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Friday, 14 February 2014

Love is in America

It kind of annoys me that my 200th post comes on valentines day, especially since I said all I have to say on the subject last year. I thought about doing something special for my 200th post, I thought about pulling out all the stops and bringing you something worth reading, but I didn't realise it was the 200th post until now.
So instead of doing something special for post 200 I'm going to announce that I'm going to do something special for the 2 year anniversary (24th of July) On the 24th of July I will begin a trip across some of the western states of America, visiting our friend, Liz from the Stuff and Things podcast. We'll be going to San Diego for Comicon, then going up to Disneyland in Anaheim and Hollywood LA, then I'll be heading back across to Las Vegas and finish off in Utah where we will podcast in person and chronicle our whole trip for you guys at home.

I've got my new camera I need inspiration and this is as good a place as any to get it.

As an extra added bonus, if I get enough interest I will go to Comicon on one of the days in cosplay. E-mail suggestions of what I should go as to James@minority-opinions.com

and incase you missed it last year, heres my valentines post:



So I strongly considered ignoring the fact that it's valentine's day and moving onto another subject, partly because I'm single but also because it's a Christian holiday that celebrates one of their saints. However I put in my atheistic notions about Christmas so ignoring Valentine's feels kind of like I'm raising the birth of a person that I believe to be fictional above the life of actual people (specifically Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni, though there were many more martyrs by the name of Valentyne)

For me St. Valentine's day isn't about martyrs who died to give christian weddings to soldiers who were forbidden or martyrs who died because they were teaching christianity under the oppressive rule of the Roman empire, its just a day that people can set aside in their relationships to celebrate.

Like their anniversary it's a moment when the celebrations should come from both side, the effort should be equal and heart felt. Often it's not, but it should be.

I see Valentines day as an opportunity to be with the one you love, to show them just how much you care despite all the things they have to put up with on a daily basis, despite work keeping them apart or the day to day life keeping you from showing it, Valentines day is an oportunity to make sure your partner knows just how much you care.

I don't know if thats callous or beautiful, and it most certainly isn't the Atheism opinion as a whole. It's just my opinion, my feeling.

Happy Valentines day everyone. I hope the ones that you most care for and who most care for you show you the way you deserve to be shown.

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- James

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