Why do people pretend that religious violence isn’t happening? Why isn’t anything decisive done? The world needs to take a hard look at the Holy Books used by religion and take note of the violence within. I know a lot of you don’t believe strongly enough to read on… Continue reading
I would like people to post comments about evil things done to people and animals and who did them. People who are intentionally cruel or take advantage of other people in any way. People or companies who abuse the environment or get away with breaking laws that protect the environment or even hide behind the law. Bullies, animal abusers and whatever. Even suspected paranormal issues such as hauntings and curses. Whatever is wrong.
I had a nice 4×4 pickup stolen by a guy named Joby Boyd in Spanaway WA. I got it back after paying $500 to the impound yard it was towed to after it was recovered with Boyd driving. Boyd had been off-roading and had beat the truck mercilessly doing a lot of damage. Boyd was not charged though I asked to press charges. I was told I couldn’t recover any of the items stolen from inside the truck which he said didn’t exist, I wasn’t making great money then so the financial loss represented weeks of pay. I never met Joby Boyd, the police told me I could get arrested for confronting him. I never received any compensation.
I was living outside of Leesville LA. in a housing development, I hadn’t lived there long when one evening I heard a dog crying and I decided to investigate. Three houses away I found a buff cocker spaniel tied to the back porch of a house. Her coat was ragged and overgrown and must have been absolutely miserable in the Louisiana summer. There were bloody patches I could see from over 25 yards and even with the shaggy matted coat I could tell she was starving. Being an invincible 22 year old soldier I walked right into the people’s yard to take a look at the dog. There was no water or food out. The cocker spaniel wagged it’s tail and tried to come to me as I approached but was prevented by the rusty chain she was secured by. I knelt to pet her noting what I suspected was mange.
I debated about what to do. If I confront them about their dog maybe nothing would get better, maybe they would have her destroyed, if the authorities got involved she would also likely be put down due to the mange, I had lots of experience around animals and I knew vet bills can be expensive so the likelihood that anyone who let a dog get into the state this poor cocker spaniel was in would never spent the money to get her healthy again.
I took chain, dog and all. My wife named her Muffin. I can’t remember how much the vet cost but it doesn’t matter. I do remember my wife and I getting seriously poisoned by the early 1980s mange treatment but we recovered and so did Muffin. Muffin also turned out to be epileptic which had its own problems but we delt with everything fine. She apparently somehow had a romantic interlude with a neighbor’s spitz and gave birth to four pups all of which were eventually placed in good homes. She was with me for around five years…which was longer than the wife.
I never actually spoke to the people who had muffin originally. I did see them though but for some reason they never looked me in the eyes and if I ever knew their names I have long since forgotten. They should have payed for their neglect and cruelty but that nearly never happened in that time and definitely not in that place.
I would like comments about the evil that gets away or eludes justice, current or past.
A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.
History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.
But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.
Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.
If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must be scientifically verifiable and repeatable.
I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.
So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.
What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.
I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.
You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.
Jimmy Kimmel has again issued the ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ TouTube Challenge. For the most part what happens in these videos is the child is in the frame and is then told by an adult(questionable) that all the kid’s Halloween candy has been eaten. Then they capture the child’s response. The children are universally sad, some tantrum, some just cry, and who internalize the sorrow(sadly these last have become used to disappointment). I don’t understand how anyone can break a child’s heart and enjoy their reaction! This is a cruel streak in society that I quite frankly find appalling.
A further concern is the people making money on these videos and the PR and advertising exploiting these sad children for profit.
I fail to understand how anyone can say this is acceptable! Perhaps we should ask the children! Take down those cruelty vids YouTube!
Another sad thing is that Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ YouYube Challenge is at around 1.5 billion hits. I am ashamed of them.