live, learn, develop, grow,
practice, progress, create, flow,
think, teach, prepare, edify
love, laugh, enjoy, die

How many people died in the name of Jesus this month? Answer = More than we can count
How many people died in the name of Yahweh this month? Answer = More than we can count
How many people died in the name of Mohammed this month? Answer = More than we can count
How many people died in the name of Allah this month? Answer = More than we can count
How many people died in the name of atheism this month? Answer = 0

so if you teach your kids science instead of religion, odds are they'll live longer

the meaning of life

So when we die, we cease to exist. Does this mean life is meaningless because it is only temporary? Not really. Most valuable and meaningful things are only temporary. We do not regard a joyous occasion as pointless because it only lasts a day. Yet our very lives are a joyous occasion. By existing, and making of ourselves something good, we give ourselves and each other value, we create purpose and meaning. Neither existing by accident nor existing only a short while changes anything about the value of existing, the value of getting to be, to behold and to know the universe, to create something.

Meaning can be found in our own existence, the here and now, but also in our hopes and dreams for the future, and not just our future but the future of others. In the simplest terms, the meaning of life is a healthy mind in a healthy body, pursuing and manifesting what it can most deeply love; the creation of good works, and the society of good people, in a well-tended world. Anything less is ultimately self-destructive or unfulfilling, and generally a complete waste of time, especially given the brief opportunity for living afforded us. And if we want even more, if it is important to us that something good be eternal, then we can make this so of the good society, and contribute our necessary part to realizing that society and laying the seeds for its endless progress and renewal. We thereby give the greatest gift of all to countless other beings who will know the world after us.

-Richard Carrier
“Sense and Goodness Without God”

Use a mirror in difficult times:

You will see both cause and resolution.

Day 253

from monday, july 24 2006

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switching gears

animal addiction to enjoying life
grows greater concern for lesser stife,
ego is held in self-centered ways
lying by the pool, catching some rays
thank god it’s not county for three days

my high's

from thursday, july 20 2006


more blood on his hands

bush vetos stem cell research bill

where's the compassion in his conservatism?

where's the christianity? oh that's right, "his" christianity made him do it

jon stewart: "by that logic senator brownback is a vagina"

world war III ?

israel allowed a week-long killing spree

pat buchanan: israel engaged in "collective punishment"

wishful thinking for all the nutjobs who want the world to end

strategic thinking for those who plan to profit from endless war

life is precious

explain to me what i cannot know
what came before, what made it so
time, space, matter, simply complex
chaos breeds order, purely perplex
a universe built for black holes to thrive
makes it a wonder for life to survive

pigs at the trough

the us will start spending at least $110 billion a year on iraq

the prewar reconstruction cost was quoted to be covered by the iraqis, not us

be aware

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

buck fush

bush's pilot

justice dept. tells congress bush "is always right" (video)


i really hate these things, i can't mark on the screen,
maybe it will force me to think, all i do is daydream,
thinking about thinking exhausts my mind, wasting my energy so,
i thought i thought for myself, but my brain shut down long ago,
everyone should think like i think, so the hypocrisy goes,
for i cannot control my consciousness, a secret nobody knows.

my high's

from tuesday, july 11 2006


Day 238

from sunday, july 9 2006

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letting go

heart strings tied in knots
jilted open by thoughtless acts
freeing the mind and soul

the argument clinic

my high's

from thursday, july 6 2006



a fantastic urge to create grows inside,
awakening the mind to be born again,
new connections form, neurons divide,
psychic entropy dissolves into pools of zen,
body and mind are one, within and without,
a monsoon of creation chasing the drought

peace takes courage

most americans think the war is pointless

what would bush have to do to get impeached?

can we tie him down and force him to get blown?

from mihaly csikszentmihalyi

flow: the psychology of optimal experience

"flow - the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it"

once you learn how to flow, you'll be happy wherever you go,
doing whatever it is you do, happiness will flow through you

Day 231

from sunday, july 2 2006

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my rec's

the god who wasn't there

among other things, he shows why christians can't explain how the story of jesus spread