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So, I think we all know that the economy is in a bad way right now. Sometimes it seems like all one can do is pray.

Pray to, uh... wait, what?

Lol. That's kind of epic.



^My take on this.
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I usually don't post about this sort of thing, but this really left me dumbfounded.

Myspace, now under new management, enacts its new discriminatory policies:

http://www.secularstudents.org/node/1933

Argh. What the hell is this country coming to!?

I checked, and my profile hasn't been deleted or anything; maybe it's only people active in the groups in question that got deleted. I don't know. All I know is that it's one more reason I'm keeping the fuck away from Myspace as much as I am physically and circumstantially able.

There MUST be some legal angle against all this. There HAS to be. It's just... surreal, to think that this sort of thing actually happens in modern America.
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So, Gaia Online has been tracking the development of its new evolving items through site-wide announcements of late. I was traipsing through the forums, when I come across a topic complaining about them, and I noticed that, in doing so, the person in question had made a not-so-subtle jab at one of my favorite book series, which Gaia has recently held a promotional event for.

"Way to be neutral, Gaia.
First its a movie/book quest in which the author subtly shoves his atheistic views in (yeah, in the end, he basically writes that his characters kill God. GG, Gaia. :| ), and now its evolution."
[cut for length and being on-topic.]

My response )
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God, this "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays" debate amuses me to no end. Seriously, if you actually care that much about the specific way somebody uses to wish you or others well, that's your problem. Heaven forbid people should be offended by the existence of other holiday celebrations.

Perhaps we should take a moment to reflect on what the season is really all about.

Perspective is everything, people!

Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays,

--Majutsukai
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Dear GOD, this makes me mad. I have to RANT. NOW.

This may make some people angry. If you're offended by dissenting views on religious philosophy, or are sensitive about your religious beliefs, do NOT follow this cut. It may be your worldview I'm clobbering.

EDIT: Fuck it. EVERYBODY needs to read this. Taken out of the cut.

From an article on why the church opposes homosexuality I stumbled upon just now:

"Homosexuals and lesbians seldom are happy people. Theirs is a relationship that is unnatural, one not bound by fidelity, trust, or loyalty, and one totally lacking in the meaningful family relationships that marriage offers. Homosexuality often espouses emotional problems because of the constant insecurity inherent in a relationship neither sanctioned by nor protected by the law.

Because there is no legal bond, homosexuality too often encourages, or at least permits, promiscuity."


Okay, first of all. WHO is it that's trying virulently to make sure no possibility for a legal bond exists? Jesus, the hypocrisy, it BURNS.

Second, what the hell is up with the holier than thou act? Just because they aren't currently capable of obtaining an official legal bond, or a "sanctioned" pairing according to your parameters, they have no capability of being true to eachother? Their relationship can only be a committed one if you recognize it as a valid relationship? And because, since it's not between a man and a woman, this love is "fake", and gays will just go off and have sex with whomever they feel like? I notice that religious condemnations of homosexuality NEVER acknowledge it as actual love; as if straight people are the ones that are qualified to make that judgement. GodDAMMIT.

And yes, if you haven't figured out by now, I don't see homosexuality as a bad thing. And I hate discrimination with a PASSION. If you have a problem with that, you can kindly shove it.

And about opposing homosexuality "because the Bible sez so"? Yeah, NO. The Bible is merely a convenient cover; people aren't brought up to believe that any relationship besides the typical male-female is, quote, "natural", so they naturally see it as disgusting, because they can't wrap their mind around how any affectionate emotional bond would stray from those "natural" guidelines. But when one hates something, one must defend one's reasons for hating it, so as not to have said hatred appear as baseless and illogical as it truly is. So what's the best way to defend opposing something that you dislike without pesky logic interfering? The Bible, of course.

If you still argue "The Bible sez so", I can gladly break out the Leviticus 11:10 and Romans 7:6 arguments. Though if the controversy is half as heated as it sounds, they should have been done to death already. Should have.

And PLEASE, don't get me started on this ridiculous idea that gays have this monolithic "agenda" that homophobes are always invoking to instill some kind of irrational fear into the average family person. Even if there was such a thing as "recruiting", the gay community as a whole isn't nearly organized enough to have anything resembling an agenda. I have, however, noticed some oddly agenda-like movements within organized religion in America against homosexuality. Just a thought.

So, in conclusion, Jesus would slap the shit out of you. Thank you for tuning in to today's edition of Majutsukai Rants™, and have a nice day. ^-^
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Political rant under the cut. Not for those easily offended by liberal opinions.

Repent America: The picture next to 'Holier than Thou' in the dictionary )

Whew. I don't do nearly enough of those. >.>

Anyways, I finally got a cellphone. ^^ Now I just wish I could get custom ringtones onto the thing, but it's not internet capable. -_-'

Blech, I spent the whole weekend doing homework. >< I'm not going to like my AP classes, I can already tell. I'm buried in stuff already, but if I miss anything it's really going to start piling up. -_-

Also, Megaman Next is up to 13 episodes, and we're thinking about getting hosting on Bob and George. ^^

Uh... Wow?

Apr. 7th, 2005 12:15 pm
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Amazingly enough, I have actually been able to breathe through my nose for most of the day today... I don't want to jinx it, but it actually seems like my cold will be gone in time for the SakuraCon field trip tomorrow. ^^

Yeah, today was a late start. Went to bed an hour later than usual, and got up two. Life... is good. ^^ So, naturally, here I am goofing off in second period, directly contrary to my screaming conscience. That means that I will probably be getting back to work soon.

By the way, I never mentioned that my creation myth was presented earlier this week. I use a passive verb form because, since I was unwilling to present it myself, Ms. King read it herself. Yeah, it may be difficult to understand if you're not a writer, but that kind of thing is hard for me... It was a piece that I came up with and wrote entirely as an out-of-school writing project, so a lot of the ideas in it are very personal... add to that the fact that it basically is, unintentionally, a bash on christian beliefs, when I'm 99.9% sure that a few of my Mythology classmates are christian, and I just couldn't do it. However, people seemed to like it, even though I have more than a few complaints about how she read it: She mispronounced the names of the two main deities, Sartenia and Arkelis, and she pretty much read it in the same almost-monotone that she reads the textbook myths in. And also, when she read the part about Arkelis "laugh[ing] nervously", she let out a very loud, not to mention decidedly un-nervous sounding, laugh, that induced me to wince a little. Such an act had no precedent or follow up, fortunately.

So, yeah. I've got some code documentation to be done by the end of the period, since I can't turn it in tomorrow while at SakuraCon. Out!

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