Unneccessary Applications

The struggle app developers have is creating an original app. Most apps are reskinned apps by other app developers.

You cannot completely blame this reskinning and releasing. You cannot blame it because there is only so much a person does in a day.

Most people only need what their word processor provides. I recently browsed through the app store.

I discovered the majority of apps performed tasks other programs already performed or they simply allowed me to sync my devices

App-syncage seems to be a rage with many app developers. It has raged on for several years. I have yet to understand why resyncing is necessary. It seems to sound more useful that it is in practice.

When I am at home, I often do not have the immediate desire to sync. If I want to transfer, it is not much of a task to go into another room and plug in the device and download what I need to download.

One App I viewed on the app store was an app which removed distraction. The app sounds useful on the surface.

It is crazy to purchase. It is crazy to purchase because most word processors and other applications have a built-in focus function. It is also crazy because the app has a 26.99 dollar price.

 

Trying to stay true to yourself is important. I think drifting toward someone’s conception fo you is a mistake. Many want you to be a clone of themselves.

I may or not be accepted for who I am, however, it does give me a feeling of authenticity, which I treasure.

“I contain multitudes,” said Walt Whitman. I, like Whitman, do as well. I contain a forest within me. I believe there are places within I have yet to tread.

Yes, people may say do or do not write this or that. When they do, I often go double time on the subject.

Sometimes to tick them off. It is one of those “Oh no you did not just tell me what to do in my own space.” type deals.

I do not care who you are. I have right to say what I want to in my own space. Yes, I know my legal boundaries. I am fairly well-versed in media law.

I like to write my thoughts and feelings down. It is therapeutic. It also helps organize my thoughts, feelings, and inclinations for the day.

I find a blog is a good place to do that. People who agree with me may read. People who don’t are free not to read it.

I am going to start a more organized and more subject oriented blog. This blog, however, is therapy and there is nothing wrong with writing for personal therapy.

 

Bernie Sanders View on the Devine is not That Unusual

Bernie Sanders view about God is not really unusual. Yes, it is unusual in the Christian world, but it is not totally unusual in the Jewish one.

Yes, it may be unusual in the Orthodox Jewish world. It would not be unusual in the reform world. Judaism recognizes that each person has their private view about God.

The Jewish world is far less likely to brand someone as a heretic to be shunned as the Evangelical world would. The Jewish world is far more accepting.

Yes, several centuries ago Spinoza was kicked out of the Jewish community. He would not be kicked out today, however, especially in the reform world.

There is far more to the Jewish religion than a belief in God. There is a lot, which  deals with tradition and community and trying to be apart of that community. There is a lot, which has to do with the repair of the world

The distinct view about God in the Jewish world is the oneness of God. God is everything and everything is God is still the oneness of God.

Essentially, the idea that we are all spiritually connected to one another and nature as one unifying energetic force would still be Jewish.

 

We Need To View The Country Through a Societal Lens

We need government support for people in need. Private charity is fine but only as a supplement. It is unreasonable to think private charity can solve the poverty problem in the country.

Most people do not have the resources to adequately provide for the needs of the poor, especially for the disabled poor. Most families are unable to provide for the needs of the disabled poor.

When someone has a disability or is severely sick they often have to pay huge sums of money to get better. Most people cannot afford the amount of money for the operation or medication to heal them.

The disabled poor need professional facilities with qualified professional who bear professional degrees.  The best way to solve poverty is for people, as a whole, to pool together resources to help the poor.

Insurance companies are only going to offer insurance plans to those who are well, hence not perceived as a risk. Insurance companies will not offer insurance plans to individual they see as a risk.

This is why we need a government heath care system.

People should start viewing the country through a societal lens rather than and individualistic one.

Individualism is destroying the country. Selfishness helps no one. People must work together in order to succeed. One person on their own is weak. People working together have strength.

People need to view paying taxes as playing their part in making American great.

 

Ancients Viewed Religious Writing Symbolically

Evangelicals and Extreme Islamics take their religious writing literally. There is a problem with this method. The problem is the ancients studied and analyzed their texts through a symbolic lens rather than a literal one.

The history of symbolism or literalism roots from the beginnings of human civilization. The history of symbolism over literalism has its roots in animism. Animism can be said to be the first religious practice.

Humans turned to animism when they first observed livestock, crops, and dwelling affected by the elements and by disease. They attributed these to invisible forces, which they called spirits. They considered these spirits to have consciousness.

The proof of this belief and their method of symbolic interpretation can be seen through their art, which was often painted and etched onto cave walls. The Spanish caves display an excellent example of this.

We see this development because humans started to go from more detailed form to more simplified forms with more an emphasis on ideas than facts. It was, during this time, humans started to create masks, totems, and idols.

Tea Party Idiocy (rant)

Many GOP members insist if a candidate mentions Jesus in political speeches they are the candidate that should win. This is the worst way to choose your candidate.

Most of the candidates who tout religion vaguely read or ignore the statutes the holy books themselves contain. Often, they are only using the text to bolster their own lust for power.

These are the same sorts of people who claimed Obama was a Muslim. There were problems with this claim.

1.) There was no proof Obama was a Muslim, other than his name. 2.) Obama was not raised Muslim. 4.) he drinks. 5.) Obama attends church. 6.) It does not matter if the president is a Muslim because this is a free country and the president or presidential candidate has a right to be what religion he/she chooses because the United States is not a Theocracy.

So far, Tea Party governors are responsible for some of the worst government decisions in our Nation’s history. Rick Snyder, GOP governor, of Michigan, is responsible for the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply.

Synder is responsible because he thought it would be a good idea to privatize the cities water production. So, he privatized it. Guess what? The decision to privatize water production backfired and now loads of children are suffering brain damage because of his poor decision making.

Now North Carolina Senator and Tea Partier Thom Tillis insists it is a good idea to deregulate the restaurant industry. Tillis says he does not think it is a good idea for Restaurants to require workers to wash their hands after leaving the bathroom.

The idea to deregulate restaurant sanitation standards should alarm anyone who wishes their food to not contain contaminants. It should alarm anyone who does not wish to empty out their stomach soon after they have filled it.

What many Tea Partiers fail to understand or are just plain evil about is National and State law, which regulate industries, exists for a reason.

If one does not think there is a good reason for industry regulation, they should look at the health hazards and the death caused by factory produced products in the 19th and early 20th century England and the United States.

You can say what you want, however, there is truth and there is falsity. When a chemical, toxin, germs, etc harm another person, you cannot wish it does not. The facts remain the same. You cannot simply choose not to believe it and have the facts change.

Thinking About Starting Another Blog

I am, probably, going to start up another blog. I have used this blog as an experiment. I need to organize what I want to talk about. I may start a movie and review blog.

I think this will also avoid personal attacks. If someone wants to argue that is fine, however, when attacks start to get personal, I am going to delete them.

Personal attacks do not get attention from me. I will not respond to them. If you have an argument to make, do so, however, it must not be a personal attack.

I do not respect bullies. I do not give credence to such people. These people should and deserve to be ignored. So, this is precisely what I do – Ignore them, while they wine to be heard.

I will, probably, still post on this blog, occasionally. I will, however, post my more serious essays and reviews somewhere else.

 

Priestly Abortion Proceedures

In a previous article, I said “The Bible” does not ban abortion. This is true. “Numbers,” records an abortion procedure performed by the priests.

Not only does “The Bible” not ban abortion, “Numbers,” records an abortion procedure performed by the priests.

According to “Numbers,” if  a man was suspicious his wife  slept with another man, he went before the priest.

The priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell. And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen. …
And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. — Numbers 5:21-21, 27-28

Before 6 weeks the child was considered to be water. After 6 weeks, the child was considered to be a limb (i.e. thigh) of the mother until born.  So, the passage in “Numbers” is talking about an abortion.

 

Jesus says nothing about Government

I am not a Christian. I have logical reasons for not being one. I will not mention them here, unless someone asks. 

I will say, however, the right wing has deceived many Christians. They are deceived because many of them do not read their texts or do not read them fully enough to understand them.

You are not going to get government advice from Jesus. He says nothing about it. Many Christians do not know this because they do not read “The Gospels.” Jesus goes around and heals people, declares to be the son of God, and against the established authority and then dies.

So, Right Wing Christians wanting a Christian government need to shut up because there is not a foundation for one. Jesus is even quoted as saying “My Kingdom is not of this World.”

The idea the Jesus is right wing is also crazy. Jesus has no political opinions. He is not given one. Jesus is not an intellectual. Jesus is not a philosopher.

Jesus says this about government. “Give unto Caesar the things the are Caesars. Give unto God the things that are Gods’ He also says, as I have mentioned before “My kingdom is not of this world.” Essentially, Jesus says to pay your taxes and to pay your tithes.

The closest thing Jesus amounts to in the Gospels is a doctor who thinks he has Devine power and authority.

I do not think Jesus existed. I do not see the evidence for him. If he did exist, he appears to be a Cabalistic practitioner who believes he has become one with God.

I have already touched upon the problems with the idea of creating an Mosaic style theocracy. I have already touched upon the fact that this is a secular country, so I do not feel the need to do that here. If you want to read those articles, the links are below.

If someone would like to know my own understandings and impressions of Kabbalah I have garnered from my own reading and knowledge on the subject, I will write a post on it.