Why evolutionism is irrelevant

I have nothing personally against evolution. I think that the theory of evolution may explain some things. I know that the Chihuahua and Great Dane are both types of dogs. I have read that they are descendants of the Grey Wolf. I am fine with this and I think there is a chance that it is true. I also see that there are amazing examples of extreme physical change in living things. For example, the way tadpoles slowly become adult frogs. Even I have evolved from tiny baby, fetus, or clump of cells into an adult primate.

I am not very interested in knowing everything about how each animal evolved. I know that I don’t have billions of years to witness it all and I think that most of it is irrelevant. I do not think that everything about my mind or emotions comes from my ancestors. I think that the majority of who I am and what I do comes from the experiences I have every day.

While I think that genetic evolution is true, I do not think that it in any way is relevant to morality, religion, or my own life. I can’t take the credit or the blame for what genes I got. I had no control over what sexual things my ancestors did before I was conceived. I just have to make use of what I have.

I also don’t think that evolution explains the origin of life. I don’t even need to believe that life had an origin. Maybe life has been evolving over an unlimited time. I don’t think that people should make assumptions about things in the past that can’t be tested. I think some things are unknowable.

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Why relativism is irrelevant

The word “relative” means the same thing as “relevant”. This in itself is not a problem, but the term “relativism” is the name of a moral philosophy. It means that what is good or bad is “relative” to the opinions of the people involved in a situation.

Someone may believe that lying is bad, but then say that it is good to lie if it saves the life of someone. It is hard to come up with an example of how telling a lie would be good. Even if someone can come up with a situation like that, I know that I could not lie to protect myself or another person. If I am aware that telling the truth in response to a question could have a bad result, I can stay silent.

But relativism also implies that there is no standard of truth or morality. If morality is just a matter of opinion, then I only need to say that my opinion is that there is an absolute morality that has always existed. Someone could tell me that I am wrong, but then it is their word against mine. If two people say completely opposite things. One of them is true and the other false. Pretending that something is true and false at the same time is a contradiction. A person can only do this if they are confused, dishonest, or have not yet noticed the conflict.

Just because something is true does not mean it is good. It may be true that an act is bad. There may be an action that is good but that no one has had the courage to do.

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Why the Trinity is irrelevant

A trinity is any group of three things that are relevant to each other. This applies to a triangle, a three leaf clover, or a pizza cut into three pieces. Synonyms of trinity include trio, triad, and triplet. You can guess that if a word starts with “tri”, it has something to do with the number three.

Most of the time that someone talks about a trinity, they are referring to the “Holy Trinity”. In Christianity, the three parts of God are referred to as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is one of the teachings of Christianity that I never saw the relevance of. God could have three parts, but it is also possible that there is a fourth part of God that is named Bob. It is not possible to prove or disprove this theory but anyone is free to believe or disbelieve in Bob as they choose.

In case anyone asks why they have never heard of Bob, my guess is that Bob is an introvert who is not interested in showing himself to the rest of the universe. I am 99% sure that I created Bob in my own image, but since I can never be absolutely sure of this, I will not waste my time debating with anybody about the existence of Bob.

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Why Christianity is irrelevant

I am not going to state my opinion on any specific beliefs of Christianity in my explanation of why Christianity is irrelevant to me. My other blog posts and books are sufficient to explain why I can’t be a Christian. Instead, I want to explain that Christianity is irrelevant to itself. Some sources I read say that there are 33000 denominations of Christianity. Other sources have even higher numbers. Wikipedia said approximately 41000. In any case, there are a lot of them.

The people claiming to be Christians are separated into denominations which have differences of beliefs. When the people in a church have a disagreement over something, then the group splits and they go their separate ways.

Without a single clear definition of EXACTLY what it means to be a Christian, then I have no idea what it means. This makes the label of “Christian” irrelevant. I can in no way guess what someone believes just because they say they are Christian.

Most branches of Christianity would say that a Christian is someone who follows Jesus. This causes me to ask one simple question: Why are they all walking in different directions?

I have read much of the bible and I am familiar with the teachings of Jesus. Based on what I have read, Jesus would not approve of Christianity.

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Why tolerance is irrelevant

The problem with tolerance is that people mean different things when they talk about tolerance. When somebody else has a different idea of what tolerance is, they become intolerant. I understand this because I am intolerant of words that are not clearly defined.

I have no problem with people being different from me in appearance, belief, or action as long as no harm is being done to me or someone else. I certainly will not try to stop people from watching movies or reading books that they like. I don’t think that information should be restricted nor do I want to ban all beliefs or practices that I disagree with.

However, I am sure that there are certain things that people need to agree on. I think that by defining terms and talking with others who are different, I can understand the reasons for their actions. Otherwise, I may make false assumptions that cause me to be afraid of them.

I think constantly about which things I should tolerate and which I should either oppose or promote. Some things are just plain bad. There is no way I would ever want to promote abortion, rape, or dishonesty.

If I am doing something that is hurting someone, I expect somebody to tell me about it. Otherwise I will have no clue. In this case, I hope that people are intolerant enough to correct me if they have reason to believe that I am wrong.

If someone ignores someone because they disagree with their religion or politics, this is not tolerance. It is irrelevance. Since some things automatically affect everyone, they need to be talked about. I think that religion, politics, death, sex, and marriage are things that do affect us even when we try to avoid them.

As an example, I want to understand marriage. I am not looking to get married, but I need to know what it means to other people. Should I ignore people just because they are married to someone else that I do not like? What is the response I should have if I am invited to a wedding? How do I communicate with a friend if they marry someone who is abusive to them or to me?

Is it right to let people believe lies? A person cannot call themselves pro-life and then bomb an abortion clinic. It is just as wrong for them to kill as it is for the abortionists to kill. A person cannot call themselves pro-choice and then force people to pay for the abortions of others. If they arrest or kill anyone who wants to end abortion then they have taken away someone’s choice.

How can anyone tolerate things that are causing them pain? When people say one thing and then do the exact opposite, what response can there be except to point out the hypocrisy? I have no tolerance for people who confuse me. Because of this, such people are irrelevant to me unless their actions become relevant to their words.

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Why democracy is irrelevant

Democracy is the idea that decisions can be made by people voting. The majority opinion is what wins. The problem with this system is that there is no stability. There is no standard at all if it is based on what people think. It is possible for anything to change.

Politicians are voted in because they can say whatever is likely to win them the votes of the citizens. After the election, they can easily break all the promises they never intended to keep. This is exactly the same as what men do to talk women into marrying them. It is dishonesty no matter how I look at it.

Besides, the majority opinion may not reflect the views of the majority. For example, if people who vote about whether cars should be legal, I can guess that the majority of people would vote yes because they have to drive their cars to wherever they need to be to vote. Their opinion may be the majority, but it certainly does not apply to people like me who don’t drive cars. I don’t think that pedestrians would vote.

Democracy also makes no sense in the matter of abortion because those who are killed are the babies, who are unable to vote. This is similar to the way that nonhuman animals are unable to vote in laws concerning whether they should be burnt as sacrifices to the God of the jews. I can guess that if those who are dead had a chance to communicate what it was like to be killed by abortion, war, or poverty, they would help the living see how their choices affect others.

Democracy is even worse when the majority decides what is or is not “taught” to children in schools. Obviously, this results in the majority opinion staying the same if children are led to believe that something is relevant, true, or good because the majority says so.

This is explains very clearly how my opinions do not match those of others. Being home-schooled allowed me to think in a way that others were not allowed to. Not all parents will teach their children what is true, but I still think that parents should have more say in a child’s education than people who will never meet the children they are making decisions for.

The world is a mess no matter how I look at it. Democracy can certainly have advantage over a system where one person makes decisions for everyone else, but democracy has too many obvious flaws that attract people who want to control other people.

There is no such thing as a perfect political system simply because there people are not perfect. If people could choose of their own will to just be nice, there would be no need for government. I don’t think I will see it happen in my lifetime, but I certainly like the idea.

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Why memory is relevant

I do believe that there is a limit to what people can remember. Since my brain is a physical object that stores all information, I think that it is likely that all memories I have will be lost forever after I die. Because of this, it is even more relevant to write down as much as I can about my thoughts while I have the chance.

I often look back at things I wrote from a long time ago and see how much I have changed since then. Most of the time I simply forgot that I even wrote them. This same thing applies to the videos I recorded or even when I see old movies that I have watched many times before. Why do I not remember all these kissing scenes in these movies? I think that I forget things that are not relevant to the way I want to live my life.

Much of what defines a person is their memory. If someone loses their memory, they may still be considered alive physically, but they will not be able to do all the same things they did before. A memory loss would put them back into the same situation they were in before they were born.

My writing is mostly to help me remember things I have learned, but it may also help others learn those same things faster than I did. Human knowledge has only increased because of those who took the time to write. Those who did not write are either forgotten or are remembered by the writings of others.

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