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Why? Why? Why?

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I will start out by apologizing. Because that is what people do for some reason. What I’m about to say is simply something that will offend a vast majority of you all. What I am about to say will even offend me, when I am in a different mindset. Fortunately, my brain is capable of having a multifaceted outlook towards life. This particular one is my favorite though, because I do think it’s a real issue that people don’t bother thinking about. Onto offending you. 

 

Humans. We are the most vile, ignorant, dastardly, idiotic beings. Not all of us. But the majority. What we ought to be is enlightened, but so very few really are such. One of my greatest gripes with humanity is our uncontrollable urge to overpopulate this beautiful Earth. Which leads to pillaging the Earth for her resources. The consequence of which is death. Complete and utter global devastation on a scale that extends through time, rather than just in the present. A bomb devastates in the present, but what we have been doing for the last century extends through time itself. We are killing everything. Why? Because we are selfish. Mind you, I’m restraining from cursing, mostly because I don’t feel it to be necessary at the moment. 

Honestly, why can’t we just control our populations? Why do we have to drill for oil everyfuckingwhere? Whenever I see a poor creature stuck dying in the aftermath of an inevitable oil spill, I honestly feel like… I… I can’t even describe it. Rage and sadness, compassion and hatred, all these feelings that just rush over me, all because we can’t have enough of our precious oil. Keep in mind that for those of you who don’t know me, I’m an incredibly calm person. I don’t get worked up over much in life. 

One might ask, how do we control our population? Well, step one would be to stop having more children. If we were to adhere to that simple step, we could over the course of a few generations, get our population under control. But we can’t do that. Why? Because people are stupid. Many don’t believe in such methods of population control. Such as using birth control. Which brings me to my final point because I don’t like being upset over this for too long, so I feel like finishing this up. Final point. Religion. Why can’t we stop that madness? Just be a peaceful person. Be kind. Be absolute. Just be. Exist in a transcendental state. Find yourself and then cultivate yourself. Help others cultivate themselves. Why mess around with religion? It’s so terrible. If I feel like continuing ranting, I will post another post on just why most religions are awful tomorrow. 

On a cheerful note: Song of the day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2xAA9Y8j-I

Oh! I took that picture of the amazing art museum here in KC. I am liking this long exposure photography stuff at night. 

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Written by Kish

February 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

Thoughts on a Dreary Day

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ImageSo first off, I want to say that I probably could have taken a better picture, but I like it, as it’s my view from one of my windows. And it’s a golf course covered in snow. Doesn’t get better than that. But with that in mind, it’s been a rather dreary day, as I’ve confined myself to my house, due to me not wanting to spread whatever it is that I am sick with (not sure if it is contagious, but no need to take the risk).

That does give me time to think. So here I shall convey my thoughts on religion, as I often seem to do on this blog…

I’ll start by merely saying that I respect all religions equally, despite them not respecting each other. I don’t quite understand what it is about religion that makes it more alluring than the pursuit of knowledge. So my basic understanding of following a religion is that it gives you purpose in life, and that it supposedly answers those questions to which there is not an answer to currently. Questions such as how did life come about.
Well, I feel that those two things, purpose and answering unanswered questions, can be for the most part attained by the pursuit of knowledge. I have a slight bias towards the sciences as I consider them to be awesome, but hey, any knowledge is good knowledge. So why is it that you follow your religion, because if it is at your belief’s core not one of the two things I mentioned, I clearly haven’t given it much thought, and I would like to do so.

Right, so here are my ending thoughts: a bit of a sidebar actually, but I just got super annoyed by my mother again. I feel like being superstitious is grounds for ridicule. But I respect my mother enough to not tell her that she’s wrong. She thinks that spending too much time on a computer/cell phone can lead to cancer because of some silly chain e-mail. Stupid, I know. I do realize that spending too much time in front of a computer is detrimental to your general well being, and I don’t spend that much time in front of one when I’m not sick. But it doesn’t cause cancer. That’s simply ridiculous. Annoyances aside, these are my thoughts, and now I will leave you with one of the greatest playlists of all time (it’s precisely 5 hours and 40 minutes of amazing instrumental music): http://8tracks.com/jonomcdono/ze-compiled-study-mix 
A few notable songs from it: He Films the Clouds pt. 2 by Maybeshewill, Shifting Sands Wreck Ships by Lights Out Asia, and one of my favorites: I’ll See You When I See You, and I Hope This Will Be, Won’t Be Soon… by Pie Are Squared. In fact I like that song so much, that I’ll link it here as well: http://piearesquared.bandcamp.com/track/ill-see-you-when-i-see-you-and-i-hope-this-will-be-wont-be-soon

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March 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

More thoughts on religion

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If you have any slight interest in psychology and the religions of the world, then you should know that many say that religion ‘started’ because of man being a social animal. So isolated people would ‘imagine’ something and basically came up with religion. I am not going to deny your views, nor will I affirm them, for I am not an agnostic, nor am I atheist, yet I also don’t believe in any religion. I am merely a human. If you’ve read my previous post regarding religion, you already know this. So my hypothesis on religion is that the fact that everything we know of in this world was made by something. So, similarly, religious folk will tend to believe that the only plausible explanation for life on Earth, and for the universe and for anything material is that God, or the gods, created it. Ever since we grew up, we have always known something being built ultimately by someone else. That toy you played with, made in a factory run by people. The carpet you walked on was made by someone. The computer you are reading this on was made by someone in Taiwan. So naturally, some extremely bored people must have wondered where life in general came from? Where did the cosmos, as they said back in the day, come from? So evolution is often ruled out here, because many will say that the chances of us just so happening to come around are slim, and the possibility that we evolved from a monkey is apparently terrifying. To put it simply of course.

Oh, so in case you were wondering if there is intelligent life elsewhere, I say yes. Many religions will say that we are the only ones. The possibility of this is utterly non-existent. Not to mention it would be a waste of space, both literally and figuratively. So where did life come from? Well, I for one don’t know. My theory is that life started deep in the ocean, on the ocean floor. While the atmosphere of the Earth was inhabitable, deep in the ocean life started. Eventually came up the water column, and evolved into the current life forms we know today. Where the planets came from? I agree with the Big Bang Theory. It’s a quite sound theory if you’re willing to listen to it. The major question in that is where the initial particles came from. That is a question I could not answer, and if you attempt to think to long about it, your mind will probably go insane. Space and time is a concept we humans can’t quite grasp.

So basically religion stemmed from man’s social attitude and man’s arrogant belief that everything was ultimately made by someone.

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November 10, 2010 at 6:39 pm

It’s been awhile.. Religion

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Sorry I haven’t posted recently, to those who care. Today, I shall refer to religion. I find the concept of religion so vast and incomprehensible. I understand this is a very controversial topic, and so please understand that I do not mean to offend anybody out there. So anyway, vast, because most of the religions I  have learned of, which would include Christianity, Hinduism (me), and Muslim, are all extremely vague. For example, all three believe that if you don’t believe their religion, then you go to a bad place. That actually falls under incomprehensible. Anyway, another incomprehensible part is how each religion says that they are the right one. Another reason it is vast is because of how irrelevant time is in any religion. Also, if the geographic record doesn’t fail me, modern day humans Homo sapiens have only recently come around. If, God or the gods made us in His or their image, why then did said entity make dinosaurs? Why did they roam this earth for a longer period of time than humans have? Did God or the gods (remember, He or they are perfect) make a mistake? The theory of evolution (notice, no caps) is a very sound theory in my opinion and makes more sense than any religious text I have read. Yet, many refuse to believe it and others say it was God’s or the gods’ plan to make evolution work the way it does. Yet these same texts once again reference to the modern-day human being made in the image of his “Creator.” Also, belief can only go so far. When you ask a devout religious person for evidence, other than any texts of past, for the existence of God or the gods or of Heaven (which is common amongst most religions), or even of reincarnation, the person would say you must believe it. Well, many people believe they will make a great impact on the world, yet they die unheard of by anyone outside their family. Some boast of amazing feats, yet when asked, make fools of themselves. I understand that I have my own, no doubt ambitious, beliefs, but I also realize which ones seem ridiculous.

Perhaps I think with a scientific mind, or perhaps I’m a human ahead of my time, ready for another era, but I don’t believe in any religion. Nor do I classify myself as an atheist or an agnostic. To classify myself as any of the religious sects, or as an atheist or agnostic would be to acknowledge religion in general, which I believe should not exist in the first place. Why recognize myself to be a part of a world I’m not?

More on this some other day.

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November 2, 2010 at 7:34 pm