Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe (pt 1)Original article by Lillian Dell'Aquila Cannon and Darcia Narvaez. I'm sharing what was posted via Psychology Today. This was not written by *8manderz8
When I was pregnant with my first child, I just thought that circumcision was what you did, no big deal, and that every man was circumcised. Then one day I saw a picture of a baby being circumcised, and everything changed. Just one tiny, grainy photo was enough to make me want to know more, and the more I knew, the worse it got. It turns out, circumcision really is a big deal.
Part 1 - Circumcision Surgery Myths
Myth 1: They just cut off a flap of skin.
Reality check: Not true. The foreskin is half of the penis's skin, not just a flap. In an adult man, the foreskin is 15 square inches of skin. In babies and children, the
More Circumcision Myths You May Believe (pt 2)Original article by Lillian Dell'Aquila Cannon and Darcia Narvaez. I'm sharing what was posted via Psychology Today. This article was not written by *8manderz8.More Circumcision Myths You May Believe (pt 2)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Myth #1: You have to get the baby circumcised because it is really hard to keep a baby's penis clean.
Reality check: In babies, the foreskin is completely fused to the head of the penis. You cannot and should not retract it to clean it, as this would cause the child pain, and is akin to trying to clean the inside of a baby girl's vagina. The infant foreskin is perfectly designed to protect the head of the penis and keep feces out. All you have to do is wipe the outside of the penis like a finger. It is harder to keep circumcised baby's penis clean because you have to carefully clean around the wound, make sure no feces got into
Good News: Your Rape was OK'd by God.Did you know?Good News: Your Rape was OK'd by God.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
God has a plan for you. Yes, he has a plan, and people like Rick Santorum and Richard Mourdock have a special power that allows them to know what God's plan is - not only for them, but for hundreds of millions of complete strangers. And thanks to this special magical power that God has bestowed supposedly only to them, they are able to tell you that if you are raped and get pregnant, you shouldn't abort it - because it was God's plan.
You see, I find it absolutely wonderful that if, indeed, there is some sort of magical deity out there that poofed everything into existence about 6,000 years ago, that particular being also chooses political teams in US politics. Like, who knew? I thought Israel was supposed to be the magically God-approved nation, but somewhere along the line the US somehow became "God
A challenge for "Sexuality is a Choice" Do you believe that Sexuality is a Choice?A challenge for "Sexuality is a Choice" 2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is being gay something that someone decides upon? Was Lady Gaga wrong when she says that we're all "Born This Way?" Well if that's what your belief is, I have a challenge for you.
Since sexuality is a "choice," why don't you choose to be gay?
I'm serious. If sexuality is a choice, and you are sexually attracted to only the opposite sex, make the choice to be gay for a day. Since it's a choice, it shouldn't be so hard for you to flip the switch. Choose to not be attracted to members of the opposite sex. Instead, only have feelings and stirrings for members of the same sex.
Let me know how that goes for you.
Breasts and NipplesBreasts being gender specific is a myth. Breasts are fat deposits and nothing more (or implants). What of women with very small breasts, or breast cancer survivors who have none, or women with artificial breasts, or men with implants, or women with prominent pectoral muscles, or men with oversized pecks, or obese men with full large pendulous breasts, or men with hormone irregularities, or transgendered individuals, or third gender individuals, or lactating male infants? At what age does the nipple become obscene? Puberty? 18? What if the breasts are covered but the fabric is see through? What if the body is painted? Maybe in latex? Why does a nipple pasty make a breast suddenly inoffensive? It is the nipple after all that we all share in common. Speaking of common, women have always outnumbered men on this planet, so why is the majority of the world's population taught that their bare torso is an obscenity?Breasts and Nipples1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fox News Religious HypocritesFOX NEWS WOOOOOOO~ Let's bitch about the people who cry about there religious freedom's being taken away while screaming out hatred against Islam and giggling their asses off dismissively at Paganism.Fox News Religious Hypocrites10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So Fox News did a piece on how Wiccan/Pagan Holiday's will now be recognized by the University of Missouri - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/17/university-missouri-guide-asks-professors-to-accommodate-wiccan-pagan-holidays/
Now that original piece didn't offend...but this did.
Update: So they mentioned in the second video that they had talked about it earlier in the show; yeh found that clip
First off: It's 8 holidays. Eight. I can name all of them.
Wiccan Holidays - Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon,
They have different names depending on the tradition or path a particular pagan chooses to follow, but you better believe they know their own holiday's names.
Second: All the pagans you know are either twice divorced old women in rural areas or crazy
The Christian ScamMany of you may have heard of Original Sin, which is one of the most important aspects of Christianity. According to most Christians, we are all born with original sin because of what Adam and Eve did. According to them, Jesus died on the cross to forgive us for our sins, and if we accept his forgiveness, we are saved.The Christian Scam1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
As I explained in several of my other articles, the whole Original Sin story doesn't make any sense. My article ''With Great Power...'' explains why the Fall doesn't make sense, while ''God and (in)justice'' partly explains why Jesus's sacrifice wasn't necessary. Besides, there's no evidence that the story of genesis is actually true, and while Jesus may have existed, it doesn't conclude that he actually died for people's sins. For more reasons why the sacrifice doesn't make any sense, check ShakeySurgeon's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYf1Vyln8zo
However, what I want to talk about now is not how little sense Original Sin makes, but what the actual point of it i
To Pro-Life Folks: On Choice (Updated)Update:To Pro-Life Folks: On Choice (Updated)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to share some additional information that I have gathered. Some people seem to believe that Pregnancy is far less dangerous than a safely performed Abortion is. After some research, I've been able to compile statistics - yes, real life statistics - regarding the mortality rates relating to pregnancy and abortion. I started with the information provided by #NGB-ProChoice, and went on from there. Hope you find it helpful!
The information is available at the bottom of this journal!
Well, apparently I'm a frothing-at-the-mouth pro-choice/anti-circ wacko, or at least that's how I look to pro-life folks, being a pro-choicer myself. You know, both sides are very passionate about their cause, and sometimes it seems like the arguments for or against abortion are so far out there, insulting or degrading, that it feels like the actual arguments are lost beneath layers of name-calling and giant billboards of aborted fetuses.
So, in an a
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
God tempts AbrahamI haven't written anything in a while, so I decide to do an article about Abraham. I think you all know the story, but I would like to give my thoughts on it.God tempts Abraham1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!"
"Here I am," he replied.
Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you loveIsaacand go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you."(Genesis 22:1-2)
Abraham's reaction to this probably happened off screen, but I wonder what he was thinking at that point. I mean, God, who's supposed to be benevolent, just told him to MURDER his own son. Why would he command him to sacrifice any human being to him, let alone his son?And couldn't Abraham just kill Isaac in his sleep? That way, he would've been done with the whole thing, and it didn't have to become so dramatic.
So the next morning, Abraham and Isaac go to the mountain with the wood for the burned offering. Abraham tells his servants that they're goin
Ask the ResponsibleAtheistHello everyoneAsk the ResponsibleAtheist1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I just want to say that if any of you need help with a certain theological problem, you can ask me for help. I've had quite some experience debating Theists, so I'm pretty sure I could help you.
Just post the questions, or a hypothetical situation, in the the commentsection. I'll answer them as soon as possible
Happy to help
Pansexual vs BisexualI love the fact there aren't a lot of pansexuals, but lets get this straight there is a HUGE difference between bisexual and pansexual. Bisexual likes girls and guys(usually), hence Bi meaning TWO. That means count em 1, 2 different genders. Pansexual is MORE than two. It's pretty much girls, guys, and ALL the in between. What I mean by that is it includes Omnisexuals, Asexuals, Androgynous people, Transexuals, Hermaphrodites, etc....obviously, well I hope its obvious, pansexual isn't bisexual, so please stop trying to tell me how I don't know my own sexual orientation. Thank you very much.Pansexual vs Bisexual2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And on another note for the even more open minded, Pans tend to be very emotional. What I mean by that is we usually are attracted to you for you're personality and not looks. Sure looks can be involved but that's not what we fall n love with. I'm not saying that any other orientation is up for looks and not the inside, just saying that pans are what has been called "gender-blind" you're appearance
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Deviantart Robots....now deactivatedAny one familiar with these favourite engines? Here's a typical profile:Deviantart Robots....now deactivated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Honey trap user icon or Deviant ID like this :icontoadpunch89: or this :iconpussyriot99:
Deviant art member for one week....
Favourites gallery with a zillion faves and growing by the second....
Said user has started a donation pool....
Suggest some good TMNT artists here on Deviantart!Surely you guys must know of some.Suggest some good TMNT artists here on Deviantart!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm looking for...
-No OC's/fan characters
That's about it.
In the News: Romney-TasticIn the NewsIn the News: Romney-Tastic1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This has been a pretty rough week for Mitt Romney's campaign for sure. This one will focus on him a little. Please feel free to share some links in the comments section, if you've found other interesting articles that people might be interested in reading!
Mitt Romney's been cleaning up all week after Mother Jones brought attention to a secretly recorded video that was recorded at a $50,000/plate dinner fundraiser for the Romney campaign. Some fantastic quotes from the video include:
"There are 47% who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon the government, who believe that they are victims..."
"...who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-
Featured FAQ: Injury and Self-HarmIs it okay to show real injuries?Featured FAQ: Injury and Self-Harm1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah, that was pretty cut and dry. dA is pretty strict with this. Even photos and other art depicting fake unjuries can be removed if they are too graphic.
Endangered Tigers in the News #53Wildlife Photographers, Freeland Needs You!Endangered Tigers in the News #531 year ago in Personal More Like This
"The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to have a value of billions of dollars every year, making it the third most lucrative international industry behind guns and drugs. However, despite this trade wiping out wildlife all over the world, efforts of law enforcement have yet to match those of the criminals that traffic wildlife. Simply put, the illegal wildlife trade is not taken seriously. As a result, law enforcement and customs personnel often do not have the training to identify wildlife and wildlife products that they come across. This lack of knowledge prevents cases from being developed against wildlife criminals. Freeland is developing a mobile app for enforcement and customs personnel in Southeast Asia to help them easily identify wildlife that is being trafficked, especially those being trafficked illegally
I wish my mother had aborted meI wish my mother had aborted meI wish my mother had aborted me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is no 'I wish I'd never been born' howl of angst. I love my mother, and having an abortion would have given her a better life.
If there is one thing that anti-choice activists do that makes me see red, it is when they parade out their poster children: men, women and children who were "targeted for abortion". They tell us "these people would not be alive today if abortion had been legal or if their mothers had made a different choice".
In the last couple of months, I have read two of these abortion deliverance stories that have been particularly offensive. The first story is one propagated by Rebecca Kiessling, the poster child for the no exceptions in cases of rape or incest. On her website Kiessling s
Dreamin'I tried to look up the average number of dreams a person has in a night and got an amazing divergence of answers in return for my search. Some said as low as six, others had the number at thirty-six.Dreamin'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Likewise when I tried to discover what the average was for how many of those dreams people actually remember. From one to two seems to be a good general point of agreement.
What set off my curiosity is the fact that I know I dream all night and I remember at least a dozen of them. With some I can remember the entire dream and with others only snippets. Some of them are so good I'll allow my imagination to play with them. I can take even those random bits of recall and turn them into a work of fiction.
My dreams are very important to me. They've solved problems, eased anxiety, entertained, and sometimes scared the pants off me. I dream in beautiful living color and I'm a lucid dreamer; I know I'm dreaming and can often (not always, it's hard work) direct a dream the way that I'd like for it
How to write a genius?I get SO excited when I see a comment like, "I really want to write this idea I've got "How to write a genius?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, it's usually followed by, " but I'm no writer. I wouldn't really know how to get started. I've never written before."
Dude. I hear ya there. Creating (and then tossing your creation to the wolves, so to speak) can be scary. But I'd like to help change your mind, with (I hope) a series of journals that could give you some tools and encouragement to get started by tackling the biggest problems I came across when I began writing prolifically.
How do you write genius? How do you make an inhumanly smart character believable?
I've been writing TMNT fanfiction since November 2010, and one thing that was extremely daunting was writing Donatello, a recognized (and self-proclaimed) genius. How could I go about passing off his character as intelligent, without being overly obvious or annoying (or frustrated?)
Because I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a genius. And I m
Another feature! :)Another feature! :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Enjoy these beautiful works!
Madame Red for AnnaProvidense by ~Puppet-Girl86 Magic Eye by *Fuzzypiggy
Rewind - Jack by =theCHAMBA Ariel The Little Mermaid by *NikitaCosplay Designer fashion VII by ~TaijaVigilia Alice in Candyland by =NynjaKat Sad Hoggy by ~IreneShpak Dolphin by =Sorceress2000
Devilish Cat necklace ver.2 by ~Pinkabsinthe First Snow by ~Imp0stoR New bridge by ~DrOfPhotography BLADE OF THE UN-IMMORTALS by *leagueof1
Meh, I'ma just punt this one.Xile/SiliconGlass (it amuses me to write his names as a slash pairing) makes a long list. I don't have time to take it apart and frankly, I don't wanna. I'd rather write. So I'ma punt. Xile's stuff in italics, trimming down his paragraph bullet points to actual bullet points.Meh, I'ma just punt this one.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've met a lot of strange lurkers on here, and most of them have been Militant Homosexual Advocates. Here's a list of flaws I see in every comment they submit:
1. They read what I have written, and then twist what I say.
2. They name call, all the time.
3. I'm never accurate, even though I support my arguments with facts and statistics--
*sporfles* Sorry, sorry, I couldn't help that one. Continuing.
4. They are angry, all the time.
5. They are always biased.
6. They always lie.
7. I'm always the bad guy.
8. They would love to see me die a nice slow death. I have had people on here who hate me with all their soul, and they would gladly stick a knife through my skull and play with my body till i
Devious Journal EntryMan, cute little Xile/SiliconGlass is on a roll with his boycott idea, ain't he? Parsed down from a longer bit:Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But we're going to need thousands of committed people, not only the one hundred members of this group, but thousands if not tens of thousands and possibly more. They think it's funny, what we're doing here, they are LAUGHING at us for a boycott- they think we are nothing, no value and could hardly put a dent in their side. They picked the wrong fandom to screw with.
Laughing? Oh my yes.
But Xile/SiliconGlass is certainly putting on his big boy britches to try to bring something substantial to this party, breaking out the bold font and all.
So Xile/SiliconGlass makes another post, and that means I"m behind in shortfics to write. *cracks fingers* I have ficcage to write, and miles to go before I sleep.
Endangered Tigers in the News #105Watch the world's oldest tiger have fun goofing around in a fountain (Includes Video Content)Endangered Tigers in the News #1054 months ago in Personal More Like This
"The animals at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, Fla., look like they have pretty great lives. All they seem to do all day is having fun— playing in cardboard boxes, thwacking pinatas and blissing out on catnip. Now, add "splashing around in a fountain" to that list of activities. The sanctuary's latest video shows their tiger Flavio (who's billed as the world's oldest tiger) cooling off in his new enclosure. We'd join in on his summer fun if it weren't for those claws and teeth."
National Zoo Tiger Cub Thinks It's Tough, Scary (Includes Video Content)
"[Mom] Damai had the choice of going outside or visiting with [dad] Kavi this morning. After a brief walk outside she came back in