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T he atheist rejects the claim that there is a
supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence...
Because it is a claim without basis.

Atheism makes no claims whatsoever.
Atheism asserts nothing.
Atheism IS NOT an act or an action
IT IS a position
 It has no objective.
Comparatively / Conversely:
Anti-theism IS an act or an action
 It IS NOT a position
 It has an objective.
Not all ATHEISTS are ANTI-THEIST.
All ANTI-THEISTS are ATHEIST.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hats off to Scientology!!!

A revisit on Scientology (the largest 'anti-theist' organization in the world)...

I paint this picture in order to offer some additional and underlying perspectives. With the goal of mitigating some level of angst that some Atheists or Anti-theists may hold or encounter.

I'm not willing to advocate the methods that Scientology employs… But I do see (in Scientology) what looks to be an intentional attempt to exact the very same scam as every other religion… Though with an ulterior motive…

I am fairly certain that L. Ron Hubbard had a very thick vendetta against organized religion (as did many of his contemporaries), and that this was the basis for introducing Scientology…

I tend to suspect that Scientology's ultimate goal is to (employing the most brutal methods they can) make a mockery of religion. The end result being that it causes a magnification of the problems religion has created.

Hubbards last laugh will come when ALL religions are put in a position where their abuses can no longer happen.

Either religions will be taxed in to non-existence or outright forced from existence once their machinations are unavoidably splayed open - Here is where the work of Scientology begins.


Scientology will be able to fly ITS flags just as long as other 'religions' do.

That Scientology employs the same moral platitudes to achieve this as what other religions use to maintain their identity is not a coincidence… Considering the paradigm, Scientology is irony at its finest and most honest.

Hubbard is saying: 

 'If Other religions are allowed to do it... You will have to stop them before you will ever be able to stop me.' 
And with that, I am confident that the upper level management of Scientology know this as well.

Their end game is to do everything possible to show the world what an ugly, hateful, and violent  farce religion is... By becoming an unadulterated mockery of religion under the same channels and guise of legitimacy that all religions depend on.

This approach will hopefully / eventually de-legitimize all religions by way of proving that they all have the same inherent contempt for humanity. This demise will hopefully extend to any and all philosophies that have been hijacked, codified, edified, and perverted into a pre-packaged and administered product. A.K.A religion.

I hope Scientology dies the same death as all of the other contemptuous shams that purport themselves as religions! And I further hope (for the sake of all of us and our children) that the implosion happens soon!

So, in that regard… Hats off to Scientology. May your death be celebrated!

(The sentiment here has appeared as comments made by me in other / previous Google Plus threads)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cross-eyed and painless

And yet the retardation that is needed to insist the unknown must be supernatural... Never gets factored in by the retarded.

Cross-eyed and painless, fixated on a non-specific and calling it the everything.

The kingdom of heaven...

Interesting how the animal kingdom resembles viral activity.
Interesting how the plant kingdom resembles mold / bacteria activity.

Worship the microbe you arrogant non-believers!!!
God cannot be seen without high powered optics and a petri dish.

The kingdom of heaven is found in the sponge on my kitchen sink!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A couple discussion points...

I have a couple discussion points for us God-fearing servants to King Jesus when we talk to those pitiful atheists.  You're welcome.
(Original reportedly from /b/, found by me on Ruben Lensvelt G+ page)

1) Ask them why they are bitter against God.
2) Tell them that if there's no God, they might as well go out and kill people.
3) Ask them to pray with you.
4) Invite their children to go to church with you.
5) Insist that there is a God, and show them where in the Bible it says so.
6) Hide Chick tracts in clever places around their office.
7) Tell them that the universe is too complex to "just exist," and must have been created by a God who "just exists."
8) Make up statistics.
9) End a discussion with "Well, I know you're smarter than I am, but I know I'm right."
10) Accuse them of persecuting you.
11) Bring up arguments that make no sense whatsoever; criticize their response with "You're just not making sense."
12) Use multiple versions of Pascal's Wager as though you thought them up yourself.
13) Use the Second Law of Thermodynamics to disprove evolution.
14) Post inane arguments on the Internet, and never follow up on them.
15) Say that separation of church and state isn't in the Constitution; insist that the Constitution is based on the Ten Commandments.
16) Cite Kent Hovind as a legitimate source of information.
17) ...and call him "Dr. Hovind."
18) Tell them they know in their hearts that God exists.
19) Point out that we all take things on faith.
20) Before starting an argument, say "You're an atheist? That means you're going to hell!"
21) After losing the argument say, "I pity you."
22) Accuse them of willfully ignoring the "obvious truth."
23) Use bad math to back up your claims.
24) Drink the last beer in the fridge.
25) ...and buy natural light to replace it.
26) Witness for Jesus, and completely ignore anything your competition says.
27) Call him a meanie.
28) Tell him you don't care what you say or prove, you will still have your faith.
29) When given a Bible verse that looks bad, tell him that's what the verse says, but that's not what it means.
30) Argue that the Bible stories are not myths . . . they're parables. And they're all true!
31) Lead off your criticism of the Big Bang theory with the disclaimer that you're not a physicist like he is.
32) Lead off your suggestions for ways to prove that Noah's Flood occurred with the disclaimer that you're not a geologist like he is.
33) Overwhelm him with your knowledge of science, using examples: "And because of entropy you have to press the nozzle on the spray can. The nozzle is entropy."
34) Use Latin a lot.
35) Maintain that the King James Version is THE Bible; ignore questions as to who was saved prior to 1611.
36) Tell him that Moses wrote the Books of Moses.
37) Explain that the lack of proof doesn't mean it didn't happen.
38) ...and give him a blank look when he says that all people tried for a crime would go to jail.
40) Repeat something over and over, as if that made it true.
41) Repeat something over and over, as if that made it true.
42) Repeat something over and over, as if that made it true.
43) Tell him that he acknowledges Christ every time he uses "A.D." -- which, of course, stands for "After Death."
44) Accuse him of being an agnostic, since he isn't 100% positive that God does not exist.
45) Insist that the Bible is meant to be taken literally -- all except that verse he just showed you.
46) Tell him that God works in mysterious ways.
47) ...and we're too small to comprehend his reasoning.
48) ...and we shouldn't think of him as "how he should be."
49) Point out that the fact that he talks about God so much proves God's existence.
50) Tell him you know God exists because Mount Everest exists.
51) If a plane crashes killing 300 passengers and crew, but one little girl survives with only third-degree burns, tell him that this miracle proves the existence of God.
52) Insist that Noah's Ark and the Shroud of Turin are real.
53) ...and tell him about the special on FOX where you saw it.
54) When he shows you a verse about genocide, ask him how he dares to question the morality of God.
55) Punch him in the face. Hard.
56) When asked to prove a statement you made, say that you already proved it.
57) Tell him that we all fall short of God's grace.
58) Insist that faith is the only logical answer.
59) No matter what he quotes from the Bible, say that it's out of context.
60) ...and when he points out that the quotes are in correct context, tell him you need to be a Christian to understand the true meaning of the Bible.
61) Tell him you must study the Bible for many years to reject Christianity.
62) ...and when he points out that you reject Islam despite never having studied the Qu'ran, say that you have faith, and faith is all you need.
63) Ask him how he knows God isn't real if he can't see the air.
64) Sigh, shake your head, and say "I just know that someday you'll need Jesus."
65) Talk about how you used to be a miserable, sinning, drug-abusing, alcoholic, sex-addicted, spouse-beating criminal until you found God.
66) Change your handle every couple weeks.
67) Knock on his door at 9:00 in the morning and offer him a pamphlet.
68) Tell him that God loves him, even if he doesn't love himself.
69) Admonish him to have sex for reproductive purposes only.
70) Tell him about Christ's plan for salvation for the billionth time.
71) Refuse to debate.
72) Name a bunch of smart Christian people.
73) ...and when he names a bunch of smart atheist people, call him stupid.
74) Attribute every apparent error in the Bible to mistranslation.
75) ...and then pull up a mistranslation from Isaiah to prove that Jesus fulfilled prophecy.
76) Burn him at the stake.
77) When shown that the Bible says that Pi=3, say that the Hebrews didn't know anything about science, so it's not their fault.
78) When shown the creation account in Genesis, insist that the Hebrews had all kinds of scientific savvy, being inspired by God.
79) Lead him on until the very last moment, then tell him no . . . not until you're married.
80) Insist that a person who makes Christianity look bad was not a True Christian.
81) Claim intellectual superiority on the grounds that only smart people read the Bible.
82) Smile smugly and tell him that there are no atheists in foxholes.
83) Quote Psalm 14:1 to him.
84) ...and then tell him that you think highly of him, and want to be his friend.
85) Give him the special gift of his very own "paraphrased" modern Bible.
86) Speak to him with a fake Australian accent.
87) Cite my Formatted Theology page as a collection of successful proofs for God's existence.
88) Threaten to kill yourself if he doesn't believe.
89) Equivocate scientific faith with religious faith, and conclude that, metaphysically, you are both in the same boat.
90) Claim that archeology is proof of the Bible's truth.
91) Misconstrue logical terms in order to prove that logic does not work.
92) Claim that logic is the atheist's god.
93) Claim that atheism is not only a belief -- it's a knowledge claim.
94) Support your ludicrous contentions with "Most scholars agree that..."
95) Use only circular reasoning.
96) Claim that the atheist only uses circular reasoning.
97) Claim that circular reasoning is legitimate due to circular reasoning being legitimate.
98) Use the phrase "Hate the sin, love the sinner" as a blanket response to the notion that Christianity is at fault for something.
99) State that Christianity has done a lot of good along with all the mass murder.
100) When asked to explain a theological concept, compare it to something simple, like "water," and then misunderstand that you have incorrectly labeled the constructs of your analogy, then dismiss the whole thing with, "You've just got to have faith."
101) Upon hearing that he is an atheist, jump back reflexively, as if you don't want to catch whatever it is he's got.
102) ...then look at him as if he were a diseased leper who just spit in your eye.
103) End all your posts with John 3:16.
104) ...or "God Bless."
105) When he takes the time and trouble to explain where your analogy or interpretation is at fault, begin your response with a sigh, so he'll know how patient you're being.
106) Open a minor-league baseball game with the national anthem, followed by a gospel quartet singing a hymn, and solemn prayer. (True story!)
107) Open and close a martial arts class with obligatory prayer, including the spectators. (Another true story!)
108) Claim that God chooses who is going to heaven and humans have nothing to do with his decision, but he's going to hell because he sinned.
109) State that whatever he says is not worthy of consideration, because the Bible says atheists can't discern what's true anyway.
110) Offer inane apologetics books in the hopes that he hasn't heard the arguments in them a thousand times already.
111) Patiently explain that the 42 children that were torn to bits by two bears sent by God were not really children, but spawn of Satan.
112) When asked if they would sacrifice their own child for God, respond with "God would never ask me to do that."
113) Carefully explain that Lot's daughters were never in danger of gang rape, and that Lot knew this all along.
114) Most carefully of all, explain that while all of the Bible is inerrant, Revelation does not literally mean what it says.
115) Tell him that God answers all prayers -- sometimes the answer is no.
116) Tell him that Christians aren't perfect -- just forgiven.
117) Tell him that he can't love anyone -- that's why he can't love God.
118) Offer to drive, then insist on listening to Christian Talk Radio.
119) ...and laugh when you hear "This condom-nation will face condemnation."
120) Claim that Einstein was a Christian.
121) Claim that Darwin recanted evolution on his deathbed.
122) Tell him that he'll come around just like your daughter did . . . when she got confirmed just so that she could get married in a big church.
123) Vehemently claim that the theory of evolution is incompatible with theism, then turn around and blame the theory for promoting atheism.
124) Say that evolution is not proven -- therefore the Bible is correct.
125) Tell him it's his responsibility to prove that God doesn't exist.
126) Invite him to a church social function, and show up late.
127) ...because you were with his wife.
128) Deny that his child looks like him.
129) Ask what he believes in, if not God.
130) ...then tell him that nonbelief is also a worldview, therefore there is no such thing as an atheist and Christianity is true.
131) Explain that Buddha's last words were "Jesus, forgive me."
132) ...and tell him that you were "saved" when you heard that story.
133) ...and when he explains that Buddha died 500 years before Jesus was born, give him a blank look.
134) Say that God can't reveal himself with any real proof, because that would remove the need for faith.
135) When something awful happens, tell him not to blame God -- he doesn't interfere.
136) When something wonderful happens, tell him to credit God -- he made it happen.
137) Tell him not to ask what happens to those who have never heard of Jesus . . . HE has, and what is HE going to do about it?
138) Explain that it doesn't matter whether or not he thinks he's sinned -- all humans were imbued with original sin at the moment of their birth.
139) ...then tell him that babies automatically go to heaven.
140) ...and mentally retarded people.
141) ...and those with Down's Syndrome.
142) Treat nothing he says as credible, because he is possessed by Satan.
143) Show that the Bible must be true because when you take the original Hebrew letters, spread them out and twist them around, you can spell words.
144) ...and when he points out that that will work with literally any work in any alphabet, accuse him of closed-mindedness and blasphemy.
145) Spell it "athiest."
146) Spell it "evilution."
147) Tell him that the Bible is true because the Bible says it is.
148) Tell him that Hitler was an atheist.
149) ...and all atheists are therefore Nazis.
150) Tell him that he's playing right into Satan's hands, because Satan's greatest ploy is convincing people that God doesn't exist.
151) Use the word "atheist" as a verb.
152) After your argument has been effectively refuted, wait a few days and then repeat the argument, adding, "You still haven't addressed this."
153) Make up your own language, and claim that his inability to understand is due to his atheism.
154) Claim that Jesus is the God based on the Old Testament, then turn around and say that the Old Testament has nothing to do with the New Covenant.
155) Use the word "presupposition" incorrectly, repeatedly.
156) Argue the most insignificant point you can think of; when he doesn't address your pettiness, claim victory.
157) Constantly attempt to equate atheism with theism.
158) Argue that the translation "errors" in the KJV were actually God-inspired improvements, and therefore the KJV is the most accurate of all translations.
159) Say that God believes in him, whether or not he believes in God.
160) Call the Branch Davidians a "cult," but insist that your particular faction is a "religion."
161) ...and argue that a practical distinction actually exists.
162) State with a straight face, "Yes, I believe that an invisible fairy god king magically blinked us all into existence in order to punish us for our salvation and that we must all humble ourselves and eat his flesh and drink his blood," and then claim your belief is perfectly rational and superior to the atheist "mind-set," which can provide no answers.
163) Tell him that he can't use absolute logic because God is the only absolute.
164) Tell him the signs are there -- he's just not looking.
165) Tell him he wouldn't believe even if someone rises from the dead.
166) Play Matthew McConnaghey: "Do you love this person? Prove it."
167) Tell him that the third hour was Jewish time; the sixth hour was Roman time.
168) Try to perform an exorcism on him.
169) Claim to be speaking in tongues when actually you're just babbling incoherently.
170) Say that the Bible (as opposed to other holy books) is true because it's an eyewitness account.
171) When he points out an apparent inconsistency of God's attributes, just say that God is infinite. The atheist, with his finite, human brain cannot begin to understand God.
172) For Muslims only: Say that it's perfectly reasonable for anyone to convert to your religion, but no one has a valid reason to leave Islam; it is the perfect religion.
173) Tell him that everyone has faith in SOMETHING.
174) Say that whatever you turn to in your hour of need is God.
175) Make him clean out your car.
176) Include cosmology and abiogenesis when discussing evolution.
177) Tell him he won't understand unless he believes, and he can't believe unless he understands.
178) Ask how he can have any morals if he doesn't believe in God.
179) Say that you know in your heart that belief in God is perfectly logical and rational.
180) Say that going to church is fun.
181) ...and when he says it's boring, act surprised.
182) Leave little Jesus cards on the tables at restaurants.
183) Talk about all the great things George W. Bush has done for our nation.
184) Insist that homosexuality is a choice.
185) Insist that Thomas Jefferson was a Christian.
186) Tell his that it's not a religion -- it's a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
187) Sing.
188) When asked what's wrong with evolution, tell them that it doesn't account for the origin of matter.
189) Tell him he only doesn't believe in God because his family hates him.
190) Advertise for heaven and hell.
191) Send a child over to witness to him.
192) ...when he tells the child he's not interested, send over two adults to say the same things.
193) ...when he refuses again, give a Chick tract to a 3 year old to give to him.
194) Send a chat room message that he is a black-hearted sinner.
195) ...then turn your IM off so that he can't respond.
196) Tell them that Darwin recanted evolution on his deathbed.
197) ...and when he tells you about the Lady Hope myth, cry.
198) Create a website challenging evolution.
199) ...and when he actually does, close it down.
200) Create a term for a blatant paradox in your religion, then call other religions false because they don't have it.ame it "Liberty."
201) Get into a chatroom argument with him, then start SCREAMING the lyrics to "Amazing Grace" while your friends write "Amen, brother" and other such nonsense as the atheist tries to make his point.
202) After losing an argument horribly, say that you will pray for his eternal soul.
203) ...then begin praying loudly without his permission.
204) Yell and scream about how he is going to hell during a debate.
205) ...and when he gets tired of your yelling and screaming, back out of the debate.
206) When losing a debate, take advantage of his good nature by punching out somebody near you until he stops talking.
207) ...when you see someone else do this, stop him by saying that his religion is a peaceful one.
208) Put gigantic crosses on everything he owns that you can get your hands on.
209) Counter every argument that begins with "God is defined as..." with "So you believe in God?"
210) Cry foul when he tries to create a club that is not religious.
211) Fail to have a basic grasp of history. (Spanish Inquisition? What's that?)
212) Have your pastor hunt him down and force him into a debate over dinner.
213) When all else fails, never talk to him, and convince a lot of other people to never talk to him either.
214) Treat his Christian wife like shit.
215) Complain to him about your own church, but don't leave it.
216) Send the DEA an anonymous tip that he has bundles of cocaine in his garage.
217) Put a large cross in his yard.
218) ...then set it on fire with your hooded brethren.
219) PUT ALL ARGUMENTS IN CAPITAL LETTERS TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT YOU'RE YELLING AND SCREAMING!
220) Start your own university dedicated to religious narrow-mindedness and restriction of free choice.
221) ...and n {bad copy/pasta... sorry... Jeesus loves you... And needs you money nao!}
222) Perpetually ask saps for money on your television show.
223) Avoid taxes and regulations because you're doing God's work.
224) Ask why he only focuses on the bad parts of the Bible.
225) Accuse him of closed-mindedness for not accepting your extraordinary claims.
226) Tell him he has to believe before he can understand the evidence.
227) Tell him he is innumerate.
228) Tell him he is illiterate.
229) Tell him he is pissed.
230) Tell him he won't agree with you because the Holy Spirit has closed his eyes to the truth.
231) ...then continue preaching to him.
232) Insist that you've already refuted everything he said.
233) Ask God to bless his dark heart.
234) Threaten to sue his university for infringement of free speech after he heckles you.
235) Tell him that long hair is the Devil's work.
236) Tell him that all your music is the Devil's work.
236) Tell him that the fossils in the earth are the Devil's work.
237) Create hoaxes to prove creationism (i.e. a human footprint alongside a dino's footprint).
238) Claim that God can cure HIV if one prays hard enough.
239) ...then say that it is God's choice who he will cure, and anyway having HIV is better than an eternity in Hell.
240) Turn up your amps so that everyone within three blocks has to listen to him rant about Jesus.
241) Double park on Sunday. Claim the principle of righteousness.
242) Ask who he turns to when he's in danger.
243) ...when he says himself, say "No -- when you're REALLY in danger."
244) Grossly misunderstand the word "theory."
245) Declare that everyone knows in his heart that God exists, but just want to worship themselves.
246) Declare that without God there are no ultimate answers to anything.
247) ...then declare that WITH God there is an ultimate answer to everything -- and that answer is God.
248) Declare that without God you finally die alone.
249) Declare that atheism gives you nothing to hope for except the false promises of this world.
250) Use transitive verbs intransitively (e.g. "Jesus raised from the dead").
251) ...when corrected on the above (e.g. Jesus ROSE or WAS RAISED from the dead), shout "Then you really do believe!"
252) Announce that God was watching over a loved one who survived a terrible tragedy.
253) ...and when the loved one later dies from his wounds, announce that it was God's will.
254) Get him to admit that he KNOWS God exists, but Satan has seduced him.
255) Invite every single person in your church to give Chick tracts to everyone they know.
256) Ask if he's ever heard of Jesus Christ.
257) Show up on his front porch at 9:00 on Saturday morning, and take advantage of his grogginess by shoving copies of Watchtower into his hands and getting him to read the Bible with you, then walk away before he has any idea what's going on.
258) When he finally gets tired of you and launches several "Do Not Feed The Troll" campaigns against you, change your handle.
259) When confronted with a sound logical argument, respond with "Yes, but I don't believe that."
260) Have the Gideon Bible waiting in the hotel room that he pays for.
261) Regale him with questions such as "Who do you think wakes you up in the morning? Isn't that a miracle?" while you, the bus driver, should be watching the road.
262) Scrape your fingernails on a blackboard.
263) If you're an ISP, repeatedly cut him off during a net session, so that he must spend 90% of his time dialing.
264) Program your church bells to play very loudly at really odd hours.
265) Every time the subject of his being an atheist comes up, burst out laughing.
266) Ask how he can possibly raise children in a godless environment.
267) Accuse him of having more than one personality.
268) Talk to him with the assumption that he shares your beliefs -- i.e. start a sentence with "You know how God wants us to..."
269) When the subject of homosexuality comes up, say "God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."
270) ...and expect it to be taken as an intelligent remark.
271) Insist that the Bible is completely true.
272) ...and when he conclusively proves otherwise, acknowledge that the Bible is trash, but remain a Christian.
273) ...then take him to church.
274) ...and tell him he really must come more often.
275) Reply to every statement he makes, "That's only your opinion."
276) Post something inflammatory about him, wait for him to respond, then go back and either delete or edit your post so that it appears that the atheist is attacking you for no reason.
277) Become completely and totally paranoid about him.
278) After bringing up a number of topics, explain your lack of response by referring to some organized sport that you participate in.
279) Point to something in nature that's really cool, and call it proof of God's existence.
280) For weddings: When s/he shows up at your wedding, bearing an expensive gift for you, return the favor by slicing your minister on him after the ceremony.
281) If he has cancer, tell him with a sickeningly sweet smile that you will pray for his recovery, because someone needs to.
282) Refuse to give him your wallet after he quotes Matthew 5:42 to you.
283) Insist you believe in the literal truth of the entire Bible, except for Matthew 5:42.
284) Take advantage of a horrible national tragedy, caused in large part by religious fanaticism, by pushing your own religious fanaticism as the only thing that will save us all.
285) ...and announce that the tragedy only happened because of those who ignore your religious fanaticism.
286) When ask why you bother praying to ask for things if God has a Divine Plan, tell him that you're not really asking for things, but you're trying to get closer to him. (It's a lie, of course, but don't let that stop you.)
287) Insist that a denomination of Protestantism founded in the nineteenth century is the only true way.
288) Insist on deathbed conversions.
281) When ending your conversation with the atheist, promise to read whatever book the atheist may have mentioned, knowing darned well that you yourself never made it through Leviticus.



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Is Obama to blame?

If you don't think you are better off today... Blame the G.O.P...

The G.O.P. has been waiting for the opportunity to ask: "Are you better off today?", Precisely because they have been working tirelessly to make things worse...

The G.O.P. are telling you to complain about a situation that they did their damnedest to maintain.

Are you better off now than you were four years ago? And what has the G.O.P. done to remedy that? What have they done to make it worse?

Define: Obama does better when America does better, so Republican politicians have been sabotaging our recovery since day one.

Use analogy: That's like setting fire to the house, keeping your foot on the water hose, and telling everyone the firefighters did it.

On President Obama's inauguration day in 2009, Republican leaders -- including Romney's VP pick Congressman Ryan -- met to plot how they could sabotage and undermine the economy in order to make the President fail.

Republican leaders said they want the President to fail:

Last year alone, Washington Republicans tried to kill over 7 million jobs.

When asked about the potential for more job losses, Speaker John Boehner said, "so be it."

They threatened to shut down our government, which would have cost our economy billions.

They brought our nation to the brink of default by threatening not to pay America's bills, and say they'll do it again -- even though the default crisis by itself almost derailed the recovery.

Their political brinkmanship brought us the Tea Party Downgrade, the first-ever downgrade of America's perfect credit rating.

They didn't even want the Federal Reserve to consider intervening to help our struggling economy.

Let's remember -- a month into his presidency, they refused to help our economy recover.

They unified in voting against the President's American Jobs Act, which would create 2 million jobs, even though it's based on proposals they have supported in the past.

If Republican politicians hadn't pushed so hard to lay off our teachers, cops, and firefighters and block efforts to put Americans back to work fixing our roads and bridges, the unemployment rate could be down to 6% already.

And now, Republicans have nominated Mitt Romney for president, even though economic experts say that implementing all of his economic ideas would "push us deeper into recession and make the recovery slower."

Even Romney admits that massive spending cuts will "throw us into recession or depression" -- but he supports them anyway.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Meanwhile...

Meanwhile...
as we stand
underneath the darkest
cloud
on just the other side of
foreboding
there for discovery
is the terrifying heat
of another days
light
and light weighs
nothing
fuck it

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The only possible defense a society could possibly have against a tyrannical government is a well armed populace.

Considering what our government has done... It only makes sense that it would popularize a fear of firearms. This makes legislating them out of the hands of the public all the easier.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

COPY/PASTE problems? It's 'tynt'


I got fed up with how some sites add their  URL's to what ever you COPY/PASTE.

You COPY info from a site... PASTE it elsewhere and at the end of your paste you get somemthing like:

"Read more: http://www......" stuff

The fix I found was to add the following to the filter list in AdBlock Plus:
|http://tcr.tynt.com/*
 ~~ Yes... That is preceded with a 'pipe' character (the shifted backslash key)

You can also edit your computers HOSTS file so that it covers all of your browsers.... Add this line:

127.0.0.1 tcr.tynt.com

Friday, June 15, 2012

As a weapon!

Weaponized Conjectured Indignation Bukakke

That.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The economy of ecology

An ECONOMY is useless without an ECOLOGY!


Backing out of 'ecological responsibility' by claiming that it is not 'economically feasible' is short sighted and misguided.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Copyright Pandering

The thing is... Neither law enforcement nor the legal system is ever required to provide protection towards or for anything or anyone.

Ultimately (in the U.S.A. anyway) protection is a personal responsibility.

Hopefully the courts begin to espouse this edict to those IP holders who insist the court protect them from their own shortcomings.

After all, the courts did not force the IP holder to produce a product that is apparently an easy target for theft / piracy.

For the same reason that it is not the courts responsibility to keep thieves from walking in to a house that has no doors. DRM is not the door.... It is a drape thrown over the opening that is swept away when the wind picks up.

Conjectured indignation



Interesting how any and all who criticize Israel are automatically accused of being anti-Semites or anti-Zionists.

The separation between The religion of David and the political hacks that hide behind that religion (to avoid criticism) needs to be pointed out.

Israeli Nationalism seems to teach that any and all of its critics must automatically hate Jews... And that is simply not the case!

Conjectured indignation is childish and uncalled for. The approach invokes several 'logical fallacies'




Monday, June 11, 2012

May I have your attention please...

You ever notice that when someone says: 
"May I have your attention please..."

They NEVER give it back when they are done!

You never hear: 
"Thank you for your attention.... You can have it back now."

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Don't attack the messenger

I find it interesting, and at the same time alarming that way theists regard criticisms of their faith is to employ RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION to mount an 'attack' on the critic, at times per ad hominem and / or outright aggressively...

What is most disconcerting is that (at times) the critic allows themselves to be put on the defensive in response to such attacks. This defensive response is a complete submission to the attack.

I am hoping that (collectively) such attacks are answered with a method that points out that the critic did not create the problems or concepts that are being criticized, and further that if the attacker (of the critic) does not want criticisms to continue - The way to end the criticisms is not by attacking the critic(s) but by correcting the problems or concepts that are being criticized.

This approach should, at the very, least turn the tables in a way that puts the attacker on the defensive with the opportunity for the critic to then openly display the underlaying vulgarity that motivates the theist mindset. And it does so in a way which potentially flanks the theist / deist cognitive dissonance that prevents the rational / reasonable context that occupies and delineates most conversations.

By pointedly insisting that the theist / deist are responsible for cleaning their own house. And that attacking those who complain about the mess (that can be seen from the street,) will never contribute to that housekeeping process. 

Ergo: Don't attack the messenger...

This approach will help to divert said 'righteous indignation' so it is directed right back at the indignant individual.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Capitalists and Other Psychopaths

Original NYT opinion article (by: WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ) found here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/opinion/sunday/fables-of-wealth.html

Capitalists and Other Psychopaths




By WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ
Published: May 12, 2012
(Image: Ted Parker)
THERE is an ongoing debate in this country about the rich: who they are, what their social role may be, whether they are good or bad. Well, consider the following. A recent study found that 10 percent of people who work on Wall Street are “clinical psychopaths,” exhibiting a lack of interest in and empathy for others and an “unparalleled capacity for lying, fabrication, and manipulation.” (The proportion at large is 1 percent.) Another study concluded that the rich are more likely to lie, cheat and break the law.

The only thing that puzzles me about these claims is that anyone would find them surprising. Wall Street is capitalism in its purest form, and capitalism is predicated on bad behavior. This should hardly be news. The English writer Bernard Mandeville asserted as much nearly three centuries ago in a satirical-poem-cum-philosophical-treatise called “The Fable of the Bees.”

“Private Vices, Publick Benefits” read the book’s subtitle. A Machiavelli of the economic realm — a man who showed us as we are, not as we like to think we are — Mandeville argued that commercial society creates prosperity by harnessing our natural impulses: fraud, luxury and pride. By “pride” Mandeville meant vanity; by “luxury” he meant the desire for sensuous indulgence. These create demand, as every ad man knows. On the supply side, as we’d say, was fraud: “All Trades and Places knew some Cheat, / No Calling was without Deceit.”

In other words, Enron, BP, Goldman, Philip Morris, G.E., Merck, etc., etc. Accounting fraud, tax evasion, toxic dumping, product safety violations, bid rigging, overbilling, perjury. The Walmart bribery scandal, the News Corp. hacking scandal — just open up the business section on an average day. Shafting your workers, hurting your customers, destroying the land. Leaving the public to pick up the tab. These aren’t anomalies; this is how the system works: you get away with what you can and try to weasel out when you get caught.

I always found the notion of a business school amusing. What kinds of courses do they offer? Robbing Widows and Orphans? Grinding the Faces of the Poor? Having It Both Ways? Feeding at the Public Trough? There was a documentary several years ago called “The Corporation” that accepted the premise that corporations are persons and then asked what kind of people they are. The answer was, precisely, psychopaths: indifferent to others, incapable of guilt, exclusively devoted to their own interests.

There are ethical corporations, yes, and ethical businesspeople, but ethics in capitalism is purely optional, purely extrinsic. To expect morality in the market is to commit a category error. Capitalist values are antithetical to Christian ones. (How the loudest Christians in our public life can also be the most bellicose proponents of an unbridled free market is a matter for their own consciences.) Capitalist values are also antithetical to democratic ones. Like Christian ethics, the principles of republican government require us to consider the interests of others. Capitalism, which entails the single-minded pursuit of profit, would have us believe that it’s every man for himself.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “job creators,” a phrase begotten by Frank Luntz, the right-wing propaganda guru, on the ghost of Ayn Rand. The rich deserve our gratitude as well as everything they have, in other words, and all the rest is envy.

First of all, if entrepreneurs are job creators, workers are wealth creators. Entrepreneurs use wealth to create jobs for workers. Workers use labor to create wealth for entrepreneurs — the excess productivity, over and above wages and other compensation, that goes to corporate profits. It’s neither party’s goal to benefit the other, but that’s what happens nonetheless.

Also, entrepreneurs and the rich are different and only partly overlapping categories. Most of the rich are not entrepreneurs; they are executives of established corporations, institutional managers of other kinds, the wealthiest doctors and lawyers, the most successful entertainers and athletes, people who simply inherited their money or, yes, people who work on Wall Street.

MOST important, neither entrepreneurs nor the rich have a monopoly on brains, sweat or risk. There are scientists — and artists and scholars — who are just as smart as any entrepreneur, only they are interested in different rewards. A single mother holding down a job and putting herself through community college works just as hard as any hedge fund manager. A person who takes out a mortgage — or a student loan, or who conceives a child — on the strength of a job she knows she could lose at any moment (thanks, perhaps, to one of those job creators) assumes as much risk as someone who starts a business.

Enormous matters of policy depend on these perceptions: what we’re going to tax, and how much; what we’re going to spend, and on whom. But while “job creators” may be a new term, the adulation it expresses — and the contempt that it so clearly signals — are not. “Poor Americans are urged to hate themselves,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in “Slaughterhouse-Five.” And so, “they mock themselves and glorify their betters.” Our most destructive lie, he added, “is that it is very easy for any American to make money.” The lie goes on. The poor are lazy, stupid and evil. The rich are brilliant, courageous and good. They shower their beneficence upon the rest of us.

Mandeville believed the individual pursuit of self-interest could redound to public benefit, but unlike Adam Smith, he didn’t think it did so on its own. Smith’s “hand” was “invisible” — the automatic operation of the market. Mandeville’s involved “the dextrous Management of a skilful Politician” — in modern terms, legislation, regulation and taxation. Or as he versified it, “Vice is beneficial found, / When it’s by Justice lopt, and bound.”

An essayist, critic and the author of “A Jane Austen Education.”



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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thou Shat Not...

Found here:
http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/poster

Infographic poster example

This infographic poster can be printed out at various sizes for hanging in your favourite place that has walls. Make yourself, your class, your friends or your kids smarter by hanging it somewhere your face is near.

It's a vector pdf file, which means that it's high resolution whilst being small to download. If you want to print it out at A2 (594x420mm or 23.4 x 16.5 inches) or A1 (841x594mm or 33.1 x 23.4 inches) you'll need to get them printed at your local large format digital print shop.

Best way to do this is to google 'large format digital printing' plus your city's name. Email or call a few of them and tell them you have a high resolution vector pdf file to print at A1/A2 (maybe get a quote for both sizes) and also ask them to quote for lamination.

Otherwise you can print it out on a laser printer at A3 size, but note that this is a simplified version with just the basic description of each fallacy and no funny examples and junk (so that the text is readable at A3 size).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Book of Job

Don't take the story of Job so literally - It's not like there was a journalist there writing everything down...

Stripped down to its core... The story is a lesson - It tells the student to not have a shitty attitude - because doing so just generates misery.

Otherwise stated... What consumes your thoughts, controls your life.

It is probably one of my favorite stories ever.

The story / lesson it is passing along is some very powerful advice that anyone can benefit from. Hence its tenacity.

Just because religiofucktards call it theirs is no reason to disavow its intent.

It is at least 8000 years old (probably out-dating King Hammurabis' code) and was (as most stories were) passed by word of mouth up until about 1700 years ago. The original story was not likely to have been centered around supernatural mono-theistic entities... Whereas, mono-theisim is about 5000-3000 years old.

The Jewish faith managed to hijack much of Sumerian mythology along with that cultures oral histories and parables... Including the story of 'Job'... And still Hebrews insist 'collectively' to call it all 'Jewish' / ''Torah' - Talk about plagiarism!!!

Removing all of the Judaeo-Christian bullshit and referring to the symbolisms as they were called out in antiquity - This is the lesson:

Don't cop an attitude! Be able and willing to let go of life's adversities and stresses... Because clinging to them, and / or worrying to much is just not healthy.

AKA:
Curse god, curse yourself = A bad attitude only hurts yourself.

WHEN YOU SEE IT, YOU WILL SHIT BRICKS

I composed a similar concept regarding Noah and the Ark here:
http://rich-laduca.blogspot.com/2013/01/while-global-flood-noah-and-ark-are.html

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A question was asked...



I'd say what is wrong with the world is some peoples sociopathic desire to codify, edify, and administer countless philosophies in order to gain power and control over others, and the lengths these sociopaths will go to in order to maintain that power and control.

FDR on OWS…


FDR on OWS…




"The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.

That, in its essence, is fascism."


-Franklin D. Roosevelt





Monday, April 30, 2012

Golf - Defined

GOLF:
A task that involves placing an insignificant sphere
into an even less significant opening,
using a combination of inadequate weapons
and magical words such as "fuck", "shit" and "goddamnitsomuch"

I'm not really quoting anyone - These are my words...
Rich

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear OWS

Dear everyone at Occupy events: 

These are the 10 points about talking with the police that everyone in your group must know by heart. Make sure every single person knows and obeys these rules.  

1. Shut up. Do not try to explain anything. The only words out of your mouth are from the points below. Don't try to convince them that they're wrong about the law. Don't start talking about your rights. Be prepared for this to be very uncomfortable; ignoring someone is not pleasant. Many cops are perfectly nice people who should be joining your ranks — but you are not interacting with them socially, you're interacting with them as a suspect. If you're "left alone" in/near a cop car or jail, you are being recorded. Even if you think it makes you look good, or you feel like an asshole for not responding to the nice cop just doing his job: 

Just shut the fuck up. Seriously.
Don't Talk to Police  ← ← (Link to YouTube Video... Excellent advice)

If you get asked any questions, especially if you're in cuffs, there is exactly one phrase you ever say: "I'm going to remain silent and I want to talk to a lawyer." Keep repeating it if they continue. That'll help make them stop asking you.

2. Don't snitch. Trust your buddies not to snitch. Snitching will not help you. They will play you against each other, including showing you a fake confession from your friends; don't believe it. Don't speak on anyone else's behalf, don't say anything about what someone else did or didn't do, even if you think it makes them look innocent.

3. Don't lie. Cops can and will lie to you (so don't trust 'em), but not vice versa. Lying alone will land your ass in jail.

4. Don't resist or be rude. Don't even passively resist, like by going limp. Never, ever, ever, ever physically resist the cops. At least in the US, you're not at risk of being randomly shot unless you resist. You will get better treatment if you cooperate.

5. Don't insist on Miranda warning. You don't have any right to it unless you're about to be interrogated anyway. By the time you're arrested they probably already have enough, so they don't need to ask you anything. Getting Mirandized is actually against your interest; if you aren't then they might fuck up. So again, shut up.

6. Don't agree to any search. Say explicitly, if they make any move whatsoever to pat you down, search your stuff, look in your pockets, etc: "I do not consent to a search." When asked why, just repeat yourself. Don't empty your pockets; that's a search too! However, do not resist; if they search you anyway, let them. It'll get thrown out in court if you were right; you'll go to jail if you resist no matter what.

7. Show ID when asked unless you're certain that you are in a state that doesn't require it. If in doubt, clearly tell the officer e.g. "I'm happy to comply with that if it is a lawful order and I am required to by law, but I will not do so voluntarily." If they say you have to, do. You'll get it thrown out later if they didn't have the right to insist.

8. Have your lawyer's phone number written on your arm. All of your stuff will be taken away if you get booked, before you get your phone call. Find a criminal defense lawyer at https://www.martindale.com, call them to verify that they'll serve for your group if needed, and distribute the number.

9. Be patient. It'll take time; they might take you down for questioning (remember to *say nothing*); etc. Keep your cool.

10. Know your detainment status. The US police interactions you can have are: purely "voluntary" interaction (can walk away at any time; still get interviewed; might be seriously intimidating); Terry stop (patdown for weapons only); detainment ("reasonable suspicion", temporarily not free to go, no right to search, possible handcuffs for "officer safety"), and arrest ("probable cause", right to search everything on you and nearby, definite handcuffs, possible Miranda warning).

Ask the officer "am I being detained, or am I free to go?"; if they say you're being detained, don't pester them about whether you're under arrest, because they just told you what your status is. If they don't answer or say you're free to go or "just talking", tell them that as far as you know you're not being detained and start walking away. If they stop you, then they have de-facto detained you, which you can use against them in court.

Finally, if at all possible:

11. Videotape everything. Have two people who are not involved tape it from opposite angles, at least a few feet away. They are not to interact with or interfere with you or the police in any way; their job is strictly documentation, in case you need it in court or for your media campaign.
They should try to get a good shot of the officer's badges, so you can ID them later, without interfering. If possible, try getting closer footage or asking names when they're not busy making the arrest, so they're calmer.

12. Coordinators must not participate in any action that could get them in trouble, even if it's the morally right thing to do. This includes documenters, liaisons, and lead organizers. Their job is not to protest; it's to help the protesters, and you can't do that if you're in handcuffs.

There is one and only one reason you should ever be talking to the police, in their professional capacity: if you are the designated police liaison.

If you are, again, don't say anything about what anyone did or didn't do. Stick exclusively to business matters. Figure out what the other side wants and how you could give it to them in a way that minimally inconveniences your group. If they want clear passage of the sidewalk, move. If they want to clean the park, help them! (You should be helping make the park better anyway.) Be reasonable; don't just be obstinate on principle. But likewise, don't be bullied; if you're certain that their request is unreasonable, tell them you'll get back to them, check with your lawyer, and then come back saying that no, that's not going to happen.

This text is released into the public domain. Please share widely (though I appreciate a linkback and a brief contact to let me know about its usage). 


2 page B&W PDF for easy print distribution: http://saizai.com/occupy_police_tips.pdf

Stay safe and SHUT UP.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The burden of proof

When we stake our egos, hope or identities on specific claims, that we create needless problems... Because then anything that threatens the claim also threatens us. The burden of proof becomes threatening because having to justify the claim risks discovering that we can't do so. In this way our ability to assess the claim becomes fatefully undermined by our personal need for it to be true whether or not it has valid support.

If, on the other hand, we commit ourselves, not to specific claims, but to refining knowledge, we can watch claims gather support or collapse without the burden of proof posing any personal threat.

From the QualiaSoup YouTube Channel

"Atheism is a religion just like 'OFF' is a TV channel"

Theists become so entrenched in what they unquestioningly / blindly accept, that trying to get them to examine their reasoning is akin trying to get an addict to consider cessation of their chosen intoxicant. 

In both cases the only way to maintain the affliction is to seek out more of the narcotic, and larger doses.

"Die Religion... ist das Opium des Volkes"
"Religion is the opiate of the masses"
"Religion is the opium of the masses"
"Religion is the opium of the people"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Perspective

Manipulated and Standardized

The enemy of women is not men.

No, and the enemy of the black is not the white.

The enemy of capitalist is not communist, the enemy of homosexual is not heterosexual, the enemy of Jew is not Arab, the enemy of youth is not the old, the enemy of hip is not redneck, the enemy of Chicano is not gringo and the enemy of women is not men.

We all have the same enemy.

The enemy is the tyranny of the dull mind.

There are authoritative blacks with dull minds, and they are the enemy. The leaders of capitalism and the leaders of communism are the same people, and they are the enemy. There are dull-minded women who try to repress the human spirit, and they are the enemy just as much as the dull-minded men.

The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized.

~ Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Monday, April 9, 2012

Einstein: The word God is the product of human weakness

Found here originally:

Repost inspired by Baroukh Mendelsohn - Who insists that Al Einstein was a practicing Jew.


In January of 1954, just a year before his death, Albert Einstein wrote the following letter to philosopher Erik Gutkind after reading his book, 'Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt,' and made known his views on religion. Apparently Einstein had only read the book due to repeated recommendation by their mutual friend Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer. The letter was bought at auction in May 2008, for £170,000. Unsurprisingly, one of the unsuccessful bidders was Richard Dawkins.

Translated transcript follows.

Recommended reading: Einstein and Religion.



Translated Transcript

Princeton, 3. 1. 1954

Dear Mr Gutkind,

Inspired by Brouwer’s repeated suggestion, I read a great deal in your book, and thank you very much for lending it to me ... With regard to the factual attitude to life and to the human community we have a great deal in common. Your personal ideal with its striving for freedom from ego-oriented desires, for making life beautiful and noble, with an emphasis on the purely human element ... unites us as having an “American Attitude.”

Still, without Brouwer’s suggestion I would never have gotten myself to engage intensively with your book because it is written in a language inaccessible to me. The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. ... For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstition. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong ... have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything “chosen” about them.

In general I find it painful that you claim a privileged position and try to defend it by two walls of pride, an external one as a man and an internal one as a Jew. As a man you claim, so to speak, a dispensation from causality otherwise accepted, as a Jew of monotheism. But a limited causality is no longer a causality at all, as our wonderful Spinoza recognized with all incision...

Now that I have quite openly stated our differences in intellectual convictions it is still clear to me that we are quite close to each other in essential things, i.e. in our evaluation of human behavior ... I think that we would understand each other quite well if we talked about concrete things.

With friendly thanks and best wishes,

Yours,

A. Einstein

And from here, the following:
http://log24.com/blog/0902a.html

Einstein’s view of God and Judaism.
Eric B. Gutkind (1877-1965), philosopher; author of Choose Life: The Biblical Call to Revolt, 1952.
Albert Einstein - see also lot 497

Sold for £170000
Sale 649, 15th May 2008

Here is a close reading of the part of the letter itself that Bloomsbury gives in English, transcribed from the above images.

Line-by-line transcription of paragraph 2, starting at line 4 of that paragraph: (text linked to Google translate)                   
 ... Das Wort Gott ist für mich nichts als Ausdruck
und Produkt menschlicher Schwächen, die Bibel eine Sammlung
ehrwürdiger, aber doch reichlich primitiver Legenden. Keine noch
so feinsinnige Auslegung kann (für mich) etwas daran ändern.
Diese verfeinerten Auslegungen sind naturgemäß höchst mannigfaltig
und haben so gut wie nichts mit dem Urtext zu schaffen. Für
mich ist die unverfälschte jüdische Religion, wie alle anderen
Religionen, eine Inkarnation des primitiven Aberglaubens. Und das
jüdische Volk, zu dem ich gern gehöre und mit dessen Mentalität ich
tief verwachsen bin, hat für mich doch keine andersartige
Qualität als alle anderen Völker. So weit meine Erfahrung reicht,
ist es auch um nichts besser als andere menschliche Gruppierungen,
wenn es auch durch Mangel an Macht gegen die schlimmsten
Auswüchse gesichert ist. Ansonsten kann ich nichts "Auserwähltes"
an ihm wahrnehmen. 

The Guardian of May 13, 2008 stated that the following was "translated from German by Joan Stambaugh"--


... The word God is for me nothing more than the expression 
and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection
of honourable, but still primitive legends 
which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no 
matter how subtle can (for me) change this.
These subtilised interpretations are highly manifold
according to their nature and have almost nothing to 
do with the original text. For me the Jewish religion 
like all other religions is an incarnation of 
the most childish [German: primitiven] superstitions. 
And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose 
mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for 
me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, 
they are also no better than other human groups, although 
they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. 
Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them.
 

Phrases by Stambaugh that do not appear in the German text are highlighted.


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Sunday, April 8, 2012

stacking DOS commands with &&

The double ampersand can be used to 'stack' DOS commands:
net stop spooler && net start spooler 
dir c:\ && dir d:\
dir c:\ && net stop spooler && net start spooler

And so on...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Alan Watts - Way of Zen

Reading some Watts... 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To be free from convention is not to spurn it but not to be deceived by it.
It is to be able to use it as an instrument instead of being used by it.
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For He is the Knower, and the Knower can know other things, but cannot make Himself the object of His own knowledge, in the same way that fire can burn other things, but cannot burn itself.

The point is that, as light has no need to shine upon itself since it is luminous already, so there is no advantage to be gained and, indeed, no meaning in the notion of Brahman’s being the object of his own knowledge.
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Those who know do not speak;
Those who speak do not know.
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Enjoy (ɘpubs and some моʙι)

A Psychedelic Experience
Alan Watts Lectures and Essays
The Book (On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are)
From Time to Eternity
Myth & Ritual in Christianity
Psychedelics and Religious Experience
The Joyous Cosmology
The New Alchemy
The Philosophies of Asia
The Soul-Searchers
The Way of Zen
Wisdom of Insecurity

Friday, April 6, 2012

Another day of the dead rising up and BRAINS!!!!


That whole 'Rising From the Dead' thing that Christians go on about is of course simply the retelling of the 'Descent of Inanna' originally from Sumeria about 9000 years earlier.

Read the original story and one can only deduce that both Jesus and Inanna before him must be zombies.

While I'm not sure about Inanna wanting 'BRAINS'... In modern times we know for a fact that Jesus has no interest in BRAINS and has been able to not only subsist, but also maintain his carnage solely upon the contents of collection plates.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ten more...


   1.        Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.

   2.        Do not think it worthwhile to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.

   3.        Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.

   4.        When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your spouse, significant other or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.

   5.        Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.

   6.        Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

   7.        Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

   8.        Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent that in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.

   9.        Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.

10.        Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.

- Bertrand Russell