Category Archive: Religion

May 14

Sex for Fun and Profit—Part 1

In Brief— A both prurient and serious look at our midsections, the ecstasy, the warnings and the dangers. [Written in February 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Sex is Popular Because It’s Centrally Located— Prostitution. It’s said to be the world’s oldest profession. Why? What’s so special about sexual intercourse? Why do so many of us, from politicians and …

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May 07

Further Thoughts on Free Will

In Brief— In an effort to expand on the author’s views on the mythology of free will, this piece looks at the issue from a different angle. [Written in February 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Nature and Nurture Shape Us, But… Okay! This article is a bit of a pause from the turmoil swirling around us, but it’ll …

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Mar 19

Israeli Government Stupidity

In Brief— An examination of why the Israeli government stands in the way of peace with the Palestinians. The Definition of Insanity— It is often said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. If that is the case, why is the Israeli government refusing to treat the …

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Jan 29

Love and Human Nature

In Brief—An exploration of what is meant by “Love” and its possible sources. Is it real or merely a transitory experience? “Love is a serious mental disease.” (Plato) “I love you” may be the most common expression in the human repertoire, but its vagueness avoids some truths that are the core of human nature. Love …

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Jan 15

A Simple Reading Assignment

In Brief—A change from the usual approach to religion to one from an easy-to-read scientific point-of-view. It does require reading and looking at colorful illustrations, but it’s guaranteed to be painless and rewarding. And see the end of this piece when I introduce a new feature. Simple Basic Facts of Reality— This illustrated book of …

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Dec 18

‘Tis the Season to Donate

In Brief—Bay points out the necessity for ignoring the commerciality that smothers the real meaning of the season and spending your money on the worthy causes that can really make a difference. “Ho, Ho, Ho!” Donations That Have Real Impact— We all need another tie or toy like we need water in our shoes. How …

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Nov 27

Human Nature: An Unconventional View

In Brief—Bay explains why he believes humanity has no better than a 5% chance of survival beyond the end of this century. —————————————————————————————————————— Humans are Flawed Creatures— Capitalism, seeking profit, is just one reason why humanity has only a small chance of surviving beyond the end of this century. Greed, short-sightedness, forcing one’s way of …

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Nov 13

The Catholic Church Does Its Dance

In Brief—Bay recognizes that this may step on some toes, but facts don’t lie. That said, this is also a look at the Catholic Church that has made Mother Teresa a saint. All that Glitters Isn’t Gold— Reused hypodermic needles are assuredly not a healthful way to go. Nevertheless, this is one example of the …

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Oct 02

Being “The Other”

In Brief— The author wanders through his memories of the New Mexico boarding school and his experience as one of the few Anglos in a predominantly Hispanic school. Prejudice is the child of ignorance. (William Hazlitt)— They called me “Whitey.” They called me crude names. I was a scrawny, blond, fifth grader, one of very …

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Sep 18

D is for Deity Delusion

In Brief—A review of the origin and delusion of belief in a deity. This review demonstrates a delusion, a dangerous and deadly delusion. —————————————————————————————————————————- Humans believe what they choose to believe— Our ancestor, George, was walking along not being careful where he was putting his foot. A rock tripped him. Since humans are said to …

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