nesgirl wrote:Actually that is a complete hoax in terms of religious beliefs. Even if you are say anti-romantic or a virgin, if you are a Multimedia Designer, video gamer, or a Lucid Dreamer, and you kill your characters, to them it counts as murder, and you are automatically going to be condemned to hades. Also if you have mood swings, you are considered either possessed or a demon. So obviously I wouldn't consider that 100% true.
Conscious dreams (cannot really say "lucid" if the dreamer thinks they are visits to spirit realms) are probably the source of much of the nonsense expressed in scripture. Today, to lucid dream is to dance with the Devil by many Christians and many other monotheists alike.
nesgirl wrote:When I saw that they passed that law in Utah on the news, I was actually in complete surprise as were most countries and America themselves, considering Utah is probably the most religious place in America. If it takes the environment to reduce the birth rate, then maybe we should attempt to alter the environment. Also the environment would need to be altered to reduce the death rate as well.
What exactly is the law that was passed? Can you elaborate?
nesgirl wrote:Even such mutations don't happen too often, and when they do we often find cures as well as immunizations for such strains pretty quickly (like with the swine flu).
Then your argument against sexuality is self-defeating. Why not work on tackling all STDs using immunisations and antidotes instead of genetically eradicating the emergence of reproductive organs in embryology? And what if a great war in the future buries all knowledge of cloning. Do you know how long it takes to recover from a dark age? Imagine one where the last humans on Earth are unable to reproduce. Bye bye, human race. Enter extinction!
nesgirl wrote:As far as us becoming extinct, yes that is going to eventually happen one day anyway, and while it could be through war, nuclear explosion, or through disease, I am actually thinking it will more than likely happen in 1 of 2 different ways. The first way is when our sun turns into a red giant, burning everything on earth to a crisp. If it fails to do that, it'll turn into a black hole, and suck the whole earth in, squishing and killing everything and everyone. The second way is the Ultimate fate of the Universe, and there are several theories on how the universe is going to end.
The sun does not have enough mass to turn into a black hole. But it will almost certainly turn into a red giant. You may want to check out the following link:
And here's a great quote by the illustrious Martin Rees:
"Most educated people are aware that we're the outcome of nearly 4 billion years of Darwinian selection, but many tend to think that humans are somehow the culmination. Our sun, however, is less than halfway through its lifespan. It will not be humans who watch the sun's demise, 6 billion years from now. Any creatures that then exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoebae."
nesgirl wrote:Hey why not pursue those dreams of having a career then if that's what you really want? If you really want something, then why not go after it? As you said, you don't live forever (actually if you did live forever, you'd be so darn miserable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvMiz0-nPxs )
I agree. Eternal consciousness = hell. As counterintuitive as this may seem, death really is deliverance. Life is the problem.
nesgirl wrote:You are one of very few who doesn't struggle financially with their marriage when first starting off, however, many people actually do struggle with this, especially students. You know how many people who marry and don't have a financial plan or jobs end up on the streets or homeless shelters because of this? There was in fact a story on the news about financial struggles in marriages and showing that 30% of people prefer to remain anti-romantic because they are worried about financial trouble.
I believe you. And I've heard it and this is the best and strongest argument you will ever make in this debate. I applaud you for that. But here is a challenge: Instead of jettisoning romance, marriage, and sex, why not study harmonious relationships like mine? You know, see what works...
nesgirl wrote:And having to worry about paying for my classes (which are VERY expensive), I do have to take that into consideration. In general, most students who pay to take classes or go to college/universities don't have a lot of money, and usually have to have a side job to pay for it. Greg was likely one of these. Getting married is also very expensive, especially for a student.
Take out a loan, pay it back when you can. I didn't do this, by the way. and marriages don't have to be expensive. Mine cost less than a grand. You could also go to the registry office and get it over and done with. No huge celebrations.
nesgirl wrote:Unless you count the animals, there is no such thing as loyalty. Sooner or later, that someone will eventually betray you. Which is why I will never trust partnership.
It really is a dog-eat-dog world. Animals are not as innocent as you may think. I could give you some real, seemingly inhumane instances in the animal kingdom.
nesgirl wrote:Oh and you've got to see this YouTube video, this asexual guy actually managed to succeed in getting himself neutered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99t8Jrwj-sI
I abhor mutilation. But each one to their own. If that makes him happy, so be it.
This brings me to the following news:
Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah (a political movement founded 65 years ago), appeared to have made amends with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Cairo recently. Abbas is Arafat's successor. Both men founded the organisation whose power declined since losing the elections to Hamas. After violent clashes, Fatah was driven out of the Gaza Strip.
It seems that Palestinians favour Islamic Hamas over the now secular Fatah who in 1993 recognised Israel's right to exist. Prior to this, Fatah led somewhat of a more ignoble existence in the days when Israeli civilians suffered with attacks from suicide bombers.
Perhaps you also need to recognise the sexual person's right to exist, nesgirl...
To also assume that Obama is "serving" a New World Order, or suggest some silly conspiracy theory, is simply wrong. But you got one thing right: the president is indeed just another populist neocon. And yes, America has turned into a flipping Christian nation by the looks of it.