Wow. Apparently I'm further off the mainstream than I've previously thought... Maybe because I go to high school in a coastal state, a place I imagine is practically falling over left, at least with the people I talk to.
But, I'm generally the left side "morally acceptable" on basically all of those, the only outliers being:
The Death Penalty, one of the most useless things I can imagine, mostly cause it's just used by vindictive asswipes...
Eh, suicide, it depends, I generally take it as a pretty low blow to family and friends but I think it's up to people to make their own choices about their lives.
And maybe affair between a married couple, I'm not quite sure what the question is, if it's whether someone should secretly fuck someone else without their partner's knowledge and consent, then definitely not, but if it's about having an open married relationship, go for it I say.
The ones that surprised me:
Again, the Death Penalty. I mean, maybe I've been spoiled, because I looked at the Wikipedia page for the near-debt-default and debt downgrade crisis of July and August, and I found that after the fact the approval ratings for the tea party actually went down and that amazed me because that's what any reasonable, knowledgeable person would think, and this country hasn't struck me as being particularly either of those... So maybe I assumed people to be not vindictive asswipes about the Death Penalty... I guess I'll have to be disappointed.
Um, abortion. Now, it depends whether it's early, middle, or late term in which the opposition to it surprises me, because I myself am a little iffy on late-term abortions, but general opposition surprises me... Again perhaps I expected reasonableness, too much...
DOCTOR FUCKING ASSISTED SUICIDES that apparently even the majority opposes that drives me up the fucking wall. It's such a terrible, fucking awful thing to do to someone, "no, I know you hate living and you would rather die peacefully and without pain rather than struggle on through another month or two racking up stratospherically high medical bills in abject pain and agony before dying a choking, horrible death, but I've decided that morality doesn't actually come from anything related to the real world, but somewhere else, apparently, out there... Maybe we'll eventually find out why these morals cause so much pain and suffering with absolutely no benefit at all to anyone, but as for now we're blindly following them, because religious people tell us to..."
And porn too... Who the fuck doesn't love porn? It's so fucking hot...
Although, I've noticed something odd, I wonder if there's anyone out there who likes to watch porn and horror movies but dislikes swearing and since both of them usually have gratuitous amounts of it, they feel conflicted about watching what they really want... Now, I doubt many people watch porn that are offended by swearing, but what about horror movies? Is there any people who like them who are put off by the swearing?
And lastly, polygamy. What the fuck does it matter what they do down there? I've waffled on this before because of issues of abuse, but I don't think a lot of polygamists are like that...
Now, I thought I was just a left-leaning guy, but I guess based on the rest of the country I'm a little farther out than that...
OH, HOLD ON I'VE JUST FALLEN IN LOVE, okay, from reading the God Delusion I just found something incredibly clever...
A lot of people say that God is both omniscient and omnipotent.
But, if God is omniscient, meaning that he knows all past and future events, must surely be able to foresee his future interventions.
If he can't foresee them, he ain't omniscient,
However, if he can see them, than he ain't omnipotent, because that means he's no longer able to change his mind about making the decisions...
Or, put more cleverly than I can: Can omniscient God, who
Knows the future, find
The omnipotence to
Change His future mind?
THAT'S FUCKING CLEVER.
Love it, rationality turns me on so hard.