Innermumbo. (Innermumboblogs Innermumbobloggers) I like it!
I haven’t heard the programme. Sounds good.
Ref, ‘Citadel of Self’ or ‘Citadels of Selves’.
Meme – memes – memetics. Books, Richard Dawkins ‘The Selfish Gene’ and Richard Brodie ‘Virus Of The Mind’!
"Innerlightmumbojumbo", maybe not? Maybe, "Getting ‘my head straight’ and looking into the world of bunkum". I have my own children who are now entering the Educational World in the UK. Ref, Ofsted, the specialists in "innermumbobunkum". Bunkum = noun informal, dated nonsense, or a County in North Carolina USA called Buncombe where a politician made a speech solely to please his constituents. Every one must of said, "B….Bunkum".
‘Off the Page’. Mathew Parry.
"Little Snip" or a "Vasectomy" was the best voluntary operation I have ever had, or is, the only one that I am ever likely to have. One of the few operations that a "real" man would ever ask for! The wets with their Sunday blather have a ridiculously sounding voice on this subject and on this programme.
Next Was Total Blather. Dangerous wetness beyond belief programme. Verging on the (obviously, Mark Tully is quite unaware) condoning of criminal activity on the BBC.
‘Something Understood’. I would call this, ‘Something Badly Misunderstood’.
We had "angry atheist" and "certain knowledge" very softly, insidiously, and beguilingly, so lightly spoken to us on BBC Radio 4 by Mark Tully. The "certain knowledge" mentioned was presumably of the "certain knowledge" of Science. Both these subjects came up in amongst all the other little digs at the non-religious or those with some of today’s very normal secular tendencies. We all know that atheists are not an angry people en-mass, and much less than, I would presume, than those religious or ideological hoards who have presented themselves to us forcefully by their very obvious, current, and atrocious examples that are made visible to everyone and from all the corners of the Earth.
I personally, do think that this has been fully demonstrated by some of those extraordinary and obvious examples made by their own actions such as 9/11 and so on…. Only those atheists that are aware of the appalling damage to human life, society, and their children’s education that is caused by the over religious or the fundamentalists, are a little, and to say in the least: very cross. I would of thought that Mark Tully and I am so very sorry to him that I did a little thinking (instead of nodding off), "very, and extremely – and ever so most angrily"! Everyone now knows, "the certain knowledge" Mark Tully is talking about lies in a religious world; an emotional and somewhat un-factual world to say the least, and not in any way belonging in the exacting and the factual realm of the real (not pseudoscience) scientific world of reality.
Science is always about some possibility of a special and an over riding Theory being found to take place of the old Theories, and so, with this adage, comes the constant testing or doubting of everything that has been, and in the past, proved beyond doubt, which had existed at the particular time: everything so proved, thus always will remain as “Theory”. It does not have the nonsensical variations in certainties and proofs that are beyond every doubt or the nonsensical dogma of the preposterously, the quite impossible, and the untenable propositions, made by all the great religions of the World. We are now completely so boringly, and over familiar with these, they are constantly reported on Today’s News. It is as though everyone is interested, or should be interested – which is more to the point; upholding a virtuosity, politically correct ethos’s, aimed at dumb downed and gullible masses. Science does not have the silly feelings or states of psychological clinical denial that some of the great religious do have about the modern knowledge that lies in our history, evolution, and cosmology. This all is now within the progressive, quickening, and fast stream of knowledge, in our Modern Enlightenment. Science is not an avid impertinence, promoted by the impertinent and flies obnoxiously in the face of the Divine. The religious wanting, and preferring ancient belief or some ancient faith, combined with an ancient text, which is undoubtedly, and appallingly, a very barbaric one at times. And culturally, the culture lovingly talked about, is sometimes, so barbaric and so Anomic in nature, (Ref, Anthropological Anomy) with the firmly held (up) traditions of past cultural glory. The cultural traditions, supposedly, Mark Tully you hold up to make society more virtuous. It comes though from a time, when factually, there was no virtuosity, only mostly great depravity for the masses, except those in some sort of power, such as, your, fond – Church Leaders. Then, for the masses; it is to have this extreme and unnatural religiosity passed on as a dogma for the very gullible and the simple minded, often taken in, through no fault of their own, and to worship, blindly, with all their hearts. You promote all they believe in or have faith in, without the slightest iota of any evidence yourself that is then (forcefully and by law) imparted to the most vulnerable (‘weak’ of body or mind) in our society, being our children and the like. Your strength of belief or the conviction of faith is not any kind of knowledge, or necessarily, a guide to any truth, as we all should know by now in 2006. Unfortunately some of us don’t know, the world is waiting with bated breath before it destructs itself, and for some of us, such as your good-self to catch up with, before an accident happens of diabolical proportions in the ‘lands of fundamentalism’ . An un-reasoning world would not be one worth living in, after the painful progress made to prevent superstition from taking us all over. Does anyone really wish to add to superstition by the degrading of science, when you really think hard about it? Surely not!
The proselytising by some preachers is a resort to a quite disgusting behaviour in my mind, and the many other right thinking minds as well. Your moral high-ground has been well and truly badly lost! So, I suggest religiosity’s form of humility that you go on about is now required, it is very overdue by yourself and your followers, who are in this like minded and delusional (brainwashed) position. You will, no doubt need to call sometime on the Science that you so hate, and to call on the science more frequently than your particular form of God, like when you come to visit a Hospital for an operation, or rely on some of the "certain science" for other countless life enhancing and modern necessities of today. Where, I wonder is your true light coming from? I think of the unreasoning Christian Church dogma and not from what is really within you as an individual person. Unless, you may be, an unaware liar with that soft spoken spiritualistic form of charlatanism. It is of the worst sort; it is directing people away from any reason in our children, the vulnerable and the gullible. This is very much adding to the present social situation in the policing of a security nightmare by the promoting of the ‘irrationality of belief’, i.e., those that can justify anything through the current acceptability to harm others or oneself. Self -harming youth, mortification, and suicide activity that has become the normal, and mixed up with a tiny bit of irrationality. It seems that irrationality can justify any type or form of destructive behaviour. Christ fought, died for, and was up against the awful, and dangerous: sheep like conformity, which you so softly promote. It is against all logical reason, and it is as if, some of the ancient stories told are really true and in some literal sense to you. I do respect your own form of depravity, as the well meaning depravity of a gentleman, as far as a human depravity and gentility can go, but it is still a big depravity lying to yourself: the ancient kind of lie, which many of us can well do without.
Most people are not Scientists, but they have strong feelings and can easily be manipulated by those feelings, and also, they can be easily manipulated by the totally unscrupulous, who are often very highly educated, having a great purpose to promote themselves within their system of belief (acquiring hierarchical powers), and knowing that some people are desperate to believe, and will believe in almost anything if the conditions are right. Those who are in the know, should, and by now, know very much better than to do this. Stirring needy or ignorant people up emotionally, and putting them in a position to be against "certain knowledge" that you convincingly talk about, and then taking every last one of us back to a horrendous dark age of great loneliness, depravity: a cruel superstitious divisiveness that existed, and still does, in backward countries. It puts us back into the tribal state of the past, with nonsensical reasoning and it’s Anthropological Anomy. Ref, Primitive Man ‘How Did Primitive Man Think’. Look it all up.