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Yes, I do have a hidden agenda …

… as to my choices of music for the show.

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First, I want to establish an atmosphere conducive to folks’ listening to and learning from each other. As I remark at the conclusion of Free Speech Handbook, “Awe in the face of the unknown may be the healthiest of all human postures.”

Second, I want to make available to my listeners music and concepts that are under-represented in the market-driven playlists of commercial music stations.

I can’t apologize too much for leaving out music that I just don’t like. In many styles of blues, for example, performers impersonate someone who is drunk or high. I don’t want to be around such people, see or hear them. So much for those styles of blues. Now, on the other hand, I like practically everything the Rolling Stones have done, and most of that is, in fact, blues.

But just because I like a song won’t get it on the show.
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Jesus and a businessman walk into a bar….

Ends and Beginnings

Jesus Business

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” – Steven Weinberg

I have a former business partner who I unfortunately still have to have dealings with that considers himself a “Christian” with a capital C. He attends a men’s bible study every week, which is really just an excuse to eat breakfast with other old white guys. He figures between the bible study, attending church when he is not drinking beer on his boat and his prays every night asking for God to wash his sins away that he is in good standing with the Man upstairs. Never mind that Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm he will try to screw you six ways till Sunday, every night his slate is wiped clean, “washed in the lambs blood” as they say…

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Tight vs. loose: Additional tags

If you have arrived at this post, it was most likely by searching on one of the below tags. All pertain to the immediately preceding post,

Tight vs. loose: Politics and mysticism

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Donations puzzle

I just learned that folks have been making donations via GoFundMe that, for some reason, GoFundMe never told me about.

GoFundMe no longer supports the browser I normally use, so I’ll have to go to a different browser to ask them.

In the meantime, if you’re one of those people, please contact me so I can thank you properly.  Some folks have my e-mail; others know me on FaceBook; if you’re not one of those, please use the Contact form on My Resume.

Thank you!

 

Prayer is work, too.

Saint Benedict ran a monastery. He ran into the problem that many monks wanted to spend all their time praying and studying, and not do any of the dirty manual labor — housekeeping, tending livestock, working in the fields — needed to keep the place going. So he adopted and enforced the motto, Laborare est orare — “Work is prayer.”

In excess, religious study can become a drain on society’s resources. Many Haredi, or “ultra-orthodox,” men in Israel want to spend all their time in religious study instead of earning any money. (Article.) Meanwhile, a majority of them live on welfare, with eight to fifteen children. This places a burden on the remainder of society that that economy can no longer bear.

What about me?
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Accepting revulsion 1: Wetting the bed

Miscellaneous notes about accepting bad feelings.

[First in a series.]

Vladimir Putin purportedly has a video of Donald Trump directing two whores to pee on a bed that Barack Obama slept in.

Some people think it’s scandalous.

I think it’s hilarious.

Some days ago, I had a mind to post on Facebook that Trump himself is the bed wetter.

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Notes: Perceptions of order, courage, and fear of the unknown

As of 2017-02-27, this is a placeholder for notes for a discussion of these things, that may be worked into an actual post either before it’s published or at some later date.

– Courage
– Fear of the unknown, uncertainty, risk, disappointment
– Self-love facilitates desire
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Unexpected research results

(Originally posted 04/14/12 at Trojan Horse Productions.  Republished here 11/20/13.)

I mean to include in my audition audio files, a telling of the story of the Trojan horse — or Trojan War. I’ve wanted to conclude that telling, with the story of how the man who discovered the modern location of the actual ancient Troy, supposedly did so based on information he saw in a dream. To verify my information, yesterday I read portions of the book Finding the Walls of Troy, by Susan Hueck Allen. I did not find exactly what I was looking for.

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