Saturday, December 27, 2008

What about the "good things" in the bible?

I would be among the first to admit that there is some wisdom in the bible (and while I don't know it for a fact, suspect there is in virtually any holy text). So shouldn't these parts of the bible be followed? Absolutely not. Not because it is in a text. Only if it can be shown through the use reason that the wisdom is on target.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Winter Holidays!

I'm not the least offended when wished "Merry Christmas". I appreciate the the perceived notion of good will and happiness that is being directed toward me.

What DOES annoy the hell out of me is that some people think there is a "war on Christmas", that can be easily found every time someone like me dares to utter the phrase, "Happy Winter Holidays", or any similar phrase that fails to include the "reason for the season" - Jesus.

Jesus is the "reason for the season" if you are Christian. Otherwise he has absolutely nothing to do with the season.

I hope that anyone reading this has a wonderful winter holiday season - whatever you believe.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Kind of cool...

It's vaguely ironic, isn't it, that something called "Dark Energy" is the driving force in the universe?

"The team's calculations instead solidify the conventional view that an enigmatic dark energy fills the cosmos and is responsible for the acceleration of the Universe. "Recent advances in data collection have brought us to the era of precision cosmology," says Zibin. "Void models are terrible at explaining the new data, but the standard dark energy model works very well."
Read on...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why I voted for Obama

This is exactly why. It wasn't that I blindly thought he was going to be some savior of America or that I would love everything he would do. But after 8 years of darkness in just about every conceivable area of governance, we will finally at least get back on the right track. Whether the train can actually move and gather steam is yet to be seen.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Economic Morons of the Right

Balanced by a voice of reason. Don't you love accountability?