I enjoy reading poetry from time to time. I like the imagery and rhythm but have never had the aptitude to explicate one with any skill (this was made clear to me in high school literature class).
But there is one kind of poem, although childish, which seems obtainable to even me: The acrostic poem.
Here is one I wrote today:
Often pondered, only once questioned
Damnation replied through society's judgment
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We have a thing in Britain called Sod’s Law; it’s a simple axiom that states, “anything that can go wrong, will”, and is often exemplified by the frustrating way that dropped toast always lands butter side down. Some people know it as Murphy’s Law, particularly outside the UK where the word “sod” is not as commonly used; regardless of how you refer to it, it’s still a good way of describing those situations where you can’t for the life of you shake the feeling that the universe is royally…Continue
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It was a great evening, and especially exciting to get him to sign my books.
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Earlier today (10/29/2011) the 5,000 signature mark was reached on the petition to End the Military’s Discrimination against Non-Religious Service Members.
Many thanks to all who signed, tweeted, and reached out on Facebook.
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Without the fundamentalists and their "values" issues, many in the lower 99 percent could not have been convinced to vote against their (our) economic self-interest; in other words, vote for Republicans who only serve billionaires.
Fundamentalist religion -- evangelical and Roman Catholic alike -- has delegitimized the US government and thus undercut its ability to tax, spend and regulate.…Continue
The Pirate Party in Germany brought it up, and the idea has spread to a few American politicians as well - that government might be better as an online service than as a representative body. Parts of it, at least. Certainly we would still need an executive branch as a host of enforcers, but what of the legislative and judicial branch? Judgement of the law already relies on the input of a jury, everyday Joes and Janes like you and me, and legislation is expedited (theoretically) by a group…Continue
How do you guys handle your kids and halloween and all saints?
I really hate halloween and think it a way to normalize the wicked ideas of spirits, souls, ghosts and all that in the minds of children
It is sugar coating the concept of a soul that can be condemned and go to hell.
As I see it Halloween plays this role in normalizing the idea of hell and spirits et al in the mind of small children. "There is something to be scared of, but don't be afraid, cos jesus saves…Continue
Of course not, don't be rude. There are only mistranslations, metaphors, misinterpretations, and contextual errors. Silly atheists!
So today in the discussion forum in class, the topic of nature vs nurture came up(I'm a psych major so this was going to happen ANYWAY). Well one of the students, I'll name him Mark Christian, ranted on and on about choice, and then said this gem:
"In the continuum I lean more toward Environmental explanations for our behavior. The choice to pursue a change in gender for example, rests on a decision by us to do that, and may come from overly being associated with a female All…Continue
When anything ails you, go visit either the democratic or republican spin-doctors. The news this morning on all channels are continuously optimistic about our economy turning around magically. Greece has its debt issues handled where one of the few things not affected by this glorious turnaround is our employment rate. This hovers just under 10%, yet all the majority networks are talking about the recovery that’s just around the corner. Isn’t it amazing that the recovery around the…Continue
Added by United Under One on October 28, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on our next President. Does America always need a "WOW Factor" during an election now? The WOW in Obama was that he was the 1st black president... BIG DEAL.... so what's the WOW this year, the first Jew or the first Mormon? If race was the biggest challenger in 2008, will religion be the biggest "WOW" in 2012?
"So many centuries, so many times
We were the prisoners of our own fantasy
But then we had nothing to lead our life
No, no, we can't live without Gods."
From Blind Guardian's song "Valhalla." It's a pretty true quote by itself! Some people really can't (or don't realize they can't) live without some kind of god because they feel like they would be lost without it. Either that or they'd prefer not to entertain such a possibility!