Monday, February 25, 2013


Sunday, February 24, 2013

The vagina of theseus paradox

In 2009, one of the worst drama's hit YouTube harder than a tsunami. Kevin, (aka CaptinAwesome) viciously violated the privacy of a young woman. Without her consent, he published a sex video they made together. Kevin did this not because he cared how she felt, her feelings were completely irrelevant to him, rather, he did it to piss off her new boyfriend, Chris. 

Kevin published a YouTube video, saying to Chris, "I fucked your girlfriend before you did. So next time you go down on her, remember my cock was there. How taste my pee pee." Juvenile, I know. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

✂ ••• Slavery is okay if you treat them well ✂ •••

Sirat Rasulallah, The earliest biography of Muhammad, by ibn Ishaq p496 “Ali, who was Muhammad’s son-in-law, whipped Aisha’s slave in front of Muhammad to make her talk about the adultery charges against AishaMuhammad did not say a word to Ali about beating the female slave.

One of the most common arguments we hear from Christians, Jews and Muslims is that their religion holds the monopoly on morality. I would argue that one of the greatest lies of all times is that one must be religious in order to be a moral person. These ancient books are full to the brim about how to treat people who are different, they are full of hate, cruelty and arbitrary rules that make sense only to a desert mentality.Every once in awhile we will come across a rule that is sensible. Modern followers of that religion will focus all of their attention on that one sensible rule, whilst ignoring all of the weird stuff. Most of the time, they do not know the weird stuff exists, or have been indoctrinated to the point that they do not see it. This essay argues that any religion that condones slavery, regardless of when or where it happened, does not constitute a moral religion. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all constitute slavery. Muhammad is different from Moses and Jesus in one important fact, he actually existed. This essay will discuss some of the trivial moral high grounds Muhammad attempts in order to soften the image of slavery. 

As a side note, if you are one of those people so indoctrinated into believing everything your religion, and by extension  your culture tells you about religion, then you will skim over this essay and refuse to consider the content in depth. I will not entertain any person's righteous indignation, nor do I care if you find this article offensive. If we are not offending someone in this world, then we are doing something wrong. 

Muhammad dictated several Quranic verses instructing Muslim men to treat their female slaves properly. For example, he recited Quranic verses that instruct Muslims not to force their female slaves into prostitution. 1Muslims use this verse tirelessly as proof that Muhammad was a nice person who believed Masters should treat female slaves well. Ta Da! Win for Islam. 

Common sense dictates that if Muslims wanted to treat their slaves well, and do the morally right thing they would just set them all free. Better yet – do not take any slaves from the very start. It makes as much sense as stealing a car, then returning it to the owner and wanting everybody to focus on what a good person you are for returning it whilst ignoring the fact that you STOLE it in the first place. This is plain enough to understand. When one is indoctrinated by religion, and the extremely powerful forces of family and culture that reinforce religion, what we find is that people actively choose to ignore certain unsettling, inconvenient truths. Therefore  they will continue to ignore the fact that if Muhammad was truly a moral person - he never would have allowed slavery from day one and never would have made excuses for such an evil institution.

Obviously, this is a common theme repeated in this essay. It is interesting how Muhammad, the Quran, and Muslims feel the need to make the issue more complicated than what it needs to be. When Muslims uses Quranic verses about female slaves and prostitution, they are missing sight of an important fault. According to Islam, Muslim masters may have sex with female slaves. The Quran does not acknowledge that raping a slave is rape. As a slave, she does not have the right to say no to sex. Numerous Hadiths about slaves, sex, and sex with slaves illustrate this point. Raping one’s female slaves is just as morally wrong, as charging other men money to rape your slaves. Exchanging money for sex does not change the circumstances for the victim. The victim is still being raped, regardless if her master profits from that rape or not. The exchange of money does not make the crime any more or less immoral.

They will talk about how perfect the Quran is because Allah allows Muslims to marry slaves if they so desire. Some Masters did marry their slaves. Some Masters did not marry their slaves. Islam permits men to have up to four wives and as many concubines/slaves as they want. Muslim masters may have sex with their slaves, as Muhammad did, therefore there is no point marrying someone he can have sex with anytime he wants. As the saying goes, why buy milk when you have a cow at home?
When Muslims talk about how great Muhammad was, think carefully about this brand of morality they are promoting. Muhammad is the kind of person who says that it is okay to rape slaves. He is the kind of man who says that it is not okay to profit from the rape. Muhammad is not the kind of person who would even acknowledge the existence of slave-rape or spousal-rape. Muhammad would not even be able to wrap his mind around the idea that a female slave or a wife has the right to say no to sex. Slaves and wives do not have the right to say ‘no’ to sex. In their minds, spousal rape and slave rape do not even exist.
If anyone possesses these three characteristics Allah will give him an easy death and bring him into His Paradise: gentleness towards the weak, affection towards parents, and kindness to slaves.” [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 981]
Praising Muhammad for encouraging slave owners to free slaves, treat slaves with kindness, and marry slaves is a very strange thing for a person to do. This essay debunked Islam’s argument from cultural relativism. Therefore, to defend Muhammad is as logical at this point as praising a car thief for returning the stolen car, ignoring the fact that the person commits a wrong act in the first place. A person can never be a moral human being and believe slavery, under any circumstances, is morally justified. This should be more than enough evidence for any reasonably intelligent person to see that Islam is far from being a perfect religion.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

How to make yourself NOT cry

I do not know about the rest of you, but I have had many moments in the past when the tears came up at the worst time. I do not cry easily, but when I do - I hate it. There are things you can do to make yourself not cry.

  • Clear your throat. That simple. When the tears bubble up, clear your throat. When you feel a strong emotion it translates to stress in the automatic nervous system. The ANS increases oxygen and sugar to the muscles, in order to do this the ANS triggers the body to get more oxygen to the glottis in the throat. The urge to cry is the larynx responding to this stress by widening the muscles in the throat to get more oxygen into the body. This is the point where we feel tightness in our chest. Some will hold their breath or stop breathing, and constrict this muscle in our throat. If you are about to tear up, just clear your throat and it will briefly interrupt this process.
  • Swallow. Swallowing will lift your tongue to the roof of your mouth. This blocks the soft palate and makes you usable to cry.
  • Look directly into a light. This will confuse the pupils and prevent the tears from flowing.
  • Close your eyes and roll them. This will confuse the pupils much like looking right into the light.

    Before The Cry Comes On:
  • When you feel a cry coming on, take a deep breath, hold it, then without exhaling  suck in more air, and hold it in for another five seconds. Take in another puff of air - do not exhale - puff in, in, in, in. Then, exhale and breathe normally. This trick immobilizes the diaphram. This technique focuses on your breathing, relaxes everything and gives you time to get your composure.
  • When you feel a cry coming on, start swallowing and clearing your throat. It is better to start this before the cry starts than after. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

☢ °☢° The Soda Pop Death ☢°☢°☢

I have lost many dear friends to Mountain Dew. Soda overdose is a serious problem and it is high time PespiCo steps up to the plate, and takes responsibility.

I mean - clearly the company is responsible?! (eh hem))

A New Zealand coroner has told an inquest that Natasha Harris, a mother of eight who suffered a heart attack in 2010, would not have died if she hadn't been dependent on Coca-Cola.  Media reports refer to it as “Coke”, the New Zealand mother died from Coke.  Let’s make it clear; she died from drinking a two gallons of a high sugar soft drink every day, not Colombian nose candy.  This is the soda pop death.

"I find that, when all of the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died.''

As reported by the Associated Press last year, Harris, a 31-year-old stay-at-home mom, drank more than two gallons of the soft drink every day. Chris Hodgkinson, the woman's partner, said Harris was "addicted to Coke" and had unhealthy habits, such as eating very little and smoking up to 30 cigarettes a day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

*❀ · · · Education of Boys To Men: TED talks Video Colin Stokes

In the last two years, gender conflicts have been raging among the Free Thought Bloggers and Men's Rights Activists. Amongst it all, I chose not to join any one of those polarizing groups. I object to the idea that women and men are completely socialized to behave in one way or another. I object to blanket statements and stereotypes about the other gender. Anyone who says, "all this, fail to understand that, must do this" is not any different from someone who says, "all this, fail to understand that, and must do this."

I have been a loner all my life, and so no reason to change now. For that matter, I do not have the desire to 'belong', like other people do. I follow the philosophy of Naomi, which is - think for yourself, come to your own opinions, and do not be a sheep.

When I do find something that I like, I am motivated to share it. I found this fourteen minute speech on TED talks about educating boys and girls, showing them how to be men and women. I agree with what the Colin Stokes says at the end of the video. Please watch the embedded video - it is not time wasted.

Monday, February 11, 2013

♥❄♥ Geoffrey Chaucer - The True Inventor of Valentine's Day

Chaucer invented Valentine’s Day

This might come as a surprise to many, but there is not a drop evidence that Valentine’s Day rites of the ancient Roman festival celebrating the Catholic Saint Valentine are the reason we celebrate Valentines Day. In fact, nothing is reliably known of St. Valentine except his name and the fact that he died on February 14 on Via Flaminia in the north of Rome.

What we do know is that Geoffrey Chaucer is the first person to  associate February 14th with romantic love. This happened during a time when the tradition of courtly love flourished in Medieval England.

Chaucer (1343- 25 October 1400), is known as the Father of English literature and widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Smitten Courts eagerly implemented Chaucer’s romantic, literary suggestions. The poems almost never treated women as people with desires themselves; rather they treated them as divine, angelic objects to be acted upon. This was a time that male romantic love was glamorized in poetry, whilst the loved women, almost never experienced love themselves. Chaucer’s love poems were different in that they were more philosophical than humorous and witty. For example: If honorable love demands eternal dedication even in rejection, is the rejected suitor who truly loves eternally faithful despite the rejection?

Chaucer wrote a poem to honor King Richard II of England and Anne of Bohemia, and in it mentions Valentines Day. The poem reads:

For this was on seynt Volantynys day
Whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make.

Chaucer’s poem, ‘The Parlement of Foules’ is a dream vision that begins with the dreamer passing through a Classical world of love, in the form the Goddess Venus’s Temple, before he comes face to face with eagles, ducks and cuckoos. Nature heads the ‘parlement’ of birds, match-making the winged beasts according to their‘social status’.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

*ೋ Straight Only Prom *ೋ Sullivan Indiana

Dan Savage wrote an article in the Slog, about a high school in Indiana that would be hosting a Straight only prom. Exactly at 8:24 Pacific Time, their facebook page was shut down. I guess they were getting a lot of flack for being a gay-hating group.

Lucky for me, I had the foresight to get on that site and track down some of those members, starting with the ones who were leaving comments. As they made a decision to go public with their gay-hate, and their public facebook pages, then I feel that I have the right to repost the images they advertised in the first place.

So lets take a look at some of these scumbags..

Sunday, February 3, 2013

κρίσις - In a Crisis

When one reaches a certain age, that in between age when one is not young but not old, a crisis usually ensues. From the Greek word, κρίσις, it is a moment when a decision must be taken, and an old system must be immediately replaced with a new one. I believe that for some people, there are small moments of crisis that fade in and out of our lives, but they are universally experienced by all.

In that crisis, one must decide which path they are going to take in life: the superficial path or the meaningful path. On our time line, the crises are scattered, small specks. In that speck lives a moment of lucidity, when one looks at the world to ask: “everything will break down, all beauty fades, nothing lasts forever, and do we really own anything in this world?” Those thoughts have been washed, rinsed, bleached, and hung out to dry in my mind more times than I can count. For many people these moments are grand, defining moments in their lives. For me, they are just little footprints I leave in the sand; waiting for the ocean will wash them away forever.

Existential dilemmas such as these are natural events that occur among most people. If a person has not had a few of them in their life, then there is something wrong. They happened to me a lot when I was in my early teens. For the most part, they came and went throughout my early adulthood.