Dictionary.com's word of the day...
Iconoclast - A person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions as foolish or wrong.
An iconoclast is like an atheist. I should say like some. Because there are some that just go about their lives not beilving in God or a god because they see how horrible certain relgious people are as well as who causes certain wars because of certain crazed beliefs. This would be for the atheist that make headlines insisting that their rights are being violated via certain things like prayers at school or teaching a different thought at school.
They tend to have this idea that what they think is right and what other people think is wrong, which is why they state OMG fairy tale. Ok. But they can't seem to take the same kind of treatment if it's reversed. They fall back on things that are not evidence and more of a certain word: Fact. They believe what they think is fact just because and not for any other reason than that....they act like they are a parent. It's not apparent. For it it were then it would be believed by the majority of the world in some for or another, but it's not. No past tribe of people believed in evolution or anything other than God that brought about the Earth and the lifeforms that live on it.
If such a thought was so apparent and so proveable then it would be easily found in the past by other people. Instead of having to wait until the 1800's for it to be clearly stated as something that science could go into more "detail."
Atheist that put forth too much effort to care about what other people do that doesn't infrenge on their life are horrible people. Angry people. People who just make the world worse. And yes there are religious people that do the same thing, but that's the the topic here. Not this go around.
On this day in 1920...
New York Times editorial (Falsely) reports rockets can never fly.
Wow. As if the New York Times is any different today.
Five Quotes for the Day...
It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast. - Julie Burchill
I like this quote for many reasons. It's not because someone who is good looking will lose their looks, based on this quote, but it's because the statement is so true. A pretty face can get you into clubs, looked at more, smiled at, talked about, forgiven for things that shouldn't be forgiven for...and so on. Passports last a while, but a visa has a time limit and that's how it is with good looks; they only last so long.
Looks can run out faster than old age can get you. They can be gone because of a horrible accident or condition that accelerates old age look; such as smoking or doing drugs. But within the time of your visa you should build up who you are so that when it runs out you will be loved for who you are instead of what you look like. And even though good looking things are great to look at they are never worth sentimental value. It is the things and the people that have memories attached that are remembered.
You don't look at a new bike and have a memory of when you first road it. That would be because it's brand new and it's because the bike that would bring that memory about would be beaten up with age and mistakes. You look at that bike and you can tell where each dent came from and why and when you touch it memories will flood your mind.
The same goes for older people who have lost that glamor shot look. They are weathered by age, wisdom and mistakes. But they are loved for what they did and who they are. No one goes up and speaks of those who have past and go, "OMG they had a hot body." They talk about the memories and memories are not found on the outside; they are locked on the inside with the ingredients of personality can only create and that good looking cannot ever duplicate.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the "me" for the "we". - Phil Jackson (basketball)
There are many things in life that this can apply to and one of the things is family. Family is not about me it's about we. If there is a member of the family that only thinks of him or herself then the family will fail. The same goes for the military as well as many stories that deal with lots of people. It goes along with the "united we stand and divided we fall" quote.
Those that tend to think for themselves are easily afraid of what other people are going to do tot them because they know how selfish people think. They are paranoid. Having someone that has your back is a great thing. Cherish it if you have it. And if you don't have it, go get it.
Sin begins as a spider's web and becomes as a ship's rope. - Akiba
If you do something that you feel guilty for the guilt starts off small and then it just turns into something that weights you down. Sometimes you become agitated or frustrated and people who talk to you seem to know what you've done, which means you've turned paranoid. What you thought you could live with ends up being a huge burden on you and your life and drags you down.
In order to relieve yourself of this you should find a way to tell someone or fix the sin that you've committed so that you can deal with it. You don't need to drag around a ship the rest of your life, do you? You're not a tug boat.
Woman without a man is like a field without a seed. - Ethiopian Saying
Apparently they think that a woman is nothing without a man, just like a field is worthless without something to plant in it. They are all about growing things there so they believe land is valuable but not if you don't have seed to make it worthy to exist. It's interesting to read what other countries think via their sayings.
Skill to do comes of doing. - Ralhp Waldo Emerson
You can't have skills if all you do is talk about what you can do instead of actually doing it. People tend to say they don't know how to do something but they've never even tried. That's because they don't put forth the effort. If you put forth the effort then you start to earn the ability to do something you didn't know how to do it before; like driving. Can't learn to drive if you just watch others do it. Got to get behind that wheel somehow. Got to take life by the wheel and just drive.
Random Thought Corner...
I think I am more tired because of how much thinking I do. It is not to say that I have a lot of important things to think about, but the fact that I think about a lot of things intensely and I think that that amount of energy I exert is just as much as if I did something like play basketball. Though there is no muscel gain or weight loss in doing this, it's just tiring. Or so I think.