Friday, November 11, 2016

Response to a Religious Zealot

I received a message, out of the blue, from a religious zealot on a dating site. Apparently she felt the need to chastise me, based on what's on my profile. You have to select an affiliation that shows on your profile, such as "Christian, Baptist, Islam, Buddhist, non-religious," and a few others. My choice is 'Non-religious'.

Also written on my profile is the type of woman I'm looking for:

"Looking for a lady who takes care of herself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also would like to find a woman who enjoys reading; a woman who can stimulate me intellectually is a definite plus."

"I am NOT INTERESTED in obese, overweight women."

"The fake/imitation/weaved hair... my sistahs, at least try to make it look real.. some-a-y'all walking-round with straight carpet on your head, thinking you look good. The natural look is nothing to be ashamed of and it looks a thousand times better on women of color!"

That's a portion of what's on MY PROFILE. If a woman comes across a profile and doesn't like it, generally, she move's on to the next one, as I often do when I come across a female's profile that does not interest me. Sure, my profile is a bit gruff, straightforward and to the point. Some women think it's rude, while others like the candidness, wry humor and sarcasm associated with my profile.

However, this holier-than-thou sister takes it upon herself to belittle me. She wrote, "I see why you are non-religious because you are RUDE and DISRESPECTFUL."

Wrong person to come at like that because I'll put you on blast!

Here are the first two paragraphs on 'Mother Teresa's' profile:

Title: YOU MUST LOVE JESUS! ... I KNOW YOU LOVE JESUS

"My profile says Dallas but I'm actually in Memphis. I am not trying to be deceitful but I have my reasons and I will discuss them with you later."

"I am a saved woman who loves Jesus
I am loyal to a fault
A teacher/ accomplished 3 degrees in education
A communicator
A great listener"

My Response:

I'm non-religious because I've utilized the past few decades to study, read and research pre-Christian literature, the Sumerian and Egyptian cultures, energy, cosmology and various other metaphysical topics that clearly point out the duplicity and colossal fraud behind Christianity and Islam; two belief systems of the same sinister feather, both created and designed to control your mind and your pocketbook.

It's also quite judgemental of you to call a person rude and disrespectful who you have never spoke to, never met, never will meet.

You and millions of other imbecilic followers
(especially if you are African American, considering the fact that the Christian story, along with your apocryphal Savior was  lifted directly from Egyptian mythos - see Horus) do not realize, nor are you concerned that the Christian religion was brutally forced on your ancestors and erroneously passed down from past generations.

You've been brainwashed from birth to believe that a white man is going to return - through the clouds - and save the day. Believers are beyond gullible and do absolutely no independent study outside of a 2000 year old book written by men who thought the earth was flat, who thought the earth was the center of the universe - when its not even the center of its own planetary system. When astronomers and scientist tried to point these cosmological facts out, through telescopic and scientific research, the Church (Pope) and the evil men of the Inquisition, deemed them Heretics and ordered them to be burned alive.

If you truly and objectively studied the origins of the Christian religion, especially being a woman of color, with all the rapes and murders by white men perpetrated against your ancestors under the banner of this sordid, macabre religion; if you did the research, you would be ashamed of your buffoonery and no longer identify with the evil enterprise that is Christianity.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Donald Trump 45th President of the United States

To African, Native, and Muslim Americans, Women, Handicapped, and other global citizens that Donald Trump has offended before setting foot in the Oval Office... We can overcome and this article will show you how.

For the religious folks who talk about prayer, that's all well and good but please take heed to James 2:14-17 in your holy book.

"What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."

We must remain positive, keep our collective energy high and educate ourselves. There was a reason the ancestors of African Americans were forbidden to read; because Knowledge is Power!

Pick up a book at least once a week.. not a love story, not fiction, but books that will teach you about the true history of America and its maleficent evangelical belief system. Please don't give me the crapola about the Bible being a history book or the infallible word of God.


The fallacious argument that the Bible is the inspired word of a Divine Entity ignores some very significant historical facts:
  • The New Testament was created in the fourth century.
  • There are no original biblical manuscripts available and ancient transcripts have been translated and altered thousands of times.
  • None of the ancient creeds or reformed confessions have ever claimed that the Bible is literally the infallible or inerrant word of God.
  • The preposterous and impossible claim of biblical infallibility originated from English and American Protestants after the Protestant Reformation.
We also need to remember who we are. Since the first slave ship** arrived on the shores of America, we've been disrespected and murdered in horrific ways.

** The first British slave ship to reach the Americas was called Jesus of Lubeck. Between 1562 and 1567, Britain’s very first slave trader, John Hawkins, profited so greatly from the slave trade, that it caught the Queen’s attention. She donated the Jesus of Lubeck and another ship called … of all things … The Minion (a minion is a follower or underling of a powerful person), as an investment into Hawkins’ enterprise.

Genocide has always been the "order of the day" for the Black race, but we're still here. Also, going back to 1859, starting with abolitionist John Brown, we've always had a handful of morally upstanding Caucasian Americans willing to lay their lives on the line for the cause of African American rights, freedom and respect. In the 21st century, those supporters have multiplied greatly.


What are the "works" that we can partake of?
  • You must read and promote reading to everyone you meet, especially young people, and please practice what you preach! Doing # 2 in the bathroom, we should be reading (instead of staring at the wall or daydreaming). Over the course of one year, we could read at minimum, 50 books in the lavatory alone.
  • Start, support, or promote a book club. As often as you can, take a book with you, even if you don't read it, you want to be seen with a book because this rubs off on other people. It would be nice if more athletes and entertainers promoted the power of reading and educating yourself. One of the greatest speakers of our time, who spoke at colleges and didn't even have a HS diploma was Malcolm X.
  • Take a day off work to volunteer to read to children at a daycare center; speak to children on the elementary and middle school levels. All you have to do is make arrangements with the school beforehand and you don't have to wait for "career day."
  • No more excessive drinking (if you need alcohol to relax or have a good time, alcohol poisoning is in your future). For African Americans to extricate ourselves from the unfortunate quagmire facing us in the 21st Century, we must think clearly. Lucid thinking cannot be attained if we allow the excessive use of ethanol (the intoxicating agent in liquor, also used in most gasolines) to cloud our judgement.
  • Re-evaluate medieval religious beliefs. Albert Einstein's definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Before the fundamentalist believer stops reading, allow me to share the biblical story of Balaam's Donkey (Numbers 22:21-30).

Balaam’s Donkey

21 Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials.
22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.
23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road.
24 Then the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path through the vineyards, with walls on both sides.
25 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he beat the donkey again.
26 Then the angel of the Lord moved on ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn, either to the right or to the left.
27 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff.
28 Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?”
29 Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.”
30 The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said.

“What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” Really?

If your biblical God, "opened the donkey’s mouth" to speak.. a donkey mind you, where the hell was "He" when the ancestors of African Americans were being viciously beaten with the overseers whip? "He" remained silent for centuries.

"He" remained silent during the Holocaust. "He" remained silent during the atomic bombings on Aug. 6, 1945 (Hiroshima) and again on Aug 9, 1945 (Nagasaki) when the United States - 'greatest country in the world' - dropped an atomic bomb on both of these Japanese cities. Where was "He?"

"He" was nowhere to be found because 90% of the biblical scriptures were lifted directly from Egyptian folklore and other pre-Christian literature. Because we don't read, study and research independently, we've been brainwashed to believe sacrosanct fairy tales.

In my humble opinion, Trump's election to the White House will turn out to be a blessing in disguise. We tend to "play to the level of our competition." Now that we have a person of ill-repute occupying the highest position in the world, it's time to "step up our game."


Quotes on Education

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.”

~ Malcolm X

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."
~ Albert Einstein

"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change."
~ Carl Rogers

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
~ Nelson Mandela

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Why You Should Not Drink

Why shouldn't you drink? Well, to put it bluntly, the intoxicating agent in all alcoholic beverages is ethanol. The chemical name of ETHANOL is C2H5OH. Ethanol fuel usually refers to a gasoline that contains ethyl alcohol. Ethanol is an alcohol, made from corn, grains, sugar and other common farm produce. Flex fuel and E85 is a gasoline containing 85% ethanol.

Thus, the primary reason you should not drink is because for all intents and purposes, you're drinking the exact same concoction that you put in your automobile. That can't be good for the intestines, for the digestive system and your body and overall health in general. Wouldn't you agree?

Why allow yourself to become dependent on a substance that could kill you (and usually does) and others who happen to cross your path while you're driving inebriated. The goal should be to go out, have a good time, without the need for alcohol to have fun. There are various other ways to relax in healthier, productive ways.

*** From Drugs.com ***

There are four types of alcohol: methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, propyl alcohol and butyl alcohol.

Ethyl Alcohol, or ethanol (C2H5OH), is the type used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The other three types, methyl, propyl and butyl alcohol, if consumed can result in blindness and death, even in relatively small doses.

Alcohol, or ethanol, is the intoxicating agent found in beer, wine and liquor. Alcohol is produced by fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. Fruits such as grapes, and grains like barley and wheat are most commonly used for wine, beer and liquors. Other plants, such as the cactus or sugar cane may be used in liquor production.

Fourteen grams or about 0.6 fluid ounces of pure alcohol equals one “drink”. Examples of this amount may include one twelve ounce beer (5 percent alcohol), eight to nine ounces of malt liquor (7 percent alcohol), 5 ounces of wine (12 percent alcohol) or 1.5 fluid ounce “shot” of 80 proof liquor (40 percent alcohol).

Alcohol is a clear, volatile liquid that is highly soluble in water. The absorption of alcohol (ethanol) is decreased by food, especially fatty food. Absorption occurs primarily from the intestine. Alcohol distributes into body water. Blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) is dependent upon weight and body fat, amount and time frame of alcohol consumption, and food effects. Drinking alcohol over shorter time periods or in larger quantities and on an empty stomach will lead to a higher BAC.

*** Alcohol is metabolized primarily (90 percent) in the liver.

Long-term alcohol misuse is associated with liver and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and nervous system damage as well as psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, and antisocial personality disorder.4

Alcohol, and its consumption can cause a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair judgment and coordination. In small amounts, it can induce feelings of relaxation and tranquillity, suppress anxiety, and in some, inspire feelings of confidence. However, as the dose is increased, normally beyond six ounces of 100 proof alcohol, the pleasant euphoric feelings begin to give way to feelings of depression. Intoxication occurs because the liver is unable to metabolize more than one ounce of alcohol every hour. Therefore, when a person consumes more alcohol than the body can metabolize, intoxication occurs. Intoxication can generally last anywhere from one to 12 hours, and the after-effects (“hang-over”) of intoxication can last 24 hours or more.

Repeated use of alcohol can lead to increased tolerance that in turn leads to greater amounts required to achieve its desired effects. Once the body develops a dependence to alcohol, a sudden cessation of its intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening and include severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions.

Alcohol can be lethal if the amount of alcohol reaches a concentration above 460 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood (0.46 g/dL). Death from respiratory depression can occur with severe alcohol intoxication, and this can be hastened if alcohol is combined with CNS depressant medications.

Excessive use of alcohol can lead to alcoholism, or alcohol dependence. There are four cardinal symptoms in alcoholism: craving, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance. A clinician is able to diagnose alcoholism based upon a specific set of criteria published by the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization.

Drinking and driving results in numerous car accidents, injuries, and deaths each year. In 2009, there were over 10,800 crash fatalities with a driver BAC of 0.08 or higher, roughly 32 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year. Of these drivers, fifty-six percent had had a BAC of 0.15 or greater. However, since 1982, alcohol-related fatalities have dropped from 60 percent to 38 percent in 2009.

Alcoholism is a treatable disease, but is considered a lifelong, chronic illness that requires counseling, support and often medication to control cravings. Relapses are a common problem for alcoholics. Risks for developing alcoholism include a genetic predisposition and lifestyle practices.

Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

Like to enjoy a few alcoholic drinks every night? Regularly get friends over to party or for a BBQ but often drink a bit more than you planned? Just how much alcohol is too much?

If you are a man, more than four drinks per session or 14 drinks per week classifies you as a heavy drinker. For women it's even less - three drinks per session or seven drinks in total per week.

Does this sound like you? While everyone is encouraged to enjoy themselves, you want to be able to enjoy yourself for a few more years yet. Identifying that you might have a problem with alcohol is the first step towards doing something about it. You are not alone. Alcohol is a highly addictive substance that most experts believe to be more damaging than marijuana. Not surprisingly, it is unlikely alcohol would be legal if it were invented today.