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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Left, Right, or Middle of the Road?

Here in America, people are increasingly referred to according to their political beliefs. "Liberals," are said to be "to the left," while they often refer to themselves as "pro-choice." "Conservatives," are said to be "to the right," while they often refer to themselves as "pro-life." "Middle of the road" believe either both or neither are correct.

Victor Von Frankenstein believed in picking the best body parts, so he was pro-choice.
Victor Von Frankenstein wanted his creation to live, so he was pro-life.
Being both, this makes him "middle of the road," so why did the villagers burn him?

The answer has to be religious fanaticism. If they were appalled by the actions of the creation, then wouldn't it have made more sense to have addressed only the creature? I can only conclude that they were influenced by a "religious leader" because he felt that creating life should only be performed by God. That being the case, why wouldn't we go for parents? Because only religious fanatics would "justify" both ways.

Its just another case of the ignorant being manipulated to achieve the goals of the crafty.

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At Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 9:19:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Of course, it was fiction. But, I do want to make people think.

At Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 2:07:00 PM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

I agree with you whole heartedly.Will say something on that one tomorrow...it is midnight here, and gotto get up at 4 in the morning.
Am glad to see you around!!...

At Friday, December 8, 2006 at 1:21:00 AM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

religious fanatics...yes.
it is because they have, what is called'Blind Faith'.They view Life in a very narrow sense.
In my religion, they are against body part transplants too, as it is a 'Sin'. They say, it is sinful to donate your eyes too!.They wudnt eat,genetically modified chicken and wud plunder a KFC because it serves them.
{ somebody tell them, even potatoes are that variety now!}
I talk about donating my body as a cadever and body parts, and they think I am being Blasphemous.
But....
I guess the fanatics..the ones we see on the roads, out in the open, are not the real culprits...
they are the ones who 'have been manipulated by the crafty to perform their dirty work'
The real crafty are, like I said so many times, Priests, Politicians, Professors and [ believe it or not] even Parents.[ in variying degrees..here in decending order, respectively]

At Friday, December 8, 2006 at 1:32:00 AM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

Yes, and about being able to justify both ways...They are the same ones who do that.In present jargon you wud call that 'doublespeak' or making people 'doublethink'..to hold two contrary beliefs at the same time, and believing in them both!
Yes, we have what can collectively be called a Schizophrenic society.Thanks to their manipulations!

BTW...I notice that you have a fear of manipulation...God and you only know why...but then of course it is the kind of Life that we have led, that decides what we become to a large extent...
I feel sad, that you are so 'closed'.Believe me, there are some good human beings out there too!...

At Friday, December 8, 2006 at 1:10:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

My fear of manipulation is not so much that I might be manipulated, but is more a concern for others'. I raise the questions to heighten thinking, questioning by those that might find themselves the target of such manipulations. I believe we should be what we are and not what others might desire to make of us. Too many are willing to believe someone else has the answers that they do not know and (apparently) are unwilling to find on their own. Mistakes will be made, if we seek ourselves, but who among us can be perfect? Not me. But I'd rather make my own mistakes, than be lead to do wrong by someone else. The real sin is in giving over control to someone whose motivations are (usually) greed or power. I will grant you that sometimes it is a matter of of choosing the lesser of evils. Elections are an excellent example of that. Unfortunately, by not voting we give power over without a say of which is the lesser evil.
I have many fears, some which I am sure I am not even aware. I need to work on them, I know.
One of my greastes fears is the use of radioactive materials in weapons. This is a nightmare scenario. Not only does it cause death upon initial use, but it causes death and suffering long down the road, generations after, and can make land use unsafe for much longer. Genetic engineering is not a concern in comparison. Heck, who among us can argue rationally that man could not use improvement?
As far as my being closed, perhaps I am, perhaps not. I do know that there are good people out there since I know some of them. As good as people can be at least, since we all have our foibles. But with their hearts in the right place anyway. And as you say God and I know why, since we both know what I have thought and done it the past, and only he would know what I might do in the future. Its is for me to do nothing more that I might regret, as I have done things that I do regret. Guilt sometimes is its own punishment. I hope to forgive those who transgress against me, but I desire to forgive myself even more. Its something I still need to learn better. So please do not feel sad for me. Instead please feel hope for me, I think that would be more productive and optimistic.
C.

At Friday, December 8, 2006 at 1:13:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

oops, typo- 'greastes' should read greatest :P

At Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 1:36:00 AM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

You are Right Charles...You have been such an inspiration for me, toward a positive approach.Your words have such a ring of truth in them, that they reverberate in my mind, everytime I have to face a problem.The best so far have been, that we have the power to change ourselves, not others.Thank You!
Yes, the world is indeed a projection of our minds.The hell is not the 'other people' as Satre might say. The hell is within us,and it is we alone who can swing that.The other people just happen to be around, and become victims of our prejudices.And I too seek forgiveness for being prejudiced at times.
Yes, The radioactive material threat is very real and frightening indeed.In the name of progress, the side effects can really burn us out, before we can reap the harvest of that productivity!A heavy price to pay, indeed. But I have seen ppl calling even genocide a 'historical necessity'.Nothing can ever justify the loss of life, due to something called 'side effect'or 'sacrifice'.
Take care.May God bless you.And I always think, that each one of us will finally go to heaven, no matter what we have done.God loves us all.I have felt that in my everyday life, so must have you and everyone else.His Love is so great. Then how can we commit wrongs that his love for us will not forgive?

At Friday, December 15, 2006 at 1:47:00 PM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

yes, no one can argue that man cannot use improvement.But before that comes a crucial question.How many ppl in this world take scientific progress as an improvement? There are more contrary views and fears than acceptance!
How does one define 'improvement' then?
And about choosing the 'lesser of evil'...why choose at all.Wudnt that be going with the herd in a sort of a way?Why, not overthrow both and bring a new order altogether..
"Old order changeth, giving way to New/ dust claims dust, and we die too!"
But then how? that is the question.Does Democracy really exist anywhere in the true sense of the term?
The only real revolution is the revolution of the self...where Each one of us brings in a self awakening, an awareness...
And THAT seems to be a Utopian Dream...what with man living in so called civilised society, having to abide by the rules for survival..
Dystopian? Nihilistic?...
if we cant do something alone..at least write a book!...they say, pen is mighter than sword!
Love
Mona

At Monday, December 18, 2006 at 2:25:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

I believe in scientific progess. I am working on the result of some of that as I type. The eradication of smallpox is another, as well as the tremendous gains against other biological threats like polio. That we communicate across the globe in less time than it takes to walk to the local post office or to find a stamp and envelope is another. That we receive prior warning of impending severe weather, that doctors can image what is happening inside our bodies without ever applying a scalpel to it, that we have fibers stronger than steel, that we have steel, all are scientific progress. The aluminum can that stores drinks for possibly years is an example of three more. That there is not enough bacteria to grow, that it is hermetically sealed to prevent contamination, that the aluminum is even in metallic form. Science is a wonderful thing, unfortunately there is the other edge of the sword. Nuclear power is good, nuclear weapons are not. It is up to us as the leading native sentient species to learn not to use the sharp edge of that sword for anything other than good. Oh, and when it comes to blades, we also have ceramic knives, a technology from the laboratory.

At Friday, December 22, 2006 at 1:07:00 PM EST, Blogger Dizzy $visitorIP said...

Hello Charles
Came here to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.
I hope your christmas is joyfilled and may all your wishes come true.
Think I shall be spending my christmas in the hospital though :-)...severe bout of pneumonia...
You take care...& my wishes and love to sarah too!

At Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 11:37:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Oh no. I hope that you get well soon, wouldn't want to have my most loyal reader ill. May your life improve with each passing day, may joy and happiness forever fill your way. And thank you for your wishes, may they return to you multiplied by a positive integer value greater than one.

At Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 7:40:00 AM EST, Anonymous rahman.mona $visitorIP said...

Thank you Charles, for your Unique and lovely wishes.
I am feeling much better now.
Hope you are good too.
Hope my new post will add Smiles to your face in the New year
Best wishes

At Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 8:08:00 AM EST, Anonymous Dizzy $visitorIP said...

Why charles..why do you disagree?..I mean, HOW do you disagree about my views about womenkind? [ just in case it was YOU who left that comment on my post, it sounds like you tho...!?!]

At Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 9:10:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hey Dizzy. I didn't even know you were posting again. I just now looked to see what you were talking about, and I can assure you that it definitely was not I who was disagreeing with you. I think I'm fairly open minded, although sometimes a grump, but I would not comment on your blog as some anonymous loser. You will know when it is me, not just suspect it may have been me. I don't give my full name, where I live more than a general area, et cetera; because I do not desire being the victim of identity theft, not because I want to stir up sh__. I think I can articulate what I am trying to communicate to you without raising your ire, and I don't think its funny when people do that to see the reaction they can raise. I also think you are open minded and intelligent enough to realize if I were to say something without actually saying I disagree, that it is probably just a failure of interpretation of words to communicate ideas. You may rest assured it wasn't me.

At Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 10:43:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

Dear Charles.I am so sorry. I realised that later when BBC stepped up to own it.

I should have known you wouldn't do such a thing..it was just that I thought you were, for some reason well known to you wanted to refrain from commenting on my blog..most probably you didnt want some silly bloggers to gravitate to your blog from mine[ there are a few, of which BBC is definitely one]

I am really sorry...I respect you far too much and it was a mistake on my part to think it was you!Please forgive me

At Monday, January 8, 2007 at 8:21:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Apology accepted.
I am a bit curious though. Have I perhaps given you some reason to question my sexual preference? If so, let me clear this up in totality. I am a man, I like women, I am not and I have never been attracted to men. The fact of the matter is that I do not even know the difference between what a healthy average man looks like and what a "good looking man" looks like. I don't care either. I do have a discerning eye for women. I can point out what it is that makes one woman look better than some other. I can look at a woman and know whether she is attractive.
Where I have problems with women is in discerning what kind of personality she has, and I have historically chosen women who were strong in character. This may be partially responsible for my failures with those women and why I shy away from relationships with them. Strong character sometimes means a strong sense of self, bringing with it a strong selfishness. To what has been stated so many times, "once bit, twice shy," I add, "twice bit, paranoid."
I haven't given up on finding "my special someone," I have only ceased actively seeking her.

At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 1:57:00 PM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

hey charles...Now there is some misunderstanding here..Of course such a thought never even crossed my mind to question your sexual preferences...That was BBC asking me What is black, the kettle or the pot, & also saying 'I disagree about your views relating to men and women'That is what made me answer that question!I presumed it was you saying that 'I disagree'.I am sorry for that.

I know...I could sense that you are wary of women for some reason & I know that it has got to be a good reason. I never mean to tresspass your personal space, it was just a speculation & maybe a kind of interpretation. But I never gave it much thought, because being speculative & interpretive can be so dangerous. If I say 'love' ppl might think 'sex', If I say 'sex' ppl might hear 'licence'. So I understand what you mean.
Come on..now today is my birthday!..so wish me!

At Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 8:35:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hey Mona,
Happy Birthday, and many more. I tried to post to your blog, but your Captcha is not displaying the word text.

So now you have to change your profile to read Age: 251. You realize that as you and your children age, the ratio of your ages approaches zero, e.g. if you were 24 when your son was born, at that moment, 24/0=infinity, a year passes and your are suddenly "only 25/1=25 times as old. 9 more years, you are 34, he is 10, 34/10=3.4 times as old. When he is twenty four, you are 48, 48/24=2 times as old. So how many years until you're the same age?

At Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 12:10:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

HA HA! that was great calculation..ingenious...You made me laugh so much..a great birthday gift!

Now that new beta blogger is calling me a 250 year old Rat and hardly gives me an opition to change that!. Dan told me to remove the year from there and that wud help. I have yet to do that. You see, I am not net savvy and have to keep taking help from people!

About your choice of women..yes it is true..but then as they say, in a matter of choices, it is the cause and effect theory that comes into play.Yes, strong women have their other side of coin too, which may be asw strong, but just the opposite!.Life is like a pendulmn clock that keeps swinging while it ticks away...from one extreme to the other. The trick is to take major decisions like marriage etc. when you are in the middle.That means, in making your choices too, you have to keep that in mind! The key word in your case wud be, that whatever are your preferences, no matter how much a strong woman attracts you, make sure that she has COMMON SENSE.[ that is the key that keeps thing in balance here]..you see, common sense is very uncommon.You will be surprised to see how many ppl are there in this world who are extremely intelligent, but do not have a good sense of judgement.That is what mars their success, both in life and in work.
Love
Mona

At Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 5:47:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

It is intended as a joke, but in reality there is an answer. You must remember the mathematics of infinity. Infinity+N=infinity, infinity-N=infinity, infinity*N=infinity, infinity/N=infinity: therefore after reaching infinity (or if you prefer, infinity - N,) there will be no difference and your age will be the same.

At Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 5:53:00 AM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Oh and just as an after thought:
Since at the moment of his birth we calculated the quotient as infinity, and we know infinity+N=infinity...

At Friday, January 12, 2007 at 1:01:00 AM EST, Anonymous Dizzy $visitorIP said...

maybe because it is a reality, time and space are both spelled as infinite.So I feel, is the human brain.The progress in any field today is just a projection of what human mind has conceived, in matter form.I remember that recently some theory of einstein was proved to be true recently[ about space].Human mind has infinite possibilities. only our view is limited to temporal concerns because human life as individuals is short.Someboby asked me, that seeing the progress around, since prehistoric times, what did I think was the aim of Life. I told him, he was confusing two very different things. Life's aim is nothing but Itself.Progress on the other hand is unlimited and is in noway concerned with the aim of Life

At Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 8:30:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

hi charles,
You can take a look at my blog, at the stuff I export.

Hope you are fine.

At Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 4:17:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

So, where are they? Or are you selling tabletops from the Taj? If that's the case and they are less than a dollar per, I'll buy $10 worth. hehe.

At Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 11:23:00 PM EST, Anonymous Mona $visitorIP said...

CHARLES!!!! you were there at my blog! I'm glad I made you laugh!Boy! I'm so happy that it is making me cry real tears here!

At Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 11:48:00 AM EST, Blogger MONA $visitorIP said...

God morning charles!
Hope you have a nice sunday, with lots of coffee...

And something to read :)

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