Ok, so lets get serious for a minute, and never have to do this again. Im going to go ahead and shrink my dating pool to the size of a rain drop, knowing what I lack in quantity, is going to more than make up for in quality
Let me preface my opening statement with, Im not saying this from a bitter or "women suck" perspective, Im saying it from the, Please become empowered and raise the bar ladies, perspective, you know you got it in you, fuck what misogynistic religion says to you.
We all know that online dating is full of bullshit. If you have spent anytime online, there is a disturbing trend.
That trend is insincerity.
Insincerity can rear its head in many ways, words, pictures, actions, its all out there.
So like harm in the world, keep your insincerity to an absolute minimum and everybody wins, all the time.
Even when youre wrong, you gave it your all. Sincere, intellectual honesty is the best you can give.
Lets talk about personal beliefs and indoctrination
Personal beliefs would be something like favorite color or type of fruit, you dont indoctrinate children with those "personal beliefs".
The indoctrination, hiding behind a shield of humility and the label "personal beliefs", that do get drilled in their head is that they are under 24 hr surveillance by a supernatural dictator who demands you to not only believe on bad evidence that there was a human sacrificed for the benefit of our eternal soul, but that this being also committed the greatest act of genocide in story telling history with a flood.
Nobody knows what, if there even is, a soul, or eternal life, this is wondering, day dreaming, but most dangerously, comforting.
This comfort is so desirable, we will endure the frustration and tension of cognitive dissonance, to numb the fear of death and the unknown.
Armed with bronze age literature that we have watered down to fit a civilized world, and created a definition for god that is so far evolved, that our definition of god has an evil twin, and this twin, is the actual main character in the bible :).
Teach children how to think, instead of what to think, then you are truly "letting your child choose". In order to choose, there have to be choices.
What are choices to give a child?
The Tradition, authority, revelation and faith from religion, or the logic, reason, critical thinking and evidence, from thinking for yourself?
What are the choices you give a child?
do good for goodness sake, or do good because youre getting a scooby snack or other reward when you die
What are the choices you give a child?
god or "I dont know", you choose to teach god, I choose to teach "I dont know, i dont know, lets roll up our sleeves and look around this universe. Lets see what we find, what we learn, what we begin to understand, what we figure out, what do we have evidence for, this is whats important.
I mean, lets keep it real, beliefs dont mean shit when it comes to the big questions about what was before space and time, what is considered "life" why is there something instead of "nothing"?
Great, we all agree, there is some unknown, energy or element, cause, or influence, whatever you want to call it, that allowed the formation of our solar system, planets, and universe
Super, we all agree on something, guess what, someone forgot to pull their weight.
In order for mankind to succeed, we need to all pull our own weight around here.
If youre going to slack off and forget to respect intellectual honesty, and say god did it, we're not going to grow up very fast are we?
Even worse, not just any of the thousands of gods out there, your god, the one you believe in, you hit the god lottery being born to Jim and Pam in Ohio with Midwest values.
WTF does that mean? Midwest values. Im from Nebraska, and was raised religious, 3 brothers, never been abused or in any way mistreated, so what, there are good and bad values everywhere
The arrogance necessary to claim with certainty to have insider trading information, on swapping worship for eternal happiness, to indoctrinate into impressionable children the idea that you have the secrets of the universe and a concrete definition of the creator,is willful ignorance, and the absolute height of arrogance.
Moreover, arrogance I can never achieve, and I can hang with the best of them :)
Indoctrinating and brainwashing them with ideas that the more devoted worship you exhibit, the more probability of your eternal bliss with the creator, who you know has certain characteristics and views about life, and you know this all for sure, without a shadow of a doubt, based on some bronze age literature, you probably havent even read.
You just know that of all thousands of god stories out there, you got 3 Red 7's Jackpot!
Either all are right, they are all wrong, or the most arrogant answer, only mine is right :)
A woman with the courage to think for herself, and posses the intellectual honesty it takes to say "I dont know", is an extremely rare flower, definitely doesn't grow in every garden.
However the worst part, that sickens me the most, is that an unprepared and underdeveloped mind is taught to appeal to his credulity instead of his skepticism, and sometimes even being told that science is a lie, that evolution is a lie, or evil idea, conspiracy agenda, instead of what it is, the real explanation for our life.
Evolution is beautiful because we know how it works :)
Lets just stop teaching children to wholly embrace holy bronze age literature based on tradition, authority, revelation and faith, and instead encourage logic, reason, critical thinking and evidence.
Especially stop teaching such disgusting ideas like blood somehow equals forgiveness and that they are under 24 hr surveillance by this celestial dictator called god.
Empower women around the globe, and poverty starts to go way down.
Empower kids with an appetite for wonder and discovery, instead of an appetite for flesh and blood, and the whole world changes :)
Now keep calm and Donate Life :)