Archive for category Philosophy
Russell Brand on voting
My source: quakerattled
Reading on BBC News…
“But we are warriors in facing adversity and with faith in God, in Christ the Redeemer, and with this immense love from the Venezuelan people… we will prevail.”- Hugo Chavez in respect of his accusation, OAS – “a tool the US uses against us”.
Do the Americans not pray to the same God?
Will they not also ‘prevail’?
The absurdities of religion and politics!
Catholic leader calls government’s gay marriage plans ‘madness’
Cardinal Keith O’Brien accuses coalition of trying to ‘redefine reality’ with plans to legalise gay marriage
A Catholic church leader has called the government’s plans for gay marriage “madness” and a “grotesque subversion of a universally accepted human right”.
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the leader of the Catholic church in Scotland, also accused the coalition of trying to “redefine reality”.
In an article for the Sunday Telegraph, he says the prime minister is a “passionate” advocate of the change and told his party two years ago he supported gay marriage “because I am a Conservative”.
O’Brien wrote: “Since all the legal rights of marriage are already available to homosexual couples, it is clear that this proposal is not about rights, but rather is an attempt to redefine marriage for the whole of society at the behest of a small minority of activists.
“Same-sex marriage would eliminate entirely in law the basic idea of a mother and a father for every child. It would create a society which deliberately chooses to deprive a child of either a mother or a father.
“Other dangers exist. If marriage can be redefined so that it no longer means a man and a woman but two men or two women, why stop there? Why not allow three men or a woman and two men to constitute a marriage, if they pledge their fidelity to one another?”
Source: The Guardian Read more
The church exists to control people through fear. As we progress from the Dark Ages, the church knows that it is losing its grip and it is the church who fears.
Marriage was invented by the church, supposedly at the behest of God. We have been brainwashed by the church for centuries where we have come to believe that marriage is the only way and if we consider any variation we are condemned to fire and brimstone for an eternity.
Marriage as defined by the church goes against nature’s instincts, in fact it is an abomination in the sight of Mother Nature.
When I look at the church’s track record, inquisitions, genocide, wars, etc I am appalled that people can simply say “It is the will of God.” What a bunch of sanctimonious arseholes?
This vitriolic attack by a leader of the people shows how outdated the church is, and it is high time for it to be brought, screaming if necessary, into the 21st Century. Reality needs to be redefined.
Christian Pastor Calls For Starbucks Boycott Over Gay Marriage Support
“Christians are upset with Starbucks for turning against God…Starbucks can follow Satan if they want to,” Steven Andrew, and evangelical pastor and president of the USA Christian Ministries in California, said in a statement.
Source: Huffington Post Read more
Good, the damned bigots won’t be missed!
These evangelical bastards think they have all the answers. It’s about time they pulled their heads out of their sanctimonious arseholes and looked around at the real world.
As for being a ‘Christian’ pastor, he’s about as unChristian as they come. Doesn’t the church teach tolerance?
Uninformed individuals are vital for achieving a democratic consensus, according to a study in the journal Science.
The researchers say that they dilute the influence of minority factions who would otherwise dominate everyone else.
This is because they tend to side with and embolden the numerical majority.
The findings challenge the commonly held idea that an outspoken minority can manipulate uncommitted voters.
“We show that when the uninformed participate, the group can come to a majority decision even in the face of a powerful minority,” said lead author Iain Couzin, from Princeton University.
“They prevent deadlock and fragmentation because the strength of an opinion no longer matters – it comes down to numbers. You can imagine this being a good or bad thing.
“Either way, a certain number of uninformed individuals keep that minority from dictating or complicating the behaviour of the group.”
But the effect has its limits. The team found that if the number of uninformed becomes too high, a group ceases to function coherently, with neither the majority nor the minority taking the lead.
“Eventually, noise dominates because there just aren’t enough informed individuals to guide the group,” said Dr Couzin.
Source: BBC News Read more