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Journal: I confirm that "Life is Worth Living Again"

Journal by pudge_confirmer

For a while, I confirm, I had lost faith in the constants of the Universe. I had thought some things that I had long relied upon had changed. No, not subatomic physics. Not even Newtonian physics, in the limit of relative velocities being zero. Not even evolution as a predictive theory.

Yet change is not necessarily a bad thing. Change can be good, but it can also be upsetting. unsettling. uncomfortable. different. unpredictable.

Comment: THE REAL story here (Score 1) 1324

by pudge_confirmer (#30960564) Attached to: US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

So you seem to assert that the "right religion" tells adherents that "Jesus Christ is their Savior who died for their sins"...

Do I have that right?

Because you have been so quiet on this matter for so long, and so many of your writings seem to me to be so unchristian, that I thought you might have changed...

There is no "right religion" to choose

False. Of course there is.

they shouldn't brainwash the children into any religion

If by "brainwash" you mean parents cannot teach their children that Jesus Christ is their Savior who died for their sins, then you're wrong. This is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Comment: Re:Posting so I can read more bytes (Score 1) 2

by pudge_confirmer (#30957810) Attached to: WILL THIS BE ON THE TEST?

That happens to me too. If you find the right thing to click, you get the whole thing.

I think this is part of pudge's efforts to individually deal with L-Users. I think he has a database he can add usernames to.

But maybe I am just paranoid. But i have reason to think as i do! i am dealing with fascists.

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Journal: to my newly neutral ex-friends; 1

Journal by pudge_confirmer

I am a new man. I love all men, and even more so especially women. Friend me, and I confirm I will friend you back. And then you will get to be notified and read my amusing and insightful journal, and I will be notified and read your amusing and insightful journal. A win-win!

Ciao,

Mr. Confirmer

Comment: Re:No story here (Score 1) 1324

by pudge_confirmer (#30944606) Attached to: US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

pudge, as your friend, i thought i should point out some things you missed in the post you replied to:

Well, obviously other religions can't offer any ethical guidance, and exposing the kids to them will clearly cause them to hate Christianity. Better not even expose them to other thoughts! And the best place to go for that? Here in the US.

Who the hell are YOU -- or any government -- to deprive the parents of their right to make that choice? Ridicule it all you want, but it is THEIR choice.

Well, in fact it is not.

True. In Germany. (remember, pudge, there is a whole other world out there)

It is one of those areas where you have to judge personal freedom against societal needs or desires.

True. In America, if you teach your child to be the wheel-man as you snipe out the trunk of your car, you can expect society to step in. And, if the social services people come by, and realize that you are a nut case abusing your children by "educating" them, you can expect the judge to back them up.

Like deciding whether it is ok to carry weapons in public ... Different societies have different views on these issues.

True. In Germany, they see this differently than in America. (remember, pudge, there is a whole other world out there)

I like that European model in many ways. The founding fathers knew that if every farmer had a muzzzle loader, the cannon and cavalry of the monarchs and despots could not keep them in power against the will of the people. But how the hell did America get from there to automatic weaponry?

There are good reasons to make education an issue of public control. There might also good reasons to allow home-schooling.

True. And true.

Germany as a state / society has decided that it rather wants public control over where, what and when children learn. Other states like the US may handle this differently. As pointed out earlier, you don't have to send your kid to public school in Germany, there are private ones following different educational theories. You can even try to get your own school (not easy, but possible). But a child has to be in school somewhere, meaning be with other children and being exposed to ideas, material, subjects that have been agreed upon as being those that are relevant.

So, it is one of those personal rights you have to give up being a member of society. Makes sense to any German I ever talked to (I'm one myself).

Well, I see the point of the poster. It is a change from my way of thinking, but I see the internal consistency of it.

Now, let's see how you approached this whole thing...

Well, in fact it is not.

False.

It is one of those areas where you have to judge personal freedom against societal needs or desires.

False.

Like deciding whether it is ok to carry weapons in public or whether traffic is on the left or right side of the road.

The former is clear: we do have that fundamental right. The latter, not being about rights at all, is irrelevant to this discussion.

There are good reasons to make education an issue of public control.

False.

But a child has to be in school somewhere, meaning be with other children and being exposed to ideas, material, subjects that have been agreed upon as being those that are relevant.

False.

So, it is one of those personal rights you have to give up being a member of society.

False.

Governments exist to secure liberties, not to take them away. They literally have no right to do it.

Oh my, so many falses! Not a single true. How unusual to see such a monlithic position, almost like you have a pathological need to disagree.

Anyway, hope things are going well for you. You seem to be having a good time, getting out on the internets and interacting with the peoples.

Ta ta!

your friend,

pudge_confirmer

(hey, Chris, how come you don't answer my questions any more? I try to keep it down to one per post. )

Comment: Re:No story here (Score 1) 1324

by pudge_confirmer (#30941244) Attached to: US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

Seriously, as I get older, and I know fewer and fewer people without kids, I run into this view less and less.

Seriously, it may be that having children makes those people you know stupid, or it may just be something about the people you know, or the people you don't know.

Or maybe it is something else.

Logically. ;-)

Any thoughts?

your friend,

Mr. Confirmer.

Comment: Re:It would be a violation of human rights when: (Score 1) 1324

by pudge_confirmer (#30940898) Attached to: US Grants Home Schooling German Family Political Asylum

Hi Chris !

This is your friend again.

I noticed your exchange:

You seem to forget that Germany has an outstanding education system and thinking you can educate your kids better is well...

Factual.

Your statement could be false if your definition of "better" disagrees with that of santax.

I can also confirm that I find your response to santax to be illogical.

I could even go so far as to speculate that you suspect or know that your definition of "better" differs from that of santax, in which case I would speculate that your response tends toward falsehood in its intent.

In any case, I wonder why you made that response.

Do you wonder?

Comment: Re:Interesting blueprint - to make moh moNEY! (Score 1) 13

by pudge_confirmer (#30940138) Attached to: Good News, Kids! Daddy's Not a Faggot!

I asume you know something about transsexuals, so you likely know about bisexuals and asexuals and third spirit.

I suspect that these things don't often move much over life, and I think movement is not something that you always get by praying or wishing or trying... if change happens, it is for mysterious reasons, as mysterious as the reasons for the past orientation

i think people can become at peace with their orientation much more easily than they can change it, and peace is different than change.

Comment: i also do not think (Score 1) 2

by pudge_confirmer (#30932658) Attached to: Thoughts on a Gold or Silver Standard

the wealth of a nation should be correlated, or a strong function of, the productivity of its metal mining

i think the wealth of a nation should be related to a weighted function of the happiness of its people and the happiness of all the people of the world

call me a dreamer. call me a socialist. call me a liberal. call me a man of god. please call me a cab. and don't call me a conservative.

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe

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