Why are kids viewed as a bad thing?

Christianity, Random Ramblings, Rants

Even in so-called Christian communities, when two people get married, it is expected that they should not have kids very soon after getting married, and if they do have kids, they shouldn’t have very many. For some reason it is viewed more favorably to adopt kids than to have them yourselves. The reasoning for this last option sounds very much like Ebenezer Scrooge who talks about decreasing the “surplus population.” Instead of decreasing the population, just don’t add to it. Adopt kids, instead of having your own.

The best thing (in the modern world) is to get married (or not) and prevent kids from happening because of your behavior.

Do your kid-reproducing-thing, but not so that you can have a children. Use the pill, get an abortion if the pill didn’t work for some reason. It’s all about getting “fulfillment” whatever that means.

Of course, if you were trying to have children, then…I…guess…thats a good thing!….? I’ll be happy for you…secretly wondering why you would want a kid.

As Christians, we should find fulfillment in Christ, not in human relationships. We should use our human relationship with our spouse to obey God’s command to “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth….”

I understand that there are couples that are not able to have children. I am not saying that they are in that case disobeying God.


To people who think politics is a waste of time

Politics, Random Ramblings, Rants

I’m not a political junkie, nor do I post political messages on my social networks consistently (or even frequently). But it really gets me fired up when people try to rid themselves of all political thought or discussion.

People should care about the government, especially in America.

In the US, the government is run by it’s citizens, or at least that’s the way it was set up. The US government was designed to be run by the doctors and bakers and shoeshiners, assuming they would return to their former careers when they were done serving their country.

Considering that this is the way it was designed, and the fact that you can vote freely (for now), it seems to only make sense that you would spend a little thought and effort in changing the political scene for the better. I’m not saying that you should be turning every conversation and every Facebook status comment section into a political discussion.

Just understand this:

If you don’t do anything, someone will.

And you probably won’t agree with them.

Tips For Living Around Other People

Life, Random Ramblings, Things and Stuff

Treat the person you are talking to with respect.
I don’t care if they look ugly. I don’t care if they talk nasty. I don’t care if they disagree with you politically, religiously, or metaphorically. They are humans. As such, they deserve the best manners you have to offer.

Avoid insults upon first encounters.
Nobody likes being insulted. Nobody deserves to be insulted by somebody who has never met them before.

Never complain about your significant other.
If you feel the need to let the world know just how annoying, selfish, disrespectful, and stupid they are, then you should probably not be dating.

Assume that everyone knows something that you don’t, and try to learn from them.
Chances are, you will never meet someone where their entire knowledge scope lies completely within yours.

In dealing with people in customer service….

  • Assume they know what they are talking about.
  • The person you are speaking with is not the head boss, and was not the person who made any of the decisions that you are irked about.
  • Assume that you are not their only client. If you were, they would not be able to operate.
  • The person with which you are speaking does not have magical powers, and cannot wave a wand and fix everything. They will try their best, but they are not genies.

Hey there. How are you doing today?

I was just spending a moment and thinking about you, and why you are reading my blog. It could be because you saw some photography that I had posted, or maybe you read a post of mine when I was trying to fix the world by posting on a not-very-much-noticed blog. I’m realizing that I don’t blog about many things consistently.  This means that whatever it was that caught your eye, may or may not ever show up again on the blog. If you saw a picture of a building, and liked it enough to follow the blog, that doesn’t mean I will ever again post a picture of a building. I probably will, but I make no such guarantee.

According to blog strategists and gurus, you are supposed to consider your audience before you post, and be sure that you provide content that pertains to a specific genre or interest (photography, humor, news, etc… the list is endless). They say that readers who are interested in that particular type of thing will follow you, and nobody else really matters. Or at least they matter little to you.

I’m not following their advice. I pretty much post whatever happens to tickle my fancy at the moment, and then I may or may not expound upon it. Since I can get myself quite involved in a wide assortment of things, from statistical analysis to remote control airplanes, you may or may not enjoy what I put on here. I hope you do though.

Really though, I don’t care about the other people that read this blog.

I care about you. I want you to enjoy your read. I want you to enjoy the pictures I share. I want you to comment on a quote I posted, or a diatribe I decided would be useful. Maybe it wasn’t useful at all.

I still want you to enjoy it.

Anywho. Thanks for reading.

Random Ramblings


Life, Random Ramblings, Things and Stuff

Well, I may not be the best shot in the world, (and I’m not), but I’m pretty excited because I just recently was able to shoot my rifle for the first time since I got it nearly a year ago. I’ve had the rifle, but no ammunition seeing as it required a very unique round. (7.62x54R to be exact)

Anyway, I just recently bought some ammunition, took my gun out, and fired away. I was surprised at how little kick the rifle produced, seeing as it is a good sized round. I attribute the little kick to the fact that I bought a lower grain bullet. The one I purchased was 150gr, whereas there was a 182gr available.

The rifle actually has a really nice resounding boom when fired. Quite satisfactory. I could probably shoot it all day and enjoy the boom every single time as if it were the first shot. Very incredibly awesome. If you don’t have a gun, I recommend getting one because it is so much fun to shoot.

My gun along with a loaded shell, and the shell of the first shot I took.

A loaded shell, and the empty shell of the first round I ever fired from the gun.