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.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Evolution Exposed - Deconstructing False Science

I've started reading the Old Testament, I'm not too far through Genesis, as I'm reading it bit by bit. I was looking for information about Genesis on the web and came across this page;

I got as far as this paragraph before I stopped reading;

"Throughout this article series, we have demonstrated that evolutionary processes could not account for the universe, that it is impossible for life to come from non-life, and the theory violates fundamental laws of science! No amount of arguments, hypothesis or suppositions matters. Evolution has no foundation! Nothing can change these facts. The case is closed."

After reading this I scrolled to the bottom where I could send an Email to the author/site of the post.

This is what I wrote:

"I gave up reading this after your statement 'Evolution has no foundation'
Evolution is the act of something slowly forming into another being, that is more useful and likely to survive its habitat. A single cell organism isn't complex, if plants can grow and evolve and change, then this is the perfect example, with life comes life, the Earth grew and so did the single cell organisms, we know this is true because a seed can create a whole tree, based on its environments.
I've started reading The Old Testament, and it states Adam was created, and from his rib Eve, they begat Cain, then Abel, Abel works hard, Cain Slew him, Then Cain gets married and has children.
I'm sorry but there are only 3 people in existence Adam, Eve, and Cain, where has this other woman come from? maybe if I keep reading as I've just gotten to Genesis 6, but it's a major hole, that if it does get eventually filled in, its because the people who wrote it went back and corrected it in a later book or chapter. We know that incest can cause disability and stillborn children, so it is not logical that the whole Earth's population is created from 2 single people."

I don't expect a response, as it was about 4 days ago. The only thing that i would probably change about it is the fact that after reading what I originally wrote, Noah had 3 children and their 3 wives accompanied them on the ark, so everyone in the world were killed, except Noah, his Wife, and their 3 children and their wives, so the earth is populated by 3 couples, APPARENTLY.
I think my message wasn't the most influential response or piece of literature, but It makes a point, I just wonder if I get a valid response to prove me incorrect... Otherwise we will assume I am correct.

[EDIT] After working out the Genesis time line, it turns out the great flood was more like 1444bc, so, yeah... aparently only 3 sets of couples populated the earth from this date onwards, truly remarkable propaganda.

The Trouble with The Venus Project

When I first watched the Zeitgeist videos I felt they were films everyone I knew must watch, I felt that the world was full of lies and everyone was a capitalist drone working to take the last bit of money and dignity that I had left... on some levels this is true, but after the third Zeitgeist film my opinions have changed, and after some serious thinking I've completely dismissed the majority of what Zeitgeist has told me.

I had a lot of Respect for Jaques Fresco, he's about 95 and is trying to get the planet in the right direction (What is considered right in his context), with his futuristic idea of a Resource Based economy, originally I thought this would work, you get rid of money and everything that's needed is given to you for free based on the world sharing and having enough resources.

But the main issue i have with the Venus Project is its impractical, they say get rid of Money, Classes, Jobs and Capitalist creations in general... however, if their is no money and all jobs are automated, where am i going to get the little things that are important to me, hand built items that are specific to my requirements built to a skill i cannot recreate... for example, a guitar, now maybe with technology and 3D printing i could do this, but thats not the point, why would people learn these skills then not be able to use them, if someone did have the skill, why would they do it for me for free? I would essentially 'Owe' them one, I would be in their debt, so why not just pay them with currency...

Without jobs we wouldn't have a purpose, without money we wouldn't be able to buy the trinkets we enjoy, in a world without money my Artwork would be seen as meaningless, my illustration wouldn't be used for advertising, I wouldn't want to just give away the stuff that I did make, and If there's no money there's no value to art, a Leonardo Da Vinci would have the same worth as a tatty 3rd rate contemporary piece of installation that know-one can quite understand the meaning of.

Without purpose we would eventually live in Equilibrium, everyone is equal, everything is free... but life would be... dull, if the world was perfect we would create chaos to have fun, be free, simply because we have the need to fulfill our urges, our potential, our gains earned by working hard.

I'm not saying the world is perfect, its not. But its full of potential, experiences, ups and downs, and things to learn, it wold be inhumane take that away from us.

'There's nothing worth having if everything is worthless'
- Stuart Herrington (ME)