Sunday, 20 February 2011

The BIG Questions 20th Feb 2011

The BIG Questions is a program on BBC on Sunday's, here is my take on the questions.

Do old people live beyond our means?

Our care system is probably one that uses the most government money out of all major western countries to provide to young and old alike, some people were suggesting that death is an inevitability and we all die, yes that is true, however if you can have the chance to survive, then you surly take it? We don't want die at 30, 250 years ago that was considered old age, as not many people made it due to conditions, if we were handed that card today of 30, but we had the chance to live longer we would take it. The NHS probably gives us the most debt (or at least near the top) and it should stay in place.
I think one problem with our society is we have no culture of old people, we probably have a very small and meaningless culture, I imagine in the middle east, Asia and Africa, they have always lived to a very old age, because the family's are together, kept active, wise and healthy, elders are respected, the oldest person in the family tends to have the final say. However in our society we are divided and live superficial lives where everything has value, we leave our birthplace and move on to better things, our lives and surroundings are built by man, and therefore have to be maintained by man, in more traditional societies, life is governed by natural occurrence, the families stay happy together and active till the day they die, our western world offers not a patch on there humane society.

Do sex offenders deserve a second chance?

A valid point mentioned was about Mistakes, if a person genuinely makes a mistake, does that mean they deserve a second chance? Some peoples actions to them aren't considered a mistake, and this is where you have to make a valid argument for their rights,

2 people get drunk and something happens, if a woman turns round and says rape even though it was pretty much just drunk consent then the person shouldn't be on the register unless violence or previous acts are on the table.

Someone mentioned urinating in public and a child saw, the parents complained an he became on the sex register, however... Indecent exposure? What happened to decent exposure? Why can a person streak and only get a fine, but you do something natural in nature and you become on the sex offenders list? Is that fair? Most parents happily walk around their children naked at home, is that right? If it is then seeing other people in the nude is surely the same? We all (roughly) have the same body and parts, so it makes it no more right or wrong in the context of seeing it.

I'm all up for people making mistakes and getting forgiveness, because we all make mistakes, we should all pay for them as well, however there is a difference between a subconscious mistake and a conscious mistake, we just need to think about what we intend.

Would Jesus be Catholic?

An unusual question, I guess sunday morning viewing will always be like this, (FYI Sunday is the day of rest because we're nackered not because it's 'gods' day - on another note why did I used to get shouted at for writing god with a lower case g...? Anyway)

If Jesus existed, which he doesn't, I don't think he would know where to pledge his allegiance, what with all the religions out there claiming their own gods and messiahs, as far as I knew Jesus was a Jew? He was born in the middle east so he certainly wasn't Christian and certainly not White.

I think with all the confusion over all the religions and dissected other forms of those religions, I can say with almost 100% certainty that Jesus would be an Atheist because it's far easier and less confusing than the alternative.

Have an answer or opinion? Go for it on the comments bellow, please try and use your head and logic.

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