God Exists Because I Say SoEvery time I get into a theological debate, the pro-God side says something to this effect: God only exists if you want Her to.
This argument is nothing. Sorry, it's not nothing; it's just pointing out the obvious.
Of course you will believe in something if you want to. It's simply a matter of prioritization. Say you don't want to be alone, more than you want to live in an enlightened state. You will create a God, who you can always talk to and thus never be alone, to avoid this loneliness. However, not everyone is willing to give in that easily.
The mistake that so many of the pro-God make is the assumption that the anti-God somehow does not want God to exist. Yes, I know, that's very contradictory wording.
In some cases, yes, this is very true. I still haven't found a religion that proposes a wholly good God, and so I would not want any of their models to exist. I'm not going to force myself to believe in the Invisible Pink Jesus, or the Fallen Spaghetti Angel.
Still, let's just say
Emo And SceneIf I had a dollar for every time some emo/scene kid told me to stop bothering him for being a whining ass-faggot, I'd have enough money to make Bill Gates my personal adult entertainer.Emo And Scene5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Dear Reader, you are probably confused, so allow me to explain. Emo/scene, which are really the same thing under different names, is a sort of social movement and cliché. They wear darker clothing, frequent Hot Topic, and can't tell a gay boy from their reflection. They claim to have real problems, are depressed, or at least repress their positive emotions, and cannot fucking stand being bothered for their own faggotry. A regular complaint with them is BAWWW! Nobody loves me, so I'm going to drown you all out with the $1000 entertainment system my parents, that don't care about me, got me!
Of course, the emo crowd is one of my favorite targets. Like all teenage cliche's, they are annoying and horribly superficial. Also like all other cliche's, they ad
Offended?It seems that, every time I open my mouth, some overemoting pussy gets offended. Usually, this is without reason it was not directed at them, but at a friend, or was specifically aimed at a belief they agreed with. These impersonal statements are sent through the Internet, of course- have you people no shame? The Internet is only as serious as you make it, and if a teeny, weeny insult brings a tear to your eye, you're hanging yourself up for the trolls.Offended?5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Learn to be less butthurt, and apply your education. There is not a line that I cross with my beliefs or the way I present them. If you are offended, it's on you.
Your god is fair game. Your sexuality is fair game. Your family, if you so choose to bring them up, is fair game. The insults you use, if you so choose to use them, is fair game.
Everything you say, and everything you do, are completely open to everyone you speak to. If you do not like how the person reacts, then you might have just been hit by what I like t
Parasite Eve 1I.Parasite Eve 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
New York City is extremely cold in the winter, and that was something she currently despised; that, or her leaving a jacket back at her apartment. She had thought, oh, what the hell; well be in a limo or Carnegie almost the entire time. The result was startling; her mind kept flashing back to that same leather jacket, slung over the couch, simply mocking her. Of course, wearing a low-coat dress did little to help the situation.
James held out his hand to her in what he undoubtedly considered to be a gentlemanly expression. Suppressing a disdainful glare, she accepted the offer, and felt herself being tugged out of the limo, as if by a divine force. The limousine driver, a middle-aged African American man, nodded curtly to her while James grinned, cheeks flushed from the cold. Meanwhile, she looked downwards a bit to hide her feelings regarding the date.
Whats wrong, Aya?... Youre the one
Americunts, I Am Your KingI fucking hate Americuntry. We started off well, it seems. This country began with the vision for freedom; oh, sure, that was a biased form of freedom, but since then, we've expanded on those freedoms. We can have guns; we can't have guns; no one can take our religion from us. We are here to be free, and to enjoy it. So, I ask only this: why are people using their freedom so poorly?Americunts, I Am Your King6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
We exist to fit into others standards. We slave away for a mediocre existence, of mediocre quality, with less-than-mediocre work, and complain about it all our lives. We try to be something we're not, just for attention and superficial delusions of love. The men act like sex addicts, but condemn it the moment they walk into church on Sundays. No, women, you're not fucking special; you dress in flashy clothing, coat yourselves in more make-up than clothing, and always complain us men are 'perverts'. We claim our laws are unbiased and logic, but then use them to fight for the Ten
no atheists."well, like, i'm just saying: you can't disprove science."no atheists.5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
several kids turned around in their desks. their bibles were pinned open, between either a palm or an elbow, the thin pages of their current verse looking up towards the ceiling.
father reinholst paused then said, "...i don't think there's any place in biology for science, jane."
every pair of eyes were boring hot little holes into jane's body. if they stared any harder she might turn into swiss cheese. "i'm not saying you're wrong, i'm just saying that maybe instead of the bible we could look at maybe...a textbook. charles darwin said-"
he held up his hand to stop her. "jane, stop. you're a smart girl. you're a good student; but this just isn't the place for science. this is an ap class. you're supposed to take your education seriously."
"science is comforting to some, but you can't prove anything with it. look under a microscope and you can see the work of God; His will is what moves water into and
PoetryIf poetry is art,Poetry4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
shouldn't mine be better?
Shouldn't I be able to show off my artistic genes,
and accomplish my artistic dreams,
and not end up living off of cans of beans,
buying crappy used jeans,
because i'm living beyond my means?
Well, I certainly hope things don't turn out that way.
So I guess i'll make a living off of something with better pay.
I suppose i'd better start to pray,
That I do end up becoming a therapist one day.
At least I hope so.
'Cause this poem sucks.
Masochistpunch, kick, kneeMasochist7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
beatings in the rhythm of
one, two, three
eyes close, body tenses, breath hitches
harmoniously in anticipation
of the next painful blow
wince, cough, bleed
reactions in the rhythm of
one, two, three
an electric shock runs down my spine
high off the taste (and scent)
of the blood trickling in my mouth
hate, rage, glee
feelings in the rhythm of
one, two three
each burst of agony, every shot of pain
keeps me alive, helps me remember
i exist (i am here)
Abortion -- Pro-Choice EssayThe following essay is separated into six parts, addressing concerns and opinions about the abortion debate.Abortion -- Pro-Choice Essay6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
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I. The important definitions of pro-life and pro-choice.
I feel this needs to be cleared up within the abortion debate. Misrepresentations of the pro-life and pro-choice positions is a root cause of abortion propaganda.
A general summation of a pro-lifer's views:
Life begins at conception. A fetus is a person. The unborn child is human. Abortion is not safe. Roe v. Wade should be overturned. The government should not fund abortions. Abortion should be made completely illegal as it is murder.
(A pro-lifer supports the life of the fetus.)
A general summation of a pro-choicer's views:
Life technically begins at conception, but the true debate should be over when personhood begins. A fetus or embryo is not a person. The unborn child is not a human. Abortion is safe. I support Roe v.
Love thy neighbour?God hates fags. 'Love thy neighbour' HAH!!! Why don't you take a closer look at the Bible before you talk shit!!!Love thy neighbour?6 years ago in Humor More Like This
It clearly says:
"Love thy straight neighbour."
...Idiots. Go back to primary school and learn to read.
Freely EnslavedYou poison your mindFreely Enslaved6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With beliefs, divine
A part of your life
now left behind
You've no common sense
You weave a defense
Of some plan which was made
Without your consent
You justify how you behave
And choose to be, freely, enslaved
Check the cons
Break the bonds
Don't become their pawns
Escape from the hold
Say you won't be sold
No more messed up stories
From the days of old
Maybe it's time to misbehave
Show them you won't be freely enslaved
Think. Don't Know.Certainty is a plague. Avoid it at all costs. Don't be certain, ever; think, don't know. Crusaders were certain their actions were right; the radical terrorists are certain they were doing good; many criminals are certain they won't get caught. They knew, but didn't think. Think. Ask why. Ask how.Think. Don't Know.6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Don't ever just accept something, follow the evidence. Don't just accept there is evidence, study it, experience it firsthand, if possible. Think. Society stabilizes through doubt, not certainty, knowing leads to not trying, not learning. Knowing isn't really knowing, it's a combination of faith and apathy. Thinking is security, a blend of skepticism and activism, curiosity and caring, initiative and interaction. Don't just trust, justify rationally, and rationalize justly. Trust is good, only if it is trustworthy. Don't just know, think.
deviantART Popularity Contest Amongst the retards- sorry, deviants- there seems to be a growing rift. The issue is a simple one: Should deviantART be a popularity contest? The stupidity it would require to even care about such a minor issue is beyond me, but I'll still attempt to waste away your pitiful arguments.deviantART Popularity Contest6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
For starters, popularity has just become a massive buzz word. What the bloody fuck is it supposed to MEAN? Lots of pageviews? Lots of favorites? Lots of watchers? Or, how about the way I see it- a lot of people who read/see what you produce, and happen to like it?
It's a fucking public website where you post art, in the hopes that people will see it. How can you NOT want popularity? Oh, the art matters, not the numbers! Well, where do you think the numbers come from? Socialite asshats who only stalk you because you're friends and, of course, people who really ARE interested in whatever piece of shit you let the entir
What's Really ToughWe can split an atomWhat's Really Tough6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We can travel to other giant rocks
We can lose ten trillion dollars
We can kill a million people with one well-placed bomb
We can knock down towers with planes, killing thousands
We can fight a hundred wars
We can make fifty religions
We can sustain birth of sextuplet
We can deny science
We can blame science for ignorance
We can sell out arenas for fighting matches
That is all easy, what's really tough, what we can't seem to do, is get along.
Read This And Remember.You live life the way you want.Read This And Remember.6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
In life it doesn't matter what people say or do, only what you take from it.
It only matters what you think, it's your life to live
The most important person in your life is you. Remember this.
You will always be there for yourself
Take care of yourself.
Take care of the people that love you, try for you, and hope for you.
To have a friend you must be a friend.
Learn to love and you will love life.
Open your mind, understand
Forgive, never forget
It's life's lessons and pains that teach us
Not everything happens for a certain, predestined reason
It happens so you can learn from it, take from it, and use it for your benefit,
Always keep trying.
Never give up
Never give in
You are a strong person
You will persevere
With love and hope,
Wish I CouldI wish I could give you my eyesWish I Could6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because without you I can't see through the tears
I wish I could give you my lips
Because without you I choke on every word
I wish I could give you my heart
Because without you it's all but broken
I wish I could give you my might
Because without you I feel so weak
I wish I could give you my mind
Because without you I'll lose it anyway
And I wish I could give you my soul
Because without you it's torn and blackened
The meaning of life.. + death?What is the meaning of life?The meaning of life.. + death?5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is a very good question. Many believe that life has no meaning, that it's all a big joke and we should laugh at it. Ha dee ha ha.
Others believe that life has a very deep significance. For example there is a random God and he put us on Earth as a sort of trial rather than us going to Heaven directly.
A few others believe that the meaning of life is 42.
After many years of deep thought and meditation on this subject, I have come to the startling conclusion that all of the above are in fact wrong, ie life is neither a joke nor a trial from God nor 42, but simply a state of being where if one is not dead, one is alive and is therefore living and that's the meaning of life.
However, this line of thought has lead to an even deeper question which is:
What is the meaning of death?
This is a much more difficult question than the meaning of life. One might think it's a state of being where one is not alive and therefore dead, but if you're
The WriterThe WriterThe Writer6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have a name, but Im dont want to tell you it. Actually, I dont need to tell you it, because even if you knew it, youd never find me.
Because there are probably more than a thousand of me-at least, people with the same name-around where I live, maybe millions worldwide.
Thus I live in this world, longing for individuality, but being individual makes you weird.
So Im not telling you my name because its really not that important.
This world I live in is strange. Everyone judges.
I live in a world where youre fat if you wear size six jeans, because the -cough- acceptable size is like -3.
I live in a world where music is cuss words and bad influences.
I live in a world where you can fail all through school but still make more money than those who tried.
In fact, I live in a world revolving around money.
I live in a world where beauty gets you farther than talent, skill, and hard work.
I live in a world conditione
YouA dance with emotionYou5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A glass full of joy
When I look at you
The world seems to slow
How your lips move the certain way they do
How your eyes glisten the certain way they do
Apart from the rest and yourself you have always been
Never one to conform to the popular trend
And that is what I oh so love about you
How you aren't afraid to be you
How you don't care what anyone else thinks
Because in the end, what matters is what YOU think
And that makes me think worlds of you
You, this person of immense inspiration
A person who makes me feel like I can do anything
But you aren't a super hero
You are you, and I would ask for you no other way
For, were you any different, you wouldn't be you
And you without being you is no good
For in my eyes, there is only you
And without you, there is no me.
Education for AllFor many, education is the keystone of a successful life, but not everyone learns alike. Since everyone learns differently, this spectrum of ways to learn should be a tool in the arsenal of education. Since everyone learns differently, teachers should teach differently; different styles of teaching should be embraced. Since everyone learns differently, there should be multiple paces of learning, more of a hill than steps, five or seven paces of class. Since everyone learns differently, everyone should learn differently.Education for All5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
There are numerous learning style inventories one can take, and numerous outcomes on each inventory. One standardized format could be presented, and from there teaching could be designed around the result of each student. With that, since independence is a commonly respected ideal, electives should be more common, as mandatory classes tend to bog down the system, and sometimes hurt the students who hold minimal interest in the subject. That is not to say that basic clas