The image in the top left corner is Children
of helicopter parents
Helicopter parents are not only making childhood into a
jail sentence, parents are harming their children in
- Parents are keeping children infantile, unable to
function unattended, unable to avoid dangers on their
own, unable to get themselves out of scrapes, unable
to judge just how dangerous something is.
children become so dependent they fear leaving home,
even in their twenties.
- As Robert A. Heinlein advised
Do not handicap your children by
making their lives easy.
- Parents teach paranoia of strangers. Abductions by
strangers are extremely rare, and even rarer than they
were 60 years ago. As
adults, these children cannot socialise properly
because they are needlessly frightened of new faces.
- Parents never let their children outside for
imaginative, strenuous unstructured play. They turn
kids into dull couch potatoes.
- The rarer stranger abductions are, the more the
media cover them. There are thousands of things more
dangerous to children that parents ignore. Read Steven
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.
Police in Maryland intervened when parents
permitted their children to walk to school. When I was
a child, everyone either walked or
biked to school. The Maryland law is enforcing
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Slaughter OK By God
By the divine providence [animals] are intended for man’s use… Hence it
is not wrong for man to make use of them, either by killing or in any other way
~ St. Thomas Aquinas
(born: 1225 died: 1274-03-07 at age: 48)
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Earth Expected To Fry
The accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a report warning
businesses that we are headed for a 4.0°C (7.2°F)
or even a 6.0°C (10.8°F)
[global temperature rise].
~ Naomi Klein
(born: 1970-05-08 age: 44)
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
To put that in perspective, since the start of the industrial
revolution, up to now, we have had a 0.18°C (0.32°F)
Meaning without God
Christians ask atheists How can life have meaning without
God?. In euthanasia debates, I discovered the essence of the Christian argument
was you did not have the right to escape suffering because Jehovah
owns you and he does not like people vandalising his property. This applies to Christians and non Christians alike. So life
with god is like living with an imaginary slavemaster. You create your own suffering to
placate him. I would think then the notion of life without god would be as pleasant as
any other emancipation or deliverance from delusion.
~ Roedy (born: 1948-02-04 age: 67)
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