Monday, August 15, 2011

Sibling rivalry???

The wife and I are visiting the father, and step mother. They are really good people. In the middle of the conversation father looks at moi and says (to the effect), "have you heard about Jeff (older brother)?"
My look must have appeared disconcerted.

He states, "he was made BISHOP... of a student ward."

My thoughts ran the line of "I thought someone had died, and this is what I get???"

"Didn't your mother tell you?", he queried in gleeful disquiet.

That is when I knew that the brainwashing was completely undone. I was aghast that anybody would find such a thing "wonderful, and of good report." I just felt sad for my brother. All the burden, and no benefit. His assimilation to the MORG was complete. Never, will he have an enlightened epiphany... never will he shout out with intense orgasmic pleasure... highly doubtful he will savor a rational independent discovery. This just made my heart hurt a little (perhaps kitties cried? One never knows the extent to which stupidity effects the ripple of causality).

Even though for me the god question has been answered, the depth of human gullibility is an intellectual chasm that I shall, inevitability, never breech.

I truly have evolved. My twenty-plus years of mental programming has finally been undone. Reality is sweet. Mythos no longer hold sway within the context of my understanding.


HH =)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quick funny

In a small Texas town, (Mt. Vernon ) Drummond's bar began construction on a new building to increase their business.. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up till the week before opening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

The church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building's demise in its reply to the court.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork. At the hearing he commented, "I don't know how I'm going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not."

HH. =)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Fading of an era...

The oldest moved 10 miles away into his first apartment. He has yet to graduate from High school, but he has certainly earned the right to be treated like an adult with the capacity to make reasoned and thoughtful decisions. As he was packing, hauling, and unpacking there was an apexed sense of fatherhood pride.

"Job well done Happy," was my simple thought.

Later, the wife and I moved his bed, vacuumed, and dusted a much emptier room inside our home. I looked at her, and she returned the glance. The eye contact was more than she could bear. Tears seeped down her cheek. I chuckled at her awkwardly. And, then a large lump filled my throat. in that moment our little blond boy who, when 3 years old could not sommersault over his enormous head shot through my minds eye. He would put his head down on the ground, straighten his short legs, and roll to his right. Melancholy hit me like a cannonball. I was suddenly overcome with grief. The relationship with my son has forever changed. He no longer "needs" me.

What will he think of the old man now? Where do I fit in this wonderful young man's life? The charge of being the shaper, changer, cons equator, and protector of a young life is dimming quietly. As this era fades, and the curtain falls, what role changes will the next act bring? As the young man I love so much stands center stage in this play that is his own life, when and where wil my entrances and exits be?

Pride... fear... uncertainty... friendship... -- end scene


Thursday, May 05, 2011

Gadgets and technology

I am typing this on my new bluetooth keyboard. Nice to have some Kinisthetic feedback again. The IPAD is now perfect! You can see what I have at this LINK

pretty damn kewl!

HH =)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The moral high ground may belong to the non-religious

You can find it here-

Here is a snippet:
"Is this knee-jerk dislike of atheists warranted? Not even close.

A growing body of social science research reveals that atheists, and non-religious people in general, are far from the unsavory beings many assume them to be. On basic questions of morality and human decency — issues such as governmental use of torture, the death penalty, punitive hitting of children, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, environmental degradation or human rights — the irreligious tend to be more ethical than their religious peers, particularly compared with those who describe themselves as very religious."

Citations from the article to other research were interesting reading (in particular Zuckerman)

HH. =)

Friday, April 29, 2011

A bit of anarchy.

And man will not only be punished for his own sins, but for Adams transgressions. I have been pondering original sin of late. How, exactly, is it that one can be held accountable for an action, or set of actions, that one had no choice in? It is cloudy... The past... But, there is not even a foggy, shadowy memory wherein Adam whispered to me, " what do you think if I should eat this fruit? You willing to share the consequences if I do?"

How about the great forgiver? Did he pop the question at some point in my pre mortal life? And god said to Happy, "if Adam takes Eve's advice you want a piece of the outcome?"

The sheer stupidity of it all leaves me wanting to take a nap. Really... The stupidity of such a tale is so stupefying that a malingering coma has more appeal than entertaining this drivel.

Why waste the brainpower dealing with individuals emitting such irksome foibles? Why does the belief in such a fairytale elicit such a rise? I am convinced that it is insulting. In what universe does intentionally dumbing-down other sentient beings warrant praise? It does not! When the ignorant sooth their emaciated egos by degrading their betters, it behooves the betters to put them back in their place.

This is an intellectuals Waterloo. Time to fight back with the only battlements we have. Being smart is an armament. Intelligence, when combined with education, is an impenetrable armour. Anger driven assaults have had no effect. Stoic indifference to the opposition is what is needed. It is time think our way through the political and social christian crusade in the USA.

No blood Need be shed. It is the shackles of imposed group-think bondage which need be loosed. It will be overcome by volleys of missiles-of-reason by those of us who can withstand such assault with the laughing grace of Kevlar-wrapped police.

The war was started by ignorance, yet will be won through undaunted intelligent and wise interposition. We are not slaves as long as our minds are free. Others remain slaves as long as theirs mind are bonded.

HH. =)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Time to evolve...

Here it is...

I no longer give a wit whether a god exists or not. My life will be one guided by reason, and motivated by love.
That is enough. The idea of a celestial dictator no longer gets the assumptions of importance, or inherent dignity.
The moral high ground is taken by those who honestly assess the facts of reality, and come by honest conclusions
proportionate to the facts. That is enough. That is just. Let the chips fall where they may.

On another note... Spring break is going well.

HH =)