"As members of this planet’s menagerie, and a consequence of nearly 4 billion years of evolution, humans have a purpose to propagate life. After all, whatever else life is, it necessarily possesses an incessant drive for self-perpetuation"
"Siegel walks with a cane and has arthritis in her back and legs. She finds marijuana has helped her sleep better than pills ever did. And she can’t figure out why everyone her age isn’t sharing a joint too"
'Researchers looking at brain scans of couples claiming to be madly in love after 20 years of marriage, found these fortunate folks indeed had the same neural activity observed in newly in love couples, only without the anxiety or obsession'
These deaths are on the hands of spineless politicians who insist on banning relatively harmless substances like ecstasy and cannabis, while allowing the real killers like alcohol and nicotine to be freely distributed.
Christmas was once a moveable feast celebrated at many different times during the year. The choice of December 25 for the official date of Christ’s birth, was made by Pope Julius I, in the 4th century A.D., because this coincided with the pagan rituals of Winter Solstice, or Return of the Sun (on December 20-23). The intent was to replace the pagan celebration with the Christian one.
In ancient times people from all over the world celebrated Winter Festivals. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia festival honoring Saturn –the god of Agriculture. Germanic pagans celebrated Yule or the return of Sun god. Many of the modern Christmas traditions such as bedecking houses and churches with tree branches, huge gifting and arranging grand feasts are apparently derived from these pagan celebrations.
“Spiritual Fantasies Are Like Sexual Fantasies”—Just as it’s inappropriate for people to flaunt their personal sexual fantasies in public, it should be inappropriate for people to flaunt their personal spiritual fantasies in public. By allowing people to openly expose themselves spiritually in public, society proves itself to be full of spiritual ‘perverts’ ie. those enjoying the make-believe delusions of others.
Fantasies - regardless of their nature - should be kept and acted on privately and at home, behind closed doors.