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L-DOPA

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Ghost - A piece written by yours truly

15 June 2014 - 09:45 PM

Hey guys, so about a few days ago I was listening to To Bid You Farewell by Opeth and got the inspiration to do some creative writing. I was going to share it earlier but hadn't gotten round to it. Anyway, here is what I wrote, a piece of creative writing which I called Ghost. I guess you can call it a poem but I don't really know haha. Be warned, it is a very sad piece but it's how I write best.

 

 

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Please tell me what you think :).


Do you believe in the concept of sin?

14 May 2014 - 10:31 AM

So this was something I've just thought of now and would be interested in hearing you guys thoughts on this. The concept of sin is something that has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years and in a lot of life times has helped people define what is right and wrong. What I'm interested in is in the year 2014, is this a concept you believe in when it comes to morality?

 

Personally as an atheist and first and foremost a humanist, I've always seen sin as a man made concept used in order to give us a moral guidance rather than something ordained from a higher power. Morality or what is seen as right or wrong has always been determined by the sorts of societies we live in and what humans see as the right and wrong way to treat people. That is why our moral compass as humans has always evolved and religion has had to try and keep up. For example, homosexuality traditionally has always been seen as a sin by the Abrahamic religions and therefore societies during that time could get away with discriminating homosexuals. But these days, it is seen as wrong to discriminate against homosexual people and homosexual people are generally accepted as normal human beings by anyone with half a brain.

 

If we look at the cardinal or seven deadly sins themselves as well as what is considered sin in general, a lot of them go completely against human nature or even try to inhibit what it means to be human. I guarantee if we ran by what is morality solely based on the concept of sin, a lot of us would be guilty of a lot things and if we went completely by the book, we'd all be in hell if you believe in that sort of thing. I'd say I've been guilty of all the cardinal sins but particularly lust and envy. But shouldn't we judged by our actions rather than our thoughts and feelings? I'm pretty sure everyone would agree with me on that one.

 

That is why any sane person would say me thinking about women in a lustful way is considered human/normal whilst Catholic priests who have molested children in the past should rightly be condemned and imprisoned.

 

Your thoughts?


Ask L-DOPA

20 February 2014 - 01:34 PM

Well I tried doing this when it was much more frequent these threads and it never really took off but now I've been on this site longer maybe this'll actually draw some interesting questions. Fire away! :D


Would you ever?

17 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Nice simple game I've come up with. Ask the user below a question about whether or not they would do something. It can be about literally anything, make it as outlandish as you want! If you have already done the activity in question then you can also mention that too :).

 

I'll start off with something innocent:

 

Would you ever go skydiving?


Ellen Page's inspirational speech at the Time to Thrive Conference

15 February 2014 - 01:41 PM

I was already a fan of Ellen Page as an actress but today I came across something which has greatly rose my respect and admiration for her. This speech at the Time to Thrive Conference held by the Human Rights Campaign touched a lot of issues that I believe in strongly. This contains pretty much her coming out as lesbian but addresses much deeper issues than that. Truly moving, motivational and inspirational to someone like me is ultimately a humanist first and foremost.