This is a goodbye blog but because I’m me and because my brain NEVER works in the same order as everyone else’s I’m not going to tell you the standard “this is how it all ends” story. Instead, I’ll tell you how it all began.
Not the generic, interview “how did you get to be a Frag…
Games can give you so much more than a few hours of entertainment!
“First of all – It is not my intend to attack anybody’s personal beliefs. I am an advocate of total personal freedom – call me a green, liberal anarchist atheist. You can believe in whatever pleases you, gives you comfort, makes your life easier and your heart lighter.
I am opposed to the clerical/religious institutions who actually insult anybody’s personal beliefs by cherry-picking passages in old books in order to repress free speech, oppress minorities and women, force people to worship against their will, abuse religion to implement fear and exercise it as a tool of power, mind-control and manipulation.
Any country bowing to extremist demands to make apostasy, blasphemy or the worship of minority religions a crime is dragging their population back in time towards a feudal, dark-ages state.
Any civilised nation will protect the rights of their people to worship as they like (or not at all), and to be able to criticise, question and openly mock their religious and political leaders. It is called Freedom Of Speech!
Any civilised nation will adhere to the rule of law and prosecute child rapists to the full extent of the law, regardless of Vatican pressure upon Catholic MPs to protect paedophile priests. Young boys deserve to go through life without being raped by men charged with their protection.
All girls should have the right to be educated, keep her clitoris, wear what they like, have a job, marry the man (or woman) they choose. Not to be raped, abused or stoned to death for adultery or any other sort of ‘sin’.
Any religious leader who can’t even handle words against it, or cartoons, without resorting to murderous vengeance or brutal prison sentences clearly is weak and fears a crisis of faith in the modern, educated, free-thinking and scientifically informed 21st century individual.
Worship as you like, dear religious friends, but do not tell us what to wear, whom to love, what to teach in our schools. Do not try to restrict our rights to contraception, abortion, marriage to whom we choose, divorce, or consensual sexual relations outside marriage. Your obsession with other people’s sex lives reveals your own perversions and constant dirty thoughts.
It seems ludicrous to have to stand up for these rights, basic rights, after all the years of emancipation for women, gays, the separation of church and state in modern liberal democracies. The rise of religious fundamentalism worldwide threatens us all and we must encourage our governments to fight to make sure influence from religion never affects public policy ever again.
To me, human rights go hand in hand with atheism. Atheists cannot hold some insane religious tradition responsible for their horrible deeds against mankind. We are fully responsible for everything we do. Until this does not apply to all religions on a world-wide basis I feel that religion is indeed the root of all evil.
From a scientific point of view, there is plenty of hard evidence that god does not exist, but zero hard evidence that there is a god. I have never believed in a god despite growing up in a Christian orientated family. I can not feel any sort of ’presence’. I have a rational, scientific mind. I am relieved that both my parents have turned their back on Christianity as their belief clearly proved to be a man-made fairy tale. They looked hard for god – and only found the beauty of a wondrous, magical, but very much so godless world. Live your life here and now, be kind to others, don’t do anything to somebody you don’t want to be done to yourself, respect the planet and nature, give more than you take until your last breath.. Then accept the serenity of nothingness. All good. It is our human vanity that makes us hope we are ’the chosen ones’ by some divine deity. We are simply a result of a breath-taking evolution, Darwin, Chaos Theroy et all.. No more, no less.
Google Richard Dawkins and watch some of his documentaries. He’s got a very entertaining, no bullshit approach to the subject of religion versus atheism. Highly recommended for anybody who seeks knowledge. Knowledge is power. Freedom starts in your mind.”—
Woah, never realised that twenty actors from the “Harry Potter” films have been in “Doctor Who”!
I did recognise some of them (David Tennant and John Cleese are rather obvious), but couldn’t imagine that there were so many.
I think you mean you never noticed how many Dr. Who actors were in Harry Potter. ;)
I know that’s the right way to say it, but I never watched the old series of Doctor Who (I started with the 9th Doctor), so the Harry Potter films came first for me. And yeah, I know I should watch the old series, they are a bit difficult to find here in Italy.