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Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Nine

Of all of those Big Questions central to philosophical concepts that surround life, the universe and everything, the realms of theology and religions and the nature of deities continue to fascinate. Opinions proliferate in books, articles, videos, conversations in bars and pubs, and in fact anywhere and everywhere two or more humans are in proximity. There's the pro side; there's the anti-side. There aren't too many fence-sitters. I'm still in the anti-camp as the following bits and pieces illustrate.

Regarding Religion

*There have been and are thousands of mutually exclusive religions throughout the world. As implied, not all of these religions can be correct. There have been and are therefore thousands of mutually exclusive deities worshipped throughout the world. As implied, not all of these deities can be correct. Therefore, many of these religions / deities must have been inventions of and by the human mind. Therefore these / those deities that f…

Short Introduction to Salvador Dali's Painting "The Persistence of Memory"

Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory is one of his most cherished works from a prolific lifetime. It was painted in 1931 long after he attended art school in Madrid and Barcelona. His early work throughout his education reflects an unusual aptitude for a wide variety of styles.

In the 1930's Dali's unparalleled ability as an artist was combined with his discovery of Sigmund Freud's teachings about subconscious imagery, and his recognizable mature style was introduced to the world. Before painting The Persistence of Memory Dali had also become acquainted with the Paris Surrealists. He felt enabled to create groundbreaking art that would establish the reality within the subconscious.

The iconic imagery of the melting pocket watch has made The Persistence of Memory one of Dali's most recognizable paintings. The painting is a splendid example of the contrast between sharp hard lines and melting softness. The watches themselves symbolize the conce…

How's That Leader DOING ?

The late, former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, was perhaps, the one who made popular, asking his constituents, How am I doing? However, whether this was merely a style, technique, etc, or a desire to acquire meaningful, valuable, important feedback, in this specific case, might have been somewhat questionable! However, be that as it may, a quality, effective leader, needs to receive, with an open - mind, some objective critiques, suggestions, and feedback. Since most people possess either an overly rosy, or excessively negative self - image, it is often challenging, for them to be truly, objectively introspective! For this and many other reasons, it is always a valuable exercise, to review, and see how a leader, is DOING. 

1. Dreams; deliver:

Does the individual possess dreams and a vital, vibrant vision, which align, with the mission and objectives of the group he serves? What motivates someone, to become a leader? Is it based on a dream, which translates to rel…

The Battle Of BCD: Winning Versus Losing Leadership

Although I have been involved in all aspects and areas of leadership, for four decades, from identifying and qualifying, to training and developing, consulting, and serving as a leader, and truly believe organizations must take seriously developing the right individuals to serve as leaders, in the final analysis, how someone performs in these positions, to a very large degree, depends on the individual, and the choices he makes! Robert Frost famously wrote of the paths one takes when he comes to a fork in the road, and quality, effective, meaningful leaders, almost always look at, and do things, differently, than the wannabes! I refer to this difference in mindset, choices, vision, and action, as the BCD, and it often is the determining concept, between winning versus losing leadership.

1. Blame versus benefits:

Those pseudo - leaders, who try to convince others to choose them, although they often have little vision, or solutions, generally resort to the infamous, b…

Short Introduction to Scientist Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was a preeminent contributor to the fields of mathematics and physics. He was born in 1642 in Lincolnshire, England, and was described as a natural philosopher during his lifetime. His work guided the scientific revolution during the 17th century. Until today Newton is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

As a child Newton attended The King's School in Grantham where he began to develop a foundational knowledge of mathematics. After being widowed for the second time Newton's mother tried to motivate him to become a farmer. He hated leaving school and was re-admitted after the headmaster convinced his mother to let him return. He subsequently rose to be the highest-ranked pupil.

Newton began studying at Cambridge's Trinity College in 1661. It was there that he recorded his first theories about mechanics. His work was informed by his study of philosophy and astro…

The Great Food Rescue

Is food waste high on your agenda? Did you see the BBC Program about the charity that has sprung up with the assistance of volunteers and how they are trying to turn their venture into a national phenomenon. There are already small groups working throughout the country recycling the waste, perfectly edible food that would otherwise go into landfill.

Beginning in Oxford, six years ago this great group of people are now spreading their venture to London and eventually throughout the country. The volunteers collect unwanted food items from small and large supermarkets, specialist shops and wholesalers. Much of the produce never even gets into the shops, although I see Tesco and possibly others do have a wonky veg area. The national waste is humongous, a supply of perfectly good edible food in currently wasted.

The team is headed by Robin Aikin and David Cains and supported by over a hundred volunteer in their initial area. They have contacted local charities who feed t…

How You Can Improve Customer Experience Online

Personalization may be the most advanced technology the internet grants markers in various companies. Companies can offer their clients the things they exactly require or offer tips about what they wish to have.

Should you use the internet now, you will notice that shopping has been created more desirable. When you buy a product or search for a certain item more often than once, search engines like Google record your web activities. This information is later utilized in target marketing where you'll be given suggestion on stuff that you that suit your way of life.

Questions you should ask Yourself

You need to start by identifying your audience. This should help you concentrate on a far more manageable group. To enhance your customer's experience on the internet "what would be the steps to follow in purchasing services and products online". This can be a vital facet of your internet marketing strategies meaning that it'll assist you to understand…

Tips In Making Building Creative Concepts

A lot of business owners wish to have a wonderful office. Of course, having such office can help them experience a better and comfortable work area. Not to mention, good offices can attract potential clients. However, in order to attain this, it is important for business owners to have good building creative concepts. But, there are numerous factors you need to consider to get the best results. Below are some of the things you need to consider.

Identify potential needs and problems

First and foremost, when making building creative concepts, it is imperative for individuals to identify potential need and problems. Knowing needs allow individuals to determine what things must be included in the designs. Not to mention, individuals can also create a better perspective on how buildings must be constructed. Apart from that, identifying problems before starting the project can help you reduce your expenses. Plus, reducing problems can also increase safety in your work area…

Quality STILL Wins Over Quantity

When it comes to Customers, focus on Quality, not Quantity... it still works... better than ever!

When I first started my "deep dive" into "Customers" and how to optimize their experience (almost 20 years ago) we didn't have Social Media. The ability to "spray your audience" with useless tweets, images, or emoticons, and commenting didn't exist. If you didn't do a really high quality job with a high quality customer you didn't get any high quality referrals or recommendations. You weren't talked about and the customer simply left.

Today, we live in the Internet/Digital Revolution where in a matter of seconds you can reach thousands upon thousands of people with a simple short tweet, image, hashtag, or comment. And if you want to take a little longer, you can blast out an e-mail to the same list of thousands. But just like the old saying goes, "Just because you CAN do it doesn't mean you SHOULD do it." Thi…

The Six-Year-Old Politicians

What is happening with politics in the States and on a global scale?

Imagine you are a six year old in a schoolyard. Fenced in, contained, under the rule of bullies and the authorities. Mull over the idea that the old patriarchal paradigm was put in place and is run by six-year-olds. The reality is the authorities have grown-up bodies, but their brains are still functioning as a six-year-old. Let me explain.

Your Brain and the Old Paradigm

Neural programs are put in place by the time you are six-years-old and determine 95% of your actions. According to molecular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton, you have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is one million times more powerful in processing information than the conscious mind. In addition, the subconscious mind controls your behavior about 95% of the time.

Your subconscious generates 40 million nerve impulses per second and operates during 95% of the day, while your conscious mind fires 40 nerve imp…

Presidential Election: Did 'Fake News' Cause Hillary To Lose The Election?

Even though the presidential election has come to an end, it doesn't mean that everyone is willing to accept the result. There are going to be plenty of people who are still in shock, even though a number of weeks have now passed.

One Option

In this case, someone could look into what they can do to change what has happened. They may take the time to donate a certain amount of money so that a recount can take place.

This can then be seen as a way for the decision to be reversed and to finally get the right candidate into the white house. As to whether this will work, one will have to wait and see what happens.

Another Experience

And even if someone has been able to accept the outcome, they could still find it hard to get their head around what has taken place. This could be something that they didn't expect to happen.

What this shows is that these people would have been fairly certain that Hillary would win the election, and this probably going to be due to wha…

4 Tips To Earn More Ultimate Team Coins In FUT 17

If you are a football fan, then you definitely know about the FIFA ultimate team and FIFA coins. The FIFA coins also known as FUT coins make the currency in FIFA Ultimate Team and they make it possible for you to purchase consumables and players; you can also buy packs using the coins. The console you have selected to play on is what determines how you get to build up the coins. Creating your ultimate team must be your greatest aim when playing the game and the truth is that this can prove challenging if you do not have the FUT coins or enough coins for that matter.

You can decide to buy FUT packs using real money and selling of cards in the transfer market to earn the coins. The other simple way of making the coins is by buying players when they are cheap, especially when everyone seems to be low on coins only for you to sell them later at a profit. For the second approach to work perfectly for you, remember to choose highly ranked players with impressive ratings r…

Importance Of Career Planning

Planning in life is always very important and pay as it is based on advance level of pros and cons with deep evaluation. Similarly Career Planning is of prime importance in growing career of the individual. Career planning involves lots of factors and aims behind their working and decision. It may include the following:

• Personal interests
• Financial stability
• Market requirement
• Family involvement
• Switching between careers

It provides us following advantages in our life and allows us to move ahead and accelerate our approach towards speedy approach on the path of success:

• Avoids financial loss
• Well placed jobs
• Personal interests
• Better utilization of abilities
• High success rate
• Futuristic approach
• Less time consumption
• Application of education
• Mental relaxation
• Less resources
• Realistic planning
• Futuristic approach

Career planning enables us to meet challenges in a proper and amicable manner. It acquires the forthcoming approach, possible probl…

The Age Of My Years

As the age of my years settles in the comfort that I have known is often diminished by the unsettledness of life. Through-out the years where I have known great joy and passion have tempered the sorrow and anguish that has always past my way. Remembrance of all those yesterdays where there was victorious athletic achievements or noble accomplishments they were always overshadowed by mistakes made along the way.
Even though I now bask in the twilight of my years after thoughts of what could have been flow through conscious thoughts. Many a time I question what could have been if I did things just a little bit differently. They say hindsight is just an old mans dream. But, for me I still live with this reality.

When I was young the carefree days of youth flowed like a gentle stream making it's way to the ocean of life. As I reached manhood I set sail into uncharted waters always looking ahead. Soon rough seas and howling winds brought storms that often set me adri…

It's Our Daily Habits, Not Our Outer Circumstances

Our daily habits are those little things that we do every day without much thought. Our outer circumstances are those things that surround us every day that we are thinking too much about. Sadly, most of us can't stop thinking about how life is holding us back from our true greatness. Furthermore, many of us tend to neglect the power of our daily habits.

Many people who have made it big have had outer circumstances just as bad as, or even worse than ours. The difference between them and most of us is that they have learned not to dwell on the things that are outside of their control. These winners don't let the constant barrage of negative thoughts about their unfortunate situations clog and clutter their minds. They refuse to be paralyzed by their outer circumstances, and refuse to be held down in the stifling role of a Monday morning arm-chair quarterback.

You see, the real key to our success is not how good or how bad our living situation is. Rather, the …

What you need to know about Auto Insurance

Accidents are one of the most common scenarios on the streets with over 10 million accidents happening each year. It is, therefore, mandatory for everyone to have an insurance policy which is guaranteed to keep you and your vehicle safe on the road. When going into insurance, it is advisable that you consider a policy which would suit you best by compensating you when you get involved in an accident and that is why it is not a good approach to get insurance online without professional advice because you might not be fully covered by the insurance. It is also good to consider your budget while picking out an insurance policy.

Insurance agents can help you pick insurance policies which would be in your best interest, which would not cost much and also help you get discounts. Insurance agents can, therefore, assist you in the following ways:

1) Help you pick a quality auto insurance policy which would be in accordance with the laws of your state.

2) They team up with multipl…

The Top Five Sales Myths

The Top Five Sales Myths Debunked

Sales Myth #1: Sales is NOT a numbers game.

The more people you talk to, the more business you will do, even a blind squirrel finds a nut if it keeps looking. Granted, you want quality behind the numbers and, depending upon your business, it may be helpful to do some research on the person you're calling before you call. That said, in order to be successful in sales you need lots of good solid relationships and the only way to get those relationships is to go out and talk to lots of people. The bottom line is: if you talk to enough people during the day, you will eventually run into someone who says, "I need what you have" or "I know someone who needs what you have." Know the number of people you need to talk to during the day in order to be successful and then go out and talk to that many people and more.

Sales Myth #2: Cold calling doesn't work.

In over 29+ years I've built four different businesses primaril…