Thursday, 30 June 2011

Piracy, of the electronic variety

Computer piracy is an iffy subject at best, with lots of people having one of two views, that it's right, or that it's wrong. Which really are about the only views you could have.

As an aspiring artist myself, musician that is, I can't draw at all, then again right now I can't really play, I would like to think that if I did become well known, I would have a slightly relaxed attitude towards piracy, I'd be feeling too good that people wanted to hear my message, and that they were listening to me, which is the same way I feel about this blog, and advertising. I'm just trying to get my opinion out really, doesn't matter to me if I make money or not, sure, I would appreciate some cash, but some things are more important than money.

I also like one idea I've heard that I also like to repeat, although some people say it's just an excuse to "justify it" but piracy is not theft. If you steal something, you take something away from someone, they don't have it anymore, whereas if you pirate it, you merely make a copy of it, they still have it. If anything piracy is useful in that it creates more copies of your work, allowing for even MORE people to get your message.

I would like to believe that is the attitude I would take towards piracy were it happening to me, but only time will tell. Maybe people will never have the chance to pirate from me. Also don't forget, that if you can afford something, and you like it, then please, do buy it, and help support your favorite artists, be it music, art, comics, manga, movies, TV, whatever you're in to. Supporting an artist allows them to further develop their work, and keep on going.

Also remember, I'm not encouraging, or trying to endorse, piracy, I'm just getting my opinion on it out, and getting my two cents out. Although I only have a 1 dollar bill.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Education, Education, Education.

The subject of tuition fees is an old one, but one I cannot do a rant on current education reforms and not do. I don't like tuition fees, and I think they shouldn't exist at all. They are relatively new, brought in by our great God Tony Blair before he reascended to Valhalla after doing battle with The Sun. Kudos if you get the joke. Still, these things are young, and they need to be stopped now people, now.

Education should be free to all those that want it, even at university level, maybe even more so there. Sure, maybe have a contingency plan where you have to pay if you don't succeed, it'll give extra incentive to make people want to do good, and I am aware that education probably isn't cheap, but education is necessary, in whatever form, and we are constantly learning. 

Improving a persons education should be seen as an investment in theirs, and everyone's, futures. The more educated a person is, the more likely they are to get a better paid job, become more successful, and pay in more taxes, rather than being paid by the taxes, not that I have anything against people on benefits, some people genuinely need them, you can't judge them all just because of the actions of a few layabouts, much as most people like to. Sure, there's a chance the smarter you are, and the more money you make, the easier it is for you to avoid tax, but that's an issue for the government, who I think should be harsher about all that stuff anyway.I read that a company, I can't remember specifically which, was avoiding 6 billion in taxes, when that is our deficit, if you go to them, and make them pay that, bam, deficit sorted. Even if that is just a pipe dream, and the deficit is more than that, or whatever, there is more than one company avoiding tax, collect it, and swim in it.

Back to the original point that caused me to want to write. I was checking out the news today, and one thing I read is that the Government IS planning more education reform, but sadly once again, one students do not want. This is a direct excerpt from the BBC News website, which is where I learnt about this story, for more on it, go there! 

"Students reacted angrily, with the president of the National Union of Students, Aaron Porter, warning that many students would face "complete market chaos and real uncertainty about their universities and courses".
The president of Oxford University Student Union, David Barclay, said : "Dressing up the White Paper with the language of student choice is like putting lipstick on a pig... Education is not a commodity to be bought and sold.""
And you know something folks? I agree totally. Education is NOT a commodity, it's not a business, it's not something you can buy or sell, it's a RIGHT. A GOD DAMN RIGHT. You cannot say that you want these places to act like businesses, one of the worst things I read on that article was that all universities are in the private sector, they should be in the public sector. Universities are a form of education, and like all education, should be free and easily accessible. 
Personally I'm looking forward to more student strikes, and or riots, it'll be good because it seems the strike planned for this Thursday might not go ahead after all, but I do think, if there was one, both about this and on Thursday, it would be entirely justifiable, and it'll probably get ugly. 

Sunday, 26 June 2011

I don't think so Tim

Well, I thought about it in my Fresh Prince post, and I thought "Why not?" I'm actually writing this just after the Fresh Prince one, with this set to auto update on it's own in a week or so, I already have a lot of upcoming blogs set to do that, so maybe this can be a fun one that breaks through all the seriousness I'm about to go through.

Let's actually see how much of this show I can remember, I watched almost all of it a few years back, but even back when I was living with my mum when I was about 14 or 15, I used to get up at 6am and watch it on ABC, back when it was on freeview, I really miss that channel, they had some good stuff, but nothing better than Home Improvement.

It's a shame that Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor never really succeeded in his crazy schemes of, well, home improvement, because usually he was actually pretty clever about what he was going to do. Poor Al usually always being dragged into his schemes, and getting hurt in the process, although usually he was smart enough to get out early, giving his wonderful catchphrase of "I don't think so Tim". I really loved his grand schemes as well, I really want a Mans Bedroom, and the Mans Kitchen. I really, really do.

The kids were actually quite kiddish. If you get 3 boys, they will turn out like those three...not sure if that's a good or bad thing, I'm still not sure whether I want girls or boys if I have kids, I get on better with girls, but I'd probably find boys easier to deal with.

It was pretty sad when Randy left, he was one of the shows main sources of laughter, but also of everything the show was about, improvement, and dealing with what you have. The show lost some of it's laughter and charm when it lost him, but it was still good. It wasn't as bad an impact as the original Vivian left when she left Fresh Prince. But I really did like Randy.

I even didn't mind it so much when Mark went emo. I want to make it clear, he went emo, not goth. They might have been going for goth but they got emo. Maybe that's why I can laugh about it, I see myself as more of a goth than an emo, though I like to see myself as nothing anyway. Not nothing, but no social clique like that. The extremeness of it, and often absurdity, it just ended up being quite fun, especially his friend. Damn I loved that guy.

And who could forget Wilson, wonderful, wonderful, Wilson. He was one of the things that made the show absolutely amazingly wonderful and amazing. He was always there to help a friend in need, usually Tim but sometimes the others to, and he said the most wonderful things. I learnt an awful lot of life lessons just by watching this show, and listening to Wilson.

This show really did have a lot for everyone, and at just over 200 episodes, there's just about enough of it. Although I will admit that I still haven't watched the last ever episode. I could just never bring myself to do it. I'm not the only one that's felt like that either, there's someone who still hasn't read the last comic in a series because he just doesn't want it to end.

Home Improvement really is a barrel of laughs, love, and life, and that's really a barrel I'd like to open.

Don't think I forgot about the tool girls by the way, it's just that really, I couldn't think of where to put them, and what to say about them, other than that I preferred Heidi to Lisa, but that might just be that Debbie Dunning seemed to be a better actress to Pamela. Lisa had her moments, but Heidi seemed to have more, plus how Brad got around her was kind of creepy sometimes. But hey, that's teenage boys for you.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Games and Music (This ones a long one)

Anyone who knows me will tell you that two things I like most are games and music. One thing that majorly annoys me is the misconception that games and music cause bad behaviour, I might end up ranting quite a lot in this one, but it is something I feel strongly about. I’ll try to split it in to the two separate parts of music and games, but I make no promises I can’t keep.

Games have been a major part of my life since I was very, very small. I’m probably the reason that games have a 3+ rating, although knowing me I possibly broke that as well. I was even playing games at Nursery, they helped me learn the alphabet with a game that was basically Space Invaders, except you shoot a letter and it tells you what it was, allowing you to recognize and name letters. Ever since I was a kid I have loved games, and they have helped me through a lot of tough times. I do have to bring up things that games have been blamed for, one such thing is the case of Brandon Crisp. Brandon Crisp was a kid who was banned from playing computer games, and then he ran away from home, and froze to death, and of course, the games were blamed. His parents are to blame and so is he. He should have at the very least tried to find some warmth, and his parents should have got him back into the house, as he was actually just outside the house. Not to mention all the people who say that games cause violence. Games haven’t made me violent, if anything they suppress my violent tendencies by giving me an outlet that doesn’t hurt anyone. If someone is violent after playing a game, the game did, at the most, bring out what was already there. The game is NOT to blame. One argument I absolutely love is that kids would mimic good games as well. I think it was the CEO of Nintendo who said that if games influenced kids, he would be running around his room trying to eat dots because he’d be copying Pacman. I’ve also read stories about games helping children heal and get better by providing them with a distraction so their bodies can focus on healing, and even fast paced games like Sonic being used to help increase a kids reflexes. In closing, on games at least, they are not a negative influence, I’ve played every single Grand Theft Auto game there is, except the additions to IV, and I’m yet to drag a prostitute into a back alley and murder her, like Fox News claims I have.

About the only thing that’s been in my life as long as games, and as important to me for so long, is music. I like music of almost any variety, even some rap if I’m honest, and while they can influence us and teach us words, they can also do a whole lot of good, and, once again, will only usually bring about what was already there. One band I like is H.I.M, if you don’t know who they are, they make very depressing music about love and death, like Funeral of Hearts, and Join Me In Death. But these songs aren’t making me suicidal, anyone who knows me, I’m not suicidal, seriously, and bands like HIM are one of the reasons why. I believe that sadness creates true artistic beauty. I also like Insane Clown Posse, which, despite their image, spread many, many, many good messages. If you can get past the image, and the violent lyrics, I recommend them, there’s even beautiful messages in the violent lyrics. I do have a strange mix of tastes, to like both Iron Maiden and Bryan Adams. Heavy Metal and dance music. Although I still do love to say that rap has a silent c, and that the stuff in the charts these days barely class as music, but hey, I am getting old. Despite my cuteness.
In closing, when you think that games and music are influencing people, remember, they can influence positively as well, they’ve really saved me, and sometimes, it’s nothing to do with them, it’s a problem with the person, or their upbringing.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

My age

I've mentioned before somewhere, that I don't really want to disclose my age, mostly because I find it's more fun for people to guess it, I'm interested in what they think. I've also said that my age seems to vary between 13 and 25, mostly because I still have quite the babyish face. Someone at my work actually told me she thought I was in my mid-20's because of the way I carried myself, but normally it is the people online who think I'm older, because of my language, and my experience, and even my "wisdom". I want to make it clear folks, there's a difference between wisdom and intelligence, although people seem to think I'm quite smart too. If you happen to know how old I actually am, please DON'T leave a comment saying, if I'm not going to say it, then others shouldn't either. Let me have some small semblance of fun. Not that I'm really expecting commenters, but this post is designed to update automatically as some kind of midweek little rant, so maybe by then things will have picked up a know, in the week it'll have been.

Monday, 20 June 2011

In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days...

That's right folks, I'm going to talk about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, just a day after talking about Kenan and Kel. I wonder what's next, Super Nintendo's and Mega Drives? Well that might not be so bad, but I do have a huge rant about games coming up later this week, look forward to it, it's long and full of rage, sounds great already don't it? Or possibly Home Improvement...which I'll probably do if I can think up enough to say about it.

Back to Bel Air, I hadn't really thought about writing about this, and certainly not so soon after already blogging. I get sad when I don't get many views when I don't update, but hey, I'm not updating, I shouldn't be getting all that many views. Cripes I went off topic again, to try and get back on it one more time, I was trying to avoid going to sleep as usual, when I came across an article that said that Tatyana M. Ali, the girl who played the delightful at first, angsty at the end, Ashley, had said that the cast, including Will, had talked about a reunion.

MSN, the people who wrote the report of this, seemed quite happy about a reunion, and while I loved Fresh Prince, even if it did take me quite some time to watch it, I didn't get around to watching all of it until someone got me the first season on DVD as a present a few years back, I think it's just been too long to have a reunion. Then again there was a pretty good Allo Allo reunion wayyyyyyyyyyy after the show was done. It still just wouldn't feel all that right though.

I do feel like writing about Fresh Prince now that I have my views on a reunion out the way. It was seriously fun, even if it was sometimes seriously serious. It was able to have heart breaking moments that you still loved, even though it was meant to be a comedy show, because it just felt right, it belonged, and if it didn't take itself seriously, you'd probably just stop liking it. Which is exactly what happened in the shows fourth season and beyond.

During the third season, Vivian, Will's aunt, falls pregnant, and the actress that played her was replaced, because well it was actually the actress that was pregnant lol, and I think that was a breach of her contract or something, but she was falling out with Will anyway. The real Will...see this is why it's confusing as well as simple to give your character the same name as you. The fourth series and beyond was like an entirely seperate show. They still had serious moments sure, if anything, it got even more serious, but that wasn't the only problem, it also got more comically weird. There was unfunny comedy where there should have been none in the first place. It was still a good show, and I still watched all of it, but sometimes it felt like a chore. I wonder how long the show would have lasted if they had kept the original Vivian, the original style, and there had been no Nicky, but who knows, maybe it would have lasted less.

Fresh Prince is always a lot of fun though, who doesn't remember Jazzy Jeff getting thrown out the house all the time, his poor unrequited love of Hilary (she doesn't know what she's turning away), Carlton's amazingly amazing dance (I don't care what people say, that dance was great), and of course, Geoffrey. If I get rich enough to have a butler, damn I want one as kick ass as him. It's probably weird that another moment that sticks in my head is when Carlton and Will find themselves performing a strip tease, and their dancing competition.

Fresh Prince had a lot of good moments, even after it started going, in my opinion at least, a bit downhill. It's made me laugh, made me want to cry, and Carlton makes me want to dance. Even people who were good at dancing would throw it all away to do the Carlton dance, but no one could do it like him, because his secret was that he was an amazing dancer.

In short, Fresh Prince = good, a reunion = doesn't seem like such a good idea.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Who loves Orange Soda?

I took a walk on the childish side today and found myself watching some old TV shows from when I was younger. One such thing was Kenan and Kel...alright it was the only thing, but I do intend to watch more of them. Kenan and Kel and more shows.

I really do love this show. I did when I was younger, and I still admire it now. It's always good when a show can stand up to the test of time, and you don't need nostalgia goggles to watch it.

Every time I see some Orange Soda (Orangeade to all my fellow non-Americans) I still think "Who loves Orange Soda? Kel loves Orange Soda, yes I doooo-oooooooooooooo!" Not much can beat the whacky antics of whacky people like these guys.

The first episode of the series, and thus the first I watched was where Kenan tries to sue a Tuna company for 10 million after finding a screw in a tin of it, and I'm writing while half way through the episode, so even if I didn't hate spoilers, I still wouldn't be able to spoilt it for the good folks at home.

It's taking a lot out of me to not complain about the state of kids shows these days, but it really is the job of a generation to complain about all the generations that come after it, and already my generation has passed, but hey this one isn't all that bad, and I'm trying to have some fun, not complain.

Part of me hopes that if I ever end up in court (God willing I never do end up there) I high five the baileff when I do the swearing.

One of the reasons this blog has been so serious, and thus boring, at least I think it has, is because I haven't been kicking back, and having some fun, so maybe if I have more fun, it'll get better. I just don't really like being so laid back, I feel that I just have to be so serious all the time.

I really hope I learn to kick back, and have some fun with myself and with my blog. There are some things that I'm going to have to be serious about, but stick with me, I'll make it worth your while.

In closing

Who loves Orange Soda?

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Some bloody fun

It just really hit me how horribly depressing and serious this blog is, and the updates I have waiting to auto update, are also pretty damn serious and depressing, so I'm going to try and have some fun, if I remember how.

One thing I do enjoy doing is playing games, but right now I really am playing too many games lol. I also need to stop starting new games, but I just can't help myself, I'm worse than a junkie when it comes to that.  I just think to myself "I want to do that" and so I go and do it. It's one of the good things about games, if you can think of a game that lets you do what you want to do, and I usually can, you can do almost anything, even killing prostitutes in back alleys, not that I've ever done that, or want to.

There is also of course, the wonderful joy of reading, which can stretch even further than games, because books cover a whole lot more topics, and sometimes better than games, although a good game really should play out like a good story. If you haven't read them yet a few books I recommend would be the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfier, they're really fun and very well written. Plus they have fairies! Fairies make anything more awesome, especially awesome fairies. He has a pretty unique view on fairies, it really isn't what you expect when you think of Fairies. There's also the Magicians Guild trilogy, at least I think that's it's actual name, I'm just pretty sure the first book is called The Magicians Guild, the second is The Novice, and the third is The High Lord. It is, as you might expect, a book about a Magicians Guild, but there is a lot more to it to that, it even makes the point that just because something is brought about by "evil" means, it can be good.

I guess I did forget how to have fun with writing. I'm more of a witty and sarcastic retort kind of guy.

Why I made this blog

This was a topic I was going to save for another day, but I just feel like I should write something, and I don't really want to write what I should, so I'll write this instead.

Normally I guess that this is something that should really be a first post, or put somewhere, but I don't really like doing things normally. Normal is boring. This thing mainly came about because of Facebook. If I blog regularly chances are I'm going to rant about Facebook a lot, and other social media, but Facebook is one thing I have to accept and even like, because it brought me and Jesse back together.

Anyway, as I was saying. My first and second posts are things I posted on Facebook as notes, because Facebook wouldn't let me post them as status updates, too long, and well I just thought that not a lot of people are going to read them, and they were things I wanted to say. Barely anyone reads my wall anyway, I have about 50 "friends" on there, and well only five or so will probably look at it.

I just thought to myself that there were a lot of things I wanted to say, a lot of opinions I had, and that I guess I did want people to read them, so I thought to myself "Why not set up a blog?". The only problem with that is that the only way I could really advertise it is through Facebook, and as I just mentioned, if I had an active Facebook life, I wouldn't need a blog, but having a blog lets me reach a wider audience anyway. It's why I ask so much that you share if you think there's something good to read here, and I've noticed that one person has shared my list of uplifting phrases. Leave a comment if you want a personalised thank you. Leave a comment if you think I'm boring, leave a comment if you think I'm good. I can't improve if I don't get feedback, and I need people to actually read this stuff if I want to make sure my opinions are getting across.

I'm aware that at first, guests couldn't comment, but now they can, I hope. I'd check myself, but then I'd get fake page views and I'd cheat myself. Plus I don't really like that kind of thing.

To summarise, I had, and still have, a lot to say, and I wanted to make sure people could hear me. It's probably the first time in my life I've actually wanted people to hear what I have to say.

Thanks for reading this, I'm tired and depressed, so sorry if I bored you.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Some phrases that have helped me

These are some phrases that have helped me get through some tough times, and that I've been able to say to others to help them with their times too. So if you aren't feeling all that great, take a look at some of these, maybe they'll apply to you too. Most of these are my own works, if they aren't, then I'm sorry but more than likely I won't be able to give you original credit.

"Bad things happen to good people, because it is the bad things that make us good people". Seriously people, if you've had a bad life, then never forget that it made you who you are, whoever and whatever you might be.

"Things will always end, it might not be the one you want, but soon, you'll see it was the best one possible." I've been through a fair few endings, like the time I lost my first girlfriend, but over time, I've come to see that it really was the best way for things to go. Since then I've reunited with Jesse, by far one of the coolest people on this planet, and one of the best people I know in general.

"Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, and just because you should, doesn't mean you can." I'm pretty sure this is one I came up with myself. We all find times when there was something we could do, but that doesn't mean it should be done. If it's something you can do, you have the power to not do it to. As well, just because you should do something, doesn't mean you have the power to do it, if you feel you really should do it, work and become what you need to be to do it.

"They try to bring you down, because they can never reach your heights." I did borrow this one, and sadly I can't credit the initial author, because I don't know who it was. If someone is bringing you down, remember that you can, and will, rise above it all, and to not go down to their level, you'll be no better than them.

"Without evil, there can be no good" Just because things are going bad, doesn't mean that everything is bad, if you look hard enough, you'll find something good going on, and without bad, you wouldn't have good, you would only have things, and the good, would lose all it's specialness. I've been through some bad times, but I've always had something good with me too. Also don't forget just because something is "Dark", that doesn't make it "evil".

"Your past made you who you are today" I've said something like this earlier, but this just reinforces it really. No matter what happened in your past, it made you who you are, and there are some people who wouldn't change you for anyone in the world, even if you don't know it.

"Good things come to those who wait, great things come to those who make them happen" If you want something you consider "great", something you really want, then go out there, and make it happen. Nothing is going to happen if you aren't going to make it.

And that's all I can think of for now, maybe I'll come up with some more later, just remember, you're never truly alone, and as far as I know, there is no such thing as true rock bottom.

Updates and advertising

I've decided that I'm going to try and update at least once a week, and I'm going to try to keep a bank of topics to talk about, but plans can change easily, and maybe something more important than what I had planned will come up.

Also, on the subject of advertising, I'm going to only put it up when I get at least 10 followers, because I don't think I know enough people to make that number, which means others are viewing it, and some people might see it. I'd like to not run adverts, but hey, I really need money, and if you don't want to see them, it's pretty easy these days to block internet ads. Telling you how though would ruin my source of income, which is something I should probably avoid.

So remember, if you like my ramblings, please do follow me, comment, and what not. Don't forget to recommend me!

As for the language, most people who know me know I can sometimes swear like a sailor, but I'm going to do my best to keep this blog formal, clean, and serious. These are usually subjects that seriously matter to me, so I'm going to be serious about them.

Striking of the large scale kind

For those who don't know (yes I'll probably use that phrase a lot) there's a fair bit of civil unrest here in England, and there is a massive strike planned, supposedly possibly involving up to 750,000 people who work in the public sector.

Of course, the ConDems (sadly I didn't invent that word, but damn it's good, it's a joining of Conservaties and Liberal Democrats, the people in the coalition who currently run this country...into the ground) aren't too happy about this, and they say they want to change the rules on striking, maybe make it so that only a certain amount of people can strike at a time.

I think this goes against at least one of our rights, and it surely seems undemocratic. Then again, they say the worst thing about living in a democracy is that believing you live in one.

If you limit how many people can strike, then you're really limiting the effect a strike can have, and a strike has to be effective. It's one of the reasons that the student protests turned into riots. People were not happy at all with the government, and did what they could, take away a persons right to strike, and they'll just riot like that. Or just not go into work anyway, are you going to fire 750,000 people because they didn't turn up for work? I wouldn't. I'd support the people who wanted to stand up for their rights, and make their points.

What my opinion matters, being an unemployed volunteer, I don't know.

Bisexuality and Barnardo's

For the people who may or may not know me and read this, as of writing I volunteer at the charity Barnardo's, which helps children around the UK. I'm not going to say too much about my personal life, I hope, but I don't mind people knowing that, they're a good charity, and I wholly support their work.

Now for the main point of this blog. This is something that happened to me at work last week, but I couldn't really rant about it until today, because I only just made this blog today. Wow, 1 day and I already have at least 3 posts, I wonder if I'll ever update though....

Anyway, as I was saying, I was at work, and the subject of my bosses sexuality came up. The shop I work at is run by a gay couple, and we have at least one other gay member of staff. These guys are out and proud, they don't mind people knowing their sexuality, but I do. A woman at work blurted out that I was bisexual, there's not much point in hiding it, it is in the blog title, to some new people I was meeting for the first time that day.

Like I said, I believe in privacy, I'm not going to say the names of my bosses, or the woman who "outed" me, but I want to make it clear, I'm NOT out and proud, I don't want complete strangers knowing my sexuality, and the last time someone said it without my permission, they were seriously chewed out by my boss. He, and his boyfriend, however, were not in the shop that day, so I was out of luck.

The main point of this rant is the attitude that the girl who was told took with me, saying that bisexuals are just greedy people who need to make their minds up, and I'm used to getting this from my bosses as well. Let me tell you people, not all of us are like that, and I'm sick of that stereotype.

In an age where people aren't allowed to be even slightly homophobic, and it's an age of tolerance and respect, how come bisexuals are still regarded like this with so much stigma? Even gay people don't like bi's, and it's the main reason I am so secretive with my sexuality, despite just coming out to the entire internet.

My parents were very accepting of it, they don't mind, so why does everyone else?

God hates vegetables, not gays.

In the story of Cain and Abel, Cain's motive for killing Abel was that God preferred Abel's offering of Sheep to Cains offering of vegetables.

Seeing as people say God hates gays because one of Jesus' disciples said it while he was in a questionable state of mind, is it not time that people admitted that God in fact, hates vegetables. This new E. Coli strain was God's way of punishing our wicked ways of not embracing meat enough, and being too vegetarian. He's very very disappointed.

Ahhhh nothing beats making your Christian dad piss himself in the middle of a café with jokes about God and the Bible.

Hmmm, wonder how much backlash I'm going to get from making a joke about E. Coli. Well, I really doubt too many people are going to read this, and the few that do are probably going to know I say a lot of crazy and often inappropriate stuff. Since people already view me like that, it's fine for me to do it. It's how Jeremy Clarkson gets away with so much at least. 

Cain, Abel, and the lessons we can learn, but most people don't

But Cain answered the Lord, "My punishment is too great to bear! Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."
Then the Lord replied to him, "Therefore, whosoever slayeth Cain vengeance will suffer vengeance seven times over. " And the Lord set a Mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
So God is saying that no one should kill another man out of vengance, even if said man is a murderer, and Cain is saying that living with the guilt of his sin, all alone because of it, is too great a punishment. He, and everyone who participated in the making of, and who reads almost any Holy book, as this story is featured in almost all of them, should know that there are way worse punishments than death.
If that's the case why is that the most religious countries, America as well as some parts of the middle east, I'm not being discriminatory, have revenge killings, and capitol punishment? 
Still, God also says thou shalt not kill but people still kill in his name. I wonder what would happen if most Christian fanatics actually read their bible properly. 
Don't get me wrong, I believe in God, and my dad is a good Christian, who's willing and able to accept gays, and science. I think he believes that God is more of a "why" and not that much of a "how". I'd like to see science and God come together, but I don't really see it happening any time soon.
Perhaps God is what "banged" the big bang, and maybe he's the one who created evolution. My views on evolution are sketchy at best, but I do believe at least, in adaptation, it's near impossible to deny. 


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