Religion Is a Problem – But It Isn’t Wrong | Blogmas Day Six

Today I wanted to do something I bit different than what you have already seen so far this December. Because all I really have done is the popular lifestyle edge of things rather than the real, raw Erin. I like to write mostly about what is right and wrong – what is different and similar – and how we can decide which is which. Through the perspective of society we just have to get on with life and believe that some things are true in order for us all to understand each other. *sips tea*

Us, we just have to get on with life and not question the right or wrong. Otherwise things get confusing. If we take away the distinction between what is by law and morally right or wrong we are left with nothing. And, this is where it gets confusing, because we all have different morals. Religion helps people have their own morals shared with other people. This is what a religion is. This is why, at the moment in England, people are trying to get veganism through Parliament as a philosophical belief.

I think we should take the stigma away from religion. Society trains our eyes to see religion as something Holy or Godly and blessed. But it’s not. It can just be a group of people believing in the same thing, like veganism for example. Or it can be ungodly. It can be dangerous. We look back in history at so many people discriminating other religions. So many people misunderstanding each other. So many people not listening to what you have to say and why you believe in what you do. And that’s all it is. Hitler didn’t listen and therefore created the controversy which was the Holocaust. He wasn’t used to listening, he had been brought up so terribly and believing within his family how he should go on with life. I don’t think he had much of a choice to not have not listened to what was said in his early life. Then after that, he blocked *gulps tea* out other voices. 

I hope that what I have just said hasn’t hurt anyone. I know some people who will not like what I have said – and please let me know so that I can educate myself and not say it again. I feel though that I have to say what I have to say.

Religion is problem, but it’s not wrong in my morality. *looks at the bottom of mug to see there’s no tea left*

I’ve came to the end of my tea so I think this is now I time that I should summarise the post a bit. I have lots to say on this subject, but all I feel I’ll do is cause an argument (maybe I already have). Please tell me your thoughts on this post. It’s definetely more my usual self than the lifestyle post that Blogmas/the media (speaking as if it’s a person) loves. I would like to not misunderstand your beliefs so please let me know what you are thinking in the comments or in an email (if you would like it to be private).

I hope this post makes you think and not worry. 

What Is It?| Blogmas Day One

It’s Christmas season (whether you think it or not), all the YouTubers and vlogging and all the bloggers are blogging! It’s a time where we can’t even think thoughts nevertheless write them out. A sketchbook that I started in September this year looks like dog poop and I don’t think that is going to change. Diaries have been lost and we are writing to-do lists on random scraps of paper (at least I am, maybe you just keep a mental list that you forget half of?). Blogging has got out of hand for many of us and even more for me! I don’t know where to begin. But we’re beginning here.

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Obviously this is not accurate for the time you are reading – sorry about that! Footage from Sleeps 2 available on the App Store and Google Play

All the windows to be opened on our advent calendars is a lingering mist and all the collaborations we would like to put out to you is an even heavier fog. Where shall we begin? What shall we choose to believe? That Santa will solve it all for us? I think not. Maybe it’s too early for you on the 1st of December to get excited for Christmas but it’s definitely there in the media and has been for a while. There’s something I’d like you to understand though, I don’t put up my tree on the first weekend\day of December. Our family usually put it up on the weekend nearest to the 15th of December 🙂 *I’m the one who puts up decorations and listens to Christmas songs from today*

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You may have seen this on my other social profiles – but I can say that this is one of the last blue skies I will see in a long time!

Do you celebrate Christmas?

I am very interested in educating myself in other religions. What we learn at school is usually just about the places of worship and Holy Books – but that’s not what it’s all about. How do people feel being that certain religion? I’m a Church if England Christian and I don’t go to church every Sunday, I have never read the whole Bible… but I’m a Christian. 

I would like to do another post about this where I can properly rant, about religion and it’s advantages and disadvantages – but before then I have a Q and A (ask questions on my Instagram) and a post about 5 Ways To Get Into The Christmas Spirit! (and not be a Scrooge)

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Stay tuned for the rest of Blogmas! Even if you don’t get time to read every post on here there are always little snippets on my Instagram. If you don’t celebrate this occasion not all posts will be centred around it. There will be lots of collaborations and ways for you to get involved! Send me an email if you would like to take part in a post (you don’t even need to have a blog)

Happy December!

I promise you that for once I have actually planned 5 posts in advance!

A Letter To Vegans

The few paragraphs I have written aren’t nessacerily from my personal point of view. I believe that being a vegan is about not taking things from other’s that belong on our planet, and about equalising the world. Being a human is a curse at the moment, but if we all pull together maybe we can make it a blessing.

I don’t care who you are, just be what you want to be and do whatever you think is right.

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To Vegans,

If you knew where your products were coming from such as eggs and milk would you use them? For example, I know this option isn’t available to all of us but if you had a hens or a friend/relative did would you use their eggs because you know where they’re coming from? Or would you still not because it’s shameful that those eggs aren’t fertilized and a child could’ve been born. If I were vegan, I would eat these eggs. I know that they have been forced out of the hen and that these chickens can roam around and have enjoyed their life. ‘Free Range’ on the label is just a way of making the brand look kinder, often this is not the case.

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Milk. If you had locally sourced milk, knowing it’s whereabouts would you still not drink it? Cows give birth 2-3 times in their lifetime (or less) before they are sent to market. Calves grow quickly, and need their mother’s milk only in the first couple of months (or less). So, when the cows are producing throughout the year with no intention would you buy and consume the milk? Humans are the most dangerous animals on Earth. We are not challenged to give up our milk to other species – and to be honest I think that no other animal can consume it (poisonous). Knowing that the cows aren’t forced to produce this milk – would you buy it?

Leather. I’ve done no real research but if a cow is killed for meat (which it is, the majority of people are not vegetarian/vegan) the leather can be used. If a cow is killed surely we can make the best of that loss of life and use as much of it as possible. Would you wear the leather? If it is produced in justice…

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Wool. This is a bit different, not all vegans give up wool as such. A sheep is sheared to keep it healthy, its body not overheated. And the sheep doesn’t have to be killed for this.

The few paragraphs I have written aren’t nessacerily from my personal point of view. I believe that being a vegan is about not taking things from other’s that belong on our planet, and about equalising the world. Being a human is a curse at the moment, but if we all pull together maybe we can make it a blessing. 

I don’t care who you are, just be what you want to be and do whatever you think is right. 

Long Song | I Am Starting To Post My Songs To My Blog!

My introduction to the world… I started life with longer years but they keep on getting shorter. Well, in my head anyway.

Here’s a song I wrote on the subject, and I’m just too self-concious to post the tune. But maybe if you keep up with my Instagram it will be on My Story…

Writing songs is something I do all the time, I think maybe I should start putting them out there, along with the poems and stuff. I know what’s more popular, but they say to be yourself?

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Taken from my Instagram @kittyjadeonline

And another year passes.

My mind goes old.

Not my fault, it just goes so quickly.

And I’m speeding up the pace as every year goes faster…

Than the last.

 

And as every year grows longer.

I set more goals.

But it keeps on getting faster.

My mind grows old.

Oh what am I gonna do without it anymore?

Without the time that I could of spent some more.

And the pace it gets faster as,

My mind grows older.

And I don’t know what to do anymore.

 

Faster and faster. Around they go.

Faster and faster. To hope I say no.

What am I gonna do without it anymore…

Without the pace as it quickens:

I’m really old.

Now.

Goodbye.

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | How Bad Are Your’s?

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Tag

What does this remind you of? To me it reminds me how lucky I am to have those days. In those days I have smiled so much, met people I have never seen before, greeted family I haven’t seen since earlier this year. And as I look back at the photos I grin, then I yawn… and I finally thank.

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A re-draw of @Undefined_’s OC

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Answer all three questions: at least a paragraph for each.
  • Tag 10+ people 
  • Notify those people of nomination (and link their blogs in your post too)

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

What does this remind you of? To me it reminds me how lucky I am to have those days. In those days I have smiled so much, met people I have never seen before, greeted family I haven’t seen since earlier this year. And as I look back at the photos I grin, then I yawn… and I finally thank.

Yesterday I was at home mostly all day. My brother and I’s friends went up to a nearby wood – with to many Nerf guns for our own good and had a Nerf War. My dad taught us things he did when he was an air cadet, as I sweated myself out because I was wearing dungarees in 24 degree heat. In the rest of the afternoon I took all the clothes from my old wardrobe into the new (it was set up that morning), watched Doctor Who and drew like nobody’s buisness. I’ll show you the page of sketches:

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I digitalised the second.

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Today I am writing blog posts, for today and Friday. After this I will practise my Cello thoroughly as I have been on camp and then holiday so everything I’ve learnt this year is slacking. I’m meant to be ‘ready for my Grade One’ at the end of these holidays… 

But today I am going shopping with my best friend (who lives away and I have not seen her since 6ish weeks ago). There will be photos and laughter and trying on ridiculous clothes…! I can’t wait.

Tomorrow I have nothing planned. Tomorrow I will be at home sketching and hopefully writing. It will be a chill day, I’m thinking. I will do my best to read all of your recent blog posts and set my blog up and running again. It’s been at the back of my mind at the minute.

I nominate:

Kaylyn Grace (beingwhoimmeanttobe.wordpress.com)

Natalie (takinghtecakee.wordpress.com)

In A Messy World (inamessyworld.wordpress.com)

Elm (justelm.wordpress.com)

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I did this one on holiday.

Astrid (hideawaygirl.com)

Alyssa (fightmsdaily.com)

Kat (katsobservations.wordpress.com)

Caz (invisiblyme.com)

Molly (mollyandmoo.wordpress.com)

Zoe (zoe-ware.com)

This tag was begun by Kitty Jade.

How were/are your yesterdays, todays and tomorrows? Feel free to do this tag even if I haven’t nominated you!

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