Archive for February, 2000

bbs: religion

I ask this with trepidation not meaning to cause a ruckus, but as a question that I have sincerely contemplated and found no satisfactory answer for.

What is the basis for the concept of the infallibility of the Bible? It is argued that the Bible says that the Bible is true and tautological complaints aside even that ought not to be possible because the Bible wasn’t created at the time of it’s writing, rather the modern Bible is a canon of texts decided upon by various councils.

Even if you get past the mass of canonizations (there’s at least 20 major ones through the years) there are more basic issues.

My biggest problem has always been that if these people were capable of examining these texts and deciding on their validity, why can’t I? Are they more in touch with the nature of God than I? Does God like them more?

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j: work

Journal for the week: work. Happy someday’s; someday’s not. I was really liking it about a week ago then it started to get more hectic and I started to get tired. This is my happy journal though I don’t plan on focusing a whole lot on the happiness part of it. I’ll just say right off the bat that though it is ofttimes frustrating I do like it most of the time.

What I am wanting to start out with is just a list of what I am up to and why I am doing it. I have been nearing that good ol’ burnout wall over the last couple of days and most of the time that is not so much because of what I am doing but because of the energy I waste in doing it inefficiently. A part of getting it sorted out is prioritizing.

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for: science for the day; noise

white noise and pink noise

White noise is a sound that contains every frequency within the range of human hearing (generally from 20 Hz to 20 kHz) in equal amounts. Most people perceive this sound as having more high-frequency content than low, purchase but this is not the case. This perception occurs because each successive octave has twice as many frequencies as the one preceding it. For example, prostate from 100 Hz to 200 Hz, tadalafil there are one hundred discrete frequencies. In the next octave (from 200 Hz to 400 Hz), there are two hundred frequencies.

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bbs: re: to b on religion

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but what the hey, no time like the present to catch back up, eh? =)

On 2/15/00 3:59:41 PM, B wrote:


* All religions can be utilized as an aid to or vehicle of spiritual development.

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for: poem

This is the poem that I referenced in my last journal. It took me a bit to find it.

Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair:
I envied her - she seemed so happy and wished I were as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
  I saw her hobble down the aisle;
She had one foot and wore a crutch,
  but as she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
  I have two feet - the world is mine!

And then I stopped to buy some sweets.
The lad who sold them had such charm;
I talked with him - he said to me;
"It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see,"he said," I'm blind".
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two eyes - the world is mine.

Then walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play;
It seemed he knew not what to do,
I stopped for a moment,
then I said: "WHY don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word,
and then I knew he could not hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I have two ears - the world is mine!
With feet to take me where I would go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I know,
Oh, God forgive me when I whine;
I'm blessed, indeed!

The world is mine.

Taken from the Christian Standard Issue June 28, 1992

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database information

I thought that I would send you the current listing of data that I was planning on storing in the honors student information database. Most all of this data is currently stored in the existing database though some of it is not maintained.

The database will store classes of students and based on those classes some students have additional data. The classes are:

  1. Full members
  2. Associate members
  3. Graduates
  4. Applicants
  5. Co-ops
  6. Dropouts
  7. Asg members

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n: happiness

I am happy today that I wrote. I feel more open.

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j: happy thoughts

The assignment for this week has gotten me to thinking and I am going to wander for a bit though the rambling streets of ideas and see what I discover.

I have wondered for a while about the basis for happiness. How does a person become happy? C asked a while back in a response to a journal of mine how a person could go about building happiness. I really don’t know.

The question that I begin with is “am I happy?” That is where I first start getting into difficulty. I really don’t know; sometimes I feel good; sometimes I don’t. What I’ve been looking for is some state that transcends my mood for the day. I call it satisfaction, though that is misleading perhaps. I told A once that I wanted to be satisfied and she thought that I meant I wanted to be in a good mood all the time. It’s not that. The problem is that for all I can say that it is not I have trouble getting to what it is.

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happy even day

To compliment C’s odd day salutation a while back (11/19/1999) let me be the first to wish you a happy first even day since December 28, 888.

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