Creationists have a huge emotional investment in the creation story that inhibits their ability to reason. And that investment is based on fear. They believe that if their faith in the validity of the story does not waver they will be rewarded with eternal life, forever reunited with their loved ones in heavenly bliss with an occasional stint in the heavenly choir. If they allow this happy vision to be corrupted by doubt they will be denied entrance to this heavenly wonderland despite all their years of good, solid faith. That is such a heavy burden and one I’m grateful not to bear. It would truly be frightening.
It can be used as a hammer, a pry bar and a screw driver.
The Republicans allow room for them to feel they are still part of the Ruling Class. Republicans, unlike Democrats, demonize or disenfranchise a portion of society. Whether it be gays, muslims, atheists, abortion clients, felons, people that do not have voter ID, illegal aliens, the unemployed, Republican continually find new groups to disenfranchise or demonize. Voting Republican caters to bigotry and racism rather than progress and a better future.
Hopefully Jesus will see his shadow when he hops out of his cave on Easter Sunday, heralding the return of sunny summer weather.
Why is god’s o sometimes puckered, g*d? Is his o viewed as obscene? Sometimes the o is so tightly clenched it doesn’t resemble an o at all, g-d
In the past two weeks Google has mounted what amounts to a shakedown of many Google Groups. Hundreds of Groups owners and moderators have reported in the Google Groups Help Forum, http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Groups-Guide, that access to their group is denied because it is in violation of the Terms Of Service concerning spam and ‘adult content’. Many groups have been deleted after their archives have been inspected and found wanting. It is an especially unique and vexing interruption of a great Google service that has operated hassle-free for more than five years with no interruptions. The amount of data that has been deleted from the Groups archives is staggering. Hundreds of thousands of well argued opinions with links to citations have been deleted. And the Google Guides, the employees that moderate the Forum, have disappeared leaving the Top Contributors to answer the queries. I find it especially suspicious that this shake-down coincides with the announced ‘migration’ of existing Google Pages to the restrictive Google Sites on June 1st. Clearly Google is bent on restricting the content of it’s online publications.
After just two years of hosting the popular Google Page Creator Google has announced that all Google Pages will be transfered to Google Sites by the end of the year. Google Page Creator allowed the user to upload 100 Mbs of files and link them to a Google template or to an html document that could be uploaded to the files. The same service was available in Google Apps Web Pages, allowing a registered domain to upload the files and document for the web site. The service was available to new Apps sign ups as recent as August 23, http://hucktunes.info, but was removed by October 5, http://octoberapps.info. There have been many disappointed Pages users posting their sorrow at the loss of this great service in the Google Page help discussion groups in Google Groups but Google’s response is that Pages has reached the end of it’s development and the focus is now on Sites, which is a service that Google purchased from JotSpot. Sites is very restrictive in the content that can appear on the page. It does not allow html code and content is restricted to Gadgets and inserts provided by You Tube, Google Video, etc. There is much buzz in Groups about a big change afoot for Google. I wonder if the big change might be restricting the content of it’s services to make it more appealing to the government of China. In any event Google Page Creator will be greatly missed by many trusting and loyal Googlers.