What is the mindset of those who deliberately want to put women and children into harm’s way. No matter what religion you belong to, it’s never right to put innocent lives at risk.
Sometimes, the popular culture serves up a story so morally vacuous that I sometimes wonder if we’ve been invaded by aliens. How can anyone be so narcissistic?
This story is about a stripper named Blac China who rose to fame through her “exotic dancing” and “modeling”. (I wonder if ‘Chyna’ is cultural appropriation? But I digress.)
Chyna is apparently pregnant again. This will be her third pregnancy, and it’s by an 18-year-old boy rapper. Chyna apparently really knows how to pick men. She previously got pregnant from two other boyfriends. The first was boyfriend Tyga (Is that really ‘Tigger’ from Winnie the Pooh? If so, he’s got a lot of ‘splainin’ to do.) This happened in 2012. That relationship lasted a few years.
Chyna was clearly so devoted to her young toddler that she got another boyfriend and had another child in 2016. This relationship also lasted a few years.
But recently, Chyna decided to be more discriminating, so she looked on a Christian dating site. Is this a thing now, trolling for guys to bed on a Christian dating site? What’s the attraction? That they’re morally straight? That’s a sad reflection on the fact that Chyna went there, and that her new beau was hanging on that site as well.
We know it must have been a success because she found a new guy named Jay. He’s 18. I’m sure he’s got strong parenting skills, which is obvious in his statement about his relationship with Chyna:
“I don’t wear condoms. . . I would not want to f— a b—- I did not want to get pregnant,” he says. “If Chyna got pregnant, I would keep that s— like ‘ohh daddy love you,’ I love that a-“
Hmmm. I think we can all see the admirable qualities of such a man.
The sad fact of the matter is that Chyna has really no care for those children. To her, they are nothing more than souvenirs of her temporary sexual relationships with the boyfriend-of-the-month.
Recently, I’ve been reading a book called Primal Loss, in which adults who endured their parents’ divorce as a child get a chance to talk about the pain and suffering they have endured because of that divorce. Children who have parents that come and go suffer for a long, long time. Parents who spend an inordinate amount of their lives focusing on the next relationship inevitably end up neglecting the real needs of their kids.
Those children deserve to be brought up in a stable home with a father and a mother who are married to each other. Chyna, like many other celebrities, have children as they wish, believing that those kids will be resilient and will never suffer from their mother’s lack of attention and revolving-door relationships. These children suffer real harm because of a self-absorbed mother.
Those children will never know what it’s like to sit down for a family meal with mom and dad who love each other, help their kids with their homework, and go to their soccer games. Instead, they may get dropped off at some guy’s house for a weekend, while he himself focuses on his next girlfriend.
Unfortunately, I doubt this will be the end of the story for Chyna. After all, she’s only 29 and there are plenty more teenage guys left on Christian dating sites.
The worldview of Sexual Autonomy says that the only thing that is important is that one be fulfilled sexually. It doesn’t matter if you have to find a teenager. It doesn’t matter if you get pregnant. It doesn’t matter if this teenager is anything but a good prospect as a father. As long as you can fulfill your wildest sexual dreams, then everything’s okay. Forget about who has to pay for your very limited life goals.
It is often a question I ask myself when I hear about a new cult and their beliefs and practices:
Why would they believe/act that way, when it is so different from conventional beliefs and behavior?
I’m this case, the cult Nexium was a financial and motivational personality cult that ended up sex trafficking it’s own female members. They even branded those women, literally, with an iron.
Most cults are a twisting of Biblical concepts, so they feed off of people who believe the cult has finally found the “real truth” about God. Nexium, however, fed off of people with no appetite for God. Instead, it lured people in using things out current culture finds important: money, prestige, and sex.
The oldest known fossil of an archaeopteryx has been uncovered in Germany. We have actually known for some time that the archaeopteryx is not an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. We have known this for quite some time. This article states that clearly.However, that myth continues to be spread by teachers and others who should know better.
In fact, we have enough such fossils to realize that there are variations between the fossils which may indicate different species. Contrary to popular views of evolution, the fossil record shows that animal species sprung up in history all at once, fully formed, in a number of events known to scientists as fossil “explosions” (such as the “Cambrian explosion”). Instead of finding fossils that slightly change over millions of years, we simply find species that suddenly appear in the fossil record. Archaeopterys is one of them.
It’s time we let the archaeopteryx “missing link” myth go to sleep.
It always fascinates me when someone begins to question their way of thinking because life isn’t really working for them the way they are. This young woman was challenged to look into different world religions and something that made sense.
Do you go through life just accepting whatever your friends say about life? Have you stopped to think about whether they are really satisfied with their life?
According to a new study, marijuana makes you more prone to feeling that others are deceiving you. It also makes you feel more alienated from other people. And that leads to a higher incidence of psychotic behavior.
This runs counter to the popular belief that marijuana is a fairly harmless drug that just makes you want to relax and crave munchies. As I have written here extensively, there is more and more scientific evidence that marijuana does much more harm than good. We are finding all of this out only now that a number of states have accepted medical marijuana and/or recreational marijuana. Maybe we should pull back on that until we find out what is coming out of Pandora’s box.
For more information about some of the recent findings, click here.
In the cult sci-fi movie called “The Matrix”, the main character is presented with a choice. He could swallow a blue pill and continue to experience the world as a fantasy that has been imposed on him by others, or he could swallow a red pill and experience the world as it really is, without the superimposed “matrix” of fantasy. Recently, many people are writing that they are taking the red pill.
I don’t mean that they have actually entered the world of the Matrix. Instead, they have decided to stop interpreting the world through the groupthink that they have always known. One of the biggest inhibitors to actually thinking about an issue is groupthink. Groupthink is where individuals just adopt the beliefs and norms of a group without really understanding why. They don’t think things through. Since their friends and buds see things a certain way, then it seems okay to them, too.
Some groupthink occurs simply because we’re just easily influenced. We’re all influenced by others to some degree. And when we’re young, we tend to be more easily influenced. Sometimes, groupthink occurs in reverse. For instance, teenagers often reject anything their parents might tell them and instead adopt beliefs of groups they admire, even beliefs their parents might reject.
But other groupthink is forced. For instance, in totalitarian countries, you can be punished if you don’t adopt official beliefs. You could even go to prison or face execution. In other situations, your peers or coworkers will ostracize you or prevent you from working if you don’t parrot their beliefs. Many people rejected so-called “political correctness” because they did not want to conform to the beliefs of those of that mindset.
It’s good to see many learning to think for themselves. They may not adopt the same beliefs as you or I, but as long as they are seeking truth and respecting those of differing beliefs, we’ve made progress.