Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.
~ Carl Sagan
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
~ Joseph Addison
If you’re not aware that Iran is being ruled by oppressive, power-hungry, heartless Muslim extremists then you should start checking the news more often.
Not even a week through 2012 and Iran’s already coming up with ridiculous ideas. The government has ordered Internet cafe owners to check their customers’ ID cards before allowing them to use their services. Cyber cafe owners are also obliged to install CCTV cameras to record their customers’ faces. They’re also forced to note down the websites accessed by each user. Neat, eh? It gets better! They’re doing this to “provide security for the users of internet café services”. Protect them from what exactly? Cyber AIDS?
As if all this nonsense isn’t enough, Iran’s planning to launch what they call the National Internet, which is basically the Internet minus all the stuff they don’t want you to see, to replace the actual World Wide Web. Because you know, the normal Internet is too mainstream.
The Iranian government is doing whatever it can to entirely cut off the nation from the the rest of the world, even if it means banning the Internet.
Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.
~ Mark Twain
A Civil Court in India has ordered 22 social networking sites, including Facebook and Google, to delete anti-religion posts. Why? Because it causes “irreparable loss and injury to the people who are offended by them”. Well guess what, I’m offended by their complaints and their disregard for my feelings. Can I take them to court? Sounds pathetic, doesn’t it?
It’s quite simple really. If you don’t like what’s on a website, then don’t look at it. Leave other people out of this. Stating one’s opinion about mythology never hurt anyone. Actually, scratch that; everytime someone criticizes one of the Abrahamic religions they get death threats.
You have absolutely no right to tell people what they can or can’t read. You can’t force people to think the way you want them to think. That’s called oppression.
If having your beliefs challenged terrifies you, then you’re either a close-minded twit or hold those beliefs without a good reason.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
~ Douglas Adams
If you’re reading this then you’re probably lost. But wait! Don’t rush out, stay for a bit.
This is what you may call a personal blog; a place where I’ll be talking about anything and everything, as long as I have something to say about it. From normal, day-to-day stuff to anything that grinds my gears.
Nature fascinates me. Maybe that’s why I study life (technically called biology). I have zero tolerance for oppression of any kind, and I’m not on good terms with superstition, religion included. If my blasphemous posts offend you, you’re not obliged to read them.
Stick around for the ride, you might get a kick out of it.