Well, it’s about time

January 11, 2008

Won’t anyone think of the watch companies!

Efforts to understand time below the Planck scale have led to an exceedingly strange juncture in physics. The problem, in brief, is that time may not exist at the most fundamental level of physical reality. If so, then what is time? And why is it so obviously and tyrannically omnipresent in our own experience? “The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic.”

Time is nothing more than the measure of movement between atoms (being the smallest thing I can think of). There is no such thing as a time line.  One cannot go back in time. However, if it were possible to keep in memory the arrangement of atoms at a specific moment, then it would be possible to “go back in time” by recreating that arrangement of atoms.

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Splinters of Silver brings the newspaper in, but its all wet:

According to the Dallas Morning News, “An atheist couple whose children attend a Carrollton-Farmers Branch elementary school have filed a complaint in federal district court arguing that the state’s mandated moment of silence in public schools is unconstitutional.”

What I find most interesting is, atheists claim they do not believe God exist and do not believe prayer does a single thing, then why such a fight against a moment of silence whereby the student is free to ponder any thoughts they seem right in their own eyes?

The solution to such ridiculousness is easy to solve if parents really cared enough to do so. The fact is they do not care about their children. The answer to fighting such silliness  and similar conflicts such as school prayer lies in another story about one school’s threat to jail parents if they don’t get their kids immunized.

“AAPS (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) also pointed out a blatant conflict of interest, highlighting the fact that the school district is set to lose a windfall in state funding unless students comply with the vaccine order.”

The schools get money for each kid it incarcerates. No kids, no money. If each parent would pull their kid out, then the government would have two choices. Either allow prayer and whatever else or show their true colors and use force to bring the kids into the detention centers. Either way, we win.

Making Pastors Responsible

January 9, 2008

Should Christians support a church that supports abortion? Should Christians support murder? Should Christians support forced charity and slavery through high taxation?

I’m firmly believe that tithing for New Testament Christians is not biblical. I am also against to all forms of forced charity, that is, anytime money is taken from one person through taxation or any other means in order to give to it someone else who is deemed less fortunate .

Now, here is where this should upset pastors in particular. I’m going to start cutting back (perhaps altogether) my monetary donations to church if my pastor and those in leadership refuse to support presidential and local candidates who would not lower taxes or even better, abolish them altogether. A vote Romney, Obama, Huckabee, Clinto, Guiliani, Thompson or any of the others excepting Ron Paul will be considered a vote FOR taxation.

It’s simple, if the government wasn’t forcing me to give, then I would have more to give to those people and causes which I support.

Now, saying that pastors are not responsible for teaching the tenements of freedom is not acceptable. They absolutely are! Where do we suppose these freedoms we enjoyed in the past came from? They are all based on the principles espoused in the New Testament, which were taught by pastors at the beginning of the American Revolution.

The choice is simple. We need to make pastors responsible for what they are teaching and whom they are supporting. If they refuse to see reason and do the research than they are not deserving of their position. It all comes down to see this, if they don’t see how taxation and forced charity is slavery, then how can they truly understand the freedom that Christ taught?

The Wheel of Fortune

January 3, 2008

Povertarians reach point at everyone else with their gold, bony fingers:

“The Archbishop of Canterbury told the faithful on Christmas Day that unless human beings abandon our greed, we will be responsible for the death of the planet.

Hmm. I’m not sure that I can take a lecture on greed from a man who heads one of the western world’s richest institutions. As we huddle under a patio heater to stay warm while having a cigarette in the rain, his bishops are living in palatial splendour with banqueting halls, wondering where to invest the next billion.”

As the world economy faces the coming economic downturn I expected that the church aristocracy would begin to preach poverty, but I hadn’t expected them to use the environment to make their point.

Of course, this is nothing new. We can expect that priests and preachers will begin to start lecturing us on how poor Jesus was, instead of the rich man he was supposed to be during the Prosperity give-us-a-hundred-so-that-God-will-give-you-a-thousand trend.