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.3 years 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
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.3 years 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
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 USA3 years 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
Hellfire: A Loving God's PunishmentIs Hell Too Harsh?Hellfire: A Loving God's Punishment3 years 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)
Catholic church, you so wackyWacky in the sense of closeted bigotry, that is.Catholic church, you so wacky3 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 ".
The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: Analyzed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
Church Corruption ($11 million building?)Anyone that knows me here knows I'm pretty private and can be a little weird about my identity. I don't share very much personal information, I enjoy a certain amount of anonymity on the internet. But I'm about to share some things that are very personal, I hope that in itself shows how important I think this issue is.Church Corruption ($11 million building?)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As much as it may shock some people, I have stated before and am pretty open about the fact that I was once a devoted Christian. At a certain point of my life, I was even pretty radical and possibly a little fundamentalist, I was a 6 day creationist and bible literalist. However, I was always more concerned with Christian ideas of charity, caring for the poor, homeless, widows, and less fortunate. I saw Jesus as a pacifist, not a warmonger, and I put more stock in verses like "love thy neighbor" and "it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven" than
The Roman RedressThe Roman Redress3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Roman Redress
Nearly a year after the events of How to Train your Dragon, and Berk is barely recognizable. Humans and dragon live side-by-side, managing, after much trial and error, to find a symbiotic existence. The interspecies peace is maintained by Hiccup and his personally-trained peers through the Dragon Training Academy. Astrid and Hiccup have grown closer over time; their teetering relationship slowly drifts from uncertain to comfortable.
Things are well for the Hooligans but not quite smooth. Already burdened by responsibilities no Viking has faced before, Hiccup’s father is now "gently" pressuring him to take on even more—the Becoming Chief sort of responsibilities. His relationship with Astrid bears some strain from
Man Cured of AIDS"I feel good."Man Cured of AIDS3 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
Creationism and Fundamentalism in SchoolsIs it just me or have there been an unusually high number of attempts to push Christian dogma into public schools lately? This is always an issue when a majority (and a well financed politically motivated one http://www.pewforum.org/lobbying-religious-advocacy-groups-in-washington-dc.aspx ) holds a religious view, that it will inevitably leak into the public arena, so I realize it's a constant battle to maintain secularism...especially when a religion teaches to spread itself and fundamentalists see themselves as crusaders fighting in the name of a righteous god against evil nonbelievers. But this is why we have laws which respect no religion over another, to ensure neutrality in government and prevent bullying by powerful influences. For some reason some Christians don't seem to get this, that opening the door for giving one religious view special privileges is in fact opening the door for views contrary to their own the same ability to preach where they shouldn't beCreationism and Fundamentalism in Schools3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Loathsome ListLet me show you it.The Loathsome List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here’s a short list of things that you can check yourself against to see if I actually loathe you! Let it be known that if you fill any single one of these criteria… I HATE YOU! And am not your friend whatsoever! You are scum of the Earth!
This is only a short list. I had a much longer one, but, I lost it.
 Last updated: April 11th, 2015
- If you support infant/child and other involuntary circumcision aka forced genital cutting or forced sex (re)assignment, of any child
- If you are anti-choice/anti-abortion/”pro-life” and if you support crisis pregnancy centers
- If you are anti-feminism (if you are critical of White Feminism, that is different) or anti-sj. If you’re a radfem, T(W)ERF, or SWERF. If you say you’re for “real justice”. If you unironically use the term “politically correct”. If you’re against trigger warnings.
- If you promote abstinence, and if you think abstinence is bad because
Popular Fan ArtThis has been bothering me for some time now, and I've seen this sort of behavior even before I joined dA, but some folks honestly need to stop acting like artists who happen to draw fan art or fan comics for "popular" series automatically makes them "cheap" or that they're somehow shallow people because of it. People can actually, you know, like a series that's popular and end up wanting to draw fan works because they want to. Popular or well-known works or series are going to have lots of fans, so it's not exactly unnatural that more people might be inclined to draw fan art for certain series. It's one thing if you're not a fan of something popular, because it's completely normal for people to have preferences, but when you're just being dismissive of someone else entirely or looking down on them just because the subject matter they choose to draw is "popular" then it makes you look petty and/or jealous. Because, let's be honest, there are people who get really pissed and uptiPopular Fan Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NNNnnmmmpphhhrr. Nude Male Full Body. A dumb rant.Whenever I draw people, I'm usually stuck with drawing chicks.NNNnnmmmpphhhrr. Nude Male Full Body. A dumb rant.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chicks model a lot, and chicks get naked a lot, so there's a LOT of variety in the female nude area of stock images.
If there's any possible pose or angle you can think of, chances are you can find it in the form of a naked chick.
Which is fine, I'm not complaining that there's too much variety or anything, and I could draw titties all day.
It's just that the male category has SHIT.
Here's the summary of what you can find in Male Nude Full Body:
Just Standing There. Yes, if you're looking for a certain body type, you can probably find a photo of it. Just standing there. It's a necessary staple, not disappointing.
The Flopper. This is like Just Standing There, only it's Just Laying There. You search things like 'crawl' and you get these guys flopping around on the floor, with one arm sort of weakly reaching for something. That's the best scenario, most don't even grant you them barely using their arm muscles, they jus
Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?Knowledge and Belief: Agnosticism vs Atheism?3 years 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
Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
Where Do We Go From Here? Korra's Season 4Warning: It should go without saying, but there will be spoilers for Legend of Korra season three... actually, there will be spoilers for the whole show. You've been warned.Where Do We Go From Here? Korra's Season 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
With season three over and done with... I have to say... damn. Never has an ending been simultaneously so triumphant and uplifting... and so... soulcrushingly depressing.
The villains have been dealt with (for the most part), the Air Nomads have finally bounced back from near extinction, Tenzin decrees that unlike their ancestors the new Air Nomads should actively follow in Avatar Aang's footsteps and help everyone worldwide like they're the kung fu monk equivalent of Amnesty International, Jinora has become officially appointed as a true airbending master (and with her head shaved, has become the spitting image of her grandfather at her age)...
Korra has been emotionally, psychologically and physically tortured. She's devastated, reduced to a shell of her form
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 years 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
special snowflake partyGetting pretty sick of the following:special snowflake party3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"other people/normal people: let's have sex and party and drink and do drugs lololol
me: gonna sit at home blogging and watching anime and doctor who and sherlock and snacking"
1) Despite masquerading behind a veil of this 'innocent' self-described "quirkiness" it's actually pretty haughty and pretentious when looked at from another angle.
2) It reeks of blatant and unabashed special snowflakism (almost in the same vein as those other posts with, "i would rather prefer to stay online and being a fanboy/fangirl than doin drugs or havin sex and party liek most kidz my age reblargh if u agree").
Actually, the entire mentality reeks of this really distorted idea that one can't be a partier or drinker/smoker and simultaneously be a frequent internet user or enjoy "nerdy" or "geeky" pursuits as well. Do you honestly think, given this day and age and how widespread and necessary computers have become, that you're the only one "addic
I'm a Monster! being married is not easy, but fun!SO I saw this cartoon & only thing I can think of.... if there was a cartoon sitcom was like this, it would be a riot... I love this piece & it is funny... Here we have just an average home life in a not so average family...I'm a Monster! being married is not easy, but fun!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What do you guys think of this piece? I hope there is a sequel.
Why The Author Can't DieRemember awhile back I was talking about Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness? Or, more precisely, the problematic subtext - if not, at times, text - that underlines his entire bibliography? Well, I finished my re-reading of the book, all the while this very topic I'm about to lay down gestated and simmered in the back of my mind, taking form as I read every line and analyzed every contour of Lovecraft's... unique choice of language.Why The Author Can't Die1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen, I put it to you... l'auteur ne peut pas mourir.
The topic of "Death of the Author" has always fascinated me. Its simplest definition? The writing is divorced from the writer.
Once the author has produced a body of work, it becomes a separate entity, not an extension. The argument goes that to read aspects of the author's life onto the text - to impose a biography, if you will, gleaned from his political views, personal experiences and so forth - "limits interpretation of text." Rola
America Catches Up to Marriage EqualityToday is perhaps the second most significant day in the U.S. for marriage egalitarianism under the law. The first day was when the Supreme Court of the US struck down DOMA, a federal act that barred the federal government from recognizing gay marriages performed in states that allowed same-sex marriages. In the years since that decision, many conservative states have passed local bans on same-sex marriage. Conservatives even managed to slip Proposition 8 through in California (a measure that was later trounced). Nearly all of those bans have been challenged, and the majority were thrown out as unconstitutional by lower courts. Today, the Supreme Court of the US has ruled that all bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, and that marriage is a universal right (and leads to many other rights) that are subject to the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. No state may abridge those rights. This has now opened up marital rights to the entirety of the United States.America Catches Up to Marriage Equality2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Reverse Nice Guy SyndromeI'm just going to dub it "Reverse Nice Guy Syndrome" for now because I don't know if there's a proper title for it, but I've noticed that there's a peculiar little bug that hits various people (although certainly not limited to "guys") that causes them to genuinely believe other people (or certain individuals) "owe" them attraction. In short, it's basically like "Nice Guy" syndrome in that it involves a feeling of self-entitlement, but in this case it can sometimes be a somewhat backwards attempt at empowerment in that the "syndrome" causes people to believe that if another person does not feel attracted to them, physically or otherwise, it is automatically the other person's fault entirely, and they are labelled as "shallow" (or an asshole, jerk, bitch, haughty, etc.) simply because they do not have an attraction to or possess a desire to sleep with the "deserving" individual. Like the "Nice Guy," the person always feels like they are the victim in the situation, and in many cases isReverse Nice Guy Syndrome3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Religious Bigotry Adressed in College ClassroomPosted: 08/16/2012 11:24 am Updated: 08/19/2012 9:05 pmReligious Bigotry Adressed in College Classroom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dr. Charles Negy, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Central Florida, had to email an extra, elementary lesson to his students -- one so basic and of such societal value that it was posted on Reddit.
Striking a tone somewhere between ivory tower and a mother's lecture, Negy challenged his students to step outside the context of their own cultures for a frank discussion on religious bigotry, a talk apparently interrupted by several students expressing bigoted views, in Negy's opinion.
"We're adults. We're at a university," he concludes. Read the letter below to how he arrived at this point.
Hello, Cross-Cultural students, I am writing to express my views on how some of you have conducted yourself in this university course you are taking with me. It is not uncommon for some-to-many American students, who
That other Trayvon Martin murdered by US govAbdul Rahman al-Awlaki was a 16 years born in Colorado. He was murdered by the US government via a drone strike on 14 Oct 2011 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy1H8dXsv4Y and http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-airstrike-that-killed-american-teen-in-yemen-raises-legal-ethical-questions/2011/10/20/gIQAdvUY7L_story.htmlThat other Trayvon Martin murdered by US gov3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Officials throughout the U.S. government, however, have refused to answer questions for the record about how or why Awlaki was killed Oct. 14 in a remote part of Yemen, along with eight other people."
I want to briefly explore the differences in public reaction to the tragic deaths of Trayvon and Abdul.
I think it's obvious that Trayvon's death plays on the emotions of a large special interest group within the United States - the blacks. When I see black people on the news talking about how this is "a pivotal point" or "could be a start of a new movement", or how they feel worried for their own son now my jaw drops.
Your child is more likely to die