Sex Robots Would Give Us Only What We Think We Want, and Not What We Truly Desire by R. Pelling

Sex Robots Would Give Us Only What we think We Want, and Not What We Truly Desire by R. Pelling

(Link): Sex robots would give us only what we think we want, and not what we truly desire by R. Pelling

…A study cited by one of the speakers reported that around 40 per cent of men would happily purchase a sex robot given half a chance.

The conference nicked its name from tech whizz and international chess master David Levy’s 2007 best-selling book, Love and Sex with Robots.

Levy said it was now a certainty that humans would be marrying automata (“enormously appealing partners for some people”) by 2050.

Before you scoff, think of the emotions most of us regularly display towards our smartphones: panic, despair and a sense of hopelessness sweep over me if I’m parted from mine for more than an hour. In fact, it’s fair to say I’d rather lose my husband for a week than my iPhone.

Add to this Levy’s assessment that, unlike tricky old humans, “Your robot will be protective, loving, trusting, truthful, persevering, respectful, uncomplaining, complimentary, pleasant to talk to and share your sense of your humour,” and you may start to see the appeal of a robot spouse.

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For Japan’s ‘Stranded Singles’, Virtual Love Beats the Real Thing

For Japan’s ‘Stranded Singles’, Virtual Love Beats the Real Thing

(Link): For Japan’s ‘Stranded Singles’, Virtual Love Beats the Real Thing

Excerpts:

Multimillion-pound industry caters for young people enamoured of fictional computer characters


Japan’s apparently waning interest in true love is creating not just a marriage crisis but a relationship crisis, leading young people to forgo finding a partner and resort to falling for fictional characters in online and video games.

New figures show that more than 70% of unmarried Japanese men and 75% of women have never had any sexual experience by the time they reach 20, though that drops to almost 50% for each gender by the time they reach 25.

According to Professor Masahiro Yamada, a sociologist at Chuo University in Tokyo, who has coined the phrase “stranded singles” for the phenomenon, the rise in virginity rates is matched by a rise in the lack of interest in having any kind of “real” relationship.

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Ecosexuals Have Sex With Planet Earth

Ecosexuals Have Sex With Planet Earth

And society mocks adult celibates for being celibate. Being celibate is downright normal, especially compared to this lunacy…

(Link):  Deranged Envirohippies Create the ‘Ecosexual Bathhouse’

(Link): No, ‘Ecosexuals,’ Mother Nature Does Not Want To Have Sex With You

(Link): Ecosexuals want to save the planet by having sex — with nature

Nov 3, 2016

Some people recycle to stay green, others give up eating meat to save the environment.

And then there are those who have sex with trees and dirt to chip in.

Part environmental activism and part artform, “ecosexuality” and “ecosexuals”are part of a larger liberal movement that is picking up steam, according to Breitbart. Today, more than 100,000 people identify as ecosexuals.

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A ‘Romantic Way to Escape Persecution’: Online Matchmaking

A ‘Romantic Way to Escape Persecution’: Online Matchmaking

(Link): A ‘Romantic Way to Escape Persecution’: Online Matchmaking

Excerpt:

  • Persecution watchdog group hopes romantic connections between Western and Pakistani Christians could lead to asylum. Other persecution groups aren’t so sure.
  • An advocacy group for Pakistani Christians is now getting into the matchmaking business.

  • The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) (Link): launched an online dating site in May to connect Pakistani Christians living all over the world.

  • Named for a common term for a South Asian wedding,  (Link): Shaadi4Christians serves as a tool for single Christians—and their parents, who still often arrange marriages for their children—scattered in the South Asian diaspora.

  • The BCPA views marriage as a way to escape persecution.

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Dad Buys Full-Page $900 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Wife for His 48 Year Old, Never Married Son

Dad Buys Full-Page $900 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Wife for His 48 Year Old, Never Married Son

I hope this father realizes that men over 40 who father kids are more likely to father a kid with various diseases, see link 1, link 2, link 3.

(Link): Dad places newspaper ad to find wife for son

(Link):  Dad seeks ‘wife’ for 48-year-old son with full-page newspaper ad

(Link):  Wife wanted: Dad places spouse-needed ad in Idaho newspaper

  • The ad gives a brief description of Brooks, including a photo with the disclaimer, “I look just like my picture, except I now have grey hair.” The “About You” section states applicants “Will be attractive being height and weight proportional.” It also goes on to say that applicants should be prepared to have children with Brooks and also be a stay-at- home mom.

(Link):  MEDDLING BEVERLY HILLS DAD PUTS OUT FULL-PAGE AD TO FIND 48-YEAR-OLD SON A WIFE

  • He said his father has been ill and wants a grandson to carry on the family name.Brooks compared his father to Larry David’s character in the TV series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” saying he “thinks he does the right thing, and then it all blows up in his face.”

    He said he’d never buy an ad like this himself, but “it’s worth a shot. Can’t hurt.”

(Link):  Full-page newspaper ad seeking wife

(Link): Dad Buys Full-Page $900 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Wife for His 48 Year Old, Never Married Son

  • One father in Beverly Hills is trying to find his son a wife the old-fashioned way.
  • Arthur Brooks, 78, spent $900 on a full-page ad in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Press newspaper using the headline “Looking For a Wife.”

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How to hack a sex toy: tech firms warn public on growing cyber-risks

How to hack a sex toy: tech firms warn public on growing cyber-risks

I do not use sex toys – this story sounds like a good incentive to stay away from them.

(Link):  How to hack a sex toy: tech firms warn public on growing cyber-risks by Caroline Copley

Excerpt:

  • HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) – It’s not just computers and mobile phones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, according to software firm Trend Micro. As more devices are hooked up to the Internet, it could be anything from medical equipment to industrial machinery – and even sex toys.
  • To illustrate the point, Trend Micro spokesman Udo Schneider surprised journalists at a news conference this week by placing a large, neon-pink vibrator on the desk in front of him and then bringing it to life by typing out a few lines of code on his laptop.

    While the stunt provoked sheepish giggles, the message was sobering. As the number of smart, interactive devices connected to the Internet explodes, concern is mounting about insufficient safeguards and a lack of consumer and employee awareness.

    “If I hack a vibrator it’s just fun,” Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer at Tokyo-listed Trend Micro, told reporters at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover.

    “But if I can get to the back-end, I can blackmail the manufacturer,” he added, referring to the programming system behind a device’s interface.

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Related:

(Link):  Sex Makes People Do Stupid Things – New Jersey brokers accused of using client home for sex fests

(Link):   Man Had Sex With Sandwich Shop Window

(Link): Having Sex in Restaurant Bathrooms is Now A Thing

(Link): Couple Fall To Death Having Sex Against Window

(Link): Weirdo Dude Arrested for Having Sex with Raft and Pumpkin

(Link):  One in Five People Surveyed Said They Would Have Sex With a Robot

Cops: Pantsless Motorist Killed In Crash Was Masturbating While Watching Porn Flick On His Phone

Cops: Pantsless Motorist Killed In Crash Was Masturbating While Watching Porn Flick On His Phone

(Link): Cops: Pantsless Motorist Killed In Crash Was Masturbating While Watching Porn Flick On His Phone

  • A Detroit man who died early Sunday in a one-car crash was pantsless and masturbating while watching a pornographic movie on his cell phone, according to police who investigated the accident.
  • The rollover crash occurred around 3:40 AM as motorist Clifford Ray Jones, 58, was driving a 1996 Toyota on a freeway near Interstate 75.
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    Michigan State Police officials report that Jones became “distracted” while watching the film and lost control of the car, which overturned. Jones, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected through the car’s sun roof and died on the scene,

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    Accident investigators discovered that Jones, who was alone in the Toyota, was not wearing pants at the time of the crash.

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Related:

(Link):  Couple Fall To Death Having Sex Against Window

Middle Aged, Single Christian Guy’s Long, Picky Girlfriend Wanted Ad on Craig’s List

Middle Aged, Single Christian Guy’s Long, Picky Girlfriend Wanted Ad on Craig’s List

(June 2016 update below)

Woooooow. No.

I first saw this on SCCL’s page (you should visit the page where they are talking about it (Link): here).

I tweeted SCCL’s moderator under her Tweet about this and told her as a lady who has long wanted to be married, seeing ads like this creep me out or weird me out, and I think I’d rather just stay single.

This guy says he is a Christian, does not like Christian hypocrites, but if I am understanding his ad right, he is willing or wanting to have sex with his live-in girlfriend, should he get one via this ad.

He doesn’t seem to realize that sex outside of marriage is a biblical no-no, so he’s one of those Christian hypocrites he doesn’t approve of. On the other hand, he gets into this thing about how he’s not very religious.

(Link):  $1 / 1906ft2Live-in girlfriend / Live In girlfriend or WIFE wanted: Free rent AND (Free power, WIFI internet, cable, water & trash service.)

Excerpts (I am not pasting his entire ad here, it’s quite long):

  • [WHAT I WANT]: I’m seeking a non-smoking female, size 14 or smaller [aka “under” size 16 unless you are tall and carry it well] “probably” under age 58, no taller than 5’10 [because I’m 5’10], who is drug, disease and drama free [Like I am], to share my nice 1967 brick ranch home with as my live-in girlfriend/lover and possibly be my wife later in 2016 if you want [not required]. To be clear, I am NOT looking for “just” a roommate.
  • I’m looking for a Girlfriend/Lover/Wife/Life companion to do the following with: cuddle while watching movies, shop for groceries, cook, eat, trade massages/kisses, etc.
  • You must NOT be an alcoholic, must NOT have unresolved felonies and NOT have a warrant out for your arrest.
  • Other than that we can talk about your past issues BUT, you must be honest from day one! I’m a former Private Investigator so I “will” check you out.

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The Obscure History of the ‘the Disease of Virgins’ that Could be Cured with Sex

The Obscure History of the ‘the Disease of Virgins’ that Could be Cured with Sex

I first saw this tweeted by left wing site Raw Story. The story discusses how people in the 16th or 17th century believed that virginity was a disease, or that it could lead to certain types of diseases, and the only cure was for the virgin to have sexual intercourse.

A lot of left wingers (but some right wingers) also today, in 2016, regard adult virginity (or maybe even teen age virginity) as being a form of psychological repression, or an oddity, or some kind of disease. So I don’t really think we’ve come too far in that regard.

I do think virginity and celibacy have been respected by some people at some times in some cultures, but I definitely see people today, in 2016, show disrespect towards virginity.

Being a virgin is stigmatized in American culture (and in others), yet we’re all supposed to support or respect all other sexual choices or sexual behavior under the sun-

Everyone from homosexuals to fornicating heterosexuals, to young women who (Link): have sex with their biological fathers, and men who want to have sex with horses (yes, there is (Link): unfortunately such a thing) ask us to respect their sexuality, sexual choices, or sexual actions.

I do find it insulting that most of today’s society will respect any and all forms of sexual behavior except for an adult’s choice to stay a virgin or to be celibate.

It’s insulting that adult virginity or celibacy are regarded as physical and/or psychological sicknesses, as though having sex is the norm, or should be for everyone.

(Link): The obscure history of the ‘the disease of virgins’ that could be cured with sex

Excerpts:

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Woman Discovers ‘Boyfriend’ of Two Years is Woman When She Removes Blindfold During Sex

Woman discovers ‘boyfriend’ of two years is woman when she removes blindfold during sex

In my ongoing series, “Times I’m glad to be single” and “Times I’m so glad to be celibate” comes this news story.

(Link):  Woman duped into sex with masked ‘man’

  • A blindfolded woman who says she was duped into having sex with a male impersonator said they also sunbathed and watched television together with her mask still on, a jury heard.

(Link):  Woman who claims she was assaulted by female friend pretending to be a man tells court they sunbathed and watched TV together while she was blindfolded

  • Gayle Newland is said to have posed as a man online to befriend woman
  • While they were together, alleged victim was made to wear blindfold
  • Newland is said to have bound her chest and worn woolly hat as disguise
  • Newland, 25, denies five counts of sexual assaults – the trial continues
  • Claims the alleged victim knew she was behind the male Facebook profile
  • A 25-year-old woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a female friend using a prosthetic penis today told a court they sunbathed and watched TV together while she was blindfolded.

    Gayle Newland, 25, is said to have befriended the alleged victim by posing on Facebook as a man named ‘Kye Fortune’.

    Newland allegedly bound her chest and wore a woolly hat and swimsuit to disguise her appearance, telling the woman ‘he’ was self-conscious about ‘his’ appearance after hospital treatment.

    Giving evidence, the complainant recalled they met up at hotels in Chester and at her flat but she was always made to wear a makeshift blindfold because of ‘Kye”s apparent insecurities.

    This included when they watched TV and one occasion when they went sunbathing together, she said.

    The pair had sex on a number of occasions, with Newland using a prosthetic penis without the alleged victim’s knowledge, the prosecution claims.

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World’s Largest Christian Wax Museum Uses Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Charles to Spread the Gospel

World’s Largest Christian Wax Museum Uses Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Charles to Spread the Gospel

I have a small number of blog posts to share from other blogs that analyze Josh Duggar’s affair and use of online porn (and how Christian beliefs in gender complementarianism (sexism) feeds into all that or can cause it), but I think I’m too tired tonight to share those – maybe tomorrow or in the next couple of weeks sometime.

For now:

(Link): World’s Largest Christian Wax Museum Uses Elvis, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Charles to Spread the Gospel by D. Distant

  • The BibleWalk wax museum has been attracting a lot of attention lately — and not because of its detailed mannequins that depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments, but because several of the mannequins are repurposed from celebrity statues.
  • Prince Charles, Elvis and Elizabeth Taylor are a just few famous faces out of over 300 figures, and the staff is continuing to add to the collection.
  • BibleWalk was started 28 years ago by the Rev. Richard Diamond and his wife, Alwilda, and because it is completely staffed by volunteers from their church, Diamond Hill Cathedral, they have to obtain the mannequins from other sites across the country in order to illustrate biblical stories.
  • Often that means using the likenesses of Prince Phillip for an angel or Elvis to represent Samson.
  • “We try to do them up a bit different sometimes [so they won’t be recognized],” museum employee Moriah Daugherty told The Telegraph. “For the most part people are here to hear the Bible stories, so we do have people recognize them sometimes, but people really do just recognize the word of God and are so in tune to the story that’s going on as they’re walking through the museum that it’s really not too much of a distraction.”

Groom ‘Sues New Wife For Fraud’ After Seeing Her Without Make Up For First Time

Groom ‘Sues New Wife For Fraud’ After Seeing Her Without Make Up For First Time

Idiot.

(Link): Groom ‘Sues New Wife For Fraud’ After Seeing Her Without Make Up For First Time

  • A man who saw his new wife for the first time without make up is reportedly SUING her for trauma, after being shocked at her appearance.
  • The unnamed couple had just got married in Algeria and after spending the night together, the husband woke up to find his wife bare faced.
  • But rather than admire her natural beauty, instead the man REFUSED to believe the woman was his wife, believing her to be a thief.
  • Finally realising that this was in fact the woman he loved, the man is now allegedly suing her for fraud and “psychological suffering”.
  • A source told Emirates 247: “He said he was deceived by her as she used to fill up her face with make up before their marriage.
  • “He said she looked very beautiful and attractive before marriage, but when he woke up in the morning and found that she had washed the make-up off her face, he was frightened as he thought she was a thief.”
  • The price of the husband’s “suffering” is £13,000.

This Man Took Engagement Photos With A Burrito And It Was Burrito-ful

This Man Took Engagement Photos With A Burrito And It Was Burrito-ful

This guy’s sense of humor is pretty similar to mine (really stupid at times). This looks like something I might have done. If this guy is close to my age, he and I should totally marry.

Marry me, burrito guy! My other selling points: Not only do I like burritos, but I also like chimichangas and tacos.

Oh wait, I see from reading more that he’s only in his 20s. Ah well.

(Link): This Man Took Engagement Photos With A Burrito And It Was Burrito-ful

  • by B. Wong
  • There’s no greater love than that between a man and his burrito.
  • In response to the countless engagement and wedding photos on his Facebook newsfeed, San Francisco-based writer David Sikorski recently took some engagement pics with the love of his life: the carne asada burrito from Taqueria La Cumbre in the city’s Mission District.
  • “I’ve reached the age where my Facebook is now filled with engagement and baby photos; back in 05/06, it was filled with incriminating photos of my friends’ weekend escapades,” the 28-year-old told The Huffington Post. “I already had a strong burrito love so I called one of my music photographer friends [Kristina Bakrevski] and naturally she jumped at the idea.”
  • With that, Bakrevski, Sikorski and burrito set off to take photos in some of San Francisco’s most iconic and beautiful locations.

  • They took a long, languid stroll along Ocean Beach as local lovers do.
  • …They snapped some obligatory couple pics in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • …At some point, a second burrito had to be swapped in. “I got hungry from running around the city all day and dealing with the intoxicating aroma of my favorite burrito,” Sikorski explained. No matter; his love for burrito #2 was just as intense. (Fun fact: Sikorski said the couple’s first dance at the wedding will be “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men.)

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Related Post:

(Link):  Single Woman Photographer Opposes Societal Marital Pressure with Mannequin Family

Meet the dating site for people who believe in UFOs

Meet the dating site for people who believe in UFOs

These niche dating sites are so weird.

(Link): Meet the dating site for people who believe in UFOs

  • by Meghan DeMaria
  • Dating sites and apps often make users take personality questionnaires about their interests. But what if your pastimes include discussing paranormal activity?
  • Enter The Amazing Kreskin’s Supernatural Dating Society, which helps paranormal enthusiasts find similar-minded companions. The site’s 80-year-old founder, the Amazing Kreskin himself, (Link): spoke to Cosmopolitan about the site, which he says provides users with “a way to express themselves, and not feel embarrassed or humiliated or like they’re a kook.”
  • Kreskin explained that after his mentalist shows, people would often tell him they wanted to find others to accompany them in exploring allegedly haunted sites, and his website will allow users with similar paranormal interests, whether that means mind control or UFOs, to connect. In the Cosmopolitan interview, he also offered up some sage dating advice, suggesting that people “put the damn cell phone away” and have actual conversations with one another.
  • Unfortunately, Kreskin himself plans to stay single: He toldCosmopolitan that he only takes four days off each month, so he doesn’t have much time for a relationship.

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Related Posts:

(Link): Weird Ass Farmer’s Dating Site Commercial

(Link):   Christian Tingle – The Christian dating site for those saving hand-holding for marriage (parody)

(Link): Westboro Mingle Dating Site (video – parody)

(Link): Stop Telling Your Single Friends to Try Dating Sites – Please.

(Link): Too Many eHarmony Commercials

(Link): July 4th Holiday Brings On Even More Dating Site Commercials

(Link): Creepizoids Weirdos and Perverts on Dating Sites

(Link): The Current State of Online Dating (March 2015 story)

(Link): Beware of Rapists on Christian Dating Sites

(Link): Men Posting Profiles on Dating Sites Could Use Some Tips (from Dear Abby column)

(Link): Police: Woman raped, stabbed by man she met on dating website / Separate news story: Man used dating sites to find rape victims

(Link): Various articles about online dating – Online dating leads to marriage / why men fail at online dating – other articles

(Link): Police urge caution when using dating websites / Murderers on Dating Sites

(Link): Woman Meets Man on Dating Site, He Steals Her Dog and TV on First Date

(Link): Is it a date? Or hanging out? [2014] Survey reflects confusion (article)

(Link): Why Online Dating Doesn’t Work

Civil, Secular Authorities and Marriage and The Dippy Christian “Marriage Pledge” Preachers are Being Asked To Sign

Civil, Secular Authorities and Marriage

This is a critique of the following post, and related ideas:

(Link): The Euphemism Of Marriage by J. Morgan

The guy that wrote that post has a tendency to make his blog temporarily private once he sees I’ve linked to one of his posts, then he makes it public again after so many weeks. You can read more about that wacko situation (Link): here, here, and here.

Lately, on other sites, there has been discussion on whether or not Christian preachers should stop holding weddings altogether, or if Christian preachers should only perform weddings for Christians…

In other words, some Christians are so upset over the possibility of Christians being forced to perform same-sex marriage, some are thinking that maybe Christians should not have anything to do with the government or secular groups in regards to marriage.

Here are a few links about the situation:

(Link):  Separating Civil and Christian Marriage: Should We Sign the Pledge?

(Link):  Should Pastors Disengage Civil and Christian Marriage?

(Link):  Pastors Sign Pledge to Separate Christian, Civil Marriage – via CBN site

Excerpt, from CBN article::

  • A new LifeWay Research survey on marriage and an online pledge drive shows support for a movement to further separate church and state roles in marriage.
  • Six in 10 responding to the survey said the government should not define or regulate marriage. More than a third also said that clergy should get out of the civil marriage business. 

I am not necessarily in agreement with all views by this blogger or this particular page, but it’s a critique of the Marriage Pledge position by Protestant Christians:

(Link):  The Marriage Pledge: Why You Should Not Sign It

Excerpt:

  • Their heirs, especially the Puritans and later the neo-Reformers, knew that all of life must be Christian, and to be Christian, it must be biblical.
  • The Bible provides the guidelines on what all of life, including the state, should look like. If the state is anti-biblical, you need to work to make it biblical, just as you would do in the family and church. You don’t get to opt out of them.
  • …But this option of cultural withdrawal isn’t available to the neo-Reformers. Douglas Wilson has offered several excellent practical, pastoral objections to The Marriage Pledge.
  • I would add that The Marriage Pledge is flawed at its root.The state, no matter how perverse, has a vested interest in marriage (will the church enforce disposition of children and property in the case of divorce? Hardly. And if she did, who would enforce the enforcement?). Should the church “disentangle” itself from the family since the family, too, is being redefined?
  • To be sure: the state can and does act unjustly (“no-fault divorce,” etc.). But the alternative isn’t anarchy, which despite its best intentions, is what The MArriage Pledge is suggesting. The state, even an apostate one, has a legitimate vested interest in marriage and the welfare of children springing from it.

Some Christians have a weirdo, odd ball view point that Christians marrying HETERO couples in today’s climate somehow is associated with the marriage of HOMOsexual couples.

I have written of this topic before, like here:

Yes, there are some Christian kooks who are teaching other Christians that if you, a hetero Christian, gets married in a state that has legalized homosexual marriage, this somehow invalidates YOUR (hetero) marriage.

These Christian kooks are teaching if you are a HETERO, Christian VIRGIN, yet marry your spouse in a state where homosexual marriage is also legal, this means you are NOT EQUALLY YOKED to your spouse because your entire marriage is invalidated, and they seem to imply you are sexually impure by extension.

And doesn’t the God of the Bible say he does not hold the sins of the father against the sons, that each person is responsible only for his or her own sins?

So what gives with Christians who are teaching this heresy that a hetero, Christian marriage magically becomes improper or sinfully tainted if it was held in a state where homosexuals are permitted to marry? God does not hold the sins of homosexuals against hetero Christians.

Anyway, this John Morgan guy seems to argue along a similar line in his post,

(Link): The Euphemism Of Marriage by J. Morgan

My intent here is not to copy tons and tons of this guy’s post, but it’s so hard to find just one or two paragraphs that summarize his thoughts here, I’m not sure what parts to excerpt.

Excerpts.

  • …We hear euphemisms everyday: Correctional facility instead of prison, collateral damage instead of accidental deaths, enhanced interrogation techniques instead of torture, pregnancy termination instead of abortion, etc.
  • We can add one more – marriage. Turning to the Oxford Dictionary again, we see that marriage is: “The legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions, two people of the same sex) as partners in a relationship.” In short, it’s a legal sexual relationship recognized by the state you live in.

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TBN Airing Special on Founder Paul Crouch Sr – Why?

TBN Airing Special on Founder Paul Crouch Sr – Why?

My online TV Guide says that TBN (Christian channel) is airing a 2 and a half or three hour special on founder Paul Crouch Sr. today, starting at 3:00 PM.

I cannot fathom why. Outside of his family, I cannot imagine many people who are that fascinated with Crouch Sr that they’d want to watch.

As I’ve noted before on the blog, in some very old posts, the folks who own TBN sometimes make the channel more about themselves than they do Jesus Christ, which I don’t understand.

I would assume this two or three hour program will be a snooze fest and will not be tuning in to watch. This being TBN, I can only assume they will either air this Paul Crouch special at least once a year, or as much as a few times a week over the next few months.

And on a commercial break promoting this special, TBN just showed a painting of Jesus hugging Paul Crouch.  It looked rather cheesy. Perhaps I can find a copy of it. Okay. This is a screen cap from the TBN site.

Weird painting of Paul Crouch being hugged by Jesus
Weird painting of Paul Crouch being hugged by Jesus

Weirdness. Total weirdness.

23 Headlines That Will Make All Single People Say “And Yet I Still Can’t Find Love?”

23 Headlines That Will Make All Single People Say “And Yet I Still Can’t Find Love?”

From Buzz Feed:

(Link): 23 Headlines That Will Make All Single People Say “And Yet I Still Can’t Find Love?” by D. Cashin

Hey, if these people can find someone, there’s hope for you yet. Maybe.

1. Thanks to this news, you no longer have the comfort of telling yourself, “Well, at least I won’t be the last person on earth to get married.”

[photo of newspaper headline announcing the marriage of murderer Charles Manson to a 26 year old woman]

2. Single homosexuals, even a guy who spent years hating on gays got married TO A MAN before you did.
[screen shot announcing the marriage of homosexual former leader of an ex-homosexual ministry gets married to another man]

6. Even this charmer managed to find a wife

Wife Called 911 on Husband
Wife Called 911 on Husband

8. Jeez, some of us haven’t even had our starter tree marriages yet.

marryTree

11. How lovely that they found one another.

dogFeces

15. Idiot Husband Calls 999 (police -911) Because Wife Won’t Give Him the TV Remote

(Link): Idiot husband dials 999 because his wife wouldn’t give him the remote

  • Think of the guy in Shropshire, who recently dialed 999 because his wife wouldn’t hand over the remote.
  • ‘My wife won’t give me the remote control,’ he told the weary operator.
  • Unfortunately, jilted couch surfers aren’t the only time wasters the West Mercia Police have to deal with.
  • The department recently revealed the area’s biggest brain donors, and it makes for a fairly depressing read.
  • Like the person who requested emergency services because they couldn’t find their wallet.

Click here to See the Entire List

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 Related:

(Link): Single at Thansgiving -humor

(Link): How Did This Idiot Get A Wife? 

(Link):  *They’re Married?!?* (Part 3) Does God Require Singles to Be Perfect Before He Will Send Them a Spouse

Italian nurse who took photos of herself with patients she had murdered is flooded with fan mail in prison – including marriage proposals

Italian nurse who took photos of herself with patients she had murdered is flooded with fan mail in prison – including marriage proposals

So, you murder a bunch of people because you “find them annoying” and take a few photos of yourself with the corpses and the marriage proposals flood in? People are disturbing.

(Link):  Italian nurse who took photos of herself with patients she had murdered is flooded with fan mail in prison – including marriage proposals 

by Steve Hopkins

  • Nurse Daniela Poggiali will stand trial over 38 unexplained deaths
  • Since her arrest the 42-year-old has been flooded with fan mail
  • The letters have described Poggiali as ‘pretty and good looking’
  • And one or two contained proposals of marriage, prison officials said 
  • An Italian nurse who took photos of herself with dead patients she had murdered is being flooded with fan letters from male admirers, including some containing marriage proposals.
  • Daniela Poggiali, 42, from the town of Lugo, in the Emilia-Romagna Region of central Italy, was arrested after police investigating the mysterious death of a 78-year-old patient stumbled upon 38 other unexplained deaths on her shifts.
  • Rosa Calderoni, 78, was admitted with a routine illness but died after being injected with high levels of potassium – the compound used in lethal injection executions in the U.S.
  • …A prison spokesman said: ‘Over the last few weeks since she was placed here there has been a steady stream of letters from males.

    ‘Most of them say how pretty and good looking they think she is, and one or two have even contained proposals of marriage.’

  • …According to investigators the nurse had found the dead patients ‘annoying’ or that they had ‘pushy relatives’.

    During their investigations they discovered pictures of Poggiali grinning alongside the dead bodies.

    The lead magistrate investigating the case, Alessandro Mancini said: ‘We believe she is sound of mind, but simply took satisfaction, and real pleasure in killing.

Stolen Baby Photo Role Playing – weird internet trend

Stolen Baby Photo Role Playing – weird internet trend

My fellow conservatives like to get worked up over how “the family” is supposedly under attack, and how women aren’t having as many children anymore, and other such related topics. I’m sorry, but in light of stories like this one, it looks like our culture is just as obsessed with children, babies, and the nuclear family as ever, and weirdly so.

This is weird.

People are taking photos of other people’s babies from other sites and passing them off as their own on sites such as “Instagram.” Some even pretend to by the baby and type messages as though they are the baby when people leave them comments.

(Link): Stolen Baby Photo Role Play

Excerpt.

  • …Fast Company (Link): has a report on the practice, leading with the story of North Carolina mom Jenny, who discovered someone called “Nikki” was stealing Instagram photos of her son, assigning him a new name and claiming as her own, offering fabricated details about his birth weight, for instance.
  • ….But it can get much, much darker. The Toronto Star and Daily Dot (Link): both covered the trend back in December 2013, when several moms banded together and launched a Change.org petition calling on Instagram to take action. (They also launched @babyrp_revealed and @stop_babyrp to report specific accounts.) And (Link): according to the Star:
  • “As time went on the posts we were seeing went from disturbing to vile. Some were being abused both physically and sexually and some were being even killed off,” says Corinne Chaimovitz, a Toronto-area mother who started a campaign last month against the practice using the hashtag #downwithbabyrp. “When this began, we just wanted to get the stolen pictures removed. None of us ever expected any of this.”

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(Link): Christianity Should Be Able To Work Regardless of Culture, Childed or Marital Status / Article: Unlike in the 1950s, there is no ‘typical’ U.S. family today by B. Shulte

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Homosexual Rights Groups Angered After Two Hetero Men Marry to Win Sports Tickets

Homosexual Rights Groups Angered After Two Hetero Men Marry to Win Sports Tickets

It’s not too often I discuss homosexual marriage on my blog. If I do, I usually try to limit my discussion of the topic to how it inter-sects with Christian views about fornication and stuff like that.

But I saw this last night and thought it was odd and amusing. I do sometimes post about weird marriages on this blog, and I feel this one fits.

(Link):  Fury of gay community after two heterosexual men marry in New Zealand… so they can win tickets to Rugby World Cup

I think homosexual marriage in and of itself makes a mockery out of traditional marriage, so I find it rather rich some of the homosexual rights groups are screaming about two heteros marrying being a mockery of homosexual marriage.

Excerpts

  • By HEATHER MCNAB FOR DAILYMAIL AUSTRALIA
  • Got engaged for a radio competition to win Rugby tickets
  • Married this morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws
  • Gay rights groups have spoken out against the couple
  • Gay host of radio show supports the couple
  • Insist life won’t change too much now they’re married 
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  • Two heterosexual men have tied the knot on Friday morning under New Zealand’s liberal marriage laws.

    Marrying not for love, but for Rugby World Cup Tickets, the two men from Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand officially said ‘I do’ in front of 60 family and friends.

    The ceremony was live broadcast by Edge Radio, who’s ‘I Love You, Man’ competition was launched earlier this year in a bid to find two straight men willing to wed for the sought after tickets.

    ‘It’s official folks, Travis and Matt have just said ‘I do’! Congrats to the happy couple!,’ the station tweeted.

  • Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, won the ‘bromantic’ radio contest in August and are over the moon- not for a life together, but for the opportunity to head to the Rugby World Cup in England next year.

    While some gay rights groups in New Zealand have voiced objections to the nuptials, the pair are content with their reasons for the wedding.

    McIntosh, an engineer, and McCormick, a teacher, have known each other for nearly 20 years, and see the wedding as a celebration of their friendship rather than a political statement.

  • …A spokesperson from The Edge explained that as with any event that pushes boundaries, there was bound to be a bit of backlash.

    Local gay rights groups have condemned the wedding, protesting that it ‘trivializes what we’ve fought for,’ according to the New Zealand Herald.

    LegaliseLove Aotearoa Wellington co-chairman Joseph Habgood said the competition made clear that men marrying each other was ‘something they think is worth having a laugh at.’

    However, McCormick and McIntosh have explained that their friendship was one of the main motivators in the process, and that it has been strengthened through the trials and challenges which lead them to their big day.

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(Link): Aussie Woman Marries Bridge in France

(Link):  Groom Forgets Bride at Gas Station On Way Home from Honeymoon

(Link):  Wienermobile serves as Cinderella’s carriage at wedding