Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Neal Schon has a release out called, "So U." There is a variety of music on it, but one cut in particular really stands out to me called "Exotica." For some reason, they made a video from the tune, but the band speaks randomly throughout it. You can see that they put some video effects to the tune, but they have not released an "official" non-speaking version. I do NOT understand this!
Regardless, you can get a feel for it. And crank it up.
I did find an uncut version, although it's just one of those "fan-made" videos and doesn't have the special effects. This tune makes me imagine the never-ending saga of humanity.
It's an example of Lucinda Wierenga's sandcastle skills. Next time you come to South Padre Island, think about taking a sandcastle building class from Lucinda. As expected, Spring Break youngsters (most likely) have destroyed several of the sandcastles on the island. But there's more sand.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism. It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.
We atheists lead happy lives, never concerned with the-dying-and-burn forever-in-hell nonsense. We know better. We enjoy happiness with our friends and neighbors and ignore all the greed and rituals that pay the parasite priests. Let them wallow in their medieval superstition while we enjoy all the wonders of our God-free universe.
As a scientist, I can not help feeling that all religions are on a tottering foundation. None is perfect or inspired. The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable to me. I don't want to have anything to do with such a God. I am in infidel today.
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