Hello, my name is Brandon and I just came back from a month of USAF BMT after being medically discharged. Just to clear something up, on all of my online profiles I go by Velancious. I consider myself a fan of many game series to even count. The only notable fanbase I take direct part in is the brony fandom. If I had to pick a favorite pony, it would have to be Pinkie Pie, but even that pick is a very slight one. I love the Mane 6, but Pinkie seems to have the closest personality to me. My beliefs? I have none, but if you must classify me, I'm an agnostic-atheist. My personality type is INTJ.

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3 comments by Velancious on Jun 17th, 2013

This is going to be a rather short blog compared to my other ones.

It is a common notion, not just on the internet, but in the reality we live in that interests can take over someone's life. While true to an extent, a belief can be far more controlling, if not dominant in people's lives. If religion has taught us one thing, it is that beliefs control us far more than we even realize.

The irony is that beliefs are far more dangerous than interests yet are told to be respected. When is the last time you've heard of someone dying over an interest? If it has happened, it is a rare and extreme incident.

I don't believe beliefs should be respected. Instead, I believe they should be questioned, ironed out, and compared to with what we can prove really exists. Why? The question should be "Why not?" Why do we, as a species that has advanced on a mental level, instead of trying to advance further, we slack and hold ourselves back?

We should be excited about advancing further. To further our knowledge. But we aren't. Why? I believe it is because humans, for the most part, are intellectually lazy.

Not too long ago I was banned for 2 weeks off of a rather open forum for presenting this way of thinking. It was seen as a "controversial idea" and "promoting hate." Tell me, you, the reader, is there anywhere in this idea I am presenting that is promoting hate to a specific group of people?

The answer I should get is "nowhere."  Nowhere am I promoting hate nor uplifting a particular group yet I got frequent hate messages from a couple of users on that forum. (Not to mention the 2 week ban for "controversial ideas") Well you know what they say, "Today's controversy is tomorrow's common sense." Thus, I am not afraid to piss off people. I figure some people would be angry at what I am proposing simply because they are offended at the fact that I said we should not automatically respect people's beliefs by default. (Respect is not given, it is EARNED)

With that said, what makes an interest really that different from a belief? I will give the brief answer:

"An interest can be controlled by the individual, but a belief strives to control a person."

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iAmaNoob
iAmaNoob Feb 11 2014, 9:16am says:

Hey.

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Velancious
Velancious Feb 12 2014, 12:25am replied:

Sup?

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Jan 9 2014, 8:54am says:

Hey, I also wanted to share something with you that I just found out lately: Discovermagazine.com

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Mr-Gency
Mr-Gency Jan 28 2014, 7:56pm replied:

I wonder what happens if we break the forth wall...

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Velancious
Velancious Jan 29 2014, 1:41am replied:

Probably looks something like this...

Imgur.com

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Feb 1 2014, 3:31pm replied:

Indeed.

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Velancious
Velancious Jan 14 2014, 7:53am replied:

Interesting, but to be honest I don't know if we'll ever find out for sure.

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Jan 9 2014, 8:32am says:

Is this music from some serious horror or RTS game about the Cold War era?

EDIT.
Is it Frozen Synapse?

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Velancious
Velancious Jan 14 2014, 7:54am replied:

Youtube.com

It's from Silent Hill, specifically the 3rd game. So yes, serious horror game.

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Velancious
Velancious Nov 11 2013, 3:53pm replied:

It's a script you can add, I'll send you the details.

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