Religion. I don’t care.

Really. I don’t care about your religion. Are you christian? Fine. Are you muslim? Be happy with it. Are you hindu? Good for you.

Just Don’t Freaking Kill People. Even stronger: don’t kill people in the name of your loving, caring god!

It’s not about killing ‘non-believers’. It’s about killing people. The idiot who shoved the idea into your mind that people who don’t believe what you believe should be killed should be killed. Yes, read that again if it confuses you because I’m sure it does. What god, master of the universe and the whole rest of the area would be happy if tiny little you goes to the market and kills someone? Which excuse for righteousness would be jumping for joy when you brainwash children of 10 years old to tie a bomb around themselves and blow themselves up in a marketplace?

Oh, right, you do that because it’s in your book. Your holy book that conveys the will of your god. The book that’s been written by – ehm – no, not god. It’s written by people who thought it good to write things down, and in the process added lots of their own ideas to it. To screw with your mind. If you don’t believe it then read it again. Or watch this video about a man who tried to live biblically for a year:

And then decide when you are going to stone someone. I’m not just talking about muslims. Christians have their own share of bloodshed to answer for (Crusades, Inquisition, invading South America). All big, monotheist religious organisations have something to answer for, I’m certain.

I don’t give a damn about anyone’s religion. Just stop murdering people.

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Senn. More than a film.

You may never have heard of Senn. It’s a film not out of Hollywood – and that’s a good thing, because I don’t think Hollywood will ever make something of such quality and depth.

Do as you’re instructed.

On my writer’s blog I’ve already paid some attention to Senn in regards to the film and the language that was designed for it. This post will focus on something else.

Senn is the name of a person on the planet Pyom. Pyom is a destroyed planet. The people of Pyom as a destroyed people. Oh, they live, walk and talk but their life isn’t what it used to be. (You may have gathered that Senn is a science fiction film. Otherwise now you know.)

Looking at Senn I saw lots of similarities of what’s going on on our own planet, and despite everything that’s going on, there is still that human touch which can remain alive. It shows the strength of people. Senn has touched me deeply.

Senn is not for science fiction lovers who are into space battles, Cylons, Klingons and gory, ooze-dripping aliens that rip people apart. Senn goes deep, very deep. If you feel you can handle that, if you think you can having your own mind ‘ripped apart’ (in a way that is how it felt to me after seeing it the first time) then please have a look at Senn. Otherwise go back to the Cylons.

You can find the film for sale (DVD, Bluray, digital download, etc.) at the Reelhouse. If you want to learn more about Senn, visit Sennition, the website that will tell you lots and lots about it.

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Meditation. It works.

You may be sceptical about meditation. Please have a look at this video about San Francisco schools that introduced meditation to their daily schedule.

Still sceptical?

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Thank God it’s Friday. Yes…

Do you know this one?

It’s an interesting one. I thought about this on the way home a few days ago.

As some God is thanked it’s probably based in the Christian religion. Muslims would rather thank Allah, I presume. So what’s up with this TGIF thing?

It’s Genesis 2:2. “On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.”

This is bad news for Christianity. Their god worked six days a week and only rested on the seventh day. This doesn’t make sense compared to “thank God it’s Friday” because Friday is the fifth day. Sorry, folks, there’s one more day of work in store for you.

Just wanted the world to know.

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Elon Musk is scared of killer robots

I see the wonder in your virtual eye. What does Elon Musk and Killer Robots have to do with a weird Pagan?

The origin of this is at this Engadget page. Read it if you can and want. I post it here because I agree with him.

Science is advancing. Computers are becoming faster and ‘smarter’. Smart as in Artificial Intelligence. Remember the Terminator films? That’s where we seem to be heading. Machines are already stronger than we are, and faster.

For instance the Darpa Cheetah Robot:

Why on earth are we trying to invent something that’s smarter than we are? Because we can? There’s a line between what we can and what we should do. We can blow up the world as well and so far no one’s done it because we can. When I was younger I was fascinated by robots. Still am. But only the kind that’s helpful, doing the dangerous things that can kill people. Not the kind that may get enough awareness to understand that the robot community is much smarter than those silly humans with their pollution and stupid wars, and therefore these humans should be eradicated.

Lots of people are afraid of something super-intelligent comes from outer space to take over the world. Tell me, what’s the difference between those creatures and the ones we’re trying to build ourselves?

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So you want to live forever…

Lots of people have this dream of living forever. Well, they should be more specific with that dream because I’m convinced that most people forget something crucial. I’ll let you guess what that is.

My Dad is 91 years old since last September. His eyes are failing. Also his memory, legs, and arms aren’t what they used to be. And since this week even his dentures are failing. Yes, go ahead and laugh, because how can dentures fail? Well, when you get old your body shrinks. And that includes your jaws. And that in turn means that your dentures won’t fit any more. (Oh, right, hadn’t thought of that, huh?)

Are you already on the right track to the crucial bit?

You may want to live forever if you don’t get older. If you stay as healthy are you are now, or better still: if you can be like you were in your prime, let’s say 23 or 25 years old. There. Gotcha. You’re probably not 25 any more, so your wish comes a bit late. Think of how horrible your body will be when you’re 129. Or 241. Of course you don’t want to live forever like that.

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Ecclesiastes 1:18

Ecclesiastes 1:18
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.

Yes, it’s in the bible, folks. Better believe it. Don’t get too smart, that will only give you grief and sorrow, and who are you going to turn to then?

It’s better to stick with the original sin idea. Then at least you’re guilty of something you didn’t do yourself.

(Keep them dumb and controllable.)

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Stonehenge was indeed a circle.

In a Dutch news article I saw something that I appreciate to learn about.

Stonehenge bij Amesbury, Zuid-Engeland

Stonehenge near Amesbury, South of Engeland

Because of the drought in the UK, the caretaker of the Stonehenge premises discovered that Stonehenge originally was a full circle, something that many people already suspected. Scientist now say that proof is available.

The simple fact that the garden hose of the caretaker wasn’t long enough to water the entire area, certain parts of the grass turned brown. One of the people working there discovered that those dark patches exactly matched the spots where the missing stones had been expected to stand. Even this many years later, the consistency of the ground is still so different that the marks (by changing the way plants grow) are visible to date.

Using a drone, pictures were made from the air in which the entire shape of Stonehenge became visible. Also other marks, like older excavations, were clearly visible through their changed colour. The caretaker now ponders if he should stop watering other parts of the monument at the next drought. Perhaps more things will emerge then.

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Avatar geekery.

Kaltxì. Oel ngati kameie. Hello. I See you.

Avatar dagger

Yes. I had to. I needed some Avatar/Na’vi cutlery so I found those gems at “Heavenly Swords“.

Avatar dagger

Why three at once? Because those three together are cheaper than the one that is for sale on Amazon. And Amazon won’t ship it to me. Also, P&P (for Americans: shipping) for 3 at once is much smarter as these things go overseas.

Jake's knife

This up here is Jake’s knife. Perhaps not the entirely real thing but close enough for my hands. :-)

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Mark 10:25

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

US Catholic Church a $170 billion business (money.msn.com)

…an extra £30 million a year on top of the £12 million already granted by the Government to The Church of England. (wikipedia)

Roman Catholics: The Vatican’s Wealth – Bankers’ best guesses about the Vatican’s wealth put it at $10 billion to $15 billion. (Time.com)

So…

walking_on_heaven_by_e_dina

(Image used with permission under Creative Commons Licence. Original artwork by http://e-dinaphotoart.deviantart.com/)

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