Not only am I going to author, approve AND feature my blog....
I'm not even going to talk about anything relevant!
I'm just bored and want attention.
Well, that and because there are a few discussions going on right now that have helped me form opinion-fetuses.
These little ideas might well grow into something interesting, so help me out! Comment, criticize and adore to your heart's content.
Shine and I are going to start an atheist commune.
We will fund our private island with a meat-vat factory. http://www.thinkatheist.com/forum/topics/meat-eating
I will cook if someone else will clean. We can have our individual little houses or huts scattered around the island, and one big lodge sufficient for group meetings, celebrations and community events.
We might also reintroduce bison back to the American wild, but plans are still being drawn up on that :)
If you would like to join our commune, please leave a brief message of how you see yourself contributing, what your desires are, and any special needs we might have to meet.
Why is climate change important?
I feel myself being a little torn on this topic.
Based on current evidence, I feel that we have altered our world's natural existence.
In some ways, I'm sorta ok with that.
I don't have any children. Let me correct that: I WON'T have any children.
The human species doesn't need any population help from me. There are plenty of us. Hell, plenty of small humans already in existence need homes. If I ever feel like my utterly flimsy maternal instincts need a target, I'll just adopt or kidnap. There is no genetic reason for me to preserve this earth. In all actuality, there is no reason at all for me to preserve it.
The earth is pretty awesome. It will take care of itself. When we abuse our ecosystem to the point that it can't support humanity, it simply won't anymore. We might kill off a few thousand species on our way out the door, but I have full faith in evolution to resort, reorganize and repopulate. Remember folks, T-Rexes weren't always extinct. Endangerment and extinction is a natural part of this Earth organism.
Now, that said, I feel that I've got a responsibility to reduce the physical suffering of creatures I encounter. The meat that I find delicious to consume is not raised in a cage or tortured in a slaughterhouse. The veggies I eat are grown locally (except for bananas, but I'm working on that, too. We might have to add banana-growing to our commune.) Even the car I drive gets 56 miles to the gallon. I don't litter because I hate to see litter on the ground. I conserve natural resources because I believe in the golden rule. Personally, I would not like to be born into a dirty, nasty, over-populated world. On the grander scale, I think we are pretty much fucked anyway. There are two reasons people are concerned about the environment. One is for the survival of our species. (That's not me, by the way.) The other is out of a deep seeded hatred of hypocrisy.(Yeah, that's me!)
I'm not trying to make this world a better place for my children or your children. Once I die, this shit is someone else's problem. However, the suffering of others makes me uncomfortable. I try to reduce that suffering (even vicariously) whenever possible, lest I become what I hate....the hypocrite.
Ok. Time to get ready for work.
You all have a nice day!