Sunday, January 27, 2008

Site: Tips for handling a baby

I now feel ready to have a child of my very own! After finding this handy little website, I find that maybe I stressed for all these years and that maybe it's not as hard as everyone makes it out to be.


I don't know why, but I think that this RC CH-47 helo is pretty neat.

Mini RC Chinook

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Quote of the day

"What luck for rulers that men do not think."

- Adolf Hitler

Picture: Ain't that the truth

I saw this picture and it started me thinking on all the different facets of life to which it could accurately apply. It seems to fit everything from the intricacies of dating to the current state of US foreign relations.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Quote of the day

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."

- Stephen Hawking

Pictures of the week

That is a most unfortunate name to have in an English-speaking country.

Just in case your parents forgot to tell you during your potty training...

Can someone tell me what that is supposed to be?! Is that President Bush's new anti-Godzilla defense system?


This is really sad.

Stop playing with your food!


Sad, but true.

WTF is that?? It's like a giant fuzzy worm with whiskers!

All hail Zeus!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Entry: Science is cool

So...I'm sitting there on the plane yesterday on my return trip from El Paso. I take a swig from the bottle of water that I bought in TX and put the bottle in the pouch in the seat in front of me. The captain comes over the intercom and says that we're starting our decent. About 20 minutes later, there's a very loud cracking noise that scares the crud out of myself and the girl sitting next to me. I look down and the bottle has partially imploded in on itself. The girl looks at me and says "What the heck was that??" which I answer "That was Dr. Boyle saying 'hello'". How nerdy was that?!?!

P.S. I haven't opened the bottle yet. I'm planning on taking it with me on my next plane ride if I can get it through customs.
I'm also kinda partial to this one as well. :)
I generally hate pictures of myself. This one, however, I'm quite fond of.

The infidels are at the gate!

I've spent the last couple of years on this blog making sure that I kept an objective point-of-view on most things that I've posted.'s getting to be REALLY difficult where faith is concerned.

What in the world is so horrible about the separation of church and state?? I'll be honest in saying that I'm really not in the mood to post this right now. In's a double whammy because 1) I'm still not in the mood to post anything to this bog and 2) I'm really not in the mood to talk on this subject. Therefore, I fear that I will probably sound like a completely un-thinking ass about anything that I say. However, at least I will have said something.

My questions for the masses:

Would you want someone else's faith residing over your life? If the country DID advocate god in the White House and a Hindu was elected into office, would you want Vishnu guiding the future principles of your children? Of course, I have nothing against Hinduism or Hindu people. I'm just pulling an example out of my butt. The concept sounds convenient when someone is in office who at least shares a modicum of your beliefs, but when the tables are turned and you find that it's YOU who is among the "mis-represented" in the highest office in the country, the outlook is a little less palatable.

How can we choose a national deity (or set of deities) when the country can't seem to agree on anything itself? The funny thing is that so many people are sooooo hell-bent (no pun intended) in getting a deity into the oval office that they haven't even stopped to consider what would happen next. It's like Captain Ahab; all I want at the moment is to get this spear into that big frickin' Sperm Whale. I really don't need to worry about what would have to be done next. Methinks that Ahab should have read my blog at some point. All other tangent arguments aside, this country is supposed to be a representative democracy. I invite you to check out this chart and tell me what doctrine would fairly and justly represent her 300 million-strong population.

When is it enough? Seriously!! Not too long ago, Atheists were actually somewhat tolerated. And then, after a while, Atheists became the bad guys. "Don't be like those darned atheists!!". As long as you didn't have a concrete faith in the non-existence of the divine, you were fine. However, after a while, "Agnostics are evil too. If you can't believe in the divine, then something is wrong with you.". If you think I'm trying to exaggerate, just know that this is the ONLY cog in the wheels between myself and one of my best friends. It's often difficult to love someone so much as to consider them family only to have conversations like these completely ruin an evening. Anyway...back to the topic at hand. So, here we are at the precipice of debate....the faithful on one side, and the faithless on the other. Where is the logical conclusion of this process? Next...."There's something wrong with you if you're not Christian." (which is sadly coming sooner than we know). After that, "All non-baptists need to be censored.". And then, a few years later, "Only SOUTHERN Baptists should be a allowed to run for public office.". I know that this progression sounds silly, and it actually is, to a degree. These are the things that wars are fought over.

Is it really so hard to believe that something so omnipotent can really be so impotent when it comes to dealing with judgement and punishment? There's an old saying....."God may or may not exist. However, for the sake of his reputation, I hope he doesn't.". Who are we to think that God can't take care of himself? Why does man feel the need to act the judge, jury, and executioner by proxy for the divine almighty? Honestly....what even makes us think that we're even close to being qualified to do that?? If someone wants to fornicate, divorce, or whatever, I think that's between them and God. (I am, of course, referring to secular law ONLY). I don't see it as being anyone else's business. God can take care of him/herself in the enforcement of any covenants that he has had with man.
Ok. I've run out of steam on this topic for today. There was so much more I wanted to say, but I can't write this post any more. If you understand ANYTHING about what I've written, you need to understand THIS:

I'm not against God in any way, shape, or form. This chicken-scratch that I've compiled here gives testimony neither way. I just don't understand how we are supposed to begin coupling church and state when there is no national "church" that represents everybody.

After re-reading, I find this post very poorly thought out and hardly structured at all. However, at least now I have said something.