Date: August 30, 2015
“Published on Aug 18, 2014
The more scientifically literate, intellectually honest and objectively skeptical a person is, the more likely they are to disbelieve in anything supernatural, including god. This film is a compilation of some of the best examples of such individuals, and their thoughts on the divine. All the speakers featured are elite academics and professors at top institutions, some of whom are also Nobel Laureates.
This is part of a “Speaking About God” series by J Pararajasingham. You can see the other videos in the series here: Link“
Highly thought provoking…and so, so, so many pieces of insight, which could be commented on here. This is worth watching.
Speaking About God Playlist:
Date: April 17, 2015
I haven’t really written or talked about it a whole lot, but this issue has increasingly been on my mind…Mostly because, as Christina points out, it has become a tool for imposing hostility against open thought and expression.
…It’s even been used against me, amidst an effort to smear my character…
It’s probably a little known fact, that over a decade and a half ago…I went through a phase where I was writing short masturbation stories…They were mostly in the vein of reflective, young homoerotic stories…the kind you might have found in gay magazines, years ago.
I would not call myself great at this endeavor…but it was fun…it served an important need…and I was offering something that was useful, to people who lacked other outlets. It was a gift to the wider community, to help them cope…to ease and enhance their life, a bit.
They mostly existed in a singular collection…a series, which added up the narration of an over the top sex romp, between three boys…Nothing about this was meant to be taken seriously…It was submitted and published on two websites, specializing in just exactly this thing…masturbation stories…It was all buried several layers deep, on a website that forced you to knowingly self elect to see it…You’d have to go hunting around for this specific type of story, and stumble upon it…It wasn’t something that would just show up in a search engine.
…You can imagine my amusement, when something like a decade later…some bozos [at Perverted Justice] decided to publish a direct link to this story, on a webpage which was supposedly an expose of me…accompanied by a “trigger” warning…As in, they expected that some percentage of people would spaz out, should they click the link and encounter my rather lighthearted and amusing story.
…It is just plain nuts, the degree to which this “trigger” superstition has been taken…I know some people are sensitive…but good grief!…Honestly?…That is just outright stupid.
It has become even more incredulous…because after Perverted Justice dropped the website, and quietly distanced itself from what it had done…one of the idiots behind creating it, spent years getting kicked off of numerous hosts [for terms of service violations, because the website is online harassment, stalking and making tangible terrorist threats against people…and it’s an outright smear campaign of the worst sort]…all along, publishing a link to my story with a “trigger” warning…
…Today is the first time I’ve even acknowledged my porn writing past, in many years…I’ve not linked to that story on a public website, ever [it was against the rules of the websites to do so, anyway…They wanted every visitor to read and agree to the terms of service, which included acknowledgement that they willfully intended to access such content]. I only shared it for a short window of time, through private and personal venues [like IRC chat]…So, it’s a trivial piece of my deep past…which I am proud of, for the record…I hope my creativity served many people well…
…But for all this time I’ve not even acknowledged the existence of these stories…that deranged bozo has been, I believe, the singular and most prominent advertiser and promoter of my porn stories…all the while being “so concerned” about the possibility of “traumatizing” people, by exposing them to my stories.
Of course…this person was just trying to rile up narrow minded people, who are already prone to become outraged at anything even remotely taboo…but this experience has always stuck with me, and made me realize just how watered down, crazy and meaningless the term “[mental] triggers” has become.
I don’t see the concept of “triggers” as being entirely invalid, because people can associate all sorts of things with a deep, personal trauma…But people have gone absolutely crazy, pro-actively associating this term with all manner of things.
Is my silly, whimsical story, about happy, enthusiastic boys having lots of happy sex, really going to “trigger” anyone into anything at all [other than arousal and orgasm]?
People who are that hyper sensitive, simply need to not seek such content out…Problem solved…
…though not in a world, where we have bozo’s who go out of their way to create problems.
There is a ton of problems with the concept of “triggers”, especially as it is being used today.
Date: February 16, 2015
Date: December 07, 2014
This thread is in response, to what appears to be a young gay activist writer, who has taken it upon himself to tell the rest of us [who he deems not to be sexual minorities], that we cannot use the term “coming out” when speaking of our own…well…our own coming out.
…In fact, this statement covers my reasons [most of them] for identifying this type of behavior as “hate speech”.
…If the socially privileged perverts are going to be hypocrites, then this needs to have an enormous spotlight glaring down on it.
The guy who wrote this goes by the name halfwrite, halfwrite89 and “Callum Hunter” [Not sure if that last one is a creative pseudonym, or legal name]…The version I was made aware of, appears on his personal blog [http://writeitquick.wordpress.com/]…Not sure how long he’s been writing, but he’s not been blogging there long.
My take is…he appears to be a mid-twentysomething who is gay or bisexual, and who has been brought up in the whitewashed, politically correct, sanitized and carefully packaged “LGBT rights” world…Hence, the painfully obvious sense of self entitlement, when it comes to being territorial about words and phrases…and the lack of hesitation or qualm, in dehumanizing other minorities.
…And what Callum did here, is in fact dehumanization…It is dehumanizing propaganda, implying that we are beneath people like him, and that we have no right to stand or behave on equal footing with people like him.
I would recognize this as clear hate speech…because it is the very thing.
The danger posed by people doing this sort of thing…is that they have the potential of steering large and powerful social groups, towards hyperbole hysterics…stripping whomever they’ve demonized, of any manner of human rights.
In this specific case…creating a conflict over the use of “coming out”, when no true conflict even exists [this is something Collum has made up and thrown out there, possibly because he is trying to lite a fire under his freelance writing career?], is an act of defying our human rights to self identity…as well as to self determination, and ability to communicate.
His implication that we should be banned from “coming out” in preference for “revealing ourselves” [Doesn’t that just sound like “something sinister has been exposed”?], is extreme condescension.
I’ll throw out the title of the post I am planning to write [or record vocally, maybe] for my blog…and just inform Collum right here, that “Coming Out” is a Human Experience…There is nothing about it, which was ever reserved for the LGBT community…Heck, Atheists have been using the term for years.
In fact…”coming out” is every bit as deeply engrained in our culture, as Child Lovers and Teen Lovers, as it is in the LGBT culture…The only real difference here, is that the LGBT culture stands in a place of far greater privilege than we do…and they have gotten away with incorporating the term “coming out” into their own integration strategy [ie: “coming out day”].
…But we have been using the term “coming out”, as far back as I can recall…And frankly, Collum is extremely late to this issue, which he looks to be trying to pick a fight over…
…Or, maybe he is just this naïve, and I have no right to read all of this into his intent?
I’ve been bemoaning for years, the way politically correct LGBT groups have been sterilizing their own past, and grooming sexual minority kids towards this dangerously unaware, uncritical and self entitled outlook on not just life…but on themselves as a group…
…Paired with the monstrosity the LGBT cursed this world with, of mindless chanting retorts, yelling so loud as to drown out everyone else, general bullying, and just doing everything within their power to manipulate and damage people of differing viewpoints [ie: lots of garbage, I believe was heavily influenced by “the jerry springer show”]…and turning this noxious behavior into the norm, when what we really need in this world will never be possible, because of that type of behavior…
…I can see clearly, that the LGBT movement has done a tremendous amount of damage, to the only world I have to live in…And I am very displeased.
The LGBT as a group is an oxymoron…It’s a group self purported to fight hate, discrimination and misunderstanding…while simultaneously pumping out drones who produce hate, discrimination and misunderstanding…and they do nothing to correct this.
I do not equate individual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people with the LGBT movement…I treat them the same, as I would treat any other human being, be they “normal”, Child Lover, Teen Lover…whatever…Which is why I am very supportive of individual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered rights…
…But LGBT seriously needs to crash and burn, in a blazing death.
Date: September 09, 2014
A lot of times, I’ve felt like…what happens to BLs and GLs, is akin to the bullied kid in school getting blamed for it, when he “took the wrong path to class”, and got beat up for crossing paths with the school bullies.
It’s a stacked deck…the dice are loaded…fairness has nothing to do with it.
This culture does not value equally, all who get bullied within it…and that is one core factor, which needs to be changed.
When it comes to needs…this may be the impossible question…What need is greater?…Who’s need is greater?…When is it greater?…How is it greater?…
…Who makes this decision?…and will it hold true, through all time and circumstance?
I’ve spent years, wrestling with Infinity Extreme’s exact same questions…And that thread did catch my attention…I just haven’t really responded…until now, I suppose.
It’s kind of a “Steve-D-ism”, anymore…when I talk about how much I hate the very idea…that I am one day going to be on my death bed [or in some state of dying], reflecting back on my life…and knowing that I have been forced to live a diminished and demeaned existence in this world…That I never really had a chance to do, what I consider to be living a life and being happy…That normalcy for me, has always been held out of reach…and this has caused a lot of other things, to fall out of balance…become harder…or impossible.
The last thing I want, is to be an angry person…but I do not believe their is any more severe way to crush a person…than to take away fulfillment, purpose and joy in their life…To make them fear not only what they are…but fear all consequence, for what they might do…To put them at perpetual war, with their own biological and psychological needs…
…You can’t really fight what exists under your own skin, and in your own psyche…Not something like this…You are condemning yourself, if you do…You are admitting that you “are not worth” a happy and content life, like anybody else.
I don’t give in to that…instead, looking at what has been ripped away and extracted from my being [and that of all of us]…as a debt owed to our kind, by those who perpetuate this social policy.
They will never be able to make restitution to us, because what they have done is so severe, nothing can honestly make up for it…and many of them will never conceive, of the true depths of what they have done…
Cold, ugly truth…we will never actually collect on this debt…all we can do, is extract it socially, in ways we know how…
…They can have my sex life…all of it…I’ve abandoned it, as a casualty of this war…walking away, as it all went up in flames…
…I even give them the grace and forgiveness, they do not even deserve…the grace and forgiveness which they’ve denied to me, for merely being born into their narrow, cold and cruel world.
…What I will retain, is a constant vigilance…a constant presence…and a constant face…which does not allow them to forget, that they are not better than me…that they have done monstrous things, in their own right…that they, also, have vast fields in their own lives, where they can become a better human being.
This “trade off” is infinitely unfair…It is crumbs for gold…
…But I also realize that trying to extract what has been denied to me, will always inflict an extra cost and injury.
…I likely could not live with the stress, in the aftermath of a sexual encounter or relationship, that comes natural to me…caught or not…exposed or not…
…This is one part of the psychological injury, which has long ago been inflicted upon me…It is what paralyzes me, and makes me shun so many things in life…
…I’m sure many [on BoyChat] can identify with that.