The more I practice mindfulness, the more I begin to recognize the irrationality of so many people, in particular as it comes to politics. This isn’t to say that I’m not prone to my own irrational behavior. I’m pretty sure that I engage in it almost everyday.
However, practicing mindfulness is almost like being a mutant learning a superpower at the Xavier Institute. I say this because mindfulness lets you objectively look at your behavior, the behavior of others, and if you are really good stop yourself from doing dumb shit.
But most people I encounter are not mindful nor have the interest to become so. Which sometimes is frustrating to see. In particular, when it comes to Trump, and how dishonest they are willing to be to justify their support of him as president. Continue reading “Trump has become religion”
Apparently, the new executive order signed by Donald Trump doesn’t go far enough for religious groups. For me personally I think it went too far, but then again just about everything this president has done has been morally repugnant on so many levels, and hideously transparent on just who stands to benefit.
Case in point, this current order seeks to appeal to “religious” people, which is two-faced in so many ways. In particular, “religious” mostly means Christian, because it is majority religion of the United States of America. The second being that it is a way for the Republicans to try ensure victory in future elections. Continue reading “Touched by an angel: Donald Trump and his most recent executive order”
So Nancy Pelosi’s strategy for winning the House in 2018, and bringing honor to the Democrats, is to begin appealing to religious ideologues.
I write this in regards to her new stance on what she thinks the democrats position on abortion should be. In particular, people should just chill out… and like be more receptive man. She thinks the party shouldn’t take a hard stance on the issue. Her opinion, not mine.
I find this a bit disconcerting. Not because I am for or against abortion in particular. But truthfully people who vote based on the pro-life stance of a candidate tend to subscribe to a certain fantasy involving a magical Jewish hippy that turns water into wine. Continue reading “Nancy Pelosi wants to take a softer stance on abortion: Religious zealots and why this is a bad idea”
Being an atheist, agnostic, or secularist in the United States of America is like being the villain of a James Bond movie. You are portrayed as a nefarious person, scheming to undermine the moral center of the country; and advocating for the rape and pillaging of towns and villages. Without religion the world would certainly fall into a hedonistic debauchery, and people would be killing one another in the streets for a loaf of bread. This of course is ridiculous. Continue reading “You can’t be trusted: why religion has no place in education and politics”