Sunday, September 16, 2012

Plan it or Exit?

Dear Human,

We have a special gift, and ask that you use it.
It wasn't an accident, when we chose to diffuse it.

But instead we're still stuck, by addicts who booze it.
Sucking our blood, they bust it and bruise it.

A needle screwed in, you couldn't refuse it.
Your master of markets, now demands you abuse it.

Broke and afraid, they expect you'll excuse it.
Those greedy enough, earn profits to misuse it.

But a stolen win early, means your future may lose it.
It is time to wake up, for you're due to accuse it.

The needle grows dirty, your freedom unscrews it.
The time has now come, but only if you choose it.

Urgently yours,

Renewable Energy

Friday, September 14, 2012

An Atheist can give in Life what a Monotheist expects to gain in Death

The Religious may fear Atheism's influence most for it is the greatest defense against the most powerful weapon Religion holds over it's current Believers: fear of a punishment in life and in death. Atheism punishes no one in life, and so in turn, there is no need to feel frightened by the punishment their Believing counterparts may face when pondering death. Because there is no hierarchical-head-of-power in Atheism, it is by nature, rooted in the notion that human beings (as a species) are equals, and without a higher power to justify the existence of inequality and human suffering, Atheism must hold only itself accountable for human equality and/or the lack thereof. On the other hand, Monotheistic faiths do rely on a supreme hierarchical-head-of-power, it creates by nature, a root sense of inequality between humans and their God; Yes, the monotheistic God may preach about the goodness of creating equality among humans, however, He ultimately dictates that humans are powerless to stop the inequality among their fellow man; instead holding only the power to stop their own inequality they may suffer on judgment day and for eternity thereafter. This gives Believers a reason to justify not only the existence of inequality among their species - but an ability to reconcile inequality's most extreme consequence, human suffering- by accepting it as "part of God's plan" - a part not even a prayer can stop them from being a part of. To a Believer, God is supremely responsible for allowing the death of every human below Him, whereas because an Atheist recognizes only the living beings around them, they feel wholly and selflessly responsible for the life of every human being around them. For this reason, it seems that Atheists have the ability to get closer one another, and thus feel naturally more accountable and empowered to creating more equality and less suffering among their species. Unlike Monotheism, Atheism does not feel obligated to share its love or time honoring a God it is powerless over. There is much love and understanding in a human being's living existence, and so when an Atheist ceases to exist, they can find much comfort in knowing that during their life, they were able to give it all to those around them, because they expected nothing from death in return.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In honor of Chris Stevens, Ambassador to Libya

In an era where opportunistic politicians, manipulative religious leaders and angry, ignorant Americans choose war over peace in the world, the Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens stood humbly above the rest, in life and in death. Ambassadors are some of our the world's greatest champions, as they put themselves in harms way- to attempt the nearly impossible job- of trying to convince even the most dangerous and stubborn nations and leaders of the world, to pursue a path of peace and diplomacy among each other.....even when the actions of a misguided group of foolish, worthless monsters are willing to kill you for it. It is time we honor the diplomats of our society and acknowledge the many conflicts that have been avoided because of their selfless sacrifice to humanity as a whole. With great tragedies, such as the recent attacks on our embassies, we are given a unique opportunity to show not only the world, but to ourselves, that we have evolved enough as a species, to rise above our anger and fear - so that we may see beyond the pit of revenge and violence - to a place where forgiveness and humanity are the only Divine and the high road never ceases to yield to it's purpose. Thank you for your service, Chris Stevens, you are an inspiration to creating a world where a man of character, integrity and peace not only stands above a man of power, deception and death, but does so without that man feeling the weight of your boot. You will be missed most by those closest to you, and never forgotten by those who cared to understand your closeness to humanity.