Friday, January 28, 2011

Domestic Violence Ad

Domestic Violence Ad, originally uploaded by Stefan M Nilsson.

Amnesty International makes an ad here with punch... so to speak. They need to do something like this about torture.

Moments in Time

I am currently scanning some negatives

from my grandfather that are almost 100 years old.

Kay Bonner & Carol Urban in front of my great grandfather
Rev. C.E.W Smith's Parsonage in Bullard, TX

Rev. & Mrs. C.E.W. Smith

I was scratching around on Google just now and found this:
PHILLIPS -- On the 16th day of October, 1880, Grace
May PHILLIPS, daughter of A.J. and Louella M. PHILLIPS.
Little Gracie was born March 19, 1879. She has gone to join her little brother Charlie, whose obituary stands next above, and who just before he died, said "look papa, look," pointing around as if seeing a vision in which he thought he recognized his little sister, "there's Gracie May." Gracie died after 4 days' illness, or congestion of the lungs. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved parents, in the loss of both of their dear children. They have none left to cheer their home. We knew them and loved them. But who loves like a father
or mother? May they go to Him whose mission is to bind up the
broken heart and healthe wounded spirit. --C.E.W. SMITH

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gripping scene from the movie "God on Trial".

The usual answer to these questions is that "We are incapable of understanding God's wisdom." Or, "Our suffering here on Earth will be rewarded in Heaven." But I take the prosecutor's stance on what Moses should have done when Yahweh commanded blood sacrifice of his son.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dear Christian (or anyone else for that matter)

Things are so much simpler when you look at life from a natural
point of view instead of a spiritual one. Here is my world view:
  • There are no supernatural beings – not Gods, not angels, not demons
  • There are no miracles, no mystical elements, no revelations
  • Natural phenomena is… natural, things happen because they do
  • Humanity is beautiful - there is more good in the world than bad
  • We live, we die, we create our own meaning in life
Try walking around one day with that view of life and see what happens.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Yelling fire in a crowded theater? What did she expect?


Do you think the recent massacre of men, women and a child in Arizona is going to be an isolated incident?

Shortly after Obama was elected by a landslide victory, I was the local pool hall we frequent listening to some very disappointed East Texans expressing their disdain. Then one guy (I forget who) asked me if I wanted to get into the assassination pool. "A what?" I asked. He replied, "Well, we're betting on how long Obama will last before he gets a cap in his nigger ass." I of course declined.

Am I surprised Congresswoman got one through her brain? The dangerous rhetoric spewing out of Palin's mouth pours gasoline on the smoldering anger, fear and hate that is bred into these people. Believe me, there's a LOT of them in this neck of the woods. These racist, bigoted bastards may be stoopid, but they're excellent marksmen. The Secret Service can do only so much. It's only a matter of time.