Funny captions by Shawn


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.

Celibate Vegan Compadres 5. Abstinence Till Marriage vs Celibate Marriage Part 2


5th episode of Celibate Vegan Compadres was released yesterday.

CELIBATE VEGAN COMPADRES: CVV Code Radio for Celibate Vegan Voices

I meant to make this post yesterday but I got real busy and forgot. Yesterday I uploaded the 5th episode of Celibate Vegan Compadres.

This is a continuation of the last episode that Chandler and Monique didn’t really finish because they got sidetracked onto other topics. The main topic is about the concept of marriage without sex. People can have a meaningful relationship without having to pollute it with sex. Chandler and Monique talk about the dangers involved in sexual intercourse and also mention the difficult subject of masturbation which is a common question people ask asexuals about.

In a future episode, Chandler and Monique want to talk about whether religion is required in order to live ethically.

Link to audio file on the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/CelibateVeganCompadres5

YouTube version:

Vimeo version:
https://vimeo.com/groups/407050/videos/183002565

Monique also asked Chandler to include this link to her video in this description.

Happy ACE DAY 2015…

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TTA podcast 291 thoughts


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.

Veganism & Vegetarianism


Biopantheism

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How we treat other biological organisms, human and non-human animals alike, is extremely important in this philosophy. We cannot talk about the sanctity of Life and how much we should love and respect Nature and still continue to eat the dead flesh and muscle tissue of other animals who were slaughtered in terrible ways and probably suffered horrifically before they died… this would be the pinnacle of hypocrisy. Therefore, being Vegan/Vegetarian is the only logical conclusion in response to the realization that everything is divine.

For me, it was a natural progression, stemming from the knowledge and awareness of the horrendous conditions present in factory farming and the plain and obvious truth that we can survive and sustain ourselves on an entirely plant-based diet (which in most cases is healthier anyway, since it physiologically coincides with the way our bodies have evolved). As primates, we spent much more time being…

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Ethical vs Moral


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.

moral:

Concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

morals:

1. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

morality:

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

ethic:

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

ethics:

1. Motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

2. The philosophical study of moral values and rules

ethical:

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.

New Podcast Series


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.

https://archive.org/details/MoniqueLukens7172016

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.

https://archive.org/details/CelibateVegans2

So much fun stuff and so little time.


Recently, my friend Jamie Soden sent me a whole bunch of stuff. An old laptop, Nintendo 3DS, and a bunch of video games and DVDs of cartoons and David Attenborough documentaries.
 
Among them is the entire series of Powerpuff Girls and the PowerPuff Girls Movie. I just watched the movie and I have to say it was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.
 
The only problem now is finding time to watch everything. So much fun stuff and so little time.