"I believe that science is just as far from the bar as religion. As a humanist, I am completely confident in the ability, however seldom it may be applied, to make decisions for ones self. It is true that there are equations for whatever chemistry…"
"There are two issues here; perhaps more. I feel it necessary to address the callous humor of the disassociated minds that make jokes like this. People are often insensitive to experiences they T themselves have not known. We watch war on television…"
"I say go on the passive offensive. Write a series of essays and send it to her... or find a way to show her how ridiculous her behavior is by finding her disdain in someone that does something similar... or perhaps make it a point to do something…"
"I feel that you may be taking offense to an offense that isn't being given intentionally. It isn't always meant like that. You don't have to be christian or any other religion that says something similar for a theist to hope that the…"
"If there is a "need" in a child to have a Mother and a Father, the only argument with any evidence that can't easily be denied is nothing but cold scientific data, and parenthood to my strong belief cannot be put to a science. If…"
"Welcome to the network, Jack. I've been here for a while now, and it's good to see that it's still growing everytime I turn around. I urge you to get involved in discussions and groups of your interests. I seldom leave this site…"
"Not to long ago I was in the parking lot of a grocery store when I wittnessed a fellow quite out of the ordinary, his state of dress and choice of hair style could be considered shocking to a lot of people... This didn't throw me for a loop of…"
"It sounds to me like he focuses a bit too hard on politics. Secular Humanism, I believe, is a glimmer of hope that that suggests human beings are able to act righteously without having to be told what to do. The Egyptians believed that you were…"
My mind's kind of like, scattered right now so I'm not sure how coherent this will be. At any rate, I'm glad that what I said was cool... I didn't really realize what I had written you until I posted it and re-read it twenty minutes later. And then I thought I sounded just a little creepy. But whatever, I think I'm probably creepy most of the time anyway.
As for Tool, they're pretty amazing. I have to admit to being a loser and only recently getting into them... but I love them lots anyways. And about my sketches... those were all drawn a long time ago! High school, and not even the end of it...more like, 10th grade, about? So my style is greatly improved as is my contouring and stuff. Plus I use a lot of water colors and gouache paints now.
By the way, comments are getting annoying. You ever go on AIM, or something? Maybe we could chat some time.
Hokay, since I don't really use myspace, I'm not gonna friend you. This is probably going to be a painfully long comment, but it's all good.
First off, your sculptures are what really drew me in. They're very good and they invoke an emotion that I am unsure what to call right now, but it's something between chest-aching sadness and some odd kind of fascination.
I also enjoy your music. It reminds me a little of Tool, or A Perfect Circle, but really only because... I'm not sure. The sound of your voice is somehow similar to both Maynard James Keenan and the singer of Beirut. "Right now" reminds me of a less pretty-folksy Beirut song, kinda like Postcards in Italy. I think it has something to do with the rhythm of the chords and your high notes. It's beautiful and unique, and I like it.
You should really take all of this to be a big compliment... I don't usually like my friend's music. lol.
So, yeah, you're pretty damn neat. I have some of my old artwork up on myspace, if you'd like to take a peek. It's more sketches than anything else. Here's a link: www.myspace.com/inaphrasetocut
Music is probably what keeps my world revolving. Maybe it's because I don't actually play an instrument anymore... I used to play cello and a little piano and a little guitar, but those never went very far. And then I got into art so... *insert shrugging motion here*.
I'm also not one for sculpture. You sound to be much more universal than me. I stick mainly to writing prose and drawing comic-like things to go along with it.