I guess I can play the part of a die-hard Christian with no doubts about God and fully separate religion from science, but it’d be a lie. How many times must I feel like I’m lying to myself?
I like science. I’ve studied science. I even teach science to my five-year-old as often as I can (huge kick out of tricks using centrifugal force and still working on centripetal force). I take science at face value, but I do understand that all knowledge is flawed. I even like Bill Nye (better know as The Science Guy, Evolutionist).
There were some comments and answers by Ken Ham (founder of Answers in Genesis & Creation Museum, Baptist, Creationist) that made me doubt, but my faith tells me to take it with a grain of salt. Watch the debate and tell me what you think.
Uncensored Science: Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham
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By the way, does anyone know where I can get the transcript of the debate?
what if there’s no God & religion’s a waste of time?
what if there’s only one real God & his name’s not whatever we think it could be?
what if the real religion’s not what you practice?
what if all relgions were wrong & all faiths could be one?
what if government could work & policians were honest?
what if we could all work hard for a paycheck & it could last more than a day?
what if moderm medicine wasn’t based on big pharma‘s money & children weren’t sick?
what if I didn’t write for nothing & you cared to answer my questions above?
what if? what if?
I’ve been called many things, from descent (almost nice) to extremely bad. A few months ago, I saw the in-house psychiatrist for an evaluation (basically to find out if I was worth seeing) at the mental clinic I now go to. This shmuck wrote down on his report that I was a narcissist and that I’d a liability to the clinic — what an arrogant bastard.
“Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe the pursuit of gratification from vanity, or egotistic admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, that derive from arrogant pride. Narcissism has included particular meanings in specific fields:
- A concept in psychoanalytic theory, introduced in Sigmund Freud’s On Narcissism
- An Axis II disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, in DSM-IV
- A social or cultural problem
- A factor in trait theory used in some self-report inventories of personality such as the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, narcissism is usually considered a problem in a person or group’s relationships with self and others.”
Said the latter, I must thank my psychologist who told the people in charge of the clinic to sod off (for a lack of a better term) and that he’d work with me. Since then, I’ve signed documents indicating that, if I were to feel my demons taking over, I’d call the clinic and/or the psychologist immediately and/or go to a hospital.
My friend and senior pastor at Second Presbyterian Church, Paul Thomas Rock, started a six-week sermon series named Jesus, the Pope, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar that gave me the idea of my own when a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim and a Pagan walk into a bar series.
“Keep the pitchers of water coming.”
– Jesus telling the bar keeper to bring three empty glasses and lots of water
You can watch Paul’s sermon An Unusual Papal Pedigree on their Vimeo channel.
By the way, if you didn’t get the joke, read John 2:1-11.
Someone asked me who was my “book boyfriend” — a weird way to ask who was opposite-sex hero I most liked. At least, that’s what I thought the question meant.
My answer (quoted below) was a plug for the heroes in my own book.
“‘Book boyfriend’ wouldn’t apply to me since I’m male. ‘Book girlfriend’ might be any hero (born female, most likely) who’s tough as nails and gets the job done. For example, in the fist book of the Under the Thelian Sky (my first release), the main hero is a woman who had had a tough life and even turned to a life of crime to support her younger siblings. In the second book of the series, one of the main characters is a demon who fights her urges to kill in order to survive. In the final book in the series, one of the main characters is a woman trained to kill, fight and be part of a secret branch of the government who eventually fights a scientist who had no remorse in experimenting with men or women for the government. In other words, the perfect ‘book girlfriend’ would be the anti-hero who you’d learn to like and root for even when she might be a criminal.”
Under the Thelian Sky is available in print (ISBN 9781494232283) and ebook (ASIN B00GTQBY04).