Krista's Blog – November 2008 Archive (7)

On fanatics

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
- Eric Hoffer

Added by Krista on November 24, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Phineas Gage and Psychopaths and Mom

I don't know why I allow this stuff to bother me but whatever, I do. At the same time that I wish I could shrug it off I feel like it would be morally wrong to be unbothered by stupidity.

Sitting around with my mom and she's flipping channels, falls on a few minutes of a show on an educational channel about the brains of psychopaths. They logically know what is right and wrong but are unable to feel what we would call a conscience because they lack communication between two parts of the… Continue

Added by Krista on November 16, 2008 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

A biblical argument for gay marriage?

Owe no one anything except to love one
another, for he who loves another
has fulfilled the law."

(Romans 13:8)

Added by Krista on November 16, 2008 at 1:05am — 2 Comments

Obsessively Atheist

Atheism has been my constant obsession for some time now. I have become increasingly aware of how unhealthy my obsession with atheism and religion has become. I literally think about these subjects all day long every day of the week. In my car I stress myself out having arguments with non-existent Christians in my head. I do the same thing when I'm trying to sleep. I spend an embarrassing amount of time reading atheist blogs and watching atheist videos online. I don't think I can focus on any… Continue

Added by Krista on November 13, 2008 at 10:09pm — 4 Comments

More family fun email

Got another crazy email. This time from my dad. It's a rant about "intellectuals", claiming that Obama isn't one, that those who are read the classics, and that intellectuals enabled Hitler. Why is it they always bring up Hitler? Why?



http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=315310



My reply:

Intellectual is a pretty broad term. I would think a politician would need to be an "intellectual" in the area of history, government, economics, human nature,… Continue

Added by Krista on November 11, 2008 at 11:02pm — 3 Comments

No more current events! I've had it!

I've given myself such a massive overdose of the news in the past couple of months that I feel like my brain has a mind of its own, constantly debating this and that issue with nonexistent opponents. Up until I forced myself to start paying attention so that I would be an informed voter (and actually watched and paid attention to debates for the first time in my young life) I never, ever kept up with any sort of news and avoided tv mainstream media like the plague, forcing others to turn it off… Continue

Added by Krista on November 6, 2008 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Elation and sadness

Last night I was pretty excited and happy about Obama being elected ... this morning I realized gay marriage was being banned again. I can only imagine how the gay spouses in Cali feel right now because I'm single and I feel devastated. I don't even live in Cali. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal but I've been trying not to cry over it all day long. Fact is, it's personal. My feelings feel personally hurt. I'm tired of my deeply personal romantic life being speculated upon and denied validation… Continue

Added by Krista on November 5, 2008 at 6:14pm — 4 Comments

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