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Monday, August 19, 2019

Facebook Exchange About Able-ism, Faith, Śūnyatā And J.B.S. Haldane

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  • Zach Zimet Memories exist. Physically. They can be created, altered, and destroyed.

    Sounds pretty ableist to me. PTSD is real.
    • Alan Archibald I agree with your observations. 

      Still, I believe many people - perhaps most - run "tape loops" from the past-and-future because -- at least the outset -- they chose to... or were taught/conditioned to. 

      Whether these chosen tape loops then take on a "biochemical/neuro-electrical life of their own" is still an open question although I suppose they do. 

      Sometimes a good way forward is to suppose things can change/improve even if that assumption is ableist. 

      In my 20s, a young woman said to me: "Confidence isn't something you get. It's something you convince yourself you've got.

      Confidence. 

      "Cum" "fides."

      With faith. 

      I suspect the Western conception of God might distill to the Japanese Buddhist concept of Śūnyatā, or "emptiness/void." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9A%C5%ABnyat%C4%81

      If, indeed, the Universe emerged (or has always continually emerged) ex nihilo, then "nihil" is the most creative force there is.

      To say the least, I find it plausible that "nothing" REALLY generates everything.

      Then there's the fact (as I see it) that love is real and the equally remarkable fact that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." What this might mean cosmically is an interesting question.

      I leave the last word to British biologist J.B.S. Haldane: http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/.../not-only-is...
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Facebook Exchange With A Friend About The Planned Destructiveness Of Trump's Administration

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Snopes' Analysis Of The Bannon Quote Above
They don’t even pretend to believe in democracy anymore.
Their political sentiments reside somewhere between plutocracy and theocracy.
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Why Did God Create Atheists?

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Alan: I once read that "an atheist is God's way of acting anonymously."

I will also mention my growing apprehension that "the prize of salvation" -- which requires "Christian" "conservatives" to do very little but proclaim "Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior" -- is, at bottom, so much self-interested bargaining - very much "letting the left hand know what the right hand is doing."

Facebook Exchange With Xtian Fundie Friend About Second Amendment Opinions And Facts

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"Gun Cartoons and Gun Violence Bibliography"
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The Key Question
If ever more guns make America safer,
why are we not already the safest country in the the world?
Instead, we are the most dangerous "developed" nation on earth.
Please email your answer to:
alanarchibaldo@gmail.com
If you do not have an answer, ask yourself, "Why not?"
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What Second Amendment Evangelists Fail To Understand About Their Opposition
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"The Only Thing That Stops A Bad Guy With A Gun Is A Good Guy With A Gun"
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Australian Gun Control After Port Arthur Massacre Left 35 Dead
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Australian Comedian Nails 2nd Amendment Evangelists
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The Number Of People Who Use Guns In Self-Defense Is Negligible
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Handguns At Home And The Scourge Of Suicide Among Young People
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Mom Killed By 2 Year Old Child Described As "Responsible." NOT!
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One Heartbroken Mother's Plea To Other Parents: Ask If There's A Gun In The House
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80% Of All Firearm Deaths In 23 Industrialized Countries Occurred In The U.S.
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“Toy Guns Outlawed At Republican Presidential Convention. Real Guns Allowed”
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NRA Bans Guns For Pence Speech


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The NRA might not be able to fight the momentum for change after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
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