Tk ( Merry Hearted )asked :
Pros and cons of men + mustaches. go.
H’okay. Let’s do this.
You can potentially You can potentially look
look like Tom Sellack like a porn star
Visual cue for Visual cue for pedophilia
Seen as an extremely Seen as a weird,
trustworthy and immature, and creepy
distinguished gentleman baby-man
Could potentially win Could potentially never
the prestigious Beard And ever ever ever get laid.
Mustache Championship Ever.
You become the ruler of Loss of novelty during
No-Shave November, and such events as No-Shave
Mustache Monday and Mustache Monday
Perception of being Perception of being
a hipster a hipster
Extra warmth in the Extra sweat in the summer
winter months months, adding to creep
factor of your ‘stache.
mouth brow. Just sayin’.
That’s all I got on this one. Keep ‘em coming.
I really need to keep up a regular blog, because I really love to write. But it seems so mundane to write about my day to day life. Soooo, hows about you give me a topic each day and I’ll write something on that. Do it.
I have a blog.
I’m probably going to offend a lot of people, and might regret posting this, but I need to say something about it.
I AM SO SICK OF EVERYONE’S RELIGIOUS AGENDA, HATE, INTOLERANCE, AND ARROGANCE.
I am absolutely EXHAUSTED by it. Yes, you have your beliefs. You have your ethics. You have your morals. But so do I. And your beliefs are not more important than mine. And I have enough respect for you to not put my beliefs in your face most of the time.
Yes, I have been facebooking and tweeting about that stuff a lot lately. But, it’s because I’m immature and want you to feel as shitty and angry as your posts make me feel. So instead of being passive aggressive, I’m just going to get everything out now and hope that you all take it into consideration.
In America we have a few beautiful things. One of them is freedom of speech. You can say whatever you want to whomever want whenever you want. But having that right doesn’t mean that you should. Perhaps you should take into account how what your words will make someone else feel. I notice this primarily with Christians. I used to be Christian. I used to got o church three times a week. I used to go to prayer circles and conferences. I used to love the Lord God with all my heart. Until I realized that I didn’t. And that was really hard for me to come to terms with. So hard, in fact, that I tried depserately to be Christian. I missed my Christian friends. I really enjoyed going to church (Well, not the church I was going to regularly, but some of the other ones I attended). But I was enjoying it in an educational aspect. It’s the same reason I watch history channel so often. I just really like to learn. I tried so hard to be Christian that I pretended. Thinking that if I pretended long enough, I would just feel it. And I never did.
With that being said, I’m happier now that I can just accept that I don’t believe in a god. I believe in people. I believe humanity. I believe you can live a full and meaningful life without devoting it to a god. I’ve had people tell me that I’m just angry with God. That you can’t be angry with something you don’t believe in. But I’m not angry. I still wish I had that belief. I think it would make things easier. But it just doesn’t make any sense. There are too many holes in the bible, too many discrepancies, too many contradictions. So it doesn’t make sense to me. Which is okay.
Facebook and Twitter are social networking sites. I understand that. We post all sorts of stupid crap. I understand that also. For example, I have no qualms about posting funny things I hear throughout the day. Or posting a link to a particularly interesting news story. Or a link to something stupid. But posting these things about religion (etc) every five seconds seems inappropriate to me. Yes, I am also guilty of it. But I am so tired of seeing these things. Yes, I understand you love god. But for those of you who are Christians, you have to understand what this is like for those of us who aren’t. You bringing up god every five seconds and almost demanding that someone else take your up beliefs, is like me bringing up something that seems completely irrelevent to you and demanding that you read it. Yes, I understand that most of the things we put on facebook and twitter are stupid, but shouldn’t we at least attempt to be courteous? If you attempt to be courteous, then I will, too. Sound like a deal? Maybe it’s not issue for most of you. But about half of my friends on facebook are gung-ho christians and the other half are either not christian at all, or more respectful of other people’s beliefs.I don’t usually post my beliefs about that kind of stuff because I don’t want to alienate any of my friends.
It is NOT okay is to shove your beliefs in my face. I do not shove my beliefs in your face. Recently, I had someone literally tell me I’m a bad person for not believing in a god or that Jesus is the savior. So, I would also like to say this:
I AM A GOOD, HARDWORKING, ETHICAL AND MORAL PERSON. NOT BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT NEGATE THAT FACT.
So, while we are somewhat on that subject, I would also like to say that we do NOT make LAWS based upon RELIGION. SO PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT YOU THINK IS HOLY, PLEASE GET YOUR RELIGION OUT MY POLITICS!
So, quickly, I would like to say a few things.
Marriage should have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the state in the first place. Marriage is a RELIGIOUS union. And, since the constitution says that there is to be separation of church and state, marriage should have nothing to do with the state, but since no one seems to understand that, I would like to say NOWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT GAY MARRIAGE! Who the hell cares who you marry?! I certainly don’t! I unless you are my friend or family and I hate the man or woman you are marrying, or think they’re a bad person or whatever. In which case, I only care because I care about YOU. Please give me one, just one, constitutional reason why my friend Adam can’t file taxes with someone of his choosing. Or why it matters who becomes Courtney’s power of attorney. Who the hell cares?! Since it’s such an issue, why don’t we just get rid of marriage as a government issue altogether? Your church can deal with that. I say, if you want a civil union, be civilly united with whoever the hell you want!
On the subject of Planned Parenthood, I am SO SICK of people being confused about their services. Free and low cost treatment of STDs is a service. Birth control. Counseling services. Pelvic exams. Breast exams. I cannot even BEGIN to discuss how important these services are. I wish I could pay them what they are worth. But I can’t. Luckily though, I don’t have to. Because they take into consideration my income and financial situations.
As for abortion services, it’s not as though you can walk in and say “Heyy! What’s up?! I’d like an abortion please!”
No. They talk to you about ALL of your other options first. It’s not as though they ENCOURAGE you get an abortion. It’s sort of a last resort. Nobody thinks “Ah, well, if I get pregnant, I’ll just get the big A”. No. It’s not like that. They want you to consider all other options, make you do counseling, and then come back.
I was recently shown a video on YouTube. (here, if you’re interested). It was shown to me in an attempt to get me to change my mind about Planned Parenthood. After watching, this was my response:
Aside from these two issues, someone on NPR said that she is very involved in “trying to bring God back into the government”. This is RIDICULOUS. The constitution that our forefathers wrote, explicitly and obviously said that that should never, EVER happen. I am of the firm believer in that. As an atheist (or agnostic, perhaps? I’m not sure. I’m still toying with both of these ideas), having god shoved down my throat by anybody, let alone politicians or the government, is like being punched in the gut. Which is precisely the reason I try never to talk about my beliefs unless I am specifically asked, or in an environment where I know the people around me are curious, interested, and accepting.
I feel better having said that. Not as good as I thought I would, though. So, I’m going to go ahead and warn you: If you witness to me, post anything hateful about Planned Parenthood and/or gay marriage, then I will refute it. Immediately.
I could go on about these issues for hours. And hours. Probably days, realistically.
OH, and on one last note:
What the hell does “Pro-Family” mean? Some lady on NPR kept saying she’s “pro-family” and “anti-abortion”. Is ANYONE anti-family? Or pro-abortion? I don’t know one person who thinks “I HATE FAMILIES!” or “I LOVE ABORTION! EVERYONE SHOULD GET ONE!”
Ok. Thanks for reading my rant. That is all.