I share all of these to the letter!Oh what a fun thread.
I believe it is a form of neglect for parents to not vaccinate their children or fail to keep doctors appointments and check ups.
I believe the media is full of asswipes that force me to get news from several different sources just to put together a hazy picture of a situation. Because they want to put emotional bullshit into things.
I think cults that do damage to citizens need to be severely punished. I'll never understand how seat belts are enforced with vigor but no one will save those people from themselves in those situations.
I think that Islam is no more or less of a religion than any of the other big ones.. however, I really don't agree with far too many aspects of middle eastern culture to really ever make an unbiased remark about the area. Too many foul things seen in too concentrated of an area.
and what people generally think makes me a heartless monster:
I think victims have some responsibility in their own tragedies. Not all victims or all the time. But to give an example: I feel far less pity for the party girl in a short skirt that hangs out with obviously sex-hungry cultures of fraternities, get pushed into drunk sex, and didn't want it all to happen. This is not the same as blaming her for it happening, or saying they were ever at all justified in their behavior. No is no is no.. I'd hope her treatment medically and spiritually goes well and she recovers from that tragedy. But if I hang out in a bad area of town, can I get nearly as upset that my car is broken into vs being in a classy high-end area of town? If you hang out with bad people that do bad things, why do you think that you're magically exempt from that? I'll tell you exactly how many girls get raped at Magic The Gathering contests: Zero. I think there is a responsibility to make decisions to protect one's self. ...and I wish the world wasn't that way.. but the world isn't changing anytime soon. Bad things happen, and the places bad things happen in are known for that for a reason. Protect yourself. Go out with a friend you can actually trust. Leave your keys if you drink. Don't frequent places that you know aren't good for you. No one can see the future, but instead of thinking nothing will ever happen to you take a few extra precautions to keep yourself from being that victim in the first place.. statistics don't solve everything, but they aren't lying either.
Saves me from having to write a bunch.