I noticed the other day that I was coming up on a blogging milestone. My 666th post.
Why do I care? Because the number seems to instill fear of the devil, the number of the beast, and that bad luck may come your way if that number arises.
It’s all a crock of shit… But numbers can start such interesting conversations about beliefs, superstitions, and historical events. 🙂
I have never met a person, a rational person, that thinks that this number is going to cause anything bad to happen. Just like Friday the 13th. They are just numbers…
I’m the type of person that then gravitates to liking these numbers more than most because of the irrational nature of thinking they have special significance. My driver’s license has the number 666 in the middle of it. It almost always causes the person I give it to to make some comment.
I have always been fascinated with numbers. When I was a bike courier in Vancouver there were a few older skyscrapers that didn’t have a thirteenth floor. Though I think this is stupid, I love that people went to such great lengths to exclude it from the plans for the building.
If someone has ever asked me what my favourite number is, I’ve always said 13. My uncle wore number 13 during his stint with the Canadian National Soccer team that went to the 1986 World Cup. It was a proud moment for our family, so I picked that as my favourite number. From there, I have slowly learned that people fear it on Fridays. Stupid, but fascinating all at the same time…
Do you have a favourite number? Is there some ‘luck’ in having it as your favourite? Superstitious? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear about it, because I love numbers!
I have been going through a MAJOR change in my life. Though this blog is not for me to air my dirty laundry on what’s going on in my life, I just wanted to let everyone that knows me know that I am doing OK. Life sometimes throws you some curve balls…
Here are some recent pictures that I enjoyed. Hope you do too…
(the last one is not very PC, but some of it is funny…)
Here is a well laid out video by godisimaginary.com showing how sick and twisted the bible is, and why it has NO PLACE in modern society. A warning, there is one picture that is a bit disturbing( I found it unpleasant, but I’m sensitive… ), but the message is clear, the bible is fucked up. Period.
Well, it looks like a theme has started in the last few days. It’s another pick on the Creationists video, passed on from my friend Kiyoshi. He seems to be my data mining assistant…He spends hours using Stumbleupon, eyes strained, going blind, and unable to tear himself away from that damn button…Thank you…
Here is a nice vid laying out how to be a good creationist. From what I’ve read, and seen, it looks like the US is the global leader in demonstrating these traits! Keep up the good work. Not.
A picture to sum it all up…
I don’t know why I tend to put George Bush and religion together, however today it became clear to me. They are both renowned for blatant contradictions and I don’t trust anyone that believes them to be absolutely true. First off are 101 contradictions in the bible…Shouldn’t be too hard to find them!
[From 101 Contradictions in the Bible – Think Atheist]
Secondly, here is a video put forth by David Letterman on the contradictions of what George Bush promised when elected, and what actually took place.
Lastly, I am surrounded by people that believe in products that detoxify. It frustrates me to no end. You may know people yourself that go on the lemon water honey “cleanse”, or take detoxifying vitamins. Of course there is no science that backs these claims, and the contradiction here is that some of these health products may be bad for you. What a shock.
The researchers warned that, at worst, some detox diets could have dangerous consequences and, at best, they were a waste of money.BBC NEWS | Health | Scientists dismiss ‘detox myth’]
While shopping one day in town, I went into one of those new age stores with lots of crystals, incense, and goddess stock. I overheard the teller saying to one customer that the rock she was about to buy was excellent, because it was calming, helped with depression, and you could even programthe stone with your wishes! WOW!
I laughed quite loudly, and left. 🙂