06 September 2023

Truths and inspirations for 6 September 2023

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(For the previous post, click here.  For the link round-up, click here.)

This definitely applies to me.  As soon as I realize that an interaction is turning into an argument or that a person is toxic, I just disengage, if at all possible.

This doesn't just apply to the beliefs of those other people over there.  It applies to your beliefs too.  And mine, of course.

The supernatural is a lie.  Technology is real.


Blogger John A Hill said...

I think we are very much alike -- very different to be sure, but alike nonetheless.
For one thing, I'm definitely a summer guy. You can have October and all that fall stuff.
I enjoy reading your blog. I should probably comment more often.

06 September, 2023 07:38  
Blogger Lady M said...

Ha - ghost buster machine for when Jesus returns - love it.

06 September, 2023 17:10  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

John: In some ways possibly we are. An ability to interact despite differences of opinion on some things is key, I think. I hope you'll continue to comment.

Lady M: It should hold him for more than three days this time.....

06 September, 2023 22:20  
Blogger NickM said...

That depends on whether Walter Peck gets involved...

07 September, 2023 06:47  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

Thanks for these. They're all great. Stealing the "Fugitive Women Law" meme, with attribution.

07 September, 2023 08:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

NickM: Oddly enough, he was more of a Judas figure.

Shaw: Thanks! The analogy with the fugitive slave laws is very apt.

08 September, 2023 06:51  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I feel the same way about summer and October. Give me an overcast cool day over a sunny hot day anytime of the year. I cannot wait for next month. These were really good.

08 September, 2023 15:43  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Mary K: We seem to be already in the cool time up here. I hope it comes for you quickly.

08 September, 2023 17:47  
Blogger NickM said...

Whilst my religious knowledge is shaky, I did watch Ghostbusters a couple of weeks ago. So... In what way exactly is Walter Peck Judas?

Judas is always a character who interested me because his fall, like Satan's, is pivotal to the whole Chrsitian story. Without Judas there is no crucifixion, no death paying for our sins and no resurection and Christ is just one of the many itinerant preachers, ranters and weirdoes hanging around Judea in the First Century CE. Yeah, he had party tricks* but so does Derren Brown.

I'd always wondered about Judas and then I read Borges' "Three Versions of Judas". Burning in Hell for all eternity whilst being completely mis-cast as the villian is a much more powerful narrative.


I see a lot more Gollum in Judas than I see the connection with Walter Peck. Who was just a wanker. Even if he was dickless.

*I have a theory that it was the catering industry that had him offed. I mean if he could do that with five loaves and two fish their entire business model was fucked.

09 September, 2023 06:15  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Only in the sense that Peckerless Peck was something of a betrayer figure

The idea that Judas would be judged a sinner and doomed to burn in Hell, while at the same time being essential to the story of Jesus to the extent that without him the whole salvation scheme would have failed, has always struck me as incoherent -- but it's just one of the many incoherent points about the whole mythos. Since the story of Jesus is basically cobbled together from bits and pieces of various older myths that were floating around the Middle East at the time, the story of Judas may well have been grafted on from some other tale in which it made more sense. What we've got in the actual Gospels is basically some random folk tales after being thrown in a meat grinder and then reassembled by a baboon. It's barely coherent anywhere.

09 September, 2023 08:00  
Blogger NickM said...

I'd say Walter Peck was more of a Pontius Pilate in the sense he was only doing his job.

09 September, 2023 10:29  
Anonymous Frank Peter said...

Just say YES!!! Thanks & Peace, friend of the world.

10 September, 2023 09:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...


10 September, 2023 19:39  

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