The leadership needs followers. If the people you lead are too smart they can’t be fooled anymore. To this end leaders seem to be giving the kids an easy ride in school. They mandate tests that funding and careers are based on ensuring that teachers basically teach the tests and no more. In most colleges the standards are lower than ever and you find graduates having to get jobs they could have gotten out of high school. Education in the United States rates Continue reading
Why do people pretend that religious violence isn’t happening? Why isn’t anything decisive done? The world needs to take a hard look at the Holy Books used by religion and take note of the violence within. I know a lot of you don’t believe strongly enough to read on… Continue reading
Do Police Still Serve and Protect? I really think they don’t. Police used to greet people and be easy to talk to. Now they treat everyone like an adversary. Police officers used to be part of the community and that is how they learned what was going on. I think police officers should live in the same area they police. Continue reading
You know I just get so ticked off at the people who have to be screaming “DOOM! DOOM” all the time. People that say the Earth is destroyed and we are all going to die or similar crud. All that is BS. We will adapt. We humans fight our hardest when our backs are against a wall but it is far better not to wait that long to fight. The vast majority of us don’t cower and cave and we don’t need those who do. Continue reading
Prostitution is illegal in nearly the entire USA and I can’t for the life of me understand why. Perhaps someone could enlighten me. If the rules similar to those used in the state of Nevada were applied everywhere I can’t see a downside. Continue reading
Please do not present your guesses as unalterable truths. If you have two partial bones you cannot a whole creature make. It would me the height of luck for your guess(a sin against science) to avoid the effects of chaos. I know you cannot predict every variation possible in nature and thus eliminate chaos.
I can except a result based on all current information presented as such, but when additional information becomes available a true scientist does not ignore it. These results must stay in flux as new information comes along and new results incorporating the new information must be made public. Otherwise you are like those who burned Giordano Bruno and eventually history will judge you accordingly.
If you have an organized mind then you ‘believe’ nothing. Instead you calculate how likely something is based upon objective observation. To ‘believe’ anything without objective proofs is delusional and those who do so should be considered retarded.
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 be 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.