Wow, it has been a while...
Well, it's been quite a while since I posted anything, but you know how it is. Summer job, Senior year of high school, not to mention the myriad other things that are keeping me busy. Just haven't had the time to come on here and post much of anything. But, that's gonna change now. I'm going to do my best to keep this thing regularly updated and continuosly full of my inane, probably boring rants. So bear with me, or you can stop reading, I don't care.
Let me start off with a little revelation I've had recently. Anybody who knows me knows that I'm pretty much a skeptic at heart. If it can't be proven through empirical evidence, then I ain't got time for it. For me, that goes for pretty much anything, but it mostly focuses on religion. I can go ahead and tell you that religion and I have never really gotten along at all. That's because much of it can't be proven, not even a lick of it. Most folks just believe that because it was written down a long time ago, that it's gotta be true. Around here, they're young when they get ahold of 'em, while their minds are still like clay. I've been through it, I even believed in it all once. Very second I got into science class, though, I knew I'd found my place. Seeing everything, the things I saw a lot like gravity and inertia, all proven scientifically, categorized, explained and comfortably put to rest, that made me really comfortable with the universe. I was only a kid, but I knew that science surely was doing something right.
So, I gave up on religion. I consider it an outmoded idea that is slowly dying under the dead weight of a supressed, brainwashed membership. To me, all religions have been about exclusion, just like on the playground as kids. Telling the other kids to piss off because you're part of something that they aren't. Only it goes further than that. Instead of making people go away, some religions like to come and try to pull you in, swell their ranks by adding your poor, uncertain butt to the mix. People will cling to any idea, so long as it gives pie-in-the-sky promises and tells you that everything's gonna be alright.
But how does that affect the real world? That's what I always wondered. Why were these fanatics working so hard for some happy fantasyland in th