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I started out by just testing the waters of what I wanted to say in this blog. I found it nice to get feedback on my thoughts and ideas. Now; however, I find it to be a place where I can vent the ideas that constantly plague me when I view what is going on in the world. At times I know I sound like a pundant, but I feel that I do try to take a more sensible look at the world, which I hope I am able to express here. In addition, I hope to find more to talk about than the politics of the world. We'll see.

  1. More Thoughts

    I want to express some of my thoughts, not my position mind you, but my thoughts on the abortion issue.

    First, there are those out there who feel that women who get abortions should be ostracized for being murderers. Does this go equally well for the husbands and fathers who force women to have abortions? Are they held equally accountable for the child they created? Why do women carry the greatest burden of this shame?

    Second, the same people who ostracize a woman ...

    Updated March 6th, 2012 at 11:04 PM by Gkarlives

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  2. Another Thought

    by , February 16th, 2012 at 12:07 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Many prominent religions vigorously campaign against any use of birth control for two reasons. One, they say that birth control promotes sexual promiscuity. Two, God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. I have some questions for them.

    1. If not using birth control cuts down on promiscuity, then why are there such large families within certain religions? If you have eighteen kids, it is not because you are practicing abstinence.

    2. If God's words to Adam ...
  3. Varied Thoughts

    by , January 19th, 2012 at 09:30 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Here are some varied thoughts I feel like passing on:

    1. I recall hearing that some Republicans and Tea Party advocates liken Social Security to a ponsi scheme where many people need to input money constantly to support the wealth of a few people. Well, my thought is, if that is the case, then what is Wall Street. Large pools of investors sink large amounts of money into the stock exchange, which in the end pays off handsomely for a select few. Sure, many people make a return ...

    Updated January 19th, 2012 at 09:34 PM by Gkarlives

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  4. We Hold These Truths

    by , December 14th, 2011 at 09:46 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I have a question for American Historians. While freedom from religious persecution was part of the framework our founding fathers built into our form of government, was this in any way the impetus for our breaking away from England? There are many political groups that try to brainwash American Citizen into believing that freedom from religious persecution was one of the corner stones, if not the foundation, of our drive toward independence.

    If I remember my history lessons correctly; ...
  5. Doubt Revisited

    by , November 15th, 2011 at 10:50 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Many posts ago, I wrote about a story I had in a flash fiction contest here called "The Parable of Doubt". I expressed my reasons for writing the story as being the need for everyone to question the nature of the truths we hold in order to protect against abuse from evil people. Since that time, I have removed the story in hopes of creating a better, more subtle version. Because of the continuing collapse of the veil of illusion that our society has blinded itself with, I have decided ...

    Updated November 15th, 2011 at 10:56 PM by Gkarlives

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