A BREACH OF THE WAR
Peace in a region ruled by Abraham religions is a breach of the war.
55.SML-55th Southern Late Lent
ROYAL HEIR LINES
Royal Heir Lines are sexist by tradition: they have boys put on airs.
37.EQU-55th Southern Mid-Lent
AN UNGUIDED MISSILE
Wittgenstein's overall impact on philosophy is that of an
unguided missile: very impressive in part, little on the whole.
55.SMY-55th Southern Early Lent
A FREE COUNTRY
You can only find out if a country is a free country by not
behaving like a well-programmed mediocrity.
27.NMY-55th Southern Equinoctial
SUPERNATURALISM A MENTAL DISORDER
Supernaturalism is a mental disorder that contravenes the
laws of nature and does not even occur in nature, but Vatican
Catholics and other supernaturalists of that ilk should be
treated with care and compassion.
55th Southern Mid-Yule
Religion has the good quality of seldom fooling any one person
all of the time; and the saving grace of never fooling all
of the people all of the time.
46.NML-55th Southern Early Yule
THE RIGHT STRESS
I hope the right stress may give you a buffet in the stomach
rather than a buffet.
55.NML-55th Equatorial Month
QUALITY AND ALTERNATIVE
There's nothing clever in creating quality without an alternative;
and there's nothing clever in creating an alternative without
quality. The real art is to create an alternative with quality,
and thus to offer both.
54.NEY-55th Northern Late Lent
CAELEBS, CAELIBIS, CAELIBATUS
"To live is to be alone", alliterated the celibate etymologist
tongue in cheek.
37.SMY-55th Northern Mid-Lent
A person speaking a genderized language thinks sex night and day.
'E, sorry, he or she sees and feels it everywhere.
42.SEM-55th Northern Equinoctial
A QUEEN'S ADVICE
If coming too soon is your problem, just follow Queen Victoria's
advice: "Close your eyes and think of England".
45.NLY-55th Northern Late Yule
Theism, the belief in one or more gods, is hand in supernatural
glove with demonism, the belief in a devil or in other demons.
46.NMY-55th Northern Mid-Yule
THE INVISIBLE TEN DIGITS IN THE YEAR 13132
The first day of their year is arbitrary, the starting point
of their era is arbitrary, and so is the base of their counting:
2000 denary is an arbitrary 13132 senary.
45.NML-55th Northern Early Yule
Adulthood is the capacity to free yourself of the myths
and prejudices of your upbringing or to be grateful for
the lack of them.
27.NMY-54th Southern Late Lent
Loneliness has always been the fate of the truly original mind,
and it will, even more so, be the fate of the relevantly
45.EQU-54th Southern Mid-Lent
FOOTNOTES TO POETRY
Without footnotes some poems, for example, by Ezra Pound and
T.S. Eliot, are unreadable; with footnotes they are indigestible
(if not illegible).
45.NLY-54th Southern Early Lent
In languages such as English, but more so Dutch and German,
and even more so French --the four languages i speak-- people
are continuously pigeonholed by their genitals.
47.NEY-54th Southern Equinoctial
'THOU SHALT NOT KILL'
The Biblical injunction is not 'Thou shalt not kill', as
many people have believed, but 'Thou shalt not kill', for
on Biblical grounds it is not at all wrong in itself to kill or
to murder; what is wrong is to do something that the Supreme
Authority has expressly arrogated to Himself.
The Bible is full of cases in which that Authority slaughters
people or peoples that feel or think differently from Himself,
or in which such slaughter is promised to them.
54.EQU-54th Southern Mid-Yule
NOT A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HEAVEN
According to the Bible the temperature in 'hell' is 445 centigrades,
and the temperature in 'heaven' 525, give or take a few hundred
degrees. There is not a snowball's chance in heaven that such a
book will succeed in substituting rubbish for reason forever.
54th Southern Early Yule
YOUR OWN AGENDA
It is convenient to have your own diary;
it is even more convenient to have your own agenda.
53.SLL-54th Equatorial Month
ALL THE RAGE
All the rage is at best nothing and at worst
the precipice of lemmings.
54th Northern Late Lent
STONES IN ENGLAND
It is still a mystery to me that all stones in England weigh
14 pounds. I would have expected 12 pounds plus 8 ounces.
41.NLL-54th Northern Mid-Lent
ROBBING PETER TO PAY MARY
In an abortive attempt to defend themselves against accusations
of sexism Christianists may claim that 'God their Father' does
not only have masculine but also feminine qualities, 'such as
love or tenderness'. Thus they rob Peter to pay Mary.
54.NLY-54th Northern Equinoctial
THE COLLAPSE OF RELIGIOUS TOTALITARIANISM
Just like the Marxist-Leninist totalitarian state in its heyday,
the Christian, Islamic or other religionist state is, all
supernaturalist claims to the contrary notwithstanding, man-made;
and being made by human beings it can be undone by human beings.
A few principled dissidents or isolated groups may initiate the
collapse of religious totalitarianism and exclusivism, even in the
face of seemingly unsurmountable difficulties and sufferings,
as evidenced by the rise and fall of Marxism-Leninism.
46.SMY-54th Northern Late Yule
A BETTER PERSON THAN I
Anyone in the world may be a better person than I am, but if so,
then because 'e acts and feels and speaks and thinks more closely
in accordance with the TRINP values, while not at the same time
espousing or promoting a belief that directly or indirectly causes
them to be disregarded.
53.SEL-54th Northern Mid-Yule
Humanists are people who look forward to the next century ...
of the Christianists.
53.SLL-54th Northern Early Yule
Nothing arbitrary will last forever --
no Gregorian calendar, no standard spelling unrelated to grammar or
pronunciation, no state borders thru natural or national lands.
53.SML-53rd Southern Late Lent
RIGHTS AND BANKNOTES
Rights are like banknotes: the more of them you print on paper,
the bigger the inflation.
38.SML-53rd Southern Mid-Lent
The faith of Saint Peter is now petering out.
42.SML-53rd Southern Early Lent
I used to think i was bisexual, but now i'm sure i only fancy
46.NLL-53rd Southern Equinoctial
HUMANS AND CHICKENS
The most noticeable thing that distinguished Plato and Plato's
followers from chickens was that they had flattened nails.
47.NMY-53rd Southern Mid-Yule
NOT TOO PUNCTILIOUS
I don't over-punctiliously adhere to the letter of the Bible:
sometimes i drink with publicans and eat with Christians.
44.NMY-53rd Southern Early Yule
A VIRTUOUS MAN
A virtuous man is possessed of a penis, not by one.
47.EQU-53rd Equatorial Month
A MAKE-BELIEVE COUNTRY
Quite a few Canadians want to force the whole of Canada to
believe in the so-called "supreme power" of a god named "God".
Canada as a maple-leave country does not suffice for them: it
must also remain or become a make-believe country.
36.SML-53rd Northern Late Lent
MAY THE SHEEP ...
May the sheep that leaps over the ditch not follow the flock but
the right reason.
53rd Northern Mid-Lent
There are two kinds of people who love history: first, those who
want to maintain history; and second, those who want to make
53rd Northern Equinoctial
THE VALUE OF TRUTH IN SUPERNATURALISM
Writers are able to make untrue statements on paper now, and
writers were able to make untrue statements on paper one, two or
three thousand years ago. For supernaturalists who believe in
something because it is written in a one-, two- or three-thousand-year-old book,
truth has no more value than a piece of
paper; no more value than a piece of Bible paper, no more value
than a piece of Koran paper.
48.SEM-53rd Northern Late Yule
F Y WNT T RD THS, Y'LL HV T NSRT VWLS.
48.NLL-53rd Northern Mid-Yule
Notes between the 52nd Southern Mid-Yule and the 53rd Northern
Mid-Yule will not be found in this file.