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This kind of sucks...
Sunday. 6.1.08 10:03 pm
Grandma and great-Grandma are sleeping in the computer room, so I haven't been able to stay on past 11 for the last week and probably won't for another month. On top of that, Grandpa is sleeping in my room (starting today), so now I won't even be able to stay up on the phone because I'll be in the little brother's room. Phooey, the first week of summer is going to BLOW.

Ugh. I really have a thing against people who ALWAYS misunderstand what I'm saying. Because they tend to do things "as a favor" that I don't want them to do. Like heat the pizza I was going to eat cold, or make my bed.

Stupid bed. Why is making it such a big deal?

I'm just in a cruddy mood right now, and I don't like having people over. And exams are this week.

The Zune's really nice, though.

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The Zune of Doom
Wednesday. 5.28.08 10:36 pm
It should be here tomorrow. The dock and A/V out cords came today.

I actually decided to go on Pandora again, and I realized how much music I have yet to acquire. Everything sounds great tonight.

Test tomorrow. I swear, we have a test in that class EVERY week. Stinky.

All my EOCs are next week. But by then I'll have my Zune. It's OK.

I still can not describe the awesome that is Nightwish.

*adds the word "zune" to the Fire Fox dictionary.*

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Crying out to "rationality"
Monday. 5.26.08 2:35 pm
Come on, people. A magician can't pull himself out of the hat. Especially if the space and time that the hat exists in...doesn't exist.

I mean, the odds of a universe, a solar system, and a planet all being able to support life? Vanishingly small. However, there's still that unimaginably small chance of it happening.

The odds of the fabric of reality just appearing? (And it must have, at some point.) Null. Zero. Not REALLY SMALL, but plain old 0. Not without "supernatural intervention".

Religion doesn't have any rhyme, reason, or scientific support? Please.

1) Yeah, it does. (I've noticed that Real Player works better than Media Player)

2) What science supports Atheism, and nothing but? Other than evolution theory, I haven't heard of anything like that. And since when did evolution even rule out the supernatural? You don't have a leg to stand on.

As for, and I quote, "their unsophisticated mind"s, (kay2zed) wow. You, sir, are sadly mistaken, and more than a bit haughty. If I may go so far. Don't get me wrong; I respect your intellect, and from what I've read, your passion for deep thought and writing. But, frankly, if someone is wrong, it doesn't matter how well they answer.

Bah. You guys boggle my mind.

UPDATE:

In response to Unicornasaurus: The thing about evolution was exactly my point. It doesn't support any particular religious view, but some people seem to think it's an atheistic thing.

When I hear a plausible theory for the beginning of the universe that leaves no room for any God, but especially not the Christian God, then I will shut up. Until then, let it be clear that there are no other real alternatives for Big Bang Theory, yet. I doubt we're going to get one. But I'll have to accept it if one emerges.
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In response to Ranor: I completely agree with you. Science is (or, would be,) the language of God. Go Science!

But when science says the impossible happened, like the Big Bang, then you begin to wonder. The science isn't wrong, but there's an element that can not be explained in a purely scientific view. That must be where God steps in.

Scientific experiments will never be able to answer the questions we ask like "Why are we here" or "where does it come from". But can't science at least say "it" did, in fact, come from somewhere?
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I'm happy that we can get along here.

Let me make myself more clear. This post is not meant to make you reconsider what you believe. I'm not even trying. I want you to look at WHY you believe it. There's no real, logical reason to think that there ISN'T a higher being. I mean, the thing I keep seeing is that religious people are ignorant, or that we have no basis for our faith. I see the term "blind faith" a lot. This post is mostly my response to the entry by Kay2zed linked above.

The way I see it, lots of people think that being an atheist is more logical because one only believes in what one can see and verify. A part of your paradigm is that if you can't prove it, then it doesn't exist. My point is that, maybe this approach requires at least as much "blind faith" as another view, especially when the evidence starts pointing in the other direction?

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Sunday. 5.25.08 1:49 pm
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