Forbidden love

What do you do when your heart is bursting with romantic love for someone, who you would gladly take for a romantic partner, but you and/or  he or she is already taken and it is highly unlikely you can ever have him/her exclusively to yourself? What if that person was already a parent, meaning his/her children would be involved? What if that person had a very different lifestyle from yours? What if that person lived hundreds or thousands of kilometers away from you and it was unlikely you would move to live with him/her or he/she would move to live with you?

But what if that person also have many wonderful things in common with you that attracted you to him/her in the first place? What if that person made you feel better than the partner you are currently with? Would you risk committing adultery with him/her? If you KNEW that in the absence of any barriers, you WOULD marry this man/woman, would you engage in sex with him/her? Or even if marriage was not to be, what would happen?

Difficult issues, all of them. The older I get, the less judgemental I am about such things. At this stage in my life, the issue of polyamory looks better all the time.

Some idiots will beleive ANYTHING!

I just saw a comment on another person’s blog that knocked me out in its inanity.

Read that whole blog entry, and then this stupid comment:

Von, on February 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm Said: 

Michael Hawkins get a life. How old are you? Before you start calling someone stupid and a quack perhaps you better look at how the pharmaceutical industry has “Brain Washed” you. The FDA uses society as guinea pigs to push their drugs. The drugs are killing our society. Yet they continue to push them. One could call the pharmaceutical industry drug pushers. The only thing that makes the DRUGS legal is the FDA continues to approve them (until people die then they take them off the shelves and approve another one. Until that one kills. It’s a vicious circle) what’s sad is that the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t care about how many people they kill each year. They’re only it for the money. If society were healthier and didn’t have to take drugs then you’d be out of a job.

Of course the drug companies are trying to make a profit off their products. And that is exactly what makes that comment so absurd.

I answered him as follows:

Dale Husband, on February 27, 2010 at 2:19 am Said:

Von, why should we beleive YOU? It’s kind of absurd for the big drug companies to kill their own customers and thus reduce their own business. Think longer and harder before you subscribe to some loony conspiracy theory.

Bogus American history

Check out this nonsense; the parts in red are from the original blog entry and the rest of the words in blue are my responses:

While much has been written in recent years to try to dismiss the fact that America was founded upon the biblical principles of Judeo-Christianity, all the revisionism in the world cannot change the facts. Anyone who examines the original writings, personal correspondence, biographies, and public statements of the individuals who were instrumental in the founding of America will find an abundance of quotations showing the profound extent to which their thinking and lives were influenced by a Christian worldview.

While Christianity was and still is the dominant religion in the United States, the actual Constitution of the federal republic was made to be SECULAR, not promoting religion in any form. Early attempts to establish American theocracies in colonial times were failures and the Founding Fathers wanted to prevent that from happening again.

Clearly, there was a predominant Christian consensus in colonial America that shaped the Founders’ thinking and their writing of the founding documents and laws, resulting in the republic we have today. The Declaration of Independence identified the source of all authority and rights as “Their Creator” and then accentuated that individual human rights were God-given, not man-made. Thus, there would be no king or established religion to stand in the way of human liberty or dignity – uniquely Judeo-Christian ideals.

The concept of the “divine right of kings” was also considered a Judeo-Christian concept, yet it is opposed to the above stated ideal. And there is no mention whatsoever of Jesus, the Bible, or the Ten Commandments in the U S Constitution.

Even a brief study of the Founders’ last will and testaments provides convincing declarations of the strong religious beliefs among so many of them. Add to that their personal writings concerning their faith in Christ, plus their leadership roles in establishing and guiding numerous Bible societies, plus their service in active ministries, and the evidence is overwhelming.

What some of the Founding Fathers did in their private lives should have no bearing on their duties as public officials.

Here is a small sample of the convictions of some of the Founders:

Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth…nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. | JOHN HANCOCK, signer of the Declaration of Independence

It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. | Attributed to PATRICK HENRY – Governor of Virginia

Either Patrick Henry was delusional or he was quote mined here. In any case, the claim is false, as noted earlier.

Only TWO quotes. Why not at least a dozen?

Judgement Day

Imagine if the Founders of religions found themselves before God on Judgement Day and the following conversation resulted:

Founder: I stand before you, ready to receive my reward for faithful service to you!

God: Depart from me, accursed one, into the eternal fire that has been prepared for the Devil and his angels.

Founder: WHAT?! How can this be? What about the revelations you sent me to establish your faith on Earth?!

God: You are an IDIOT! I never sent you ANY revelations, nor did I send any to any other human! NO ONE that is a mere human can communicate my Word to others! That was a lie of Satan. It was Satan who sent you those phony revelations, and being the egomaniac you were, you passed them on to your followers. The result was incredible  suffering on Earth, which you must now answer for!

Founder: But how was I supposed to know the revelations were of Satan?

God: By using the mind I gave you. You failed to do so. So did most of your followers. They will be condemned too.


I know, it seems incredibly unlikely. But no more unlikely than assuming that there is indeed one true religion founded by divine revelation while all the others that also claim divine revelation as their source are false. So what if there IS no true religion anywhere? Does that mean there is no God? Not necessarily. There may be such a God and even such a Judgement Day for all humans to give an account of themselves before Him. But we will never know our fate until that day.