I’m against the death penalty. I haven’t always held this view but for the last 30 years or so, I have. There are many reasons to oppose this cruel punishment for even the worst in our society. I’m not going to go into all of those reasons here. If you’re against the death penalty, you know all of the arguments against it; If you’re for the death penalty, there’s little I can say here that would probably change your mind. Except, maybe this…
I was on Twitter for almost four years until one day, I decided I’d pretty much had enough. For me it had become a platform of extremism, toxic to those that had the temerity to stand up for themselves. Mostly, those people that stood up were atheists.
I’m an atheist. I have no qualms with being an atheist. I never have. I’m also a conservative. That, for some, is inconsistant in and of itself. On one side, I’ve been told that being a conservative must mean that I have to believe in a higher power. On another side, I’m told that I’m not really an atheist because, no atheist could possibly be conservative. But here I am.
There’s actually a “reality” show on television called “The Great Christmas Light Fight”. Really? I just want to say I don’t watch any of these “reality” shows. I just read something recently that exposed most of these shows as being completely scripted. You still wtach this drivel?
I don’t. None of these shows has the tiniest amount of interest for me. I suspected a long tine ago that these were rigged to begin with. I know a lot of people that used to watch many of these shows but finally realized they were indeeed fixed.
But to create a reality show based on people trying to out-decorate each other during this holiday? Completely stupid. Oh! BTW, I first noticed it was on television last week. I don’t know if it was the first show or not. It’s too much. For me.
Is it possible for Hollywood to come up with some original programming? It seems like all of it is on the cable channels in the last few years. “Broadcast TV”? Try harder.
I know many of you disdain this time of year. It is a Christian holiday , at least here in the United States but it doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the season. I really cannot understand some of the utter hostility I see on social media.
Having been away from this meduim for a while, I have been completely unaware of the state of blogging by atheists and skeptics. As I wrote a bit earlier today, I personally became exhausted from all the drama that had been so pervasive in the blogosphere. It appears I wasn’t alone.
As a society we’ve evolved quite a bit in the last 30-40 years. No longer are gays forced to be ‘in the closet”, women, have more and better opportunities than ever. There’s less discrimination due to the color of a person’s skin.