I have found the whirlwind of controversy surrounding Tim Tebow fascinating. He has become a lightning rod for the growing tensions between Christian culture and secular culture we have witnessed over the last few years in America.
Mitt Romney is the perfect Conservative Republican Candidate, he's a rich successful businessman. So what's the real problem? He's a Mormon. The other Republican candidates are attacking Mitt Romney for being rich when that's theirconstituency so that can't be the real reason the other Republicans are attacking him. Acually it's likely Mitt Romney just isn't the right type of Christian and thus he's really not Christian enough.
It's hilarious to see Christians bashing Christians though it's not that uncommon. Pick a church, any church and visit it as a potential member and they'll bash the other churches in the area with a sledgehammer. I know, I used to do it when I was a kid.
A friend would find out I didn't have a church and he would invite me to attend his church. If I was bored I'd go. It was fun getting the adults all railed up and cursing the churches down the street. "Here" they'd always begin, "We teach the bible" I'd always tell them I thought all churches taught the bible. The church would always tell me they taught all the bible, the real bible. The church down the street just wouldn't save my soul like they could.
Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed a crowd gathered Monday at a South Carolina Tea Party conference and resolutely concluded that "the greatest minority under assault today are Christians.
The last 40 years has been an assualt on workers to bring them back under superstition. If you are out of work, unemployed, needing assisstance the Christian Church has always been there to bring you help as long as you were willing to sell your soul to their satanic devil.
Christians hate secular Government that provides assisstance without requiring you to join the satanic cult of death. You shouldn't have to bow down to authority to recieve compassionate empathtic assisstance.
Space, it is said, is a vacuum. Since the best pumped vacuum on Earth reaches a 0.1 millimeter spacing between individual atoms, while, in comparison there is about one atom per cubic centimeter between stars, the label is not far off the mark
The Interstellar Medium (ISM), through which all stars move, consists of gas and dust composed of hydrogen and helium, with one-tenth of a micron dust grains. One micron equals one-millionth of a meter, so the dust is smaller than the wavelength of blue light (0.450 microns).
The ISM contains ionized particles, as well as neutral molecules. It is those electrons and positive ions that are critical to understanding the behavior of the ISM and how stars interact with it. Even though the ISM is extremely diffuse, since charge separation takes place in different regions weak electric fields can develop. Electric fields, no matter how weak, initiate electric currents.
According to a recent press release, astronomers using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have located a star whose “…powerful winds push gas and dust out of its way and into what is called a bow shock.”
It is assumed that the star’s velocity compresses gas and dust in front of it as it flies through space because its “stellar wind” shoves gas and dust out of the way. The so-called “bow shock” heats up the ISM until it glows in the infrared frequencies WISE can see.
However, instead of treating the ISM like an inert medium, the Electric Universe model sees it as a magnetic, electrically charged material that is affected by the plasma sheaths around stars known as magnetospheres. Stellar plasma and the ISM are different plasmas, so they develop Langmuir plasma sheaths, or “double layers,” between them. Stars are where galactic electric discharges are focused, so the double layers form “virtual cathodes.”
Whenever electric discharges take place in plasma, the current flow is compressed inward by induced magnetic fields. This effect is known as a “z-pinch,” and is a foundational principle of Electric Universe theory. The compression can be so intense that plasma is squeezed down into solid particles. Indeed, stars and galaxies are thought to owe their existence to massive electric currents forming cosmic z-pinches in the vast clouds of plasma propelled through the Universe by larger electromagnetic fields.
On January 5, Obama held a first ever administration Pentagon news conference. Its thinly veiled hawkishness explained his 2012 military agenda.
Its Asia/Pacific region policy challenges China and Russia. Its Middle East presence stresses confrontation and belligerency. Globally it plans relying increasingly on naval and air power. It also stresses destabilization, confrontation, and war when other methods don't turn independent states into client ones.
He stressed counterbalancing China and Iran. Undeclared strategy includes confrontation and belligerency. Mindful of Republican opposition to defense cuts, he said America will "avoid repeating the mistakes of the past when our military was left ill-prepared for the future. As commander-in-chief, I will not let that happen again. Not on my watch."
The USPS is a profitable, self-funded venture that is not supported by the taxpayers. It is funded with postage stamps—one of the last vestiges of government-issued money. Stamps are fungible and can be traded at par; and they are backed, not by mere government “fiat,” but by labor. One stamp will buy the labor to transport your letter 3000 miles.
While the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to dominate the news, the people responsible for the bill continue to break their own rules. A few weeks ago several SOPA sponsors were caught posting copyrighted videos on their personal websites.
Study after study document one glimmer of hope for the United States: As our country progresses, we become more secular. Not only has the United States become more secular over time, but where religion is expressed, it is expressed more liberally and less dogmatically. In a nation where the fastest growing religious group includes atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious, the religious experiences that many have are becoming more personal: Where religion is concerned, they are “doing their own thing,” and not playing by ancient rulebooks. While that idea has its own set of problems, it can leave naturalists hopeful that the ethical guidelines our religious countrymen are constructing are based more in reality and less in ancient, arbitrary books.
This is exactly what I've been posting about all along. Christians who don't practice Bible Christianity. The bible says "stone to death a rebellious son in the town's square" but no Christians pracrice this today because secular society has made it illegal to kill people this way.
Chritians used to burn heretics at the stake along with witches and poccessed by demon individuals but secular society has made it illegal to kill people this way so Christians don't practice this part of their religion. Well then, they aren't Christians anymore and should lose their tax deductible status!!
Just as the Bible supports and protects owning slaves and Christians today don't own slaves as our secular society makes owning slaves illegal. If most of your religion's acts are illegal in modern society then it is time to also evolve secular society's tax exemption laws as well. We have found it necessary to outlaw most of Christianity's sick, twisted perversions then we might as well face it, it's time we stood up and acknowledged the fact that Christianity is too sick and twisted for decent folk.
Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The riot was one of the most devastating race riots in history and it destroyed the once thriving Greenwood community.
A co-worker and friend of mine was laughing and joking about soldiers in Iraq breaking down doors, taking names and kicking ass. This was in the early years of the "War".
I asked my friend how he'd like it if foreign troops were to break down his door and start kicking ass. "That would never happen in the USA" he replied without addressing my point that we shouldn't be in Iraq in the first place.
About three weeks later on a Monday during break my friend and co-worker was made as hell because the Sheriff's department had knocked down his door, kicked ass, and took names. It seems someone had turned him in for breaking the law so they raided his house. He was outraged and incensed. I asked him why he supported US Troops knocking down civilians doors in Iraq but was mad as hell because his local sheriff had kicked in his door. "This is different," he explained, "this was my door!"
It almost sounds surreal but this really happened and I just shook my head. Seems my freind and co-worker supported knocking down the doors of other people but somehow he thought allowing police state action to occur to someone else would never make him vulnerable to the same such treatment. He only supports knocking down the door of someone else. That is a real shitty attitude imho.
Once you support police state actions those actions may well be used against you. That should be obvious to any sane intelligent reasonable thinking person.
I've heard Christian after Christian say they found the invisible Jesus as they can "feel" him in their life. Really? Feelings are your evidence?
I watched a horror movie the other day and even though I watched it in my own living room with my wife, while eating popcorn my wife had made, I got this eerie feeling. I let my imagination free and engaged in cognitive dissonance.
We know we're watching a flat screen HDTV and that the scenes on the screen aren't real yet when the actor leaped toward the screen I kinda whinced, even though I intellectually know that things on the screen can't leave the screen.
Hell, the lights were on, I was eating popcorn and still I allowed myself to be frightened by actors on a TV screen. It's easy to do and even as I was scared for a time the movie was five star entertainment. A great movie!
The problem with superstitious people is they carry their cognitive dissonance into their real life and the rest of us are forced with their constant whining about the boogieman under the bed. Damn, how did society get so fucked up that we give these people deductions on their taxes to be so stupid they believe their life gets bettet after they die and that being born human is a sin?!?
We all turn off our cognition when we watch TV, go to the movies, a play, read a book or a magazine but Christians have made a religion out of it!!
My wife and I went to the movies to see the film "Jaws". The movie was so intense and frightening that even driving home I felt like I could be attacted by a shark, in my car, on dry land, driving home. Talk about irrational. So we've all experienced this immersion in feelings. A couple days after seing the movie "Jaws" without telling my wife I bought the Jaws Soundtrack. That night I got out of bed and put the record on while my wife was drifting off to sleep. She heard the first few notes and demanded I turn the music off. I laughed, she was upset. So we all know what it's like to feel things.
The difference is, I didn't let my uneasy feelings related to the movie Jaws rule my life. Unfortunately Christian youth aren't as fortunate. Christian youth are told to grow up yet to believe a man could be the son of a God. The world is fucked with this kind of blind faith in a fairy tale. Hopefully secular society can be a safe house on the way to complete recovery from believing in magic in your adult years. Take a look at the man behind the curtain please. He's not a wizard, he's a salesman.
In the middle of a heated debate with Newt Gingrich over foreign policy, Ron Paul spoke up with the one platform plank I agree with him on: Quit warmongering, stop going to war, and treat other nations like we want to be treated.
It's hilarious to see a nation that claims to be based on the Christian superstition boo one of the basic tenets of that very superstition.
If the United States owned the Federal Bank we could eliminate all Government taxes. We could eliminate Local, State, and Federal taxes. If our Government made money by loaning money at interest, the interest on the loans would more than fund our Government at all levels.
Today the Federal Government profits goes in the pockets of private institutions and persons. There is no good reason private parties should control our public money supply!! We don't need a Private Federal Reserve to circulate our public money. Could you become rich if you make profit on every dollar in circulation? Instead of our Private Federal Reserve making private individuals and institutions rich we should use the Interest charged on our public money to fund our Government and end the unnecessary tax burden of all US Citizens!
We have obtained additional details on Business International Corporation (BIC), the CIA front company where President Obama spent a year working after graduating from Columbia University in 1983.
BIC used journalists as non-official cover agents around the world. The firm published weekly and fortnightly newsletters for business executives, including Business International, Business Europe, Business Latin America, and Business Asia.
I once read an interview with a top designer and the host asked the top Designer where he got his ideas. This top designer was unexpectedly honest. He said he visited malls around the world and looked what the young people were doing with their clothes. He then went back to his studioes and copied the designs he saw. In other words this designer stole the designs of young men and women then copyrighted the designs himself.
We've all been there, our gut is telling us something and we dismiss it and what our gut was telling us turns out to be right. Is this amazing? Well think about it a minute. How many times has your gut been wrong? We always manage to forget about those times when our gut was wrong just as we forget about those times when our superstition of avoiding cracks in the sidewalk never brought us any luck.
We can cling to our superstitions or we can continue to evolve reason and logic. It's fine to feel uneasy at times but our feelings aren't facts and our brains need to find answers. I've followed my gut at times, many times I'm right, then there are times I wish I'd trusted the facts.
When you make your feelings the basis of your life then you've crossed over the healthy line. Feelings may at times win over facts but that's no reason to abandon facts. Your brain thinks. Your brain is good at logic and reason to access facts. Give yourself the whole package. Just don't make useful feelings your religion.