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Friday, 15 December 2017

The positive side of religion


Generally the posts I've written on religion have been negative. I don't 'hate' religion; maybe I once thought I did, but I don't really. I don't think it's 'the root of all evil' or that it 'poisons everything'. Do I think it's done a lot of negative things to the human race? I do, in terms of indoctrination, fear-mongering and telling people to follow 'rules' that go against human nature. However, speaking to religious people and having been to church myself in the past, I've seen the positive elements; peace, spreading love to others, and having a faith which disciplines you in a good way.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

I NOW HAVE A PATREON.

Hello all! I am deeply grateful to people who enjoy my content and read my posts! If you would like to continue to support my blog and content then consider becoming a patreon! Donate as little as a pound (or dollar) a month. Those who sign up for 6 dollars a month will have access to featured work, meaning they will be able to submit work to me that I will feature and share on my blog, with all credit given to them. This includes poems, short stories, essays or opinion pieces. The link to my patreon is in my top bar, or also in the link here:
https://www.patreon.com/zarinamacha

Thank you very much for reading and enjoying my work! Wishing everybody the best!

You Can't Sing...


Oh dear. I've been putting off posting this. Another sad topic.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In Money We Trust


If there is a God that every single human believes in and worships, it's money. Money brought us all together. It is something we all desire and spend our days working for as a means to an end. Wars are fought over it, relationships are ruined over it, and having enough or not enough of it can be a difference between life or death.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Woman answers dumb questions


So this is pretty old now, I think the video came out about a year ago. TJ Kirk's response to it is one of my favourite videos on YouTube, I think he's pretty funny and spot on. I'm a woman, people like taking the piss out of the stupid elements of modern feminism, and I reckon I can come up with some pretty sharp answers to these questions. Plus I have no life and do nothing except read Game of Thrones and watch videos about it.

Monday, 11 December 2017

The Origins of Christmas


No, Christmas is not a Christian holiday. There's nothing at all wrong with Christians celebrating it - or Muslims, or Jews, or atheists for that matter, but it's origins were Pagan. Christmas was originally the celebration of the Winter Solstice, or 'the Sun Festival.'

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Mental illness in Game of Thrones

I ought to rename this 'The Game of Thrones Blog' considering how much I write about it. I watched a video on YouTube about mental illness in this wonderful epic fantasy which inspired me to write my own post. Westeros is clearly not the place of emotional and mental stability and utopian joy.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

STDs: Breaking the Stigma


There’s a lot of stigma surrounding STDs. Only people that have a lot of partners get them; they’re these dirty things that make you un-fuckable for life, they mean you’re a slut...bla bla bla. With the advances we now have with modern science and technology, having an STD probably won’t kill you and is most likely treatable. The problem lies more in the social stigma. We’re all guilty of this I think; the idea of someone having an STD makes us freak out. ‘Oh no, the horror!’

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Will I end up alone?


What an awfully cringey title. I'm not even going to share this post much. It's especially sad considering the post I posted earlier was all rational and well-written about socio-economics and the concept of 'privilege.' But I'm allowed to post what I want here, and you lovely people have the choice whether to read them or not. I try to make any 'personal' posts relevant to some kind of wider topic, and never name people described.

What is 'privilege'?


Privilege: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.

Among modern leftists, social justice warriors, regressives or whatever name you want to give them, there is the term ‘white privilege’ going around. This presumes that anyone with white skin is automatically ‘privileged’ against those who are non-white. There is also ‘male privilege’, a term coined for men being privileged against women.

Monday, 4 December 2017

I HATE WINTER.


I am sitting here, sneezing my fucking arse off. I hate Winter most years, but this has been the worst of all. Since September I have had fifty thousand colds, coming and going. I don't understand it. True, my sleep has been up and down, but then it's always been like that. I've been eating plenty of fruit, exercising, drinking herbal tea and taking Vitamin C tablets.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Extended Project Qualification


In Sixth Form I did an EPQ and got a B for it which naturally I was pretty happy about it. An EPQ is an extended research project you can do where you pick a topic and research about it. I was so excited and pumped about mine I wrote the entire essay within a few hours, and then just had to spend the remainder of the sessions editing or working on other things. I did mine based around Philosophy because I was planning on doing a Philosophy degree (still not entirely sure why, but I didn't follow through so it clearly wasn't right). I was pretty proud of this piece of writing; probably a lot of it is nonsense and I probably don't agree with everything written now as this was written in late 2014 and early 2015 (aged 17). It's fiction based and probably not as academic as some others were, but then I wanted it to sound like me, you know? Something interesting and engaging as well as intellectually put. I'll put the full essay below if you fancy giving it a read, as well as the bibliography and appendices. It's written in a Socratic-dialogue form (I got inspired by The Republic) as opposed to an actual essay so yah hope you maybe enjoy it?