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The Unscientific Mind

Visibility = scientific?! = Evidence??

Invisibility = unscientific?! = No evidence??

(What!? am i talking about? Some context.)

Description of this post: (a/my goofy writing of) sarcastic/snarky view of : visibility v. invisibility (flawed logic/reasoning “apparent” therein).

I cannot see gravity (per se) so it doesn’t exist –I skydive without a parachute, oh, how i love to walk without broken bones!

I cannot see electricity (per se) so it doesn’t exist–I hand wash all my clothes, and never eat toast and my communication limited?…most of all hate talking face to person.

What’s a microwave?? I don’t worry about radiation: I eat cold food and drink lukewarm tea most days.

Air? what’s that?…am turning blue and purple?? well, my lungs cannot be breathing oxygen, correct?

 ‘Are there some things that we cannot see with our eyes but that we believe exist because there are sound reasons to do so? What about the air we breathe? We may feel it when there is a breeze. We can tell that it fills our lungs, even though we do not see it. Because we see the effects, there is good reason to believe in it, isn’t that so?’ (2) ‘And we cannot see gravityBut when we drop something we see evidence that gravity is at work. Nor do we see odors, but our nose picks them up. We cannot see sound waves, but our ears detect them. So we believe in things we cannot see—provided there is good reason to do so, isn’t that right?’  [excerpted reading: Reasoning from the Scriptures: God]

Illustration: When we see a camera, a radio, or a computer, we readily acknowledge that it must have been produced by an intelligent designer. Would it be reasonable, then, to say that far more complex things—the eye, the ear, and the human brain—did not originate with an intelligent Designer? [rs p. 147: God]

0h, i’m being unscientific?!..cause I BELIEVE IN A GOD I CANNOT SEE!🙂

i’ve read (visible) books by (invisible) authors i’ve never met…yet…

Planet Earth: When crossing a barren desert, if you came to a beautiful house, well equipped in every way and stocked with food, would you believe that it got there by some chance explosion? No; you would realize that someone with considerable wisdom built it. Well, scientists have not yet found life on any of the planets of our solar system except the earth; available evidence indicates that the others are barren. This planet is, as the book The Earth says, “the wonder of the universe, a unique sphere.” (New York, 1963, Arthur Beiser, p. 10) It is at just the right distance from the sun for human life, and it moves at just the right speed to be held in orbit. The atmosphere, of a kind found only around the earth, is made up of just the right proportion of gases to sustain life. Marvelously, light from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and water and minerals from fertile soil combine to produce food for earth’s inhabitants. Did it all come about as a result of some uncontrolled explosion in space? Science News admits: “It seems as if such particular and precise conditions could hardly have arisen at random.” (August 24 and 31, 1974, p. 124) The Bible’s conclusion is reasonable when it states: “Of course, every house is constructed by someone, but he that constructed all things is God.”—Heb. 3:4.

men and women (myself included) write all these books, blogs, etc. to argue/prove/elevate our limited-imperfect-perspective-points (of view)… fictions? about trivialities.

May be? we need to take a break from reading fiction, and thoroughly examine/

Look at the living literature!…the “Book of Nature” …our planet, our universe, our bodies…speaking perfect, limitless volumes of Truth/evidence…albeit difficult to translate/analyze by arrogance.

Need some fresh air?

10/31/18 @ 12:10 p.m.

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Halloween 2018

the irony of: me enJOYing big CHUNKS of chocolate as i type this post protest (chose word cause it’s more poetic aka it tastes good to my ears and word palate…though, for the record, i don’t personally/bodily/literally participate in actual/concrete “protests” for political neutrality purposes/reasons)…

NOPE…i do–by (well-informed) conscious choice–refrain/avoid any and all Halloween rituals!…and will, most likely, boycott candy consumption tomorrow. LOL so, i’m “bingeing” ? 😉 on Godiva Dark Chocolate Almond and Hershey’s Dark Chocolate sans Almond…(gifts from Hubby and not endorsements by me of said brands) tonight–dressed as my boring/(non-fun) freckled self without mask/make-up–this makes my corny self chuckle.

Would You Agree? (at crucial times) Truth is NO laughing matter…BOO< BOO< BOO to You joanie!!!

Have You read my confessions??

2013, 14, 15, 16 Confessions of a Chocolate Lover

Sam What?

No, NOT a fan Man of Mass Mind Manipulation of Nations..no, thanks!

“You must not walk in the statutes of the nations.” “Do not learn the way of the nations at all.” (Lev. 20:23; Jer. 10:2)

reformation(s)…removing varnish..and tarnish?!

Halloween’s roots, although not found in the Bible, can be traced back to a pagan origin. The pre-Christian Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all celebrated a festival for the dead. These ancients believed that on these occasions the spirits of the dead returned; therefore food was left for them and lamps were kept burning so they would not lose their way.

The Celtic order of Druids worshiped Samhain, lord of the dead, as well as a sun-god to whom the horse was sacred. On November 1, which was also their New Year, they held a joint festival in honor of these gods. It was believed that the souls of those who had died the previous year because of their sins were confined to the bodies of lower animals, and at the time of this festival Samhain assembled them together, and they were released to go to the Druid heaven. On the eve of the feast of Samhain the pagan Celts used to keep bonfires burning, believing that this would protect them from evil spirits.

The many features of today’s Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations can be traced directly back to paganism. The ancients associated this time of the year with the supernatural and with the thronging of dead spirits, so it was right in line with Catholic church policy to adopt this date for their All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. The people were thus able to keep their pagan customs and beliefs and still celebrate what are called Christian festivals of the highest rank. But the varnish applied by Christendom to these pagan feasts is so thin that there is no questioning the fact that Halloween is rooted in paganism.

It is interesting to note that the Protestant Reformation was touched off on Halloween night. How so? Martin Luther, knowing it was the custom of the people to flock to the Palace Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on the eve of All Saints, picked that night to nail his ninety-five theses to its door. On reading them, the people’s smoldering resentment against the Catholic church burst into flames. Many pagan practices were cast off by the reformers, the celebration of All hallows Eve being one of them. [excerpted reading: w 11/1/1960 What Does Halloween Mean to You?]

{often wondered, but haven’t taken time to research…any? existing/trustworthy stats/data on

crime/violence/vandalism/aggression/bullying/suicide spiking/attributed to Halloween night.}

an observation–without hard evidence–from a non-participant/outsider…each year seemingly incrementally escalating of advertising and costumes, etc. seem much more outlandish and gory…over-the-top bloody-scary to me than in previous years.

Healthy Teeth to You:)…aka no rotten rituals…aka Understanding Truth about ideas/practices/origins/masks-disguises of dictators dictating cultural/religious holidays/dogmas…indoctrination(s).

freely enjoying my chocolate consumption in moderation as myself 🙂

10/20/18 @ 8:07 p.m.

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looting or luting

My luting or looting Tuesday??

i have (a) head ache(s) today…and heart ache(s).  (Both of which IF allow will loot/rob my afternoon.) Am thinking but unable to formulate this writing properly/deeply due to a lack of time and concentration. Frustration ensues. Ugh.

(Oh, and a pile of house work/laundry/dishes/messes…waiting for my expert? Ha! handiwork. Delegate joanie. That’s a tough one for me. Haven’t quite figured out how to do it well. Delegate enough and get the “complete” desired result. You can’t do it all. i can’t have it all…as completely organized as i would like life.)

Some variables/components of this fleeting life work as looting agents and some are luting agents.

Negative attitude loots.

Positive attitude lutes.:) (Aka Melodic harmony enhancer.)

My choices/others’ choices

my abilities/others’ abilities

my limitations/others’ limitations

(plus, the unforeseen and unexpected events big and small, uncalculated and miscalulated affect me/others):

Looting? NAH! Luting? Yah! 🙂

Music helps cement. hope. perseverance.

lute/guitar…sometimes one has to play the strings one has…on any given day. Life is gift, eh?? Even on a day achey.

And some songs seem sweeter than other strings. (or at least bearable)

And so do some days.

The days without aches and messes.;)

(the strings that are pulling me, are for the most part, of my own making.)

“Make sure of all things; hold fast to what is fine.” (1 Thessalonians 5:​21)

fine strings aka TRUTH and work…messes or not…is better than being a controlled puppet on a master’s slippery strings.

i am tempted to let the necessary housework, etc. go today…and waste time…on-line?!

Bible role model: Paul. Although he admitted that he had bad inclinations, Paul took control. He wrote: “I strictly discipline my body and lead it as a slave.”​—1 Corinthians 9:​27, footnote. [Excerpted: Young People Ask: How can I Resist Temptation?)

Questions for reflection?

Who/What/Where/How/Why:

(Is) looting me?

Who/What/Where/How/Why:

(is) luting me?

Peaceful Luting/(Music/Strings of Life) to You Reader:)

10/30/18 @ 3:29 p.m.

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