Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Invisible (Imaginary) Teacher



skepticism...a dying art ... really... no one even questions anything at all anymore... I've got a thousand questions just for these 10 little commandments by new age YAHWEHS...  from the lessons of Frey and many others, one should know that bestselling has nothing to do with truth
  Signed Tired Curmudgeon here

Ok! Let's look at these cute googoogaga "RULES" at all this Science Woo here one by one.
1.
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
Talk about stating the obvious here.  Almost scientific but definitely not a revelation to start a religion with and this art alone certainly won't sell any books.
2.
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."

NO YOU WON'T! Billions don't! Life is NOT a school for you or the chimp or the ant.

Life is not a person or an entity or a wilful force.

It is the very temporary success of order vs chaos but remember that chaos always win,

100 % of the time.

You are not enrolled and there is no school
and life is not a magic force anymore than the universe or gods or any other imaginary friends. 
The universe does not give a single hoot about you and life is very capricious and whimsical and what does not kill you now will kill you another day and it certainly does not make you stronger.  You DO NOT become stronger everyday quite au contraire. Pink Floyd had a better view of life than Cherie Carter-Scott ever did. 
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
3.
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."

There are plenty of mistakes one of them being this whole goulash of excrements here.
This whole idea is a western madness of prosperity and success, success of course always being spelled $ucce$$ where the one writing about it makes a lot of $$$$$$$$ usually spent by the idiots sending their $$$$$$$$ to the original guru of prosperity.
It only works in places where idiots have too much $$$$$$$ to begin with.  It NEVER works in countries where most struggle for their next meal or just plain drinkable water.  Seminars and Books are working the same way pollies and church ministers work and get rich: the power of empty words and only words.  When a man like Rush Limbaugh makes 50 million a year for hot air you know hot air sells well in America.
David Letterman makes about 31 to 40 million a year so Hot Air sells as long as there are buyers.  That principle works too in India and in Mexico for some but it doesn't work so well in Congo or Burkina Faso unless you are a corrupted exploiter.  It wouldn't work in more than half of the countries of the world and I can't imagine that too many Chinese even or any of the BRIC would succeed very well at selling new age hot air bullshit like this. Let's move on.
4.
Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

Again absolutely no evidence whatsoever and no clue to real life. Only an emotional appeal to a fat and rich crowd of Oprah's watchers.  How to be the "empress of empathy" and STILL remain a billionaire.  Quite a conundrum and dichotomy here.  A special knack at splitting, denial, projection and a few more defence mechanism to excuse the inexcusable to rationalise the irrational.  Should I point the absolute obvious here too that the author's only expertise is MARKETING. 
P.T. Barnum was ALSO an expert at this Marketing business.
Everything is so so wrong with this statement.
For one thing it assumes, infers, implies, transfers that there is a great benevolent FORCE OUT THERE that is in charge and truly cares for you in fact it cares much more for you than the millions starving in Africa because they have no money and no oil and no hot air to offer. 

It is highly narcissistic at best. 

There is NO SUCH THING and not a SHRED of evidence to prove that there is anywhere on this planet, quite the contrary chaos is always willing and ready to take over at any given time. 
It is based on the other wrong assumption that "there is a reason for everything".
Insert buzzer sound here!  
Wrong again!!! 
There is no more reason for anything that there is a reason for the last steak you ate, the last ant you stepped on, the last fly you killed on your windshield or the last fish you or some other fish ate.   Lessons ARE NOT repeated, no one is in charge, there are no lessons and even less a teacher and the only thing we move on to is another day alive on the planet another short victory of order over chaos, and chaos will always win one way or the other in you and all of your family.
I hate to mention this since it is very close to home right now but that dreaded word of cancer is nothing but the victory of chaos over order and it can hit ANYONE at any given time whatever book you read.

And please do not come to me and tell me it is a FUCKING LESSON
or I will teach you one for sure.
What rubbish! There is no WHY therefore no Lesson. 
No rhyme nor reason nor explanation nor true consolation
Unless one prefers delusions and falsehoods all unproven and unprovable.

The only lesson to learn and understand IS

that Death IS inevitable AND INEXORABLE.

Literal meaning of INEXORABLE:
It CANNOT be prayed out of.  There is no god to listen to you on this one
(or any other thing as far as I am concerned)
 
Doctors have a way at times to delay chaos and they do,

unlike many charlatans who just prey on chaos and try to make a very greedy and cruel profit of its laws a bit like this Carter-Scott book does here PREACHING bubbles of delusion AND making a killing at the same time too. Next.
5.
Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

Where does one get all that ineffective gibberish? At cult centres or Inspiration and Success Seminars?  Inspiration & Success BTW was a true pyramid scheme my dad was involved into at one point in time.  Again these success charlatans always find their suckers like Barnum allegedly said.  It sounds to me like one of those Scientology speech where you cling to your wallet because you know in your guts that something bad is going to happen to it.  Once again there is NO Teacher in charge "out there"!
6.
"There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

All that white picket fence and grass is greener story to appeal to some emotions deep down and say oh wow this is so true therefore everything else she just says must be so true as well. It feels like one of those old clich├ęs  " You are NOT using your full potential" and the fool goes oh Wow! How did YOU know?  If you think of it for a second you would realise that you can tell this trite to anyone and anyone and everyone will nod and agree in awe.  Every religion and every cheap salesman use these tricks.  First destroy what was considered a truth and then build on anything you want on the empty foundation and call it truth, YOUR truth.  It reminds me of Lenny Bruce saying,

Let me tell you the truth, the truth is WHAT IS, and what should be is a fantasy, a terrible terrible lie that someone gave the people long ago.

Nothing new here, old principle of AA's and Zen and Buddhism.  Serenity and non-attachment and what not.  Carter-Scott did not reinvent the wheel here and is not selling something original.
7.
Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

Oh YES I CAN! I can hate bullshit and charlatanism with a passion and it reflects on you and not me.  A thief is a thief, a lie is a lie, a con artist is a con artist and that's it.
8.
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

Again try to sell your trite to someone who was born of no choice of their own without basic needs and without even potable water.  Without wealth or means to it. Even more without a brain and access to it.  The humongous genetic and social and superstitious baggage one is born with is more than often unsurmountable and evidence shows here that it will rarely ever be surmounted.  A low social economic non educated child is bound to repeat the terrible and sad wheel of life allotted to his parents and to him.
Again some western moronic wannabe philosophy that is totally unaware of the immensity of some unfathomable forces out there in the natural world always trying to sell you something, sell you something, sell you something, sell you something that is HOW THEY break the wheel by preying on others. 

A lot of people are not ready to pay this price, to them it would be pure whoredom and true piracy and downright wrong.
9.
Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

There is NO answer, only questions! Socrates told us that for nothing, free of charge.
10.
You will forget all this.

And the sooner the better
this one needs to drown in the Lethe River, the Ameles Potamus ASAP.
Unlike the comedy channel this one is not even time well wasted.

Since I have not been in other generations I can only assume that this kind of trite has been sold forever and that this eon is not worst than the others when it comes to dullness and lethargy of the thinking mind but I cannot help to shake my head at the adulation these vultures get. 
How can one worship a bottom feeding predatory scavengers feeding on the dead or the nearly brain dead anyway? 
Vultures and Hyenas should be naturally repulsive for all living creatures.
O well my only hope is that a few will have just a little more thinking next time before they go woo or googoogaga! :)

Maybe we need a Ten Rules for Thinking instead! Critical  Thinking that is.



Ten Rules for Being Human 
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by Cherie Carter-Scott
1.
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
2.
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
3.
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
4.
Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5.
Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6.
"There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
7.
Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8.
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9.
Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10.
You will forget all this.

Monday, March 5, 2012

If one has to take a stand and fit in a box then I am

Atheist

Pro-Choice

Anti-War

Liberal (even though I am not exactly sure of all the implications of this word) but
definitely NOT Conservative.  

The word "Conservative" alone irks me and
Conservative Libertarian seems to be an oxymoron to me.

Libertarian as far as less government is best
but not for the rich to freely rape and kill the poor though

Definitely anti Imperialist

Socialist (again not sure of all the intricacies but definitely a left tendency here)
by extension definitely not a capitalist.

Countries that seem to be acceptable?

Scandinavia seems to have a nice no nonsense approach most of the time from what I know
A nice and decent social net
Better education and less ostrich approach to moral issues like STD and Teenage Pregnancy

The Moral Majority has never ever proven that their system works au contraire.

France I guess in the old days. Post war pre Sarkozy

New Zealand? I like their stand vs American Pressure

What other boxes should I tick now?


Saturday, March 3, 2012

On another note the common mistake that knowledge is the original sin

 that Adam and Eve picked from the tree of Knowledge is WRONG! 

THEY DID NOT pick from the Tree of Knowledge.


They, the story goes, picked from 


the Tree of Knowledge of GOOD AND EVIL.


And ever since every asshole has been deciding 


for HIMSELF ARBITRARILY 


what is Good and What is Evil. 


No wonder the tree of Life was cut off from us 


so us assholes cannot go on being assholes for fucking eternity.

It does not comfort me at all that we are stardust.

I mean to know I am going to turn (or return) to carbon and oxygen and what not is not comforting at all.  
Carbon has no feelings at all, 
no consciousness.  
Atoms have no thoughts.

Add one here, subtract one there and you can turn one senseless unconscious life giving thing (like water for instance) into a deadly other unconscious thing like peroxide or what not. 

Just imagine the million different elements one can find with only C, H, and O atoms: 
some good some not so good and all unconscious.

All I can know, think, experience, see, hear, smell, taste, feel and ponder is in the here and now.  Once chaos wins over the order of life and it always does all this is gone forever some think.  

No air no consciousness.  

By my own confession I am but empty sound: kenophon

...and therefore to be avoided, shun by people of the book
or people who pretend to follow the book
or people who follow the book ARBITRARILY as most do
pick here and choose there as I see fit or like it

I am common unhallowed and vulgar

there we go since you people are definitely NOT Christians 
by any remote meaning of the term, 
you are now arbitrary people of the book
so go ahead and judge me arbitrarily 
as your so called master told you NOT TO DO.

I am quite certain that a Supreme Being not invented by fallible idiots will be kind to me if there is such a Being, one who knows the hearts and the minds.

It would seem that most white washed hypocrites seem to forget that attribute.
confusing light with the forgotten darkness of their own hearts.

sometimes I like to leave the original Greek, especially when it is words we do understand in English

Act 17:18  Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
Act 17:18  Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this spermologue, this word seeder say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange demons: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
1Ti 6:20  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
1Ti 6:20  O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and kenophonia, empty sounds , and antitheses of pseudonymous knowledge

profane  = accessible, lawful to be trodden, unhallowed, common, public place

2Ti 2:16  But shun profane and vaine bablings, for they will increase vnto more vngodlinesse.



Which also strongly suggests that I am not to be placarded, harassed, threatened, burned at the stake or killed 
by self-righteous batshit crazy morons either
your own god says stay the fuck away from me you morons. FOAD!

these are not my rules so I can babble all I want I am free and don't give me your sad and inbred retarded "have fun in hell"  you hateful bunch of hypocrites since your own god you never listen to says I do not rejoice in the death of a sinner at LEAST TWICE.

Eze 18:32  For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
Eze 33:11  Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?


And you want to choose and pick abominations well pick them all not only one of them.

there are at least 176 of them

A lobster is an ABOMINATION.

Lev 11:10  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
Lev 11:11  They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.

Every graven plastic plaster gold or wood idolatrous image is an ABOMINATION!

Deu 7:25  The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.

and so many more..that choosing and picking on gays is really looking for a speck with a beam in your self-righteous, holier than thou, hypocritical inbred eye.

Mat 5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Mat 5:19  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

And also don't forget to get rid of all of your riches for that is a constant order and reminder no ifs or buts.

Jas 2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

~YES! YOU! YOU!YOU! NOT THEM! YOU!~
YOU are whosoever! YOU are guilty of all.

Luk 18:10  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
Luk 18:11  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luk 18:12  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
Luk 18:13  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Luk 18:14  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Yep your master was totally right and he was talking to YOU! YOU! YOU!

Mat 23:4  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Mat 23:5  But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Mat 23:6  And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Mat 23:7  And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
Mat 23:8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Mat 23:9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Mat 23:10  Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Mat 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

Rick Warren and Obama, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson all the same.

Mat 23:13  But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
Mat 23:14  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mat 23:15  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Mat 23:16  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Mat 23:17  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
Mat 23:18  And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Mat 23:19  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Mat 23:20  Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
Mat 23:21  And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
Mat 23:22  And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Mat 23:23  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Mat 23:24  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Mat 23:25  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Mat 23:26  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Mat 23:27  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Mat 23:28  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Mat 23:29  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,
Mat 23:30  And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Mat 23:31  Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Mat 23:32  Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Mat 23:33  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Mat 23:34  Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Mat 23:35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Mat 23:36  Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Mat 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
Mat 23:38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Mat 23:39  For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hypocrites! Hypocrites! Hypocrites! Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,
blind guides,

 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within
ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.


Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves!