Atheists Amongst Us

I finally got around to it. With the flu I had been fighting, I have mentioned all the shows I have been drifting through. The last couple of days, now that I am off the sleepy drugs and getting my energy back, I am still having naps but listening to some audio books whilst laying down. Today and yesterday, I have finally been working my way through Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion". Dawkins is a damned fine salesman. He is a believer that could easily convince the weak minded into believing in The Bible, the Qu'ran or gold filled pots at the end of rainbows. However, in this case I would call him the first atheist preacher that I have heard. I am about half way through the thirteen hour recording, and he has yet to tell me anything I [Read more...]

Enlightened

Dead star light Dead star bright First dead star I see tonight I wish I may I wish I might Know who looked to you before your twilight All of those gorgeous dead stars in the sky. Considering the billions of years it took some of that light to get here, curious how many of them are still burning up there. This is one of those illusions that has proven to me that not all is as it seems. All is simply as it is perceived. Through these perceptions, we assume and claim to know facts that, in retrospect are simply made up fables. The world is flat. The galaxy and sun revolve around the Earth. There are stars in the night sky. On this last point...what is night? Who's sky? Ours, yes, but in some other part of the 'verse it is likely not [Read more...]

A Long Time Ago…

I know I am not the first to say this, but George Lucas cannot write romance to save his life. he writes romance the way Stephen King writes endings. As mentioned in my previous post, I am ill and sitting on my couch. Pretty as the snow covered Canadian landscape is, one does grow bored of looking out at it constantly...so I am now into Episode III of a Star Wars marathon. Lucas is second to none in writing multi-pronged battle scenes. He is the Master Jedi as he flashes between fights going on simultaneously in space, on the Endor Moon and the light saber duel in the new Death Star. However, watching the smile on Han's face after discovering that Luke is Leia's brother without so much as a double take... In the prequels, the romance [Read more...]