I write a lot of these posts before I go to bed at night so if they seem disjointed it's because I'm sleepy and working on a beer buzz. Just up front about that.
My mother is in a nursing home. She came close to dying this past week, and may still die, but right now she's alert enough to make her own decisions so I'm out of the loop as far as deciding for her. She still needs to be in a assisted care facility but it doesn't look much like I have much input into the…Continue
I'm not sure you are all aware of this, but the UK recently legalised same sex marriage and good for them.
But of course the religious organisations are usually the main groups that always have an objection to equal marriage rights. Except this time they are turning on one other own. The first Church of England priest has married his same sex partner and suffice…Continue
So we have yet again some more hypocrisy and arrogance from the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church are apparently selling a mansion previously owned by a pedophile. But it seems that the Catholic church is still far too lacking in humbleness, still too arrogant, still to self righteous and still to hypocritical to be willing to seek the property of a gay couple.
Oh they have no problem protecting…Continue
The purpose of this blog is only of the intention to lay the cards on the table so to speak in order to avoid any confusions or inconsistencies that may be assumed.
Firstly I have always held the greatest deal of respect for the atheist community, especially for its opinions and stances on organised religion. I am still of the opinion that organised (or rather…
Added by Nerdy Keith on April 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
From 1990 to 2000 I was a Neo-Pagan.
During this period I was a Rune Caster. I created my own Runes...any Witch must create their own tools...Aleister Crowley, the self proclaims 666 Antichrist...through the Golden Dawn sect of the early 19th Century...taught that every practitioner had to create their own set of Tarot Cards...the divination, oracle function of the Witch, whether Gardnerian or Buckley breed, had to create their own sacred tools.
This extended from the…Continue
Book Report for "New Proofs For The Existence Of God, Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy", by Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, published 2010, ISBN 978-0-8028-6383-6.
Robert J. Spitzer has an extensive background in physics, metaphysics, and philosophy. He seems to be a believer in an intelligent creator of the universe. This book attempts to prove that point to other scientifically literate people.
This book is NOT an…
It's rather interesting that a mostly Jewish university offered and then withdrew an honor to a woman speaking out against Islam. A former member of Dutch Parliament, Ali was herself a victim of misogynistic theocracy.
This interview was conducted yesterday on Fox news:…Continue
Added by Dan on April 10, 2014 at 12:21am — No Comments
I have two people dying in my life.
One is my brother-in-law who is finally paying the piper for a life spent in disregard for the future. Liver failure and the shutting down of all the processes of the body as alcoholism takes it toll.
The other is my Mother who is lying in the hospital tonight. She's confused and frightened and all she can say, over and over again, is "heaven and hell" or is it "heaven or hell", it's hard to tell.
My brother-in-law is a Jehovah's…Continue
“Any work of art, provide it springs from a sincere motivation to further understanding between people, is an act of faith and therefore is an act of love.”
Added by Brad Snowder on April 5, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments
The following is speculative and reliant on memory, not yet citing scientific references. I feel it includes significant insight, but wouldn't mind if anyone posts evidence to the contrary.
Sex's advantage/purpose in life's evolutionary processes is not yet as simply definable as, say "it enhances genetic diversity". But obviously there are several, complexly related advantages of sex in evolution that outweigh its disadvantages, on the whole. (Recall, bacteria are still evolving,…Continue
A planet without men.
Dont I wish I lived on a planet where men dont exist,
Equality hardly exists in this planet of males and females
Hermaphrodites and Androgynes are asumed to be a myth
Yet so many earthlings believe that a god is not a myth
Transsexuals and transgenders are frowned on,
Conservatives consider the small and big changes an abomination.
In some places even women are put down not alone by segregation.
Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam.
The regulations place secular citizens who commit thought crimes in the same category as violent terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch and Saudi Hezbollah.
Under the new decree by King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia will jail for up to 20 years anyone who fights in…Continue
It's at the very reach of our fingers.
Do you hear it? The sound of silence. Not a child is worried about the ideas of the adult mind. In fact, even the adult's minds are unusually silent, and untouched by fears. The fear of hell and death is finally seen as illogical. Ajahn Chah once said, "When one does not understand death, life can be very…
I so want to send this letter to a childhood friend of mine, but I probably won't. I want to stop taking her calls, but I've known her since I was 11. I'm still friends with her sister (we were like the Three Amigas at one point), but... I dunno. I'm just so over the facade. And I'm so over feeling so... invalidated. This girl has been through so much, and I tried to be there for her... but it has been ALL about her for so long, and not me at all. It's a toxic relationship,…Continue
There have been thousands of science geeks contributing to astronomy over the centuries and millennia. Here are a mere handful that have been selected from some of the most significant figures. Some of these people are real icons of human history, big thinkers. As Isaac Newton once said "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants."…Continue
Added by Brad Snowder on March 22, 2014 at 10:52pm — No Comments