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This morning I read an article on this website called Socialist Appeal about science and how those of any religion tend to be ignorant of science.  It also speculates that once material wealth is abundant for all that religion would disappear entirely.

The coming socialist revolution will establish universal high-quality education, placing the wondrous power of modern technology at the feet of the people and allowing it to be used according a democratic plan in the interests of all. This revolution will be the negation of all traditional faiths and superstitious rituals, as people voluntarily drift away from these, on the basis of material wealth and security, available for the first time to everyone.

That’s a bold statement to make considering that in most cases becoming religious or spiritual isn’t because a lack of security and/or material wealth, but rather the emptiness produced by being solely reliant on such.  This is one classic example of the ignorance shown by Marxists in general, they believe that once people are “happy”, within a materialistic and superficial paradigm, that religion will disappear.  Well, Christians believed this very same thing when they converted our ancestors from paganism to Christianity, that once the light of Christ entered the souls of the pagan that “happiness” would become more common place in society.  However, with the resurgence of paganism, especially in Iceland a country that should be, by all means in the realm of socialism, “happy”, but somethings missing apparently that Iceland is the first nation in over a thousand years to build a pagan temple to the old Norse Gods. Scandinavian socialism is held in such high regard by socialists in the West, so shouldn’t the Marxist hypothesis be true in this respect?  Seems like the hypothesis is null and void because for a nation to be abundant and accepting enough to allow a pagan temple to be built shows that religion will never die out no matter how much the Marxists want their ideology to be held in sacrosanct.

I’m coming from this as someone highly into the sciences and currently attending college for a Biotechnology degree, so to assume because I believe in multiple Gods doesn’t mean I’m an ignorant simpleton.  In fact, the director of the National Health Institute and leader of the Human Genome Project, Francis Collins, is a Christian, though not a Creationist Christian, but a Christian who believes in Yahweh and Jesus Christ.  I seriously doubt this man would’ve been allowed to conduct such an important project if he were simply a feeble minded, Dark Age mystic.  Another example is my father, another Evolutionist Christian, who most likely has a genius IQ with all the things he DIYed and the problem solving skills shown. However, Marxists would figure him to be a superstitious dolt.

Race
Within much of the Leftist spectrum is a tendency to be shameful of the actions of their ancestors, which is called “white guilt”.  I find this trend to be ridiculous and a sign of a weak mind.  Since Lizzy Borden is my distant relative, should I feel shameful for her acts of violence?  Gods no!  Why would I since I wasn’t even born then?  So it must be asked why white Leftists should shame and induce shameful feelings within other white people about actions they themselves had no hand nor control over? No one should have any shame for what their ancestors did, because there is nothing you can do to change the past.  The past is an immovable mountain, however the present and future is quite malleable.  You affect change now instead of wasting your time feeling guilty for the past that you had no hand in.  One of those discussions we need is the discussion that eliminates the idea of melanin based racial labels and viewing all people as what they really are: The Human Race.  However, Marxists still enjoy dividing people up into small, easily controlled parcels of human beings in order to better control their attempt at social engineering.  It’s the same tactic used by the two major parties in power in America today, the Democrats and Republicans.  In order to keep absolute power the people must be absolutely divided.

Conclusion
I used to be a Marxist years ago and I have no regrets.  After all, it helped me formulate my slight socialist with a libertarian edge ideology.  I consider myself patriotic in regards to my country and I support the Constitution.  It’s perhaps one of the most perfect documents outlining our freedoms these days.  I support the 2nd Amendment to the point where I believe open carry should be allowed.  Though I would prefer a battle axe to a gun, but to each their own.  I support states rights and a decentralized form of government, meaning that the Federal Government interferes as little as possible with what states and their population vote and decide for themselves.  I support gay marriage and gay adoption.  I don’t see anything repulsive about this.   I support Universal Healthcare, which I think can still be decided by states to implement or not without the Federal government. I’m neutral on abortion.  I have my reasons, but I’ll keep them to myself. I believe in absolute religious freedom which extends to businesses as well.  If a business wishes to not patronize a certain group of people, that’s their right.  However, they must not whine about the loss of profits due to their decision.  This of course goes beyond Christian businesses, but also other religiously based businesses such as pagan ones who wouldn’t want to patronize Christians or other monotheists. I’m pro-animal rights and pro-environment, obviously.

That’s just a few things where no one can truly pinpoint my ideology, which I think if anyone follows one ideology to the T, then it’s nothing more than ignorance.  I believe both sides of the political spectrum have something to contribute to our political system.  Whether socialism or capitalism wins out for absolute control of a country it’s simply totalitarianism.

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SB1062 aka Right to Deny Service Bill: The Pagan Perspective

Since first hearing about this Bill, I’ve teetering back and forth on whether or not I support such an idea.  On the issue I have two hands on the issue that differ vastly.  On the Left hand I am pro-gay marriage for the reason that I look beyond the whole sexual aspect that many on the Right focus too much on, but rather I see the emotional aspect of why gays should be allowed to marry.  Why should two consenting adults who love each other be denied the right?  However, on the Right hand, I am pro-religious liberties and believe that forcing a business that holds tautly to religious views to serve those they feel are sinful in nature isn’t freedom, but fascism.   Does anyone really like to be forced to do something they are against?  Would a Liberal serve an obvious neo-Nazi that walked into their store?  I highly doubt it and I wouldn’t blame them at all.  So, with that in mind why can’t those on the opposing side of this Bill see the moral dilemma inherent?

While I certainly understand the Left and its abhorrence of this Bill, I think if it were implemented we would have seen something unexpected.  Aside from how capitalism works and that eventually this Bill would collapse on its own weight due to lack of customers going to these Right to Deny businesses I think something else would have occurred.  It would have backlashed on Christians in general entirely.  After having a conversation with a fellow pagan they inquired into whether this Bill would also allow pagan businesses to deny Christian customers.  I felt that was an interesting question to think about.  What if it was implemented?  What if pagans who owned businesses decided to Deny Service to Christians?  Would then the Christians see the problem with the Bill they supported?  With the lack of business from people who feel Right of Denial isn’t what decent businesses coupled with businesses owned by pagans and other religious views denying service to Christians would the Bill collapse faster than expected?  This is what made me end up supporting Bill, not because of any supposed opposition to gay marriage, but to witness the collapse of such a Bill and perhaps teach a lesson that only the Gods can teach through some karmic retribution.  Gays should have seen the opportunity this represented deny service to gays, gay business owners can deny service to Christians after all, this is any business owners right.

From experience, thinking things through gives an entirely different perspective that isn’t being uttered by the Mainstream Media.  If gays and their supporters had done the same they would have seen an invaluable opportunity to encourage gay business owners to take advantage of the Bill and deny service to Christians and apply a lesson that needed to be learned against those they figure are against them.  Basically, use the Bill that was supposed be against gays against the Christians.  I guess you can call that fighting fire with fire.  I certainly don’t believe those that supported this Bill could have seen this angle coming at them due to their pride.  However, maybe other states that are considering this Bill need to heed this post and realize you are calling to play a very game that could backfire on you at a moments notice.  While I support religious liberties for even Christians I also support those who use the Bill to their advantage as well.  Being a so-called fence sitter gives me a nice point of view of the political landscape.

I Can Solve the Gay Marriage Issue

First, it must be up to individual states and when I mean states I mean the PEOPLE voting on gay marriage legislation in that state.  let’s face it, a true democracy is allowing the people to vote for things that they feel affect them.  My fathers country of Uruguay does this and it works to their benefit.  They are far more democratic and politically informed then we are despite how much we pride ourselves. When it comes to democracy and being informed we are pathetic.  If we were truly informed we wouldn’t have Obama as President, we’d have the political scales balanced and not be so much in debt.  So the gay marriage issue needs to be up to the people and not the government.  Period.

And second, when writing up the legislation to be voted on by the public it needs to included a clause that protects and allows religious based businesses and institutions from being penalized for denying marriage of gays in their worship and/or denying gays services for their marriage ceremony.  Eroding religious freedom for the freedoms of others is not freedom at all, but fascism.  We wouldn’t think twice if some moronic Neo-Nazi advocated eroding rights of blacks for more rights for white people.  We’d call it out for what it is: fascism.  What’s happening to religious based businesses by gays is fascism plain and simple.  There is NO skirting around this fact.  Considering that there are plenty of Liberal Churches, non-denominationals like the Unitarian Universalists that will perform gay marriages and plenty of secular bakeries and catering businesses that will see gay marriage as more income there is ZERO reason to attack the religious out there for following what they believe no matter how wrong we feel it may be.  This is America, not Fascist Italy.  So, please stop being a fascist.

This is a simple solution.  It may not make everyone happy, but it’s better than what is happening now.  In the end someone is still going to complain, but with this solution if gay marriage is legalized by the people the religious are protected indefinitely by the law they disagree with.  Hell, it might allow some religious to vote for the law despite being against gay marriage because it also benefits them as well.  That’s IF the law includes my protection clause for the religious.

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