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Brandi P.

"A Voice For Those That Cannot Speak"

Seattle, WA, USA
female, age 35
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 18, 2007
What I Want to Do: Save The Animals

Am I The Only One? (Religious & Political Statement)

Am I the only non-God person on here? I didn't realize there were so few of us.. I mean.. me. Not that I have anything against God in general, I am just shocked at how many profiles on here are praising a God (mostly the Christian one so far). Kind of awkward when I am the odd one out. Doesn't change my stance. I'm not running out to purchase a Bible, Quoran, Gutenberg, Torah, etc.

I guess what I don't understand is how there are so many religions and they all believe they are the ONE and the ONLY ONE. And that, honestly, scares me. How can you take a theory with no proof and claim that it is fact. That's like accusing me of being an inter-galactic species of alien from the far off undisclosed planet of beta-alpha-omega-acideous (and, no, we don't capitalize planets in my galaxy). But then, what if I deny being an alien? How would you prove I was? Precisely, you couldn't. You could claim that you JUST KNOW, but you couldn't PROVE it.

Therefore, I ask you to not tell me I am going to HELL if I don't believe in YOUR GOD, because it just makes me not like you, think that you are unintelligent and that you are incapable of following even YOUR GOD's teachings of ACCEPTING others and their beliefs. I accept yours, I don't condemn you, so why would you deny me the same courtesy? Please don't try to take away my rights as a non-Christian, as I do not try to take away yours.

You have the freedom to believe and I have the freedom not to. You have the freedom to save yourself for marriage and I have the freedom to mate with a partner that I may never marry. Isn't freedom a beautiful thing? I have the freedom to say "hello" to you on the street and smile at you in a kind way, as a gesture of goodwill. I have the freedom to say "thank you" for sharing your views with me (whether they be political, spiritual, or general) and allowing me to share mine with you. I would never try to harm you, take away your freedom, or make this world an unsafe place for you. Please keep that in mind each time you sign a ballot taking away my freedom as a women and atheist.

Every initiative I have ever voted for, every statement I have ever placed on a petition, every motivation is based on the belief that NO ONE should suffer unjustly in any way, NO ONE should be oppressed in any way, AND NO ONE should strip another living being of their right to live their lives in peace. I harm no one. I seek to find ways to educate people, rather than ridding the world of them or oppressing them because they will not conform. We do not live in a box. We do not live in a monochromatic world. We can not pretend that pain does not exist or that we ourselves do not cause it. We can not pretend that problems will go away on their own. And we can not treat mere symptoms and ignore the root of those symptoms.

Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to this planet, no matter what religion you are, no matter what race, what planet, and above all what mindset. The fact that you are actively seeking to make this world a better place FOR ALL OF US is the key element in making you a good person and someone others can look up to.

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Joined Jan 18, 2007 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups Abolish Animal Abuse, Activists Against Factory Farming, Ask the Vet Techs, Canine Concerns: Stop Puppy Mills / Dog Chaining & Fighting, Demanding Tougher Penalties for Animal Abuse!, Little Seniors Last Hope Rescue, NATURE PROVIDES, National, Provincial & State Parks, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, People Helping Animals, Animals Helping People, Standing Up For Animal Rights, Supporters of Winging Cat Rescue
Hometown Torrance, CA 
Birthday Jan 17, 1983  
Languages English  
About Me Fun, energetic, and absolutely adore wildlife, as well as exotic/domesticated pets. =)
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Pets CoCo (ferret), Silver (ferret), Smokey (ferret), , Bean (ferret), Mocha (ferret)  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Eating Habits 10% Social Meat-Eater, 40% Vegetarian, 50% Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me I like animals more than people.
My Philosophy Harm none.
What Gives Me Hope The belief that one day all the efforts put forth by good people will pay off and the world as a whole will breathe a kinder way of life free of cruelty, greed and despair.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Banning the breeding and selling of animals to the public for 10 years, with the exception of shelters who seek good, stable homes for the animals and do not breed them.
What/who changed my life and why My first 4 ferrets who taught me just how amazing animals are and how much they suffer at the hands of ignorant, pathetic excuses for human beings.
What Bugs Me Child Cruelty & Abuse, Currency, Greed & Sloth, Psychologically Defective Humans, Abusive Government, Animal Cruelty & Abuse, Homelessness, Unnecessary Killing of Animals, Abusive Humans  
Passions Saving the Earth from Man, Animals: Pets & Wildlife  
Inspirations Pink Ferret Online Resource, There Is No Box, Individuals, Shelters, Wildlife, Nature  
What Scares Me Human Beings  
Role Models Jeffrey E. Pierce (husband)  
Quotation Yes, I know what you do, but I ask you why you do it. Why do you do it?
Books CSS & HTML, Graphic Design  
Movies Moulin Rouge!, Who Killed The Electric Car?, An Inconvenient Truth, The Matrix Trilogy, AI : Artificial Intelligence, A Beautiful Mind, The Butterfly Effect (Director's Cut), Dark City  
TV Shows The Office (US & UK), The Daily Show, The Colbert Report  
Favorite Foods , Raspberry Cheesecake, Garlic Potatoes, 3 Cheese Pizza, Teriyaki Chicken & Rice, Sushi & Sashimi  
Favorite Places France, Seattle  
Can't Live Without Jeffrey, My 2 ferret angels, My 6 little ferrets  
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    Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ~ Chief Seattle, 1855
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