Tuesday, April 26, 2005

My controversial opinions.

I 've decided to make a list of all my opinions which are somewhat controversial. Usually when I meet someone new, I don't tell them these things because I'm afraid they won't like me. Anyway here's the list (in order of what I think of first):

  • I am an atheist. That means I don't believe in God. Unlike some atheists, who just have a lack of belief, I actually have a firm belief that God does not exist. While I respect those who are religious and know many intelligent, rational-minded theists, I am continually baffled as to how intelligent, rational-minded people can believe in fairy tales.
  • I can not see anything wrong with homosexuality. I believe that it is a sexist attitude to say that it matters what gender your partner is. I believe that gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to marry and that the union should be in fact called a "marriage" not a "civil union" or any other dorky thing to make it sound different because we all know it isn't. I also admire homonsexuals because they have the courage to come out of the closet and be themselves despite social norms.
  • I believe that war is wrong. It is murder. While I understand that sometimes governments and soldiers go to war with the best of intentions, it is never never never a good idea. The bad always outweighs the good, and any good that comes in the end could have been acheived with less blood, and less money.
  • I believe that abortion is not murder. It should be a woman's choice whether or not to have a baby (even if she's had unprotected sex). It is ridiculous to give any rights to a human life before anything resembling a brain has developed.
  • I believe that stem cell research should be allowed. I understand that this research has the protentional to treat everything from Alzeimer's to AIDS (and other diseases that don't start with A). Why people have problems with experimenting with human tissue, I have no idea.
  • I believe that humans are animals, more specifically primates. Even if Darwin didn't have that theory it would be obvious . Look, we have oposable thumbs, they have oposable thumbs. It ain't rocket science.
  • I believe that scientists should go ahead and try to clone animals, including humans, for no other reason than it's cool.
  • I believe that it's okay to eat bacon, steak, pork, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, sausage and bologna, even on Fridays. If we all became vegetarians and let all our farm animals roam free in the wilderness, they would all die of exposure, hunger, thirst, or stupidity in a matter of days. Cows, pigs and chickens have been bred and raised to be our food, to not eat them would be a waste.
  • I believe that every person is kind, unkind, annoying, rude, polite, considerate, inconsiderate, loving, hateful, intelligent, and stupid.
  • I believe that the Star Trek franchise is the best science fiction franchise ever. It beats Star Wars out of the water. Star Trek: the Next Generation is the best series of any genre.

Well that's all I can think of right now. I'm sure some of you hate me by now, but that's a risk I was willing to take in order to express my beliefs. Woohoo!

7 comments:

zydeco fish said...

Atheism rocks. Homosexuality is fine with me. War sucks. I am pro-choice. I am an animal. Bring on the meat (I used to be vegan).

I am undecided on stem cell research and cloning. Someday, I'll make up my mind. I kinda think that Babylon 5 was better than ST:TNG. Did you watch it?

foolish_ said...

Hey,

Very intrigued by your post. I dont think you should ever be afraid to express your opinons, although i know it can be hard to do so in those world of ours, so riddled with complications.

Religious i am not. Homosexuality i'm for as one's sexual orientation is esentially a matter for behind closed doors, not for society to impose upon us. War i am 100% against. Killing for peace is just as ridiculous as one sleeping around to retain their virginity. Abortion i am for, its the 21st C. women have right's now! The rest of your comments truly got me thinking ( sorry xcept Star Trek as i have yet to watch it), but interesting comments put forward nonetheless.

zydeco fish said...

By the way, you might like this:

http://www.nerdtests.com/ft_startrek.php

(if you haven't already seen it).

Superhappyjen said...

ZF...I watched Babylon 5 when it was on. It was good, but it's no Star Trek. I took the nerd test and only got Lt. Commander, I guess I just don't pay close enough attention to details.

F..."Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity" is a quote by Oscar Wilde. Do I get a gold star?

LibraryTavern Liz said...

I think I'm with you on everything except God and the cloning -- and I respect your opinions on those!

Anonymous said...

Basically , I agree with you about everything except the cloning. That stuff freaks me out.
I'm also a pretty uncommitted atheist.

Jenn said...

Really interesting read. I agree with many of your opinons/political beliefs except I'm not an atheist. I just have no idea one way or the other regarding God. Great blog!

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