trials of a troll trying to get by in a world messed up by humankind [ I'M AT UTC -5]

Saturday, November 21, 2015

on one of the G+ communities i mostly lurk, but reply from time to time a peep posted a video clip which claimed to prove God without referring to the scriptures. basically the short version...someone made a cellphone, a plant is more complex then a cellphone therefore someone made the plant. it's an old argument from the 16th and 17th centuries..know as Deism, but that only gets you so far, in fact the Deists argued that God created the universe and walked away...and i'm sure the the ancient alien theorists would contend it was an alien presence in concert  with evolution,not God...the argument only gets you so far...peeps who believe in Theism not only believe in the creator God or gods, and that they are involved to a less or greater degree in universe and the people of the universe....
Christianity is monotheistic...one God who is both the creator and concerned about his people, but  you can only get to belief thru faith...not logic, not science, not empirical reasoning.
lovely from tomorrow morning thru monday morning we are under a lake effect snow warning...plus a high wind advisory.....why didn't  i fly south with the ducks and cranes

Friday, November 20, 2015

when the Bill of Rights was written over 200 years ago, and religious freedom was included, it was was intended to guard against the state church concept that most countries in europe had. that we know, but what we forget is that when they said religion, what they were thinking of was the christian religion, and although there were certainly separatist,there were few if any militant sects. now certainly most religions have a evangelistic approach, both the christian and islam faiths share this element. however how do we separate the faith from the aggressive militant sects...the extreme fundamentalist whether christian or muslim. without interfering with the faith of the rest of adherents,others who are not militant...without demonizing those who don't believe as the militants do.
Not an easy task,
but inflammatory rhetoric by those with a public voice, not only does no good, but does great harm...The threat is real...and all i hear from our leaders is rhetoric..political statements...not solutions...be there any....
it's time that those with a public voice, quit playing politics, put their heads together..and come up with  positive solutions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

have you ever noticed that if you see a Duluth Trading Co. ad on TV. that if they are advertising the men's clothing line all you every see is cartoons,, but if the it's the lady's line although they sometimes use cartoons, there are also always pics of real red blooded babes
( the mad one is confused (and if you believe that....))

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

don't get it twisted, the world must deal with the threat of ISIS...but if we think it is possible to destroy it , that's arrogant, we can with great difficulty defeat the adherents, but the ideology will remain
the allies defeated the 3rd Reich, but  Nazism still remains.
Osama Bin Laden is dead, but Al-Qaeda and the ideology still remains.
and the same with the Taliban they've been damaged but they and the ideology still remain
we must try stop ISIS for now with great difficulty, at great expense, and loss of life maybe, but the ideology will remain and could  resurface,
maybe we can control it, but it would be arrogant to think you can destroy the ideology.....history says differently.......
[the mad wanders off, being serious makes his head hurt]

Monday, November 16, 2015

didn't post yesterday, and i could claim a number of meaningless excuses,but the truth is my mind was in a fog yesterday, not the first time but definitely won't be the last...nothing to do but just veg out on those days