All Blog Posts Tagged 'and' (129)

Another National Day of Superstition and Shame

Today is another National Day of Prayer, a day when all Americans are supposed to talk to their imaginary friend (who never answers).  The President, like his predecessors, shamelessly merges church and state and reaffirms, for the world to see, that we are still a nation awash in religiosity, still clinging to the notion that our imaginary friend hears it all, will somehow will be affected by the prayers, and change his immutable plan to grant every one of the zillion wishes that come his…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 2, 2019 at 12:38pm — 6 Comments

Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am — No Comments

Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am — No Comments

Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

Continue

Added by Joan Denoo on July 4, 2018 at 12:40am — No Comments

Taking on the Generative Stage of Life, Waiting to die

The next step in this progression from birth through death, I am at the closing-down-my-home-of-42-years-stage!

A friend asked my daughter who was moving; her reply: 

"My mom has 40+ years of items that she kept, all well organized though, plus mountains of paperwork from her business and teaching and giving speeches, and genealogy records from both sides of her parents dating back centuries, and old photographs…

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Added by Joan Denoo on July 4, 2018 at 12:39am — No Comments

Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with th…

Winter Solstice offers a time to look back on the past year to acknowledge my challenges and the things I chose to do to solve those problems. This recent past year was a very hard one for me with the death of my oldest son, Cary, a victim of cancer at the young age of 53 years and one month. This loss turned out to be harder on me than I imagined. Thankfully, Craig and Laura and their families walked these dark days with me. 

After wallowing in that pain I turn my attention to the…

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Added by Joan Denoo on December 24, 2016 at 4:38pm — 5 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain XII: Logical Fallacies

“There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be

firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to

instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it

with an air of great seriousness.”

 

-- Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will recall that they are a narrative not of a horror movie…but of something equally disturbing: the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 25, 2016 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

No, America is not founded on Judeo-Christian values

As a secular humanist who was raised Jewish, I have learned to ignore the Christmas excesses and platitudes that inundate us for two months of every year. 

But one idea, especially on display at Yuletide, I have never accepted: America is founded on “Judeo-Christian values.”   This claim has no basis in reality.  “Judeo-Christian values” are either moral precepts so obvious (love thy neighbor) as to be ubiquitous among the world’s major religions, or they are rooted in the primitive…

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Added by Alan Perlman on December 11, 2015 at 9:29pm — 21 Comments

No, America is not founded on Judeo-Christian values

As a secular humanist who was raised Jewish, I have learned to ignore the Christmas excesses and platitudes that inundate us for two months of every year. 

But one idea, especially on display at Yuletide, I have never accepted: America is founded on “Judeo-Christian values.”   This claim has no basis in reality.  “Judeo-Christian values” are either moral precepts so obvious (love thy neighbor) as to be ubiquitous among the world’s major religions, or they are rooted in the primitive…

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Added by Alan Perlman on December 11, 2015 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 6 ( Trick of selling Gem stone )

video link -      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo2yvBrUnVg

Subrata Dey is one of the astrologers who run their business on footpaths in several places of India.Once Subrata practised astrology on a footpath of Bankura town. After palm reading he sold gems for the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:25am — 3 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 5 (Tricks of Wicth Doctors)

   video link-       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZPjImBvTJk

It has been showed the violence related to witch hunting in our previous two articles and films "Miracle to Reality"- Part 3 and Part 4. There we witnessed the miracle power showed by witch doctor and gunin. and we…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:18am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality part 4 (Witch Hunting)

video link-   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BXUqd_Tf4

The tribal villages in India are surrounded by Jungles. Generally they lived far away from the urban culture. We visited those place and witnessed how deplorable life they lead. Witch custom is very prevalent in those tribal area.…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 4, 2015 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Miracle to Reality Part 1 (Arrow piercing)

video link -    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzX0xIAQTa8

There are several places in India; there we see the physical torture in the name of religion, especially in ‘Gajon’ festival in West Bengal. Through self torture many people create a fearful and adventurous environment.…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on November 28, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

It's Not The Hatfield and The McCoys...But It's Pretty Close

You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the mug shot, you see three of six men who took it upon themselves to…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on July 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

It's Either "One Nation Under God" Or Bite My Ass And Leave

Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The elusive death.

In the murky world of organised religion it seems death, one of the linchpins of theism has been put on hold, indefinitely. Who’s ordered this change in the natural course of life? Nobody really knows. It appears death is not quite what it appears, not mental death anyhow. The soul apparently can’t die. The Sun the galaxy and the universe are all time limited cosmic phenomena but not the…

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Added by Gerald Payne on June 12, 2015 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

Homosexuality and the Bible: Give Me a Break!

With the recent controversy over laws in Indiana and Arkansas that allow Christian discrimination against homosexuals, I am compelled to point out the hypocrisy of those implementing such laws, as being incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial.



Constant debate regarding homosexuality is tiring, meaningless and worn. It comes at the expense of real problems…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 3, 2015 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"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…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

Where Am I Again?

A lot of politicians and congressional members have been making the headlines in some of the worst ways lately. Headline making behavior like writing treasonous sounding letters of hate and rebellion against diplomatic talks directly to Iranian leadership. Making the phrase "climate change" an unrecognized term when talking about Earth science. Trying to declare Christianity…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 14, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Red Light District

Okay. I tried to sucker you thinking this was going to be about prostitutes or at least the ones familiar to all of us. However, this about the so-called red-light traffic management systems used around the country and how they are full of whole for legal challenges, but to challenge the accuracy and effectiveness of these red light bandits would take oodles of time for $a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 8, 2015 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

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