maybe 90% of the Earth's population think religion is a good thing the problem is , is that , they don't see the bigger picture that in the end , religion will be Humanities down fall
90% don't see the bigger picture? Please North, if you don't mind, what bigger picture is that? Religion and why it is so prevalent is what it is; nothing more than our desire to know what is right. The right thing for us to do. We know we are doing something wrong or there is something wrong with this "little" picture. So how can we imagine a bigger picture from that?
The only way anyone can imagine a bigger picture is to ignore all that is wrong with the little one. In other words many say well that's life and there is nothing we can do about it. That's BS. Yes, there is something we can do about it. Now having said that I will help you and go a step further before you answer the question I asked.
Yes, there is a bigger picture but we will never know what that is unless we understand what is wrong with the little one. This thread is about regrets. Those are things that we have done that we know we should not have done but many will not admit to it. Instead they create excuses for it and rationalize it. Such as the subject I was alluding to. You tried to evade the question and blame 90% of the people because they stupid or something because in their gut they know there is a truth and the little picture is not it.
For those who think they know what a bigger picture is who ignore the little one will only make the little one worse. As far as myself, I have no idea of what the bigger picture is. I know one thing a bigger picture of the little one we have now is one I do not care to see. 90% of all the people can't be all wrong my friend. They are only trying to understand the little picture and if we can do that, we will be able to continue what the artist drew in the first place. Right now it is an abstract because we cannot see all the picture so we try to define it ourselves. Have you seen abstract pictures. Frankly I like beautiful pictures better that I don't have to guess at what they are offering.
Now I'll ask you again what bigger picture is it that you see in your crystal ball?
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Thank you Lily for joining in. I know I am on thin ice here being a man and all. Please understand that. We invented the pill so I do have a right to at least say something in that regard. We the male of the species have really screwed up and I am one of them who will admit to that.
Why shouldn't women be allowed to "sleep around" just as much as men?
I know you are angry and that is why you made this statement. If you don't mind, I am not going to address the reasons why it is wrong for both sexes to "sleep around". There are just to many of them.
And a lot of women take contraceptive pills because they want to control their period. If you haven't sat with a calender in your lap and tried to figure out if your vacation will be made a lot more difficult, you might not understand this.
If you don't mind what kind of vacation would that be? One to have more sex. Hell, Lily you don't have to go on vacation to do that. Since I don't have a period, I have no idea of one that is out of control is. Or one that is in control is, ha! Like I said I am on thin ice here. The question is why would a woman have to take a pill to keep here body under control? It would seem she would know her own body and wouldn't have to take pill. Unless all that life was to her is sleeping around and she didn't enjoy anything other than that?
And you can't say it have killed more people than all wars.
Of course and that is why we are not saying that. We change the name. It's not people anymore, it's a fetus; nothing more that a piece of meat that can be discarded. In that regard we can say it because in that, it doesn't mean as much. Mean as much? Yep, that's what it means alright. An unborn child means nothing; nothing more than a piece of meat. At least now, women can sleep around all they want too. Is that what you are saying Lily?
There's no fertilization when a woman is on the pills. The egg is not where it needs to be!
I understand Lily why we have the pill. Hell, it's easier. The fact is it alters what is so very natural. When a woman's cycle is erratic, that means something is wrong. That is what needs to be addressed and fixed, not create a short cut to dismiss it. If we ignore the real problem by depending on the short cut, the problem only gets worse. We are just covering it up is all. What must be understood here, because of the pill we are having more fun sexually than we have ever had before; if one chooses to think about it that way. Wow!! Whoopee!! Orgasm city! What a life, huh!
Sorry for this lousy explanation, but the words you need for discussing this are not hte ones I lean in my English class. I don't think any child should be born unwanted, and therefor the contraceptive pill is a good thing.
Lily, you don't have to apologize. I am not quite sure of what you mean by what you learned in English class though. Perhaps if you would elaborate more on that, thanks. Yes, you are so very right; a child should never be unwanted. You don't need a pill to understand that. We can learn a lot about the body when it is in it's natural state and we don't have to take a pill to understand that.
There are numerous ways in which a man and a woman can show love and affection for each other without engaging in a behavior that stands the chance of bringing a life that is not wanted into this world. It's hard to imagine that today especially with all the "hooking up" that is going on. Damn, what a term. That's what animals do. They "hook up". Is that all we are? Even animals don't do that except when nature tells them too.
Lily, there is a bond that should be established between a man and a woman before they participate in that union that is responsible for bringing a life into this world. In establishing that bond there are those romantic things each can do for each other that do not involve that vital union. That is the most beautiful gift one has for the other is that ultimate act. It is the ultimate surrender of both in giving all they have for the other. When we liken it to 'hooking up' something is lost in life and we become less than what the animal is. I don't know what that is but you are right, it shouldn't bring a new life into this world and abortion is what "it" does. It destroys it. And that is what I meant when I said the pill started it.
Many, as I said excuse it for they do not want to face the truth of what it actually is. Whether one can face that truth is entirely up to them whether they believe it or not. And yes, in many cases the truth does hurt like a b*tch and why many just ignore it.
This post is not 'aimed' at you personally Lily and please understand that. I do understand everything in what you had to offer. It is for ANYONE who choose to read it. I don't change my mind. But if you have anything new that has not been offered before regarding this ignored regret, I can alter my thinking in this regard. I encourage it from you or anyone else.
Thanks again for your response,