Friday, July 8th, 2011
This post I read tonight sums up how I feel about religion perfectly.
The question: “Does anyone else think that the truth of this universe is more beautiful than religion?”
The answer: “Well I will put it this way: imagine if you found out the Christians were right. Just imagine you died and it all turned out to be true, even the parts that contradict the other parts of it. There is a big space-monkey with a beard who made it all, who made stars so we could look at them, who put dinosaur bones in the ground to test our faith, and so on.
I would be so disappointed, so utterly revolted. The universe turns out to be an idiotic morality play written in fist-grasped crayon, ignorant slavishness turns out to be the only worthy virtue, the slack-jawed jeebus-lickers turn out to be right…at that point, hell would make no difference to me because I would be in hell even if I were not in hell.
The Christian version of reality is just so utterly fucking stupid it would horrify me beyond sanity. So yeah, the truth is infinitely more beautiful.”
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Ahh there we go, back on the bandwagon.
Close grip cable pulldown: 160 x 6 x 4
Yikes, 160 is pushing it, and the 6th rep on the last two sets required a bit of cheating. That’s OK though, just a few weeks ago 135 was killing me.
The rest of my back workout was higher rep, deeper contractions. I had a dream where I was doing face pulls and could really see and feel the scapula muscles getting a better workout that way. So I lightened the load, contracted like a maniac and goddamn that felt good.
Face pulls: lightweight x 20 reps, 2 sets
Seated cable rows, shoulder wide grip: 115 x 15 x 3
Wide grip lat pulldown: 100 x 15 x 3
Close grip pulldowns: 100 x 12 x 2
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
God was created by superstitious, primitive, desert-dwelling savages with no conception of civilization or reality as we understand it. Yet we still allow them to impose from the grave their laughably narrow and ignorant world view on the whole of civilization. We must be insane.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires – desires of which he himself is often unconscious.
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.
If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he wil accept it even on the slightest evidence.
The origin of myths is explained this way.
– Bertrand Russell