Your life? It’s just a ride.


Is a there a point to all of this?

The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it is real, because that is how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, round and round, it has thrills and chills and it is very brightly colored and loud.

And it is fun! For a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question,

“Is this real or is this just a ride?”

And other people have remembered and they come back to us and say,

“Hey! Don’t worry, don’t be afraid. Ever. Because this is just a ride”

And we, sadly, kill those people.

“Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry! Look at my big bank account! And my family! This just has to be real.”

It’s just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try to tell us that. You ever notice that? And we let the motherfuckers run amok. But it doesn’t matter because, yes,

It’s just a ride.

And we can change it anytime we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put big locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.

Here’s what we can do to change the world right now to a better ride:

Take all that money we spend on weapons and defense each year and instead feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world (teach them to question everything), which it would many times over, not one human being excluded and we can explore the universe together, both inner and outer, forever.

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Misconceptions about us atheists.


It is commonly imagined that atheists think there is nothing beyond human life and human understanding. The truth is that atheists are free to admit that there is much about the Universe that we do not understand.

It is obvious that we don’t understand the Universe but it is even more obvious that neither The Bible nor The Qur’ an reflects our best understanding of it.

There could be life on other planets. Complex life. Technically accomplished civilization. Imagine a civilization that’s a million years old, as supposed to a thousand. Atheists are free to imagine this possibility! They are also free to admit that if such brilliant extraterrestrials exist, The Bible and The Qur’an are going to be less impressive to them than they are to human atheists.

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It is also often imagined that atheists are, in principle, closed to spiritual experience. But the truth is that nothing prevents an atheist from experiencing self-transcending love, or ecstasy, or rapture or. in its simplest form, awe. In fact, nothing is preventing an atheist from going to a cave for a year or a decade and practice meditation like a proper mystic.

What atheists don’t tend to do is make unjustified and unjustifiable claims about the cosmos on the basis of those experiences. There’s no question that disciplines like meditation or prayer have a profound effect on the human mind. But do the positive experiences of, let’s say, Christian mystics, over the ages, suggest that Jesus is the sole savior of humanity?

Not even remotely! Because Christians have been having these experiences, but so do Buddhists, and Muslims, and even atheists! So there’s a deeper reality here and it makes a mockery of religious denominations.

The fact is that whenever human beings make an honest effort to get at a certain truth, they reliably transcend the accidents of their birth and upbringing. It would be absurd to speak about Christian physics, although Christians invented physics and to speak about Muslim algebra, although Muslims have invented algebra. It will one day be absurd to speak about Christian or Muslims ethics or spirituality.

Whatever is true about our circumstance, in ethical and spiritual terms, is discoverable now! And can be articulated without offending or making device of claims about the unique sanctity of any book or dedicating our lives to rumors of ancient miracles.

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Finally, there is this notion that atheism is responsible for the greatest crimes in the 20th century. Now this is actually amazing because this is the most frequent objection that I have come across but I’ll deal with it briefly.

It’s amazing how many people think that the crimes of Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot and Mao Zedong were the result of atheism. The truth is this is a total misconstrue of what went on with those societies and these psychological and  social forces that allow people to follow their dear leader over the brink.

The problem with fascism and communism was not that they were too critical of religion, but the problem is that they are actually LIKE religion. These are utterly dogmatic systems of thought. More than half a decade ago, Rick Warren suggested that North Korea was a ‘model atheist society’ and that any atheist, with the courage of his conviction, should want to move there.

The truth is North Korea is organized exactly like a faith-based cult, centered on the worship of Kim Jong-un. The North Koreans apparently believe that the American shipments of food aid that they receive from them to keep them from starving from death are actually devotional offerings to Kim Jong-un.

Is too little faith really the problem with North Korea? Is too much skeptical inquiry is what is wrong here? Auschwitz, the gulags, and the killing fields are not the product of atheism. They are the product of other dogmas such as nationalism and other political dogmas.

Hitler did not engineer genocide in Europe because of atheism. Hitler does not even appear to be an atheist because he always involved Jesus in his speeches, but that is beside the point. He did it on the basis of other beliefs and dogmas and the purity of German blood.

The history of Muslim Jihad does have something to do with Islam. The atrocities of September 11th did have something to do with what 19 men believed about martyrdom and paradise! The fact that we’re not funding stem cell research at the federal level does have something to do with what Christians believe about conception and human soul.

It’s important to focus on the specific consequences of specific ideas.

I want to make it clear that I am not holding religion responsible for every bad thing that a religious person has done in human history or to be balanced against all the bad things that the atheists have done. I’m only holding religion responsible for what people do and will continue to do, explicitly for religious reasons.

Noah’s version of Adventure Time


The ark that Noah built was 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. It was made of gopher wood and was covered with pitch inside & outside. Seven days before the flood, God told Noah to go into the Ark with his household, and to take seven pairs of every clean animal and every bird, and one pair of every other animal, to keep their species alive.

First off, the natural world currently has 7.77 Million (est.) animal species.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14616161

Of course during Noah’s time that number has to be way fucking higher. There was far less poaching, logging (legal/illegal), forest burning, & hunting back then. Let’s say the number of animal species during Noah’s time was 10 Million & he has to take seven pairs (14 per animal species) with him. That’s like 140 Million animals inside that ark! How did that number fit inside a freakin’ ark?

Don’t answer me with “God works in mysterious ways” bitch.

One thing is certain: God & Noah aren’t zoologists.

Is gopher wood & pitch really that strong? In that case why aren’t we building houses, buildings or even sky scrapers with that shit?

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Long, long ago when the world was young, God saw that all flesh on Earth had become corrupt and lawless, and God decided to bring a flood to destroy all flesh.

Segue: According to religious people, the age of the Earth is right around 6,000 years old. Scientists say that the age of the Earth was 4.5 Billion years old so let’s pop that in.

4.5 Billion years ago, God saw that all flesh on Earth had become corrupt and lawless, and God decided to bring a flood to destroy all flesh.

Really?

THAT’S FUCKIN’ GENOCIDE! Straight to the annihilation of the human race! Anger management issues! Wow! He didn’t even calm the fuck down! It’s even said that he’ll even destroy the animals. Wow! He even had issues with ants? What did the chickens, cows, & the hamsters do?

So after Noah somehow placed the 140 Million animals inside the ark, God sent down a rain. It rained for 40 days & 40 nights & the water swelled 15 cubits above the highest mountains. That makes the flood 29,000 feet because 15 cubits is 22.86 (23) feet & Mount Everest is 29,029 feet, but it’s probably smaller during Noah’s time because Everest’s growth rate is 6.1 centimeters per year.

They (Noah, his family, & the animals) were in the ark for 150 days. Most of the animals probably became extinct because they were crushed to death or were eaten by the beasts.

The sea creatures were probably having the time of their lives during the deluge. Their domain increased by tenfold, what’s not to like? The crabs & lobsters were probably like “I’m on a fucking mountain! This is amazing! I never want this flood to recede! I’ve never been up here before!”

Days passed and the water level now seems to be going down so he sent a raven. It just to & fro. So the raven lost its job & the dove took its place. It also went to & fro. A week later he sent the dove out again. An early sign of racism.

The flood was gone after a few weeks & they finally found a land for them to settle. Noah made a sacrifice & God made a covenant. God set the rainbow in the clouds as the sign of his covenant with earth, so that when the bow appeared in the clouds, God would remember his covenant and the waters would never again flood to destroy all flesh… just a part of it… through storms, flash floods, & tidal waves.

So that’s how it is. Rainbows. That is how it is used today. They took it literally. LOL.

Katie Holmes & Scientology


A few days ago I bumped into this shit

http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2012/07/05/tom-cruise-katie-holmes-divorce-scientology/

and a while ago I suddenly remembered one of my favourite one-liner, which is

So I came up with an idea to tweak this one-liner and turn it into this

TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND SCIENTOLOGY? FILE FOR DIVORCE!

🙂

Hot Heel Sensation


Are you experiecing a hot & tingling sensation on one of your heels and it feels cold when you touch it? Is it chronic? Is it transient?

If you do, you ,sir/ma’am are experiencing this shit:

Paresthesia.

This sensation is usually a symptom related to a sensory nerve being damaged, diseased, or injured (Yikes for me). Causes depend on the exact location of the Paresthesia locations. but typically include a physical nerve injury type condition or a disease condition affecting the nerves.

There’s a lot of possible causes of this heel burning sensation but I won’t type ’em down because it’s so fuckin’ many.

As for me, I’ll just deal with this shit as if it’s nothing. Haha. C’est la vie.

15 Days of No Smoking


PROLOGUE

Yesterday (1st of July, 2012) I was somehow convinced by my bestfriend’s words to stop smoking for at least 15 days. Starting today (2nd of July, 2012) I’ll be withdrawing like some crazy drug junkie. If I fail to do this shit I’ll be , lo and behold, dancing with her on a Dance Dance Revo platform. LOL. I’d rather stop smoking than dance like a fucktard on an arcade.

So here it goes…

DAY 1, 2nd of July, 2012

The chemical dependency that Nicotine has created is already really kicking my ass. Everytime I go of the house I wanna smoke, everytime there’s nothing to do I wanna smoke and everytime I finish something I wanna smoke. LOL. I’m sure that the next three of four days will be a bitch.

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DAY 2, 3rd of July, 2012

I bought a stick hours ago but I decided not to smoke it. I broke it in half. Buh-bye 3 Pesos! LOL. I’m still fighting the itch to have a smoke though. Can’t wait for that day when I’ll start experiencing soar throats, coughing, and other signs of colds and respiratory problem. Lungs are beginning to clear by that time.

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DAY 3, 4th of July, 2012

Chewed a lot of Doublemint pellets today, plus I kept myself really busy so that my mind could at least temporarily forget about having a smoke. I’m expecting my Masseter, Lateral Pterygoid, Medial Pterygoid, and Temporalis to increase in size and my breath to be as fragrant as fuck as I keep on chewing more gums. LOL. 🙂

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DAY 4, 5th of July, 2012

Just kept myself busy by working out and doing household chores. Every three or four hours I chew on a few pellets of gum. Felt a bit cooped up though. Kinda miss my old bestfriend, cigarette, but that’s just normal. Just one of the many withdrawal symptoms.

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DAY 5, 6th of  July, 2012

WTF? Soar Throat came earlier than expected. Well that’s good because, as stated in Day 2, my lungs are beginning to clear the hell out. As usual I kept myself busy. Most of the time I pondered about the heel burning sensation that I’m experiencing for a couple of years now. I still chew gum pellets, LOL, and I still feel a bit cooped up. Can’t sleep properly. Damn. O well.

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DAY 6, 7th of July, 2012

Ugh. Insomnia. 2 Days and still going. Hating it! Didn’t do that much today. Just sat all day long reading other people’s blog & updating my own blog. Still missing my old friend though. Haha. O well, the fight continues!

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DAY 7, 8th of July, 2012

I was in stasis up to 1 in the afternoon. Today all I did was watch Moneyball, The Silence of the Lambs & Insidious, pig out & explore the social network world. Soar Throat’s gone but my right Molar’s aching like fuck a while ago. The pain has now lessened. My stamina’s coming back LOL! It’s been a week since I last puffed a stick/joint! FUCK! =))

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DAY 8, 9th of July, 2012

I have physical, mental & emotional symptoms that are occuring during the wee hours of the day. I’m craving for a smoke during 2AM to 3AM, my hands & feet are fuckin’ tingling  & I am totally being dependent & irritable so I decided to get busy as fuck during the whole day. Totally worked. LOL.

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DAY 9, 10th of July, 2012

As usual I kept myself busy throughout the day by working out, pigging out & blogging. Smoking never came into my mind today. Weird… But good.

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DAY 10, 11th of July, 2012

SSDD. Work out, pig out, blog the fuck out.

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DAY 11, 12th of July, 2012

SSDD except for the fact that I got laid. LOL.

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DAY 12, 13th of July, 2012

Oh damn 3 days left! I can do this! Anyways, nothing much occured during the day. So… Meh. SSDD

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DAY 13, 14th of July, 2012

SSDD. 2 More days! Hang in there fucker, hang in there.

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DAY 14, 15th of July, 2012

The more I think about Monday the more I crave for a stick of cigarette/Marijuana joint. I hate this feeling. Haha. Damn, damn, DAMN!

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THE LAST DAY, 16th of July, 2012

‘Tis done! My fifteen days of abstinence is finally over! No Dance Dance Revolution for me. LOL. Geez. Fifteen grueling days full of withdrawal symptoms & cravings. Now what? Should I continue or should I revert to my smoking habits?

Meh. I’ll smoke to that. =))