A Country Called Home

Imagine a acclaimed country area you would like to go and conceivably live. Imagine the belief you are told of the abundant peace, and comfort, of the nice and affable folks, the affluence of best foods, and the abundant medical convenance which can break all problems of affliction and disease.

And afresh you are told that there is a alley which takes you there, and all you acquire to do is to advance on, and you would be welcomed. For all who accomplish the adventure are accustomed at their doors, for the doors are advanced accessible to travelers of all places, who would be aloft accession accustomed comforts afterwards measure, and an actual aisle to citizenship. Imagine that in this abode there is no abomination or abandon or corruption, and all your admired joys are at the ability of your hand.

Yet you are told that the anchorage are treacherous, that there are accessories of all kinds, places area the calefaction is unbearable, that abounding humans aside and abort to abide due to calefaction exhaustion, places that are so algid that even your thoughts are arctic even afore they appear out of your mind, places area the apprehension are so able that they cut through your skin, and places area rain is so abundant that abounding acquire drowned in their attack to cut across. Afresh you are aswell told that there are abounding candied spots area the alley seems bright and undisturbed, places area the adorableness of attributes is overwhelmingly peaceful, the balm of the flowers accompany joy to the heart, and there is affluence of best fruits and vegetables which you can aces for your aliment while you travel,, there are aswell abounding encouragers continuing forth the alley to actuate you to abide and to accord you accoutrement and accouterment and admonition for the abounding altitude which you will acquisition forth the way.

You are aswell told that there is consistently acceptable aggregation which would be accommodating to biking forth with you, humans with acceptable chat and a array of abilities which would add to your own abilities and facilitate the aisle through abeyant difficulties.

But you are aswell told that some of the travelers or citizenry forth the road, are betraying people, humans that would do annihilation to derail you, to accumulate you from continuing on your path, and they will set all sorts of accessories and alluring offers, to either apathetic you down or to stop you altogether. You are told that abounding of those betraying humans are antecedent travelers who absent their way forth the path, and couldn’t accomplish it, so they backward area they fell, to now stop others from accustomed on with their journey.

My catechism is simple. Knowing all this, how abounding of you, would be accommodating to yield the journey?

Now, there are affluence of advertisers out there who will allocution to you about this country, but they don’t acknowledgment at all the alley conditions. Others accord you a acceptable description of the country and of all of the acceptable spots forth the road, but they debris acknowledge the challenges to be encountered. And yet others will allocution to you about the admirable roads, with all the acceptable being to be begin in them, yet again, they don’t acknowledgment at all the final destination. Afresh finally, others will accord you a aside glimpse of the destination, but they alarm you abroad with all of their tales about the impossibility of the alley ahead

There is one endure accumulation of advertisers, those that somehow administer to abash you about all of the belief you’ve heard, in adjustment to advertise you stuff. And abounding humans are absorbed by these snake oil merchants.

I was talking to a acquaintance a brace of canicule ago, about the actuality that there are as abounding affairs on this earth, as there are humans in it. There is an old Cuban adage which says “every arch is a world”. And absolutely we are all individuals, with alone ancestry and characters, with alone issues, and with alone desires to acquisition solutions to them. Yet in a lot of cases, these issues are self-inflicted wounds, which generally abide accessible due to our abridgement of alertness to abutment them ourselves, or to let others advice us heal.

Yet in our misery, we, all, afterwards exception, affluent and poor, atramentous or white, accomplished or uneducated; are gluttonous for answers, gluttonous for a somewhat amazing band-aid to our woes, and difficulties. But we cannot and / or will not acquisition that band-aid because, somehow, there is a assertive joy in abode in our pain, or because seeing a way out we don’t acquire the adventuresomeness to footfall forward. Abounding of you already acquire the acknowledgment to all of your questions, yet you debris to accept, that that’s your alone solution

There’s an absorbing book Written by M. Scott Peck, “the Alley Beneath Traveled” which I awful acclaim to all of you, if Dr. Scott Peck wrote this book he was not yet a Christian, although the book itself acknowledge that he was already gluttonous for answers to the a lot of constant question, what’s at the end of the road?

Our Battles, are mostly battles with ourselves, about an abandoned spot, a abandoned we feel we acquire in the centermost of our soul, abounding feel it in the stomach, others feel it in their hearts; others feel it through anxiety, restlessness, or an alien desire. We all try to amount it out at one point or addition in our lives, yet, we cannot put our feel on it.

This void, was put in there by God, to let you apperceive that you are eternal, that you accord to Him, and that alone He can ample what you’ve been aggravating to ample yourself, with stuff, or entertainment, or absent causes, traveling, eating, buying, drinking, promiscuity, you name it. It all comes from the aforementioned place, and we all try to acquisition the one affair which will ample it. Just to apprehend afterwards the cursory amusement has passed, that the abandoned is still there.

Jesus said in John 14:2-3 in my Father’s abode are abounding rooms. If it were not so, would I acquire told you that I go to adapt a abode for you? And if I go and adapt a abode for you, I will appear afresh and will yield you to myself, that area I am you may be also.

We are all fabricated for eternity, and if our beef die and decay, our body will be active the activity we are meant to reside in heaven, in the attendance of God. That is, if we acquire begin our aisle through Jesus.

C.S. Lewis said “If we acquisition ourselves with a admiration that annihilation in this apple can satisfy, the a lot of apparent account is that we were fabricated for addition world.”

There is a alley which we all can take, God himself has arrive us to yield it, and at the end of that alley there is a abode apprehension us in which all tears are wiped away, area affliction and ache does not exist, and God lives with His humans and we reside with Him, for all eternity. (Revelations 21:3-4). This abode is area you belong, if you accomplish the best to yield the Alley beneath traveled. And there will be obstacles, and difficulties on the road, but there’s encouragement, and advice forth the way, and as you alpha your journey, you will apprehension how that void, in the centermost of your heart, starts to get filled. For you accord to God.

The Lord absolve you and accumulate you; the Lord accomplish his face to flash aloft you and be accommodating to you; the Lord lift up his aspect aloft you and accord you peace.

Jose A. Luna

A Servant of Christ Jesus

Psywar – Human Deception for Exploitation of Others

Psychological warfare, psyops, political propaganda, and so forth, are advised purposes, usually not absolute in nature, to access the cerebration processes of others. Advised abusage of altered media, advice agency and an arrangement of “infotainment” are affected to dispense accepting systems. Particularly, the accomplishment contrives to beforehand affect over analytic deductive aspects of alert analysis. Frequently, the efforts are directed at closing corruption of controlling and accomplishments based on affecting acuteness to apparent contentions. Power, advantage and advantage in one anatomy or accession are cautiously disguised.

We are arrogant, egocentric and sometimes actual alarming as a species. Humans can become in fact accomplished in efforts to dispense others for being advantage. We are so acceptable at bamboozlement that we argue ourselves of the countless fallacies inference on a circadian basis. People, to feel safe at basal levels of accustomed security, like to acquire accustomed agitation chargeless agency of searching at the world. In so doing, artlessness works but not so abundant from an bookish level. To ability college levels of enlightenment, and thereby beforehand the evolutionary diplomacy for the species, analytic assay is necessary.

Along with a abstruse analytic access to botheration solving, the facts acquire to actualize the abstract assemble in every instance. Affidavit is in the evidence, at atomic to the admeasurement that claims can be verified, activated and afterwards validated. Unfortunately, this is not what happens a lot of the time during the majority of amusing encounters. Instead, we act abominably in a bulk of agency every day, from plan to play, and all the things we do in between. Accessible policy, account reporting, and amusing annotation devolve to the everyman accustomed administrator in which fallacies of inference are calmly accepted.

At accustomed “tribalistic” levels, a lot of are annoyed with a apparent acumen of reality. This is a angle that about accepts believability in forms of mysticism, abracadabra or mythology. Aspects of the supernatural, the abstruse or some arbitrary credo is acceptable altered aspects of adopted persuasiveness. In a sense, this devolving affection is able by “herd thinking”, or army conformity. Energies are directed adjoin befitting things basal and apprehensible abstemious with certainty.

Rationalizations run aggressive based on “word of mouth”, hearsay, rumor and gossip. Bewitched cerebration after-effects in down-covered ambiguous assumption that agency in fact nothing. In the process, the accustomed “psychobabble” offers aged attempts with bound accomplishment to break austere civic problems. As a alternative to ensure basal amusing adaptation needs, humans oversimplify the cause-effect attributes of reality. In accomplishing this, simple templates serve the desires to accomplish cerebration added comfortable. Claimed bent wants activity simple to understand, even admitting affirmation to the adverse ability allege differently. In an infotainment age, with the growing ability of technology and telecommunications, frauds, schemes, and altered swindles can ability added audiences that are added gullible.

Politics, the press, the belvedere and the pundits can use the susceptibility of the ailing able “thinker” to beforehand an arrangement of “psyops” in every aspect of society. In addition, for that matter, beyond the apple the commercial can advance quicker than ever. Naturally, “Psywar” is not new and spans the ages of the animal breed on the planet. Yet today, with the appearance of the internet, advice of all kinds campaign rapidly. Forth with it, there is the ceaseless “warfare” of bookish competitiveness. Scientific alignment to bolster analytic cerebration with advantageous skepticism is not consistently applied.

People in accustomed convenance their accustomed applesauce by simple accepting of counterfeit speculations. Skillful accomplished and accomplished energies are appropriate to become a austere thinker, whereby one applies the rigors of analytic inquiry. Regardless, abounding do not administer their capabilities of anxious analysis. Instead, a lot of acquisition it added adequate to escape responsibility, as able-bodied as consecutive accountability, by acting in uninformed, asinine and absurd ways. Consequently, they accord “psyops” operatives, as in commercial and marketing, assorted targets of opportunity.

Efficiency of ambiguous operations is now on a admirable calibration of adamant propagandizing. The massive ball venues can accomplishment every hour of the day, with accommodating abetment from all lifestyles. With acquisitive apparent consumption, any appetence can be apathetic by abominable exploitation. Glitz, allure and claret are awash assuredly beyond the networks every hour of every day. Anniversary able angle comes anxiously packaged and abstemious with awful adamant pontifications. Annihilation can be commercialized for political, accumulated or active purposes, from abode ceramics to warfare. Managing perceptions has become a adverse process.

Publicity, business and advertising, adore a acceptant and adaptable “mindset”. Why anticipate for yourself if others can do that for you? Why acknowledge a acceptable movie, if you can be inundated with acutely amaranthine bulk of commercials? Why attack to assay account stories, if you can be absent by anytime adamant “experts”? Those abominable to administer perceptions ability out to the gullibility of the believer. Afterwards the appliance of analytic cerebration skills, one agreeably assists in aberration propagation. Hasty generalization, absent the facts, animate the accepting all-important to accomplish “magical thinking” added accordant than agnostic inquiry. Fantasy trumps factuality.

Without aboveboard accepting from accordant and competent sources, as able-bodied as abundant evidence, or concrete proof, no bulk of able “storytelling” proves anything. Behindhand of opinions, anecdotes, appeals to “authority”, all such notions devolve to the aforementioned level. They represent a viewpoint. Sometimes, humans accomplish appeals adjoin the pseudosciences, such as the abstract frameworks of psychology, religious studies, folklore and added alleged “behavioral sciences”. Proof, not speculation, is capital to the believability of any affair in question.

To accretion an advantage over accession person, a group, a culture, or the majority of a country, perpetrators concoct actual able forms of trickery. From the abomination of accumulated collusions, to the pandering of political processes, those with access and ability can acquire a cogent appulse on the adapted outcomes. As one chooses his or her own abetment of manipulation, so does the one who allows their manipulation. Somewhere forth the psychodynamic spectrum of thinking, anniversary is accepting something out of the ruse. Whether diplomacy a product, a politician, accessible policy, clearing invasions, or warfare, a person’s senses are beneath “attack” every day.

As humans acquire their corruption adjoin astern states of “anti-thinking”, their allure susceptibility, and thereby circuitous by the akin of stupidity, becomes added accessory to the adverse ploys of others. Beyond the amusing spectrum hypocrisy, abundant of it apprenticed by brainy dogmatism, with the affectation of civility, aswell helps added backslide the species. No doubt, at any accustomed moment, there are predators cat-and-mouse for the next ambition of befalling to con, blackmail and deceive others. In lieu of astute deductive reasoning, it is simpler to embrace a beneath accurate affection adjoin accustomed accepting of simplistic mediocrity. Dumb became the aphorism of thumb.

We acquisition in contempo studies that post-modern advised proclivities admiration a added apprenticed lifestyle. Counterfeit opinion, accepting of apprenticed assumption and bewitched causations are added readily acceptable than well-documented proofs. The twenty-four seven media feeds, infotainment conglomerations and abominable analytic inquiry, arresting a devolving ability steeped in adverse psywars.

Contemporary association is abounding with oversimplified diatribes of absurdly apprenticed opinionating. Rational actuality apprenticed efforts are hardly directed adjoin austere analytic energies to analyze canard from factuality. Affinities for the paranormal, cultic affiliations, superstitions and the extraterrestrial, about accentuate the affluence by which cogent numbers of humans ascertain their child-like worldview.

In one abstraction for instance, Americans were about apparent as apprenticed of important all-around accustomed events, as able-bodied as the geographic locales of cogent all-embracing conflicts. In addition, added appropriate was the abridgement of compassionate about how the civic government in fact functions and who occupies key adopted positions. Forth with a abbreviating accompaniment of political astuteness, a lot of humans are accommodating to acquire important accessible activity issues afterwards applicable efforts of analytic analysis.

Mass business schemes of one attributes or accession activity babbling opportunities to appetite in abiding self-absorption. Accomplish no mistake, the schemes are many, go by altered disguises and alter by average beyond a advanced spectrum of foolishly believing people. Acutely so, one generally feel bigger alive that his or her archaic behavior can abide woefully bare of astute and aware transformation.

Irrational accepting of fallacies of inference submerges into the abashing of adulterated generalizations. Simpleminded cerebration allows assurance on stereotyping and scapegoating to over-ride the character of proving issues with reliable evidence. Frequently, benightedness escalates in essentially black agency a allotment of those anticipation to be able-bodied educated. If lazy, banal or bewitched cerebration is accustomed to abjure austere analytic assessment, applesauce is the result. Foolishness replaces facts.

In any discourse, in which benightedness is accumulated with brainy subjectivity, airs will advance banned of comparing similarities of two or added antithetical issues or situations. Telling a chance by aggravating to prove one bearings is like another, if the two are absolutely unrelated, is a austere botheration generally proves nothing.

Nonetheless, it is a amusing activity action by which we circadian attack to altercate the realities of activity in unevolving and bearded ways. Self-interests generally get in the way of authoritative changes to the basal “self” residing on the inside. In the accustomed effort, we let ourselves get confused, absent and added immature.

Stories we acquaint do not necessarily accomplish assertions factual, unless there is accurate affirmation that absolutely supports the claims. Unfortunately, brainy perspectives, which are basically opinions, abnormally in the abnormal branch of religions, do not outweigh the authority of acquisition the facts. Reason acquire to trump emotion.

In backfire adjoin the aggressive carelessness of anti-thinking, or devolving stupidity, one acquire to strive to strengthen bookish processes. The academician acquire to be accomplished rigorously, and adherent with abstruse levels of inquiry. As one ascends to added complete and college levels of thought, there will be attrition from others. The chance takes had plan every day to become a added self-evolved differentiated person.

This suggests a absolutely transforming individual, who is selfless, persistent, academic and inquisitive. A chargeless cerebration person, who is not abashed of this adventure, is one who pursues claimed liberation that is audibly altered from the “herded” masses. Advantageous skepticism underscores analytic cerebration in bent admiration to thoroughly investigate everything. Annihilation is accustomed at face amount afterwards anxious inquiry.

In a apple bedeviled with power, advantage and domination, in connected wish of actual accretion and affecting validation, wisdom’s adventure requires adventurous determination. It is a concern of adventuresome chain to consistently bare the truth, and not be afraid by the con artists in every lifestyle. Daily, there is the connected battery of cool distractions. The pontifications of psywars never end.

And, three key questions care to be initially considered, a allotment of others, whenever any affirmation is perpetrated from any source. Queries may cover such invitations as, what do you mean, how do you know, and what if you are wrong? Insightfully, one ability added appraise can the allegations be accepted by the facts presented in abutment of the assertion. Frequently, humans just say asinine things, actor others, and address to the affectation of “authority”. This can be empiric in so alleged account reporting, commercial and political speeches that are usually abstemious with inappropriate and affecting metaphors. Abounding are hopeful that their prejudices are overlooked, forth with their ignorance.

Given the accustomed accompaniment of affairs, as accompanying to abreast amusing issues, from educational institutions, to authoritative and political processes, western association does not arise to be advancing the advantage of the animal species. On the contrary, humans as a accomplished act acutely amiss in the appliance of analytic cerebration skills. Repeatedly, there are abundant examples of what some alarm acts of stupidity.

By accepting to a adulterated faculty of “equality”, boundless accepting of amusing definiteness has been accustomed to drive the corruption of the animal condition. We acquire acceptable a dumbing down of the advice flow, so that simplistic cerebration trumps abstruse rational inquiry. Absurd behaviors at all civic levels acquire instigated adolescent cerebration processes that beforehand counterproductive amusing consequences.

Stupidity goes unchallenged, as those who are alarmingly added adeptness move in for best advantage. With consensual bunco in altered authoritative frameworks, commercialized interests and info-media obsessiveness, a lot of acquire accustomed up any pretense to analytic cerebration and analytic analysis. Accepting to the boilerplate is awful industrialized, able-bodied controlled, simple mindedly apish and heavily burning oriented. For access of profit, aggregate is potentially corruptible.

We are amidst by massive apparent advice battery for the account of commercialized enrichment, and civic exploitation. Relentlessly, such things address to the abominable actual aspects of accustomed conformism, and not the psychodynamic amplification of brainy broad-mindedness and astute maturity. Thoughtlessness in egocentric satiations has become added important than anxious accessory for the advance of the animal race. Meanwhile, wars, famines, abominable poverty, animal bullwork and avaricious abhorrence abide a amaranthine aeon of animal destruction.

Critical thought, astute analytic assay and artistic analytic action, crave connected interactivity with the absolute attributes of things. That is, an intellectually aware advancement of alert activities adjoin college advantage of earth’s civilization. Such would be against to the “hunt” for the next “buffet line”, or anniversary sale, so that aggrandized adipose consumerism can devolve anytime added greedily. Amusing decline, for which we accelerate animal devolution, is apparent again by the altered circadian accomplishments that authenticate animal regression. Psywars abound at every turn, about anniversary bend and into the alleyways of animal encounters. We deceive ourselves willingly.

Human bamboozlement for the corruption of others is a two way activity of announcement and accepting that works for anniversary participant. While one acts abominably for the close animality of claimed proclivity, the added does additionally to accomplish amative accretion over the other. Politicians, and affected pontificators of every sort, pundits and the public, are arrangement of like the multi-murder murderer, (or the added socially agitative appellation – consecutive killer). By glitz, allure and gore, accepting to the things that allay desire, anniversary enjoys the allegory of their own mythology. Bamboozlement is all too human.

With an abstract acumen of “self”, although burst and unevolved, regressing in arrogance, there is a childishness of agreeableness and alms that hides hidden malevolence. Aggregate can be rationalized by appliance of able interpersonal advice skills. Ruthlessly cunning, acceptable in hypocrisy, and choleric by bound remorse, the abetment of others is a psywar of games. Stepping to the bend of amusing amenity for the affectation of altruistic intentions, airs for claimed enrichment, at the amount of others, charcoal a cogent aspects of animal interactions.

While some run for accessible office, others run to escape bent apprehension, behindhand though, anniversary manifests the ancestry to abet a ambit of plots and schemes. Adamant premeditations concoct the purposes of closing reward. At one extreme, you ability eat the beef of accession person, afterwards you acquire murdered him or her in anfractuous ways. Alternatively, at accession allotment of the spectrum, you ability forward men and women to their deaths for exploitive action in adopted affiliated cultures. In between, or about the curvature of this animal array, you ability be invisible, abaft the scenes, selling, consulting and capitalizing from the ache of either of those motivations.

Nonetheless, the bewilderment of psywar ramifications all-overs in convolute agency to avoid the adherence of astute assay for wiser enlightenment. In the end, it is bigger to act abominably that wisely, as artlessness is added adequate and beneath cumbersome. For all are potentially bad-natured and abatement abbreviate of any pretense to the account of their accepted deification. Justified at every pretext, anniversary finds his or her own rationalized versions of absoluteness for the over description of being justification. By layers of fabrication, adroit disguises, and appropriate aural verbiage, others wish to accept the conjuration of duke that feels good, in animosity of its trickery. With adamant accepting of myth, abracadabra and metaphor, the psywar is animal adventure evermore.

Stop The Insanity

How abundant best can the American bodies and the apple for that bulk angle by and watch the Trump Administration band abroad the actual basic programs that in achievement accomplish our country and the apple that abundant safer? There has to be some way or anyone able to footfall in and cull the plugs on this batty President and the Republican assault. One has to admiration just how continued can we put up with a baton of the chargeless apple who has accurate time and time afresh to be a dissection liar, an abhorrent batty schizophrenic and an aloof buffoon. And, that is just a baby allotment of the bind adverse the United States today. One of the added above apropos adverse the approaching of the country is the achievement that the Republican led assembly is accomplishing aggregate accessible in ushering in a so alleged backup bill to override the Affordable Bloom Affliction Bill that President Obama put alternating in 2010.

It has to be acclaimed that the Republican affair in Assembly is absent to the apropos and problems that affect the majority of Americans. Today their abandoned affair seems to be shoring up the coffer accounts of the all accessible richest 1%. And, with this new bloom affliction bill just shows how out of blow the Republican affair has become. If we through in Trump’s account angle this afresh shows the accurate attributes of what Trump and the blow of the Republicans anticipate will accomplish America abundant again. In achievement the proposed account will attenuate the security, the bloom and the adherence of this country. All the while the blow of the apple is apprehensive what the hell is accident to this already abundant country.

Trump has already apparent through his accomplishments how unstable, neurotic, and hypocritical he absolutely is. It never seems to affect that in this the 21st aeon we accept a President, the baton of the chargeless apple that is so aloof he is in achievement putting Americans in harms way not abandoned militarily but with his proposed account and this anew conceived backup healthcare plan. If you attending at what this President is about to do with the EPA is one of the a lot of damaging to our countries future. Unquestionably the accomplishments of a ambiguous lunatic.

In abbreviate what the proposed cuts to the EPA will do: it will arrest the apple-pie ability plan and lift the carbon emissions on bedraggled atramentous ability plants. This abandoned will put added carbon emissions in the atmosphere and access the already accretion all-around temperatures. We accept already apparent on a all-around calibration how the earth’s ascent temperatures accept abandoned added agitated weather, drought, and famine. Next, the EPA will no best accommodate the allotment to the Abundant Lakes Restoration Initiative which protects the planet’s better freshwater source. The EPA will no best accept abundant allotment to assure the nations better branch which is basic for the canning of abyssal life, birds and animals including humans. By gutting the all-important allotment for the EPA they will no best be able to accommodate the all-important functions to cleanup attenuated automated waste. As you can see by these callous cuts in one of the governments cardinal programs that not abandoned protects the ambiance but all activity we accept adopted admiral and a President so out of blow with reality. Trump and his assembly in assembly are application not abandoned this agencies account cuts but added basic calm programs to added his own adulterated appearance for that Mexican bound wall. Instead of attention the axiological authoritative programs that are in abode to assure the ambiance this Administration is hell angled on antibacterial every authoritative action that improves the superior of life.

The aberration abandoned continues with added calm programs on the chopping block. HUD for archetype will be gutted by added than $6 billion and with that bulk cut from HUD the programs that are capital for low assets families, our seniors and the breakable will feel the accountability by accepting their casework that they accept been counting on broken in bisected and appealing abundant alone all together. The assurance nets that are in abode today would be gone in a beam already this bill is anesthetized by our “most adroit Republican banking wizards” in Congress.

What is so alarming is the achievement that our nation is getting actively damaged in the eyes of the apple by this President who continues to appearance his paranoia with about every cheep he makes. But, this proposed account added diminishes America’s abundance by a account that is absolutely abandoned of the compassion, abasement and altruism against accustomed people. This is abnormally accurate if this new bloom affliction bill goes into effect.

When we accept a sitting President who aboveboard champions gutting the EPA, the Coast Guard, defunding the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities shows the aloofness to the accurate needs of the millions of United States citizens. Our Republican led assembly is just as accusable to the needs of the 99% by their bank attributes of their policies. Accepting entertained a account that strips abroad allotment for programs that feeds our seniors and low assets workers with the programs of SNAP, forth with Section 8 apartment vouchers and added basic calm programs that are the absolute assurance nets for millions of Americans just so that those funds will be accessible for a Mexican bound bank is as bearded as Trump is about wire borer in Trump Tower. A proposed account that strips abroad of over $1 abundance a year in appropriate bread-and-butter allotment that has been acclimated for the able-bodied getting of millions of Americans now transferred to a activity that absolutely has no absolute appulse on the superior of activity actuality in the United states is just authentic lunacy. That absolute of over $1 abundance a year alone out of calm allotment for architecture that absolutely will not advance our nations crumbling basement or added basic programs is as insidious as it gets.

The aberration is abandoned traveling to get abundant worse is we abort to inter seed. With a chiffonier that is amateur with bona fide liars and obscenely affluent claimed underscores the Republican led assembly accurate attributes if they voted to accept their nomination. A assembly and a President that are so out of blow with absoluteness maybe our best canicule are absolutely abaft us. We accept to do added than just achievement that the aberration will cease anon afore it absolutely is too backward to save ourselves from ourselves.

Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Thirteen

Of all of those Big Questions axial to abstract concepts that beleaguer life, the cosmos and everything, the realms of canon and religions and the attributes of deities abide to fascinate. Opinions breed in books, articles, videos, conversations in bedfast and pubs, and in actuality anywhere and everywhere two or added bodies are in proximity. There’s the pro side; there’s the anti-side. There aren’t too abounding fence-sitters. I’m still in the anti-camp as the afterward $.25 and pieces illustrate.

Regarding Religion

*You don’t charge a god to accept acceptation and purpose in your life.

*There is one affection that the multi-thousands of differing religious acceptance systems / theologies accept apparent and that is the ability of the beastly acuteness to angrily go and brainstorm abstract concepts never cool before. The angel would be a beneath colourful and absorbing abode afterwards our assorted mythologies.

*I anticipate there should be binding religious and Biblical apprenticeship in schools aback that should ensure a abiding beck of atheists growing up and entering the community!

*Religions generally do acceptable so as to affectation the angry they do, but can now do with impunity.

*The Catholic Church: AIDS is bad but the use of condoms is worse aback God does not accept of ‘birth control’ for any reason. It is allegedly accomplished in Africa by Catholics that application condoms makes “Baby Jesus cry”. Weird.

*Then too we had the Catholic Church’s Index of Prohibited Books. It wasn’t just the Nazis that austere books. Now you’ve got to be in actuality afraid and borderline of your canon and how to avert it if you accept to adumbrate abaft a bargain blind that after-effects by the censoring of aberrant opinions. It’s just accession attach in Christianity’s coffin.

*There’s no added affirmation for breezy and disorganised religious acceptance (like getting airy afterwards getting a affiliate of any academic religious band / organisation / church) than formally organised religion. It’s all just a analysis of “woo”.

*When it comes to religion, “live and let live” Accurate Believers are complete abundant in the minority. (Via Greta Christina).

*Any adoration is just a alive antecedent about how life, the Cosmos and everything, but abnormally the world, works. As such, that adoration is accountable to analysis and acknowledgment and getting challenged and adapted as would any added alive antecedent from any added contemporary breadth or of accountable amount of affair to humans, from the sciences through to political systems.

*We don’t tend to go arcade for the casting of adoration we wish a allotment of all of the altered and broadly differing brands of adoration on action and afresh acrimonious the a lot of acceptable the way we do for the multi brands of packets of biscuits on action at the bazaar or for a specific casting or appearance characterization of dress at the ladies appearance boutique and accouterment department. Instead we accumulate bistro / cutting the aforementioned casting afresh and afresh and afresh because that was just the way we were raised. Likewise, we tend to accumulate the adoration that was shoved down our throats if we were kids. This is in allotment due to attitude (if it was acceptable abundant for Mum & Dad its acceptable abundant for me) as able-bodied as ancestors / amusing pressure. Of advance in some societies the burden borders on complete concrete threats and punishments if you devious from the accustomed fold.

*Thanks to Christianity and its all-loving, all-just, all-merciful God, over 50,000 innocent bodies were bent and accomplished – they were declared “witches” but were no added complete witches than those who angry the thumb-screws, anchored the rack, and lite the bonfires surrounding the stake. By the way, this convenance is still traveling on in abounding limited areas in arrested countries. God (and His agents actuality on earth) should adhere their active in abashment for Exodus 22: 18 “Thou shall not ache a witch to live”.

Regarding Adoration vs. Science

*According to Leviticus 11: 6 and Deuteronomy 14: 7, hares (i.e. – rabbits) cheweth the cud. This of advance is zoological nonsense. Chalk up yet accession Biblical oops.

*The accepted trend over all of recorded history is that accustomed explanations accept supplanted, usually exceeded in allegorical power, abnormal (i.e. – religious) explanations. I’d bet that’s a trend that will accumulate on befitting on.

Regarding Acceptance & Belief

*Saying that you just apperceive something (without affirmation to aback up your knowledge) is just not a alleyway to truth.

*If you say your acceptance trumps affirmation afresh you are in actuality aggressive to both self-correction and aggressive to dissent.

*Religious acceptance is acceptance in the unverifiable. There’s no affidavit to be begin in the religious pudding. Any affidavit to be begin comes afterwards you’ve kicked-the-bucket and by afresh it’s too little, too backward to acquaint anyone.

*The abstraction of chief what’s accurate based on what you wish to be accurate is cool in the extreme. Absoluteness is what absoluteness is and your behavior to the adverse are irrelevant. So any acceptance arrangement that encourages bodies to avoid absoluteness is a bad acceptance arrangement and that covers Christianity adapted down through and including New Age “Woo”.

*The prime teaching of monotheistic religious acceptance in an airy abracadabra man in the sky is an accessible archetype accepted to computer programmers of GIGO – Garbage In; Garbage Out.

*Christian: You accept to account my beliefs.

Atheist: No! I may account you as getting an honest and agreeable getting but that doesn’t beggarly I accept to account what you accept in.

*You accept a adapted to your clandestine religious behavior until such time as you cantankerous the band and your religious behavior access the accessible amphitheatre and alpha to corruption others.

*It’s hypocritical in the acute for you to brazier the religious behavior of others if those behavior don’t accommodate to your behavior and afresh apprehend your religious behavior to get a chargeless pass.

Regarding Prayer & Miracles

*For the Catholic Abbey to acknowledge some accident as a bona-fide abnormality (i.e. Fatima, October 1917), able-bodied that’s affiliated to a accurate accepter in Bigfoot or the Yeti declaring that a photograph of an breakable ‘primate’ brand in the snow is complete affidavit of same. Accurate believers will acutely endorse contest that reflect affirmation for their accurate belief.

Regarding Morality

*The abstraction that religious acceptance automatically makes you a acceptable and moral getting is cool in the extreme. Prisons in America, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, etc. are abounding of Christians. Prisons in Muslin countries are abounding of prisoners of the Islamic faith. And afresh too, what about all of those bodies of the bolt and the collar – like Catholic (and other) priests and added clergy who use their positions of ascendancy to 1) mentally corruption little accouchement with alarming threats of abiding corruption in Hell and 2) who physically corruption accouchement in their care, abnormally agreeable in beastly abuse. And that’s just abrading the apparent of the evils committed by those professing religious faith.

Regarding the End Times

*Faith is a crock! Evidence? There accept been bags of absolute prophetic forecasts fabricated by the affectionate for the End Times; End of Days; the Second Coming; the Rapture; Armageddon; the Apocalypse, etc. There accept been multi-millions of affectionate believers who accept believed those prophets. All such prophecies accept failed. None accept anytime appear to pass. Score: the accuracy of in actuality absolute absoluteness 1; acceptance 0.

*We’re still waiting!

*Sorry Michele Bachmann and all associated “End Times” fanatics, but accession day has appear and gone and yet again, God’s a no-show. And Jesus, of Second Coming fame, appears to be a bit backward as well. Did they overlook to set the anxiety clocks? Did they absence the bus? Maybe their Angelic Chariot had a flat! Michele Bachmann and aggregation ability accept that the end is about (and has been for in actuality some ample time) and the Rapture is approaching (and has been for in actuality some ample time as well), but I anticipate it’s ambrosial safe for you to plan and pay for your next anniversary and body up that backup egg for your continued years in retirement.

Regarding the Soul / Afterlife

*This may appear as a abruptness to abounding but there was no acceptance in an afterlife in age-old Israeli Jewish communities. The alone absolute advertence to an afterlife in the Old Testament is at Daniel 12: 2. That’s it. There are no added hits for “life eternal” or “eternal life”; “life everlasting” or “everlasting life”; or “afterlife” or “life afterwards death” or even “resurrection”. So there’s no area accustomed for an afterlife in the Old Testament because with the one barring there is no abstraction of an afterlife in the Old Testament and Daniel 12: 2 batten of no afterlife location. Now that’s ambrosial hasty accustomed the bulge the afterlife gets in the New Testament. Conceivably the afterlife was just an after-thought on God’s allotment as in “gee, it would be abundant to accept some abiding accumulation of new faces and aggregation to allocution to me actuality admiral on my adorable throne”.

*As continued as religions can brandish the afterlife allotment in foreground of the abundant army (and aswell in appearance of the not so abundant washed), you’ll never get rid of the academy (especially if it employs hundreds of bags of bodies and generates billions in income).

Regarding Heaven & Hell

*Regarding letters of those who accept had a glimpse of heaven, those who accept appear Near Death Experiences (NDEs), why no sightings of extraterrestrials in heaven? Is it because there are no aliens? Is it because aliens don’t go to heaven? Is it because aliens accept their own heaven?

*Faithful Christians go to Heaven. Affectionate Muslims aswell go to Heaven. But the Heaven that affectionate Muslims go to is apparently not the aforementioned as the Heaven affectionate Christians go to. That would be awkward and somewhat complicated. (via Jason Boyett)

*Actually cipher (as in bitter beastly Accurate Believers) accept anytime ascended up to or contrarily gone up to Heaven according to John 3: 13. I’m not abiding how that jives with the adventure of Elijah (2 Kings 2: 1 & 2 Kings 2: 11).

*By the way, boilerplate in the Bible will you acquisition Satan’s / the Devil’s / Lucifer’s analysis declared as commonly pictured. No broken hooves, no angled / pointy tail, no horns, and no goatee. As for attire, no pitchfork / trident and no red skin-suit.

Regarding the Bible

*Why is it that the Bible condemns homosexuality (men lying with men) yet says bugger-all about lesbianism (women lying with women)? In actuality the Bible says in actuality blank about lesbianism.

*If, as abounding theists and Christian apologists claim, that Biblical passages charge to be expertly and accurately interpreted aural their adapted context, afresh how absolute can that angelic book in actuality be?

*And absolutely how abounding were asleep in the affliction as accompanying in Numbers 16: 49 (14,700) adjoin Numbers 25: 9 (24,000)?

*Now here’s an absorbing paradox. In Exodus 2: 1 we accept a marriage. In Exodus 2: 2, that alliance produces a son who will become accepted in due advance as Moses. The anecdotal afresh gain with the acclaimed adventure of the acceding of the babyish into a baiter fabricated of bulrushes floated down the Nile to be begin by Pharaoh’s daughter, etc. So, therefore, it is reasonable to anticipate that Moses was the firstborn of the before-mentioned marriage. But about anon in Exodus 2: 4, there’s a access that the babyish Moses had a sister who was watching all of this narrative. Like area did she appear from all of a abrupt and out of the blue? So was Moses the earlier adolescent or not? The sister of Moses was alone articular by name for the aboriginal time as Miriam in Exodus 15: 20, and afresh alone articular as the sister of Aaron, but Aaron of advance was the brother of Moses (identified as such in Exodus 4: 14). All up, there’s something aberrant about with the agent of Moses. By the way, that agent adventure of a babyish getting put in a bassinet and floated after is yet accession archetype of a absolute steal; authentic appropriation in the Bible. Take for archetype the agent adventure abaft King Sargon of Assyria. An exact origins archetype but Sargon came aboriginal chronologically.

*One bit of Biblical acceptance is the “wise men” who visited Mom and Pop and Babyish Jesus. We all of advance KNOW that it was THREE astute men. Except that the Bible doesn’t in actuality say anywhere that there were THREE astute men, just “wise men”. At atomic it’s plural. So THREE astute men is alone an acceptance based on the three ability that were brought for Babyish Jesus (which,, accuracy be known, were berserk inappropriate for a baby). Even the “wise men” adventure alone appears in Matthew 2: 1-12. That’s it!

*Also, the Bible never in actuality mentions the affectionate of bake-apple that Adam and Eve snacked on. It’s just affected – based on aught affirmation – to be an apple. I’m not abiding why God doesn’t analyze all of this abashing aback it was His Garden, and His Tree, and His Fruit.

*Then again, did Judas Iscariot adhere himself (reference Matthew 27: 5) or did he die by falling down in his field, beginning afar at the seams with his belly blubbering out – anticipate of the chest burster in the cine “Alien” if you charge an angel – (reference Acts 1: 18).

*Here’s a Biblical absurdity to ponder. You frequently get Hell-related references to “consuming fire” or “devouring fire” but aswell to “everlasting burning” or “everlasting fire”. You even get both in one ballad – Isaiah 33: 14. Now how can something be both abiding and consuming? If you absorb a bottle of beer, it doesn’t endure consistently now, does it?

*The Bible gets it amiss – again. Isaiah 7: 14 is frequently cited as getting the spot-on apocalypse that a abstinent will accept and buck a son as a assurance from God – acclaim the Lord! The “oops” allotment is that they got the name amiss – the son will be declared Immanuel, not Jesus. The name “Jesus” never, anytime appears in the Old Testament.

*If sinners get “eternal punishment” (Matthew 25: 46) in Hell, and if Satan too is casting down into his own ablaze boiler for aeon (Revelation 20: 10), afresh who is active the appearance down beneath (and I don’t beggarly Australia either) for the blow of eternity? It would assume that Hell is leaderless, now defective an administrator.

*Here’s a bit of rather aboveboard backbiting Biblical sleight-of-hand. In the King James Adaptation we accept the “unicorn”. In avant-garde translations that morphs into “wild ox”. In the King James Adaptation we accept “satyrs” which in avant-garde versions morphs into “wild goats”. Why does this that appears to smell of a camouflage cabal to artificially enhance Biblical credibility? Application that technique, I’ll just alter “God” with “Magical Farting Aerial Blush Elephant”. Makes faculty to me! We apperceive that farting exists, even in the beastly commonwealth (my bodies canyon wind for example); we apperceive that aerial exists, from insects to pterosaurs to birds to bats to airplanes; we apperceive that blush exists (quite afar from the entertainer); we apperceive that elephants abide too; and there is the ‘honest’ profession of the able magician. So a bewitched aerial blush albatross that farted the Cosmos into actuality is way added rational that presupposing any airy abracadabra man in the sky did the accomplishment aback we accept no complete ability that such a architect celestial in actuality even exists.

Regarding God

*Posted on a March 2017 bank agenda – “Beer is a affidavit that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Although that just about has me convinced, but not quite, it’s still a affect that I acquisition I could toast. So, I’ll alcohol to that!

*If we altercate the abstraction of the cat we’re all ambrosial abundant traveling to be in acceding about the abstraction of the cat. If we altercate the abstraction of god (small “g”) or of God, the altercation and the abstraction is all over the map. Why should that be if god or God is as absolute as the cat?

*Theists tend to altercate that annihilation that is circuitous (i.e. – like a wristwatch) has to be created (i.e. – by a watch-maker) by something even added circuitous (i.e. – said watch-maker). So, whatever is created has to be beneath circuitous than that which created the whatever. To theists of advance the ultimate architect is God and God is added circuitous that all of His creations. To non-theists, it is accordingly analytic to ask if God is complex, afresh something even added circuitous is amenable for creating God. But of advance theists say God wasn’t created at all, ever, which of advance is a case of appropriate pleading.

*Say you accept in God’s existence. If I say Bigfoot doesn’t exist, you’ll apparently accept no affair with that statement. If I say Zeus doesn’t exist, you’ll apparently accept no affair with that account either. And if I say fairies doesn’t exist, you’ll apparently aswell accept no affair with that statement. But if I say your God doesn’t exist, you’ll apparently go ballistic with that statement. Why? The complete affirmation for God is the aforementioned as that for Bigfoot, Zeus, and fairies.

*True Believers all alpha with the acceptance (or accept that acceptance rammed down their complete adolescent throats, admitting generally as ‘fact’) that God in actuality exists, yet afterwards a atom of affirmation that this is accurate and that this acceptance and this ‘fact’ is acceptable to aback up those amazing claims. This has generated a multi-billion dollar industry. How impaired is that, I ask!

*Good things appear – God is responsible. Bad things appear – God works in abstruse ways. No amount what happens you can aberration things to accomplish them appear out the way you wish in adjustment to absolve your acceptance system. The aftereffect about is that application God accordingly as an allegorical ability is useless. If God explains everything, the good, the bad and the ugly, afresh ambrosial to God explains nothing.

*Once aloft a time God’s alarming admiral created life, the Cosmos and everything. Fast advanced to today and God’s alarming admiral assume to be bedfast to creating images of His Son (Jesus) in broiled cheese sandwiches and added associated eatables. Afresh too conceivably this is just the avant-garde eat-it-yourself adaptation of the Catholic cracker / wafer. No abbey appearance appropriate for us avant-garde ultra-busy humans.

*That the Bible is accurate because God says it is true; and that God exists because the Bible says that God exists, is the aforementioned array of acumen that would accomplish the American IRS or the Australian ATO accept that my tax acknowledgment and acknowledgment was 100% accurate just on my say-so.

*Why is God so bedeviled with who is bonking who or even whether or not you’re bonking yourself? Just like it’s none of your business and none of my business, it’s none of God’s business and absolutely no business of any of God’s assembly down actuality on Angel – accouterment it’s all amid acknowledging adults and cipher is getting harmed.

*What does God want? Babies! Babies, babies, babies, babies, babies, babies, and even lots added babies. Be abounding and accumulate – good; bearing ascendancy / contraception / condoms / aborticide – bad.

*On the added hand, God’s got a spiral apart somewhere. God’s a few cents abbreviate of a dollar if, as he claims, He drowned altruism (except Noah and family) because bodies were in actuality wicked. Yet acutely a allotment of those drowned bodies were babies and breed still central the womb. These bodies could not about by analogue be wicked. Conclusion: God’s an idiot or so in actuality abandoned Himself that He should be accursed by the absoluteness of altruism for His wickedness. Maybe we should asphyxiate God – even if just symbolically in His absence! [As an aside, do agenda that the absolute Noah’s Ark / flood adventure was a absolute steal; authentic plagiarism, from “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, oft declared the world’s aboriginal archetype of abundant literature.”

*Further to the point, babies / breed (in the womb) would absolutely accept drowned in the (alleged) flood of Noah acclaim – as per above. Ditto if Sodom & Gomorrah got ‘nuked’. And of advance all those Aboriginal Born kicked-the-bucket in age-old Egypt’s tenth plague, address of The Almighty. There’s aswell God’s command to agonize Amalek (including all infants) as accompanying in 1 Samuel 15: 3. God commands the killing of all males a allotment of the “little ones” in Numbers 31: 17. That’s in accession to advantageous the absolute abolition of abundant societies / cultures – Deuteronomy 20: 17. See aswell Deuteronomy 2: 34 and/or Ezekiel 9: 6. In actuality there are multi-dozens of references in the Old Testament to God advantageous the annihilation of all and assorted (including breed / babies) in societies not allotment and bindle of those acceptance to His Chosen People. He aswell does the bedraggled to His Chosen Bodies too including the accouchement – Exodus 32: 35; Numbers 16: 31-33 & 46-50; 2 Chronicles 21: 14. Further, if babies / breed die in accustomed disasters, disasters which any absolute and all-knowing and all-benevolent God could and should accept prevented – but didn’t – able-bodied that God is amiss in those deaths.

*So therefore, on the added hand, God kills (or commands others or condones others that kill) babies / breed (in the womb). Let’s echo that – God kills, commands or condones the killing of babies / breed left, adapted and centre with adventuresome abandonment. So if you’re a admiring mother and yet you adulation your God, able-bodied I’d amend your position with account to admiring your God if I were in your shoes. At atomic there’s no recording or referencing of God sexually molesting children, but afresh what God does up on His Adorable Throne to canyon the time abroad is anyone’s guess.

Regarding God’s Will

*There’s no absoluteness or chastity analysis on God’s (alleged) will so that gives you accessible slather to do whatever you wish as continued as you are accustomed out and accomplishing God’s will, chastity be damned. So, while religions may not be absolutely on their own the basis of all that is angry (albeit abuse close), religions and religious Accurate Believers accord a different absolution – God’s (or some added deity’s) will – for accomplishing evil.

Regarding God’s Ten Commandments

*If God doesn’t wish bodies to adoration added gods, afresh God took His blood-soaked candied time in absolution bodies (and a rather baddest accumulation of bodies from just a tiny bounded allotment of the angel at that) apperceive that aback added gods disqualified the religious / apostolic roost for abounding bags of years afore God angry up unannounced and alien to the party.

Regarding Jesus

*In Allure lore, brought to the Americas by atramentous Africans hundreds of years ago, you can be adored from the dead; acknowledgment from the asleep as a active reanimated body – the active asleep or in or added words, a crank – a awakening by a allure witch-doctor or sorcerer. This abnormality is as broadly believed to be as accurate in the Caribbean and locations of the SE United States as Christians accept in the awakening of Jesus. The catechism is, what makes the Christian awakening adapted and the Allure awakening wrong? Conceivably both are incorrect and just apocryphal beliefs, or even just apparent old affected news.

Regarding Atheists & Atheism

*Atheists aren’t just amiss according to some axiological Christians, they are absolute flawed.

*How cartel atheists point out the flaws in assorted religions and assorted religious account and acceptance systems! It’s an abuse for atheists to piss on the parades of Accurate Believers! Further, it’s mean-spirited, bigoted, hateful, intolerant, arbitrary and all-round close-minded of atheists to cartel catechism bodies of faith. Attention Accurate Believers – adoration isn’t and shouldn’t be allowed from criticism any added than any added angle of association is allowed from getting critiqued.

*Atheists are not consistently in the “live and let live” approach because Accurate Believers aren’t usually decumbent themselves to let others “live and let live”. At atomic atheists don’t door-knock and ring you up to deliver to you.

*If atheism is just accession ‘religion’ afresh not accession baseball cards or not arena chess is a ‘hobby’.

*ATHEIST

- A

- Thoughtful

- Honest

- Ethical

- Intelligent

- Sceptical

- Thinker

(via Jaclyn Glenn)

For Your Atheistic Viewing Pleasure

*Do analysis out on YouTube the call-in allocution appearance “The Atheist Experience” (originating in Austin, Texas) which tends to pit theist Accurate Believers adjoin a brace of atheists. You can get some in actuality acrimonious arguments / discussions. Content contrarily just covers assorted apostolic capacity abnormally from the point-of-view of non-believers.