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|"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."|
The Pledge Of Allegiance
-1923 to 1954
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
The Pledge Of Allegiance-
There's some evidence that one group was getting too powerful in America. What's wrong with 'One Nation under Allah' or 'One Nation under Buddha' if this change is acceptable?
In the true spirit of America, neither of these should be more important than any other religious deity, because America grants freedom of belief. So this change is unacceptable. America is not God's because it is everyone's.
All good things have to be fought for. Even against Christian influence. The lie which leads this way roughly leads along these lines: because God is in everything, everything can be called part of God. If you accept this, nothing has changed. No, things have changed, because now they've been undermined by false moralists as part of the advancement of organised religion. This is true of anything which has been labelled God.
|Deus Ex is a brilliant game...I figured out what the title means. It's a reference to Deus Ex Machina, which means roughly 'making a god out of a machine', which is what science has done with JC Denton, who ends up as the most powerful man in the world because he has been augmented with nanotechnology. It doesn't matter what you do or how you do it, if you survive for long enough, you'll be in a position to change the world.|
The title is in some degree ironic, since the plot device it refers to is essentially an ass pull, a higher authority solves everything. But in this game, as the world goes to pot, one man naturally rises to power.
|I just thought I might post this link for benefit of those who are not yet hooked on My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic.|
Rainbow Dash interrupts a therapy session to demolish a barn by body-slamming it from above
What's not to like?
|I just watched the last episode of Six Feet Under, to remind myself of why it's so important to care about the people around about you. |Or better still, flee while you still can. <-- I can't believe I wrote that. Is there no end to my superficialness?
|Am I the only one who finds it annoying when a greek text replaces mentions of the gods, with the singular word god? It is really pretentious, as we know that the greeks did not believe in god, but a pantheon of gods! And why is that the same word anyway?|
I understand that it makes it easier for a christian reader to identify with the sentiment of the thing without sharing the religion that the ancient greeks had, but it was often done that christians would spread their religion by using a story which substituted the local gods for some mention of the christian god. Everybody knows that the ancient greeks existed before christianity was founded, and that their beliefs were surrounded by excellent storytelling, which has made it through the roman empire into the popular culture that we have today, and people still tell stories of the greek gods, so why should translators of the ancient texts presume that they can substitute references to the nature of these gods, with references to a deity which is fundamentally inconsistent?
|If love does not exist - and it does, though there is a popular meme going around that it does not - are we not to take astonishment in each other? For we are astonishing. Physically, mentally, and by the mere fact of existing, human beings are astonishing creatures. Me, you, and everybody. Not just human beings, all the creatures on this earth, and the earth itself, all the objects in the universe and the universe itself are all astonishing.|
As if you didn't know that. But it's also not the only reaction to all this which we can have. It's also terrifying. It's also incomprehensible, so why bother researching what exists? It's endlessly discoverable, so why doesn't everyone explore it? Ignorance is bliss, but discovery is joy, knowledge is power but power carries responsibility. The truth lies always between two extremes. Between all of us exists everything that humanity is. Between masters and slaves, males and females, yin and yang. Between Russia and America, between England and Scotland. It exists at the moment called the present, which exists betweeen the rest of time and that which has come before, it exists between the instant of perception and the moment of understanding. It exists in the moment that Achilles overtakes the tortoise, but it is also our perception of Planck time. The Tao is the greatest discovery by mankind.
This is where I exist today. There's always hope.|
So when I heard Behind Blue Eyes I thought it was annoying rubbish.
I also a few months ago threw a volume of Shakespeare because I was annoyed, then immediately regretted it because 'he seems like the kind of guy who'd take it badly'
Shockspeare would take it badly because he existed Behind Blue Eyes.
A useful phrase which would not exist if not for this song. Huh.
|While it may or may not be true that there is not a scrap of good inherent in any human being, it always seems to arise that people prefer being nice to each other, having tried every alternative.
He who fucks nuns will later join the church|
If you start using the word 'God' you start applying it to all things which are good as if they don't pertain to you.
It's a bad word. Fuck, shit, wank, tits, god.
Oddsbodikins. If you're scared to say it you're probably doing Christianity wrong. People were scared to mention god all the time in the muddle ages. I'm such a fucking christian. I mean I'm such a godding christian. Oh god I'm totally becoming a christian.
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