Can You Hear Me Now? Good.

This was too interesting to pass up. I came by a news story that talks about a show coming on tonight that claims to have contacted John Lennon in the afterlife and recorded a message from him. Now I may not believe that God exists but I do not discount the possibility that ghosts do, having had my share of unexplainable experiences. However, there’s just something a little odd about this show.
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Some Thoughts About Pro-Life Advocates

I feel that pro-life people only care about the life of the baby and not the parents involved. From what I’ve come to understand, their position basically bestows personhood upon the baby while it is still in the womb. While that’s a great thought, this viewpoint presents a problem. There is an instant conflict between the mother’s rights as a person and the baby’s the moment she decides she does not want the baby. Who’s rights should prevail?
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The Pretender

I used to be big fan of television when it was actually worth watching. I amassed a slew of shows to tune into including one called The Pretender. The show was about a man named Jarod who was kidnapped as a child and raised in a top secret, Area 51-like facility called The Center. He was a child prodigy and the people who kidnapped him put him through a series of simulations and used the ideas he came up with to perpetuate evil. The show begins when, as an adult, he escapes.
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Philosophical Waxing

At times I experience periods of heightened creativity which is how I know I’m beginning a manic depressive cycle. I read once that this was because a person was actually receiving communication from the divine during their mania. I don’t believe this but it was such a whimsical thought that I tucked it away in my hat for occasions when I am inclined to ponder such things.

I’m probably the most peculiar atheist you’ll ever meet. I don’t believe ‘God’ exists but I hold a deep fascination about the idea and its accompanying mythologies. Perhaps it is the writer in me but there is something seductively peculiar about the way that we, as human beings, feel the need to rationalize the existence of our world and the obsessive need to hide our complete ignorance about it.
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Equivalent Exchange

Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something of equal value in return. That is the law of Equivalent Exchange and the first rule of Alchemy. ~Alphonse, Full Metal Alchemist

My average work week is fifty-six hours. Forty at a full time job and sixteen at a part-time job. The cost of living is high in my area but because I don’t want a roommate (flashback to the horror filled days of campus life), I made the choice to get a second job to cover the expenses. Sure it gets a little tricky sometimes on the days when I have to go straight from one job to the next and with the demise of my clunkmobile, a few weeks ago, it’s been quite the adventure.
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