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Kratom Made As Illegal as Heroin in Arkansas Under the Radar

Posted on 27 February 2016 by The Secular Nerd

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Kratom Made Illegal

If you try to order Kratom today from the many distributors, you’re gonna have a bad time. That’s because a bureaucratic decision (not a legislative decision) made by the Director of the Department of Health with the stroke of a pen made it as illegal as heroin in Arkansas.

Since my interview with KARK (Article Here), I have been blackballed from every single doctor in almost a 50 mile radius. What have I been using to treat my chronic back pain? Kratom. This atrocious decision originates from Dr. Thomas Atkinson. Want to know what reviews say about him?

 

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Interesting that a doctor who found out his patients was using something all natural to treat their addiction and immediately took action with the Department of Health to have it declared just as illegal as heroin. And what was with this one day public comment period that I have yet to find any mention about as of this writing? I would have been there or made my voice heard in a heartbeat.

I’ve reached out to KARK and hoping to hear more from them. I will post updates and more details as I get them.

Right now, there is a good conversation on Reddit about this (Found Here) along with a link to the PDF that details this from the Arkansas Legislation Site (Or direct link here).

Stay tuned for more details that I find out about this.

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Top 6 Frustrations Living With Conservatives

Posted on 29 January 2016 by The Secular Nerd

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Tea Party Pro Gun Rally

Many people were fortunate to have never shared a roof with someone of the opposite political spectrum. This Top 6 is for you and those who could really relate to the frustrations. Please feel free to share any frustration points I might have missed in the comment section below.

 

6: The Bold Faced Lies

 

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Seeing lies and half-truthism coming out of the fingers in social media conversations are bad enough, but to have a loved one spewing those same lies? It digs deeps into the core of you. What do you do? Do you call them on it? Hell no. Why? Because attempt number 4,539 to do it will fail. Even with substantial evidence to disprove it, your loved one will go on a wild tangent how this person connects with this person, who did this small thing which caused X to happen because Y person said this, and their butcher was connected to an Islamic Goat Farm. WHA?!? I was just proving your claim that Obama wants to kill everyone to be false. What does this have to do with the goat herder in Saudi Arabia?

 

5: Insane Games of Connect The Dots

 

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Number 6 leads us to 5, where your head will spin from trying to follow the outrageous connections that have nothing to do with your original conversation. This will usually happen when they try to “prove” they are right. You could be sitting there having a casual conversation about flowers, then out of nowhere BAMB! A global warming conspiracy pops up and they are telling you about this one guy who knows a guy who allegedly saw a memo there’s no evidence of, which connected this organization to Nestle which produces chem trails for the government. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH FLOWERS?!?! Furthermore… WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GETTING THIS?!?! Excuse me, I digress… but you know the frustration. The crazy game of connect the dots where they make new dots to prove a point.

 

4: Vote for my Candidate or Get Out (or some other threat)

 

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Living with and depending on each other for stability in a trying economy can be both beneficial and a nightmare. You may have experienced a time or two an outrageous argument out of the blue that starts with “You are voting for X Conservative right?”. IT’S A TRAP! Do you lie? No… because you want to maintain an ethical standing. IT’S A TRAP!

 

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So what’s left to do? Lie… Lie because if you don’t, IT’S A TRAP! When you don’t lie, and you are honest with who you are voting for, the threats start coming in. “If you don’t vote for X person, I’m not helping you anymore!” or “If you don’t vote for X, get out of here!”. Something along those lines.

 

 

3: Passing by a room blaring Fox News

 

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We’ve all been to a public place at one point or another, and a channel you would rather not watch, let alone listen to, is blaring for the amusement of the few employees really. Imagine 24/7 practically that channel blaring under the same roof? You might catch yourself listening and shaking your head ready to Google evidence that proves that douche bag guest of theirs wrong. Do you? No, because it will just start another fight. Instead, you find yourself venting on Social Media or to a like-minded friend of how much you want to pull your hair out over such insane claims.

 

 

2: The Conspiracy Theories

 

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As expressed in previous points, many of the arguments you might find yourself getting into will involve not only half-truths and lies, but also conspiracy theories. In my time, I’ve heard some outrageous things coming out of my mother and father’s mouth. The longest time, Obama was Barry Santos and Michelle Obama was Michael Obama. WHAT THE HELL?! Luckily my mother didn’t believe the Mars conspiracy theory where Obama either came from Mars or lived on Mars, but if your loved one does… I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry.

 

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1: Religion mixed with Politics

 

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If you relate to any of the top 6 points in here, it’s most likely the case that religion and politics are also involved. I’m an Atheist. I’m also a Secular Humanist. I use reason and logic to come to conclusive opinions based solely on fact. When I see things such as religion involved with politics, I shudder. I know many religious people who also shudder at politics and religion mingling. I’m sure you heard the rants of “Obama is a Muslim!” or “We need Donald Trump because he will keep all the muslims out of here!”. That’s all based on Religious propaganda, fearful of Muslim belief taking over Christian Belief. Little do they realize, they are the same thing.

 

 

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Enable Windows 10 Dark Theme

Posted on 13 September 2015 by The Secular Nerd

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How to Enable the Hidden Dark Theme in Windows 10

There is a hidden feature in Windows 10 that allows you to make most apps, including the Settings Panel to go Dark!

Below, add these two registry DWORD values using Regedit (Instructions on how to get to and use Regedit are below the screenshots):

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
“AppsUseLightTheme”=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize]
“AppsUseLightTheme”=dword:00000000

Additionally, for a quicker way to add them, simply download the Dark Theme Reg file and the Light Theme Reg file (Right-Click and save as) for quick switching back and forth (or if you don’t really care for the Dark Theme after all). No need to log out or reboot, simply close the Apps and reload them. Feel free to inspect the Reg file before double clicking on them to switch between the two (it’s a good safe practice to always inspect registry key settings prior to importing them, no matter where you get them).

 Settings Before Applying the Dark Theme

 

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Settings After Applying the Dark Theme

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Store Library Before and After

 

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Instructions on how to use RegEdit:

  1. Hold down Windows Key on your Keyboard and press R to bring up Run (Or right click on the Start Button and click Run).
  2. Type in Regedit and press Ok.
  3. You will see a tree like view of keys. Expand each of the following: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Themes > Personalize
  4. Inside the “Personalize” Folder right click on the right and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  5. Rename it to AppsUseLightTheme
  6. If it already exists, double click on it and change its value to 0 and press ok (Keep it on Hexadecimal).
  7. To change it back to light, simply change it to 1.
  8. Do the same for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Themes > Personalize
  9. If you don’t have a Personalize Folder in Themes, simply right click on Themes Folder and press New > Key
  10. Rename that Key to Personalize, then do steps 4-7

 

 

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How to get the police called on you at the doctors office for not doing anything

Posted on 10 August 2015 by The Secular Nerd

So there I was, ready to go in with my wife for her monthly visit to the doctor at AR Care in Des Arc, AR. I was stopped at the door and told I wasn’t allowed to come back with her. Forty minutes later, they called the police right before she got out and he waited for me to leave and then pulled me over.

A little backstory. Des Arc’s AR Care bogusly kicked me out of their care because of what happened with KARK. They viewed me as threatening and intimidating and claimed I had three prescription anxiety medications in my system. I asked to see the medical records proving it and they never produced it. That’s because it was bogus. They waited until I came in to see them to hand me a letter stating I was a threat to them and others. I had talked to the office three days prior and was never told to come in.

So I called the complaint department about this bogus charge and no one got back with me. Fine, I know what they are doing. Trying to make an example out of me. Well a few months in with my wife seeing them, they cut her anxiety medication down without even talking to her. To make matters worse, they lied to her on a Friday saying they called her prescriptions in, but never did. She went three days withdrawing on her medication until they called it in on a Tuesday.

They were punishing her because of me. Then, last month? They gave her to a fill-in nurse practitioner because her normal Nurse-practitioner was too scared to confront her. When she asked why they cut her down during the worst month of her life (We had to go to court to sue her mother), they wouldn’t give her a straight answer. Then, today (8/10) they told her that she is being cut off from all controlled-substances because Walgreens filled her previous doctors Ambien for her (she had three refills left) instead of her current nurse-practitioners prescription.

When she asked them how is it her fault Walgreens did that while bawling her eyes out, they shrugged and did and said nothing. Then they had the nurse bring her a prescription for 10 Klonopin and told her that “We aren’t terminating you, we just can’t give you controlled-substances anymore”. When my wife came out with tears in her eyes I asked her “What did they do?”. She said “Let’s just get out of here.”

We walked out. I was pretty livid, but not livid to the point of making a terrible mistake. I saw the cop next to my car. I walked back in and asked how can I make a formal complaint? They pointed me to a stamped envelope on the wall. I grabbed it and took it outside. With the cop car next me, I got in my car and drove next door to the gas station. I saw the nurses talking to him. I knew then what was going on. They called the police thinking I would retaliate against them for lying and screwing my wife over because they wanted to make an example out of anyone on Medicaid and especially me who called KARK on the local hospital.

So I went into the gas station, got what I needed to get, and started to pull out. I saw the cop was going to follow me, so I got behind someone at the gas pumps. He pulled around, waited awhile, then went back to AR Care.

Mind you, they made my wife wait until the second they closed because they didn’t want anyone witnessing what was going on. They were legitimately scared of me for no reason. I never once acted threatening or intimidating. I never once cussed at them, raised my voice, or did anything to merit this. What they did to my wife and I was unbelievable. Two months ago, they even lied to her on the phone and said “Well the Nurse-Practitioner talked to you about lowering your anti-anxiety medication”. My wife was flabbergasted about that! Why would she agree to something like that with a pending court case against her own mother? Not once did she ever speak with her.

So let this post be a notice to anyone going to AR Care, especially Des Arc AR Care, that if you are young, going through some troubles and require aid, you have Medicaid, you will be discriminated against. You may even have the police called on you because you are poor, and poor people are threatening.

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Update on Unity Health in Searcy, AR

Posted on 29 May 2015 by The Secular Nerd

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It’s been about two months since I went to KARK and had my post go viral on the internet about how Unity Health has turned Searcy Medical Center into a nightmare. I have a lot to report about since that time. I’ve been completely blackballed by the entire Unity Health system. I was turned down by three different doctors in the system. Doctors who refused to see me since my Primary Care Physician and I completely parted. I’ve been attacked many times over from Unity Health workers, calling me a drug addict and a liar.

 

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

That quote resonates with me on so many levels. When my story went viral, I had nearly 75 people tell me their horror stories. They all shared a common theme. They were poverty stricken, seeking help from their local hospital here in Searcy, AR. I had to do something for them, so I went to KARK to share my story, and the story of others. I was met with a complete blackballing of my wife and I. Even our family physician wouldn’t see me. He sees my father and my sister. He won’t see me because he is a part of Unity Health. I’ve also applied to several other doctors and all met with “We can’t see you”. No explanation given.

I’m not considering myself a martyr. I consider myself someone who did the right thing, and when people do the right thing, there is a backlash. That is how the world works. I had no illusions about what to expect when I went toe to toe with Unity Health. I gave those who needed a voice about their experience an audience. The reaction was predictable with attacks and assumptions. We live in a world where those who suffer can’t suffer enough, and those who do get good care or in a comfortable position are usually blind to those who suffer.

Let there be no mistake about this. It is happening all over America. The land of the free has turned into the land of the rotten to the core. Stand tall and continue to be vocal about atrocities. Know that if you receive a backlash against something that is humanistic or humanitarian, you are doing something right.

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Arkansas Hospital Creates Its own Death Panel

Posted on 17 April 2015 by The Secular Nerd

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Clarification: I noticed a lot of negative comments in regards to this situation so I wanted to summarize this so there are no misconceptions: My Doctor told me to go to the ER because my conditions have worsened and my follow-up was not going to be until after the weekend. When I told them my conditions were worsened and my Doctor told me to go to the ER, they continued to claim that it was not an emergency. This has nothing to do with insurance as I have insurance. A doctor pre-diagnosed me without even seeing me and said if I want to be treated for the very things they listed to seek immediate medical care for, I had to pay $200 dollars because of this new policy. I am aware of the stigma around Medicaid, however when my doctor tells me to go to the ER, I and everyone else should expect to be treated at the ER for immediate medical care. My condition is still critical and I am without proper treatment as of writing this at 4/17/2015.

Update 9: The Arkansas Department of Health said they found no immediate issues, but will now monitor the Hospital for violations. Also posted my own personal update on how I have been blackballed by them.

Update 8: Filed a complaint with the Arkansas Department of Health. You are encouraged to file a complain as well with them at 501-661-2201 if you are one of the people who were turned away by Unity Health/White County Medical Center’s Emergency Room policy of a $200 deposit.

Update 7: Here’s the link to the interview and the story. I hope this gives those who have suffered the same fate as I have a voice in these matters.

The Interview:

Update 6: KARK has interviewed me! I made mention of some of the people’s comments and made awareness to what was happening. Tune in at 6 tonight to see it. If they put it on the web, I’ll embed it here.

Update 5: KARK will be interviewing me around noon on camera. I promise to create as much awareness as possible for everyone who has been turned away who can’t pay the $200 and told their emergency was not an emergency.

Update 4: Spoke with a reporter for KARK and they are going to have a meeting Monday to finalize and get the ball rolling to do a camera interview and let me share the information about my experience and the others in the comments.

Update 3: KARK has reached out again and I have a call scheduled for Sunday to go through everything.

Update 2: I am getting a tremendous amount of traffic and people messaging me privately about what White County Medical Center did to me, and to people they know. Please, if you or someone you know has experienced this, please leave a comment sharing your story.

Update 1: KARK in Arkansas has reached out to me. They are looking into the resources I provided them.

I don’t like to share much private information about myself or my health, but something so profound and so disturbing has just happened to me and is happening to others in White County (Searcy) Arkansas that I feel as though I need to bring as much awareness as possible about it. Below is a brief story on my experience with what could only be described as a private death panel.

I suffer from a large ailment of issues with my back. Recently in the last year however I developed a bulging torn disc in my lower back. When it first appeared it was painful and I received some treatment for it. I then moved to White County for personal reasons with my wife. We are both on the Affordable Care Act Private Option that is only available in Arkansas. It was a very unique approach to provide medical insurance instead of traditional medicaid. We are both on Ambetter.

On the 13th of April, I aggravated my bulging torn disc somehow by bending down to pick up a 2-litre. I was in extreme amounts of pain. I tried taking my normally prescribed medications already treating my damage in my back but it made no difference. It was a pain I had never felt before. It felt like tremendous pressure. It felt like I needed to crack my back to relieve it, but that wasn’t it at all. I went to the ER (White County Medical Center) in Searcy seeking relief.

When I arrived there was no one waiting so I got in quick. I was seen once by a doctor and he determined that it may be a slipped or herniated disc at this point. They gave me an injection of Demerol and then gave me 4 day prescription of Percocet, Valium, and Naproxen. I attempted to reach out to my doctor the next day hoping for an appointment that week. My doctor isn’t in on Wednesdays or Fridays past noon, so I was given one option of a morning appointment on Thursday or an appointment on Monday. The only person who could take me was going to be out of town on Thursday morning, so I said Monday.

Well, I realized that I was running out quick on my prescriptions given to me during the ER visit (due to me being in constant pain and taking 1 every 4 hours of the percocet and only prescribed 20) and I called on the 16th telling the nurse of my doctor that I’m getting worse (as well as being concerned that since the conditions are getting worse, I will have to continue taking 1 every 4 hours) and that I’m experiencing the things listed where it says seek immediate medical attention. The Nurse said I needed to go to the ER again with these new symptoms. So I had my father drive me as I can’t feel my legs and I’m in incredible amounts of pain beyond what the Percocet is helping with.

We arrived at the ER at around 10pm and I signed in. I told the triage nurse that these symptoms appeared and I was getting worse. She took my vitals and sent me back to the waiting room. 10 minutes later, a man called me over to a desk. Now before this man called me to the desk in my wheelchair I was in, I overheard a person with Thyroid cancer saying that she couldn’t be seen because it wasn’t an emergency and that she would need to pay a $200 deposit if she wanted to be seen. I remember seeing her so distraught over the ordeal and she was frantically calling urgent care clinics that were all closed by that time.

I went over to this man, and he told me the same thing. I told him that I was told by my doctor to come to the ER, but the man continued to say I am not considered an emergency. I asked to speak to a nurse about this, and I told her I was having issues with pain shooting down my leg and a lack of control over my bowels. She continued to say that it wasn’t an emergency that that was happening and I needed to pay the $200 deposit to be seen.

My wife and I were so enraged we left. We came back after we realized nothing else was open to see me. We asked for this policy notice and more of an explanation. We didn’t get too much information other than a letter they have prepared for this. The picture above is a photo of the symptoms I was experiencing that they told me to seek IMMEDIATE medical care for, yet was still considered not an emergency and the letter of the policy with a list of urgent care clinics that could instead deal with me.

As we were leaving, we found out that a nurse who actually works there was waiting for her husband to come by ambulance because he too was turned away. I don’t know what condition he was in, but he too was turned away unless he paid the $200 deposit to be seen.

Republicans back when the Affordable Care Act was placed into effect used to preach about “Death Panels” that would decide who lives or who dies. They meant it for the insurance companies and Medicaid. Through some pretty weird sense of irony, the hospitals are now implementing their own “Death Panels”. If you don’t have money, you are going to be turned away based on a doctor who doesn’t even see you, with information given by a Triage nurse.

This is wrong. This is incredibly incredibly wrong. I have reached out to several news outlets here in Little Rock Arkansas to tell them of this story, and I hope they get back with me and report about this. What would happen if someone was feeling just mildly ill and they go into the emergency room and the doctor thinks they just have a cold, and the person is sent home because they can’t pay $200 dollars and it ends up that person dies because it was something much more severe?

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The Secular Nerd needs you!

Posted on 30 November 2014 by The Secular Nerd

Why I need you:

That’s right, The Secular Nerd needs you because a series of unfortunate events have led our family into a pickle. We are closing on a house for my disabled father and mother (they are on fixed income) and we have helped them with all the extra fee’s needed (over $800) to get to this point. Due to an issue with putting the closing cost on the loan or a separate loan, they were forced to come up with $2,000 for the home. The home is only $23,000 and they got $1,000 up. It was left to me, but as a freelance contractor I can only do so much to help. Unfortunately a client has delayed a massive project for way past our deadline to close. Our deadline to close is the third. If we don’t come up with $1,000, we lose the house to another buyer.

My parents are in their 60’s and have been living in a camper for 3 years looking for a decent house that they could afford and call home. We now live with them too. In the camper.

 

Bottom Line:

I’m offering services, perks, incentives, etc. I’m even auctioning off a one of a kind cuff made by The Craft Mill that looks like this (Give them a like on Facebook too!) :

R'amen Cuff (Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) Click to be taken to the auction post on Facebook!

R’amen Cuff (Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) Click to be taken to the auction post on Facebook!

 

If the link on the picture doesn’t work, find this post at The Secular Nerd Facebook Page

The starting bid for this one of a kind cuff is $35.00. All you have to do is bid higher than anyone else in the Secular Nerd’s Facebook post and it’s yours (If you are the highest bidder come December 2nd at 8pm Central Time)!

 

The place for the perks? That’s on our GoFundMe campaign.

 

I can’t express how important it is for my family (including my wife and I) to have a house. We are eternally grateful to everyone who has contributed thus far, and we will be eternally grateful to those who contribute and procure my services. You can see my freelance contractor site, Praeon Technologies, to get an idea of what I have already been doing for clients.

 

Below, is a picture of the lovely camper we all share!

 

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And below, is a picture of the house you can help us replace the camper with:

 

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How Should Secular Humanists feel about ISIS/ISIL?

Posted on 18 September 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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If you identify as a secular humanist, and try to live by the philosophy that is secular humanism, you may be feeling conflicted about ISIS/ISIL. For purposes of this article, we will just call them ISIL for now. If you are like me, and believe that life is very precious, and that religion should never dictate how other people live their lives, you may see the conflict in dealing with ISIL.

On one hand, you have a classified “terrorist” organization hell bent on establishing an Islamic state that is beheading and killing people left and right, those who don’t agree with them. On the other, they are human beings with a very radical ideology, but human beings none the less. How do we, secular humanists deal with two major things that we are directly against (killing others and forcing religion onto others)? They are beyond reasoning with since most radicals are focused on the extremes of their religion.

One thing in particular that I’ve seen, as someone who does not believe, or follows a dogmatic religion, is a very scary similarity between ISIL and our own Republican party in the United States. A similarity that can only occur when extremes from most religions inject themselves into politics. Below are the beliefs shared by ISIL and most if not all of the Republican GOP:

  • They both are strongly against Evolution being taught in school [ISIL Link] [Republican Link]
  • They both liken gays to pedophiles [ISIL Link] [Republican Link]
  • They both believe that religion should rule quite like a theocracy for the government

The only difference here between Republicans and ISIL, is that Republican extremists don’t go on religious holy crusades and kill people. They usually just stick with the 2nd amendment as protection enough to “defend your family” and justify things like “Stand your ground” and other things Republican supporters and congressmen alike have defended.

That doesn’t make Christian extremists any less dangerous or violent though. Throughout the last few decades we have seen many people kill in the name of “God” and Christianity in America. We have seen abortion clinics blown up by “pro-life” supporters (the irony is killing people, but they believe it’s justified to save an unborn zygotes life). We have seen mothers justify the death of their children, saying that “God” told them to. In the bible, as well as the Koran, we can find it laced with violence, rape, murder, torture, slavery, and other things we Secular Humanists feel are extremely unethical and immoral.

So this leads us to a fork in the road. Do we need to take out ISIL before more innocent people die by a radical extremists hands? Do we justify murder, to prevent murder? Is it considered murder instead of defending the weak or diversified population of the world? How can we Secular Humanists solve this issue when it’s beyond rational and reasonable negotiations?

We have similar conflicts in the United States. We find that talking to right-wing extremists is impossible because they won’t see the reasoning in our ideology. We don’t see what they call rational in their ideology, but we understand what makes them think like they think. They make up lies and propaganda for what we non-Republicans believe. So what do we do in a situation where rational discussion is impossible to be had?

In the United States, we can vote to rid those who refuse to see reason or compromise. In the other parts of the world however, where they don’t respond to voting, only violence, I’m afraid the only response is violence. We have an ethical obligation to humanity to protect itself against credible threats. We fight viruses all the time. We fight harmful diseases all the time. How is ISIL any different than a disease or virus that can kill you?

Follow me for a moment into my reasoning. I view religion as a virus thanks to Dr. Darrell Ray and his book, “The God Virus”. With an overwhelming amount of people carrying this virus of death, destruction, and destabilization, there’s no inoculation. We can’t treat this virus with a dose of rational thought. These people were born with an AK-47 in one hand, and a Koran in the other. Quite like the Republican extremists of today except it’s a Bible.

The Islamic extremist point of view goes one step further than Christian extremists. It actually acts on killing, rather than talking about killing (for instance, Christians wanting to put to death all gay people). Some Christian extremists do indeed act on that impulse to kill. Luckily, it’s not an epidemic (yet). The Muhammad Virus is strong with these Islamic extremists. It’s too powerful to inoculate, and it has consumed them whole.

Do I believe they are going to come to the United States if left unchecked? It’s possible. Do I believe they have the power to destroy the United States? No. Why? Because only we have the power to destroy ourselves. Look what we did in the name of freedom? We took our freedom away, to protect freedom. Patriot Act, Global 24/7 unwarranted surveillance programs, police departments receiving war equipment. We sacrificed our freedom, in the name of freedom. We wracked up a debt in the trillions by putting two wars on a credit card.

We bring our own pain onto ourselves. We meddle. We screwed up going to Iraq, and now we need to meddle some more. We have been caught in this endless cycle. I do believe we owe it to the world though, to try to clean up a horrible mess. A mess that was already there, but we decided to make it worse. This conflict has been happening since the dawn of religion and man. So because we meddle, we have threats against us. We are NOT the world police, but I do believe the world should come together to eradicate this virus. We as one planet need to fight ISIL, just like we would fight AIDS, or any other disease or virus. ISIL is no different than Ebola when it comes to trying to rationally get it to stop killing. The only difference is that ISIL will discriminate against who it kills, while Ebola doesn’t care who it kills.

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Loot Crate Unboxing – August 2014 “Heroes”

Posted on 22 August 2014 by The Secular Nerd

 

The Secular Nerd and That Heathen Girl unbox August 2014 edition “Heroes” from Loot Crate!

 

 

Interested in getting a subscription to Loot Crate to get your very own monthly loot? Click this link!

 

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Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #41 – Fireworks

Posted on 04 July 2014 by The Secular Nerd

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“The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China, where they were invented. The fireworks were used to accompany many festivities. It is a part of the culture of China and had its origin there.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

I hope everyone remembers in America why we celebrate Independence Day. We came to America to get away from Church infiltrating State. The Church of England to be exact. Please look up proper history books for these facts.

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