Last week it was an electrical problem: no electricity for virtually the entire weekend. This week it’s much more serious.
My wife has received an ominous medical diagnosis. I won’t discuss it here as we’re to receive more details this coming Wednesday afternoon.
However, my daughter fell and cut her head last night. Had I not been in the house when it happened, she would probably have bled out. I called an ambulance, and she was rushed to a hospital.
I’ve been at the hospital all day, and I’ll be going back shortly. She’s OK for now, but there remain some serious problems.
The point is that I’m not in any kind of mood for writing. So I’ve compiled a short list of comments that I’ve collected over the last few months. Some of them are mine personally, while others are from other writers.
But since I can’t make positive attribution for some of them, and others are not direct quotes, I’ve just listed them without attribution, including the ones that belong to me.
So here they are, and hopefully I’ll be back in full writing mode next Sunday.
Some random pontifications:
In science, “fact” can only mean confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent. Perhaps Moses may have parted the Red Sea with is walking staff; or that a virgin may have been impregnated by the “Holy Spirit,” but those possibilities do not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
If your personal beliefs deny what’s objectively true about the world, then they’re more accurately called personal delusions
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
“If it’s OK to register cars and license drivers, why is it not OK to impose similar legal responsibilities on gun owners?”
Glen Beck asked; “If the average citizen thinks God has nothing to do with government, then who creates our rights and what makes them inalienable?”
To which I declared; we, the people, created our rights when we rebelled against the British Crown, and we the people declared those rights inalienable.
I’m not declaring that there is no God; I’m merely saying that it’s well within the realm of rationalism to make the point that God may have had nothing to do with it.
Whatever you believe does not trump what science has already proven indisputably; whether you like it or not.
Politics, religion, and sex always seem—ultimately at least—to dominate the preponderance. But religiously, the process has always been live, sin, repent, repeat.
The God people need to chill out. No one is criticizing them for exercising their religious beliefs. We criticize them for trying to use government to force the rest of us to practice THEIR religious beliefs.
Who is wearing the pants in any given relationship has always been secondary to which of the two parties is controlling the zipper.
Phony yahoo Conservatives—and Liberals, as well—are easy to spot. They’re the ones laughing and carrying-on during the playing of the National Anthem—still wearing their hats, too. They’re the waking comatose of the country, charter members of the braindead. They’re absolutely clueless, but don’t know it.
For some Christians, a church is a hospital for sinners, but for the remainder, a church is merely a museum for saints.
There well may be two sides to an argument. But if it involves politics, religion, or sexuality, there also well may be no end to it.
If we truly learn from our mistakes, then given the sheer number of mine, I’m a freaking genius.