Fuck, I literally just got dealt 7-4 again.
I'm Ben. I like playing the guitar, playing the bass and writing songs. I love languages; my job when I have one is translating Japanese to English. I like videogames, especially Rock Band, and reading though I haven't read a good book in ages. Recommendations very welcome!
I'm a firm believer in going out and making yourself the happiest you can be. I've decided that 2009 is going to be the year I look back on and say 'That's where it all changed'. I don't know why, or how, or when, but exciting things are going to happen this year. If they don't, then I'll go out and damn well make them happen.
I'm moving to Japan on the 7th March to go and live in Fukuoka for a bit. Not sure how long I'll be there but it'll be at least 3 months. Exciting stuff.
I am a terminal procrastinator. I'll tell you about it tomorrow. But not in the morning because I seem to have picked up the tendency to not go to bed until well after 3am.
I put 'Judaism' under religion because I identify as Jewish in many ways. However, I'm 'laughing about it' because I'm pretty much a hardline atheist as well. A contradiction in terms? Perhaps. But Judaism always seemed like more than a religion to me- how many supposedly Jewish people who didn't believe in God died in the Holocaust?
I don't dislike religion. Faith is a great comfort to many, and what people choose to do on their own time is up to them. It's only when religion becomes harmful to others (creationism, zionism etc) that it crosses the line. I'm prepared to accept that there are things that science doesn't know, as well; but I'm not sure it's our place to go round inventing things to fill in the gaps. I've had the science vs religion debate many times, usually as creation vs evolution, and I could write forever on the subject. I've already written way too much, so I'll stop here. If anyone wants to discuss this, please do message me!
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PS. I don't have a sense of smell.
I am Ben, nice to meet you, and how do you do?