. It's just made even funnier with all his exaggeration and then funnier still when you scroll down. You get these really dumb people who didn't watch the video all the way through and are commenting the first thing to come into their head. Seriously if you go look at the post on dumb comments so many are people on Onision videos.
  • I'm going to be really superficial and silly but.... HAVE YOU SEEN THE POSTERS IN HIS HOUSE? I've spotted Kingdom Hearts and Advent Children posters in his videos. I know it's a silly thing to love him for but gosh darn it if I'm going to fangirl over John Green's knick nacks I will fangirl over Onisions!
  • Finally, this gif 
Also on a side note he does videos that insult everyone equally for example here is his video of racist jokes



Haters

Like any successful person Onision has haters. Honestly I have no problem with people hating things, for example I hate the Grand Theft Auto games because I find them really boring if you don't cheat. Still I understand loads of people love the gorgeous immersive gameplay. However, Onision's haters are prepared to make up some pretty crazy rumors with no evidence. Really if it wasn't for the age we live in many of them would have been arrested for deformation. I'm glad to see most haters get entirely stomped upon though, usually by one simple question: where is the proof?
Nota bene
Also, people blogs aren't proof even this one, a blog is simply meant to whet your appetite to go and do your own research. Anyone can write one, I honestly encourage you to check everything you read. Many people try to show 'evidence' of Onision's crimes by linking to blogs that are written by hater's that send you around in a circle without ever providing proof.



Sad Truth Is Honesty Is Rarely The Best Policy

Onision's brutal honesty is more than a lot of people can handle. Despite the disclaimer at the start of his videos warning not to take his content serious people still get their knickers in a twist over him. He put's his whole life on youtube and I think he knows the dangers of that, we've seen him through break ups and losing a baby. He is a real person and he is a strong person because he is strong enough to show the whole world when he's breaking. People still want to dis him but that just shows how small their little minds are.

Some Final Notes

As a joke I was chatting with some guys in the comment section of one of Onisions videos and ended up making an Onision prayer. I sincerely don't know how it happened it just did, but I can't think of a better place to put it so here it is XD

Oh Onision,
Praised be thy name,
Thy videos come,
Thy will be done.
By subscribing and liking thy videos.

Give us this day our daily video,
And forgive us our trolling,
As we forgive those who troll against us.
Lead us not into reality
But deliver us from evil.

Onision we give ourselves to thee,
Entertain us and educate us,
With google and thy self.
Through rumours and doubt,
In sarcasm and blunt honesty.
We will trust in thee...

Boob squeeze

Monday, 27 October 2014

Disappointments with Being on Student Council

This year I finally achieved my goal of becoming a Student rep. I've been trying for a long time but since I'm mostly a loner during school hours I never got enough votes. However, finally I'm in a position where I can do some good and maybe change my crapsack school for the better.

I've been trying rather desperately to work hard, but I feel like I'm the only one. I literally wrote seven pages of ideas to implement right away like incorporating memrise flash cards and simple stuff like that, but can't get the deputy head to even crack a page. It is rather disempowering but if that wasn't bad enough I tried desperately hard to make Halloween work at school. I sat down on itunes and shelled out for 20EUR of Halloween songs and made an awesome playlist to play during lunch hours. I even compiled a list of the cheapest easiest Halloween games and wrote and placed the clues for a murder mystery. However, the day the event was scheduled to take place, it was revealed that while the year head had been going 'ya ya ya' she actually hadn't even looked into any of the Halloween item.  This meant everything had to be canceled.

Saying I was crushed after three nights of staying up to 1am would be an understatement. She decided to drive another nail into me though by telling me I had missed a meeting. I was completely affronted since she was the one who hadn't bothered to turn up that day (while I had crawled to school despite being very ill only to find her not there). What meeting was it? The meeting for Juniors. I didn't lose my cool I just let her words go into background noise and left hastily hoping my day would improve.

I'm feeling pretty disempowered right about now. When we met the other schools student councils our school was clearly the worse, I was the only one who seem to be able to speak in our group without bluffing and I brought my book of ideas. I'm sure we scored some brownie points there. Most schools had already managed to do an event and we had only just been elected and I felt embarrassed to be apart of my school. We really did look like the kids with learning disabilities taken to play with the big kids compared to the uber organised and well spoken crowds around us.

It just isn't taken seriously at our school and it needs to be and I really wish other people were trying and I wasn't on my own here. Maybe I try to hard for people who are only going to spit in my face at the end of the day.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

My Five Nights at Freddy's Theory

I love fan theories ^_^ so it's only natural to want to put a story to this top trending PC game. It's a very good game because of it's simplicity. Not being able to move makes you feel helpless and adds to the overall atmosphere of fear but let's get stuck in to this.

What We Know

Freddy's Basic Info

Animatronics&Suits:
Characters:
  • (Foxy) the Pirate Fox
  • (Chica) 'Let's Eat' Chicken
  • (Bonnie) Blue Bunny Rabbit
  • (Freddy) Big Singing Bear
  • (Golden Freddy) seems to be a spare Freddy suit
  • Miscellaneous inactive pieces of suit in back room
Details:

  • The characters are supposedly left in a free roaming mode to prevent their survos from locking up. 
  • It is not allowed for a mascot to be without its suit.
  • If they see you they will try to put you into one of these suits.
  • Due to the wire framing etc inside these suits being shoved into one will probably kill you.

Workers
  • Phone Guy: Previous employee who recorded voice messages for you
  • Mike Schmidt: Your player or at least whom your cheques go to.
  • Mike gets his pay cheque on a Friday that is '11/13' This is an American date (month before day). Years that have a Friday 13th of November include 1987, 1992, 1993 and 2009
Introductory Greeting From Company

"Welcome to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. A magical place for kids and grown-ups alike, where fantasy and fun come to life. Fazbear Entertainment is not responsible for damage to property or person. Upon discovering that damage or death have occurred, a missing person report will be filed within 90 days, or as soon property and premises have been thoroughly cleaned and bleached, and the carpets have been replaced."

Cameras

Used to peer around all the rooms and read those delightful newspaper clippings on the wall. The kitchen has no camera only audio.

Incidents

  • Kidnap
  • Murder
  • Bite of '87 (resulting in someone losing their frontal lobe)

Missing Children and Killer

  • Two children presumed dead- June 26th. Killer was caught the next morning.
  • Police later linked the death of three more children to the incidents at Freddy's.
  • The children's bodies were never found, but they are presumed to be dead.
  • The killer lured them away by wearing the company's Mascot as a suit (that's Freddy).


We know five children went missing. Initially only two were lured away during an evening at Freddy's on the night of June 26th but police then link three more to Freddy's

Misc

  • The creator confirmed the place is haunted (well duh)
  • The phone guy says: "... If I were forced to sing those same stupid songs for twenty years and I never got a bath? I'd probably be a bit irritable at night too." 

Theory Time

One: The Killer & Killings

The killer was a security guard who worked at Freddy's to get close enough to kill children (and possibly other pedophilic things). He lures the children away from their parents to kill them in the backroom, the two mentioned murders he is convicted for take place in the evening. He used the Golden Freddy suit to lure them away (this suit does not have a skeleton and was not in use since regular Freddy was performing). The Freddy costume has faint handprints on its face which could be signs of resistance.
After killing them, he hid their bodies in the suits and later disposing of them inside the restaurant (multiple ways to do this but I reckon serving them up piece by piece sound statistically fitting (remember folks there are no cameras in the kitchen). Customers complain about a foul odor and blood and mucus coming out of the costumes. The killer is eventually convicted and (assuming the game is based in America) probably gets the death penalty and his spirit gets stuck there too. He is never shoved into a costume and therefore does not possess a suit.

Two: The Bite of '87

I believe the killer was working at Freddy's at the time of 'The Bite of '87'. I think considering that the only character with sharp teeth and a broken jaw is Foxy it's safe to assume he was the biter. The killer not yet quite ready to commit his first murder decided to tinker with the A.I (something your character is capable of doing on the last custom night). It was this tinkering that caused the robot Foxy suit to attack and destroy someone's frontal lobe. The victim apparently survives though this does irreparable damage to the reputation of the establishment. This incident is what whets the killers appetite and sets him on the murderous path that kills him. In the game on the custom nights if you set the characters A.I. to '1987' Golden Freddy will appear, roar and crash your game. 1987 hold particular significance to the killer and to you (but more on that later).

Three: The Spirits

The anguished spirits became trapped in a limbo inside Freddy's with no certain way to escape. They sense their killers presence but can't quite pinpoint it due to his lack of a suit.
Sensing his presence they wander and think if they kill him they can end they're limbo. When they last saw him he was a security guard, so they kill every security guard that they come into contact with and stuff them into a suit. They do this assuming it's the same guy and they just haven't killed him right or they're just exacting their revenge repeatedly.

Four: The Phone Guy

When they catch you they (barring Foxy who gives you a heart attack) will stuff you into a suit. Which suit? Golden Freddy. This is the final resting place of any security guard they catch since it was the one the killer wore when he killed them. The last security guard (who leaves you recorded messages) also suffers this fate.

Frequently throughout the game we see a message that says 'It's Me' accompanied by Golden Freddy. Golden Freddy can also appear in your room regardless of closed doors. This is the previous security guard who hasn't quite come to terms with his grizzly death trying to contact you. He's saying "It's me! from the recordings!" or just trying to get you to understand you know him. He will also write on the walls trying to get your attention or frequently appear in hallucinations with human bloodshot eyes.

He also leaves you a garbled almost demonic message after his loss of power and death.

I take it you've read the rules... (Don't touch Freddy)
I actually think the message here is the killer intervening, it's in his best interest not to get tagged by Golden Freddy.
This is a mixture of the phone guy and the killer.

Five: Foxy is Just As Scared As You

Foxy displays unusual behavior compared to the rest of the characters. Rather then wandering about he stays hidden in pirate cove and if he isn't watched for a period of time makes a break for your room. Foxy's stage is labelled out of order and his loosely hanging jaw and ripped decaying suit show his neglect.
At Freddy's the animatronics have to wear suits but Foxy's is so ripped if the others saw him I'm sure he'd most definitely get shoved into a new suit.
Foxy does not attack you. When he makes it into your office he quickly puts his head in and screams (if you listen to a full recording of his scream it sounds like a scared boy toward the end). You die of a heart attack, but foxy does not attack. If you close the door in time he bangs desperately on it and then hastily runs back to pirate cove to hide again. Perhaps in the child who is possessing Foxy's final moments he was hiding and tried to make a break to the office to ring the phone and now he runs for your help.

Six: You and The Killer

You play Mike Schmitd, what possesses Mike to stay five nights at Freddy's? How is he connected enough to not run away despite being payed about $4 an hour? During the bite of '87 (which I speculate was Friday 13th November 1987) a child was bitten by Foxy and the damage resulted in the loss of their frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is concerned with reasoning and decision making, people who mess up an attempted suicide can have personality changes from shooting this part of the brain out. It is essentially your personality, your soul if you will.
We've already established that the killer doesn't have a suit, but that doesn't mean he can't have one... a meat suit. You.
The killer's soul has been just as trapped as the children but it hasn't changed his nature, of course he is bound to Freddy's and it's assets. Mike was the child who was attacked and let's do some number crunching.
I would say a child that enjoyed the Chucky Cheese-esque entertainment who be around 10 years old or at least thereabouts.
 We know that Mike gets his paycheque on Friday the 13th of November
The only years that have this are
1987
1992
1993
1998
2009
With that in mind we can remember that Phone Guy said that the robots had been singing the same songs for 20 years. Now we can assume the restaurant was running before the bite so lets take four years off. 
1987+16=2003
the next Friday 13th of November is 2009.
Assuming Mike was 10 during the bite he would be 32 when receiving his paycheque. Mike is a prime candidate for being possessed by the killer, he was after all his first victim in ways. His connection to the place could allow him to be lead back there (think of Silent Hill) and possessed. This is what keeps him there for five days, the killer is actively taunting the children using you thinking there will be no consequence.

Why do I think he's possessed? Do you remember the complaints about the suits the customers had? They said they had a foul odor and likened them to walking carcasses. When you complete the custom night in the came you are fired...

Odor. It's a small thing but why would odor matter when you are the only guy in the building putting your life on the line? It would have to be rancid! Like rotting perhaps?

There is however a way to kill the killer. The Golden Freddy suit, when the killer sees it, it draws out his soul and crashes the game. He becomes bound to the suit he used to kill those children and one can assume they get their blood curdling revenge. You don't get stuffed into a suit if Golden Freddy is the one who gets you, so the real hero is the phone guy for possessing it and coming to you for help. If the suit appears and you put up the screen then you block the contact needed with the suit for the exorcism to take place.

Seven: The Children

The murderer hid three of the children's bodies in the suits available there before disposing of them. he didn't think to clean the suits which was the initial cause of the odor. Anyone who looked in the suits would find evidence of the murder but company policy:
 "..upon discovery of death, a missing person's report will be filed within 90 days or as soon as the floors have been bleached and the carpets replaced.."
The murderer was caught the morning after two more children went missing, he would not have had time to dispose of the bodies, he may not have even had a chance to put them all in suits. Think about it there are five children but only four costumes (Foxy, Chica, Bonnie and Freddy) if we consider that the killer was wearing one. This is probably what lead to his discovery and conviction, but the company then disposed of the bodies. this is why they were never found. One ghost never gets a suit, it draws pictures on the walls, laughs and giggles and changes the posters to help you solve the mystery.

Sweet dreams everyone

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Was Michelangelo Gay?

I recently stumbled over a picture on Facebook that made me want to do a little research.


If Michelangelo was gay then it would provide endless amusement to me just thinking of various homophobic Christians worshipping a picture created by a homosexual! Well let's explore this claim a bit.

Who's that holy man?
We know the picture is meant to be Jesus but the fact it's a good looking white guy makes me skeptical.
There are of course many pictures of Jesus that have fed the mental image of some beautiful blue eyed chick magnet carpenter, but it doesn't really take a rocket scientist to work out Jesus wouldn't look like that.

Church Deception and More Yaoi

Leonardo Da Vinci was close friends with Ceasar Borgia, the man who's father later becomes Pope Alexander VI. So close in fact they were believed to be lovers (I'm starting to see a trend). His father commissioned Leonardo to make a painting of Jesus using dear old Ceasar as the model. Ceasar wasn't exactly known for being a prude, other than Leonardo it would seem he also slept with his sister (not to mention killed his brother). So the face of Jesus in Leonardo's paintings was a handsome bisexual, incestuous murderer.

On a side note, it would seem that during the Renaissance there was a contest between Leonardo and Michelangelo to paint particular battles. It's very interesting reading so I put a some stuff in the sources for you.

Anyway back to Michelangelo, in contrast to Leonardo he definitely sounds a bit... well 'eww', known for wearing dogskins for a lengthy period of time till his skin peeled off when he took them off (excuse me while I vomit into my handbag). That aside it's clear to say he had talent but the question we want to answer is was he gay?
It is true that Michelangelo asked for male models where female ones would have made sense, it's sometimes hard to distinguish males and females in his work too. His work 'ignudi' (depicting 20 naked youths covered with oak leaves and acorns to resemble penises) would be enough for me to question if this guy preferred the other white meat (if you know what I mean).
That isn't really evidence though (I mean rule 34 and all), so what else would suggest he was gay? Well one thing I would like to say is that he didn't seem to rate women very highly at all, not even highly enough to learn how to draw a breast that didn't like a guy with two scoops of ice cream on his chest. Look at any piece where he drew a woman and find those hideously deformed breasts. I'm sorry but I refuse to believe that he was incapable of drawing good boobs after everything else being so amazing. In my mind I see it as he was either so disinterested in women he didn't know what he was meant to find attractive and just drew a man and slap some ice cream scoops on (then stood back and said to himself: seems legit) or he deliberately made women look grotesque.

Apparently there is a sonnet in which he says that the highest form of love cannot be for a woman, because a woman "is not worthy of a wise and virile heart.", unfortunately I can only find references to it and not the whole thing, I assume it must be in Italian. After looking at his work
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/srzmxpBK6/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_320/18k2lefgd9flwpng.jpg

I think he was probably gay but we have no proof and I'm not religious so I'm not going to start saying because it's written down it must be true.

If you have any additional information agreeing or disagreeing feel free to thrust it in my general direction and maybe we will eventually find some concrete evidence.
All that said, it doesn't really matter because either way Michelangelo was fabulous.

Sources for More Interest

Books
Renaissance Rivals: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael. Titian, by Rona Goffen
Published by Yale University Press
Copyright: 2002
ISBN: 0-300-09434-5-5

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Frustrations With The Irish Secondary School Education System

This topic is one of my most rage worthy topics. The moment I entered the Irish education system I wanted a quick exit. Going to secondary school in Ireland after having been to Steiner School in England was such a let down, I can't express how much I hated it, but I'll give you some of the reasons why.

Teachers

I always try to be kind and courteous to teachers. I understand that they have to deal with a bunch of hormonal teenagers all day and I let a lot of crap slide. Most teachers get on well with me, I remember one teacher telling me that I was one of the students whom teachers sung their praises of in the staffroom. However, some teachers could not teach my butt to poop.

The Condescending Teacher: 

I hate when people condescend to me. Especially if they're shorter than me. In the words of George Carlin; 'I don't have pet peeves-I have major psychotic fucking hatreds' and that is most definitely one of them. I hate it because I'm quite smart and when I have to ask a question I usually start it with an apology. Throughout my secondary school education I was surrounded by condescending teachers, most of which had no right to be condescending at all after demonstrating how ill educated they were.
A condescending attitude distances the student-teacher relationship and leads to a lack of respect in retaliation. By being condescending you are putting your head on the chopping block because students now have no reason to respect you.

The Dead Fish Teacher:

This type of teacher is cold, quiet and really stopped being a teacher a long time ago. The only reason they are here is because they have become part of the furniture of the school, the same way the crew in Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest become part of the ship. They just sit there with work written on the board and expect silent reading. They'll even let you correct eachother's tests.

The Lazy-And-They-Know-It Teacher:

This type of teacher is another teacher who doesn't want to do any work, but unlike the dead fish teacher they aren't even going to pretend. They'll sit there with a coffee and look up porn on their laptop while chaos ensues in the classroom. Everything is fair until somebody dies or something breaks. I had a severe case of this in transition year, I saved up and paid an extra 140EUR for what I thought would be all the driver theory classes I would ever need. The reality was that we watched one DVD (a freebie from the Irish times to add insult to injury) at the start of the year and for the rest of the year... NOTHING. The teacher was a car collector and let everyone do what they liked, most people did their homework in this class while the boys looked up cars on the school computer. I complained numerous times, but I think my notes were fed to the schools invisible billy goat.

The Teach Yourself Teacher

This teacher again doesn't want to do anything, but they're damn self righteous about it! Some key phrases you'll here frequently from this teacher are:
  • It's not my fault you're a slow learner!
  • You don't work hard enough in class.
  • You need to try harder!
  • If you don't understand it means you weren't listening.
  • Just read the chapter again and you'll get it.
And so much more. This type of teacher usually means you have to buy grinds to learn what they were too busy making excuses for not teaching you. The worst part are these are the ones who get really indignified if you pull them up.

The Not-Quite-There Teacher

This is the one who clearly does not understand the ways of the world. Whether it be their unrealistic expectations or their extreme naivety or sometimes just plain stupidity, these guys are some of the worst of the worst. These are the most frequently seen types of a bad teacher. For two years running I had a biology teacher who gave us extreme amounts of homework, in fact the homework we got from her was twice the amount of the total homework we would get in a day! She then would give us a test every week and if anyone failed hold them in for lunch. I tried to subtly hint to her (before I downright told her) by doing a science project on the 'negative effects of excessive homework' a well written (of course) piece with hours of research... Which she refused to even read. She said I was biased because I was a student and would not let me enter it in the science contest. She simply wasn't intelligent enough to realise that 5 sets of exam paper questions on a chapter we hadn't done was too much. The naivety thing is also a big problem with teachers. I was hatefully bullied for being English in school, my bags would be slashed, my books thrown in the toilet or sink, chewing gum projectiles fired at me during class and heinous things. Ignorant and naive teachers did not make it easy! Casual racist comments added to the curse for me and everyone would take it on board. Sometimes it was just downright stupidity. I remember my health teacher once asked the class if they had ever seen anything they thought to be inappropriate on the internet.

The Content Of The Course

On the rare occasions that the teachers were fully functional we then had to deal with the severe lacking of the course itself.

The Rote-Learning System: For Good Little Parrots

The junior cert and the leaving cert have so little to do with learning it is scary. As an A-B student I am very confident when I say as long as you can memorize everything word for word you needn't learn a thing beyond how to write and add up. In fact, actual learning is pretty much discouraged in class because...

If It's Not On The Exam It's Not Important

That includes knowing what basic vocabulary like 'pyroclastic cloud' when referring to volcanoes or why shrews have to eat continuously. So many times I have asked questions in class but rather than receiving an answer all I have gotten is 'It won't be on the exam so don't worry about it'. I'm sorry but what does that have to do with anything? If a student asks something out of genuine interest then please answer the child THEY WANT TO LEARN.

Let's Not Forget Those Book Rentals You Paid 300 Euro To Use A Few Pages Of

The huge prices associated with the tattered, handed down and out of date books that don't have all the right content in anyway is awful. Money spent on exam papers that can easily be photocopied or looked up online at home is extortionate. Also, if they change one chapter in these books the old ones are thrown out and replaced with the same book with a few words different. If you don't believe me look at the different editions of 'New Geo' I think you'll find they are mostly the same. The same 30Eur book you are forced to buy again and again. 

Marking Schemes

Now the actual exam has so many faults that I can't even get into but here is the big three.

It's All About Points; Doesn't Matter Where

The main goal of the leaving certificate is, like a game of tetris, to get as many points as possible. There are various subjects, but they'll be marked the same unless you are doing Higher Level Maths. Now the reason I hate this is I did physics among other things. I didn't really realize when picking my subjects that they were irrelevant and if I had picked easy subjects like Art, Home economics and Woodwork I could have walked in and out of the exam laughing! Students should be told honestly that they might as well pick the easiest subjects possible because it doesn't really matter unless you need one for a particular course. Then you have subjects like LCVP which require no thought for free points!

Casual Tampering With Results

If too few people get A's in a subject than everyone is marked up so they appear to have done better. Need I say more about how wrong this practice is? My biology teacher confided in the class when she told us that, when correcting last year's exams she had to give an A to a student who thought the correct way to collect animal cells was to use a scalpel on the inside of his mouth. This practice waters down the significance of the Leaving Certificate and should be discontinued. It is this practice that allows for a build up of useless teachers like plaque  on unbrushed teeth!

One Test To Rule Them All

Think about it. The leaving cert is one big exam you've trained for your entire secondary school life... The anxiety that keeps you up the night before hurts your performance. The stress, the expectations freezing up with fear. The best students don't always get the grade they deserve. We need continuous assessment in schools, we need written assignments that get sent off and corrected and added to you're overall percentage.

Compulsory Irish

The biggest mistake Ireland ever made was making Irish a requirement for jobs in teaching. This, above all else has crippled this countries education system... possibly beyond repair. Why? Irish is a dead language. I am very sorry that us English folk killed it, but it. is. dead. DEAD. D. E. A. D! By making this dead language, which is only spoken on one small island and isn't as useful as Latin or Greek, compulsory you have discouraged so many from becoming teachers. Imagine, without this ridiculous requirement we could have real French Teachers, or real German or Japanese or Spanish teachers. We could have people from places with a good education system like Switzerland! But no, we can't have all these fabulous things, and why? Because no sane person is going to learn a dead language to teach teenagers their abc's in a country famous for being green and drunk.

Maybe there is still hope...

A new system is being put into practice where junior certificate students will have continuous assessment to contribute to their overall grade. I urge you to support this and help improve it and don't let this opportunity slip through your fingers. We can transform education from the ugly creature of malicious intent it has become, back into a way to help children learn. I gingerly encourage you to read the article I wrote in transition year on junior certificate reform here I got to meet the Taoiseach because of it so I guess it was pretty good.



Open Education

I absolutely love Open Education. The whole idea thrills me so much! I love to learn which is something that seems almost frowned upon sometimes.

A Little History Of Me: In School (super abridged)

I always hated the Irish secondary school education system. Barely anyone I knew actually had a taste for learning, in fact now that I think about it, most absolutely hated the idea. I originally went to a Steiner school in Greenwich before having to move to the emerald isle and the difference... well it was dramatic. For the first three years I didn't really have to learn much since I had covered it all in the Steiner school. When I was in Steiner school I had always thought that I wasn't the smartest kid by a long shot, but when I came to Ireland and heard little Jimmy in the back of the class asking how to spell melon I realized I was pretty good.

A Little History Of Me: Open Education

Open Education provided me with a place to learn. Not just that but learn what I was interested in. Devouring Udacity and Udemy and Coursera courses were my favorite activity (and if I tell the truth, it's only dropped down to second in recent years because I enjoy blogging so much). I never need to get a certificate to feel validation, just doing the courses felt great! Not only that but doing college level courses gave (and still does) such a rush, sure I had to sacrifice some valuable MMOG time, but I think it was worth it.

Why I Think Open Education Is The Bee's Knees

It's Free: This has to be a big factor for most. Having access to all this gorgeous content for free is enough to make me believe in a god! The fact that it's free is relaxing and you don't feel so stressed about it but it still retains enough pressure to keep you at it.

You Control Your Learning: Rather than having knowledge dictated to you by a sour faced teacher who mentally retired years ago, You control your learning. This can be frightening to some but once you drive yourself to keep up with a course you will be elated upon completion. The feeling of accomplishment when completing a mooc is so very satisfying. There are very few things that I could compare that feeling to.

It's Your Interests: Unlike in secondary school where you had to go to maths, English, urk Irish and some other language you picked when you were a junior and have long since come to hate... This time you have the power to do a course in Understanding Video Games or Modern contemporary poets.

You Can Try New Things Without Consequence: If you think you love video games than why not try a MOOC in computer game science or the like? I definitely recommend trying a MOOC before enrolling yourself in a proper college course. That way you can see if you are going to like the content covered in that course easily and stress free rather than being locked in to a five year course that drains your money, time and energy.

All From The Comfort Of Your Sofa: Or your twirly desk chair or your android device. Face it, that's too convenient not to give a try!

The only question now is...
What course will you pick?
I personally have to recommend coursera because it is simply my absolute favorite!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Dumb Things People Say About Homosexuality & Gay Marriage

To me homosexualality is not an issue, I have a number of homosexual friends and I would never think any less of them because of it. However, to some people homosexuality is thought of as something dirty and rotten.

What's The Big Deal?

What is the big deal about people being homosexual? If you are straight how is this ever going to hurt you? Homosexuality is between two people who are in love, it doesn't matter what their gender is.

The 'Homosexuality Is A Perversion' Argument

I would argue that religion is a gross filthy perversion as well as marmite. Homosexuality is something that appears in nature. Notice how religion doesn't, I don't see bunnies hopping burrow to burrow to preach the good word of the Easter Bunny, do you? People always say that being gay is unnatural but in my humble opinion that is the biggest load of horse crap I will ever hear. If you are born and feel an innate attraction to the same gender then it is natural, you were born with that instinct. Your homosexuality is not damaging anything and only self absorbed bigots think that way. If you aren't hurting anyone then you know you are making the right choices.

Further more, arguing that homosexuality is wrong because it is unnatural (apart from being untrue) is stupid. Think of all the unnatural things we do every single day. We use artificial sweetners and colours in our food, we take steriods, have sex changes, tattoos, brest implants. We have monogamous relationships, wars over religion, we build sky scrapers, use computers, go on the internet, draw pictures and so on and on and on. Unless you are willing to get rid of everything that is unnatural in your life just so you can hate homosexuals then please stfu. We do unnatural things everyday-get over it.

The 'Homosexuality Is Against God' Argument

I think the real 'abomination' is using the bible to hurt people
I'm rolling my eyes right now because if you think so almighty omnipotent creator is concerned deeply with your sex life you are an arrogant idiot. You are seriously going to treat another human like a dog because someone you have never met or even know exists' stalkers wrote it in a book? Call me back when you stop eating bacon and wearing clothes with two different materials.

I'm sure any sort of god that was worth worshipping would be more concerned with humans treating each other well rather than being cruel to someone because of their sexual orientation. Really, I know that they say all sins are the same and blah but homosexuality has got to be on the eating bacon and planting two different types of seed in your garden end of the scale rather than thou shall not kill etc.

If You Are A Homosexual You Are No Longer My Son/Daughter

Anyone who would cast their child out on to the street or otherwise make them feel unwanted because of their sexual orientation does not deserve to be a parent. Even if you felt that homosexuality was a choice that still does not mean you can throw your child away like trash because of it. As a parent it is your job to look after your child until it can fend for itself and raise it correctly, if you are one of the incredibly closed minded people who thinks that homosexuality is a failure in your parenting then you should realize abandoning your child says far worse things about you than raising a gay one. The only people who are going to approve of that are a small group of ignorant, closeminded individuals. The fact that your child, who you have taught to trust you, has opened up to you and you have broken your promise of trust to that child and thrown them away means you are indeed an unrighteous person. 

Homosexuals Cannot Have Children Therefore They Are Wrong

There are plenty of people in the world who cannot have children or who do not even want children. People can be born with defects that make them sterile or even become sterile over time. If a straight couple are unable to have children should they not be allowed to have sexual intercourse or get married? Should sterile men an women be stoned? No, saying something is wrong because it is different is primitive and ignorant behavior.

If We Let 'Gay' Become Normal Everyone Will Do It Then The Human Race Will Die Out





This argument is the one that makes me put my head in the pillow and scream for thirty seconds.
  1. There will not be more homosexuals because it's considered normal, there will be the same amount and maybe it will seem like more because people won't be as afraid to express themselves. I do not deny that some people will claim to be homosexual as a fashion statement but please realize that this happens with every group from bronies to twitards. The only difference is homosexuality is not a choice and if they are not homosexual then they can only pretend (not to say that they won't but by giving them the attention they crave you are only making it worse).
  2. If you are so sexually insecure that you think gay marriage/acceptance will turn everyone gay then you need to seriously ask yourself if you are straight. Homosexuality is comparitively smaller than heterosexuality, people don't magically turn gay even if some of them turn fabulous.
  3. Even if everyone somehow turned gay (idk someone drops a gay bomb) the human race will still thrive. There are many ways to have a baby and just because someone is homosexual doesn't mean they won't want kids. Sure there would be a dip in the population but that would be because there would be no unwanted pregnancies. Also if everyone were gay there would be no abortions, no need to buy condoms and everyone would have style (joke joke i know that homosexuality =/= fashionable but it's fun to say). 

Only A Man And A Woman Can Give A Child The Proper Balanced Upbringing It Needs

So apart from being a huge middle finger to all single parents out there, this statement is entirely false. Someones gender does not dictate their behavior, people assume a mother will be carrying for her child but this isn't always the case. A mother does not always have that maternal spark and as a woman myself I'll be the first to say that women can be vicious. If you go to a playground and observe bullying you will see two very distinct differences between how men a women bully eachother. Boys are more straight forward when it comes to bullying but girls are sneaky and devisive. We aren't as strong as men and I think we naturally make up for it with cruelty. Though of course that is a huge blanket statement but I just want to throw the stereotype of women being loving and tender and defenseless out the window.
I'm not denying that family mechanics usually have one dominant partner who is in charge of discipline but I stand firm that it does not have to be the man of the relationship. This being the case I believe same sex couples can do just as well and if not a better job of caring for children than heterosexual couples.
I would also like to add that we are talking about adoption here and a large percentage of children are never adopted. Surely two fathers or two mothers are better than no fathers or no mothers.

Homosexuals Have No Reason To Want To Get Married

this is such a stupid ignorant thing to say but people say it anyway. Let's look at the reasons people get married and see which ones apply to homosexuals also
  • Having Children: this one does not apply but not all married couples have children anyway
  • Symbol of committment: goes for both
  • In the event of the partners death the wealth is transferred: goes for both
  • If there is an accident sometimes only 'family' is allowed to see the patient
  • joint parent rights: goes for both with adoption
  • The right to make funeral arrangements for your partner
  • Tax, benefits, charges, bills etc
And so much more. Out of all of these the only one that is not shared is having children and even in a straight relationship this isn't always possible. So it is very clear to see that gays have as much reason to want to get married as straight couples.



Wednesday, 27 August 2014

What If God Is A Scientist?

If an almighty being created us, gave us free will and then hid itself what would be the purpose?

The Scientist With Lego

When we were children we were probably at some stage given toys such as Lego or other building blocks. We would build and play with that lego and learn what designs worked and what would fall down. What if God is the same? Only he has the power to create anything he wants. See what designs work and what falls down. People claim god is omniscient and therefore knows everything, but perhaps it's just our puny human understanding. Maybe he just knows everything about us and since many humans think they are the center of gods undivided attention, that appears to be everything. What if god doesn't know everything and it is all an experiment to see if things will work? (thus the platypus). Knowing everything would be incredibly boring to an immortal almighty being!

You Can't Prove That God Exists

No one can prove God exists, all we have are religious scriptures that are written by (ignorant human) men. There is not one shred of evidence that god did or ever exist-
However, isn't that perfect for someone conducting an experiment? A god has not intervened in our daily affairs, has not stopped world hunger, war, homophobia, suicides. Like a good scientist he can watch a baby penguin die without intervening. He is simply fascinated by what we do even if it's us blowing each other up!

We Are To God What White Mice Are To Scientists

What if that's it? and all religion is a lie even though there's a god who doesn't care about us? Why should god care? He may have set up the dominos, but it is much more fun to watch them fall down!

You Have No Way Of Proving Me Wrong

As all religions argue "since you can't prove me wrong I must be right", even though in ordinary circumstances the one making the claim has to provide evidence but apparently this doesn't apply to religion.

God Is a Scientist Because...

  • He left no proof of his existence to influence us.
  • He does not interfere with our lives, wars or answer prayers.
  • He doesn't actually care about individuals.
  • God didn't create religion which is why there are so many man made ones.
If there is a God, he isn't an asshole he's just totally indifferent to us.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Save Derpy-The Thoughts Of A Non MLP Fan

Recently there has been a huge controversy in the Brony world that I am not really apart of. I've watch one or two episodes of my little pony friendship is magic just to see what the buzz is about and thought it was alright. It's quite easy on the eyes and while I'm not really a fan of it, I don't really see it as a reason to hate anybody for watching.

Anyway, one of the background ponies had a lazy eye and the fans affectionately dubbed this pony 'Derpy Hooves'. Derp is internet slang that means a number of things, but it's usually like being clumsy or silly. The fans loved this non intrusive background pony and recently she got her first lines and a nod to the fanbase.

The fans were thrilled! but...

Not everyone loves Derpy

Derpy, true to how fans saw her is mildly implied to have a mental disability. She has a lazy eye like previously mentioned a slight speech impediment and is quite clumsy. Despite all this people still love her but then something awful happened.
People started fighting to have Derpy removed from my little pony because of this disability. Hasbro caved in pretty easily to the demands and changed Derpy, fixing her eye and speech impediment so she was just like every other pony.
Here is a comparison between the original and the new

What's Wrong With Getting Rid Of Derpy?

Mental disabilities are facts of life. I have friends with autism and down syndrome and I am aware of how cruel people are to them. A pony like Derpy warms my heart a little, not just because there is a pony with a disability but because so many people love her for who she is. Bronies welcomed her with open... uh hooves and I love that! But now that she has been changed...

What message does this send to mentally disabled children?

...It's as if you can't be different. Changing Derpy means that no one wants the mentally disabled kid. It means that they are the part of society that no one wants to acknowledge the existence of and it is hurtful. Not everyone is given the same chance at life even if we pretend in tv that they are. Derpy was a symbol and by destroying her you have destroyed all the things she stood for-
Equality, Justice, Being Different, Vulnerability and Love.
And why?
To please the people who have fully functional brains who don't have a mental disability and don't know what it's like. So what if there is a little controversy? You should stand up for what is right even if it's just a pony.

But It's Just A Pony

is it? Or is Derpy Hooves a symbol and her removal a symbol of humanities nature to be cruel to anyone who is different. Make a stand, not for a pony or for bronies but for mentally disabled children and equality #SaveDerpy

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stop Using The Bible To Hurt People


So I've already established some of the things I hate about Christianity in my other post including

  • Their inability to leave non Christians alone.
  • Using the bible to justify everything in a debate.
  • The lack of the 'live and let live' mentality.
  • The hatred and intolerance it is misused to breed.
  • The vicious comments left behind by over zealous Christians on Youtube
After I wrote it I ended up having to deal with some lovely Christian hatemail and while doing so I remember a whole bunch of stuff I hate about Christianity and over zealous Christians that I left out and at the top of the list was their cursed book-The bible
Disclaimer:
If you are a Christian and you aren't a prick about it then of course this does not apply to you.

The Use And Misuse of The Bible

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The Bible is a messed up book on its own and I really don't think it needs any help when it comes to condoning messed up stuff. However, people still misuse the bible to twist try and justify their arguments in ways that make my skin crawl.

Awful Things The Bible Condones

Murder of The Following Types Of People

  • Witches: Exodus 22:17 You should not let a sorceress live.
  • Homosexuals: Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.
  • Fortunetellers: Leviticus 20:27 A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.
  • Someone Who Hits Their Parents: Exodus 21:15 Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death.
  • ...Or Curses Them: Leviticus 20:9  All who curse their father or mother must be put to death.  They are guilty of a capital offense.
  • Adulters And The Woman They Adultered: Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.
  • Priests Daughters That Have Sex: Leviticus 21:9 A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death.
  • Atheists & Non-Christians: 2 Chronicles 15:12-13  They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
  • False Prophets: Zechariah 13:3 If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord."  When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through.
  • Entires Towns If One Person Isn't Christian: Deuteronomy 13:13-19  Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods.  In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully.  If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock.  Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it.  Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God.  That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt.  Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction.  Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you.  He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors.  "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.
  • Women Who Aren't Virgins On Their Wedding Night: Deuteronomy  22:20-21 But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house.  Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst
  • Sons of Sinners: Isaiah 14:21 Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. 

Huff... Puff... Damn that's a long list...

Slavery

Okay so we all no slavery is wrong... except God apparently. There are some rules though, like buying your slaves from foreigners, you know that's usually how the whole human trafficking thing works. Don't want anyone they know to recognise them and all that jazz. At least you don't have to travel, you can buy them from a foreigner who's visiting for all your slave driving needs.

 However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46)

Isn't that considerate? They won't treat their relatives like property. That's real honor there, I think I'm tearing up at how kind and wonderful Christianity clearly is. It gets even better though, we don't want to hurt the dear Hebrews, we'll let them go in about six years, maybe. Maybe if they leave us their beautiful children to be slaves and be handed down to our children as part of the inheritance. Praise the Lord

 If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years.  Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom.  If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year.  But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him.  If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master.  But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children.  I would rather not go free.'  If he does this, his master must present him before God.  Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.  After that, the slave will belong to his master forever.  (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)

But don't think women are left out. No no because men definitely need their sex slaves and you can even get married to and keep your sex slave, just be sure to have just as much sex with her as your wife because that is a hardship for you I'm sure.

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.  (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
Now you may need to discipline your naughty servants. That's fine just make sure if you're going to beat them to death that it take about two days for them to die otherwise it's murder.

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.  If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.  (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

Christians like to argue and say that Jesus got rid of slavery but he actually approved of slavery as well so hate to burst their bubble but...

 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.  (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed.  If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful.  You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts.  Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.  (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

And Jesus wasn't above having slaves beaten either.

The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it.  "But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly.  Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given."  (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)

Rape & Lack Of Respect For Women

So murder, check. Slavery? check. Rape? Oh yeah, check. Let's learn some more about Gods *cough cough* love

 (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

So pay the father so he won't be too sad that you grabbed his daughter and proceeded to ravage her and scar her for life and then force her to marry you so you can ravage her every night. Great answer God.

(Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

    If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

If someone is raping you they are going to try and keep you quiet or threaten to kill you if you aren't quiet. Women simply can't win but God doesn't care

(Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)
    "When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house.  But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive's garb.  After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife.  However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion." 

Well at least he can't sell her into slavery once he's gotten off.

(Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

     As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

Whoa, so that's more than a little messed up. Notice women and children, so pedophilia may go further back into the church than we think.

(Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.  All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle.  They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.  Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder.  They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived.  After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp.  But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle.  "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded.  "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor.  They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.
I can only imagine the pain of having your home destroyed, your parents murdered and then as a young girl being turned into a sex slave. these girls were virgins and considering people died and got married young they don't have to be teenagers, these were probably children.


Implied Rape In-
(Judges 21:10-24 NLT)
    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.  "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin."  Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
    The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.  But there were not enough women for all of them.  The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel.  So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead?  There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever.  But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."
    Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.  They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards.  When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife!  And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding.  Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'"  So the men of Benjamin did as they were told.  They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance.  Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them.  So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

And That Is Merely The Tip Of The Iceberg

Bible WTF Moments

Animal Sacrifice 

Leviticus 1:9: "But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD."

So wait... the LORD likes the smell of burning flesh. That is not a good sign, that is never a good sign, if this were a horror movie it would be time to GTFO.

The Lord Isn't Half As Merciful As You Think

Nahum 1:2-8: The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath.  He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!  The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished.  He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.  The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.  At his command the oceans and rivers dry up, the lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wilt.  In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.  Who can stand before his fierce anger?  Who can survive his burning fury?  His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.  The LORD is good.  When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge.  And he knows everyone who trusts in him.  But he sweeps away his enemies in an overwhelming flood.  He pursues his foes into the darkness of night.   

uh huh... sounds just as loving a merciful as I remember.

God The Racist

Zephaniah 2:12-15: "You Ethiopians will also be slaughtered by my sword," says the LORD.  And the LORD will strike the lands of the north with his fist.  He will destroy Assyria and make its great capital, Nineveh, a desolate wasteland, parched like a desert.  The city that once was so proud will become a pasture for sheep and cattle.  All sorts of wild animals will settle there.  Owls of many kinds will live among the ruins of its palaces, hooting from the gaping windows.  Rubble will block all the doorways, and the cedar paneling will lie open to the wind and weather.  This is the fate of that boisterous city, once so secure.  "In all the world there is no city as great as I," it boasted.  But now, look how it has become an utter ruin, a place where animals live!  Everyone passing that way will laugh in derision or shake a defiant fist.   

Because Ethiopians aren't allowed nice things.



God The Child Killer

Hosea 9:11-16: The glory of Israel will fly away like a bird, for your children will die at birth or perish in the womb or never even be conceived.  Even if your children do survive to grow up, I will take them from you.  It will be a terrible day when I turn away and leave you alone.  I have watched Israel become as beautiful and pleasant as Tyre.  But now Israel will bring out her children to be slaughtered."  O LORD, what should I request for your people?  I will ask for wombs that don't give birth and breasts that give no milk.  The LORD says, "All their wickedness began at Gilgal; there I began to hate them.  I will drive them from my land because of their evil actions.  I will love them no more because all their leaders are rebels.  The people of Israel are stricken.  Their roots are dried up; they will bear no more fruit.  And if they give birth, I will slaughter their beloved children."

You know, even Jeff the Killer didn't kill babies.

You know what all this really reminds me of??????
It's not my fault I'm a little, as they call me, "off."
It's not my fault I like a little gore.
It's not my fault I like killing. (1 Chronicles 21)
It's not my fault I like killing innocent citizens.(Deuteronomy 3)
It's not my fault I kill the families of children so they can never realise what it is to have a family.
Judges 21
It's not my fault I want to gut everyone or anyone who looks me straight in the eye.
It's not my fault I have strange obsessions over any sort of murder or massacres that has happened on this human world of Earth. 
It's not my fault I cut myself, drinking the blood out of my own veins and drawing the pentagram on the mirror in the liquid that apparently keeps me alive.
It's not my fault I sliced my testicles and fed it to my own flesh and blood.  (Matthew 19:12) (Matthew 26:28)
It's not my fault I love the smell of flesh burning. (Leviticus 1:9)
It's not my fault that the sounds of screams and terrified yells are music to my ears.
I know what you are thinking, I'm pretty much insane. No, you got it all wrong.
Mad, they call me.


When your God can be compared to a psychopathic killer you must question your belief

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Why I'm Not Christian

There are a hundred reasons, but it's mainly the interactions I have or have seen on the internet between Christians and anyone who isn't. Here are my many TITs and BOOBs on Christianity (my least favorite religion).

Why Can't You Leave Me Alone?

It's my soul, don't I get a choice as to whether I want to let it burn or not?

It's bad enough that on ash Wednesday I get assaulted and have The Dark Mark put on my head. The ash of course representing death and all-lovely, really got up this morning wanting ash smeared on my head thanks a mill.
It's bad enough that you stop me in the street to talk about God then after you leave I'm held up by the next member of your gang to talk about god.
It's bad enough that you then have to pollute my air with drivel about me burning in hell for not worshipping your god.
It's bad enough you attack gays, atheists and scientists.
But please would you just leave me alone outside of those times. Look I don't care if you say godbless you when I sneeze or send me a Christ-mas card but please don't talk to me about how my friend deserved to die because she was lesbian. Also, please stop saying Pokemon teaches kids to be devil worshippers when it's clearly listening to Christians that makes people want to worship a talking goat demon. I'm sorry but if the people who tell you- "The circumstances of birth are irrelevant, it's what you do with the gift of life that makes you who you are"-Mewtwo in Pokemon the first movie-Are evil then I do not know what good is anymore. Pardon my ignorance

Please kindly read your own book where it tells you not to judge people because that's god's job and kindly stfu

And while you're at it read the desiderata and educate yourself a little.

Why Do We Have To Bring The Bible Into Everything

I understand that it is the sacred text of your religion and all, but you bring it in to play at times that just leaves me standing there gawping at you. For instance I can/can't eat what I want because in the bible it says I can or homosexuality is wrong because the bible said so or the earth isn't 2billion years old because in the bible it says so.
Can I just say this? If Rome wasn't built in a day I highly doubt that the universe was built in seven. You have to remember that God didn't write the bible, Men wrote the bible for god. They interpretted what they were told and wrote it down, you know how unreliable that is? For instance

A 12 year old black male was shot down by six white police officers while carrying a water gun.
Now someone see this seen and writes
A black man was shot by police officers today for carrying a gun.
Then this book is translated which muddles the message even more
A man with a gun was shot by the police.
It is very easy to misinterpret information even if it's unintentional. Also, if you are going to disregard that then at least read the bible and don't use stupid expressions like 'it's Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' because then your telling me you believe that a talking snake is behind all of humanity's suffering.

Riddle Me This

Supposedly before Eve ate the forbidden fruit she had no knowledge of evil. How was she to know that disobeying God was bad?

Also, If God knows everything then he must have known that putting a super persuasive talking snake in the garden of Eden was a bad idea.

Further more, God is meant to be a loving a forgiving entity yet he then condemns Eve and all their children for eating a fruit.

While on that subject, why the heck was the fruit so easily attainable? Why not make it a really tall tree that you can't climb?

And let's forget all of that and ask why God would condemn people who never get a chance to even hear about Christianity to hell? How many Inuits have been cooked already?

The Lack of Live and Let Live

Her Deviantart Page
One thing that makes me bare my fangs and want to punch a hole through my computer screen is that Christians seem to go to places like 'Gay Pride' or an Atheist Youtube Channel In mass like vultures settling in on a dying animal and come and spew hatred. I had someone very dear to me commit suicide because she was lesbian. She felt it was an illness, everyone made it feel like it was something wrong with her and she was tortured to death by jeering Christians. But that isn't what gets me, what gets me is that I had the password to her Deviantart account because she didn't go on the computer that often (the cyberbullying was too much). After she died I went on her profile and the sight nearly broke my heart. Endless private notes jeering at her for being Lesbian, some had been posted after she died some had already been open and read. Had this been the last thing she saw before she died? I deleted everything but when I checked again there were more, if I got their accounts deleted they made new ones. Eventually, it subsided... about three months after her death. Their family was utterly destroyed and I haven't been able to contact any of them since.

The Hatred And Intolerance I've Seen

Honestly the most hateful people I meet on the internet are keyboard warrior Christians. There is no other group on the internet that I detest more than the keyboard warrior Christian. As you have probably seen, I detest homophobia but also how they react to anyone who isn't Christian. I'm not a fan of the idea of religion, it's just another way to label people and deprive them of their individuality but Christianity is my number one most hated religion. Not because of the philosophy behind it which is good mostly, do as you be done by etc, but the people it produces and the level of ignorance and intolerance.

I know ignorance and intolerance aren't exclusive to Christians but please do tell of any other religion that is quite as ferocious as this one? It is probably more apparent because so many people belong to that religion and they seem to be quite vocal and I'm sure there are Christians who aren't like this but... it's all I see.

I remember one year I was in religion class and the first thing the teacher did was ask
"How many of you go to church every Sunday?"
Very few hands were raised so the teacher than boomed
"Do we have a classroom full of atheists?"
Insulted that he didn't even consider any other religion I said "Sir just because you go to church doesn't mean you believe in God"
A laugh went through the class and he smirked, self assured
"But going to church is part of loving God"
I replied "You mean The Christian god."
He laughed me off "of course without a Christian god you wouldn't have a moral compass"
"I'm not a Christian sir, and I have a moral compass."
"Yess but your surrounded by Christians it must have rubbed off on you"
"Yeah. That's why no one from our school is allowed to visit the shops during the day because they think we're all shop lifters or why my bag gets cut up if I leave it unattended too long. I can feel those Christian moral rubbing off on me."
"Well that's nothing to do with Christianity."
"Well if you say that you can only have morals if you are Christian and as a Christian school we have a reputation of thievery and vandalism then shouldn't we find some new morals because this compass is pointing south." Needless to say, you can imagine the trouble I got in and it continued for a year. I had to listen to him condemn Arabs and muslims and say things like "If they had Christianity they wouldn't be evil." As if they were all terrorists or something. It was sickening and my voice was just lost and pushed to the back...but it never stopped me trying to get him to listen to reason.

The Turning Point For Me

I think the turning point was when I watched a heartbreaking short film about homosexuality where being straight or 'hetero' was weird. The main character, a little primary school girl, commits suicide while her mothers argue about what's wrong with her.

It really stung me with it's potent and poignant message and made me think of Oakley. I'm pretty sure I cried, but at the same time I felt some happiness that someone had made this video. I felt sure anyone who saw it would stop hating LGBT people forever and see their own serious problems. I honestly have too much faith in people sometimes... I made the mistake of scrolling into the comments...
Wow. I understand entirely now because you put together such a wonderful argument.


Such a typical response it's sickens me

Please notice the MLP icon-He is not loving or tolerating the shit out of anyone today
Except, You know, Lots of gay animals in nature as population control


I didn't think it would be possible to pour so much contempt out of your heart after watching a little girl die... but they managed it. So many of them managed it with such practiced ease. That's when I knew that I could never be a Christian. If being Christian somehow meant I would be associated with these people than it wasn't worth it and never could be.