Celibacy as the Solution to the Abortion Debate


The abortion topic is controversial and full of contradictions on both the pro-life and pro-choice side.

The problem with the pro-choice or pro-abortion side is that it promotes the act of murdering the unborn. For some people this is not a problem. Some of them justify this based on the “lesser of the two evils” philosophy. For example: They might say that it is better for that child to die now rather than experience greater suffering later such as abuse by the parents who don’t want it or starvation because they are born into a poor family. Others however say that abortion is a woman’s unquestionable right. So if she wants to kill her child, she doesn’t even need to provide a reason for it.

On the flip side, you have the pro-life or anti abortion side who views abortion as wrong because it is murder of a child. Some want to make it illegal while others don’t. However they are united among the general idea that there really isn’t a significant difference between killing the born or the unborn.

At this point everyone knows I fall into the anti-abortion side. So I’ll admit my bias here. But I’m not going to rant about the pros and cons of these two opposing sides. Instead, I only want to point out that the more obvious and overlooked solution is to avoid getting women pregnant in the first place!

Some prevent pregnancy by various means of contraception. There are numerous methods each with their benefits and risks. However, as far as I know, celibacy or abstinence is the only 100% effective way to make sure sperm never reaches an egg and starts the development of a new child.

If a 100% effective method of contraception becomes available that still allows people to enjoy sex without the harm of creating children that they don’t want, then the abortion debate will be solved in that way.

But until then, celibacy is the only solution. It’s the ultimate solution because it is available to anyone at no financial cost and prevents the need for anyone to debate about the morality or legality of killing unborn babies.

Antinatalism as a challenge against Christianity.


I’m reblogging this post on my own wordpress blog because it completely mirrors the idea I had back when I was a Christian. When I was a Christian I already committed to not creating children because of the high probability that they would go to hell. The fact that so many Christians miss this obvious contradiction between their beliefs and actions is what led me to question the whole system of Christianity.

The Prime Directive

UPDATE: Since Inmendham posted a link to this entry on his site, but has banned me from commenting on his videos because he is an asshole, I will reply here: no, I never said that Christians cannot be antinatalists. In fact, my conclusion in this entry is more or less the opposite, that Christians MUST be antinatalists, or they are being absurdly evil.

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If antinatalism is based on any ethical principle, it must be based on the principle that we are responsible for the harm we create for others. We are to be punished for generating harm to others; we are not, however, to be rewarded for generating benefits to others, and these do not cancel each other out. A doctor who saves a patient’s life, and then punches him in the face, is responsible for that punch regardless of the fact that he also saved his life.

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Anthology of An Autistic Author Aiming to Advocate for Ahimsa (Non-Violence)


I found the place on the Litfire website where people can buy my newest book that contains all 5 of the previous self-published books. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any writing but if people enjoy what I’ve written so far maybe it will inspire me to write more.

https://books.litfirepublishing.com/product/anthology-of-an-autistic-author-aiming-to-advocate-for-ahimsa-non-violence/

Chessboard Unicorn


Some people may have noticed that I recently changed my profile picture on Facebook to a new image I created in inkscape. It looks like this:

chessboard-unicorn

This is a special image which I created using the clip feature of Inkscape. There are actually three objects in this. The background is a chessboard, then on top of it is a chessboard flipped the other way. Then a unicorn is clipped onto the top layer chessboard so that you see the “cut-out” version of the unicorn of opposite colors.

I consider it one of my best works of art because it uses the chessboard and the unicorn.

The chessboard, which is also called a checkerboard is special not just because of the board games played on it. It’s also a perfect tessellation of squares. It also represents balance because there are exactly 32 black squares and 32 white squares. Black and white are my favorite colors and I love patterns that use only these colors.

The unicorn is my favorite of the mythical animals because it’s basically a horse except for the horn coming out of it’s forehead. The unicorn also tends to represent various things depending on who you ask. It’s generally considered a peaceful animal of moral purity or goodness.

By combining these two images into one, I find that it represents nearly everything that I am about.

 

Thanksgiving Battle of the Biopans


Poffo Ortiz messaged Chandler and asked him to moderate a hangout comparing his views to those of his friend Peter Moriarty. Another guy named Ethan joined for awhile too but it appears he didn’t stay on very long. Many important topics were talked about that will be of interest to people in general as well as clarify the differences between the goals of Poffo and Peter in their approaches to a life centered philosophy.

Here are links to where you can see more stuff by Poffo and Peter:

Poffo’s website: https://biopantheism.wordpress.com/
Poffo’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Biopantheism/

Peter’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1242542309104719/

Recovering from the 2016 election


I haven’t posted to this blog in awhile. Between working at Hy-Vee, publishing podcasts, and sometimes playing Minecraft, I haven’t had much to write about. Besides, I get mostly hateful comments when I do say what I’m thinking, but the following is a copy of my most recent Facebook post about my thoughts on Hillary and Trump. Notice that I waited until after the election was over to say this? There is a reason for that. I do not like to give the impression that I am out to convert people to a political view. I hate politics and have tried to make it clear that I am not affiliated with a political party nor have I voted in an election since the time I voted for Mitt Romney.

So for those who are bored out of your mind and have nothing else better to do, go ahead and read the following:

“I have a suspicion that many people probably voted for Trump because of his statements claiming to be pro-life. I find that rather disturbing given that he’s almost certainly a rapist and will most likely start wars that kill lots of people who have already been born.

Some of you may still remember that I’m absolutely against abortion and spent a long time debating it before finally giving up. I don’t talk about it much anymore but I will say this much. That was the biggest reason why I simply could not vote for Hillary Clinton even though nearly all my friends wanted me to and kept telling me she was the “lesser of two evils”.

At the same time, I couldn’t have voted for Trump because I don’t believe a word he says. And I do believe he raped those women too. Is he the “greater of two evils”? Honestly I don’t know and don’t really care at this point. He’s our new president for better or worse.

I’m just glad that election is over. Let’s just admit that the 2016 election was just complete stupidity and that as usual, it only made the American people turn against each other as they often do whenever there is conflict.

We are all in this mess together that none of us chose. It is because I understand that choice is a complete illusion that I find myself unable to hate anyone no matter what their political opinions are.

The main thing that matters to me in life is speaking about these important issues with my cohosts on the podcasts I do.

I hope that people get back to the heart of what matters in terms of respecting life and having ethics that make sense first before ever digging into politics.”

Smoking Disproves Free Will


One of the things that bothers me is the fact that people just can’t agree on hardly anything. For example, my friend Jamie mentions how people disagree on morality or ethics. Given the fact that people disagree on basic questions such as the meaning of life, whether killing is good or bad, the existence of gods, evolution, and climate change, how are people supposed to work together at solving problems?

My short answer is that people just cannot live together and be happy at the same time. Unfortunately we are all stuck on this planet and are constantly affected by what others do. People cannot work in harmony if they are having conflicting beliefs and desires

Take for example cigarette smoke. When I am bringing in carts at my job, all it takes is one person smoking their cigarette and I start feeling ill. There is no way out of it. I have to walk by them every time I go in and out. For a lot of people, the smell of smoke is unpleasant, but I’m particularly sensitive. I become unable to breath and have to hold my breath while walking by. It’s quite likely that I’m allegic. So obviously from my perspective it’s harmful.

But let’s also consider the harm it’s causing to the smoker. At this point people are aware that it causes lung cancer, heart disease and other problems:

http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/tobacco/reports-resources/sotc/by-the-numbers/10-worst-diseases-smoking-causes.html

So you would think that something as uncontroversial as this would be one of the top things that people should stop doing. It should have been illegal long ago. You would think people could agree on such a basic thing.

But no, it appears that the people who like smoking want to continue to do so. They don’t care that they are killing themselves and others. And of course the companies who produce them want to keep selling them. It’s a prime example of how a monetary system kills people.

But wait, it’s not exactly that simple. It’s a chemical addiction too:

http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/health-effects/nicotine-health/

This is where it becomes extremely important to understand that people don’t have free will or free choice. If we lived in a world where people could literally choose to do whatever they want, then addiction to tobacco, nicotine, alcohol, cocaine, and heroin would simply not be a reality. So I want to make clear that this isn’t anyone’s fault. None of us have a choice in our biology or the conditioning that society imposes on us, but that doesn’t mean that we will forever be chemically addicted to dangerous substances.

I’m not very optimistic at this point that people will agree enough to make the required positive changes in this world, but what I’ll say for now is that it’s best to start with issues that are fairly uncontroversial. Let’s start by eliminating smoking before we even bother debating other topics.

I certainly don’t have any illusions that this post will make a difference. But it’s my thoughts at this time and I am considering listening to debates on this topic. Particularly I’m wondering if there is a single person besides me who thinks that humanity should make changes to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and alcohol. Maybe they will become illegal or maybe stay legal but become obsolete due to other social changes. In any case, that’s what I have to say for now.