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Chapter 8 - Everyone is Fighting About the Wrong Stuff

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[I am writing a book and plan to post chapters as I go, here is Chapter 8. I've already posted the introduction and first four and you can start here to read them. I will update with links to the future chapters when they are done.]

The next election is the most important election of our lifetime. If that guy is elected, we are in giant trouble. Therefore get online and make your voice heard. Volunteer, donate, and most of all vote. Because if that guy wins, we are done.

This is the attitude many of us have (myself included sometimes) when we think of politics in the United States (and my friends in other nations say similar things). The United States has become a constant campaign. Social media has become an almost constant campaign. Every celebrity is constantly talking about the next election. Everyone knows that this election is important and we need to win it.  Of course, as soon as this election happens we start talking about the next one in the very same way. This one, w…

Chapter 7 - Everything You Were Taught About Fertility Is Backwards

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[I am writing a book and plan to post chapters as I go, here is Chapter 7. I've already posted the introduction and first four and you can start here to read them. I will update with links to the future chapters when they are done.]

We all know the global population is exploding. The world is getting more polluted, we are running out of resources, and within a century the exploding population will bring starvation, war, and environmental disaster. So the only sane thing for humanity to do is radically cut back on fertility rates. People need to have less kids. Especially places where birth rates are still high like Africa, South America, and South Asia. In addition to the humanitarian concerns, high fertility rates also make life worse for women. Women become baby making factories and are unable to pursue their dreams, have great careers, or obtain positions of power in society.

As a result, the UN, organizations like Planned Parenthood, and philanthropists like Bill Gates have…

Christianity and the Age of Consent

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Historically, in most cultures, there was no age of consent when it came to sex. For example, in Ancient Rome it was considered perfectly normal for adult men to use slaves and prostitutes of all ages for their own sexual gratification. The only real taboo would be for the powerful male to allow himself to be violated anally. Other than that, powerful men did what they wanted. Historian Tom Holland gives one horrific example in his excellent ""Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar." Emperor Tiberius, he writes, "trained young boys to lick his testicles while swimming." Pretty sick stuff. But not unique within ancient Rome. Or, for that matter, in very many ancient cultures. Elsewhere Holland writes about ancient Greece,

"Pederasty was widely practiced elsewhere in Greece but only in Sparta was it institutionalized - even it is said, with fines for boys who refused to take a lover......Yet, traumatic though the experience of submitting must …