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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Big Government Socialist Republicans are back

Once again, George Bush is at it - trying to extend the government's authority over people (although just to keep his base happy). It's indeed sad that the good old Goldwater Republicans are losing their power to Socialist Christian Republicans who want the government to have a monopoly in some personal social issues (gays, abortions, drugs, tv/video game censorship etc.).
This is simply another example of how the Christian Right is from the same tree as the Communist Left. Both have a set of morals and both want to use them for the purpose of control. And to them - facts have no meaning: It is okay to redistribute money because it is right - It is okay to ban gay marriage because it is right.
But the question everyone should be asking is not whether the government should grant gays the right to marry but whether governments should play any role at all in granting marriage "licenses".

And here's another wacko:

Bill O'Reilly:
"Secular progressives like Ted Kennedy want a new America, one that nurtures everyone"

Ted Kennedy might want to see a new Socialist America but the one advocating nurturing here is Bill O'Reilly and others who support banning gay marriage. Is it not nurturing when the government decides for you what's right and what's not?

"The belief that heterosexual marriage is a stabilizing force is a strong one."

But without any real evidence. This is another example of how some people believe that the old times were the good times. However, according to almost every indicator, things have never been better. And some say things are going to fall apart - today...

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Anonymous mike said...

I agree, I use to be extreamly religious. In fact I think I had more interest in religion than any teen not destin to become a priest.
You know what turned me away?

It wasnt the age old concept that if there is no proof of something you can never put your faith into it, hell no. I believe in life elswhere in the universe? But why if there's no proof? I think it may be simply because I feel it in my heart to be true. All the little signs are there and thats enough for me.

Now lets take christianity. So many things seem foggy and confusing about it. Here you have Jesus the son of god, either you believe in him or you don't. If you beleive then according to the hard core christian you're gonna be just fine. You dont you go straight to hell, you dont pass go, you dont collect 200 dollars. Straight to hell, now according to most, 2/3 of the planet does not believe or belives in something else. Therefore if your good at heart, and have done good for others it really doesnt matter you're going to hell anyway. Do you really think every one on earth has knowladge of the story of Jesus Christ? Your're talking six billion people total, including tribal communities completly cut off from society. That to me is just one narrow minded assumption of many from the Christian community.

More than anything, and this is by far the thing that turned me away the most. I can accept many things if it helps me to come to terms with god.

I can accept that pain and suffering is a part of life, as it plays a role in the delicate balence that makes the great moments here on earth that much more enjoyable. For every creature that dies in the wild another shall consume what it needs to survive another day is one good example. Another example would be the seasons. In order to appreciate the summer sometimes you have to rough out the winter. These hardships are fine.

However there is one thing I will never accept, and thats hell itself. You dont punish your own for eternity for screwing up or being mislead when the amount of time we spend here is vary rarly over 90 years. Mind you that god made this place to be imperfect, and designed us flawed and then gave us all these choices. So a punishment such as this coming from a god that was smart enough to create the universe in 7 days will never make sense to me. God would have never alowed saintin in hell to have the abibility to steer is own people away from him in the first place. His most beloved creations of all time?
hmmm?

In fact the idea that god took the time to create a place for saintin to continue to exsist doesnt make sense.

I could go on but this would turn into a small book.

I found this blog through you're duke nukem site, I like your reviews and I have a map I sent you through your email that I think you may enjoy. However im not sure weather or not you're still posting new maps it being 2006 and duke3d coming from the mid 90's. If so give me a heads up sometime, id really love to get a map review somewhere. Its a work in progress, but I have something else big brewing that I believe will be a hit. I put about 6 months into the one I sent you but it was my very first map. The one im currently working on already has 6 months and is only about half finished. If you want I can show you some pics sometime.

June 08, 2006 2:51 AM  
Anonymous Petteri said...

Well put, Mike!

June 09, 2006 5:49 AM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

mike
"I think it may be simply because I feel it in my heart to be true. All the little signs are there and thats enough for me."

This is an extremely stupid reason to believe in God or gods.
Reason over a weak belief (that is not backed by any evidence) is what separates the smart ones from the idiots.

How come I never felt that there's someone up there? Am I not fit enough? Have I already been picked to go to Hell?

"I like your reviews and I have a map I sent you through your email that I think you may enjoy."

You did? To mikko.sandt@satabaana.net? That's my spam address but if you can tell me the exact time when you sent the map I could scan through the "spam box" and see if it's still there. I still review both old and new maps.

June 12, 2006 7:10 PM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

Anywayz:
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00163

June 12, 2006 7:11 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Mon, 5 Jun 2006 18:08:03 was when it was sent. Its a pretty good map for being pulled out the bag as quick as it was. I dont expect it to get a spectacular review but I really wanted to get something out there before the release of the other map im working on. It will have some new textures, a new midi, perhaps some new sounds to, as well as being detailed in every aspect.

If you want some pics of it let me know. Oh by the way whats your good email addy? So that when I go to send you somthing else it wont be in the spam folder.

June 12, 2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

The volcano map? Yeah I'll try to have it reviewed next week (I'll be out of town for the next five days).

June 13, 2006 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Ok cool, thanks. If it wasnt for the concentration and focus on my new map the volcano one would look alot better, but I think the concept was good enough to carry it. With so many maps stuck on the ground in maze like atmospheres, I usually aim to make my maps big and different.

My other map im thinking of calling "A Space Tragedy" It has Become so big and complex that I finally had to split it into 2 seperate maps yesterday, mainly because I was getting close to the 16000 wall mark. It may become part of a series being organized by Fernando Calvo called duke through the planets. That would be cool, but some of the mappers are a bit inconsistant. Either way it will be released before the year is out.

I have a story for it as well as some pics you can look at if you want to list it as a coming soon project because I dont plan to quit it, and it will be a quality map finished in all aspects, unlike the volcano map that could have used a little more work cosmeticly.

June 13, 2006 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

However we can talk about that after you get a chance to review the joe vs. volcano map.

Thats its full name because of that Tom Hanks movie "Joe Vs. The Volcano" where he gets to the top of a volcano and jumps in with Meg Ryan at the end, Being that you will jump in a volcano toward the end of the level I figured that to be a catchy name:)

June 13, 2006 1:17 AM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

mikko.sandtATgmail.com should work. You may send any shots of upcoming projects there.

June 19, 2006 10:36 PM  
Anonymous mike said...

cool, I've got some good ones for ya.

June 20, 2006 12:04 AM  
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Anonymous Inquisitor said...

"This is simply another example of how the Christian Right is from the same tree as the Communist Left. Both have a set of morals and both want to use them for the purpose of control."

You forget that Capitalist too have a set of morals. That is, to deny humanity the development of any morals that might interfere with their profit motive. This is how immorality is allowed to reign supreme inside each individual. In other words, this is how the Bourgeois exerts vicarious control via what is mistakenly known as 'the freedom of choice'. The internalisation of morals does not mean that control is not exerted from without, just that it is finally effected from within.

July 06, 2006 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Inquisitor said...

The question we have to ask is if the internalisation of morals, capitalist or otherwise, is for the equitable benefit of all or despite the interests of all.

July 06, 2006 7:29 AM  
Blogger Mikko Sandt said...

"You forget that Capitalist too have a set of morals."

Depends on what you mean by "Capitalists". Many of the so-called "Capitalists" don't share classical liberal values but favor protectionism and socialism when it's profitable.

"In other words, this is how the Bourgeois exerts vicarious control via what is mistakenly known as 'the freedom of choice'."

How come mistakenly? For as long as no (governmental in most cases) institution interferes I see there's no one limiting your freedom of choice which, in a Capitalist society, is a voluntary act. Left-wing mambojambo about freedom not really being freedom is just that - rubbish.

"The question we have to ask is if the internalisation of morals, capitalist or otherwise, is for the equitable benefit of all or despite the interests of all."

This is a utilitarian argument. Why you think I care?

July 09, 2006 7:16 PM  

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