Allah would like to make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.
For none of us liveth to himself and no man dies to himself. (John 14:7)
The religious among us are delusional and willfully ignorant in so many ways. In
proselytizing to us heathens, they try to convince us that…Continue
Here is a wood burning kitchen stove, much as my grandmother's.
A washtub on the wood burning stove boiled dirty clothes. She used a hand-cranked wringer to move the boiled clothes to the rinse tubs. A piece of kindling wood snatch the clothes out of the boiling water and got them started in the wringer. I have the wooden stick in my basement laundry room. …Continue
"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle…Continue
Thrift is what my grandparents had to learn after tremendous loss of income during the Great Depression. My mother's generation had to be thrifty as they worked hard and planned for big purchases. Coming out of WW II was a very prosperous time for more products to replace food gardens and homemade clothes. My generation learned by watching as children, then buying clothes, food and whatever we wanted. Some of us put high value in education. My daughter's generation shunned higher education…Continue
I have long ago grown weary of euphemisms used to blur, mislead or hide actuality. For instance, once I am dead, I died. I did not “pass on;” “go to a better place” or “transition.” I died. Although, I have a personal euphemism that I like, some people would not like hearing that I “croaked.” My thoughts about using the word atheist are much the same.
I believe that I was put on earth to do great things and I find a way to do them . I am here to comfort the afflicted, those who struggle and are labeled and I help them to understand that they are far more than their labels.
I myself have been labeled and I label myself. Sometimes as the mood arises I call myself a local oddball. I feel that is okay because people are laughing with me and they say they're oddballs, too. I…Continue
It's time for the Christians to experience their annual anxiety over what to give up during the time they belive their invisible savior died, went to hell and then came back to earth and then somehow wentto heaven. Remember this was an era before GPS. So I am impressed because I have trouble finding my way around the south side of Milwaukee.
Here are my suggestions…Continue
I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of xxxchurch.com, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:…Continue
In 1953, Frederic Silverman, a radiologist, noticed children coming into his radiology clinic with chillingly frequent X-ray images of multiple fractures. "The bones tell a story the child is too young or too frightened to tell." He published an article "The Roentgen Manifestations of Unrecognized Skeletal Trauma in Infants,"
In 1962, C. Henry Kempe, a pediatrician at the University of Colorado Medical School, tried…Continue
Abrahamic faiths, based on domination, reveal underlying principles that an angry, vengeful, mean-spirited god hangs over us with promises of heaven and threats of hell. Many think of life as a hierarchy with god at the top, then man, male, who has dominion over everything. Under him and responsible to him is female with the mark of pain and suffering her lot in life. Under father/mother come children, often used as unpaid labor. Read Green Paradise Lost by Elizabeth Dodson Gray,…Continue
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Religions, based on Abrahamic faiths, operate in terms of dominion, ownership, hierarchy, exploitation, and manipulation.We see it all around us in the policies and practices of the institutions of our lives. I see it in my family. One grandmother came from a long line of Puritans with a very strong sense of patriarchy. Her husband, my grandfather came from a rigid Roman Catholic background with a strong sense of patriarchy. As I observe my family as a participant observer, I see a lot of…Continue
Seems like I’m always reading (or hearing) that atheists are just as bad as religious folks. This theme has a few funny variants! Pushy atheists are just as bad as pushy believers, or maybe they are just as closed minded as fundamentalists. Atheists who force their views on others are just as obnoxious as Christians who do the same.You can add all manner of pejorative…Continue
Added by Dan Wall on March 25, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments
0:46 - Parable
20:47 - Tweet of the Day ~ Dalai Lama
23:23 - Tumble of the Day ~ Stephen Fry…Continue
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HBO has a comedy show, "Last Week Tonight," in which an English comedian generally pokes fun at the USA. He did a show about American prisons that lit up in cyberspace. So many people from so many different countries are outraged. I believe his claim is that we have more prisoners here than everywhere else combined; if it's true, so what?
The United States is a very rich country. People come from all over the world to be criminals in the US! We have…Continue
I have been accused…Continue
"Are you an atheist; but you are so nice!" Have you heard this statement? I have.
People often think terrible things about atheists. Well, why not? They hear all kinds of things about us that just are not true. People are afraid of us and they want to keep their children away from us. It takes time…Continue
I wouldn’t have believed it, but I’m pissed off about persecuted Christians. Whoa, you’re saying, Loren’s lost his grip on reality. No, I haven’t. I just wonder if you can maintain YOUR grip on your temper, having seen this CBS News 60 Minutes report by Lara Logan.
American Christians make foolish noises about being persecuted. Iraqi Christians ARE being persecuted for…
This is how he looked as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys
I always feel sad when I write about ex-football players. Too often, the stories are about death, brain disease and violence. When I read about Tony Dorsett, the story involved the last: brain disease. He was…Continue
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A few years ago, I am sure that someone slipped into my house and drugged me. I don’t know what they gave me, but it has turned me into an emotional wreck. That has to be the case. Simply said, I was drugged because the person I am now would be despicable to my former self. It may not seem a big deal to some, but lately I’ve become entirely too emotional.
I am so damn…Continue