Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christian Mingle Official Trailer - Reaction

OK here's what I'm thinking - a bunch of atheists, or just non-Christians in general, need to get together and make a parody of all these Christian propaganda movies and call it "Not Another Christian Movie." Who is with me on this?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Catching Up - Apple Is Totally Gay

So here's another bit of news where I'm a bit late to the party - Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that he is gay. Amazingly enough, fire and brimstone have not rained down on Apple's headquarters. God is really slipping on this, it's like he's not there. I find myself doing the same things today as I did before Tim Cook made the announcement, because his sexuality is no concern of mine. In fact the only time someone else's sexuality is of my concern is if I want to have sex with them. Which is probly why I get really weirded out when people, usually fundies, seem overly concerned with my sexuality.

That said, he could have kept this private, but I'm glad he didn't, he had good reason not to. In his own words - "I realize how much I've benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it's worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

I couldn't agree more.

As you might guess, conservative Christians are feeling massive butthurt over this. The Russians are so butthurt over it they tore down a monument to Steve Jobs. Tony Perkins is calling for a boycott with out actually saying the word boycott. Rather he did a write up about apps that advise you of the values of various companies so you can vote with your dollars. Bryan Fischer sent out a few whiny crybaby tweets. But were they from an iPhone, because that would be funny.

Have to admit I wish Christian conservatards like Fischer and Perkins would boycott Apple, along with MicroSoft, Google, Facebook and pretty much the whole rest of the internet. Not only would they be consistent, they would be less of a nuisance.

In case anyone is wondering, my opinion on Apple has not changed. Still last year's tech in next year's package being sold at a price that tells everyone you have more money than brains. I'm not running out to buy an i - anything. I can neither afford the price nor the reduction in entertainment and productivity. 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Catching Up - Brittany Maynard Will Not Be Donating To the 700 Club

I wanted to do a video about this before Brittany Maynard moved on, Unfortunately I did not have the time. About a week ago Pat Robertson talked about her on the 700 Club and that's what I wanted to respond to. Let's listen to what he had to say.

I understand the problem old Pat has here. You can't tithe if you are dead. You can't donate to the 700 Club if you are dead either. Faith healers, like Pat Robertson, can only take advantage of someone in this situation is they are not only alive but have an irrational level of hope. And if people get the idea that they can be in control of their own death, then they might get the idea that they can be in control of their own life.

Now that I have that off my chest, I'll be serious.

This reminds me of a friend I lost many years ago. He had cancer. He beat it once. Nay, he kicked it's ass once. But it came back, and it came back strong. Sadly, not much could be done this time. It was going to kill him. treatments would have given him 6 months. Maybe a year. But that time would have been nothing less than torture. He looked in to other solutions. Alternative medicine and such. In the end, he chose quality of life over quantity of life. Chose not to take any treatments. Chose to die at home, naturally. Chose to die just as he lived, on his own terms. Yeah, I miss him. I would never say he committed suicide. I would never say he gave up.

What I have read about Brittany Maynard is similar. She just got more media attention. I think that's what the idea of dying with dignity needs. It needs a human face and it needs a human story. Not some geezer who is out to swindle people out of their money mischaracterizing those who are forced to make a decision that I wish on no one.