Jay’s Points of View – I am fascinated and repulsed by Peter Hitchens

You probably don’t know who Peter Hitchens is unless you live in the UK. He runs a hysterical red top gossip newspaper called the Daily Mail. I’ll give you a small clip of what I’m talking about here:

What a hateful angry little man that wants to criminalise junkies?! What does throwing someone in jail do? Does it help them give up drugs or are you simply slapping them with a criminal record which prevents them from ever getting a normal job and integrating themselves back into society once they’re out? Once a criminal, always a criminal. Think about it.

Once you go to jail, you can forget about ever leaving the country. You won’t get past the border patrol, even Sir Paul McCartney’s lawyer couldn’t do anything as he was arrested in Japan for a drug offense he committed 21 years ago. You can forget about starting a new life and turning over a new leaf. You’ve been branded for life. Is that ok to do to someone if a) they weren’t hurting anybody, b) they choose to ingest substances, c) they are victims of an addiction the same as alcohol or cigarettes?

Something ELSE needs to be done instead of filling our prisons with people that really shouldn’t be there. Surely we can come up with a better system than tarring ordinary citizens with the same brush as organised criminals?

The thing that pisses me off about Peter Hitchens is that he is rude and petty. He obviously loves the sound of his own voice because he won’t let anyone else speak (I hate that – manners!) and thinks that anyone who doesn’t share his opinion is somehow beneath him.

It doesn’t stop there though. It’s one thing to think you’re above someone but to stoop so low himself…I find that so hypocritical. He couldn’t even put aside his differences with Stephen Fry when attending his own brother’s funeral. How petty is that?

On Peter Hitchens, Damian Thompson from the Telegraph writes:

“Did you know that the late great Christopher Hitchens had a younger, less talented, journalist brother called Peter? Me neither – until I was asked by the Spectator to debate the subject of addiction with this gentleman, a chap in a blazer who reminds me of the Viz character Major Misunderstanding.

I’ve taken a lot of flak for arguing, in my book The Fix, that addiction is behaviour, not disease. But Hitchens believes that addiction does not exist at all – that it’s an excuse for the illegal behaviour of “selfish” people.

This is scientifically illiterate – people can become involuntarily addicted and their brain chemistry changes. But Hitchens was having none of it, banging on about “the worship of the self” in the way that self-obsessed folk often do.”

I find it incredible that the younger brother of such a brilliant man could be so utterly twisted.

Yet….I’m on my 7th Peter Hitchens video and I can’t stop! I’m utterly hooked. The conviction behind the lies is infuriating as it is addictive. I’m mesmerised by how he makes sweeping generalisations and dismisses decades of scientific evidence in favour of flimsy half truths and his own (bigoted) opinion.

He’s too posh to understand the trials and tribulations of real people. We shouldn’t listen to anything he says. But watch the videos. They’re hilarious and will make you puke as well.

WARNING: You’ll find you can’t stop once you start. lol. I’ve warned you, it’s addictive.

Jay’s Points of view – Your God does not exist. Science is the only truth.

I’m probably going to get a load of shit for this but I’m really passionate about this so I’m just going to go ahead and write. That’s what blogs are for right? Expressing an opinion. I want a debate guys!!

I believe ALL organised religion poisons everything. It was a form of control before democracy existed. These organisations are so corrupt from all the money they get from regurgitating allegorical tales to throngs of gullible people. Who wants to believe in the idea of a God who is all seeing, all knowing…judging your every move whether you’re awake or asleep. There’s no respite, it’s 24 hr surveillance! Who wants to believe that?

I have one life on this earth. I have a right to live how I want to live without some supernatural being telling me what is right and what is wrong. As long as I’m not hurting anybody, I know that I am living a wholesome, exciting and truthful life.

I think you’ll find that you can’t disprove Science? No-one can challenge empirical evidence. It is fact.

The bible or any other religious text is neither empirical or fact. Merely a set of guidelines that may have helped people 2000 years ago but is completely irrelevant now since we have health care, police, technology…etc.etc. The Bible or any religious text has not been re-written since it was first written. How can you apply the same values of a society that existed nearly 2000 years ago to modern culture?

I respect that people practice religion because it brings positivity into their lives. I don’t disagree with positivity and enlightenment, whatever works for you.

I just choose not to associate with people who are deeply religious because I find many are also deeply hypocritical and I hate that. How can you say you believe in God when you own an iphone and drive a mercedes? Without science, those things would never exist. Everything that we take for granted was made by humans, not plonked on this earth by someone else. We should believe in the human spirit and embrace our nature, not restrain ourselves! I think it’s cruel!

Think of how many gay people were forced into straight marriages because they were so scared of everyone finding out? That person could be living his full potential, being who he wants to be and more importantly, BEING HAPPY. Everyone has the right to be happy.

That is ONE argument I would put to someone if challenged. I could also talk about the unspeakable cruelty certain churches have inflicted on their followers including child abuse, pretty much ALL wars were caused by religion….etc.etc. It actually disgusts me.

The thing that a lot of “un-believers” get frustrated about, including myself, is that there is no consistency in the interpretation of these texts. If you show 5 people the same passage, I will most likely get 5 different answers. Some more moderate views such as  and some completely fundamentalist which is damaging and harmful.

With science, you don’t need to interpret it. Studies are conducted. The results are published in peer reviewed journal. Anybody can dispute it. Anyone can disprove it. Science adapts to the most correct and accurate version of the truth. How would we have a successful health care system without it? I feel that a culture that adapts itself according to new information is definitely the most informed way of thinking and closer to achieving enlightenment than reciting an age old dogma and believing that your soul will be saved if you pray hard enough. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

I also cannot agree with the fact that Science was created by God. In order to understand this, you need to have a serious layman’s knowledge of particle physics. I’m not even going to bother explaining or I’ll have to draw diagrams and shit but the fundamental argument is (assuming that God is MORE intelligent than us humans), why would he have structured the universe the way it is? There are several more logical ways “God” could have gone about it but to be honest, a lot of what we know about science is that it seems to be a series of random accidents. How does that make any logical sense? Why would anyone consciously create a world like that?

They’ve been lying to you all this time so they can keep you imprisoned by your own conscience. Too scared to have sex with the person you love because some book told you not to until you’re married. Too scared to challenge the belief system that you’ve invested your life into. I pity you. I really do because the truth is so much more interesting, so much more pure and beautiful than this paranormal bull shit you’re swallowing.

God is just as real as crystal healing, psychics, star signs and all that bollocks. It doesn’t work. It messes with your mind and makes you less of a person than if you just owned up to your shit and took responsibility for your own actions instead of attributing your successes or failures to a man in the sky.

This is one girl’s opinion. I’d appreciate a civilised debate, I’m not looking to offend or have a go at anyone.

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A little post about Facebook stalking…

I think any kind of obsessive behaviour can sometimes consume people without realising. I’m quite an obsessive person myself, I think. Just about everyday shit really. I get bored very easily so I can get anxious about feeling like I’m not being productive. I feel obsessed about getting to and from places on time, I get concerned when someone doesn’t reply to texts straight away…etc. Pretty petty 1st world problems to be fair lol.

The thing about Facebook stalking is that it can be very easy for the person to develop this fantasy relationship with you, especially if you frequently post to social networking sites. As a large part of my job is looking after the social media for a shop, I spend a large part of my day moderating comments and generally will have a tab open to Facebook at all times. I tend to be online constantly so

I’ve noticed that there are two types of people that are in my friends list. They are all people that I know from “real life” but some are people that I know and like and there are people that I have only met a few times (ie. Don’t know very well).

The kind of stalking (I think) that I have been experiencing has been rather strange compared to that weirdo that I blocked years ago who was really into Asian chicks.  Because the best way to get into a girls pants over the Internet is to like and comment on nearly every single picture in my albums spanning 5 years of my life?! He was so weird. Bloody MySpace…

Recently, I don’t feel creeped out or fearful of what is happening because I know that  these people or persons are just as wary about me as I am of them, I am not in any harms way and I happen to know a lot of socially awkward people (says the Queen of social awkwardness, herself). It’s hard to explain how I feel about it but I guess, it’s the feeling of being monitored that unsettles me a little. I know the difference between one of my besties commenting on everything I say and do to someone I have only met a few times doing the same thing. It feels kind of strange that someone somewhere is reading all of my posts and feels the need to be involved in what I’m doing though we never hang out or have much in common.

I try and live life without hurting anybody and approach everything with an open mind so I always try with people before deciding whether I want to be friends. I’ve been hurt before by people that I thought were closest to me so I feel that I have become more selective about who I choose to open up to. Maybe because of this approach, a few people may have got the wrong end of the stick.

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Jay’s Blog – Ramblings: First post in ages on my new Galaxy Note 8.0

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Hey everyone, it’s been a while. I took a break from writing public blog entries because some people got “offended” at some of my more angry posts. Considering I was actually criticizing their behaviour (and indirectly at that), I thought that it’d be best to stop blogging until I felt comfortable expressing my honest opinion where everyone could read it. You have to try and be responsible with these things, you know and of course, I don’t purposefully try and offend or hurt anybody! If anything, I wish people, including myself, were a little less touchy about “he said, she said” bull shit and look at the bigger picture.

For those of you who are wondering, I am using the wonderful Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. It is so beautiful, I use it all the time now!