Hey everyone, remember the nightmare that was SOPA and PIPA? IT’S NOT OVER!
Reports say that lawmakers will vote on the bill as early as Wednesday, April 25th or Thursday, April 26th. It isn’t looking very good. It is of utmost importance that you contact your local representatives to tell them that you do not agree with this bill and they shouldn’t either. Make your voice heard. Don’t let this happen.
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It takes maybe five minutes of your time to do this — make the effort. It will certainly be worth it.
I understand its just a painting but it makes a great point.
Seriously? Adam and Eve represent the whole of humanity in an age of a prehistorical enlightened society. It’s a metaphor, a myth that describes the modalities of an ancient human race. Adam and Eve aren’t just a couple of imbeciles in some garden known as Eden where talking reptiles live.
If you take scripture literally, whether you’re an atheist trying to pick it apart or a believer trying to understand it, you are already wrong.
Mythology and story telling is a way of condensing (with metaphor) and passing on history and knowledge that otherwise would be forgotten (because mankind is a bunch of forgetful and corrupt morons that like to erase from history the things they don’t like, nor do they like to pay attention to the Truth that slaps them in the face day in and day out). The Fall of Man has nothing to do with two assholes who ate some fruit. Before discounting and categorizing everything as either black or white, think a little. Maybe do some research instead of letting your preconceived notions that Hollywood and apathetic parents and teachers have filled you with. If you are not erudite, then you have no right to debate ANYTHING.
Remember the idea of a parable? You can think of the entire BIble as one huge parable. If you take it as a true historical document, you are a fool. If you discount it as useless drivel, you are equally foolish. It’s a tome of metaphor and teachings on how to attain wisdom and a pure, selfless personality.
Most humans have eyes that don’t see and ears that don’t hear. All religions are capable of creating good human beings. It is MAN who has corrupted his religions. Religions themselves are pure and innocent. Mankind are the idiots who turn religion into a way to attain profit and dominate their peers.
Instead of telling everyone else that their beliefs are wrong, how about you focus on yourself.
Where there is doctrinal dispute, there is nothing but misunderstanding of the teachings themselves. All religions, all sciences, all philosophies, and all arts are different expressions of One Fundamental Truth.
But whatever. I’m sure this post will fall on deaf ears as this has been said for tens of thousands of years and we are still an unevolved and idiotic species that has learned nearly nothing from the cycles of time.
Here’s to the end of another cycle! So long, fuckers. Bring on “The Flood.” Then you will know what Adam and Eve represent: the last vestiges of a species bound for extinction.
60,000 activists rally for labor rights and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin on March 10, 2012.
via The Nation:
A year ago, when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law his plan to undermine collective bargaining rights for state, county and municipal employees and public school teachers, the prediction from the governor and his allies was that the mass movement to oppose Walker’s anti-labor agenda would fade.
The governor and his allies were wrong.
As the state prepares for a recall election that could remove Walker from the governorship—along with his lieutenant governor and four Republican state senators—tens of thousands of union activists and their supporters rallied once more Saturday at the state Capitol in Madison.
It was an epic turnout, estimated by Governor Walker’s Department of Administration at 35,000 and by organizers at closer to 60,000.
Whatever the actual number, there was no question that the crowd filling the great square around the Capiol was the largest to gather since the mass mobilizations of February and March, 2011. The protests of last year drew the attention of the nation—and the world—and helped to encourage pushbacks against anti-labor legislation in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Arizona and other states. They featured an ongoing peaceful occupation of the state Capitol that served as one of many inspirations for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
photo 1 by AP news
photos 2 & 3 by kenfagerdotcom on Flickr