Sunday, July 23, 2017

Liars Lying

I like the new White House communications director, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. It’s not just because he favors gun control and is against building a wall on our southern border, positions he now officially renounces. I like him because he is personable and entertaining, but also because he is such an outrageous liar. ... Read more...

Abusing Power

I just had an epiphany.
You may be familiar with the “seven deadly sins,” listed here for your convenience:
  • Pride,
  • Envy,
  • Gluttony,
  • Lust,
  • Wrath,
  • Greed,
  • Sloth.
Something has always bothered me about that list. It didn’t seem balanced. It didn’t seem complete. Something … I just couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I saw a meme that applied the whole list to our current president, and it hit me. ... Read more...

Faith, Hope, and Reality

I am going to lay all my cards on the table. I am a naturalist, which is to say that everything I have experienced and learned about suggests to me that the world is more or less as we perceive it, subject to our physical limitations. There doesn’t appear to be a supernatural realm, filled with gods and demons, or fairies and elves. The world seems to operate by cause and effect, and things like magic, prayer, and spiritual healing are only effective to the extent that they affect us psychologically. Is it possible I am wrong?... Read more...