Friday, May 27, 2016

Government should have a " religiously neutral setting"

Government should have a " religiously neutral setting" has been suggested in several places. WTF does that actually mean?

Well, that would mean that no person working for the government, nor any action of government could have any indication of any personal belief. That means no atheist pins also, no turbans, no covered heads for the Moslem women, no Masons handshake, no Lions pins, as well as all the more obvious symbols. What about the beards of Philosophers, and how does one separate a "philosophers beard" from a face cover over bad skin, or the solution to shaving with the alcoholic shakes?

So what about those hare Krishna's that hang around the library? Or the Cenotaph? Perhaps we need to recognize those for the history of the time, and move on. Perhaps we are just living through a period of rapid change in human evolution, and we will emerge into a work clear of superstition, and into the light of understanding of we humans. Religions will be simply religious artifacts. After we educate the next generation and let the existing religious die off, we can move on to understanding the human mind. We need to understand it first and to understand how to work around depression, stress, lucid dreaming, indecision, lack of direction, lack of desire and ability to change, and start teaching deep change to a better way of thinking that religions. Oh well, it is a tall order.

But wait, that is what we, the cutting edge are doing. It is up to us to get the unwashed unenlightened  masses to follow, or at least to document a way.  A, not the way. Oh well. We need more positive psychology after we remove the problems that religion cause. Much of the mental ills, personality and behavioral issues are the result of religion. They created the concepts of sin, eternal damnation, guilt for not adhering to the opinions of the long since dead control freaks. Then they sell the solution, just like the early computer virus companies and those who ransom computers. Well, I am just stating the obvious when we sit back and have a good look from the outside. Religion is bad, evil, vile, and even created those words.

We should have a religion free world, and then government could be religion free.Now, as we develop a godfree society....


Thursday, May 26, 2016

How important are the conditions which were were raised?

I am the product of two long generations, my father was 48 when I was born, his father was 53 when he was born, his father was 37or 38 (unsure of the month of birth) when he was born. My father was raised as a slave to the land and family; when he was 13 he was "sold as a slave" to his oldest brother who he server for ten years. After he got out of the old country, he never spoke to that brother again, although he was within a few miles a number of times. Just a bit bitter.

That is the way he tried to raise me, but I knew that was not right; we were not in total isolation, but quite isolated. That had to have impacted me a great deal. I know that made me socially backward, and introverted. Oh well, I survived and left.

Did it also cause this eating disorder? Likely. It has been a problem since I was six years old more or less. Goal directed behaviors become encoded and become stimulus drive behaviors, which are especially difficult to overcome. That is the basic problem.

There is surprising little information about overcoming stimulus driven behaviors; securing expert or scientific/psychological information about them is also difficult. Exerting activity to overcome is equally as difficult. The best information is that these start out as goal directed behaviors and encode. becoming a deeply entrenched automatic habit, which is difficult to overcome.

Enough about the problem, what is the solution?

Friday, May 6, 2016

How important is genre?

Genre? Is that even the right word for subject area, category, or what eve the descriptor for blog subjects? For example, I watch atheist blogs; but most of there stuff is LGBT, US politics, Gays, what ever, and a few atheist killed by Muslims. Very little interesting to me stuff. Oh well, they write what they like, for these are blogs with RSS feeds, like this one.

In the beginning, I set this blog up as a community effort to maintain a non-religious OA outlet, a local community communications channel. but interest faded, if it was there to start with. Oh well. It evolved, and has become my opinions about overeating recover, and related non-food related issues. I use for food related, and for other subjects. Does this separation matter? Does anybody care? Do I even care any more? I am doing this out of need for expression, not out of desire for others to read my scribbling. Oh well. Should I just run these all together or keep them separate? Does it matter?

The problem with atheist blogs is: once we have figured out the truth of no god and become atheist, then we need to figure out how to live good as an atheist. There are enough militant atheists spreading the message. I just feel pity for those believers who are ignorant of the non-existence of any god. I regret the wasted time spent trying to believe, and resent all those who tried to convince me over the year that there was/is a god. I pity there ignorance. If atheism is going to become a major player, it must get organized to provide all those things that religions now provide: communities, social order, social direction, social moral direction, emotional support, and similar. These have traditionally been provided by religion. Emotional support is likely the greatest of these; we have PTSD all over the place, and dispassionate reassurance, combined with discussion and moral direction that religions once provided is one solution for the problem.

Change at too rapid of pace causes stress similar to PTSD, ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.)  yet is not considered as ptsd, for there has been no trauma. This is what we, in modern life, must learn to deal with. I grew up as a kid, learning to work harness horses, run tractor and farm equipment, and the like. After school was work, until after grade 12 and then there were no jobs much around. The choice was to leave the area and go to where there were jobs... pick one city or elsewhere... pick an occupation... pick an direction... pick a bit of training and see what I can find after... pick an industry... and then watch that industry dry up and blow away... (thanks Trudeau 1)... retrain, re-specialize... and watch that economy change, boom, and dry up and blow away... and then go back to the first industry... only to have Trudeau 2 come to power... and once again is killed dead... but I retired instead. Change is the only constant.

Emotional support would have been nice, but, as I left religion, there is little community, and what there is is based on what other think we can do for them... mutual usury.  I am low social need, and too easily irradiated. It is more comfortable for me to avoid people than to be around them unless we all are doing something... and I do very little in groups... even shoot archery is a singular sport. 

Where am I going? Enough.