Atheism and Morality Co-Existing
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Mar 26, 2019 - 6:00am
Atheism and Morality Co-Existing

I came across a youtube vid of Jordan Peterson vs. Matt Dillahunty recently. I had never heard of the latter.   Apparently he's a prominent atheist. He's from Austin and has hosted a cable access show called the Atheist Experience for over a decade. He won the award "Atheist of the Year" one year, whatever that is.   As I was listening to this, for anyone aware of Jordan Peterson, he was doing his typical talking points. But this other guy, I found him strange. This was a smart guy, well educated, quick witted, a bit smug. Par for the course for many atheists I suppose. But what interested me was he fell back on extremely simplistic arguments that don't really hold up. Peterson was trying to get him on this too.   What I could make out of his argument, it was morality is self-evident. And any reasonable person would be mora…

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The Beat Goes On XXXII

I asked a recent prospect named Tom why he didn’t want to participate with Writer Beat and the following was his response.  Below that is my reply.    I don’t mind. In perusing the top articles, there is such a prevalence of writers expressing extremely divisive views from…

Mar 24, 2019 - 2:14am
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The Muller Investigation did it's job

The Muller investigation was a huge success, even thought it didn't find any collusion by Trump.  For almost 2 years it gave special prosecutes the power to put anyone that did business with Trump, supported him politically or was close friend of his, under microscopes and expose any activities…

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:58pm
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In Praise of PC.

In Praise of PC.   Language is a weapon. Some language is all about power.   Language is employed by the powerful to control the less powerful and keep them in their place.   The people who have the power have been white Anglo-Saxon males. The people they control are women, gays and …

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:46pm
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Visiting Jack Kerouac and Henry Miller at Big Sur.

    This is the country, high mountains and rocky shores, where mountain lions call and the bush is tinder dry. This is where we hitch-hiked back in the Summer of 1971. A place where the Milky Way was a mystical dust spread across the heavens and Pfeiffer State beach was a magic …

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:02am
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For Those Who Think Israel Commits Atrocities Agai…

Lies are still being spread about Israel committing atrocities against the so-called "palestinians"...   There are many lies going around about Jews, Israel, and Zionists as something apart from Jews...I was personally lied about on the facebook site linked below...So the link is not meant for …

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:15am
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HOW TO TRY TO GET MONEY WHEN YOU'RE BROKE......

  The man was standing on the corner. I was sitting in a restaurant where I drank a coffee. I was waiting for my new girlfriend...well, new...what the hell...I can't even tell you how many girlfriends I had before. I didn't count them, and, frankly, I didn't care about it. I was a handsom…

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:09pm
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On the Binding Forces of Communities

This is the first essay in a new series. In which, I’ll seek to understand, and to diagnose the causes of, the ethical, political and economic ills of our times.   Some of what I say may be familiar to those who have read my earlier work. What is new here, is that I aim to put those, prev…

Mar 23, 2019 - 3:22pm
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Cats are able to count and understand human speech

Those who had a cat as a pet, could make sure that it is a surprisingly clever animal, which eventually acquires skills, making admire its wit and observation capabilities. The first thing that probably makes wonder is a detection by a cat of the fact that food which is given to it is taken out of t…

Mar 24, 2019 - 7:00am
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Question For

After 3 years of "investigation" by the US House of Representatives, US Senate and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, ALL 3 GROUPS CONCLUDED THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE REGARDING COLLUSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND ANYONE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.   No President ha…

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:39pm
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Are Men Evil?

Original sin, the great Christian doctrine is about the fact that we live in a rational and empirical world. The idea comes from the rational idea that we must set aside laws in some cases to meet our empirical needs. Every man does this to some extent. You may have a great job and make lots of mone…

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:27am
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DIGITAL TAVERN: A DAY IN BAMAKO

    It was 1996, just after my divorce, when I really didn't know what to do and where to go. I'd been in Africa twice and I fell in love with that beautiful lady, poor but gracious, proud but outgoing and curious when I was working for a Swiss company. I returned back home, but my heart …

Mar 28, 2019 - 5:52pm
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Mew-ler Done

Let's hope in more ways than one.   About all we know for certain at this point is there are no new indictments.   That should mean that Trump has been vindicated.   If this is true, what should happen with all the MSM talking-heads who've been lying about Trump for the last 2+ years,…

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:30am
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Highly Controversial Facts and Statistics About Am…

The vast majority of the American people are living in denial about the moral decline of its society. This includes the vast majority of political candidates and people currently in office. Most people in America do not want to be confronted with the truth about America and its moral decline, becaus…

Mar 24, 2019 - 7:42am
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Trump is obviously corrupt and incompetent

I think most right-thinking people have been pinning our hopes that Mueller would be the thing that would take this corrupt POS down. So maybe it won't, but here's my thing: it doesn't really matter in the long run. He is so obviously corrupt in so many ways and is so completely incompetent that the…

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:52pm
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Allow Illegals to Vote (with a Caveat)

The Democratic led U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill to defend and encourage aliens (illegal and otherwise) when voting in local elections. (March 2019) I’m not sure what that means.  Just six months ago the GOP passed a bill that discouraged such voting.   The Dem…

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:36pm
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The rooster and the hare

A couple of years back I kept getting visited by a chocolate colored hare. We would bring out a carrot and he would eat on it and tug on it with you. But he didnt like to be picked up. He came by so regularly that the grandchilren would ask  "when is Pedro going to come visit".   Sometimes…

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:07pm
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Marriage Equality...the sensible solution

The religious ceremony or joining is correctly referred to as "Holy Matrimony" and the state should have nothing to do with that.   The reason that "(civil) marriage" is going to have to stay in the lexicon is because it's a legal term.   The example I use to illustrate this is there was a…

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:09am
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Jussie is his Mother's Son

Jussie Smollett said after all the charges were dropped against him, “No one will ever know how much that has meant to me and I will forever be grateful. I want you to know that not for a moment was it in vein. I’ve been truthful and consistent on every level since day one. I would not b…

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:56pm
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Seeking clarity on the environmentalist's response…

There are certain burning questions I'd really like to put to environmentalists. For one thing, it has been claimed by some that the whole climate change thing is a fabrication made up by people with ulterior motives, in particular by globalists who want to scare us all into accepting thei…

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:40am
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Energy

This is a letter I have submitted to schools all around the world , it is what I discovered while in college in 2017...   Hello Sir:  My name is Mark Voorhees I know we've never met but I have been writing to various profs at a number of unive…

Mar 25, 2019 - 5:04pm
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TO ALL RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS...

  Barbie Ellie wrote an article here, of course strongly supported by our local priest Ryan Messiano. Now, as everybody here knows, I don't give a shit about any religion, and I stand for it. That in mind, and to show the more reflected people on WB, here's what the Bible says. Just to co…

Mar 20, 2019 - 12:59pm
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Noahide Law

  Sharia law is not the law you need to be concerned with.   Noahide law is the Jewish law that will replace the common law of the West. It is one set of laws for Jews and another set of laws for non Jews. Noahide laws will be administered by the Sandhedrin priesthood in Israel, the Talmud…

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:58am
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