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1/08/2011

"God, Sex & The Bible" vs. "The Book of Greek Myths"

 

 Cenk Uyger's interview with, God, Sex, and the Bible, author Michael Coogans should be read by  anyone tired of listening to right-wing, Fundamentalist Christians, who insist on a literal interpretation of the Bible. And everyone else.  As Cenk points out, Coogans facts are overwhelming, against those who, amazingly, still believe mankind should follow this book word for word.. Coogan has interpreted it in it's original language, is  a Professor of Theology at Harvard University and uses scripture in his well reasoned arguments. He explains how the Bible was written over a thousand year time span by many well educated "men" of their time, each having a point of view coinciding with the time period in which they are writing.  For hundreds of years, man has used this book to tell the rest of mankind how to live, picking and choosing what is offensive in his time and in his culture.  For example, Coogan points out that many things, according to the "Good Book" are an abomination. These "sins against God's word" range from adultery, to eating shell fish. Being stoned to death for working on the Sabbath, would probably not fly in the United States today. Sharia law, which stoning is considered, isn't very popular in the opinion of Americans, (even by most Fundamentalists, I believe). Coogan's book should be read, not just by those of us who realize the Bible should be taken as literally as, The Book of Greek Myths.  But most importantly by those who, perhaps, should explore their similarities.

1/06/2011

Science is the Poetry of Reality

I love this video. Why do so many Conservatives fear science so much; they'd rather just be ignorant? They're afraid of truth, which all boils down to fear of death. Science proves the world is incredible. Enjoy it, and the video.


1/05/2011

Anthony Weiner - Democrats Who Fight - Standing up for what we believe

Remember this guy?



As Anthony Weiner so perfectly explained about our (at times overly) cerebral, noble and extremely fair party, "Democrats have a tendency to bring library books to a knife fight".  I would never want Democrats to behave like Republicans or, god forbid, those crazy Teabaggers, but there is a time to stand up to bullies. In reality they are nothing but cowards, something we all learned in kindergarten the first time we made one cry with just one push; which is why they only go after the little guy, i.e. the unemployed, the uninsured, kids on free lunch programs, the 9/11 first responders, etc. Even Atticus Finch would have had it with these guys!

Congressman Weiner has recently started his own blog, for those of us frustrated with Democrats putting up with the shamelessness and hypocrisy of the Republican party. Please check it out!

Anthony Weiner - Democrats Who Fight - Standing up for what we believe

1/04/2011

If You Miss George W. Bush; You'll Just Love the 112th Congress!



The reason I wanted you to see this old Young Turks video about George W. Bush, is I think on this day it's important to remind ourselves who's policies got us into such a financial mess. Today, a new Republican controlled 112th Congress will be taking charge and doing it's best to take us back to those failed policies. Wasn't taking this country to the brink of complete financial collapse proof enough those policies not only don't work, they're dangerous?  Has John Boehner forgotten how he actually cried on the floor of the House of Representatives begging his Republican colleagues to support a 700 billion dollar bank bailout, and predicting the end of the U.S. economy if the bailout (TARP) wasn't passed. Would Boehner have cried on the floor if Obama had been President at the time? No, sadly, I truly believe Republican greed and ambition surpass even love of country. The fact that the GOP is relying on American ignorance and a short term memory to propose the same trickle down economics proves it.