Ed's Blog – December 2012 Archive (6)

A Parting Shot

Well christmas eve dinner at Mom's was pretty uneventful for the most part. There was one vigorous conversation about banning assault weapons. My brother-in-law is a retired army colonel and I'm a liberal gun owner who accepts restrictions on military style weapons availability. 

As we departed and embraced for the obligatory hugs my sister whispered in my ear "May god bless you." I considered it a cheap shot as she knows my position on theism is unwavering. My mind nearly wasn't…

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Added by Ed on December 25, 2012 at 12:53pm — 16 Comments

Born to be bad? The New Science of Morality

The January issue of Smithsonian magazine has an excellent article on the continuing discovery of information that supports our new awareness that "the elements that underpin morality- altruism, sympathy for others" are in place in humans at a very early age. The article explains that natural selection has had as much or more influence on our social behavior than other things such as perception. The survival and reproduction of our species being dependent on social competence as we moved…

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Added by Ed on December 25, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Minimum Three And One Half Billion Dollars to fund NRA Proposal

Wayne LaPierre (NRA President) stated that the problem with "bad guys" shooting our school kids can only be properly addressed by having "good guys" with guns at our schools. His organization believes America should fund security personnel for ALL our schools.  Our country has just under 100,000 public schools throughout the US. If you can talk someone into accepting the role of school "good guy with gun" they will require a minimum of $35K a year. That is for ONE security person per school.…

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Added by Ed on December 22, 2012 at 9:57pm — 17 Comments

Obama at Newtown Memorial Service Sunday Nite

Couldn't listen to the President after 45 seconds. Here is a Harvard educated man who immediately starts his speech with references to the treasures laid up in heaven and that God will deliver us, blah blah. 

Why not comment on the very blatant absence of a benevolent protective god who saw no need to intervene in the heinous act. It's so much bullshit....

Will this country ever wake the phuck up?

Added by Ed on December 16, 2012 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

John Stossel -Fox TV

Last night on Fox Business Channel John Stossel had a show covering god and religion. Michael Shermer and Lawrence Krauss (I think) were on the panel along with a couple theists. Shermer and the astrophysicist made several excellent points. Stossel is an agnostic and I thought the show was beneficial for atheists. The one main point that Stossel made for religion is that it is responsible for the majority of charitable actions towards those less fortunate in life and that theists…

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Added by Ed on December 14, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Christian Mingle.com

I had this really perverse idea that it would be wickedly entertaining to visit this site and arrange a meeting with that compatible person that Gawd has been "keeping" just for you. You get to know them and then after a couple dates start asking those leading religious questions that ultimately makes them develop a sense of uneasiness and uncomfortable awareness. The different avenues of approach are limitless. Of course I realize this could be properly regarded as unethical as…

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Added by Ed on December 7, 2012 at 10:35pm — 28 Comments

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