Religion destroys your humanityYeah I've been meaning to talk about this since it's been bothering me. It's amazing how so many people lose their mind when it comes to religion. Okay so if you remembered I had mentioned it on these http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k06yb http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k07aa http://supyloco.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4k07jm . Now that part is interesting for various reasons though it's not the most talked about nor is it the worst in the sense that it's not as defended or talked about. You know my opinion on rape and I find it disgusting that the bible is just so lenient when it comes to the rapist and instead is punishing the victim. But no this is not the point of this journal. The point of this journal is not point out the many flaws of scripture but to address the people who make excuses for it. That's the name of the journal. So one of the most interesting story of the bible is that of Abraham. I had a poll on him here http://supyloco.deviantart.com/journal/p
Fuck this shit. I'm coming out of the closet.I'm coming out as a conservative. I realized that liberals and left wingers are nothing but lazy hippies who do not contribute shit. My favorite President is Ronald Reagan and this is in response to Jonathan Krohn coming out as liberal http://www.bing.com/search?q=Jonathan+Krohn+turned+Liberal&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=jonathan+krohn+turned+liberal&sc=3-16&sp=-1&sk=. Well I can change my mind too and I decided that you guys should get your own healthcare, companies should self regulate, and I support the war in Afghanistan. I am not voting for Mitt Romney but I will vote for Virgil Goode http://www.bing.com/search?q=Virgil+Goode&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=virgil+goode&sc=8-12&sp=-1&sk= of the Constitution party http://www.constitutionparty.com/ who is a true conservative who can return us to our biblical roots. God bless America.Fuck this shit. I'm coming out of the closet.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay enough with this bullshit. I am not coming out as a Conservaturd much less a Republican. But the title is relevant to the topic. Over the last few weeks I have be
Christian Persecution in the USAA lot of Christians seem to be fond of crying about the oppression they experience in American society. My first response is to laugh, but a lot of these people take themselves very seriously so I feel like I should give them a semi-serious answer to some of the claims I've heard. By "semi-serious", I mean I will include some facts but I will still have a deriding attitude. I can only try so hard. Now usually, I don't like formatting a question-answer session against an imaginary opponent since it seems unfair, but this isn't really an imaginary opponent. All of these statements or questions have been put to me before so, as far as I'm concerned, they are fair game.Christian Persecution in the USA11 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Christianity is becoming endangered."
Honey, this is America. Christians are the vast majority in this country. A 2007 poll places the percentage at 78.4% Christian . The vast majority of our politicians and even our president identifies as Christian. The fact that people were
Catholic church, you so wackyWacky in the sense of closeted bigotry, that is.Catholic church, you so wacky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I watched an episode of the Australian TV Show Q&A yesterday on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1QHO_AVZA It was Richard Dawkins discussing- what else?- religion with Cardinal Pell, a senior catholic leader in Australia. While Professor Dawkins was jetlagged, he did pretty okay.
The cardinal, though...
Let's just get to the juicy bits right away: Pell comments, when asked why god would reveal himself only to a small nation of illiterate shepherds, that "they were morally an intellectually inferior" to the Egypians and Babylonians, and that "...they still are."
Up until that moment, Pell had seemed halfway sympathetic: accepting of other viewpoints, insisting that atheists too can go to heaven (a direct contradiction of biblical dogma, but the catholics aren't really big on staying consistent). Liberal, accepting, though terribly ignorant.
But it gets better.
On the question of Jews, holocaust etc, Pell manages to say that ".
Do not say the Holy name.Okay so some of you may have heard about the Embassy attacks. Though the worst part is that the reason these riots started was because they released a trailer for a B-Movie based on Islam's Mohammed. Now I'm not going to talk about the riots because it's obvious that they're terrible and I mean my usual, "Religion is bullshit" theme. But I wanted to talk about a strange thing about Islam and to an extent Christianity, ah hell definitely Christianity. It's the use of generic terms when referring to Yahweh. This thing bugs me because when I hear these following things,Do not say the Holy name.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"How can you not believe in God?"
"I believe in God."
And so many others. This bugs me more with Islam but not because of it's followers but it's outsiders. They always talk about Allah this and Allah that. My problem with this is that it encourages misinformation. Islam's God's actual name is Yahweh, yes that Yahweh. OF COURSE YOU PRICK!!! Now in all seriousness you have to understand that many people
Hellfire: A Loving God's PunishmentIs Hell Too Harsh?Hellfire: A Loving God's Punishment1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is Hell?
Hell is a concept in Christianity and some other religions (such as Islam) wherein those who commit sins or who commit sinful unbelief (AKA: Rejecting Jesus) are tortured for an eternity in fire after they pass away.
Why do people go to Hell? Using the Bible to Answer the Hard Questions
Don't go to Hell! A Korean artist paints her "experience" visiting "Hell". Reasons for going to hell according to some denominations are lying, drinking or eating forbidden food, complain, cheating on your partner, worshiping other gods or idols, being gay, not believing, thinking for themselves, stealing, killing, raping, etc.
Hell - Roots (thanks ~Mephistophilez)
Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is a public service announcement!
Is it possible for someone to be both agnostic and a theist? What about both agnostic and atheist? The answer is yes!
The terms 'agnostic' and 'gnostic' speak to a person's level of knowledge concerning the topic. Atheist and Theist refer to the topic - the belief (or lack thereof) in a god or gods. Here are a few examples:
Jerome doesn't know if there is or isn't a god, but he doesn't believe in it regardless. Jerome is an Agnostic Atheist.
Anika claims to know that there certainly is no god at all, and she does not believe in this god. Anika is a Gnostic Atheist.
Kiana claims to know with certainty that god does exist, and he believes wholeheartedly in god. Kiana is a Gnostic Theist.
Charles doesn't know if there is or isn't a god, but he chooses to believe in one anyway. Charles is an Agnostic Theist.
Here's a helpful video w
Male Empowerment?Whenever I enter the world of feminist debate, I inevitably end up talking about men. Strange. I think a lot of people see it as a sign of the male-centric viewpoint that we are trying to overcome, but I think it is something more... something that shouldn't be ignored. Feminism is not all about women. Feminism is also about helping men.Male Empowerment?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However, I want to make it clear that this is the very antithesis of the male-empowerment fad which basically states, "men have problems too, so why don't we get a rights movement?" Not only is this sort of argument incredibly self-centered, it is completely backwards. Society's idolization of the masculine is, in fact, the root of most of these problems! Consider some of the most common complaints about inequality against men.
-Men are expected to support a family.
-Men are expected to treat women with chivalry and pay for their drinks/meals/etc.
-Men are placed under much more restrictive gender-role ex
Atheist Paganism for meHow I did become an atheist... but..!Atheist Paganism for me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My mother grew up in a far away very small village where people practised a strange kind of Lutheranism mixed with folklore and superstitions. My father grew up in a family that was half part Catholic and half part Communist. My granddad himself had fought in the Spanish Civil War and was imprisoned for about ten years after the fascists destroyed the republican dream.
My parents decided that they wouldn't go to getting me baptized and that later I should decide for myself. As a small kid I grew up with the Easter Bunny, Santa and "God" who sees everything, especially when I was being naughty.
I believed in a very naive and childish way til the day I heard about a family where the kid was seriously ill. The parents decided not to give the kid its medications but to pray for him. "Halleluja, you're healed!", they believed, but after a very short time the kid died. Another family trolled into tragedy by bloody fundamentalists. I lost my faith. Not fo
Man Cured of AIDS"I feel good."Man Cured of AIDS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fact that Timothy Brown is a reasonably healthy 46-year-old is no small thing. Only a few years ago, he had AIDS.
"I feel good," Brown told ABC News. "I haven't had any major illnesses, just occasional colds like normal people."
Brown is the only person in the world to be cured of AIDS, the result of a transplant of blood stem cells he received to treat leukemia.
"My case is the proof in concept that HIV can be cured," he said.
Brown got lucky. The blood stem cells he received came from a donor with a special genetic mutation that made him resistant to HIV. The genetic mutation occurs in less than 1 percent of Caucasians, and far less frequently in people of other races. Before Brown got his transplant in 2007, doctors tested nearly 70 donors for this genetic mutation before they found one who was a match.
But doctors hope that a similar solution could help other people with HIV: umbilical cord blood transplants.
Dr. Lawrence Petz, medical direc
the standards of nerdom have fallenNerds then: A highly studious individual who lacks social skills or an incredibly intelligent and skilled expert in certain field(s) with a generally shy, awkward, or introverted personality.the standards of nerdom have fallen2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Edit: although being shy/introverted may not always be a necessity)
Nerds now: People who feel the need to take the most mundane media, technology, or pop culture-related things and plaster "I'm such a nerd!11" after every single observation regarding fandom, technology, or video games.
"That guy's blue hat looks like Sonic the Hedgehog! Oh my god, I'm such a nerd! XD"
"I recognize that logo from Zelda!!! I'm such a nerd!"
"Just bought myself Modern Warfare or another extremely popular game. Gosh, I'm SUCH nerd! XD"
"lol picture of myself in thick-rimmed glasses in a cute pose I'M SUCH A NERD, GUYS."
"i keep takin pictures of myself in glasses and oh my god im so nerdy and the most awkward person i know let me just take six hundred more photos to show all these strangers what an awkward goofball
When Religion Becomes Emotional Abuse If you don't bother to watch the first video then don't comment because my post won't make any sense at all... Sorry guys, what I discovered while researching this ministry horrified me so much I had to share it with someone.When Religion Becomes Emotional Abuse10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I never thought I would find a scarier version of Christian indoctrination then Jesus Camp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Camp). Then I found the video below. It make's Jesus Camp look absolutely harmless. Oh yeh and they specifically target non-christian children between the ages of 4 and 12 ; or children who aren't the "right type" of Christian.
Make sure you watch the whole thing. It isn't lying. It is all factual. This is what these "school clubs" actually teach to children right after the last bell rings... in public schools. You may have to pause the video in some areas to read what it says.
Their curriculum is so terrifyingly horrendous that it nearly brings me to tears at the thought of any child having to hear these things f
Voice for ChoicePayback Is a Bitch for Abortion Clinic Protestors, Thanks to a Brilliant LandlordVoice for Choice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Todd Stave has the unenviable position of being the landlord of a building in Germantown, Maryland, which he leases to an abortion provider called Reproductive Health Services Clinic. So he knows a little something about dealing patiently with anti-abortion protesters. But when they started calling him at home at all hours and harassing his family, he got fed up and came up with a very clever solution: Do unto others as they have been doing unto you.
Problems really began for Stave at the end of 2010, when he leased his building to LeRoy Carhart, one of the only doctors in the U.S. who openly acknowledges that he performs late-term abortions. As you can imagine, he’s a controversial man, and protesters come from far and wide. There is a constant group of them parked outside, praying an
Response to Dealing with DeathWhat made me look into Atheism was my own Mother's death. I was her caregiver and she had six months to live. When you have that time to prepare you can ask what the person wants, how they want their affairs handled. My Mom said to scatter her ashes on the mountain overlook. I asked her what kind of service she wanted and she said she didn't believe in Any of that crap. She'd ,"read all of the books and it was All crap (even Buddhism). Don't read any prayers, no priests, nothing." She made me promise. At one point someone plied the Lord's Prayer into my hands saying I'd know what to do when the time is right. I said sure and when they weren't looking I crumpled it up and threw it away.Response to Dealing with Death1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Mom said she didn't know what came afterwards and she didn't care. She'd been living with HIV and before that had battled with Schizophrenia. Cancer was just another thing to beat. In any case she'd already come to terms with her mortality.
What Christians don't get is that in the Five Stages of Grief
Dealing with deathIt's been 7 months since I became an atheist, and many people still have a great impact on my choices. One of the most shocked people was my professor, who is a strict christian. He asked me just a few days ago: "If you don't believe in life after death, how can you cope with death?"Dealing with death1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Many atheist are being asked this question, but many don't know what to answer, I said to him:
"Death certainly brings preoccupation, especially the promise of paradise after death helps us relieve the fear; but what about those who don't believe in this paradise? Those have to face that death is all. Nothing after. I am certainly kind of afraid of my ending coming. But how do I cope with death? I don't. I don't worry about my ending, best way to accept and cope the fear is to not think of it.
Death is a natural process, it may come near and far but the best way to accept it is to NOT expect it. This life is all we have, this is our promised paradise and the end of the ride could come anytime. Best thing i
Drugged Up Horny WomanSo a drugged out woman felt herself at me at the till today. Apparently she's kinda known around town for this kinda thing.Drugged Up Horny Woman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
She started out dancing to the crappy music on the horrible station that one of the day girls puts on at work (it only plays club music - the most brain-bleedingly dumb-numb music in existence, where "down down down down down down down" is considered a "lyric", and repeating a short phrase a minimum of 75 times per song is a requirement, "Tonight's gonna be a good good niiight" "Hello-Oooh-ooh-ohh!"), so yah, she was dancing to that kinda shit, as she was ordering her sub from lucky me. Eye make-up smeared up around her forehead.
I was finally able to get her to focus long enough to finish making the sub and get to the til. She then tells me that she was so horny, more than she'd ever been in her life. And she started feeling herself over her pants?/skirt? (i made sure not to look at an
A message for unity and uprise...I received this lovely note in the back room and thought I'd share with all of you. It holds truth to it, so feel compelled to make a difference.A message for unity and uprise...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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This is a matter that can no longer go unattended here on DeviantART. We as writers are not given the same basic rights and protections to our works as the other “artist” here on DA. This matter has troubled me for a long time to the point I left DA for 2 years my wife was the one who got me to return. Things have only gotten worse in my absence. Writers as a whole myself included have to favorite art work across every spectrum to even get noticed on a small scale; most of our fellow writers won’t even favorite other writers work again myself included. Our work is allowed to be freely downloaded and there is nothing we can do to stop this from happening. All we can do when submitting our art work is click a button not allowing our work to be shared on social networks. We ha
Something I wrote with/for friendsThis was for a special group that I am part of I thought I'd bring it here so I could see it in my face and maybe revisit there sometime... feel free to commentSomething I wrote with/for friends2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was the lapping waves and cool night air that awoke her, in a shiver she tried to focus on her surround. Grains of wood under her hand, her exposed calves, craning her head backwards, she could see the tall cylinder like building, Light house perhaps, her brain felt cloudy, her reaction was to call out.
"Hello" she heard in her mind but not her ears. Trying again this time delicately placing her dainty hand on her throat "Hello" this time she screamed it, still no sound escaping from her throat. Desperation raced through her, unsure of where she was. She began picking herself up, inhaling air around her that was damp. Surveying her surroundings, the light house towered into the night air, the deck was unforgiving to her, the night air is sticky and a stench of rotting fish was carrying on it
Once fully to her feet wi
Gift RecommendationsAre you a nerd or a geek? Do you love comics? Are you looking for some interesting, new titles outside and you can't think of what to buy? Are you Christmas shopping for loved ones who are also complete and utter nerds? Then look no further, ladies and gentlemen, for I have compiled a list of my all time favourite comics, picked from regular four-colour comics, webcomics and manga. They're not just superhero comics, either. They sport an impressive repertoire of styles and genres, ranging from fantasy to dark satire. They are a must have in any nerd's collection.Gift Recommendations2 years ago in Personal More Like This
30) Hitman (Garth Ennis, DC Comics)
29) Astro City (Kurt Busiek, Wildstorm)
28) The Goon (Eric Powell, Dark Horse)
27) Trigun (Yasuhiro Nightow)
26) I Killed Adolf Hitler (Jason, Fantagraphics)
25) Global Frequency (Warren Ellis, Wildstorm)
24) Doctor Who: The Forgotten (Tony Lee, IDW)
23) Hellboy (Mike Mignola, Dark Horse)
22) Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, Epic Comics/Dark Horse)
21) Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson)
fap fap fap PORN BAD! fap fap( i made a picture to accompany this rant on my site. i'd put it here, but it doesn't meet DA regs. ^_^ )fap fap fap PORN BAD! fap fap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. I try not to post politically charged or sensitive things on this site, because I like anyone else, have an opinion and I'm probably wrong.
This time, I'm not wrong. ( i know, i know)
I am very tired of seeing the "get teh pronz off DA" posts, and I am going to try to explain very plainly why this argument is invalid.
1. there is no porn on DA. There are guidelines in place for what DA does and does not consider art. If it's up there it either has met those guidelines, or has not been caught and removed yet by an admin. If the former is true, do not go to said post and complain about how it is porn. You may feel it is, and good on you. But calling for witch burning of an artist or piece based on your own subjective views of the medium is FUCKING STUPID. Guess what. your face is porn. now get it off my DA.
If the latter is true, don't sit there a
Sex is for GirlsHa! So I grabbed your attention.Sex is for Girls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I am extremely happy and even grateful for the female watchers and comments I receive from the "fairer sex". I've seen many male artists bashed for being sexist when they portray women in sexual situations or bondage.
The truth is that it takes two to tango. Have you seen the web, or magazines, or the movies that are filled with actresses/models who are more than happy to pose provocatively, or are being paid handsomely to show their erotic side? Nobody is forcing them. It's a choice.
Women like porn just as much as men. Women think about sex nearly as much as men. Women enjoy being sexy, women enjoy erotica just as much as men.
Personally I get a thrill when I receive comments from women on my art. I kind of expect it with men, but with women it shows me that someone out here is just as open minded about sensuality and sexuality as I am. I'm a free spirit. I believe that t
A Thank You Letter... to Vash the StampedeI've said it once and I've said it time and time again... anime and I have a strong love/hate relationship, largely owing to the friction caused by the dissonance of cultural values and notions between East and West, usually in regards to gender, comedy and dialogue. That, and I find half the anime I've ever seen has been godawful and repetitive. All harem anime are the bloody same, most space opera mech anime are the bloody same, most shounen are the bloody same, and so on so forth.A Thank You Letter... to Vash the Stampede1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I've often proclaimed a strong love for titles like Infinite Ryvius, Evangelion, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Big O, Paranoia Agent, Monster, and other sorts. So, obviously, something keeps bringing me back to anime. Obviously, it can be inferred I've yet to give up on the medium. I'm at my wits end with superhero comics, but anime and manga I still find approachable despite all hang ups.
Why is that?
As a kid, I grew up with a number of anime that, frankly, didn't age well. I can only enjoy <
dualityAs a provider of adult content, i sometimes bump into the 'consequence' of my actions in the form of self-censorship. There's a lot of really great artists out there, and many of them don't draw pornography. And that's fine, I salute you, you amazing people. What interests me is that whenever someone creates something not only controversial, but outright flagrant or pornographic, the mind tends to assume the worst about said individual. This is something I have struggled with for a long while in my own life; jumping to snap decisions based on our initial perception of someone's flaws. The fact is, we are constantly assessing and re-assessing interpersonal relationships. Yet when it comes to 'perversion,' the buck tends to stop there. All reason, remorse, or investigation is rendered moot. Communities like DA and others help by offering a place where pervs and non-pervs can come together in relative harmony, but the censorship limitduality1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ludovico Treatment #4What do you see there??Ludovico Treatment #42 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Inspirational Speech in 3... 2... 1...Never be ashamed of what you love. If it harms no one and gives you joy, if it lifts your spirits and provides a modicum of comfort when you're feeling at your lowest, and if it especially helps when you go out and seek people to identify with over the mutual commonality of what makes you happy... never be ashamed.Inspirational Speech in 3... 2... 1...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Are you a furry? Do you have such bizarre fetishes as "slime girls" or inflation (and may even fancy some furry porn)? Do you feel like you're under scrutiny for liking the Star Wars prequels and any associated media (i.e. The Clone Wars) without any irony whatsoever?
People who judge you as a human being based on something harmless and trivial you happen to take some joy in? Pardon my French, but they're douchebags, the sort of douchebags who want to feel any measure of superiority over their fellow man and so go for some real cheap shots. Do not take a single word of what they say with