8th November 2012

“Only the career theologian, mystic or guru can spend their entire life passionately avoiding truths about the physical world and still be thought wise.”

Ben Ridge

14 Responses to “8th November 2012”

  1. Kittie Says:

    I finally had to ask one of my whining christian facebook friends – since she prayed and wrote out public prayer for everyone to follow about how to vote and the election… and since Obama won… wouldn’t THAT be god’s will??? I know they were all waiting for Romney to win so they could prove god gives a shit… silence…. crickets is what I am getting from that crowd.

    You can add certain politicians to that list up above.

  2. r j Says:


    mother theresa thought suffering was a gift from god ??!!??!!

    well, i guess that tells us just how screwed up SHE was.

    was she elected to sainthood ??? …….batty old bag.

  3. r j Says:

    re todays quote…………….

    tell me WHO thinks theologians, mystics, and gurus are WISE.

  4. Kittie Says:

    RJ – I believe she was given sainthood. How could they not – she brought them so much money. and great press.

    Of course she was treated at the best facilities when her time came. No suffering for her. She was given meds – not denied them as she had done to all those suffering and dying in her charity wards. Talking about her is a waste of time.

    My batty christian friends.. one piped up and responded to my dig. She said that of course it was gods will that obama won and that we may never understand gods choice but that christians take comfort in knowing he has a plan and this is part of it… haa haa haaa … I am still laughing at that one.

    I wrote her back that it sounds like everything is gods plan.. which makes nothing his plan. I also asked her about free will in a master controlled universe, which is the explanation given for all the suffering.. So I also asked if all those who voted for Romney needed some kind of forgiveness since they were going against god’s plan… lol.. I am feeling particularly wicked tonight.


  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    As a Republican I was unable to vote for Romney on the basis that he isn’t actually a Republican.

    I almost voted for President Obama because he is actually a moderate Republican. Like Nixon and Eisenhower.

    Instead I voted for Gary Johnson because he is the candidate the Republican should have had.

    I would liked to have voted for Jill Stein but she is still a few years ahead of her time.

    Unless the republican offloads the Southern Democrats that rule the party today I fear the party is going to fade away completely.

    Strikes me as sad that the party of Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson, Teddy Roosevelt, IKE, and countless opther fiscally conservative and socially progressive stalwarts has been hijacked by lunatics.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I’ve read through the 2012 Republican party platform and I’m amazed at how un-Republican it is. Confederate yes, Republican not hardly.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Bill Moyers often tells the story of his boss, LBJ, signing the civil rights act and sadly saying to Moyers that he had just signed the south over to the Republicans for a generation. LBJ was wrong on one count – southern memories are far too long for them to come back to the Dems in less than a century, and he should have said that the R’s were welcome to them. Look at the time bomb he put into their midst – the demographic bomb that just went off at Mr. Romney’s feet.

    So we’ve had a nasty 40 years thanks to LBJ.

    The good news is it’s just about over, because, provided the R’s aren’t willing to drive the country over the fiscal cliff, we’re about to have a huge recovery for which Obama and the D’s will get credit, cementing D values into place for the next 20 to 30 years, just like happened after FDR, and with the R values after Reagan.

    Maybe, just maybe, we can get back to the slow, steady growth that happened from 1945 to 1980, and that includes the Carter years if you REALLY look at the statistics, and not Reagan’s campaign.

  8. R J Says:


    you’re lovely when you get wicked !!


    jeff at 1642…..

    very nice post.

  9. R J Says:

    kittie again………………..

    mother T is not yet a saint (( i checked ))


    one of the popes put her on the ”first step” to sainthood, and

    declared that she was now to be called

    ”blessed theresa of calcutta.’

    big, big deal.

  10. Jeff Says:

    How about, for future reference, we call her the Blasted Theresa of Calcutta.

  11. Capt'Z Says:

    Faith is not a virtue. When you have facts, you don’t need faith. Faith is what you’ve got when you have no reason to believe something is true and want to believe it anyway or are being asked to believe something that is demonstrably false. Faith is for fools and lazy thinkers.

  12. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    1945 to 1980? Well then we will have to have WWIII and bomb the manufacturing capacity of the world into the stone age again.

    Bit of a stretch to credit fine American political management for those years.

    Then the stretch from the fall of 1982, remember that, longest peacetime expansion of the US economy thing. Clinton got a free pass on the back of that. He did manage to kill it 9 months before he left office though. jab jab

    As for getting back to something I was thinking of moving ahead. Getting beyond partisanship, race, abortion, guns, death penalty, and the myriad of distractions that amuse the masses.

    I’d like to transition military spending to science spending. Particularly curing disease and space exploration.

  13. R J Says:

    sinjin at 2153

    i really like your last sentence…and i would also like that

    transition. but, the thing is , with the world as screwed

    up as it is , the military is necessary.

    it takes SO LITTLE to push the human psyche into kill

    mode………and the really sad part is that it’s ALWAYS

    THERE……just under the surface….and cloaked in

    civility, tact. and ”diplomacy.”

    ive said to you before that humans are the most dangerous

    of all the life forms in our world…….

  14. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Ya R j, I was just being a little utopian I suppose. Just wish we were more advanced as a species.