Comcast & FCC vs. Net Neutrality – Case studies in regulatory capture – take action if u care

These headlines from Fight for the Future in the last month illustrate the socially destructive power of government-corporate collusion – the essence of fascism. Continue reading “Comcast & FCC vs. Net Neutrality – Case studies in regulatory capture – take action if u care”

Beasts beat the elites – power to the people

You may have seen the famous ‘Battle at Kruger’ video posted to Youtube in 2007 – a huge herd of African buffalo rescue a calf alive from a group of lions that had taken it down, after the lions had almost lost their prey to a couple of crocs:

Continue reading “Beasts beat the elites – power to the people”

Removing the worm from the apple of Attenborough’s eye

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Worms in the apples of Atheist eyes

Updated 5/9/17. Many people have wondered if, or even claimed, that the existence of suffering in the world is evidence that either God does not exist, or that God is not love. For instance, the following quotes from David Attenborough, the famous, intelligent and personable British naturalist and TV personality, typify this POV: Continue reading “Removing the worm from the apple of Attenborough’s eye”

Transformed by trauma: Heather Thompson, sudden savant artist

Amazing art and story. Heather Thompson got hit on the head by her SUV’s trunk hatch, and it changed her life – she could no longer function as the successful business consultant she had been, but serendiptitously discovered a genius talent for expressing her soul’s humanity through art, social media and public engagement.

http://www.bluephoenixart.com

Meet the female entrepreneur who became an artist overnight after a brain injury

What It’s Like Being a Sudden Savant

 

Who was Moses’ Cushite Wife and why is she in the Bible?

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White Hebrew Levite Moses and his Black Cushite (Ethiopian) wife, by Rubens, public domain. Num 12:1-2

Updated 4/22/17. In Num 12:1-2 there is a reference to a “Cushite” wife of Moses:

 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. “Has Yahweh spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And Yahweh heard this.

This is the only place in the Bible where there’s a reference to Moses having a Cushite wife. In numerous other places, a wife of Moses’ is referred to as a Midianite named Zipporah. Continue reading “Who was Moses’ Cushite Wife and why is she in the Bible?”

Two Beautiful People in Love

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Mentally challenged in love – marriage, reproductive & parenting rights

Updated 4/7/17. Do you know these people or the photographer or the media this appeared in? I believe this is a fair use, but blessings are good and so is giving credit where due, and I’d like to interview them. I found this photo a couple decades or so ago, which had been published along with info on the issue of the natural and social rights of those with developmental issues, including marriage and reproduction. Continue reading “Two Beautiful People in Love”

‘Pious fraud’ serving God – Boy-king Josiah fulfilling prophecy as religious tool

An amazing example of religious deception that ultimately served God’s will involves Josiah the boy-king of Judah, whose name was allegedly given in prophecy around three centuries before he did the things the prophecy said he would do. For another example with some interesting parallels to this episode, see this [forthcoming] article on the prophecies about the Persian King Cyrus the Great by Second Isaiah. Continue reading “‘Pious fraud’ serving God – Boy-king Josiah fulfilling prophecy as religious tool”