Archive for March, 2006

we should continue to pray for the sick regardless its efficacy

Friday, March 31st, 2006

the human consciousness includes a conscience that grows out of the fact that our preferred social structure (i.e. civilization) depends on humans acting, well, civil to one another. our survival instincts tell us that those who do harm to other individuals or to society as a whole, are doing harm to us, and we ascribe the labels good and bad to civil and uncivil behavior.

religion grows out of the fact that non-human things like plants, animals and natural phenomenon don’t seem to share our desire to protect humans. to wit, bears don’t mind eating people, and even though tornados do seem to target trailer parks, in general, nature is deaf to the pleas of humanity.

our pea brains have to come up with an explanation for why corn won’t grow when you want it to.

enter god.

throughout human history we have prayed for rain, prayed for the rain to stop, etc. and whether or not it works, we still do it, because it gives us a sense of control over a world that is not so infatuated with humans as we are.

since nature doesn’t care about us, and at times seems out to get us, and since there are humans that seem to act more like animals than humans, having a god that is more powerful than nature and humanity is very comforting indeed.

that being said, praying for some to be healed never hurt anyone, and it does make people feel good, so why would you discourage it?

that’s just godless. hahahahahahahaha!

it just never stops, does it?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

my thought:
every conservative i have ever spoken with at some point explains to me that the constitution is not a living document; that it is to be interpreted precisely in its words; and that judges who set precedents that conservatives don’t like are ‘activist judges’

odd, then that conservatives can so casually overlook this egregious disregard of the cornerstone of the republic.

my, how quickly the conservative congressmen and women roll over and play dead for the president, abdicating their role within our government, forever eroding the importance of elected representation of the american citizenry.

this behavior is both cynical and shameful, and if you don’t feel like you’ve been slapped in the face, then you really need to re-read the constitution, and re-evaluate what it means to be an american.

if bill clinton had pulled this stunt, every conservative in america would be in the streets with pitchforks and torches, and to believe otherwise is flagrant equivocation.

the groggyjava show :: #022

Thursday, March 9th, 2006


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