Saturday, October 23, 2004

Last post for the day, Threat to Twin Cities

I thought this was interesting. There is chatter going about that the twin cities might be targeted. Let's hope not.

The kids pick Kerry

I've heard that every year they have done this thing the winner wins in the real election. I remeber voting for Clinton back in 1992 in this Nickvote thing.

Finally, we can find the traitors

As you might have guessed, I'm back online! A good thing. Nothing much to report, I'm going to finish my Voltaire thing today, and also read Al-Gazalli's stuff. Also I'll watch "Unconstitutional: The war on our civil liberties." Some Lefty fellow threw the DVD at me.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Lyrics for "Rock and Roll Life Style"

Cake(Motorcade Of Generocity)Well, your CD collection looks shiny and costly.How much did you pay for your bad Moto Guzi?And how much did you spend on your black leather jacket?Is it you or your parents in this income tax bracket?Now tickets to concerts and drinking at clubs,Sometimes for music that you haven't even heard of.And how much did you pay for your rock'n'roll t-shirtThat proves you were there,That you heard of them first?How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?Ah, tell me.How much did you pay for the chunk of his guitar,The one he ruthlessly smashed at the end of the show?And how much will he pay for a brand new guitar,One which he'll ruthlessly smash at the end of another show?And how long will the workers keep building him new ones?As long as their soda cans are red, white, and blue ones.And how long will the workers keep building him new ones?As long as their soda cans are red, white, and blue ones.Aging black leather and hospital bills,Tattoo removal and dozens of pills.Your liver pays dearly now for youthful magic moments,But rock on completely with some brand new components.How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?How do you afford your rock'n'roll lifestyle?Excess ain't rebellion.You're drinking what they're selling.Your self-destruction doesn't hurt them.Your chaos won't convert them.They're so happy to rebuild it.You'll never really kill it.Yeah, excess ain't rebellion.You're drinking what they're selling.Excess ain't rebellion.You're drinking,You're drinking,You're drinking what they're selling.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Kerry's Rolling Stone Interview

D+D questions

The Questions
How does Jesus work on a Genetic level considering Mary’s "virgin birth."
What is the point of preaching? Is it to teach, to inspire? Is it situational? What’s the deal w/ Preaching?
Does Jesus’ ruling "give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s" mean people can not and should not try to topple oppressive governments?
Is scripture the inerrant word of God or the inspired word of God? Why?
What are current forms of Idolatry?
How does Jesus’ divinity really work? For example did Jesus lust?
Who is "saved"? For that matter what does it mean to be "saved"?

Monday, October 18, 2004

What enders game character are you?

I'm Bean-
Not quite human, right? You are just too smart for all of us. You're quick on your feet, and small, too. At least, you are right now. You'll grow, trust me. You have a deep love for a girl at Battle School (but shhhh, you have to pretend you don't). She shares that same love for you, and will want to bear your children. You'll resist, but in the end, you know she'll win. She always does. Live life to the fullest, for your future is scarce.

Voltaire on the Trinity

For my Cultural History of the Enlightenment class here at the University of Oregon I am mimicing Voltaire's style in "Philosophical Dictionary." Here is one of my entries.

Création: Creation
Many a well-founded, well-respected, theologian traces the latter third of our divided God, that is the Holy Spirit, back to the beginning of Creation. For it is written, “The wind of God was moving over the face of the waters.” That is, this xwr is “neither made nor created, but proceeding from the father and the son.” And so the Person of the Holy Spirit, the Wind of God, is expelled from the Person of the Father and the Person of the Son. Still greater theologians and metaphysician see this water as a clear sign to baptize, though those unworthy Anabaptists would disagree. Then this one Hebrew, come three Christian, God proceeds to make the world, lights (please note lights, not sun), vegetation, and various animals. Then comes the greatest animal of them all, Man.
Nicolas Fréret, or perhaps it is Mme Bourgnon, I know not, writes of Genesis 1:26 thus, “Though many think this phrase, ‘let us make man in our image, after our likeness,’ to be the use of a royal we, or likened to the Muhammidian single God, Allah, who is also known as We, there is a better reasoned response, God the Father, and the Son, in order to proceed the Holy Spirit together at the birthing of creation, were still connected together, like the hermaphrodite Adam.” Oh, listen to their reason, is it not brilliant! The well-established Christian fact of the trinity helps us to reason through the old muddle Jewish texts, steeped in confusion and presupposition.
Through these infallible texts comes reason to us. Is it not obvious that our very bodies are a tribute to this great religion. Each time a peasant drinks too much mead, or eats too many beans they call out a clear sign of the Spirit, as was done at the first creation. And how about those eunuchs, those hermaphrodites, are they not a clear sign of the unity of Father and Son? (do those so called Orthodox of the Czars not see that the Spirit proceeds from not one, but two in one) And when a man and a woman, or a father and a son for that matter, copulate (as long as they are not priests, for that right has been acknowledged from the very beginning of time) do they not affirm the unity of God?