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Just ‘cuz

July 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sometimes I pretend to be normal

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Question Easter: Take the Jesus Rising Quiz

April 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Credit: The Phoenix Atheists

Christ’s resurrection is the central event of Christianity, a fundamental truth that must be reaffirmed with vigor at all times, as to deny it in different ways, as has been attempted and continues to be attempted, or to transform it into a merely spiritual event is to make our faith vain. If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.(1) Pope Benedict XVI

The Jesus coming-back-from-the-dead story is Christianity’s most important myth. You might think they would have their story straight, especially since they had years to rehearse it before writing the Bible. But if you think so, you are wrong.

Take this multiple choice quiz about the Jesus rising story:

1. What time of day was an empty tomb found?
A. While it was still dark (John 20:1)
B. Very early in the morning (Luke 24:1)
C. At dawn (Matthew 28:1)
D. After sunrise (Mark 16:2)
E. All of the above

2. Who first went to Jesus’ tomb?
A. Mary Magdalene (John 20:1)
B. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (Matthew 28:1)
C. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome (Mark 16:1)
D. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, Joanna and the others with them (Luke 24:10)
E. All of the above

3. Did the woman or women meet anyone at the tomb?
A. Yes, a young man dressed in white was already sitting in the tomb (Mark 16:5)
B. Yes, two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening were not there initially but quickly appeared (Luke 24:4)
C. Yes, an angel who rolled away a stone from the tomb entrance and some guards who were standing there (Matthew 28:2-4)
D. Not at first, but later that day two angels appeared inside the tomb and talked to Mary Magdalene (John 20:12)
E. All of the above

4. To whom did Jesus speak first?
A. Two disciples (Luke 24:13)
B. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (Matthew 28:9)
C. To Mary Magdalene alone (Mark 16:9)
D. In the presence of two angels, to Mary Magdalene, who first thought Jesus was a gardener (John 20:14-15)
E. All of the above

5. How long did Jesus hang around before heading up to heaven?
A. Only one day (Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51)
B. An unspecified period of time, but at least long enough for his disciples to get to Galilee (probably several days walk) (Matthew 28:16)
C. More than a week (John 20:26, 21:1-25)
D. Forty days (Acts 1:3)
E. All of the above

My guess is that you answered “all of the above” to each. That means either you are a cynic, a Bible scholar, or you figured the citations next to each answer means that I read the Bible passages and reported the answers accurately. The correct answer is “all of the above.”

It is difficult to believe that almost one-third of Americans (2) think the Bible is the inerrant word of god when the story tellers cannot even keep their most important story straight. If the “testimony” of the Bible were presented in court, the case would be dismissed for lack of reliable evidence. Religion requires faith because it lacks facts. The great mystery is why so many people let these poorly constructed ancient myths dictate their modern behavior.

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The War of the Mind

March 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

For the last 2 months I’ve had a terrible battle going on in my head. I change my mind every couple of hours. The viewpoints are totally opposing. I’ve never had this problem before, I’m usually so decisive.

I’ll hopefully come back and read this entry in a month’s time and know which side won.

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January 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Electromagnetic Theories of consciousness

From Wikipedia:

The electromagnetic field theory of consciousness is a theory that says the electromagnetic field generated by the brain (measurable by electrocorticography) is the actual carrier of conscious experience.

The article goes into the physics, which, as presented make sense to me.

Several thoughts came into my mind. One of them is that maybe this is why a full moon affects people and they go crazy. It’s when the earth is the closest, and the greatest magnetic pull. It’s also the reason why physical health affects personality. If the blood is low sugar or anemic, the magnetc feild is not going to be the same.

Another thought – sometimes that’s why you can actually feel another’s personality or be affected by it in some way.

Very, very interesting.

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One Million Reasons the Millionaire Tax Break is a Bad Idea

December 9th, 2010 · No Comments

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Lots of Things Have Happened on My Birthday Throughout History

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

A few tidbits….
June 16, 1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed’s Hill)
June 16, 1775 – Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
June 16, 1903 – Ford Motors incorporates
June 16, 1903 – Pepsi Cola company forms

Geronimo, Stan Laurel, Phil A Mickelson, Tupac Shakur and ….me were all born on this day.

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Next Burning Man Vehicle?

November 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Do-it-yourself kits for sale online. Old bicycle parts and PVC.

Old bicycle parts and PVC

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Good ole’ AZ

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Recent studies have ranked Arizona as 49th in education and poverty. Wonder if they are related. At least we can carry a concealed weapon when we leave the trailer to pickup our welfare checks and food stamps.

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The Horrors of Converting Animals Still Alive into Food

July 19th, 2010 · No Comments

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Does it Matter What Your Political Party Is?

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s my contention that no matter what your political leaning that the public does not understand what it really believes. No one reads or investigates any more – they only listen to sound bites. If you’re violently opposed to either party, you’re missing what’s really going on – and playing into the hands of politicians.

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