It has been awhile since I have updated my blog, but with good reason.
A lot happened in 2012, and much of it took most of my time from the Summer of 2012 to January 2013.
These things were:
- Getting into a relationship, and leaving it
- My son being in and out of hospitals all of August due to complications from a routine removal of his polyps and tonsils. (He is fine now, besides having to visit the hospital in the first weekend of 2013 for putting LEGO up his nose.)
- Going from local chairman of my local atheist group to a seat on the board of directors at the national Danish Atheist Society. (After months of crazy internal struggles and political intrigues.)
- Debate with a Dr.Theol. at a seminary school.
- Lobbying against ritual circumcision of boys in Denmark.
It has been busy, but I have learned a lot, and it has also been a lot of fun.
I feel bad for not keeping up with my YouTube or blog, but I only have two arms, I tried to get back on Youtube by purchasing a HD webcam, but sadly discovered that neither of my PCs were powerful enough to pull of recording via it.
Which brings me to the topic of this entry, I as an unemployed single-father, political activist, my funds are rather low, and my work-PC is soon turning 6, and sadly its motherboard has peaked in upgrades, L755 socket, for the technical minded people.
So I am trying to get funds to purchase a new PC, which means the parts that I need, like a new motherboard, GFX, RAM, HDD, and CPU.
I went out looking for the best value parts, and so far fell on a price of 5025 DKK = 879,37 USD for it all.
If you want to help me out, I added a donation option on my site, and will update if I get donations.
Also you may email me at email@example.com if you are in Denmark and want to take a look at my list of parts and could suggest cheaper or better.
The parts are:
- Bundkort: http://www.edbpriser.dk/bundkort/msi-z77a-g45-id-6725474.aspx
- CPU: http://www.edbpriser.dk/processor/core-i5-i5-3570-6-mb-intel-boxed-id-6829782.aspx –
- Køler: http://www.edbpriser.dk/processorkoeling/arctic-cooling-freezer-13-id-4399763.aspx –
- RAM: http://www.edbpriser.dk/ram/kingston-valueram-1-x-4-gb-id-6820593.aspx –
- Gfx: http://www.edbpriser.dk/grafikkort/evga-geforce-gtx-560-superclocked-2-gb-id-5332532.aspx
- HDD: http://www.edbpriser.dk/harddisk/wd-blue-wd5000aakx-500-gb-id-4317776.aspx
When I talk with some of my American and even Danish friends they like to paint a picture of Denmark, as a haven of secularism and non-belief.
The more scrutiny I have applied to this picture of Denmark, more and more of the paint falls off, showing the ugly face of apathy painted underneath.
Denmark by law is not secular, we have a state church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark, and our head of state, currently the Queen Magrethe II, is ordained by the Christian god.
In society apathy rules supreme, which is one of the reasons why I joined the Danish Atheist Society, to help fight this apathy, to make my voice and concerns heard.
You may ask, "But if people do not care about religion, does that not make it easier?"
No it does not, since many of the Christian groups in Denmark, do care, they want their messages and way of life to be spread and embraced by as many as possible, they want to ban abortion, minimize the rights of people who have other sexual preferences than themselves.
When I then speak up, to call these people out, for being an overall danger for the progress of the Danish society, I am told to be a fanatic, and why cannot I not just leave these people alone?
I cannot leave them alone, because they cannot leave me or my rights alone, it is impossible for them, by the dogma they have put up themselves.
Their goal is conversion of the population, into their cult of death, and eliminating free thought and new ideas.
Yet the apathetic population is blissfully ignorant about these groups of Christians, that are not a small minority, but cling together in fear, as soon as the word Muslim is uttered in the media.
Muslims that seek the same goal as these Christians, same rhetoric, and methods.
Denmark like to put itself up on a pedestal, as some champion of democracy, and human rights.
With the same breath, you will hear politicians saying on live TV (which is later cut out of the rerun) that we would have to thank the Christian church and values for the democracy we have to day.
The audacity and ignorance that some politicians from their platform of authority freely and proudly displays is almost vulgar.
Few years back Danmarks Radio (The Danish National Broadcasting Company) got new guidelines put down by the politicians in power, that they should spread the Christian message and values, with an addendum that they were not allowed to discriminate by race, sexuality, religion, and more.
The reason why we have a democracy as we do in Denmark, is of no credit to the churches of Christianity, it is centuries of free-thinkers’ work, many with their life at risk.
Fighting for human rights, putting the will and rights of the people, before the will of some proposed deity.
Also the state church, in a position of being the highest religious authority in the nation, with a nationwide ban on any gay marriages within any religion.
I have discussed for a total of weeks with people that say, "Well gay people can get civil union, why should the church not be allowed to choose who they want to marry."
My response is and always will be, as long as civil union in Denmark does not hold the same rights as a couple that is married, I will be against having this ban.
Ironically this state church is also named, "The Danish People’s Church", yet discriminate against large portions of the population of the Danish society.
I would have nothing against showing the actual face of Christianity, when they are not put under the restraints of democracy, to show people its true face, and ask them afterwards, "Is this truly what you want?"
Secularism is important for those facts, that politicians should not make any laws or favors for any religious adherence.