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My Prophecy

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Rich Goss commented on Joan Denoo's group Solar Technology
"As I stated a few times on my blog, before humans can turn things around with respect to saving the planet, major changes in the human psyche have to happen. Nero said give the proletariat bread and circuses and we haven't evolved very far…"
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Fossil fuel are any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life. We reached the tipping point with these fuels getting harder to access and more expensive. These will have to be replaced, and what better than solar energy? See More
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Alan Perlman commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Joan, Thanks for posting one of the two most stunning and iconic pictures of the VN war (the other is a S. Vietnamese officer shooting a guy in the head, right?).   Once the thing got rolling, I, like you, I started investigating, so I'd…"
Oct 9, 2015
Joan Denoo commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Alan, I agree with your assessment of government, especially the VN war. You were wiser than many of us who fell for the propaganda. My then husband served a year in VN as a battlefield head and neck surgeon. Our three children had not yet reached…"
Oct 9, 2015
Alan Perlman commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"I've read about Zimbardo for many years and followed his seminal experiments.  What a kick to know him personally!   I am well aware that the purpose of military training is to destroy your individuality and make you an…"
Oct 8, 2015
Joan Denoo commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Rich, you are alive and can tell your story and the stories of countless other men and women who do not have the writing talent you possess. "
Oct 8, 2015
Rich Goss commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Alan, Here's an irony of my life.  In 1963 I was a freshman at Boston College.  As you remember, that was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis.  I remember coming downstairs to the dorm lobby and watching JFK give a pretty scary…"
Oct 8, 2015
Alan Perlman commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"So it's not our ape-brain that makes us warlike, but our insect brain?  My hope for humanity just took a nosedive. Rich, re your last paragraph, I note that all war is optional and depends on a huge pyramid of unflinching obedience.…"
Oct 8, 2015
Rich Goss commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Donald, concerning your comment on war, there's only one other species (actually order of species) I know of that engages in war.  Henry David Thoreau describes "ant wars" in his Waldon Pond and how exciting it was to…"
Oct 8, 2015
Alan Perlman commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"An eloquent indictment, just as compelling the second time around."
Oct 7, 2015
Rich Goss commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"Free, this gives me a chance to finish a point I tried to make on the Hoover radio show.  To a biologist the Prime Directive (PD) is the force of life. It governs all life from bacteria and insects to fish and humans.  Simply put it is…"
Oct 7, 2015
Rich Goss commented on Rich Goss's blog post DUI Story
"Thanks for the comment, Donald.  I feel very alone in my beliefs, but the literature, opera and ballet are humanity at its most sublime.  As I get older it's all I live for.  The point I was trying to make is young people seem to…"
Oct 7, 2015
Freethinker31 commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"A well written thread  Richard.  Too many demean and abuse Gays and other minorities.....We are all humans and we  are all equal,and all need to be respected... "
Oct 7, 2015
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Donald R Barbera commented on Rich Goss's blog post Abomination
"I wish there were more insights by others such as these. One line in particular caught my attention and it referred to men laying with other me. Please correct if I'm I'm wrong, didn't God cause this because he was pissed off as he…"
Oct 7, 2015
Donald R Barbera commented on Rich Goss's blog post DUI Story
"Like music, language is verbal paint and it depends on the writer to bring it to life as you've brought to the fore. I was an English with a minor in math--strange, but I know my Shakespeare well thanks to an engaging professor and some damn…"
Oct 7, 2015

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A Typical Pot Head Rant

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

I just caught this comment over my Pot Stories and Humanist Essays. 

"Typical pot head ranting as the druggies do."

AKK

There's no way this guy could have possibly read the book. It's more about Shakespeare and opera than about any sordid drug deals or squalid crack houses. I find it a tragedy that Americans are divorced from the arts and culturally deprived. The legacy of past generations is so wonderful. The latter stage of my life is devoted to the humanities.…

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Pope Francis and Environmentalism

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 9:46am 14 Comments

Later this fall Pope Francis is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress, most likely on the subject of the environmental conservation. That's fine. Not much anybody can say against the idea. As California burns and many islands feel the slow encroachment of the sea along their beaches, and species go extinct every day, unless there's a drastic change in consciousness a global catastrophe is imminent.…

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Futureworld and the Meaning of Life

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 1:53pm 4 Comments

Here's an excerpt from Mirror Reversal that supports Ruth's "Future generations" comment of Sept. 20. I think it's very beautiful and poignant, but I guess that doesn't count. I wrote it.

We shouldn't say atheists don't believe in the afterlife. All the nonsense about St. Peter and the Pearly Gates, divine judgment, and heaven and hell is folly or wishful thinking. Divine justice is a myth and I believe Hitler sleeps in his grave (nonexistence) as peacefully as St. Francis…

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Pot Stories

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

I just placed "Pot Stories" on Amazon's KDP program, meaning you can download it free. There's so much fun and information in there it blows my mind. In the various and sundry essays the eBook answers questions like:

How come there are no priests listed on the National List of Sex Offenders?

Why will humans hand over the dominance of the planet to the cybernetic mind?

From Barbara Walker: At funerals why is it unacceptable to criticize and disparage the reputation of the…

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DUI Story

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Thanks, Judy. Here's a vignette about “DUI Story.”  I've always considered Shakespeare to be the greatest writer. Not just for great stories, but many of his verses are a pleasure to listen to, just like music. Romeo and Juliette's balcony scene, surely Hamlet's…

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At 9:46pm on August 8, 2015, suzanne Buzz said…
Hi I'm sorry I have not been on atheist nexus much how are you have you written more books
At 5:24pm on March 22, 2015, Donald R Barbera said…

Richard--as usual I've been remiss, but I do plan on making it past to listen. I appreciate the opportunity and asking me to do so. Keep up the solid work.

At 9:26pm on November 29, 2012, Daniel W said…

Richard, thanks for your great comments on my profile!

At 5:49pm on October 1, 2012, Clarence Dember said…
Hi Richard.
I agree these bellicose religious bomb devotees need to take stock of reality.
At 11:26pm on August 24, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I still don't see an Endmeme group. Did you change your mind?

At 11:52am on August 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Hi, Richard. It took along time to find the roach story in my backup drive. It was intended to be a video, created with Poser. The learning curve was steep, and trying to create the room and objects with yet another program eventually defeated me. In order to send you the rough draft I'll  need your email. If you want you can send it to me at ruthanthonygardner@yahoo.com or friend me to use a private message. I appreciate your curiosity.

At 7:30pm on June 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hi Richard I really enjoyed reading your blog. Wonderful!

At 6:21pm on June 26, 2012, suzanne Buzz said…

Congratulations on your awesome book:) I'm sorry I haven't been online much at all.

At 5:10pm on May 4, 2012, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Rich!

Glad to be your friend.

At 10:52pm on December 24, 2011, suzanne Buzz said…

I can't wait to buy your book let me know when you have it on kindle :). I'm sorry i didn't get the message until now.

 
 
 

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