The Meaning of Life?

A recent comment to a post and of course I began to think about what the commenter was getting at. I think it’s true that many believe that there is nothing to look forward to in this life; that this life is just pain and misery and in order to make it less so, humans invented the supernatural. Gods. They needed a way to explain the seasons, natural disasters, sickness and plague. It became either a blessing or a curse from these gods.

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Capitol Preparing for Massive Rebellion?

Has anyone noticed the extreme security measures being implemented in Washington in preparation for the Inaugural next week? They’ve added concertina wire to a supposedly non-scalable fence around the capitol building as well as beought in as many as 30,000 armed (meaning rifles with ammunition) National Guard to protect the swearing in, The linked article says 20,000 but I’ve also read 30,000. Wow. Does their intelligence support the need for this or is this just a reaction to January 6? Do they expect 10’s of thousands of Trump supporters to create chaos? I’m unsure but it appears that way.

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Atheism is Not a Cure-All

Sometimes when I talk with others and the subject of atheism comes up, these same people are surprised to discover that I am not different than they are. I’ve actually been asked if atheism helps to solve life issues. Yeah, I’ve been asked that. No, it doesn’t. It’s just a personal conclusion that there are no gods. It surprised me that some people equated atheism with some sort of self-help program, Alcoholics anonymous, for example. No, the problems or issues a person had before becoming an atheist mostly exist afterwards. One that probably doesn’t is guilt.

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People Have Lost Trust in Government

I was listening , this morning, to a podcast I was a guest on, from a couple of months ago. Don’t know if you know about Apostasy Now, but as of this morning, MrDragonbeard has posted the podcast. It’s long and I think you can tell because near the end, I seem to start rambling. The podcast is a little over 3 hours long. Ouch. Anyway, listening to what is now history had me thinking about what I believed then, about the election in the US, and what I know now. It also brings to mind the discussion we had about the pandemic and what I’ve come to think since that recording.

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Does it Make Sense to Impeach Trump, Now?

It seems that Democrats, possibly a few Republicans, are inteny on impeaching President Trump. Yes, tha’s correct. With seven days left in his presidency, it appears that Congress is going to vote impeachment on this sitting president without holding a hearing or presenting any charges to the open Congress, nor will there be a chance to present witnesses because – SEVEN Days. Of course then there has to be a trial in the Senate. This is where witnesses are questioned under oath and evidence presented, just like a regular court, to determine actual guilt or not. One more time: SEVEN DAYS. What if they can’t get through the procedure in that amount of time? Right now, what they’rte proposing to do is unprecedented and most likely unconstitutional.

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