COULD THIS BE

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(in America especially) … are … loopy?

A simple mistranslation from the English to American, then via proselytisers (like the Mormons, Billy Graham, and God knows how many others) spread throughout the uncritical of the world?

‘ATHEIST’

is a simple enough word.

Look at it, though … what the hell does it actually mean—?

Shaitan

“Hey Argie—leave ME out of it this time!”

MY OWN UNDERSTANDING

is that it means a person who doesn’t accept the concept of supernatural beings called gods.

All gods. Any gods.

Not, as this gentleman so glibly tries in his propaganda to pervert—

The early Christians, refusing to accept the supreme authority of the divine emperor, were called “atheists”, haters of mankind. It is not without irony that these hating and hateful atheists gave the West its insight into political freedom.

to read from source:  CLICK HERE

You know … I really really really miss the days when the New Zealand Herald (thanks to a dedicated and well led proof-reading team) could actually be relied on.

A single exception is enough to disprove any absolute. So let me be it:

I AM AN ATHEIST.

AND WITH NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS

I DO NOT

‘HATE MANKIND’

But I do (very much) hate poorly worded propaganda.

Sure, the guy has one very good point—there is a genuine need for a power greater than the state, to which the state itself must be answerable. But an invisible intangible holy-pie-in-the-sky-guy is not it.

(Funny, I was told at school that in a ‘democracy’ We The People were it …)

THE REST

of the nice Mr Logan’s article is infuriating drivel. Read it at your peril—I merely skimmed it lest I blow a fuse. (If he does say anything constructive, please let me know.)

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“I work in mysterious ways, Argus … he ain’t one of mine either~!”

Dammit—I’ll let him have the last word, in this final quote:

“If you don’t like to believe in God, it remains a matter of what you replace God by; the autonomous self? Ultimately that will become the overbearing State. And that too is the end of freedom.”

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EVOLUTION

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I DON’T KNOW

but I imagine that the guys who laid this path a few generations ago must have done it properly—

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—but for some reason either the path has popped up (my guess, by about nine inches) or the ground has receded~?

Bop the IdiotMy best bet, as I explained to the ever patient Spouse, is that perhaps by using a catcher on their lawn mowers and (as is the wont of many) ‘getting rid of’ the clippings later … they have actually exported their topsoil?

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MORAL GUIDANCE

IS ESSENTIAL

and it’s good to see that our devout Abrahamic friends understand this point and know enough to get in first with the young—

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—a family Sunday reading by the look of it. Moral guidance at its best, boom boom!

As much as I suggest to the rational that they might achieve more by educating the young … my seeds fall upon stoney ground, but these Christians at least have a handle on reality. (Well, on the bits that matter most, at least.)

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WTF Dept

dodoAGAIN~!

Please excuse language, I get incensed sometimes. Whilst researching other stuffs I happened across this delight—

Edon was a railway signalman in the town of Middlesbrough, northeastern England. He met with a tragic end  … … At the age of 22, he was stabbed to death by his work colleague, Gary Vinter. Vinter was jailed in 1996 for the murder, but proceeded to kill others including his estranged wife upon his release in 2006 …

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Hence the WTF bit.

Loathe as I am to advocate the biblical “eye for an eye, tooth for a fairy” or whatever, I do think that folks killing folks (other than when it is open season) should be locked away in a deep damp dark oubliette until proved innocent.

I WAS

researching reincarnation. Of all the ‘religious’ offerings it makes the best sense, even though it too falters when you try to find purpose or a ‘god-free’ source (Prime Mover).

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ALL GOOD

fun being Cleopatra once (how come at ‘past life’ parties there’s always oodles of Cleos and Neros and heroes but nary a sludge-pit shoveler?) but I has me doubts about ‘memories’—physically there would have to be a mechanism, no?

But—

—in an earlier life (sorry, couldn’t resist it~) I did a lot of reading/meditating/self-hypnosis etc. Grist to the mill … and some of it carries a ring of brrrrr~!

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I read Dr Stevenson when he first published (many others since). A convincing case is presented sometimes, wishful in others. (Stevenson can be dry though.)

If so inclined—

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Praise and criticism[edit]

In 1977, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease devoted most of one issue to Stevenson’s work in which psychiatrist Harold Liefdescribed Stevenson as “a methodical, careful, even cautious, investigator, whose personality is on the obsessive side…Either he is making a colossal mistake, or he will be known . . . as ‘the Galileo of the 20th century.”[5] Yet mainstream scientists tended to ignore or dismiss Stevenson’s research. Some questioned his objectivity, claimed he was credulous and suggested his investigations were flawed.[5] When philosopher Leonard Angel criticized one of the cases in Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation personally handled by Stevenson,[6]Stevenson published a rebuttal which argued the critique itself was flawed.[7]

Source (Wiki):  CLICK HERE

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SADLY I END UP

wondering what would constitute acceptable proof, what would convince ME?

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Maybe I should leave myself a note

BOOM BOOM!

IT WAS SAID

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‘MADE TO MILITARY STANDARDS’

meant “made before 1935” …

Quoting now—

Army Sergeant C.W. Arrowood completely agreed: “The Jap knee mortar gives us hell. They come in fast, thick, and accurate. Can’t we have one?”

The answer to Sergeant Arrowood’s question was a resounding No. United States forces soldiered on with the little loved rifle grenade until the advent of the M79 40mm grenade launcher during the early stages of the Vietnam War.

sourced:  CLICK HERE

—reraises an old bugbear of mine, having suffered years of obsolete and obsolescent junk (of which the warehouses were full).

I find myself asking over and over and over again … “Why can’t the designers, manufacturers, and procurers of weaponry be drafted into the forces as ‘coal face’ USERS of said equipments?” for substantial genuine (field) testing?

QUALITY ASSURANCE

is best served always by getting the end user to evaluate products under user conditions; and not at all ‘served’ by pen-pushers and crony business/politicians in luxury air conditioned offices discussing over cocktail lunches.

But Mr Warbucks (love that name!) wouldn’t agree. And for many millions of deceased warriors, what might their families say if they only knew~?

Here’s a nice bugbear to help you think finger-pointing-down-animation-gif copy

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“Always expect the unexpected! Got it, yet, Shorty?”

AND if you have any manner of ‘flesh and blood’ input in your nation’s defence forces—be you Brit, Yank, Russki, or whatever:

how would you feel about getting your relative back in a wee box (if you even got the bugger back at all) discovering later that when dropped in the mud briefly his/her weapon ceased functioning (but rarely the bad guy’s weapons? Weird, that)?

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NOT GIVEN

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AS I AM TO

preaching, or (God forbid) offering no unsolicited advice to nobody … I watched this earlier and thought that not only everyone should see it, but everyone with youngsters in tow or youth to instruct—or Gunnies in the marines, Chiefs in navies, nannies with prams, profs in colleges … anyone in a position of “Hey, Kid! Look, watch, absorb and learn~!”

And with this post (thanks to whoever it was shot them poor innocent little duckies) you can retire all your Good Books, Bibles, manuals, treatises, Inspirationals etc …

I KNOW A GUY

who vicariously instructed his sons with Hornblower. I kid you not … I’ve never got far with them myself, but he (the Dad) was a very accomplished guy and his kids are doing pretty damn good too. (I recommend ‘The Richest Man In Babylon’ myself but that’s just me—it works even if you lack talents (oops) but aren’t totally somnambulant).

In the meantime: get ducking~!

Shaitan

“Hey, Argie!”

“Yo?”

“Nice one, Dude~!”

For you connoisseurs—

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—the rarely photographed southern aspect of a north steaming duck.

 

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A GIFT

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FOR THE CHRISTIANS 

AND THE JEWS

AND THE ISLAMICS 

and any other ‘holier than thou’* folks among us.

FIRST

feast your eyes on this. You may never see its like again—

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IF YOU 

are now a bit puzzled, then further strangle your mind brain with this:

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If you can’t see my point here I’ll be happy (actually, no, a bit quite distressed) to elucidate further for you.

But don’t fret. As a good Abrahamic seeing none you’ll be wondering in acute puzzlement: “What bloody contradictions?”—

—but I shan’t point them out**.

Shaitan

“Argie! You tryin’ to put Big G’s franchises and me out of a job?”

*   It means nearer my God than thee (a bit like those folks on the Titanic)

** You know, think the old ‘seeds-on-stoney-ground’ thing …

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