Need More Hours

Working alone is a lovely challenge

Busy weekend building the roof. Quite pleased but I am getting slow in my age—and things seem heavier.

Working up on planks to lift the rafters

Did I Mention—The New Project

In a race with old man winter to get the roof on.

Decided to add 1200 square feet to the cabin. Been a little too busy lately to blog much, as the addition is in addition to my regular work. Here’s my last three weekends and every evening.

I’ve done everything but the dirt work. They told me trusses would be eight weeks, so I am timber framing the roof with a vaulted pine and cedar interior. Should be pretty. The roof load arrives Tuesday.

10 Things I’ve learned this year

After surrendering your will through indoctrination, repetition, and meditation, the ability and faith to ignore contradiction is now physiological. Hardwired neuropathways are the problem.

Spectral evidence is the foundation of religion.

Physics tell us that matter is comprised of 99.9% empty space. If there is a god and this is his doing, he has used the least amount of resources to create the most amount of misery.

Hall bath done

Those of us that lived the gospel with devotion wound up leaving after gaining knowledge about the details of the faith, while apologists who continue preaching it as truth have yet to live it. Their disgusting behavior is proof they only know the words.

Religious sidetracking and indoctrination stunts the learning potential of some of the greatest minds.

Demanding freedom and autonomy, then in the next breath giving it away by subjugation to a god that monitors their every move and thought is a contradiction in ideals.

The key to understanding the mysteries of god is unbelief.

I believe the full term is, Love thy neighbor as thyself, which says a lot about their self respect considering how they feel about others.

Faith is only hope to live again. Religion plays a psychological card that every animal and element already possess—the desire to carry on. But in the end they have no more surety of that happening than you or me, and they know it.”

Gods are reported by their believers to give humans free will to choose. (Or is that a bait and switch going on?) Half of the worlds religion is administered by force. The other half used to.

The system of religion naturally leads to more torture, division and violence, and the decline of such things has been because of less religiosity, not more.

Christianity naturally has led to the most amount of torture and misery (whether intensional or not) if on purpose shame on him, if by incompetence, some perfect deity? Of course whoever set it up couldn’t see the horrific outcomes, or they could.

Unchecked religion naturally leads to misery, torture, and divisiveness. Not in pockets led by an errant masochist or two, but widespread in every hamlet around the world. It continues to be the end result of uncensored religion.

On Goupthink; people in groups become more extreme in their point of view.” This is why when people leave Christian faith they become decent again.

Religion contains things one would never believe if they didn’t believe it themselves.

Talking out loud to no one is a form of mental illness. Talking under your breath in prayer to no one is also a mental illness.

Master bath with home-made barn door.

Inside of barn door

Busy Days

Building a house next door for my daughter and her family. The shop is almost done, and the house foundation is half set up with the inside panel in, and half the rebar tied. Footings were poured yesterday. Gonna be a beauty.

8 foot basement walls are too much to do alone. We hired this part.

30 foot x 40 foot garage. Sunset tonight from the property.

If Jesus Was Truly a Carpenter

Many if you may know I am also a carpenter. My dad was a carpenter too, and since those days have built six of my own homes. I am pretty proud of having designed all of them, and also did most of the work. The house we are in now was done by myself. Plans, foundation, framing, wiring, plumbing, everything. Here is the first house I designed and built in 1996 when I was 33. Still a favorite.

When Jesus was 33 he was just finishing a teaching gig. He gave up carpentry work to preach full time. Preaching full time makes most people a little batty, and historically is a dangerous profession because your always in other people’s business or trying to prove them wrong in their own house.

Jesus was supposedly a carpenter, and as a god he must have been a doozy. Can you imagine the potential craftsmanship of a god? You could cut any angle just by guessing it. Gold inlays…done! If you had any gap or twisted lumber, just use the spiritual force, or whatever it’s called, to fix it.

In reading the Bible, I’m trying to imagine what a house of his work would look like, based the scriptures he “revealed” to men. This house would be forever incomplete and in a case of constant remodel. Plans would be out of focus and not meeting code using unknown measurements in a foreign language. Each generation of visitors has seen fit to change the layabout at their whims, so much so that the beginnings and the ends are an unrecognizable, incoherent, with vapid, circular architecture of embarrassingly out of square walls that don’t line up and even contradict each other. All opposed by a set of stairways that lead nowhere. I’ve been on jobs where the owner keeps making changes. It comes from bad planning and impractical ideas. There is a reason everyone keeps changing religion. It was a bad idea to begin with.