Large and In Charge—Maybe
Human beings like to think “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul,” but bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow makes clear in his New York Time number one book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior that isn’t the case. Mlodinow takes the reader through an easily readable scientific tour of how the brain works and how much the unconscious mind influences decisions that we are not aware…Continue
It finally drove me to writing. I was going to say drink, but it’s before 8 am here, although I have been known to have an occasional rum for medicinal purposes. I’m here because I was cleaning out the email that managed to escape my blocker and became infuriated by something that has irked me for…Continue
Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…Continue
(The sign on the right is in a Kroger grocery store in Texas. It has been…Continue
Recently, I watched a movie named “God Is Not Dead 2” fully intending to remain neutral although I’d already seen “God’s Not Dead.” The first movie sucked and this one is even worse. It is more propaganda than a movie and the proselytizing is obnoxious. Once again, those poor Christians are…Continue
Thinking is a terrible thing. If done correctly it ought to frighten you and shake you from your comfortable foundations, because it should reveal things, raise questions and challenge your ideas about yourself, your beliefs and the world.
This book is not an easy read. In fact, some portions are most difficult especially when Russell speaks of applied mathematics and Euclidian geometry. It may help if the reader has knowledge of those areas, but more than likely it will not. Probably, the most important comparison is the realization that Russell’s life…Continue
David Silverman is one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. Known for his appearances on FOX News and his in-your-face brand of atheism. Unfortunately, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World could have been a much better manifesto if not for the small portions filled with assumptions and flawed cause and effect analysis. Nevertheless, it is a useful guide for integrating activism into the atheist movement.
While Silverman advocates…Continue
Recently, while going to my favorite “catch and release” fishing hole I was attacked by a gang of deer. By the time they finished I was barely alive. I suffered lacerations, contusions and a concussion along with extreme embarrassment.
Two weeks later, it happened again except this dangle of deer were extremely…Continue
I am usually the Grinch of the Christmas season at least in my mind. I intentionally hold my tongue and let others enjoy one on the most…Continue
I have used this site for years for serious research on a variety of subjects. These are peer reviewed articles and journals. I've included this for any who may be interested. I also have a link to the Stanford University Library which is also an excellent site.…Continue
God's track record in making mistakes is long. Perhaps, the biggest happened early in his creative endeavors when he destroyed the world because his people were having a good time and ignoring him. Who needed the bother? He didn't get it right in first attempt. I would call that a major error, one that most Christians ignore.
Of course, I'm leading up to something and it is the number of posts saying "God Doesn't Make…Continue
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Even though Sly and the Family Stone or Dennis Edwards might…
Why do I pick on Republicans and Religionists? Simple, they are ridiculously easy to shoot down when they tout family values and religious dogma. I am completely aware that Democrats are probably just as bad, but family values, God and, well, racism, has not been big-ticket items for them. In fact, Dems make for very dull reading, but Republicans and preachers? My tongue drools at the mere thought of it. When the emperor has no clothes, I'm just as qualified as anyone else…Continue
Who the fuck wants a virgin anyway, much less 72 of them? When it comes to fucking, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. It’s like the old Wimpy promise of “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” If that were the case why bother marrying if a virgin is your highest goal.
In fact, why…Continue
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?-- Matthew 7:1-3King James Version (KJV)
“Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Stone,” is a well-known quotation from the Bible. In many neighborhoods, the equivalent advice was “people who live in…Continue
Just when Former Texas Rick was beginning to fade into the seas of ignorance after his blunders in the Presidential Debates, he rises from the depths of stupidity to land on the shores of absurdity. Recently, Perry stated he thought trained gun owners should be allowed to carry guns into…
When the behavior and belief of Christians in the United States, an economic theory developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Paretto may hold the answer as to why in a majority Christian nation adherence basic dogma of their philosophy seem unrecognizable. Paretto posited that in nearly every situation the…Continue