Monday, March 29, 2010

Maybe I should wash my dirty mind.

We all have our preconceptions. Some are stronger than others. But we have them, none the less.

None of this means you are necessarily wrong. It means that you would probably believe the same whether or not you are wrong.
Sure, there are other factors involved. Our personalities play a great deal in our beliefs.

I'm a synic by nature. I tend to not believe in things unless I have proof. The greater the claim, the more proof I require. Some people are not as cyncal, they believe without much questioning. I don't understand them. But I understand that they might not understand me either.

I suppose the point I wish to put acroos is, don't accept things as true or false just because you come from a different perspective.
We see it often.
In politics, republicans and democrats often disagree merely based on party lines. Some of what the other side does and says makes a lot of sense, but we fail to see it because "they are not us". Stop that!
In religion, people can see the flaws in someone elses faith, but fail to see glaring flaws in their own. Christians hate Muslims, Muslims hate Jews, Everybody hates those pesky Hare Krishnas...Stop it. You're all delusional to a point.

Can't we just accept that we all are a little different. Those differences are what makes it all so fascinating to me. Go on, give it a try :-)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'll get around to it, at some point.

I bought this old house a few of months ago.  I was supposed to be a little further along in the "fixing it up" process than I am now. Things happen, you know?

Really, it's mostly cosmetic things that need done.
Like getting rid of this awful blue paint in the Living Room

I went with neutral colors.

The floors are quite nice, and don't need a lot of work. Though, I'm sure this beast will change all that.

The house was built in the 1920s. At 1800sf, it's kind of big for me, the dog and our part-time roommate, my son.  But, I like the space. The big rooms and 10ft ceilings appeal to my male sensibilities

I will get around to finishing. I just happen to be kind of like this guy.

...In more ways than one might imagine

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Consider, if you will...

The debate rages on (in my mind) over this idea of Free-will.

Am I getting close pboy?

This guy makes a few points. Why do humans, among all other creatures, seem to be the only ones exempt from chance?

What is the plan this god has for us and why would he (she/it) subject us to this delima, if only to punish us for not doing as he wishes?

I'm sure everyone has heard about the dyslexic agnostic with insomnia...

Yes, he lay awake at night wondering if there was a dog