Ok, so yesterday we found out that I am in favor of the death penalty and abortion. I expanded a bit on abortion, let us move into death penalty.
I like the death penalty. I don't think it is used nearly enough. Personally, I think the government limits themselves way too much when it comes to using it. Expand the use to more than just murderers.
Any person who is convicted with substantial DNA evidence, and is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, should be put to death. If there is absolutely no way that a person will ever walk out of jail alive, then just kill him now. Granted, you have to wait for all of the appeals and what-not, but you get what I am saying.
Like that guy a few years back who pleaded guilty to like 35 murders in exchange for life without parole? DUH! He would RATHER be in jail all his life. Don't give him what he WANTS. Kill his ass. He pleaded guilty.
There is my political rant for the day, now lets move on to religion.
My problem with organized religion is just that: Organized. It seems way too much like a huge mob outfit who takes "tithe" for protection by God. Not only that, current church doctrine is that you are supposed to suffer through everything... apparently, this includes their sermons. GEEZE. I believe in a higher being, but I don't feel that you have to go to church to be religious. The Bible says something to the effect of "Wherever 2 or more people meet in my name, there I will be." That is the true meaning of God.
The current organized churches are so hypocritical. Take the Catholics. They are so adement about their negative views on homosexuality (not to mention their vows of celebacy) yet when a Catholic priest is accused of molesting an alterboy, the priest is simply moved to another parish and the event is covered up and hush money is paid. How is this right?
I have been away from church for a long time because of these views. I have recently started watching some services on TV. Yes, I know, that sounds horrible. But I have been watching someone who is rather captivating and energetic and uses real life scenarios in his sermons to make it relate directly to ME. That preacher is Joel Osteen. He practices out of Houston, TX in what used to be the Compaq center, which used to be home of the Houston Rockets. The Compaq center hosts 16000 seats, and admission is generally standing room only. This will give you an idea of how large his weekly sermons can get. Joel Osteen has make me think about religion more than anyone else ever had.
Anyone else watched Joel on TV? He is a captivating speaker. Definately worth the watch.