When we think of irrational behavior, we naturally think of human beings first, of their ability to act based on belief rather than fact, to operate without regard to their own wellbeing or that of others they are charged with caring for or some other related behavioral anomaly. However, what if there were an irrationality in the laws of physics and of nature, which allowed two percent of the world’s population to suddenly vanish, with the speed of throwing a light switch? Babies from…Continue
I just watched all three hours of this on YouTube:
Anyone else ever watch this??
On the “Good Works” of the Church
Religious discussions and debates seem to rage as much in 2014 as in any other time. Those arguing against religion are regularly stalled when asked to respond to…Continue
Controversial topics never made me hide my pen or computer. In fact, the more contentious the subject, the more I am inclined to include it my repertoire of taboo themes. However, there are some areas I only touch only with thick kid gloves. In the black community, any discussion of skin and hair can be a highly inflammatory and emotional conversation. Therefore, this…Continue
Job 2:9-10. "Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity ? Curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What ? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil ? In all this did not Job sin with his lips".
Proverbs 16:4. "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil".
Isaiah 45:7. "I form the light, and create darkness: I make…
"Well aren't you just a big boy!"
I'd just rang the door bell of the rather palatial corner lot's brick coated home a few seconds previous when I heard an elderly voice sounding rather enigmatic and enthusiastic, about what I had no idea, from the other side of the large front door…
I'm on my way to my parents house. I haven't seen my brother in two years and he just arrived at their house with his family. No one told me they were coming to Colorado. Maybe its best, had I known I would have taken time off work to spend with them, but I'm not sure that is what they would have wanted.
My family holds me at arms length, the crazy uncle that they think is trying to "spread" atheism. The funny thing is my brother is a rather intelligent man and not as prone to…Continue
I'm seldom here anymore, checking funny or interesting articles. I'm seldom here anymore in my life, so absent from the day to day affairs. I wax exuberant and full of life to withdrawn into my own little world. Perhaps I am one of those lonely internet narcissists who feels no one has or ever really understand who they are. That is offset by my doubt that I am not of the caliber of anyone who is capable of a single original thought. I am not Milton, Shakespeare, Kant. I am the parrot of…Continue
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This is a show about Harry Stephen Keeler. A Wonder of the 20th Century. Pay heed, my friends.
Men have tried to destroy Mondo Diablo
Einstein's Secret Orchestra * Is This The Little Connie I Carry
George Carter * Ghost Woman Blues
Le Mur * 9090 Ministries
The Larry Shipley Singers * God Is
Little Marcy * When Mister…
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Today's little blog entry is a deep one. It speaks to the effects of a religious upbringing on children's sexuality, focusing in particular on the children who don't receive the necessary confirmation within their flock and start looking for it anywhere they can.
Specifically, I wanted to share a story I'd heard from a close friend who suffered a…
I read this article in today's news and couldn't help but feel positive. Surely it isn't just another way of putting out the "Christian Message", at least I hope it isn't.
Local News Ohio physicist, minister debate existence of God
June 21, 2014 09:19 EDT CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio church is grappling head-on with a fundamental question: Does God exist? The Northwest Church of Christ in Canton is hosting a debate on the topic Saturday night that is…Continue
When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail -- Albert Einstein
Sreekanta Swamy (SS): Prof.Kumar, you call yourself a Hindu Brahmin but you seldom visit our Ganapathi temple and pray. I know you call yourself a Secular Humanist. But does this mean you are no longer a Hindu?
Me: My dear friend, the short answer is “No”. The long answer is: I was born a Hindu Brahmin. I still am one. What is …
Direct quotes from Joshua Feuerstein:
I watched a video Jesus Christ is King. Here are some direct quotes:
“Evolution is not a science and never will be because it was never observed.”
“Evolution is just a theory.”
“Chaos can never produce order.”
“Everything works like a clock; it has order.”
The universe “had to be through Intelligent Design.”
“I can’t look at all that creation and say that it was an accident.”
I know the impact of criticism, I've known it all my life. It begins with my family who expects me to fit in, to think as they do, to do the things that they do, to remain silent because I say things they don't want to hear or read.
Sometimes the criticism is constructive, offering me a new frame of reference, pointing out a contradiction, exposing my biases and these are all valuable and important in my creative processes.
There is another kind of criticism that is less…Continue
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Greetings from South Africa.Continue
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Human Humans and Human Animals
“In no case is an animal activity to be interpreted in terms of higher psychological processes if it can be fairly interpreted in terms of processes which stand lower in the scale of psychological evolution and development.” Morgan’s Canon…