The featured image above is a quick photo I took with my laptop showing the new Pinkie Pie doll that I bought at Hy-Vee. They were selling them in the floral department.
The original facebook post is here:
But later while I was at work, my friend Shawn added some hilarious captions to my image that took the weirdness to a whole new level. They were so funny that I had to share. So I’m making this blog post and uploading the edits Shawn made.
And for the record, anyone can add funny captions to my pictures with ponies. I’m quite happy about expressing what a brony I am. I love horses and I especially love My Little Pony because it has so many good moral messages in it.
And on a related note, Monique and I did a video called Pony Politics. Check it out if you haven’t already.
I just finished listening to episode 291 of The Thinking Atheist podcast. It’s about interfaith relationships and people’s stories about how they either worked it out or ended up divorced.
This was one of the best podcasts of TTA ever. I know the guy that said interfaith couples can’t have kids was joking, but I think that’s really the truth. How in the world can people really get past that difference? I’m not even talking about the parents so much as the kids! That’s just confusing. But at the same time I can sort of see a benefit in the kid being exposed to more than one belief system.
What I found particularly interesting is that different views on politics or social issues were more of a dealbreaker than beliefs about the existence of god or the supernatural stuff.
I’m considering using this as part of a topic in a future podcast of Celibate Vegan Compadres. Celibate marriage was already a radical minority view but I wonder if interfaith marriages are legit, or if it’s really one person just going along with the other person and basically living a lie.
Yesterday on Skype I was talking with my friend Jamie about the words morality and ethics. I have used the terms interchangeably as long as I can remember. However my friend Jamie thinks that morality has a reputation of being a religious term while ethics tends to be more secular.
Here are some definitions from the WordWeb dictionary.
Concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
1. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
1. Concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
2. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
1. The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group
2. A system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
1. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
2. The philosophical study of moral values and rules
1. Of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
2. Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
3. Adhering to ethical and moral principles
It would appear that these words overlap so much and give some of the exact same definitions. So while I don’t think there is any serious different in meaning, I would like to ask people who read this whether or not the two words have different meanings to them.
Hey people. I’m not sure how many follow my blog but if you do, you’ll notice I haven’t been writing much. I’d been doing a lot of podcasting however.
And I’d like to announce a new podcast which I am doing with Monique Lukens. It’s focused on the lifestyle of veganism and celibacy. Guests are welcome to join us if interested. Here are descriptions and links of the first two episodes. The current plan is to publish a new one each month.
Celibate Vegan Compadres 1. Chandler and Monique on Asexuality, Celibacy, and Veganism
This is a conversation I had on Skype with Monique Lukens.
I had misunderstood the thing about the Coast to Coast thing. What I was going to record was Monique’s meetup. However, the others were not interested and so basically it turned into the two of us talking. However it was a very good talk. We talked about asexuality, celibacy, and a lot of other strange things.
The only real problem is the noise where Monique was at and the call was dropped a few times and we had to restart. In any case I think it’s still a really good talk that shows things from the perspective of two asexuals and how they see sexuality in the culture.
Celibate Vegan Compadres 2. People Don’t Understand Us
Chandler Klebs and Monique Lukens are a minority within a minority. They talk about their experiences with people who misunderstand them both in the context of being asexuals who want to remain celibate and being vegan in a world filled with carnists. The audio of this episode was a lot better than the previous one because Monique was in a quieter place with less noise.