Biblical Morality… December 4, 2016

→Christians claim that morality originates from god. They also claim that the Bible is the perfect word of god (at least most fundamentalists do).

→Morality as presented in the Bible is not seen as moral today. Exceptions that are moral seem out of place among the others which most definitely are not.

→Most all “Christians” today are buffet style, choosing which parts of the Bible to hold true and rejecting others. This fact is the only reason that Christianity is able to exist within modern society today. In fact, those “Christians” that assert the Bible is totally infallible, and acceptable as a source to pattern your life are incompatible, just as Islam is incompatible, with modern western societies.

→It would be prudent for society to prevent any and all fundamentalists from seeking or holding office in a modern western society. NO ONE believing in Armageddon should be in control of weapons of mass destruction as they may attempt to hurry the return of their “Lord” by hastening the end of humanity.

Robot thinking AConclusion: Biblical morality is incompatible with modern morality. The Bible should be condemned as a barbaric relic. This condemnation is for the entirety, for even the New Testament offers little that does not conflict with human interests. Fundamentalist Christians, Islamists, or fundamentalists of any other religion, should be prevented from seeking or holding public office.

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Open-minded to the Point of Absurdity… November 27, 2016

Robot thinking AThe cry is often made for “open-mindedness”. Usually made by those with a perspective which they wish to spread. By making the plea they hope to decrease the resistance to whatever issue or world vision they wish to promote.

This endeavor is quickened by creating a ready and malleable as well as receptive gallery. Some of these receptive vessels reside in groups that form with good intent, but become twisted due to actions by invading ideologies.

There are the “Co-existers” who in the name of “open-mindedness” believe erroneously that groups that desire each others’ demise can co-exist within close proximity. Religious as well as other ideological groups that carry within them incorporated hate will never accept each other within the same realm.

There are the “humanists” that I liken to the “Can’t we just get along” crowd. Willing to endure those who carry baggage in excess just to maintain a peace which will not, cannot last.

There are the myriad “atheist” groups which form for the noble purpose of eradicating the ignorance of religion, but more often end up being co-opted by other groups with less noble goals.

It is time to put a meter on that phrase: “open-minded”. It is of paramount importance that a point be set, found, or determined where “open-minded” exceeds reason and becomes absurdity.

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The Hopelessly Flawed Organism … November 20, 2016

Humanity as a whole does not care enough. They do not care about each other sufficiently. They are selfish. Most live for the day but not for the tomorrow.

Greed brings the exploitation of the world’s resources. Irreplaceable commodities are being depleted without care for the future and instead for the profit that might be gained today. 

No effort is made to attenuate population growth. There are meager suggestions and futile efforts put forth by the well meaning, but without the urgency that might elicit compliance. Imminent extinction of humanity needs to be taken more seriously.

Other creatures than human are slowly being eradicated: their living space preempted by human expansion. Lions, elephants, and rhinoceros will soon be left only to zoos, until the space occupied by zoos is needed for continued human expansion.

Humans arose through evolution. Evolution failed to endow humanity with sufficient compassion and caring. It is true that many can recognize that more is needed, but even those many do not seem to comprehend the urgency.

Wildlife organizations solicit for donations, but year after year, the tide against wildlife worsens and the call for donations increases. There seems no return for invested donations.

If there were some optimism to be found I am unable to locate it.

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The Cheapening of Our Moment in Time… November 13, 2016

Looking outside my window into the street I see a squirrel on the curb opposite of mine. It stops momentarily as traffic cruises by as if by freezing in place it might make itself invisible. Afterwards it turns, its big tail swishing behind it, and it continues to scout, gather, and presumably store. It exhibits no frantic behavior, content to do what squirrels over the eons have done. Squirrels, I read, could live 12 years or more in the wild, 20 or so in captivity. Much less, I fear, from those I see lying dead in the streets.

lifespansLike humans, animals live finite lives. Measured on the scale of the universe, we are all like a short-lived spark from a long enduring fire. It has been determined that modern humans began to appear around 200,000 years ago. The earth, scientists have found, is about 4.53 billion years old. The universe, it is conjectured, may be anywhere from 12 to 15 billion years old or more. The entirety of modern humanity has been here only a tiny speck of that time. Each individual human has been here even a minuscule measure of that speck. These finite lives are all we have. We were not before, we will not be afterward. This makes our time very precious. It has not been here before, it will not be here again.

Despite the precious and diminutive time span we have, there are those who would cheapen it, make it valueless. They do it for power, they do it for control, they may even think, erroneously, they do it for good.

Religions promise life after death. They teach that there is something called your soul which continues after your earthly body ceases to exist. There is no proof, there is no evidence, it is clearly a made up fantasy… but because so many are afraid of death, the fantasy sells very well.

The game goes something like this… The religious claim you are headed toward an unsavory fate after your death, again there is no evidence for this, and that your only chance to enter paradise instead is to believe in their faith. There are many cults, with differing requirements, but the conclusions are the same: You are going to an unsavory end unless you obey the dictates of their cult.

You are promised an eternity in paradise. Compared to an eternity our finite time on earth is as nothing. You may endure hardship, slavery, every imaginable suffering… but relax, it is a short time compared to your eventual existence in paradise. Our existence here is devalued. It is of no consequence compared to eternity. Do what you are told, be it die in combat, martyrdom, or in simple service to your master… and you will be rewarded in paradise. Not only that, but the lower you are, the more suffering you endure, the greater your reward.

Such dangerous thinking has enabled so many conflicts, deaths, and violent struggles. What matter death, in this finite world, when an eternity of reward awaits?

The only thing is… most likely, this is it. No afterlife, no meeting up with lost relatives, no reward, nothing. Do you yet get the feeling that you have been used? Do you realize now the depths of your gullibility? No? Then go ahead, be a martyr, fly planes into buildings, blow crowds up with your body-bombs, kill innocent men, women, and children for nothing more than a fantasy. Do it. Prove how little humanity has progressed… prove how flawed we all are. More than anything else, it is religion that is speeding humanity towards extinction as it enables so much immorality, while labeling it morality.

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The Progressive… November 6, 2016

pro·gres·sive
/prəˈɡresiv/

noun

  • 1.a person advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas.synonyms:innovator, reformer, reformist, liberal, libertarian
  • 2.a progressive tense or aspect:”the present progressive”

adjective

  • 1.happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step:”a progressive decline in popularity”synonyms:continuing, continuous, increasing, growing, developing, …
  • 2.(of a group, person, or idea) favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas:”a relatively progressive governor”

The term progressive is deceptive in that what is progressive is relative. Who determines what is progressive?

  • The definition seems to indicate that only liberals are progressive.
  • The term progressive seems something a liberal or other SJW (social justice warrior) might apply to themselves as a sort of self pat-on-the-back.

An example of “progressives gone wild” is the march to recognize and force acceptance of every single social anomaly that arises. There are so many minority groups marching for acceptance that they outnumber the so-called majority. One group or another, be it transgender, gay, women (the only majority looked upon with minority status), or make up your group, is seeking “equality”, read… extra privileges and considerations. Normal social discussion, interaction, is no longer possible as so many classes of individuals take offense upon the slightest of provocations.

Laws presently on the books are adequate, perhaps even overly oppressive, yet more laws are desired by so-called progressives seeking societal change at any cost. Acceptance of every aberration is sought. Whereas society tolerated previously these aberrants, now progressives are demanding that society accept these abnormal behaviors as normal… in the name of human rights, no less. Those that resist in the slightest are labeled bigots, racists, this or that phobic…  and asked to step aside or in many cases, told to die.

If the present date rush to recognize society’s misfits as normal, and punishing normals who do not comply, continues, there will be chaos and collapse of the framework of society. There will be civil war.

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Life Before Gods… October 30, 2016

Robot thinking ALife begins without gods of any kind. It is only later that either parents or acquaintances introduce the concept. Children are expected to listen, to learn, from their parents the ways of the world. Unfortunately, children do not possess the tools to analyze the data presented. They are naïve and do not expect their parents to present lies… in fact, perhaps even the concept of a lie is unknown to them. All information is accepted as true and correct.

Religious indoctrination usually begins when children are of the vulnerable age where the means to analyze data is not present. Religious indoctrination is presented in rote form… to be memorized, assimilated, without analysis. Analysis is discouraged, perhaps forbidden. Analysis may be considered blasphemy. Religious doctrine is presented without evidence, and taken for granted.

Soon the blank slate that was a child’s mind is filled with irrational information, irrational information that is from a trusted source. The irrational information becomes real to its host. A division occurs in the mind. In one compartment you have stored irrational information from a trusted source. In another, the mind stores everything else. In the rational portion everyday thinking occurs. The other compartment acts like a filter. Any information the rational mind encounters that contradicts the irrational information is rejected. The irrational compartment monitors all information and reacts when any contradictory information is perceived.

Let’s examine the blank slate that existed before. That mind had no gods. Life starts without gods or the concept of god.  Gods are presented without evidence but accepted because of the trusted sources. The individual was fine before the concept was introduced. If the concept was never introduced the individual would remain without gods. Although it might be conceivable that such an individual would invent their own god because of the parent-child arrangement, the need for something to look up to that is powerful and protecting, that possibility is not assured.

Assessing this one would come to the necessary conclusion that gods are manufactured. The myriad different gods all arising from the need for something to look up to as protector and provider, combined with the total absence of evidence for such gods, points to a desperate desire by humans to alleviate a feeling of helplessness from threats which are beyond their control. Humans must reject such concepts without proof or never progress beyond being gullible children. Therefore it is suggested that society accept that there are no gods.

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Society’s Double Standard… October 23, 2016

Scenario One:

Melody sits concentrating on typing data into her computer. It wasn’t her first choice for a job, but all the sanitation jobs were filled by men. As she types her friend Janice walks in her office, looking backward into the adjoining office, obviously hoping for a private chat.

“Melody, I have some news that may upset you, honey.” whispers Jan.

“Hi Jan, just a moment while I finish this line.” responds Melody.

“Shhh… not so loud… you may not want this to get out.” Jan cautions.

Looking up over her glasses, Melody focuses on Jan. “What’s so terrible?”

“Meg says a friend of her friend told her friend that Marc has been seen with Lucy in Devo’s Nightclub.”

“Friend of a friend? Who can believe that?” Melody asserts.

“Here, look at this, Meg sent it after her friend sent it.”

Melody looks at the picture on Jan’s phone, and sure enough there is Marc, sitting at a table with Lucy. Melody’s face becomes beet red. Her teeth clench, nearly chipping a tooth.

“What the hell…. he… ooooohhhh, he’s going to get this when I get ahold of him!”

That evening at home Melody is eating a burrito when a knock comes on the door. Using her napkin she carefully removes the mess from her chin and answers the door. It is Marc.

“Hi Melody, would you like to hit a movie tonight.” he asks as he enters.

She doesn’t answer. Once again her face glows red. Burrito, still sticking in her teeth, are visible as she scowls.

“You two timing creep… you have a lot of nerve showing your face here!” She screams, loudly enough to be heard outside, two floors down in the street. People crane their necks searching for the source.

Marc backs up, appearing puzzled as Melody reaches over her phone and displays the picture of him and Lucy at the nightclub.

“Yea, so, my friends and I were there together and I saw someone we both know and sat down to talk, what gives?” he explains.

Looking unconvinced, she nevertheless invites him to stay the night.

She pretends an evening but her anger remains unabated.

Waking at two in the morning she hears him snoring. Carefully easing out of bed she makes her way to the kitchen where she secures a large, very sharp, knife. Just as quietly she reenters the bedroom. She swiftly removes the blankets and attacks. She completely severs his private parts and as he screams makes her way to the kitchen. There she shoves them in the disposal and flips the switch.

The next morning at Melody’s place of employment many of her former fellow workers are discussing the event.

“Ha, he deserved it. Cheating on Melody like that.” a woman remarks.

“I would have decapitated him… he got off easy.” spits another.

“I daresay he won’t be cheating on anyone ever again.” chuckles another.

“Give her a few days in jail to think about it.” decides another.

Scenario two:

Monday mornings, what we all dread, at least those with jobs they simply hate. However Jeffrey enjoys a good income and likes his work. He has made it a mission to help people. As  a surgeon he certainly has the skills to do so.

As he preps for another patient, his coworker Samuel walks up behind him.

“Could you spare a moment for a few words, Jeff?” he asks in a low voice.

“Well, they better be a very few, what’s on your mind?” Jeff asks.

Samuel hesitates but then goes on to say “Your girlfriend, Cindy, while you’ve been putting in all this overtime have you been keeping tabs on what she’s up to?”

Jeff stops shaking the moisture from his hands and looks at Sam. The look of concern on Sam’s face is plain to see.

“I trust my girlfriend completely… what are you referring to?” Jeff inquires.

“Well, a friend of my friend Lareby sent Lareby this picture and he sent it to me.” speaks Sam as he holds his phone in front of Jeff’s face. Clearly she is at a club with a fellow, showing the fellow great affection. Jeff’s eyes bulge and though unseen through his surgeon’s mask, his teeth clench and bare.

“I’m sorry Jeff, I figured you should know.” Sam apologizes.

Unable to proceed with the surgery, having gained a case of nerves, Jeffery calls in a substitute. Luckily one is available. He calls it a day.

That evening as he tries to concentrate on a magazine article in the epic magazine Surgery Today the phone rings. It is Cindy.

“Hi Jeff, wanna go out and have a good time at Devo’s?” asks the voice on the phone.

“Not tonight.” he replies… then smiles… “Maybe you’d like to have dinner here?  I’ll make us some spaghetti and meatballs with my special sauce.” 

“Wow, you know that sounds great. What time?”

“Hmmm, say 7:30?”

“Be there! Bye.”

That evening they have a nice meal and sit with an after dinner drink in hand. Cindy starts feeling a little woozy and soon falls sideways on the couch. Jeff lifts her and carries her downstairs, clears a bench, and lays her thereon. Opening a brief case he reveals a collection of surgeons instruments.

“You little vamp… you’ll never cheat on anyone again!” speaks Jeff sharply and then he gets to work. With a precision honed over the years he removes her ovaries through the tiniest of incisions. Then sews her back up.

The next morning at the surgical clinic that employed Jeff up to yesterday the doctors and nurses in attendance discuss the event.

“What a horrible monster. And to think we worked side-by-side with him every day.” a voice says angrily.

“They ought to hang him up by his balls” roars another.

“I say we break down the door of the jail and take him out and hang him!”

“Lock him up and weld the door shut!”

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The Arrogance of the Politically Correct and SJW Crowd… October 21, 2016

There are those who think they know what is best for society. For the most part these people are of the naïve sort. They decide how they would like society to be and work to make it reflect it. It doesn’t matter what they fallout, how many must suffer, they feel that society must change to fit their ideals.

They are arrogant and naïve beyond the power of words to describe.

This has been going on for some time now. People using the government to force changes Oppressivein society to reflect what they believe is proper for all to do and think. It has caused great division among the people for no good reason.

To say it is propaganda is to label it mildly. It is reckless propaganda enforced by law.

 

SJWs are always keeping a lookout for whatever trigger they might find. If they cannot eternal victimfind one they produce one where none existed before. Sensitive is not strong enough to describe their behavior… maybe paranoid, crazy, insane might work.

Enough, I say. No more of this insane babble. No more making normal abnormal and abnormal normal. No more.

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Omnipresence… Proof of God’s Non-existence?

The Bible says that god is everywhere.

Jeremiah 23:24 “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord?
Job 34:21 “For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.
Proverbs 15:3 “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.”
Hebrews 4:13 “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

God claims to fill heaven and earth… I presume this means in everything.

Then it would follow that if in anything everything could be explained that god is not in that thing. There would have to be something unexplainable in everything for god to be everywhere.

So, if a scientist is able to explain the processes taking place in any cell of any creature in a complete way…. god is not there.

An omnipresent god as described in the bible is impossible and could not exist.

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Whose Goo Got You?

We should have suspected something, there were plenty of clues. Trees, vegetation, animals, all were clues we should have seen. Trees would disappear overnight. A forest would disintegrate as Rangers watched. Howling from the forests was heard world wide as animals were seen running and dying, falling into a mass on the ground. We thought some disease had developed, it was conjectured that it was related to the flesh eating bacteria that dissolved a person into countless sores. We could not have been more wrong. No evidence of a bacteria was ever found.

My friend Pinrose might be able to point a finger, if he were still around. We had gone on a fishing trip. We had just established our camp, when tired, he sat at the base of a tree and leaned against the trunk. He kept leaning… and dissolved into a mass at its base. His was a merciful death with little time for screaming and little for suffering. I ran wildly to our jeep and fled driving madly through the dirt roads to the main highway.

Of course I called the police. They responded, the papers said. They were never heard from again. Mayhap it started there, though soon reports were heard from news agencies everywhere that similar occurrences had happened.

Every country was up in arms blaming every other country for what seemed like an attack. No one knew it was much more than that. No one knew that a kind of Armageddon was in process. Who could know?

Soon it became clear… it was the entire planet that was being attacked. It was soon discovered that some kind of goo was spreading with vicious determination throughout the world. Then the revelation came… it was microscopic machines like those called nanites in many science fiction stories. It wasn’t goo at all, it just seemed so when they collected by the millions. They looked like kind of a gray goo, that oozed.

Electromagnetic generators were developed as we raced to survive. These worked at first in isolated localities. The blasted machines, though, seemed to be able to analyze and learn for they soon came up with a process to overcome these by using a method humans call “pile-on”. They would en masse cover the device. The inner shell would be fully deactivated. They would wait… then when the generator’s energy was depleted or otherwise disrupted they would consume the mass, including the generator and build more of themselves.

In short order the earth was rendered a desolate planet. Nothing organic survived. Nothing.

I am recording this message for whoever might care while in the International Space Station. I am alone. Everyone went down to try to save their loved ones… they have not reported in since. I speak now as I watch what appear large vessels, spaceships descending through the atmosphere. It was a planetary invasion. The original machines came down in a meteorite. It exploded like a bolide and scattered the machines widely. They took months to grow to great numbers and then simply wiped out everything. I doubt anyone will receive this log… one of the vessels is approaching the station now. I will jettison the log into space with the hope that it will be discovered. Then I will use the fuel stored here to finish … our species. Goodbye.

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