Tag Archives: Rules

Gray hair from a civil/revolutionary war probability. (Gray from tyranny = granny?)

If one doesn’t find enjoyment or pleasure out of trying to eliminate injustices or right wrongs, one should find something else to do that he or she enjoys.

There’s a reason why people who stay at home to watch football on Sundays are happier than those that go to church.

And why does happiness matter? Well, if Heaven is so great, what does that really mean unless it brings one complete joy?

Is Heaven sitting around griping about the gays? Is it a never-ending Bible read? Do they sit around, constantly complaining about how corrupt the young people in Hell are?

The idea that happiness on Earth doesn’t matter spits in the face of the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was a perfect paradise. Doesn’t that mean that Adam and Eve had to be happy? Of course, if they were perfectly content, why did they eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Well, to use an analogy, is it not the case that one can be having a great time, but make a grave mistake that directly affects his or her life negatively forever? Can’t a man, driving to the beach to go on vacation, accidentally strike and kill a child with his car, and thus, spend significant time behind bars?

Of course, Adam and Eve disobeyed a direct commandment. But they did not know just how negatively it was going to affect them, and the rest of the world (for the entirety of its existence). This does not mean that they should not have been punished. One, of course, can lament about “why they [we] were ever doomed to failure”, much like one can lament “why the child ever ran out in front of the car”. But what happened happened. Nothing can change it.

In saying all of this, I am very thankful that I am [no longer] like most religious conservatives. To the religious conservatives, the entire world is a lost cause. All of us sinners are going to Hell (except for the 30 or so that meet in this specific building every Sunday). The rules and regulations to live by to avoid Hell are simply impossible to live by. It is the equivalent of a government with hundreds of thousands of various laws, most of which no citizen really understands (or is even aware of), and many of the rules are so nonsensical that it truly takes a fear of punishment to make one ever even consider abiding by them. You live in constant fear of violating even one of the countless laws, and the government of God will have no mercy on a law-breaker after one dies (which one is never sure of, so this anxiety continues in perpetuity). But the difference between government and God is that, at least to many, an unjust government is possible. But the idea of an unjust GOD is NOT possible to Christians and conservatives.

I am ashamed to admit that I used to BE one of those religious conservatives. My life was anxious and Puritanical seemingly constantly (I was lucky enough to get minor breaks from my own self-torture every now and then). It truly was Hell on Earth. I know you probably won’t believe me, but I was fucking MISERABLE. More miserable that I can describe in this piece (but I discuss it a lot here). But by divine intervention, my life changed completely, and forever. I know how that sounds, because I know how typical conservatives use it. But I can only say that I am being genuine, and it is up to you whether or not you believe me. I understand skepticism. It is warranted (thanks to religious conservatism that I used to be a part of).

It is only by the grace of God that I value my happiness here on Earth. (I understand many will say “Well, I’m not religious, and I value my happiness”, or “But you never would’ve gone through that had you never been introduced to religion in the first place.” I’m not going to debate it here. Agree to disagree? Call me a “dumbass believer” on your own blog?) I may never know why He saved me that Hell, of believing that my suffering somehow created my path to Heaven (thus making me purposefully torture myself psychologically), but I am eternally grateful for it. Clearly, there is a difference between the paradise that Eden was and what happened to the world after the fruit was eaten; a difference between me driving to the beach, and me killing a child with my car accidentally. Me killing a child with the car didn’t create the happiness that I had when I envisioned what the beach was going to be like. Clearly.

I get to experience the goodness of God, without EVER being ABLE to “repay” Him in any way, shape, or form. There is no gift that I can give to the Almighty. I was merely given the gift of eternal life through Christ. And it wasn’t because of anything I did: it was merely because God cares about me.

I think this will, ultimately, be the only thing that keeps me from pulling my hair out when I notice government becoming more and more tyrannical, with, seemingly, not enough people realizing it. I think this will be the only thing to keep me sane if I am unfortunate enough to live through a revolutionary war, or if I am kidnapped by my government. Thankfully, if they kill me, they will have only freed me.

#Calexit (#Brexit, etc.).

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Devin Stevens’s Yugioh-Trump mashup.

Yugioh TCG Exclusive! Rise of the Republicans Starter Deck! 20 dollars a box. Features include:

TRUMP’S RED CAP
Ritual Spell Card
“This card is used to ritual summon “Donald Trump.” You must also tribute “white” monsters from your hand of field whose total level stars equal exactly 8. Except the turn this card was sent to the graveyard, you can banish this card from your graveyard; add one “Electoral College” or “Trump Tower” from your deck to your hand.”

DONALD TRUMP
Capitalist/Ritual/Effect
Lv: 8 ATK 3000 DEF 2500

“You can ritual summon this card with “Trump’s Red Cap.” Gain 1000 life points during each of your standby phases. When you summon a “white” monster(s) while you control this face-up card: draw 1 card. If this card is targeted by the effect of a “feminist” card, negate the effect and attach that card to this one as an equip spell card (that card does not count towards your Spell/Trap Zone limit). If this card battles a non-“white” monster, before damage calculation, banish that monster.”

BORDER WALL
Continuous Trap Card
“Neither player can summon monsters except “white” monsters. All “white” monsters you control gain 500 ATK and DEF. If this card leaves the field, you can special summon one “Trump” monster from your hand, graveyard, or deck, ignoring its summoning conditions.”

Yugioh will never be the same again…..

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Devin Stevens’s Yugioh-Bernie Sanders mashup.

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Yugioh.

Devin Stevens.

Trump parody 1.

Trump parody 2.

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Fem.

More and more people waking up to the inherent injustice of government. History repeats itself.

This is how revolutions happen.

The time to speak out is NOW.

Creepy FBI encounter.

Anarch.

Murray Rothbard.

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Murray Rothbard – Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Murray Rothbard – Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty.

Creepy FBI encounter.

P R O T E C T I O N  A N D  S E R V I C E.

I have a couple of things to say about this:

1. At least people are finally waking up to the fact that maybe people that steal our money at gunpoint and threaten us with imprisonment aren’t the most ethical people out there.

2. The only reason this man is still alive is because the FBI wasn’t sure whether or not he was livestreaming. If they knew he was simply recording, they would’ve interrogated him with torture, killed him, and destroyed the camera.

Anarch.

Murray Rothbard.

More Murray Rothbard.

The Left and rhetoric

The Left is full of rhetoric: not arguments.

They’re modern-day Sophists, sadly.

Rules, Mistakes in Sports, “Fairness”, Talent Disparities, Winners and Losers, Competition

Why are rules important?

Because if you don’t have any rules, then you don’t have anything.

A player may accidentally step out of bounds on an apparent touchdown run. Someone might say “Well, it was an accident. Just give him a touchdown.”

You may feel sorry for a team if that would have been the game-winning score, but instead, he accidentally stepped out of bounds, and his team lost a heartbreaker.

Someone might say “Well, let’s just give it to them anyway because he was so close, and it’s so heartbreaking.”

But if we were to give it to them, the rules have been violated.

If the rules are violated, then we don’t have a game.

What is a game without rules? Think about it.

Basketball without dribbling isn’t basketball.

Baseball without bats isn’t baseball.

But if we say “Ok, let’s give him the touchdown.” What will the game then be?

Will we say “Well, if they step out of bounds only a little bit, it’s still ok.”

First of all, that would still be “a rule.”

Second of all, how far out of bounds can they go? We still need rules for the game, even if people make accidents (that’s part of what makes sports so great).

If we extend the field so that the “out of bounds” is farther away to prevent that one accident, what will prevent the next accident that will be the same thing? There has to be a limit somewhere. That’s what the rules are for.

And that’s why there are winners and losers.

It is the rules themselves that dictate there are winners and losers, and that someone must be better than someone else.

Otherwise, there is no game, because that is the inevitable result of a game, except for a “tie.”

If the point of the game would be to tie, then you would still have competition because each team would have to make the other team score for there not to be a tie. Otherwise, there is no competition.

This isn’t to say that rules can’t change for various reasons, but there still have to be rules, and there will still be mistakes made, there will still be players better than others, and there will still be winners and losers because these are all the nature of sports.

Competition is simply about who follows the rules the best (the rules state that whomever scores the most points “wins”).

This isn’t to say that rules can’t change, but they can’t be violated arbitrarily.

There must be a rule change, and then once that is a rule, it must stay a rule in order for the sport to be the sport. If rules are added, subtracted or changed, it is still the rules that create the sport.

Without rules, you have somebody showing up on a basketball court with a baseball bat, and another person showing up on the court with football pads, and there are no rules, so we don’t have a game, and we don’t have a “winner” or a “loser.”

We may have “fun”, but we have no game, we have no competition, and we have no winners or losers.

Perhaps that’s the goal of the pc crowd: to eliminate winners and losers by arbitrarily eliminating rules.

They are arbitrarily eliminating rules to get rid of competition so that there are no “winners and losers”, and therefore, there is no point to the game.

They substitute nothing for what they destroy.

This isn’t the same as kids playing without keeping score. They still have a goal: to just play and have fun.

That’s fine if you want to do that, but if you want to keep score, you should be able to.

Evan Sayet – Understanding How Modern Liberals Think.

December 28, 2013.

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