1. God created man to lie with women, not man with man, nor woman with woman.
2. He did this because only man and woman can procreate.
3. Therefore homosexuality is immoral.
That is the argument used by most Christian religions to justify homosexuality as immoral. Whether the word ‘immoral’ is substituted for ‘inappropriate’ or ‘disordered’ is of little consequence. Let’s say I grant this argument as true, I have a few further questions to ask:
- Does that mean if we had a world full of women without men, being or acting as a female would be immoral since they would not be able to procreate?
- Does this mean that men who are sterile are immoral?
- Isn’t religion deriving it’s moral precepts from social darwinism based on this argument?
1. God created man to lie with women, not man with man, nor woman with woman.
Most of us have heard or seen the term ‘low GI’, but I don’t think many people understand what it actually is.
Low GI stands for Low Glycemic Index. In essence, it measures the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream. A GI of 100 represents glucose, which is a sugar carbohydrate. All sugars are carbohydrates, though there are different types of sugars. For instance Fructose (i.e. high-fructose corn syrup in US coca-cola) is many times more sweeter than lactose (milk).
On to why the gycemic index is important. When you eat a food, you begin to digest it. Your stomach can only digest a certain amount of a sugar at a time and when the digestion process is fully saturated, we commonly refer to the rest as being ‘stored’. What this means is that the remaining sugar enters your bloodstream. The same occurs with alcohol for instance, the breathalyzer measures the alcohol content in your bloodstream. As with alcohol, high levels of sugar in the bloodstream led to health problems. These include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer - even blindness.
Let me explain how it causes diabetes. Let’s say eat a high-glucose food. Your stomach is able to digest a small amount of it at a time, and because you’ve had a rush of it, the rest enters the bloodstream. Your body then removes the glucose from the bloodstream by producing the hormone insulin, which stores it instead as glycogen. This is called your insulin response. Type 2 Diabetes occurs when your body has an insulin resistance. What causes insulin resistance is that you keep rushing your body many times over with these high sugar foods, so much so that your body adjusts to it.
But what’s most important to address is the misunderstanding about what is a healthy food and what is not. The reason why diabetes and obesity has grown so drastically in the past few decades isn’t because people have suddenly become greedy with what they eat, it’s because they’re eating foods that they think are ok. Take white bread for example. Did you know that white bread has almost double the GI of a chocolate bar? And what’s worse, it’s not just 50g your eating as you would with a bar, with bread you’re eating probably 80g-160g in one go. And it’s not just bread either, it’s a lot of the foods you regularly eat, because the reason for the high GI is wheat.
About half a century ago, the world was facing impending famine, or so we thought. Population growth was rising exponentially, and so crops such as wheat were crossbred to produce extraordinary yield rates. This is known as the ‘agricultural revolution’. The modern wheat crop is extremely energy dense, and very different from what it was 10,000 years ago. It has more chromosomes now than that of a domestic cat! On a per-weight basis, white bread has more than 5 times the energy of coca-cola. Ths is why the Atkins diet is famous, because it avoids high-carbohydrate high-GI foods, which are typically wheat products. But almost everything the common person eats is a wheat product. Cereal, pizza, sandwiches, pasta, burgers, the list goes on!
You should be eating a low GI diet whether you want to lose weight or not, since it carries serious implications for your health.
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Funfact: The film Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom was based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom written by Marquis de Sade. This is interesting because it is from Marquis de Sade’s name that the term ‘sadism’ was coined (if you read about him you’ll find out why).
Woo made my first Etsy sale :D
Hopefully my package weighs under 250g, otherwise I’ll have to sacrifice my profit on international shipping fees
Did you know that when you are born, and your mother signs the certificate of live birth registeration, what she is in fact doing is signing control of you over to the Crown (the government). The proper term for it would be assigning jurisdiction over you. An interesting side note about that, that’s why a policeman will ask you if you ‘understand’ when you are read your rights, because to ‘under-stand’ is to stand under the authority of crown (so do you submit to the jurisdiction of the Crown). Back to registration, think of car registration. What happens when you register your car is that you become liable for all the laws they lay down, and the same is with birth registration. Your registration at birth is the reason why you must attend school, regardless of you or your parents wishes, as you were signed over to the law at birth.
But why do you have to be registered in the first place to become subject (note again the meaning of ‘subject’ - to be beneath) to the law? Well it’s because we have no inherent jurisdiction over others. There is only God (Or nature if you like), and us humans beneath it. Every human is equal, so how can one have jurisdiction over another? This is the fundamental basis for all law. Instead, there is jurisdiction over fictional identities. What is a fictional identity? Well your name is one. This is why you must complete a registration, as it ties you to that fictional identity of ‘JOHN SMITH’. Whenever you are pulled over by the police, or walk into the courtroom, the first thing you will be asked is your name. Once they can tie you to that fictional identity, that fictional identity is under their jurisdiction, and you become bound by it. This is why you’ll notice that in any official letters you recieve your name will be in uppercase and not lowercase. Now that I think about it, perhaps that’s also the reason why God is written as ‘GOD’ in older texts, but I don’t know about that.
Dwelling on what a name is for a second, it’s all too easy to assume that it is natural to us. After all, it is assigned to us at birth and it is one of the first words we learn. But a name is given to you by your mother, it is not who you are. You can choose to represent yourself as ‘JOHN SMITH’, but you cannot be John Smith. Others can represent themselves as ‘JOHN SMITH’ on your behalf as well, such as your attorney. The latin term for this representation is ‘in propria persona’.
The S&P500 has gone above 1380 points now, so if my past technical analysis has been correct, there should be a crash. My prediction was that once it went above 1380 it would crash (it’s been idling around 1370 for a few weeks now)
Went to a lecture on Genocide today
About half-way through the lecturer put up a slide with a quote of one of God’s commandments in the Old Testament as an example of genocide. The religious butthurt it caused was hilarious. One girl at the front put her hand up and said that it was taken out of context, and continued trying to justify it to the point where she said genocide was justified (yes, she actually said it straight out). By now she was being met with audible derision by the other students, and the lecturer replied that she’d better be careful as to not go too far. That annoyed me because it was an intellectual discussion in an intellectual enivornment, the last place you’d expect a restriction on expression of thought. Inevitably a girl said that the cause of genocide was social darwinism, that science was the problem.
Got a callback on the dragons. Might be able to negotiate a bulk buy with a dealer. Works out to be $4185 delivered. Not as keen with that price, but I’ve decided to go in since it’s still relatively inexpensive as a Lunar coin, and the current prices seem to be around the $48 to $58 mark (though this will most likely decline in the coming weeks).
Not my week is it
The deal with the Privy dragons has fallen through due to no remaining stock.
Went to try out the famed Aeron chair today. Had to go out of my way into the city to find it. It was pretty underwhelming given the expectations I had of it. It costs between $1000 (discount price) and $1300 (normal price). I didn’t find it to be form-hugging as I expected it to be. It’s a good chair that will allow you to fall back into it without fear of it falling over backwards, but I found it not significantly better than a decent faux leather chair which would cost about 15% of the price. I’m light so I have no need for a chair that handles a lot of weight.
I also asked to try out some of the other Herman Miller chairs. I actually liked the cheapest (and ugly looking) one the best in terms of comfort. I had read about it online, but I seem to have associated the wrong price with it:
“Is it $400 for that one?”
“No, the cheapest chair we sell is $800”
I would have considered it for $400, despite it’s ugly appearance, but there’s no way I would buy it for $800. Looks like another Officeworks chair for me..
i think a lot of people misunderstand what being open-minded means.
it means that i’ll listen to what you have to say, think carefully on it, and from there i’ll pass judgment.
it doesn’t mean that anything you say will be accepted as fact.
one thing i hear a lot is “i’m tired of trolls hating on something they don’t understand.” i do understand your views. that’s how i know i dislike them.
>Find rare cheap deal on silver coins
>Try to negotiate a 1.6% discount for buying a bulk lot
>Discount rejected while I’m sleeping, somebody jumps in to buy it
>Wake up, confirm deal at normal prices
>’Sorry, I held them for you until 11am’
I can’t get it out of my head >: