On the argument that god created the big bang.

This is enjoyable food for thought.

Lestes' Zoo

I was going to write a slightly simpler first post than this but oh well here goes. This was inspired by a specific article I saw somewhere on the internet arguing for god from causality.

So the Theist says, “Without a god we can’t explain where the universe came from. It must have been created. Something can’t come from nothing.”
The Atheist responds, “But if a god created the universe then who created the god? Something can’t come from nothing.”
“But god is without beginning or end and has always existed.”
“Ok, so if a god can have always existed then why can’t we simplify and just say the universe has always existed?”
“But we know it didn’t: The big bang theory denies this.”

The basis of this argument is in causality. The theist is arguing that the universe must obey causality, and that the big bang doesn’t as it…

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World Violence and Religion

A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.

History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.

But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.

Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.

If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must where-is-god-sufferingbe scientifically verifiable and repeatable.

I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.

So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.

What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.

I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.

You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.

Comments Welcome

‘I ate all your candy’

Jimmy Kimmel has again issued the ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ TouTube Challenge.  For the most part what happens in these videos is the child is in the frame and is then told by an adult(questionable) that all the kid’s Halloween candy has been eaten.  Then they capture the child’s response.  The children are universally sad, some tantrum, some just cry, and who internalize the sorrow(sadly these last have become used to disappointment). I don’t understand how anyone can break a child’s heart and enjoy their reaction!  This is a cruel streak in society that I quite frankly find appalling.

A further concern is the people making money on these videos and the PR and advertising exploiting these sad children for profit.

I fail to understand how anyone can say this is acceptable!  Perhaps we should ask the children!  Take down those cruelty vids YouTube!

Another sad thing is that Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘I told my kids I ate all their Halloween candy’ YouYube Challenge is at around 1.5 billion hits.  I am ashamed of them.

Do you want to be controlled too?

kgrhqeoknie2vrz-1obnydbsyzgw_35Why is it necessary for people to criticize or even try to control other people’s harmless actions.  If the actions of others don’t effect you why object?  Same sex relationships, opposite sex relationships, other sexual practices between consenting adults don’t seem to be a public concern.   Love is not something that can be controlled.  It is great when ones Love and sexual attraction coincide but that isn’t always the case..  Sexual attraction sometimes must be controlled but when the sexual attraction is mutual and safe those involved should be free to choose the experience.  I don’t consider religious arguments as applicable.
Religion or the lack of a religion is a personal choice not one made for other people.  The act of trying to control other people’s religious choices has most certainly not made the world a better place…a bit of an understatement.  I believe the world would be a better place without religions altogether, but I respect other people’s right to believe what they want.
I’ve seen todays-gay-marriage-case-just-became-a-lot-more-importantthe ‘coexist’ images in various formats and I respect the intent but it goes no further than ‘Live and Let Live’ of the 60’s and 70’s and it doesn’t work.  The only real way is mutual respect not just tolerance.  Please share your thoughts.

Government Waste and Mismanagement

dumps-716412Folks, I was in the U.S. Army years ago, and I now live close to a major U.S. Army installation and a major U.S. Air Force base. I want to bring up a subject that I find irritating. I realize it is important to have the equipment ready for units to respond to threats. What I see though is hundreds of extra land vehicles, marine vehicles, airplanes that never get used as well as land set aside and unused. When I look at auctions the bulk of the vehicles being sold have low miles and/or hours. I expect there is an excess of nearly all material. There are even Navy ships sitting and rotting. Basically I think the entire federal government is a money pit. In my opinion there needs to be a house cleaning. Unused equipment that can be used outside the government should be sold. If new items are purchased they should replace the old items as soon as possible and old items should be sold, recycled or repaerial5urposed.

Consider the amount of property that is set aside for government use only…is it all really necessary?  Everywhere you look there are areas off limits to the people who actually own them. How much do they really have to hide? What better uses could some of that property be put to. There are even complete military housing areas vacant.

I would not expect to compromise the militaries readiness but enough is enough. The billions in government waste should be a priority issue.