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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Josh!!!!He's SO cute!!!

I have had the honour to see the baby chimp named Josh. He is the illegitimate progeny of a chimp owned by the Joburg Zoo and another on loan from the Jane Goodall institute. And he is SO cute! Here is a photo of a baby chimp:

Isn't it ADORABLE!!! Sorry, its my paternal instincts coming out here...

Anyhoo, today was rather dull...I went off to church with my family minus mom. She stayed at home to do...something...I don't know what. Church was rather odd. I have really been questioning my belief lately and I'm still not 100% which side of the fence I'm on. I mean, what if this is all that there is? This whole thing is really getting to me mostly because my parents are such religious zealots...okay, maybe not zealots, but they are pretty close! It's just irritating.

The other thing that is bugging me about the situation at the moment is that (Helen, you don't have to read this - we've discussed this before) I have many ideas and beliefs that conflict with those of my family. This would be fine if it weren't for the fact that my family are as openminded as a rock, so any opinion that I voiced would be torn to shreds and I would be left to bleed out.

I believe in evolution, to begin with. I don't see how evolution and God can't coexist. They are completely separate things! To begin with, God is an entity, evolution is a process, just like digestion is a process. You don't have christians running around declairing that digestion is evil just because there is no direct link between what happens in our stomach and God...Second, there is tons of proof for evolution and in contrast, there isn't all that much proof to say that the world was created in literally 7 days.

Another thing that I don't agree with is the whole homosexuality thing. I don't beleive that god could reject people based on a psychological issue they have! There is so much research that has gone into this and has shown that homosexuality is caused by genetic predisposition (to a minor degree) and the results of experiences of the people as they develop. So is God really going to say to someone at the end, 'Sorry but because your father didn't show you the right amount of attention when you were between one and four months old, you can't come in to heaven...'!? It's not even their fault!

Sorry, but this is all because of something that the pastor said today in church. He said that the church should rise up against gay rights and same sex marriges. Not that they are gay-haters, but they just don't think that there is any place for homosexuality in the world.


As we speak (not that we are), my father is on the phone to a friend of ours in England, talking about attrocities in the church...

Sorry Travis and Jeff but this is just how I feel right now. I'm not attacking you, I just feel that christians should be a little more openminded and use that beautiful organ God put into our skulls.


I finished my essay for Ecophysiology that is due for a months time, or something! Hooray! Now I only have to work on the one that's due for next week friday and the other two, my final project writeup and my exams and I'm scotfree!

Well now that my theroputic rant is over, I'm off! Have a smashing rest-of-weekend! Cheerio!

PS: I saw the movie 'Domino' last's VERY violent and weird...


  1. Thank you.

    I wish the whole religious society could read this and realize that the worn-out-medieval-old-as-**** beliefs are just not cut out for the younger generation of today.

    Sorry, have had SO many discussions about this with SO many friends with all sorts of different religous beliefs.

    So again, Thank you.

    Take care and good luck with life!

  2. i looooooooooooooooooooooove josh!
    he is so uberly cute i wannu smush him!

    but still. my huuuuge star wars ape @ the zoo is rocks.

  3. That's not Josh...
    Although I'm sure Josh is just as cute, if not cuter. the way Luke sort of melts into proud father mode...

  4. Josh is adorable!!! :)

    re the religious thing.. I'm not sure what to tell you. Except to say that the Church's general stance on homosexuality has turned me and many other people away from Christianity.

    I mean, why bother? Surely the purpose of Christianity is to spread love and peace and all that jazz around the world? Why tell people they're unworthy of anything, when all that should really matter, is finding out if you're PERSONALLY worthy of anything?

    So you know.. whatevah. I live by the motto of 'love all, serve all' (the Hard Rock Cafe slogan I believe?), and this seems to do a good job of fulfilling me spirituality.

    Think you gotta decide yourself what fulfils you spiritually - listening to some preacher harp on about why homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to express their love infront of the law (and infront of God - gasp!), or.... fulfilling yourself as an individual by relating to the world in a way that fulfils it AND you.