Well I could have sworn I did one... oh wait, the LA crash. Oh well, my beliefs probably changed anyways.Religion:
Officially, atheist. But that's more of a disbelief than a belief system in own right. I subcribe to the theory of Emergence. As far as I'm concerned, it explains everything and can be applied to anything. You can be Christian and believe in Emergence for example. It's a beautiful theory, look it up.Politics:
I'm a Texas Democrat Liberal and Proud! I just wish there were more Democrats that had the balls Bill Clinton did in standing up against the Republicans. He was an awesome President.Government:
I don't know whether Government should be big or small but I do believe it should have more transparency and ultimately it should serve the people, rather the people serving the Government. There should also be more Bipartism between parties and the people's needs should be a priority instead of this tug of war between the two major parties saying a bunch of BS to get everyone's votes and then doing their own thing once they're in power. Yes, I'll admit Democrats are just as guilty of that as Republicans are.Education:
It stinks and something should be done about it. Obviously just throwing money at it doesn't solve everything but neither does cutting it to shreds and laying off teachers. If you want save money you could start by not focusing so damn much on state-wide standardized test that cost money to create, print, scanned, and evaluated, and spend more time, oh I dunno... actually
teaching kids. Crazy, yeah I know. Also, you could recall some or better yet all of the board members who are making these dumb costly decisions while everyone else pays the price. It should be a federal crime to screw around with our children's education. Gay Marriage:
I'm iffy about this one. On one side, I believe two adults should be able to marry if they give consent. That's their business. I don't buy the whole, gays getting married will ruin the sanctity of marriage for straight couples because atheists getting married do nothing to devalue marriages for religious people. On the other side, gays getting married may be a misguided attempt at getting the rest of society to accept us by imitating their lifestyle in every way. It just ends up perpetuating the stereotype that you're only a valued member of society if you're married (bonus points if you have kids.) The real issue is inheritance, life insurance, and hospital visitation rights. As long as the law enables gay people to be able to provide for their loved ones and be counted as family while visiting each other at the hospital, then we should be okay. We'll never be accepted by forcing society. It going to be slow but steady.Abortion:
Woof! What a heated one. As a guy I feel it's not my business or the business of any man to determine what happens in a woman's body. Sure it's easy to say a woman should have kept her legs closed and now she has to pay the price but that's heartless and it's not going to stop her from getting an abortion if she really wants one. In other words, banning abortion, in any degree, is just treating a symptom not the actual disease that's infecting our society. Instead we should focus on changing laws to require men and women to respect each other as equals. Instead of abolishing abortion let's abolish rape and sexual harassment and the overall notion that women are here just to serve men. That way the only pregnancies that do occur is between men and women who love and RESPECT each other. They wouldn't be unwanted pregnancies then, just happy accidents.Taxes:
We should stop giving the rich all the tax breaks while putting the brunt of the burden on the middle class and leaving the poor to fend for themselves. This little experiment of giving the rich the biggest breaks has gone on far too long and has done nothing to benefit anyone... except the rich. Let's alleviate the burden off the middle class so money can be more free to travel. More money in the middle class's pockets means more spending and higher yeilds in sales taxes which goes back to helping the community. Everyone wins. The rich can do without that extra yacht.
Edit: Ohmygods! I forgot environment! Oh well, let's just say agree with wisp since she said it best.
Edited by SOAP, 04 June 2011 - 01:12 AM.