|Faith is a concept based on an imaginary, unreal realm, it can't be proven or disproved.|
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sir Ian McKellen speaks to Men's Journal on a variety of topics, including religion:
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Basking in the glory and honor to be counted among the civilized states where equality under the law is the “normal”
We suspected it was going to happen but maybe a little bit sooner. Our LGBT family will now be offered all the benefits and dignity as our heterosexual counterparts in the great state of Illinois where Governor Pat Quinn is to sign the marriage equality bill today.
The signing of the bill as special as it is, will be made more significant by using Abraham Lincoln's desk which is being shipped from the state capital to Chicago according to reports.
As is to be expected, those religious fanatics and Teabagger Republicans are all lining up in their local hospital delivery room to give birth to 500 lb cows.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Children are naturally inquisitive and should not be discouraged.
One of the first indications of human intellectual curiosity can be observed at a very early age, you know, that stage in young children when they are always asking that annoying: WHY?” As parents, we are not very good at answering all those questions and instead take refuge in ignorance by suppressing the child's curiosity and dismissing it as a pain in the ass.
But take note, instead of being annoyed by a question, we should make every humanly possible effort to answer that WHY and here is WHY: When a child asks a question to which you don't have an answer, you set out to find it and may learn something in the process yourself.
When a child is discouraged from further asking WHY, it represses the natural instinct to learn, to find out more about our universe and about science. By denying the child the legitimacy of his inquiry, we are also creating an intellectual cripple. It is not surprising then that we find so many of these conservative types, those science deniers chiding and ridiculing learning and intellectual pursuit.
The purpose of conservatism is to maintain the status quo, no changes, no new ideas, no solutions and above all, no answers to WHY. It is not surprising either that such intellectually challenged people like George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney rose to prominence within the Republican Party....they are truly catering to “their base”
Of course there is a gap of intelligence among these people and folks who value learning, science, meritocracy and the pursuit of intellectual endeavor and those who don't, we see it constantly in their behavior and the causes they defend, from guns legislation to climate change, from destroying public education to obliterating science research budgets, from taking refuge in religion and claiming immunity from reason and logic because it is their “faith”
Saturday, November 16, 2013
After all, hasn't the Republican Congress voted over 40 times to repeal OBAMACARE?
Let's see if we got this right...originally this was Romneycare and when it was launched it only had over one hundred enrollments the first month; in order to satisfy the greed of the parasite insurance companies we bypassed universal healthcare for everyone and tried to include the greedy insurance companies so they continue to skim profits in exchange of providing no service and making no significant contribution to the healthcare of Americans. They fought it, they contributed shit-loads of money to defeat it and greased the palms of many politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike...yet, we managed to pass this mirror image of Romney's plan into law which had just as many snags and flaws at the beginning.
So, the next time you hear one of these Fox News asshats or some Republican-Tea-Bagger crackpot criticize the launching of the Affordable Care Act, just tell him/her to insert a big turd into their mouths and happily swallow it.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Within just days of each other, Illinois and now Hawaii
The rest of the states will continue to join the community of civilized people where homophobia is repugnant and rare.
The question remains: Which ones are the next states to reject religious fanaticism and bigotry? Oregon? Colorado?
Mahalo nui loa Hau‘oli