Ask me anything
So let us fight hate with hate; let us treat all lines of thought we find disagreeable with venomous contempt. For everything we do not understand or find to be stupid or idiotic has absolutely lead to evil and has—and will continue to—hurt us.
Wonderful little world we’ve constructed for ourselves, isn’t it? [/sarcasm] [/shit]
“ When we tell stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase. We neglect to mention those days when we wanted to quit, when we believed that our problem was impossible. Instead, we skip straight to the breakthrough. We tell the happy ending first. The danger of this scenario is that the act of feeling frustrated is an essential part of the creative process. Before we can find the answer — before we can even know the question — we must be immersed in disappointment, convinced that a solution is beyond our reach. We need to have wrestled with the problem and lost. Because it’s only after we stop searching that an answer may arrive. ”
Talented people are happily forsaking the art world for the Internet world instead. A smart move IMHO.— Hugh MacLeod (@gapingvoid) March 20, 2012
I concur. [Write, write, write, write.]
Weak point in the argument in the infograph above is no.3.
Current discussion among Protestant theologians (as far as I know) is that The Plan has always been known to The Father from the beginning of time. [I might have to cross-check this with more contemporary theologians though, hehe :p]
But even then, I don’t know the Jehovah’s Witnesses theology, nor the Mormons and other Latter-Day Saints, Coptics…. not to mention the various Muslim sects, Baha’i…
Its hard to have a logical discussion when the rules keep changing and are never holistically agreed upon :))
[And never mind asking whether God can create a Satan so powerful that he would overthrow Him :))]
[Hindus, Buddhists, Confucians…. Zoroastrians—I could go on and on….]
Posted to vent; please ignore if you find this offensive. Originally posted in my Google+ Closest Friends circle. Not at my Curhat circle because there’s no one there :))
From the Google+ Posts I refrain to post dept.:
Yang mana yang lebih merugikan Indonesia: FPI atau JIL?
…Atau malah MUI? xD Jangan bilang Antek Yahudi xDD
The Stranger - a novel by Albert Camus (brief from Wikipedia)
Says a certain someone at Google+:
Baiting the bible thumpers.
(As has been oft repeated at Reddit, 4chan, 9gag, Cheezburgers ‘prolly and a gazzilion other websites throughout the ‘Net by now…)
But like, why only Bible thumpers?
Why not Qur’an thumpers or Torah thumpers or Baha’i thumpers or any of the other monotheistic texts? Or the Veda or the Book of the Dead or does polytheism don’t count here?
Could it be that you’re a (gasp!) Closet Christian?
Anyways I’m off to have a sammich now.
From Mother Jones’ link-baity article on the “idiots” that “shouldn’t be regulating the Internet”:
The point of IP law […] (has) always been about the income stream an author can get from selling copies of his or her work.
BBBZZZZZZZzzzzttt. Wrong answer, sorry.
Quoting the US Constitution (from Stanford’s handy Copyright & Fair Use Guide):
Article I Section 8 | Clause 8 - Patent and Copyright Clause of the Constitution. [The Congress shall have power] “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
(And to think that I ain’t even a ‘Murican.) (You guys should know better than me.) -_-“
No, Sir. Lining your pocket book has never been the main purpose of Copyright & other IP laws. It has been used as an incentive to have you create texts & works that progresses the sciences & useful arts, but if anyone ever got rich from it it has just been a happy coincidental side effect. If you’re obstructing progress, prepare to be roadkill.
Thanks for playing. Better luck next time. Good luck with your failing business model. [/throws confetti & roses]
Life is not just about sex. Communication is not just about influence. You can’t squeeze reality to fit your banal simplification machine. There are things beyond your senses. Over-rationalize at your peril.
Sure adapt your tactics to current situation but life does not consist solely of your ‘this moment’. You’ve been blinded by your fear of the infinite. You can’t understand infinity and unreachability. You refuse to believe that one human (you) cannot make sense of everything. And you seek me to feel the same.
I’m sorry friend; I can’t follow you down that rabbit hole.
“ I think if somebody has to make an artistic work, he will finish it no matter what. It has nothing to do with the money, with the time. I was sure that I was not made for artistic work, and I tried to make another kind of work. I was supporting myself, you know, making all sorts of shit work that everybody else does. And I got completely depressed. I had to take pills, and I was really not well. So it wasn’t that I decided [to be an artist]; I just didn’t have any other way out. It was that or I would be in the mental hospital. It was as easy as that. ”
Note: I do not agree that Ms Satrapi is saying, “The Majority is always wrong,” in the quote. The way I see it she is saying that you can’t deny your own blood, no matter if the Majority seems hell bent to believe otherwise….
But of course as Umberto Eco is oft quoted to say (and as I am oft fond of quoting), “Interpretation is Free.” :))