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I think the themes of this post are inspiration and cautionary tales, with a certain take on human nature.
He had the cahones to tell the Catholic church that they were wrong about the relationships between celestial bodies. Then they locked him up for the rest of life, when?he compiled his most important work.
Identifying and expounding upon what they dared not speak at the time, God was dead. Freidrich posits both burden and…Continue
I had a great time at the Pittsburgh DoubleTree Hotel tonight. I met a bunch of great people and had a lot of great conversations.
I met too many people to name them all, but I would like to mention that I got to meet Bill and Suzy. They produce a podcast called Bar Room Atheist which I will be checking out very soon. I spoke mostly with Bill. He used to be a sheriff (I think), and he also studied 'the' Bible to become a better Christian.
I recently signed up to volunteer for 'Recovering from Religion.' http://recoveringfromreligion.org/
I had to furnish contact information for two individuals.
My perspective is that religion causes people to suffer in a variety of ways, and I'm trying to reduce that suffering.
I think that some global understanding needs to be established or affirmed regarding asymmetrical warfare. Something useful may not be possible, but I thought it was at least worth discussion.
How does a recognized government face an enemy with no specified geographic boundary, no diplomatic capacity or public leader?
It is very easy to point to?formal positions?regarding 'unlawful combatants,' but I can't help but think that our current understandings are not really doing the…Continue