I know many atheists. Aside from their eye-rolling that I’m a theist, they don’t try to convert me to their [lack of] belief. So I did wonder why it is pretty much only Christians that get the vitriol? Why not Jews, Buddists, Taoists, Hindis, Pagans, Wiccans, and Muslims? I’ve asked, and my guess seems correct: Christians deserve it. Read more ›
I have a pet peeve that has absolutely nothing to do with social justice or wounds I personally have suffered. It is the implications of using inaccurate language when saying something even remotely “scientific” sounding. Evolution does NOT “select for” anything at all. If an atheist believes in this evolution thing, then one believes that we and all other items in the universe happened without any divine mind behind it. Therefore, to assign motives such as “selects for” is absolutely contradictory to the lack of belief in a diety. Read more ›
I was just thinking… (always bad with the bible) … there’s huge and crystal clear prohibitions against having ANYthing to do with “spiritualists, mediums, soothsayers,…” etc. Even though plenty of righteous figures flagrantly do so.
But nevermind that. Isn’t such a person one who claims to speak for another who is not there or predicts the future? Either the not-there person is dead, not born, spirit, or something, right? Right.
So… what the fracking hell is it called when Christian Shamans Read more ›
I’ve written a tidbit here and there, referencing “quantum mechanics” concepts and language. This does not mean I actually “believe” in the stuff. Look, as I’ve beaten the dead-horse, everything (!) other than basic animal concerns of survival is all a story we are tellling ourselves. It doesn’t matter whether you can “prove” one story “true” over another, since the said “proof” will always be Yet Another Story. Read more ›
Old Man Adage: “The poison is in the dose.” Amount and Timing.
Pick a substance, any substance.
Morphene can be medicinal or deadly, depending on the amount and timing of the dose.
Alchohol, found in many medicines as a sedative so you can sleep through the relief the other medications give.
It is very possible to become poisoned by water itself, when too much is consumed in too short a period of time.
The thing on my mind is not substances but (knowing me…) choices and behaviors. A time comes when a choice becomes a habit becomes a rut becomes an outright addiction. Read more ›
What is it you do or not-do when I don’t ask or influence in any way?
I state facts. Watch what happens. Sometimes the fact is something I want or not-want. I do not ask someone else to choose anything in a specific way. I watch and see what happens with the raw information.
What happens is closer to the Truth than any words can say.
Or, more eloquently put… THIS.
Out of the mouths of babes, it comes. “WHY???” And, it drives most people nuts. Ever wonder … why? The typical scene is the incessant “why” and at some point the parent just gives up in exasperation. But … “why” so frustrated? “Why” throw your hands up and grumble about “just because!” as a last resort? Whyyyyy? Because there really is no fundamental answer – that’s why. Read more ›