Modern Sound of Silence

Gay Pride God

I heard Simon & Garfunkle’s song Sounds of Silence on the radio today. In my mind, I replaced one of the lines with the following:

And the people bowed and prayed
To the rainbow God they made


That’s Going To Kill Me

Ancient Cemetary

Someone’s always telling me about the things that will kill me.

Eating too much will kill me
So can not eating enough
Eating eggs will kill me
So will whole milk, heavy cream, and cheese
Eating the little blackened bits from the grill will kill me
But they’re oh, so tasty!
Too much salt will kill me
So, too, will too little
Sugar and caramel coloring will kill me
And Oreos are crack!
Too much fat and red meat will kill me
Don’t eat this, but that

Driving a car will kill me
Even from the back seat
Flying in an airplane will kill me
And only the black box will know why
Driving a motorcycle will kill me
Look twice! Save a Life!
Riding a bike without a helmet will kill me
No one survives childhood without one!
Skydiving, rock climbing, and bungie jumping will kill me
Swimming will kill me.
Rip tides, killer waves, and Jaws!

The flu will kill me
Despite the nagging: get yer shot!
Disease will kill me
Is it genetic or contagious?
Taking drugs to better my life will kill me
Side effects: unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness; confusion, memory problems; fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine; swelling, weight gain, urinating less than usual or not at all; increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss; or nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); abnormal ejaculation, impotence, decreased sex drive, difficulty having an orgasm; suicidal tendencies, death
Going to the hospital will kill me
Medical professionals are not perfect!
Vaccines will not!

Alcohol will kill me
Oh, the trouble I could get into, if I only drank more than two
Smoking will kill me
Oh, the trouble I could get into, if i only inhale
Breathing second hand smoke will kill me
Well, if you believe that, I’ve got a climate change story to sell you

Bugs, bees, and spiders will kill me
As well as snakes and colorful frogs
Bad chicken will kill me
So will bad vegetarian
Coyotes and moose will kill me
And lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my
Carbon monoxide will kill me
So can the mold under the stairs
Earthquakes, lightning, and tornadoes will kill me
Proving Mother Nature’s a bitch

Thugs, convicts, and parolees will kill me
As well as home-grown or foreign terrorists
Working at a gas station or party store will kill me
Or simply walking the downtown street
My family and friends will kill me
And so will my neighbor

And if all else fails, one of these days, old age will kill me.

The Folly of Indolence

6   Go to the ant, you sluggard!
    Consider her ways and be wise,
7   Which, having no captain,
    Overseer or ruler,
8   Provides her supplies in the summer,
    And gathers her food in the harvest.
9   How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
    When will you rise from your sleep?
10  A little sleep, a little slumber,
    A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11  So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
    And your need like an armed man.
            Proverbs 6:6-11 (NKJV)

Indolence1: Habitual laziness; sloth.

Heterosexuality Rears Its Ugly Head In a Same-Sex “Marriage”

Santos said, "Because [she] is not her daughter; [she] is our daughter."

Manuel Santos is patently wrong. When he refers to her, he is referring to the baby’s biological mother, Patidta Kusongsaang, and when he refers to our, he is referring to him and his husband, Gordon Lake.

Let me point out the obvious. Santos and his husband can not have children. It’s impossible, by nature1. Therefore, the baby, Carmen, is not biologically theirs. From a legal standpoint, she may be, but not biologically. No court decision can change that.

Children, by nature, have a biological mother and a biological father. Again, this is something that a court can’t change. A court decision doesn’t change the child’s DNA. The child will forever be the biological child of Manuel Santos and Patidta Kusongsaang, no matter how Santos and his partner feel about it. To think otherwise is a denial of reality; a delusion you might say.

But it seems to me, that this same-sex "marriage" is exactly that, a denial. While the argument is posed as an equality, and love, measure, it leaves out the family measure.

It’s at this point the unnaturalness of the union becomes apparent. A same-sex couple can’t procreate. They must receive assistance from an outside individual; an individual of the opposite sex.

And it’s here that reality must be confronted: In order to have biological children, at least one member of the same-sex couple must embrace heterosexually in order to procreate. And only one of them can be the biological parent.

There is no hate in that statement. There is no bigotry. Only truth.

The bottom line is this: homosexuality is a social construct, not a biological one, and they must choose to put homosexuality aside in order to create a family in which one parent is still left out biologically.

  1. This seems to me to be the very definition of an unnatural relationship.


I ran across this article, today: After 13 Years, I’m Leaving Christianity. It’s an interesting read. As the title implies, the author, Keay Nigel, discusses why she left Christianity. While many thoughts ran through my mind as I read it, I’ve chosen to comment on an analogy she made. Here’s the context:

For instance, my church had taught us that our God is the one true God, and that all other religions are works of Satan. Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism were described as unintelligent religions; their worship of pagan figures, animals and deities were said to be wrong, nonsensical, useless, and laughable even. The pastor had in fact described miracles in other religions as demonic.

It’s scary that young minds were indoctrinated with such disrespecting, bigoted extreme ideas.

Here’s the analogy:

Just because you’re lactose-intolerant doesn’t mean others shouldn’t be allowed to drink milk.

And my question:

But what if everyone were lactose-intolerant? Wouldn’t it be a good thing if they were told not to drink the milk? What if people were sick because they were lactose-intolerant, but didn’t realize it was the milk causing it? What if I told them that they had to stop drinking milk in order to get better; it’s the only way!

Would I still be a bigot?

Remembering Prince

Prince was not my favorite artist. But…

I probably saw Purple Rain a half dozen times; at the drive-in no less. With a bunch of friends. Those were good times.

Purple Rain was (is) a great record! And I still have a copy! Yes. Vinyl. Which by the way, is superior to CDs; and anything digital. I like some of his songs, and I think he’s overlooked as a guitar player.

I think I’ve said it every year since his Super Bowl performance; he put on the best show ever. No one’s come close. Most are gawdy, overdone, embarrassments, even when I like the artist. I’m glad the NFL posted the whole show.

Ain’t It the Truth!

Best Super Bowl Halftime Show Ever

Animal Cruelty or the Price to the Poor?

In the piece, Animal Cruelty or the Price of Dinner?, Nicholas Kristof discusses the care, or lack thereof, of chickens in the slaughter industry. We get concern about: dogs, chickens on the way to slaughter, the health of chickens, the effect of sick chickens on humans, the livelihood of farmers speaking out, chicken living conditions, and efficiency vs. oppressive treatment of farmers and animals from the industry. In the midst of this complaint, there’s this nugget:

In fairness, the chicken companies excel at producing cheap food, with the price of chicken falling by at least half in real terms since 19301.

This is important because the one thing that never gets mentioned in this list of gripes is what tinkering with these things will do to the cost of chicken. Obviously, it will raise prices. And when the prices of goods and services go up, who does it hurt? The poor.

And what isn’t mentioned in Kristof’s list of concerns? How fixing the "problem" will affect the poor? Is that because he cares more about the chickens? Maybe not, but leaving the poor out of the equation is a common theme when discussing liberal initiatives.

  1. Kristof, Nicholas. "Animal Cruelty or the Price of Dinner?". The New York Times. 16 Apr 2016. Web. Accessed 19 Apr 2016.

By The Numbers – The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics


I was simply going to share the video, but will you watch it? I’m betting you don’t, so I’m going to share some of the key points. Watch if for the full effect. Really!

We keep hearing that 99.9% of all Muslims are peace loving, but is that true? Not according to these numbers. Depending on where you live in the world, only 25% to 75% hold peaceful, non-radical ideas.

"this fear of being called a racist, has caused many people to act against their better judgment" ~Raheel Raza

According to the video, there are approximately 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. Think about the percentages in the video compared to that 1.6 billion.


There are three Spheres of Radicalization:

  1. Center sphere: Violent Jihadists who want to kill apostates, and/or die trying. They believe in paradise and martyrdom. This group is represented by ISIS, which boasts 40,000 – 200,000 Muslims fighting around the world. These numbers do not include violent terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, IRCG.

  2. Inner ring: Islamists are "just as convinced of martyrdom and paradise, and want to foist their religion on the rest of humanity, but they want to work within the system. They don’t want to blow themselves up on a bus. They want to change governments, and use democracy against itself" [emphasis added]. They "want the same things as the Jihadist, but using different tactics." Examples of this are Palestinians electing Hamas into power, and Egyptians electing the Muslim Brotherhood into power. Both are terrorist organizations. Here in the U.S., we have CAIR who works to silence critics of Islam. The U.S. Department of Justice says that CAIR is or was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood; the United Arab Emerites lists CAIR as terrorist organization

  3. Outer ring: Fundamentalist are those who don’t aren’t trying to blow people up, or trying to change governments, but hold radical ideas.

  • 79-86% of Sharia-supporting Muslims in Afghanistan, Egypt, and Jordan believe apostates should be executed. An average of 27% of all Muslims around the world believe believe apostates should be executed (that’s 237 million Muslims around the world).
  • 39% of all Muslims around the world believe honor killings can be justified (that’s 345 million Muslims around the world).
  • 42%, 35%, 26% of French, British, American Muslims believe suicide bombings against civilians can be justified.
  • 54% of Muslims surveyed want Sharia to be the law of the land in Muslim majority countries.
    • 52% support whippings, and cutting off of hands for thieves (281 million).
    • 51% are in favor or stoning spouses if they’re unfaithful (289 million)


This doesn’t even come close to the 99.9% narrative that we’re being fed by liberals. How is it that they can be so out of touch with reality? Is it intentional? There are approximately 3 million Muslims in the United States. Based on the numbers in this video, 780,000 Muslims in America believe suicide bombings against civilians can be justified. Is it no wonder then, condemnation from Islamic communities is strangely quiet in the wake of what are clearly terrorist attacks by Radical Islamists?

But, this of course, leads to the next question. Why do so many Muslims hold radical and violent views? Where do these beliefs originate? Dare I say, from Islam itself?