Brother Tayler’s secular Sunday sermon: a riff on a hoax

dykewriter:

The Reality is that Religion is a mental illness (imaginary friends and delusions) and the terrible satire is that no organization that has the grounds to say so is doing so, eh?

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

An article in The NewsNerd notes that the American Psychological Association is about to classify extreme religiosity as a mental illness. A true God Delusion!:

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a strong and passionate belief in a deity or higher power, to the point where it impairs one’s ability to make conscientious decisions about common sense matters, will now be classified as a mental illness.

The controversial ruling comes after a 5-year study by the APA showed devoutly religious people often suffered from anxiety, emotional distress, hallucinations, and paranoia. The study stated that those who perceived God as punitive was directly related to their poorer health, while those who viewed God as benevolent did not suffer as many mental problems. The religious views of both groups often resulted in them being disconnected from reality.

Dr. Lillian Andrews, professor of psychology, stated, “Every year thousands of people die after refusing…

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July 27th 2015 – Visit to Sapperton New Westminster

My Dad had to go to Royal Columbian, so my Mom and I walked around Sapperton in New Westminster.

So few of the original one/two story structures are gone or if the buildings are there, the businesses are different.

I kinda miss the Jolly Roger Fish n Chip shop. We did go to Chan’s Garden and had two dishes that were very tastey. Spicey Green Greens and  Satay dish with an amazing sauce that had to be a family recipes. They were surprised when I complimented the dish. It’s a go back to place.

I was most surprised that the majority of shops were not open for business on a Monday. It would seem Tuesdays to Saturdays is it for the usual ranges of nail/hair, comic books and junk treasure shops.

The pub seemed like the only place opened.

Knox Presbyterian Church is half a Montessori Pre/School. I guess God doesn’t make the rent as much these days.

Anyway, I was out of the house for about 4 hours.

yeah… I am having an adjustment to no facebook.

I liked to post articles in my groups – the Agoraphobic Life Coaching and people were sharing and commenting, which is how I created posts.

the Lezflirt Office had just gotten reallly interesting and blam. Facebook Blocked.

the whole fan club thing fizzled out, the three I made for other people and I one I made for myself.

but I do miss my Flying Spaghetti Monster group, we had a fairly active chatting building up.

and I left a real discussion bomb and I don;t get to know what happened. ahwell. sucky topic anyway. sometimes it’s hard to separate an individual from their demographic group; making it hard to say a negative thing about said person without being thought to be speaking more generally.

I think one of the funniest things that happened on facebook was mentioning a particular Canadian Political Figure is a lesbian – Ontario’s Wynn.

I then made a comment about her union busting.

a number of heterosexual posters advised me that the lesbian mention was not appropriate and out of bounds.

Which I find an oddly refreshing and even encouraging sign of social change,

So I said, well I am a lesbian and she is being a terrible one, she’s canada doesn’t have a log cabin republican equivalent. selling off the provincially taxpayer built hydro system to a private company is an OBSCENE betrayal and BC did it already and I do not know where the others are.

The job of government is to protect the resources for the benefit of the citizens. Not get the citizens to invest capital spending to give  away assets.

such as the new Saudi Wheat Board.

ANyway, I have also created an Elvis index pages, it’s under the Zeigteist Ana I can’t spellin I am upset wodfasttomuch in head

I am going to create an Elvis index with subpages, I have aobut 1000 posts and I need to

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150720-goodbye-sexist-office

go: Off.Line…laters blogosphere

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LavenderLicks: Melissa Etheridge vs kd lang

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Appearing on tv wearing a discarded Hank Snow green cowboy suit, another time with cowboy boots that she’d castrated at the ankle, kd lang, turned The Post Nashville Country-Pop scene back to it’s corn porn performance artist best and with rockabilly intensity. kd lang lead the New Country Traditionals Lyle Lovett and Dwight Yokum up the country charts – peaking with the last Owen Bradley Session and almost making us think that Patsy Cline had been indeed reborn.

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The ever controversial and fabulous kd debuted on the Canadian women’s magazine with make up added to feminized this butch gal, and it became interesting to see which was more the issue that she was a lesbian or that she was also a vegetarian.

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In any event, it was too much for country, so the Angel with a Lariat debuted Ingenue and released her inner torch singer and rocked it. And croonered, giving rat pack era Tony Bennett a resurgence.

if only Freddie Mercury had known where his opera fannishness would lead. maybe he did.

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kd’s career of hit records, she did a few arthouse movies and was a headliner at two Canadian Olympics.

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kd lang was the first out and Melissa Etheridge and Ellen DeGeneres would soon follow.

I find that I am more amazed by kd’s range than Melissa’s continuing angst and drama queendom and I am a bit surprised to see she’s married a third time.

I’ve seen Melissa twice in concert, but not kd. weird. it’s that canadian thing. inferiority complex.

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Rock Star: Concerts vs Event Concerts

Am I the Only One?

Melissa Etheridge & kd lang VS Anne Murray & kd lang

Queermunity Memories: When Celebs started coming out

LezFlirt: Movie Date Confessions

kd lang-o-liciscious

Canada’s Elvis – kd lang

Music: Authentic vs Manufactured

From Ms to Miss

Canada’s Elvis

RIP – Stomping Tom Conners

Elvis is alive kd lang madonna

I’ve kept up buying kd releases….I don’t think I even opened the last melissa ones…

kd lang is the lesbian Elvis

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Tribes preparing for climate change impact on Indigenous Foods

Originally posted on Warrior Publications:

Image: Blackfire. Image: Blackfire.

by George Plaven, East Oregonian, July 24, 2015

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for climate change projects.

Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.

The tribes have secured hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to study climate change in the Pacific Northwest and come up with an action plan to protect the reservation’s natural resources, including traditional First Foods.

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A four-legged snake

dykewriter:

snakes: are they just tails with heads?

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

by Greg Mayer

It has long been known that some snakes are two-legged, because many modern species have two legs– externally visible hind limbs– a fact we’ve noticed here at WEIT before.

Hindlimbs ('spurs') of a ball python (Python regius). The spurs are next to the anal scale, which covers the vent of the cloaca. (Front of snake is toward top of photo.) Hindlimbs (‘spurs’) of a ball python (Python regius). The spurs are next to the anal scale, which covers the vent of the cloaca. (Front of snake is toward top of photo.)

These small external legs, capped by keratinous claws, are supported internally by vestigial femurs and a vestigial pelvis. They are larger in males, and are used during courtship. In the fossil record, snakes with much larger hind limbs have been known since Georg Haas described Pachyrachis in 1979 and Ophiomorphus in 1980 from the early Late Cretaceous (about 95 mya). In these the legs were less rudimentary than in modern snakes, having, in addition to the femur and pelvis, a distinct tibia and fibula, and…

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When 70s Girls Sang the 50s Boy Songs

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The Stone Poneys girl singer, Linda Ronstadt broke out as solo performer covering Hank Williams’ Lovesick Blues, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison tunes.

She ranged all over genres and even appeared as herself on The Simpsons.

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Sad day for music: Linda Ronstadt has lost her voice

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circa 1958: Headshot of American rock ‘n’ roll musician and singer Buddy Holly (1936 – 1959) wearing his signature horn-rimmed eyeglasses. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

Elvis Presley covered Olivia Newton-John’s “If you Love Me Let me Know” and “Let me Be There” hits and she recorded Eddie Cochrane’s Summertime Blues.

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Interesting trivia – August 16th, 1977, the Production of Grease filmed the Rizzo “Sandra Dee” scene.

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Rock n Roll Movies: Olivia Newton-John

 

PopPopPop Culture: Olivia Newton-John

 

Elvis vs Olivia Newton John

 

Channel your Inner Elvis with Olivia Newton John!

 

Emoting with Olivia Newton-John

 

MusicWorld: Female Vocal

 

Lezflirt: Celebrity Cougars

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Song Off: Newton v Newton-John

 

Culture Shock – an ONJ album track

 

Australia’s Elvis: Vote now three way poll

 

Releasing on the breath

 

Movie Review: Two of a Kind

 

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Surf’s Up: Beach Boys vs Jan and Dean

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California Surfer Monkeys turned The Beatles: The Beach Boys

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Jan and Dean: Wiped Out; eclipsed by east coast Simon and Garfunkel duo wise

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RnR: Elvis vs Buddy Holly

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Buddy Raves On

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The Beatles: 5.4.4.3.2…

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RnR: Elvis vs Roy Orbison

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Hello & Goodbye to the Big Bopper

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Ritchie Valens and rocking it folk style

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