Thank you to everyone from the Joplin Freethinkers and the Springfield Freethinkers who came out to meetings yesterday. I had a great time at both events and I look forward to seeing all of you (and meeting those of you who didn’t make it out) again soon.
So last night(march 1st), I received a call from my dad and all we talked about was how school was going for me and just life on campus.
He then handed his phone to my mom, who sooner or later asked me if I had been going to church. Mind, you my parents don't know I'm an atheist per say, but I've given them hints that I don't like church (Not getting up to give money during 'offering time'). I'm usually on the phone for about 3-5 minutes with my parents, but this time was… Continue
I never liked joining random communities and usually prefer the stalkerish lurking around. I also never caught the blogger's-bug.
Oh well, here I am: yet another rational computer science major. Yet another white middle class guy. Yet another educated and thus slightly arrogant person. Yet another guy who's afraid of the growing influence of the islamic theocracies in the UN, and western christian 'untouchableness' of religion and deeply religious immigrants in western europe who are not… Continue
Now that i am typing these words i don't feel good . because i had a quarrel with my mother a few minutes ago.
perhaps a quarrel is not a good topic to start a blog but i want to do this.
I rarely watch TV but my mum watches a lot. this noon she told me look this girl(in TV program ) wants to have right of divorce before marriage.(in Islam women can't divorce without their husbands' permission and that TV program wanted to denounce the girl's behaviour!) I replied every woman… Continue
Just added my latest composition to this page--unfortunately it sounds a bit tinny, due to being a Midi-to-MP3. It was composed in Sibelius 2 for two lutes and piano, and took me about three days-- I was very tired and could only do a bit at a time.
I am currently trying to reduce it to a piano version so I can play it in person. I will try and get a recording up when I do.
The piece is about one of my former LARP characters (a drug-addled teenage boy who eventually went… Continue
For want of a better title. I had a general anaesthetic yesterday and thanks to that and the painkillers I feel like I've been raiding Ozzy Osbourne's cocktail cabinet. So my grammar and style are a bit up the creek, but at least my spelling has improved since yesterday's LiveJournal entry (I spelt fatigue "faguite").
At least I'm not as bad as I was in the Recovery Room- apparently I kept asking the staff about their favourite poems and then quoted a stanza of the Rime of the… Continue
When I was a kid, I loved Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. I mean I REALLY loved it. I loved it so much that, in one episode, when a man in a music shop snapped at Mr. Rogers, I got about as mad and upset as I've ever been in my life. As an adult, I've come to see how much Mr. Rogers influenced me and other children, and what an amazing person he was.
Now, I work with kids, planning activities and doing programs with children of all ages. Sometimes, when planning a program, I feel kind of… Continue
Added by EnsignR on February 28, 2009 at 8:30pm —
so i said fuck myspace and deleted my account... frak all that drama-- even with people who don't know you... have to start shit...wtf?? so yeah fuck that- i'm happier here and with my twitter anyways...
comp still going nuts... organ still trying to escape... nothing new... just actually got the computer to work and i felt the need to say FUCK YOU RON MOORE>>>> JUST FUCK YOU.... yeah... bsg has me all wound up after last night...
Why do religious people (or any people) consider good conclusions to bad situations to be miracles? Going about daily life on an average scale free of tragedy is not a rare, precious thing. It is the default. The real "miracle", or "anti-miracle", is that such a tragic and terrible thing happened in the first place. The odds are against planes crashing, being held at gunpoint, or being attacked by a shark. Just because one of these life-threatening situations ends in survival does not make it a… Continue
pull my chord from the wall
at the same time saying you won’t.
shake the trees to sway the sky
as if your motives are elusive or intriguing.
well who's unbound now?
this circuit board, sparked and igniting,
memory-mute and blood-solvent,
my switch is thrown.
gave in then up but not back --
stared-down from the distance
of separate corners in the room
and now expected to… Continue
Pardon me if I banter Christians more than the other organized religionists; I’m a product of the Catholic school system from grammar school to Boston College. The other religions are equally as farfetched. It’s just that I’m better acquainted with the doctrines of the church than the conventions and convictions of Judaism or Islam.
I rejected religious ideas at a very early age. The fables were too unbelievable, even to a seven year old: Jonah living in the belly of a whale; Adam… Continue
Blasphemy Day International is an international campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a national day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to mock and insult religion without fear of murder, violence, and reprisal. It is the obligation of the world's nations to safeguard dissent and the dissenters, not to side with the brutal interests of thugs who demand "respect" for their beliefs (i.e., immunity to being criticized or mocked or they threaten… Continue