“A free thinker is Satan’s slave”?
Slavery never looked so tasty.
“A free thinker is Satan’s slave”?
Slavery never looked so tasty.
Saw this at The Daily Wh.at
I now have something to strive for. The dog in this video is simply out cutes cute.
Check it out:
From the creator of the video:
Presenting, Useful Dog Tricks!! Whoever said tricks can’t be useful? Jesse loves helping around the house, and I just love his happy attitude and smile on his face =o)
Jesse is trained using exclusively Positive Reinforcement and Clicker Training. All training has been done by me, and we love learning together as a team.
Jesse chooses to do the behaviors in this video, and has so much fun bringing smiles to people’s faces. He gets treats for doing his tricks, and enjoys learning new things. Tricks are just one of the activities we enjoy doing together. When not doing tricks, Jesse can be found playing with his cuz ball, chasing squeaker tennis balls, digging in search for lizards, de-fluffing stuffed toys, swimming, and a companioning me on outings. Jesse loves adventure, and lives each and every day to its fullest. Jesse is my best friend, heart dog, and truly a member of the family, and I love him with every beat of my heart.
~Heather and Jesse~
Wanna learn more about Clicker Training? Check out Karen Pryor’s website at:
www.clickertraining.com to get started.
Subtle reason number 358 why I’m not a believer: pastors who oppose Yoga.
In this blog post, Baptist pastor Dr. Albert Mohler says that Yoga is oppositional to Christianity. Well, sure it is. During yoga, you find your inner god through meditation, stretching and muscle-building practices. You bow to other participants and say “namaste” or the holiness in me bows to the holiness in you. But even Christian women who practice only the exercises without the meditative parts, that too is wrong, according to Dr. Mohler.
Mohler explains that Yoga is accepted even at evil Obama’s White House, which should put any red-blooded conservative American into a state of near panic.
I was raised in a household that was opposed to innocuous exercises like Yoga. Of course I was raised in a home that actively and vocally opposed Mormonism, but that doesn’t stop the sound of Glenn Beck from echoing through my parents’ home every time it’s on.
My wife Tina does Yoga. She loves it. I love that she loves it. I’ve been known to do a Downward Dog or two. Yoga is a relaxing, yet a surprisingly intense, workout.
Long before I did yoga, I figured out that all prayer means is that the person praying is speaking to their inner “god”. Prayer is mediation to self. God isn’t in the mind; god is the mind, and “god” is different for every person. That’s why if you and your Christian friend prays about the same thing you do, you’ll both have different “answers from god.”
Essentially, Dr. Mohler doesn’t want people to figure out that Christian prayer and Yoga mediation are pretty much the same thing, finding one’s inner “god”.
According to Dr. Mohler, Yoga is oppositional to god, and he wants his followers not to question that. That’s why there is no area for comments on his blog. Christianity is fear based and one-directional messaging. Responding takes thought, and thought is not welcome in Christianity. It’s a common theme, and I consider it among the top ten reasons I’m not a believer.
So yeah, Mohler hates yoga, but adores other forms of exercise and sports that make god out to be some petty, idiotic side-taker. Dr. Mohler loves those sports. You can tell, because he doesn’t say a damned negative word about those other god-loving forms of exercise.
You’ve heard the argument a thousand times. Athletes hit a home run, score a touchdown, sink the winning bucket in a basketball game … and the star player says, “Thank god. God deserves all the glory.” Then the player flexes his muscle and slaps another player on the ass while taking a homoerotic shower together.
The next time those two teams get together, the other team wins. Should he exist, god doesn’t care about sports. If you think that, you’re a complete buffoon.
Or take other exercise methods. Someone wins a foot race, thanks god, and rests comfortably in his perfectly muscular body. But who’s thanking god to be the loser? Who’s thanking god to be the kid in the wheelchair who just got back from peeing in a cup through a tube before dumping it in the toilet?
Yeah, if you look at the pretty flashing images on TV, where even I practice the age-old tradition of only showing the prettiest faces, of only showing the best looking shots, it looks like god is a great being if you’re inclined to have a “biblical world view.”
Generally speaking, TV production (mainstream visual media in general) practices a sort of visual genocide. Producers show mostly the good, the attractive, the winning-est footage. Producers make evil out to be ugly and greatness out to be attractive. If they show the ugly, they stick viewers face in it like they’re all dogs who just took a dump on the floor and their too idiotic to know that it’s not how you train a puppy. And if the person they show isn’t perfectly attractive, they can use methods of makeup, graphics and set design to doctor up a turd.
Let’s call it what it is. It’s a forced perspective. It’s mentally raping our ideas of the world into a particular aspect ratio. Let’s call it the Hitler Method of Artificial Selection in TV production, shall we. Or maybe we can call it the Sudanese Pretty People Selection Technique. Let’s only show the images the “they” want in their little 28 to 55 mm frame of space how beautiful some people can be.
By force, culture marginalizes “evils” like obesity, ugly faces, ugly activities, while making it entertaining and cheap. TV culture brings an elitist 1% of the population to the forefront. We all know they are overpaid, underworked, megalomaniacal douchebags, and yet they repeat with glee, “Be happy, all you regular schmoes, whilst you’re wading through the mire that is an average lifestyle. You wouldn’t like it up here in first class. Don’t steal or we won’t get our big fat paychecks. Thanks!” As they skip off into the golden sunset.
Hey, that’s not a sunset. That’s a spotlight reflecting off (enter some major league or football hero name)’s pile of gold.
I want to go to the March to Keep Fear Alive in Washington, D.C. at the end of the month. Anyone else want to go?
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear — that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear — forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget — “Reason” is just one letter away from “Treason.” Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.
So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30th for the “March to Keep Fear Alive“™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear — you’re going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always… Shh!!! What’s that sound?! I think there’s someone behind you! Run!
Watch Stephen give the marching orders on The Colbert Report. Keep checking back for updates and march information.
Download the official Keep Fear Alive logo.