Monday, January 30, 2006

Another Reason

Another reason to abandon the god concept: it's conceited.

That creatures with brains as small as ours should be able to explain the universe is farcical. We can't even explain why putting a sleeping person's hand in a bucket of warm water makes him or her pee his or her respective pants. And that should tell you something.

That book you're thumping was written by some guy, not this crazy super being you've been going on about. That crazy super being only exists in your tiny, addled minds.

Being comfortable with our own ignorance is humble and modest. It is also the first step to really figuring out what the hell is going on here.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Abortion and Execution

Two issues that really ought to be considered together.

Both are horrendous. Both are made worse when done by amateurs. Both enjoy support from factions that are often strongly opposed to the other. Why is that?

If you're against capital punishment, but support a woman's right to choose, does that mean you hate babies?

If you think abortion is murder, but feel murderers should be put to death, does that make you a hypocrite?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Nick and Jessica

Nick and Jessica broke up. It's so sad. One minute they are the very embodiment of love everlasting, the next they're going their separate ways. I just don't understand how that can happen. It's pretty much all I can think about these days.

That and the growing trade deficit with China, which has increased over 200% since 1995, 150% with the rest of the world.

That there's twice as much severe draught in the world today as there was in 1970.

That full grown adults still believe in imaginary creatures they call gods, to the point of being happy to kill whomever they imagine their gods want them to kill for whatever reason they imagine their imaginary super-being might want them to.

The simultaneous increase in the cost of petroleum, with the decrease in its availability, and the increase in our need for a green energy policy for so many different reasons, and our dogged determination to consume more and more oil as fast as possible to the exclusion of all other options, even to the point of ridiculing those that might have the temerity to suggest an alternate energy source.

The broad, sweeping wiretapping, email intercepting, and spying that is invading our homes, destroying the freedoms that once set The United States apart from rogue states that don't care about freedom, and doing so in a way that is completely incapable of delivering positive results in the Orwellian bullshit we are forced to refer to as the war on terror.

That full grown adults have been and continue to be fooled time and again that war can be waged against a concept.

The naked opportunistic greed that has blinded every politician in every house of government to any issues that are relevant to me, my family, and the rest of this ignorant nation of chumps.

That those with great monetary wealth often tend to lose all sense of modesty and humility, not to mention compassion, in their quest for even greater piles filthy lucre.

And whether our troops will be invading Iran next because Israel's been blown up by a nuclear bomb, the Kurds have seceded and immediately been invaded by Turkey, and the Shia and the Sunnis have decided now's a great time to annihilate one another.

But mostly how Nick and Jessica are doing.

I hope those poor kids can work it out. They seemed so happy together.