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There is no conduct more essentially immoral than denying to others the happiness that one enjoys oneself. And taking satisfaction in practicing and promoting such conduct is the sign of the worst of character flaws: failure of sympathy, appetite for cruelty.

It makes no difference which 'venerable' authority one cites to justify such conduct and privilege: "faith", "Good Book", "in God's name", "deregulation", "the natural order of things", "community standards" . . .

No book is good that licenses undue privilege or any other cruelty; any faith that does so is bad faith. Human history is, to a great degree, the appalling chronicle of self-serving aggression promoted, organized, and perpetrated in God's name.

And any economic, political, or social system that establishes and defends exploitation of some by others is immoral: inhumane and subject to periodic, catastrophic upheaval.

"The natural order of things" and "community standards" are no more than euphemisms for the status quo, which perpetuates custom without specific regard to morality or immorality: corruption, privilege, and prejudice alike as honesty, fairness, and tolerance.

Indeed, those who so sin and justify their sin in the name of morality are among the worst of sinners. Republicans beware!
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Disgrace by *gfriedberg The suggester says, "Fantastic pose. Dark, yet beautiful. Vulnerable, yet powerful. The lighting couldn't be more perfect to capture the musculature, and yet the single source, in combination with the spareness of the setting really capture an emotion of isolation. This is awesome." ( Suggested by phydeau and Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
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wilfrites Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Une belle photo et texte ! Bonne continuation, j'attends vos commentaires sur mes films sur google à bientôt de vous lire en retour à mes liens envoyés.
Salutations wilfrites.Imbert
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Monsieur Imbert!  Enchanté de recevoir ton message! -- et merci beaucoup beaucoup pour ce que tu écris.

Mais:  je trouve que je ne sais guere m'y prendre au site 'google' -- sais pas pourquoi -- probablement il s'agit simplement de n'en avoir pas l'habitude. N'est-il pas possible de m'envoyer les 'url' de tes beaux films / projets? -- de cette facon je me dirige directement aux pages indiquées.  gefriedberg@gmail.com

Naturellement j'espere que tu voudras te servir encore une fois de mes photos -- quelles que ce soit qui puissent servir a tes buts artistiques!

Avec mes meilleurs voeux,
gregg
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paper2pencil Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
This is amazing. I would love to draw this!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrat once again my friend. hope you will get another DD very soon...
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, and thanks very much for your kindness!

I always read your journal entries.  Concerning the political situation in Istanbul, has there been progress? --  we no longer receive any news of it.


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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The governement stop to establish a shopping center in the park in the middle of ıstanbul. But unless we are not get rid of them they will create some other scandals. I am not a political person anymore but I am getti,ng nervous every each of the day. recently  a speaker gave aspaech about the pregnant woman. He aid they must not walk freely on streets. Because they are reminding us they had sex so,  it is a source of shame!...can you believe it!?
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 Please have a good week and please pray for us that we can get to valley that we can feel personal freedom...
thanks for your kind words :D
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear friend, so good to have your response -- I always love to hear from you.

And thank you for the 'update'.   The news 'media' here decide to 'hype' something and for awhile the coverage is exploitational.  Then, when they decide they've exhausted it, or decide to give something else priority, then it's as if it never happened . . . our wonderful Marketing Culture!

And yes, inhumane ideology is not confined to any borders or culture.  Someone should point out to the speaker you quote that any time anyone -- woman or man -- appears in public with her parents or children she is publicly attesting to the AWFUL human fact of carnal intercourse.  The Fundamentalist Right here are just as crazy -- it's all the social fabric in its current tattered state can do to keep them from taking us back to the Dark Ages.

As you say about not being a political person any more, my friends and I are at an age where we would prefer the same, but whenever we get together the conversation tends irresistibly to these things -- we are all so discouraged and disappointed, often feel desperate.

Thanks again for your kindness -- it means a lot to me!

gregg
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes Gregg my friend, if I can have a chance I would educate them again form the beginning by washing their brains up very carefully to remove such kind of selfish and ego centric world of such people... If a man only thinks for himself then we must be aware that he is not only selfish but also he is sick and must be cured...because human live socially so we must take care of the benefit of the society. Then if we are so helpful for the society then society will take care about us also...
so being educated by brain washing like they do on the legendary movie of Stanley Kubrick named as " Clockwork Orange" then they can only see what is good for the society in a way we ask from them ( please don't think that I am meaning to act like Fascists, I am just bored from their silly ideas very much...)
I am so shaming that I am transferring such a world to the next generation. So whenever we set down with my friend same age at me, we are discussing what kind of precautions we must arrange to keep those new generations away from such weird business. I am feeling responsible about it...that's what I am feeling!
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Hope to see your nice photographs of your very extra ordinary poses my friend. Take very good care of you :D :D :D
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Eternia2012 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful description :heart:
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! -- and for the <fav>
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Eternia2012 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course :heart:
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RS-S Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
late to this post, but couldn't agree more; bring on the upheaval.
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes.  If only the situation could be corrected compassionately, rationally, cooperatively -- for once.  

Thanks for your comment.
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD~! <3
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!

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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the grain in this photo - it totally adds to the rough yet tame feeling of this photo.
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the kind comment!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:w00t: You're welcome!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this work and i Love this style! Congratulations!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! -- kind of you to comment
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pomergirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
He`s gorgeous <3
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleased you think so!

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JamieMaguire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Writer
"There is no conduct more essentially immoral than denying to others the happiness that one enjoys oneself. And taking satisfaction in practicing and promoting such conduct is the sign of the worst of character flaws: failure of sympathy, appetite for cruelty."

How did you get from that quote to religion? ..... Of all the lists in all the world you could choose from I would like to know how you got to religious people first?

Do you know I've read this twice and I still can't establish who you're having a go at. Is this a summery of governance in general, or are you narrowing the scope.

"And any economic, political, or social system that establishes and defends exploitation of some by others is immoral: inhumane and subject to periodic, catastrophic upheaval."

.... I mean this is a summery of every economic, political, and social system on the planet right??....

"Indeed, those who sin and justify their sin in the name of morality are among the worst of sinners."

Are you saying someone who justifies their sin in the name of morality, like somebody who takes a flame thrower to the White House in order to free the world of America's bullshit, is committing the worst kind of sin? Worse then say a pederast who commits his sin knowing full well what he is doing? ..... But somebody who doesn't take a flame thrower to the White House, therefore not ridding the world of all her bullshit, but does sexually abuse children is better then the first?

What are you saying?
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are likely right that there are circumstances--in particular, acts of civil disobedience to protest the kind of oppression I am accusing--that my statement is too simple to accommodate.

While writing, I had foremost in mind the now-perennial controversy in the United States regarding same-sex marriage — but other matters too where progress, if made at all, is excruciatingly slow, vigorously and vituperatively opposed at every step by those who are committed to denying to others, on various grounds, the happiness they themselves quite deem to be their own right. And who promote their stance as morality combatting immorality.

The paradigm for maintaining privilege -- needlessly and deliberately denying others like happiness -- is, I believe, the one I've tried to identify: God's will, the natural order of things, et c. My argument isn't focused on religion per se, but on the institutionalization of privilege, inequality, and cruelty, thus giving such immoral arrangements formal legitimacy—and thereby 'canonizing' immorality as the ‘highest’ morality.

Americans of my generation grew up with the struggle against this paradigm—in the context of racial apartheid (including God’s forbidding the mixing of the races, especially inter-racial marriage). This long painful experience was my morally ‘formative’ one. And America still sorely pays the consequences of its engrained caste system based on race—that is to say, of defending immorality as God’s will and the natural order of things. There are still many, many people who are thus prejudiced and willing to re-institute the old, cruel arrangements if they could.

As for your observation that such oppressive arrangements persist in every place and society, I agree with you – all the more reason vigorously to protest it. And, yes, as you say, it is particularly lamentable that America, since Ronald Reagan, has once again embarked on a course rebuking the spirit of its founding documents, become on the balance a force for evil in the world. VERY lamentable (there are no words to express how disappointing this is to me) . . . that is the (perhaps per se unstated) essence of what I meant to say.
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JamieMaguire Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you for bringing clarity ... Your write very eloquently ... Unfortunately I'm a simple 9-5 man. But fear not, I recognize the basis of the ideology, and know that for all your reason, it won't sustain. You're support is an illusion, and with every breath you abuse it. DA may offer sanctuary, god knows the so-called 'oppressed' own everything, but what sanctuary can the wind offer? Who blows in all directions. For all your eloquence your words lack substance, they belong not to nature, but to the agenda of a few. Your tactics are despicable, and the more you speak, the more light you shed on your own existence ... and as the proverb goes, all good things must come to an end.
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
But sir, what of the photo?
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JamieMaguire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
...... Yeah ..... but what of it?
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Svavarsdottir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There are no words for this!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleased you like it -- thank you!
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GrakusArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely passage and image. Were constantly surrounded with the female form but forget how powerful the male form is. Great work!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleased you like it -- thanks very much for your comment.
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ToniTails Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
beautiful!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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TeeraT Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
o.O Stunning!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleased you like it -- and thanks!
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Ashtray---Heart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I loved the picture when I saw it, very expressive, then when I read the description it made the art infinitely better because I agree so much with the sense it speaks, haha~
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for the kind comment.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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Devious-Archangel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally there's another person who actually understands this type of stuff. This actually made me happier to know that there's somebody out there who knows about this wretched reality this world's been thrusted in, along with the "superior" human race. I must ask though, where did that human race get they were superior? The pope? An officer? A lord who ruled a bigass kingdom? What gives them such right to claim themselves as the superior race? They are not able to do whatever they please and rip others' lives away. It's the same thing as murder, which the world once tried to stay away from, mainly Native Americans. Some humans say they respect nature and its surroundings, yet they lie and show their hypocrisy tearing down forests to create neighborhoods.
It really does genuinely make me wonder...
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately, it's even dangerous to think about -- will drive you insane!  One mustn't give up hope, though -- if only, out of respect for all those good people who give their best -- even their lives -- fighting in the good causes.  

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment!
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Devious-Archangel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True, and no problem.
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. :o Just wow.
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm guessing that means you like it -- thanks very much!
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religiouscornrose237 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I did like it. I liked it very much! :D
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RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully executed!!! The emotion conveyed in this is profound... Wonderful work!
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much for the very kind comment.
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RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :aww:
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Criu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this photo, and I agree with your statement. I despise hypocrites who try to justify their cruelty with their religion.
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gfriedberg Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So pleased you like it -- and thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
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