Sunday Best

“the records show ordinary people being naively quite atheistic in their “interviews” with the Inquisitors of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Apparently they had been counseled by their lying eyes

Steve Ruis has some excellent insight today on reason and religion. If you don’t already read Steve, see his fantastic analysis on acceptable forms of reasoning HERE.

Baby Turkeys hiding poorly yesterday.


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

10 thoughts on “Sunday Best”

  1. Jim, as I check with Steve every day, as I do here, I know how good a job all you folks do in bringing up some topics.
    As you have no comments here yet, I’ll share my little plaque I mentioned the other day.
    It is titled “Why Worry?”
    There are only two things to worry about. Either you are sick or we. If you are well, there is nothing to worry about. If you are sick, there are only two things to worry about. Either you get well or you die. If you get well, there is nothing to worry about. If you die, there are only two things to worry about. Either you go to heaven or hell. If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about. If you go to hell, you’ll be so damn busy shaking hands with friends you won’t have time to worry.

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    1. Hiding from me! The mothers ran down the hill and make decoy noises and the little ones stay put. They were in the trees and bushes all around my daughter and I. We found a good place to hide after this pic, then the mother’s would call out and the kids would all come running. It’s pretty fun to watch.

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      1. the most fascinating documentary i ever saw was “My life as a turkey”, a man who brings up wild turkeys, lives with them, and learns to communicate with them. It’s a unique and mystical connection, and he ends up learning so much about life from these wild birds. The movie won an Emmy for documentary. I found it at the library.

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        1. They also possess many altruistic traits. We feed them a little during the long winter stretch. If a lone turkey shows up in the yard and I throw out a little food, he or she will immediately call out to alert the others. They’ll all come in then squabble and fight over it, but everyone gets a chance.
          Here is a short clip of a “lost call” right before roosting time. They don’t like spending the night alone. If any turkeys are within earshot they’ll chirp back.
          I’ve actually learned a lot about life living with these creatures. They are very athletic, do vertical take-offs and fly 40 mph.

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          1. that looks so beautiful! yes, they’re brighter than we thought. all animals are, and have complex, sophisticated social behavior that fits the definition of ‘culture’. nothing in the natural world is dumb.😊

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