Friday, July 31, 2009

Top Ten Entrecard droppers for July

It’s that time again. Time to announce the top ten visitors to this blog for the month of July!

Here they are!


Dropper # of drops
Sands of Thyme 28
Welcome To Bob's Blog 25
Theresa's Treasures 24
Shalampax Speaks 23
Comedy Plus 22
my kids are my world 22
Denford Magora's Zimbabwe Blog 22
Legal Cat-asthrope 21
Did I miss something 19
Blanca DeBree Blog 17



Thanks for dropping by guys!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I have to say, I never expected it to be as successful as it is today when I wrote the very first post. I figured it would be just like my original blog at AOL Journals. I’d link you to it, but AOL Journals went belly up last year. Not that I miss it, I didn’t have nearly as many readers there, nor did I post as much as I have here.

I thank all of you, my readers, for reading and commenting on this blog. Whether you agree with what I write or not, I’m glad you take the time to read and listen to what I have to say.

Here’s hoping the next year is as great as the first, if not better.

Good day, all. And thank you again.



Sunday, July 19, 2009

Atheists sue to keep 'In God We Trust' off Capitol Visitor Center


WASHINGTON — A California Republican congressman wants to do a little writing on the walls of Washington's newest federal building. If Rep. Dan Lungren gets his way, Congress will spend nearly $100,000 to engrave the words "In God We Trust " and the Pledge of Allegiance in prominent spots at the Capitol Visitor Center .


I don’t believe in God, but I don’t consider myself  an “atheist.” I try to stay away from labels. People will say, “well, you don’t believe in God, so you must be an Atheist.” Nope.  Then they’ll say “Oh well you’re an agnostic then.” People are so quick to put labels on people and things. I dislike labels because they discourage an open mind. I don’t believe in God, okay? But that’s not to say I don’t believe that there could be a superior being of some sort. I don’t believe it, but I’m open minded about it. In simple words: I don’t dwell on it. Okay? I don’t let my life be dictated by some invisible man in the sky. If there really is a man up there, then we all shall find out some day. Until then, let’s just enjoy life, with or without God.

Now onto the article. I really don’t know why people are so easily offended these days. Seeing “In God We Trust” on our money and wherever else the phrase may happen to be, doesn’t offend me. I respect that others believe in a God. Long as they don’t try to convert me or whatever, I’m fine with it. I believe there should be some sort of acceptance on both sides of the aisle. Both sides could afford to be a little more accepting, I think. In the words of the late, great, George Carlin: “Keep thy religion to thyself.”

I don’t think that displaying In God We Trust affirms God’s existence. No one knows for a fact that God exists. Are the religious people that insecure in their beliefs that they have to see In God We Trust everywhere? And are the Atheists that insecure that seeing In God We Trust might make them reconsider their beliefs? I laugh at non-believers getting upset about God being in the pledge of allegiance. All I have to say to these people is: Get a life.

If people were more secure about their beliefs, this wouldn’t even be an issue. But alas, here it is. The real issue, is this: Spending $100,000 of tax payer money to put these words in public areas is a little ridiculous when this country is in a financial crisis. I’m sure $100,000 could be better spent. Don’t you?