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Perpetual motion machine

Erica:

Wow, the Perpetual Motion Machine. Weird but funny. Made me laugh out loud! Ahhhh. Silliness.

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:

This is the first one that, I think, will actually work:

h/t: Jim B.

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I love all things LEGO!  When I saw the following Picture Bible in which the Bible Stories are illustrated by LEGO characters and scenes, I thought it was wonderful.  Apparently, the author/artist has spent the last ten years of his life creating these Lego scenes.  I think that would be a fun and creative way to spend your time!

I will warn you, The Brick Bible is tongue-in-cheek, to say the very least.  I am sure some would find it sacriligious.  However, the author uses the actual bible text in his illustrations, so I think that the text can speak for itself.

So here is the Brick Testament! http://www.thebricktestament.com/

The above scene is from the story, “God wants to cut part of your penis off.”  Hey, I didn’t write the story.  The guy who wrote Genesis 17 did!

I must think my fellow online blogger and escapee from religion, Prairie Nymph, for finding out about The Brick Testament!  You can check out her blog at, http://prairienymph.wordpress.com

Here’s an interesting link from “The Thinking Atheist” on Facebook and their next podcast show, “Harry Potter is of the Devil.”  I bet it will be an interesting show.  I remember hearing that same thing about Harry Potter. 

Here’s what The Thinking Atheist had to say,

“Next Tuesday’s podcast is called, “Harry Potter is of the Devil.” This ought to be a wild show, as people discuss all of the movies, books, toys, musicians and other things their parents, pastors and teachers branded as Evil. (Anyone remember the burning of rock albums in the 80s, folks?)

If you have a story to tell, email it to editor@thethinkingatheist.com (keep it as short as possible, please). We’ll also take your calls.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thethinkingatheist/2012/01/25/harry-potter-is-of-the-devil

And not just Harry Potter. All kinds of earthly influences are apparently tainted by Satan. Role playing games, songs on the radio, television shows, films, books, on Jan 24!”

 

For many years in fundamentalist and Pentecostal churches, I was taught to be wary- even fearful, of practicing Yoga. Years ago, I was taught that practicing Yoga could open up a person to the demonic world. (Did anyone else see the Christian film “Gods of the New Age?”)

It’s been many years since I was fearful of yoga, but I still have religious friends who would be unable to practice it in good conscience. I also still feel very uncomfortable with meditation.

With that background, this article fascinates me deeply as it suggests that the Yoga we know in the U.S. is not as ancient or as “Hindu” as we think it is!

Fascinating!

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/living/not-as-old-as-you-think

****Update***

It looks like the filmmaker was not able to get funds to make his film.  I would love, love, love, love to watch the 10+ hours (I think) of recorded interviews the filmmaker made with Bart Ehrman.  Or maybe the would-be filmmaker will make the film someday in the future.   The original post is below with a link to the project if you are curious about it or want to contact the filmmaker. 

******Original Post*****

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/behrman/bart-ehrman-story

Bart Ehrman Fans please support & spread the word! The filmmaker has spent hours interviewing Ehrman re his faith and #deconversion.

He’s trying to raise 10K by Sunday. That is $100 donations by $100 people. There are rewards for donating if the project gets funded by Sunday! #ex-christian #agnostic #atheist #faith #christian

Something happened to me in Mexico recently.  Don’t worry, this is good news.

In early December we took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We hadn’t taken a real vacation for about two years. It was so-oo-oo-oo nice! It refreshed all of us!

And at some point, something happened!

I changed.  I became happy again.

Scary how much I resemble this statue!
Singing “Fa-La-La-La-Laaaaaaaaa!”

 

The last four years have been a time of major transition in many ways. One of the transitions has been the re-evaluation of my faith and religion and the loss of much of that faith and religion.  So it has been a time of deep reflection accompanied by a gamut of emotions.  But somehow, in December, I think that I moved on.  I accepted myself for who I am at this time in my life.

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The God of Abuse?

Does the God of the Bible act like an abusive lover or spouse? 

Below is a great article that compares attributes of God as portrayed in the Bible with an abusive spouse or lover.  Some of the comparisons of God’s words and actions are chillingly reminiscent of an abuser. What do you think?  Based on the Old Testament prophets’ depictions of God, is God someone you would want your daughter to date or marry?

The God of Abuse- ExChristian.Net – Articles.

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