‘God is Unknowable’…


Date: April 22, 2017

01) Christian versus atheist (1 of 3)


“Speakers’ Corner, Sydney, Australia. Also look for ‘Christian versus atheist (2) when they go at it again. To see more of Ray or Peter (Peter is the atheist) go to https://speakerarchives.wordpress.com
Also try http://speakerscorner.org.au

Whatever happened to the day, when the popular response amongst Christians was “god is unknowable”?

At the bare least…it was honest enough to acknowledge that it was a matter of faith…in a roundabout way.

As our knowledge base from science kept expanding, and getting more complicated…did the concept of god begin to pale too much, in comparison?…Did it become too embarrassing, to keep admitting that one merely has faith on their side, to justify denying the findings of science?

Science has eclipsed “god” so badly…and faith is no equal to science…And neither science nor faith, can be measured scientifically, as an element or factor…

…Yet, science is what has objectively explained so much, and given us so much…Science is objectively sound, when it’s not corrupted by social politics and the like.

Did they come to the conclusion…that they need to appear to be staying on equal footing with science?…that “god”, therefor, must be something that can interface with science?…even though “god” has never been established to exist?

…It reminds me of the ways in which CSA “studies” get doctored, and cooked up…Just presume and forcefully assert “We know it’s true”…while moving the numbers around, to fit your desired conclusions.

Make Way for the Sciences, Ladies…


Date: April 21, 2017

01) Make Way for the Sciences, Ladies


Very interesting…

I did not know the sexes differed in this way, statistically.

I mean, sure…You hear the anecdotal stuff, like boys are better at math…But I didn’t realize females were more evenly intelegent, as a sex…versus males, who are more commonly leaning towards the extremes.

Fox News Fires Bill O’Reilly?…


Date: April 20, 2017

01) Fox News to O’Reilly: “You’re Fired!”


“Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television.

“After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel,” 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, said in a statement.”


Bill O’Reilly FIRED From Fox News:


I’ve been waiting for an excuse to post one of my all time favorite YouTube videos…

Bill O’reilly F**K It Remix:


Original Clip:


Comedic “Longer Version”:

Appeals Court Rejects ‘Shockingly High’ 19-Year Sentence for Child Porn Collection…


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Date: April 18, 2017

01) Appeals Court Rejects ‘Shockingly High’ 19-Year Sentence for Child Porn Collection

“When Joseph Jenkins went on vacation in May 2009, he brought his collection of child pornography with him. That decision led to a prison sentence so severe that a federal appeals court yesterday deemed it “substantively unreasonable” in a decision that shows how mindlessly punitive federal sentencing guidelines for child pornography offfenses have become.

[…] After Jenkins skipped bail in Canada, he was charged under U.S. law. In 2014 he was convicted of possessing and transporting child pornography, and a federal judge sentenced him to nearly 19 years in prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release. Given the nature of Jenkins’ crimes, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled, the judge “went far overboard.”

The 2nd Circuit’s decision illustrates the impact of congressional edicts that call for stiff sentencing enhancements based on factors that are routine in child pornography cases. Jenkins’ criminal history was limited to a single misdemeanor, he did not produce or distribute child pornography, and his crimes did not involve contact with minors. Yet U.S. District Judge Glenn Suddaby calculated that the recommended sentence was 210 to 262 months, thanks mainly to enhancements for using a computer, for possessing more than 600 images (with each video counting as 75 images), for possessing images of prepubescent children, and for possessing images featuring masochistic, sadomasochistic, or other violent content. “These enhancements,” the 2nd Circuit notes, “have caused Jenkins to be treated like an offender who seduced and photographed a child and distributed the photographs and worse than one who raped a child.”

That’s right: If Jenkins had raped a child, his recommended sentence would have been shorter than the one he got for trying to carry pictures of such crimes into Canada for his own personal viewing.”

It’s telling, all the little tricks, smoke and mirrors they come up with, in order to enhance sentencing…when what someone is being railroaded over, wasn’t especially serious in the first place.

Now, fine…yes…a child being tormented is absolutely wrong…if that is, in fact, in any way related to this case…

…But what we are talking about, is an individual possessing images and recordings of whatever took place.

Even if you find the content in question deplorable…we are not talking about someone who objectively needs to be thrown into prison [let alone for almost two decades].

It is insane, how they keep jacking up these sentences…for no reason at all, except that they want to be all the more vicious in their sentencing…And they do this even in the face, of knowledge that this is counterproductive.

Well…at least a tiny bit of sanity finally showed up, in this case…however meager it may be.

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NSW Dumps Safe Schools…


Date: April 17, 2017

01) NSW Dumps Safe Schools


I think gender fluid and transgender are based out of something real…even if it’s hard to define exactly what that is…and I don’t have any moral objections, regarding people who become this way.

In one way or another, they’ve always been around…and they don’t threaten the human species by their mere existence and expression.

I think where people are getting uncomfortable with this new, organized movement…

…it exists in the fact that it’s very enthusiastic and aggressive, about pushing kids to confront and explore an issue that wont effect the overwhelming majority of them…

That’s not to say that it’s bad for kids to develop empathy for gender fluid and transgender kids…

…But when a movement is challenging every kid to question their own biology, offering them an option to be the other sex, or something in between…elevating what is a trivial fact of nature [in the minds of most of us], to the level of something you personally have to wrestle with and navigate…and having a new, “gender reassignment” industry waiting on the horizon to service you…

…there’s something about this, which presents a lot to be concerned about.

What Is Technology Doing to Us?…


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Date: April 16, 2017

01) #71 — What Is Technology Doing to Us?

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the arms race for human attention, the ethics of persuasion, the consequences of having an ad-based economy, the dynamics of regret, and other topics.”

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