Aaron Horeth

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Confessions/Opinions 1 — July 14, 2018

Confessions/Opinions 1

I feel like one of the main sources of hatred in the world is religion. I am not saying it is the only one, there are several. But I think it is a big source of hatred. This is my opinion which does not make it a fact in any way, shape or form.

Maybe not all religions are guilty but I feel like we should examine being a member of a group (religions as a strong example). I think groups instill control on their members be it political parties, countries or religions. I think it is smart to think and feel and I think it is good to be an individual.

I see/hear of people saying “my god is better than yours”. People kill others in the name of their god(s), the Westboro Baptist Church pickets. They (the Westboro Baptist Church) were rumored to have picketed Ronnie James Dio’s funeral. His loved ones were mourning and his fans felt heartfelt remorse because their legend had died. That does not matter though because “god hates Ronnie James Dio”. I do not see how you can justify hatred for such a tragic thing as the death of an individual. Someone once told me that Pokemon was evil because it was created by a satanist. That makes no sense to me whatsoever. I just feel like I see/hear a lot of hatred in the name of a religion.

I am not saying all religious people are bad, I have met a ton of religious people from different faiths, people who were so nice to me. I think religion can bring together a group of people and instill community. However, I do not think we need religion to be good people, I think we all have that capability. I think we feel like we need religion for any number of reasons such as generational or cultural reasons. I think it is for an older world and does not fit in our current social ecosystem.

I have been told “You’re going to hell” for everything from listening to Black Sabbath, playing Magic The Gathering and not having a religion. I was just minding my own business. How am I going to your hell if I do not even believe in that?

I honestly feel that religion does cause hatred. I think it makes us feel like those who are different from us, those who believe in another god are inhuman or evil.

What I am trying to say is, and there is no right answer, I think religion can foster hatred. I also believe there is historical evidence as proof. I think the people in power in those religions attempt to use it as a means of control, as a means of power.

I choose not to have a religion and not to believe in anything. However, that does not make me a bad person. In the same respect, choosing to have a religion does not make you a bad person. Neither does someone having a religion differing from yours make them a bad person.

As a final thought, maybe the people in power are the real bad people? Maybe they want us to hate each other because that takes the focus away from their wrong doings?

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Say The Word — February 17, 2016

Say The Word

There’s this word that I’m always trying to pronounce. The word is peculiar. It’s really hard to say! The funny thing is, the more I try to say it, the harder it is to say. Probably because I’m thinking about it way too much. I know I could listen to a pronunciation of the word but who has time for that nonsense? Plus, I’d rather figure it out myself because I’m stubborn.

I like peculiar, it’s a cool word. I especially like to say it over and over again, I like stumbling over the ‘cu’ and ‘l’ sounds and how my tongue tries to shape itself for ‘cu’ and then frantically tries to make the ‘l’ sound afterward. Then, it’s all finished with a nice, hard ‘r’. It’s a beautiful sounding word, I wish I could pronounce it. Sometimes I try to pronounce it as ‘pecu’-‘liar’ but that never sounds right.

Try saying peculiar. Say it over and over again. Are you having trouble pronouncing it? It’s just a really difficult word for me to pronounce.

By the way, I can say it if I say pecularity┬ábefore it (that’s the exact spelling, I know that isn’t technically a word, but all words were made up at one point so I think I’m ok). Peculiarity is a form of the word though, but that’s hard to say as well.

Senses — November 23, 2015

Senses

The other day, I was contemplating things as I do often.
The mind wanders to what it wants to, things like memories,
awesome ideas, future conversations that may or may not
happen. To contemplate, imagine, and just think is
a very refreshing practice.

Anyways, while I was contemplating stuff, I started thinking
about the senses. I was imagining what it would be like to
be without all senses, what it would be like to be void of
just one sense, two senses. I was thinking, what would I
draw without the sense of sight and what type of music would
I compose without the sense of hearing. Then, I started thinking
what senses could I live without. Taste and smell are nice to
have but do I really need them? I know that they are useful
in determining the lethality of foods and beverages and other
animals. But in this day and age, we humans can use sight and
sound to determine whether this piece of meat is safe to eat.
Of course, we all know that ingredient lists may or may not
be falsified and that preservatives and food colorings are
not that great for your body. But, ignoring that, we can
just use sight and hearing. I’m sure smell can also be used
to determine things like infections from cuts and if you’re in
a dangerous area that has poisonous gas. Taste and smell probably
have other uses as well. But I’m just going to ignore that
for the purpose of this piece.

I just feel that I could do without those two senses. Why
do I need to taste that piece of chocolate or the radish?
If I had no sense of taste, the “healthy” foods would be
easier to consume. Without smell, I wouldn’t have to
smell that awful stench of coffee or the smell of smoke.
All of that would be great. Forgive me for being insensitive
in my contemplation. I realize that I am very fortunate to have
all of my senses.

A Quick Update — April 7, 2015

A Quick Update

I just had a great idea for drawing materials. Actually, I’ve been kind of thinking about this for a while but never did anything with it. I’m using a certain recyclable material as a drawing surface. I’m sure it’s been done before (what hasn’t?). But it’s new to me and I am excited.

More tonight!

Take Care,
Aaron Horeth (A North Hare)