Mind Burp 16: Beethoven on Drums.

Welcome to the further rantings of a man who never did fit the mould. This is the continuation of an intermittent series of my cerebral ventings, or cranial emanations, on a host of unrelated novelties…. in no particular order.

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We are evolving? Then please explain how we have descended from Vivaldi to Sia?

How do you get off a non-stop flight?

Socrates said that the only thing he knew for sure is that he knows nothing for sure. Well, if it’s true, according to naturalistic philosphy, that we can’t know anything for sure, and that there are no absolutes, why do we have law courts? Why do we have prisons, and why do we have police? What is a court case for, if it isn’t to establish an absolute truth? Why should anyone be arrested against their will? Why do we even have schools? What’s the point of so-called “science”, if what the scientist is studying is always in question?

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Which politician, or for that matter, which university professor can say he’s right, if there’s nothing to be known for sure? Isn’t it all a huge game, or a huge racket, run for the benefit of the people with the most power and money and influence? Wokeness is just one more unsure philosphy which even the masters of Wokeness cannot prove is right. Society without God or without standards is up for grabs-by anyone with the biggest club, or who can grab the reigns of power and money and influence, to be able to brainwash and indoctrinate the masses. It’s all about who can get the upper hand with their preferred philosophy.

The bottom line is that those who are opposed to absolute truth, and to an absolute God, have no intention of seeking such even if He does exist, and want to make sure you and your kids don’t either.

I’m not at all opposed to the principle of having drums in church, but there are many churches now in which, were Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata played, it would be accompanied by drums. Plenty of people in churches play instruments, but not many of them are musicians.

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Why are there so many more homeless people now? Why has the number grown exponentially in the last couple of years? I thought the Democratic Party was the caring party? I thought they were going to take care of the poor? Ah, but in truth, the big money stays in the hands of the big money people, no matter which party is in power. The giant corporations which Democratic politicians rail against every election season are the same corporations who are in bed with the Democratic Party.

Where I live, and perhaps it’s the same in your neck of the woods, our roads are a racetrack. And in this brave new Democratic world of defunding the police, it seems almost nobody gets stopped, at any speed over the legal speed limit: they’re too busy with other things. Instead, they show up once speed related accidents have already happened, to clean up the mess.

I noticed a long time ago that if you’re genuinely in a hurry to get somewhere, and try to pass another vehicle, almost invariably the other driver senses an affront to his (or her) pride, and immediately speeds up. As long as you can’t get past them-as long as they are in front-they will drive at any old speed. But once you try to get by, down goes the foot and up goes the speed. What does this say about human nature? It has something to do with the search for significance.

Who believes that their government isn’t dishonest? With the enormous inflation we’ve all been affected by have come increased food and fuel prices-in some cases 30 to 50% increases since the last general election. Yet the government does not include food or fuel prices when calculating inflation (1). Politicians want their media to be able to give the best possible numbers at the next election. My wage has increased by 0%. It’s all Putin’s fault, right?

Some naturalistic philosphers of the past have been much closer to getting things right than they wanted to be, or than their modern exponents want them to be. Thales of Miletus, for example, believed that the world is fundamentally made from water: water was the first cause. Biblical Scripture got the whole idea right before Thales thought of it in a greatly diminished form. According to Scripture:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:1-2).

At creation, the earth was totally covered in water. Only afterwards, in verses 6 to 9, do the atmosphere and then land separate from the waters.

Xenophenes mocked anthropomorphic gods. Instead he had an idea that there as a “god” who permeated all things and who could change reality by the power of his mind. Really? Get in line, Xenophenes: my God was doing that long before you began to think about your dirty diaper.

There is no climate crisis. It’s a tool to gain control over our minds nnd our money. Those who say that the world’s population is too high should show us that they are serious and be the first to bow out. I don’t mean that. I mean that they should repent of their anti-human bias and snobbery. I’ve done the math: there’s plenty of space on planet earth, and with increasing ingenuity, plenty more ways to feed us all. “Fill the earth” said our Creator, and I would love to do my part in fulfilling that mandate.


1 https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/coreinflation.asp#:~:text=Key%20Takeaways%201%20Core%20inflation%20is%20the%20change,the%20impact%20of%20rising%20prices%20on%20consumer%20income.


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