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Welcome to my website. This is my 20th year on the net and this site covers a vast number of subjects that I find interesting mainly relating to applied science-engineering, history, religion, and education. I also advocate "individual liberty and individual freedom" and reject all forms of collectivism. My goal is to invoke thought and I reject any form of correctness - political, theological, etc.

The subjects I'll cover from here on are applied science, earth science, computers and technology, history of religion and general history.

I'm former US Army and here is A picture of my duty station in West Berlin and was a military occupational specialty was 33S intercept systems technician and I held a top-secret SI clearance.

I grew up in Norton, Virginia and graduated high school from John I. Burton High School in 1977. For more on Norton Virginia area see Remote Area Medical 2008. I left King College in Bristol due to financial reasons and graduated with honors from Northeast State Technical Community College in Computer Information Technology and university parallel.

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Essays on Religion



White Leadership is racist.

Mistreatment of working class has created Trump

by Lewis Loflin Saturday, April 30, 2016 Bristol Herald Courier

The New York Times published a list of the most powerful people and most of them are white, including leaders in industry, government, media, academia etc. There are very few faces of color.

The Democrats run a racial and racist pandering machine to defeat Bernie Sanders that's OK, but when fired and replaced, white IT workers at Disney and other companies object to "immigrants" they are tagged racist.

Why do the white elite so revile lower-income blue-collar and white workers? Why are we so expendable in this progressive economic and social engineering nightmare? When we dare question it, we're tagged as racists and xenophobes.

Mass immigration has destroyed American labor and is simply another form of crony capitalism, while liberals see it as a way to further engineer replacement voters based on race, so isn't that racist?

According to New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall, writing in a piece published Nov. 27, 2011:

"All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment - professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists - and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic."

That same working-class is reviled by hostile Republicans and their Reaganomics religion. 51 percent of American workers now earn under $30,000. We have a 40 percent real unemployment rate (considering the rate of people over the age of 16 with jobs, compared to the overall 16-and-over population) while reports state "Once Again Foreign-Born Jobs Are Up, U.S.-Born Jobs Down."

That has created Trump.

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Science and Why I'm an Evolutionist

We are often given a choice of two extremes - either one must have blind faith in some book with dictated nonsense or in atheism. Both are false choices and I'm not buying it.

Science has been a life-long love and I'm very defensive of it. I reject the abuse of science to bolster various political claims and the invasion of money, religion, and politics into research. I define science as strictly the description of the physical operation of the universe as defined by my chemistry professor in college, a devout Christian.

Science is no more about "truth" than the computer gadgets I build on my other website. Those devices do give some indication of their builder-creator, but are hardly objects for worship in themselves.

I've had college level physics, chemistry, and biology, but claim no expertise in these fields. I've read every science text in the school library and have been an amateur geologist since I was a kid. I loved collecting fossils and rocks from the coal-mining sites near Norton, Virginia. Strip mines are great for collecting fossils.

I'm very strict on the scientific method and the proper use of it. To quote, "It is a process for making observations, recording data, and analyzing data that can be duplicated by other scientists...If a theory cannot be tested, it cannot be a scientific theory." That makes me a big skeptic of any claim that refuses to follow it. Without verifiable scientific proof I'm not going to buy into it for the same reason I reject literal Six-Day Creationism.

"We can not command religion, for no man can be
compelled to believe anything against his will."

These words from Theodoric the Great are my motto. My beliefs are stated as follows:

I reject the authority of religious leaders to dictate belief to anyone. Be aware of those with political or social agendas. Study the works of the heretics and put these great works in proper context. Many conclusions about the Bible, etc. are based on reason and the "literal" word - claims of special revelation is simply opinion of the claimant.

I believe in the separation of religion and state. There's no such term as "church" or such terms in the Constitution. The State is to remain neutral which is not the case today. Ongoing efforts to de-Christianize the culture and substituting other secular pseudo-religions (environmentalism is the most common) is not neutrality.

Anyone that thinks environmentalism isn't a religion needs to read Al Gore's Earth in the Balance for proof on that. I bought the book, read it, and can prove it.

To quote Frank Furedi Professor of Sociology at University of Kent, "...the authors of children's books and school officials also use environmentalism as a vehicle for socializing youngsters." This is not a function of schools that today produce millions of dysfunctional and illiterate graduates. If the Religious Right did this there would be screaming in the faculty lounge. What happened to separation of church and state?

Reason keeps us sane, but the spiritual makes us human. I understand people differ and have differing views of reality, but any time society attempts to enforce conformity history shows this leads to tyranny and eventually ruin. Just be aware and be moderate on these issues.

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Climate change is religion.

Ecology as Environmental Socialism

Definition of environmentalism: multiple definitions. A theory that views environment rather than heredity/genetics in human and cultural development. This is basis of most social engineering (with determinism) and is not scientific because there's no empirical/scientific proof the claim.

Or "Political and ethical movement..." Places non-human entities (rock formations, rivers, Nature, etc.) as having rights equal to or above human welfare, etc. Has undercurrents of Marxism/socialism, religious pantheism, Neo-Luddism, and spiritualism. Tends to be pseudo-religious and authoritarian.

Helen Raleigh calls environmentalism "'New Age' socialism ... created by elitist intelligentsias" believing they must save the stupid masses from themselves. Besides abolishing capitalism they "are bent on enforcing conformity by any means necessary" - an authoritarian state, and "willing to sacrifice' everyone else for the 'greater good'".

The rich and powerful pushing this nonsense, like open borders and mass immigration, are shielded from the destructive side-effects. Their argument is kill capitalism or kill the planet - so socialists have to play up hysteria at every opportunity.

The World Health Organization report shows that the US is the least polluting country in the world and the G7 except Canada and it's small population. This is based on actual pollution such as particulate matter, etc. Reuters, the AP, etc. refuse to report the facts and spreads lies - CO2 is NOT a pollutant and is used in greenhouses to accelerate plant growth.

Fighting to keep religion and politics out of science. Scientific method only!

Science 101

Ref. www.nasa.gov 11/17/2008 "Water vapor confirmed as major player in climate change"

10% of the earth's water is water vapor. Plants use water for photosynthesis which releases water into the atmosphere. Plants produce water vapor as does the oceans and surface water evaporation. More vegetation more water vapor more LOCAL climate variation, more water more plants, etc. The process is known as transpiration.

Water vapor can be as high as 4% of the atmosphere or 40,000 PPM. Formula = N% X 10,000

CO2 is 400 PPM depending on temperature. Warm water holds less CO2 than cold water. The atmosphere is 0.04% CO2.

Ratio of water vapor to CO2 is 100 to 1.

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Social Justice

Leftism & Racial Socialism

So make no mistake I reject Environmentalism when it involves any form of spiritualism or enters politics. The other belief system I have zero tolerance of is Leftism.

'Leftism' is a term coined by Dennis Prager. He writes,

You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that Leftism is a religion. It is not God-based (some left-wing Christians' and Jews' claims notwithstanding), but otherwise it has every characteristic of a religion. The most blatant of those characteristics is dogma. People who believe in Leftism have as many dogmas as the most fundamentalist Christian ... dogma - a belief system that transcends reason...

Environmentalism or Climate Justice has poisoned and undermined earth science and science in general.

Leftism or Progressivism or neo-Marxism is racist to the core. Identity politics has devolved to racial hate and envy.

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Diversity Racism Attack on Reason

Leftwing "diversity" and "multiculturalism" are racist' creeds derived from Nazi philosophers such Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man. See Nazi Roots of Multiculturalism.

Tammy Bruce on Tucker Carlson Dec. 13, 2016 gets exactly what the 2016 election was about and it wasn't Russia or racism:

"The Left in the last 8 years we have learned they are fascists...the election is a message of us rejecting political correctness and the culture of intimidation...Americans are saying enough is enough with the culture of intimidation. Enough of attacking individuals because of their faith especially coming from the gay community. As a gay women I find it outrageous that we are attacking people simply because of who they are...as a gay person, as an American, it's about individual liberty and personal freedom and that is what this election was about. I hope Americans are standing up against bullies...we have to stand up against the American Left."
The problem is that democracy is not freedom. Democracy is simply majoritarianism, which is inherently incompatible with real freedom. Our founding fathers clearly understood this, as evidenced not only by our republican constitutional system...Simply put, freedom is the absence of government coercion.

Ron Paul

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Climate change on trial.

This is a Classical Deism Website

I have a lot of religious-historical material written from a classical deist perspective. I take a non-hostile view of other beliefs UNLESS they become primarily political and threaten our individual rights.

What could be more fundamental to science than the assumption that the explorability and thereby the cognizability of reality arises due to its bearing the handwriting of its author? God speaks the language of his creation, and our spirit, which is likewise his creation, is able to perceive it, to hear it, to comprehend it.

Christoph Cardinal Schonborn

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Keith Ellison DNC head?

Islam Mostly Ideology

Islam is more a political ideology dressed in some religion borrowed mostly from Judaism. I don't think the actual figure of Mohammed really existed as the stories and myths about him were written centuries later - the same problem with Christianity and Judaism.

The violence we see today is Islamic fundamentalism and in combination with Nazism - for example the Muslim Brotherhood. This doesn't mean every Muslim is a terrorist, but I see little evidence within the community to renounce this problem - too many are silent.

This is made worse by the Islamiist' alliance with Leftism to destroy Western Culture. Yet one rational Muslim said the following:

How many scientists, astronauts, biologists etc. do we find from our Muslim background? General senses and statistics tell us about 95% scientists and astronauts are from the White and Christian backgrounds and about 4.9 % from other backgrounds. Aren't these innovative people making the world smaller and smaller with their wits? I think I am absolutely right on it. Where can I find Muslims amongst those creative people? Are we Muslims still proud of being nothing?

The modern equipments, automotives, appliances etc. we are now using such as computers, internet, Windows and other software, telephones, TVs, radios, clocks, A/Cs, freezes, aeroplanes, cars, trains; taking allopathic medicines, having modern treatments; wearing comfortable stuffs like shirt-pant, underwear, eyewear, durable shoes, and many more stuffs for our daily needs. Can we survive well now without those useful stuffs and technology in this century? Can anyone show me the strong evidence that any of those things are invented by Muslims? Are we Muslims in any discovery or progressive work? I do not think so. Are we still proud of this failure?

I rest my case.

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Rabbi Meir Kahane

Jews

To quote a visitor to this website:

I think it is safe to say, that with the election of Barack Obama as president, that there is no way that a tiny elite of rich powerful Jews controls the world. The conspiracy theories that say a tiny elite of rich powerful Jews controls the world are undeniably flat wrong. If there was such a powerful group they would have never let him become president. The Jewish conspiracy theory is completely busted.

D.C. RN, BSN

The Wall Street Journal reports (April 22, 2002) that some colleges are recruiting Jewish students to give them higher status in terms of SAT scores. The Journal also reports that highest three groups in SATs are Unitarians, Jews, and Quakers.

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Christmas Scene

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Political Incorrectness Rejection of Reason

Definition of racism: holding differing standards or treating people differently due to race, that like gender and species, is a product of biology. Examples of racism today is affirmative action, pretending one's value is based on race and not merit or individual achievement, etc.

There are no such things as trans-racialism, trans-genderism, or trans-species. You are not a cat because your mental condition leads you to believe you are.

Racism has nothing to do with criticism of culture, politics, religion, behavior, etc. Islamic politics-religion or Latino Culture, for example, is not a race nor is Hinduism or Christianity. Yelling racism on every issue makes the term a joke.

Noting the high levels of minority violence and criminality is a critique of culture and behavior and for the same reason, the critique of white trash meth heads has NOTHING to do with race.

Definition of reason: "(N) a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event." "(V) The power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic."

Definition empiricism: "the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience. Stimulated by the rise of experimental science, it developed in 17th and 18th centuries" in Europe and America. That means one must present physical, verifiable proof not vote, conjecture, authority, or mere opinion. Science without empiricism is not science. Empiricism has nothing to do with faith, feelings, or popular vote.

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