Richard Goscicki
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My Prophecy

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My Prophecy

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Richard Goscicki commented on Martin DH's blog post What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?
"Joan, I think Martin isn't afraid about his ideas being challenged but rather discovered by his country's thought police.  You know what that would mean:  anything from fifty lashes, to jail time or being banned from his favorite…"
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Richard Goscicki commented on Martin DH's blog post What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?
"In my first book, Mirror Reversal, I promulgate the motto “Everything’s a trade-off.”  Every major decision involves this truth be it going to college, choosing a profession or getting married.  I think the major…"
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Richard Goscicki commented on Martin DH's blog post What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?
"Hey Martin, you should have also stated your age which is also relevant to your post. I'll have you know the same shit goes on all over the world, even in the US.  I have a Catholic Military Academy, St. Martha's, near me and I'm…"
Jan 22
Richard Goscicki commented on Martin DH's blog post What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?
"Martin, I figured your revealing message was incriminatory enough so it wouldn't make any difference if you named the country.  I myself wouldn't last five minutes so I can't give you any advice.  I think I'd spend a…"
Jan 22
Richard Goscicki commented on Martin DH's blog post What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?
"Good post.  I thought I was reading Orwell or Aldous Huxley.  I think you’re wrong though not naming your country.  It has to be either Saudi Arabia or Iran to my mind; I hope other countries aren’t equally messed…"
Jan 22
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"I first heard about the Belgian province, the Borinage, from Herman Wouk’s Lust for Life.  As I mentioned Van Gogh wanted to work with the people and connect at a more personal level.  He actually descended deep into the mine shafts…"
Jan 20
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"From Joan Denoo to Richard Goscicki  I didn't know about the Borinage region of Belgium until I read your comment about it. I have known for a long time about the Beguinage of Flanders. The Beguines have a fascinating history…"
Jan 20
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Knees, There's a interesting comment on this from the great physicist Niels Bohr back in the '20s.  "The meaning of life is that it's meaningless."  Barbara Walker, my collaborator, says:  Look up at the…"
Jan 19
On my Kneesus for Jesus! commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"The meaning of life is simply to give life meaning."
Jan 19
Dyslexic's DOG commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Religion may appear to give their lives meaning, but it is the same meaning for all, to be subservient to a megalomaniac usurper. Hardly a meaning worthy of pursuing. It is much better and far more satisfying to strive for and achieve your own…"
Jan 19
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"kh,  Right on!, as we said in hippie days.  "
Jan 18
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Jay, well said.  I was referring to Gaea theory as proposed by James Lovelock and William Golding, the writer of The Lord of the Flies.  In brief, our planet is a super-organism composed of millions of species and diverse life forms. …"
Jan 18
k.h. ky commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"It makes me crazy that this area is all about coal. Jobs. No epa regulations. Which part of 'if we don't have a planet you won't need a job don't they get' ? And most of the stupidity comes from their religious beliefs."
Jan 18
jay H commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Great points but I am puzzled by the line The whole Gaea thing is a wrapping of religious imagery around a purely mechanistic system.. There obviously is no 'mother of life', personification of the earth as some kind of goddess, even if…"
Jan 18
Joan Denoo commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Rich, I am glad you reminded me of your post on  Richard Goscicki, June 26, 2012, Ten Reasons Not To Believe  and your reference to  Greta Christina,The Top 10 Reasons I Don't Believe in God. I wonder what ever…"
Jan 18
Richard Goscicki commented on Richard Goscicki's blog post The Wrong Meaning of Life
"Thanks Gale.  The future certainly looks perilous. Thanks you very much also Joan.  I love the story, has some great lines.  It's a true story, you know.  Kelly really was my biology student and we eventually lived…"
Jan 17

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The Wrong Meaning of Life

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:30pm 13 Comments

Many church or mosque goers believe religion gives their lives “meaning.”  It’s a delusion, an appealing but false concept.  What meaning could being credulous enough to believe the preposterous give one’s life?  If anything, I think a good and magnanimous god would disdain such behavior.  They’re abandoning reason for self-interest and wishful thinking. 

In biology, the Prime Directive (PD) governs all life down to insects, worms and beyond.  The force that governs all life is…

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Atheism on the Radio

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 8:42am 2 Comments

The Hoover Radio Show went fine but only as an icebreaker to more important issues.  It reminded me of early Christian bishops arguing over how many angels can reside on the head of a pin.  I felt like standing up and yelling out, “Look, as you sit here in this luxurious setting, people are getting their heads chopped off, wars are being fought, 15 million people (mostly children) are starving to death and billions have to live in fear of opening their mouth or saying the wrong thing.  Isn’t…

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Not Even An Apology (For Destroying Countless Lives)

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:30am 11 Comments

Richard Nixon

It’s fitting to have this war criminal, McCarthyite and lying “crook” who abandoned the White House in disgrace, as the figurehead for the modern War on Drugs, the holocaust of the modern age.  Tens of thousands of lives were ruined, psychologically damaged (including mine), and plain murdered to keep the nightmare going.  All perpetrated so many professions could feed off the mayhem like sea gulls circling a countless school of surface-feeding sardines. …

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The Myth That Grass Causes Stupidly

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 9:30am 5 Comments

If anyone happened to catch the radio or TV show “Imus in the Morning” show last week, they presented a bit where two regulars on the show interviewed random passersby and asked the questions, “Do you smoke grass?” Upon a positive answer they’d then ask questions a third-grader should know, “Who’s the Secretary of State?” or “Where on the map is Afghanistan?” They then played dimwit answers of apparent potheads, judging by tattered jeans and disheveled hair: “I dunno” and “Isn’t that in the…

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Superb Reading List for Atheists

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 9:30am 7 Comments

It’s by the Humanists of Sarasota Bay.  The reason it’s so superb and wonderful is that Pot Stories of and Humanist Essays of Barbara Walker and I has just been added to the recommended Reading List—to me, anyway. 

I’m really honored to be in the company of such important authors.  I made the joke:  if the majority of Americans read these books it would it would knock modern “In God We Trust” society on…

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At 9:26pm on November 29, 2012, Daniel W said…

Richard, thanks for your great comments on my profile!

At 5:49pm on October 1, 2012, Clarence Dember said…
Hi Richard.
I agree these bellicose religious bomb devotees need to take stock of reality.
At 11:26pm on August 24, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I still don't see an Endmeme group. Did you change your mind?

At 11:52am on August 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Hi, Richard. It took along time to find the roach story in my backup drive. It was intended to be a video, created with Poser. The learning curve was steep, and trying to create the room and objects with yet another program eventually defeated me. In order to send you the rough draft I'll  need your email. If you want you can send it to me at ruthanthonygardner@yahoo.com or friend me to use a private message. I appreciate your curiosity.

At 7:30pm on June 26, 2012, Steph S. said…

Hi Richard I really enjoyed reading your blog. Wonderful!

At 6:21pm on June 26, 2012, suzanne Buzz said…

Congratulations on your awesome book:) I'm sorry I haven't been online much at all.

At 5:10pm on May 4, 2012, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Rich!

Glad to be your friend.

At 10:52pm on December 24, 2011, suzanne Buzz said…

I can't wait to buy your book let me know when you have it on kindle :). I'm sorry i didn't get the message until now.

At 7:00am on November 25, 2011, Clarence Dember said…
Hi Richard. Starting my day by noticing my cats are not religious but they do not promote genocide!
At 9:21pm on May 12, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Richard! I noticed we're in a few groups together. I'm over 60 and a retired biology teacher too. I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D
 
 
 

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