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Things that bug me Rant!!! (join in the fun)

By Ciderick ·
Ok, after just being shouted down in the street by a preacher who I told 'I am not interested', I am now going to off-load on you guys (& gals) because even if you disagree with me you are intelligent & thought provoking...

Here goes...

1) Religion.

I do not care what religion you are, I have already decided for my self which one I am following & I do not ram it down your throat now do I? please don't ram yours down my throat.

2) Intelligent Design.

Ummm... people, this is not the dark ages, wake up & smell the primordal ooze.

3) Abortion

A woman has a right to decide on her own body, I really have nothing to do with that - However, I would like to see a decrease in 'vanity' abortions - I don't care about your figure or any stretchmarks that may appear - neither should your other half - & incidentally, if you are working on building a career then you should have been more careful (& if you are really serious then you can work out a way to have both).

4) Drugs

Yes please

5) Same sex marriage

If you love someone then why the **** not???

6) Divorce

All good with me. If you have fallen out of love with someone then why suffer?

7) Iraq/George Bush etc etc...

George is a moron, war is wrong. But you voted him in, get over it.

Sexism

Just plain wrong - we're all equals here.

9) Racism

Same thing.

10) Smoking in public places.

Give bars & restaurants a choice. I am sure there are some who make money out of the non-smoking thing & equally sure there are some who are loosing money & would like to let people smoke.

Ok, that covers it for now - thank you for letting me vent a little steam. I look forward to seeing your replies - (Jardinier, that means you too - I actually like your reasoning even if I disagree with some of the things you say. Maxwell, you're invited too)

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No,

by TonytheTiger In reply to Things that bug me:

It doesn't mean you're anti-social, it means you want to tweak society to be more to your liking. Everybody does :)

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Almost a total bravo

by pete1978 In reply to counter rants

I agree on nearly every point but the smoking issue. Smokers who believe that their right to smoke exceeds my right to not breath second hand smoke really bug me!

People were born as non-smokers. It is the smokers who chose to change their breathing habits. Non-smokers have rights, too. My not smoking has never interfered with someone's ability to suck in pollution! But people who smoke have often interfered with my ability to breath clean air.

What TOO many smokers forget is that they don't keep the smoke in and that they don't extinguish the smoking material between each drag. What that means is that they are polluting the air for EVERYONE around them. I totally agree that a person has the right to pollute their own lungs. But leave my lungs alone!

How can you get smoke free anywhere where someone is allowed to smoke? Ever try to tell smoke "you can't leave the room" -- it just doesn't work.

In places with smoking/non-smoking areas in resturants, I have too often been seated in non-smoking sections only to discover, by way of smoke drifting to my table, that the next table is in the smoking area. I didn't ask for non-smoking because I don't like dirty ashtrays. I asked for non-smoking because I don't like smoke. So if you seat me next to someone who is smoking, you have seated me in a smoking section and forced me to smoke.

Your right to do anything ends at the tip of your nose. Smoke, on the other hand, will eventually fill the entire room having traveled far beyond the tip of your nose. It is because of the conflict between the physics of smoke and the limits of your rights that non-smoking laws have been put into effect.

The smoke-free area laws are designed under the idea that nonsmokers have the RIGHT to a smoke free environment. This is a birth right (people are not smokers at birth, smoking is a choice they make later in life.) Sorry smokers, but I believe that the right to something we've been doing since birth exceeds the right to do something you decided to start doing later in life.

Don't tell me that second hand smoke has never been proven to do whatever. I don't care. I don't like smoke and I have a right to not breath smoke even if you can prove that it is perfectly safe. It isn't a safety issue, it is a freedom of choice issue. It's a rights issue. I choose to stay, as I was at birth, a non-smoker. That is my right!

You want to smoke. Go ahead. Go home and smoke. Burn your house down and suck in all the smoke. See if I care. More power to you! But to smoke anywhere near me without violating my right to clean air, you'll need to suck the smoke in but not exhale. You'll need to remember to extingush the smoking material between puffs. Finally, you'll have to develop a way to light your smoking material without puffs of smoke drifting across the room. If you can all that so that the smoke stays in you (not beyond your nose), then you should be able to smoke anywhere because, then, and only then, does your smoking effect only you. Your right to smoke does not exceed my right to not have to breath your pollution!

On a related note, isn't it funny how the people who are upset by smoke-free laws are often supporters of rules and regulations that require clean running cars? Hey, people, it's actually the same thing!

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Thinsg that bug me

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Things that bug me Rant!! ...

People with opinions you expressed in items 1 through 5 and item 7 really irk me. :-)

As far as #6, divorce should not be taken lightly, but at the same time there are valid reasons for divorce, too, and "falling out of love" is not one of them. I count valid reasons as infidelity, irresponsibility, drug use, criminal activity, spousal abuse, and a very mean and spiteful spouse.

Now I do agree completely with you with items 8 through 10.

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Divorce

by tryten In reply to Thinsg that bug me

So if I no longer love my wife I need to beat the crap out of her, cheat on her, smoke crack, commit armed robbery, or randomly assault people (that might be fun)to get a divorce.....

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RE: Divorce

by Jellimonsta In reply to Divorce

I you make a CHOICE to no longer love your wife, you need to look at why you are making that choice, not what illegal activity will allow for divorce.

Love is mostly choice, not mostly emotion. Mostly emotion is lust, and no one should marry out of lust.

I make a choice to love my wife every day, even when we are bugging the heck out of each other. :)

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People that got divorced

by jdclyde In reply to RE: Divorce

used to be looked poorly upon. This was not really a bad thing.

If you get divorce, then it shows you can't make a commitment OR you make poor choices in life.

Mine was poor choices, hers was commitment.

Divorce is too acceptable as an easy out, so it isn't as big of a deal to get married anymore. This used to be a big deal to get married because people really EXPECTED to do as they promised and spend the rest of their lives together. Now it is almost expected that it won't last.

The standard has been lowered. It is the lowering of standards that is the problem, not marriage. People should make better choices in this person they are committing a lifetime to.

People that just find themselves "not content" are also part of the problem. Watch less TV and spend more time with your mate and work on what it is that you need in life. Too many people don't let the other know what they need "because if they loved me, they would know". What a stupid reason for a marrage to split.

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JD

by Jellimonsta In reply to People that got divorced

In conversing with you in the past, in your divorce thread, and many others; I know you get it. I believe you did not take take the vows lightly, or the divorce. You should know that I have no judgment on your situation. The Bible itself states infidelity as an acceptable reason for divorce.

People should not get married expecting another incomplete, broken human to complete them. People that use the 'falling out of love' reason for grounds for a divorce are just copping out. I do not expect 2 people who really dislike each other to 'suck it up and stay married for 50 years'. I expect them to not get married.

If you marry someone, there should be a reason for it. If you cannot see that reason any more, you should reflect inward before analyzing and criticizing your mate (speaking hypothetically, not directed at you).

Marriage (like life itself) it a journey not a destination. There are going to be twists and turns, and occasional bumps in the road. IMHO.

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One of the worst.

by Ciderick In reply to JD

People who put IMHO or In my humble opinion at the bottom of things - People who write that very rarely have a humble opinion.

Jellimonsta, you strike me as being an intelligent person so this isn't really a flame at you - I will let you off just this once. :)

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I personally NEVER write that

by jdclyde In reply to One of the worst.

because it would be a flat out lie!

Humble isn't a descriptor used on me often. Gracious maybe, thoughtful and considerate even.

(I won't bother listing all the BAD descriptors......)

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IMHO

by Jellimonsta In reply to One of the worst.

I personally write that as I do consider my opinion humble (as I do of any other individual). At the end of the day, it is an opinion.

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