So far I am coping, though I am starting to get the shakes, I don't know how I'll cope without a fix for thirty days....
But yes, I'm not entirely sure that it was a fair ban, infact, whenever I get a warning I am always under the impression that the mods never even bother to read the thread/setting, I could ofcourse be wrong, I dunno.
But yes, this could actually be good for me as I have a lot of study to do atm.
Ah, the first day of the bannage, it draws to a close, my mind is beginning to wander in the fading hours of light, thoughts of better times keep coming to me. I have begun to wonder, wether the subject matter of the thread had any impact upon the warning, unlikely but possible.
I am beginning to contemplate wether I should end it all, commit, 'suicide' as it were, end this pitiful existence. This 'sentence', though short to some one on the outside, is like infinity to the victim. I am unaware of my surroundings most of the time, hanging in a haze of bong smoke, or passed out on my couch in a drunken stupor.
I shall continue this saga at another time, but for now, I must go, Gotham needs me.
Now, as some of you reading this may know, I am not a religious man, at all, infact, one could say that I have a very negative view of religion, but enough with that, to the point.
The general idea with mortal sin, is that some sins, such as murder, are much greater then other sins, and unforgivable in Gods eyes, by perpetrating these sins, you are guaranteed a place in hell, this, is bullshit. The words 'mortal sin' do not occur once within the bible, not at all, wanna check? be my guest (biblegateway.com). According to the bible all sins are equal in the eyes of God, there are no lesser sins, or greater sins. Mortal sin, is a concept, that was invented by the catholic church, simple as that.
This is admittadly copied from an article on the net, but I thought it was blog relevant.
From the middle of October until next summer the NorwegianNaturalHistoryMuseum
of the University
of Oslo will host the
first exhibition that focuses on homosexuality in the animal kingdom.
"One fundamental premise in social debates has been that homosexuality is
unnatural. This premise is wrong. Homosexuality is both common and highly
essential in the lives of a number of species," explains Petter Boeckman,
who is the academic advisor for the "Against Nature's Order?"
The most well-known homosexual animal is the dwarf chimpanzee, one of
humanity's closes relatives. The entire species is bisexual. Sex plays an
conspicuous roll in all their activities and takes the focus away from
violence, which is the most typical method of solving conflicts among primates
and many other animals.
"Sex among dwarf chimpanzees is in fact the business of the whole family,
and the cute little ones often lend a helping hand when they engage in oral sex
with each other."
Lions are also homosexual. Male lions often band together with their brothers
to lead the pride. To ensure loyalty, they strengthen the bonds by often having
sex with each other.
Homosexuality is also quite common among dolphins and killer whales. The
pairing of males and females is fleeting, while between males, a pair can stay
together for years. Homosexual sex between different species is not unusual
either. Meetings between different dolphin species can be quite violent, but
the tension is often broken by a "sex orgy".
Homosexuality is a social phenomenon and is most widespread among animals with
a complex herd life.
Among the apes it is the females that create the continuity within the group.
The social network is maintained not only by sharing food and the child
rearing, but also by having sex. Among many of the female apes the sex organs
swell up. So they rub their abdomens against each other," explains Petter
Bockman and points out that animals have sex because they have the desire to,
just like we humans.
Homosexual behaviour has been observed in 1,500 animal species.
"We're talking about everything from mammals to crabs and worms. The
actual number is of course much higher. Among some animals homosexual behaviour
is rare, some having sex with the same gender only a part of their life, while
other animals, such as the dwarf chimpanzee, homosexuality is practiced
throughout their lives."
Animals that live a completely homosexual life can also be found. This occurs
especially among birds that will pair with one partner for life, which is the
case with geese and ducks. Four to five percent of the couples are homosexual.
Single females will lay eggs in a homosexual pair's nest. It has been observed
that the homosexual couple are often better at raising the young than
When you see a colony of black-headed gulls, you can be sure that almost every
tenth pair is lesbian. The females have no problems with being impregnated,
although, according to Petter Boeckman they cannot be defined as bisexual.
"If a female has sex with a male one time, but thousands of times with
another female, is she bisexual or homosexual? This is the same way to have
children is not unknown among homosexual people."
Indeed, there is a number of animals in which homosexual behaviour has never
been observed, such as many insects, passerine birds and small mammals.
"To turn the approach on its head: No species has been found in which
homosexual behaviour has not been shown to exist, with the exception of species
that never have sex at all, such as sea urchins and aphis. Moreover, a part of
the animal kingdom is hermaphroditic, truly bisexual. For them, homosexuality
is not an issue."
Petter Bockman regrets that there is too little research about homosexuality
"The theme has long been taboo. The problem is that researchers have not
seen for themselves that the phenomenon exists or they have been confused when
observing homosexual behaviour or that they are fearful of being ridiculed by
their colleagues. Many therefore overlook the abundance of material that is
found. Many researchers have described homosexuality as something altogether
different from sex. They must realise that animals can have sex with who they
will, when they will and without consideration to a researcher's ethical principles."
One example of overlooking behaviour noted by Petter Bockman is a description
of mating among giraffes, when nine out of ten pairings occur between males.
"Every male that sniffed a female was reported as sex, while anal
intercourse with orgasm between males was only "revolving around"
dominance, competition or greetings.
Masturbation is common in the animal kingdom.
"Masturbation is the simplest method of self pleasure. We have a Darwinist
mentality that all animals only have sex to procreate. But there are plenty of
animals who will masturbate when they have nothing better to do. Masturbation
has been observed among primates, deer, killer whales and penguins, and we're
talking about both males and females. They rub themselves against stones and roots.
Orangutans are especially inventive. They make dildos of wood and bark,"
says Petter Boeckman of the NorwegianNaturalHistoryMuseum.