Monday

I WANT LOVE TO HOLD ME


My latest song "I Want Love To Hold Me" from the 2014 album "Perfect Title". Listen or download as free mp3 at http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12756137

LYRICS

CH:

I want love to hold me
Keep me warm
In the night
I want love to hold me
Keep me warm
I want love

VS:

The wind creeps and chills me
Leaves me standing stone
Frozen in the darkness
Blinds me all alone

The heart has many reasons
Sometimes never said
Say it now with meaning
Before the time is dead

Descending fear upon me
Coldness all around
All the values cherished
Twisted upside down

CHORDAL SEQUENCE

CH: //: G Em C D7 :// G

VS: C G Am G C G Em D7

MIDDLE:

C Csus4 D Dsus4 G Gsus4 G
Gsus4 G Dsus4 D Csus4 C G

OUTRO:
C Csus4 D Dsus4 G Gsus4 G

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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE GONE (JOHN)


My latest song "I Can't Believe You're Gone (John)" from the 2013 album "Perfect Title". For my friend Lindsay John Allen. Time marching on in an incessant kick drum and bass riff. Reverb drenched vocals. Listen or download as free mp3 at http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12739170

LYRICS

CH:

I can’t believe you’re gone
I can’t believe you’re gone
Gone

VS:

So many memories
A lifetime of dreams

Friends until the end
Best friends until the end

CHORDAL PROGRESSION

//: Am / D :// G

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Friday

IQ TESTS FOR POLITICIANS

The time has come for IQ tests in order to be a politician. Those with less than 120 should be instantly dismissed. One should also have academic qualifications that address agreed standards in areas such as politics, philosophy and the arts or sciences as well as a well rounded tertiary education. Bean counters need not apply. All jobs, except those for politicians, have skill and knowledge requirements and levels for employment. The only current qualifications to be a politician in Australia are:
- be over 18 years old
- not be a criminal
- have money for associated fees
- fool enough sheeple so that they will vote for you (Of course, 50% of the voters have a less than average IQ which explains a lot. The regulations also mean that 50% of politicians have a less than average IQ which also explains a lot. )

Thus any idiot can become a politician in Australia ... and usually does. I could point to some ignorant members of Federal, State and Local government.

The following article also works for all levels of Australian politics.

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From http://nypost.com/2013/04/08/we-need-an-iq-test-for-politicians/

... I’m starting to think that what we really need are IQ tests for political officeholders. The only problem is, that might leave us with a lot of vacancies in Congress and America’s statehouses.

... ignorance and incompetence are on regular display among our political class. Its members are good at what they do — but what they do, really, is raise money and win elections. There’s no particular correlation between those skills and any other kind of competence. In fact, given their record of passing increasingly dumb laws, if there’s any correlation at all, it’s a negative one. ...

Politicians getting smarter on their own is probably too much to hope for. But maybe if voters wise up, a smarter crop of politicians will follow.

Sunday

WALKING SHADOWS AND STONES



My latest song "Walking Shadows And Stones" from the 2013 album "Perfect Title". Listen or download as free mp3 at http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12697040

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Features a riff and a guitar duel in the outro.

LYRICS

Darkness turns into dawn
Creatures creep on the lawn

VS: Walking shadows and stones

Callous heart in this place
Empty shells in your face

Mindless dead in the street
Turning heads into meat

Stagnant pools in their eyes
Drowning buckets of flies

Daily strangle of thought
Inane following taught

Vacant stare from the brain
Colour all with a stain

Pointless words from the tongue
Turning gold into dung

Hollow meaning of life
Senseless start of the strife

Chordal sequence

//: Am riff / F / G / Am / F / G / Am ://

Middle
1. Am Aaug Bdim7 Am
2. Am Aaug Bdim7 Am Bdim7 Am7

ATHEIST LOGIC - Dusty Smith ( Cult leader of The Cult Of Dusty)


"The bible is nothing more than an ancient monkey text written by primitive screwheads who didn't know hat the fuck the were talking about." - Dusty Smith, Facebook 27/01/2014

A very logical comment by Dusty that is empirically verified ... or maybe not.

What academic qualification does Dusty have in logic or biblical scholarship? Oh, that's right - none. Dusty boasts that his logic and knowledge all comes from Google and YouTube which are hardly definitively true. As a philosopher trained in logic at a university I could tell Dusty about the logical fallacies that atheism is built upon.

First, the rationale for non-belief is that there this is no empirical evidence for God therefore God does not exist. Therefore atheists demand empirical evidence from all believers in God for the existence of a non-empirical God. That is a category mistake. One can never provide empirical evidence for a non-empirical God. The non-empirical is not empirical.

Secondly, it is also a Straw Man fallacy as no contemporary theologian posits an empirical God yet atheists wrongly assume that all theists somehow believe in an empirical God. It is a really good idea to understand the type of God that you are arguing against and not to misrepresent it.

Science cannot measure non-empirical items such as consciousness or beauty or God. There are no empirical units of measurement that one can use on the non-empirical.

Dusty Smith's catch phrase is "Logic."

I have presented logic above by one who has studied at a university and knows logic.

Logic is part of the domain of philosophy. It should be noted that logic does not automatically lead to atheism.

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phi·los·o·phy (fĭ-lŏs′ə-fē)
n. pl. phi·los·o·phies
...
2. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
...
6. The discipline comprising logic, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and epistemology.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Saturday

ATHEIST LOGIC - Marcus Mergett case study


It is utterly amazing how many atheists boast of using logic yet have no formal training in logic and have arguments that are quite illogical.

Marcus Mergett (using a clown face for his Facebook profile) is a case in point. Quoting his own words from Facebook on 24/1/2014:

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Anyone who claims to be a scholar of the bible is the scholar of a fictional fairy tale book full of murder, rape, genocide, misogyny etc.... no history classes use it as material..... atheism is the ability to think logically and look at evidence with a skeptical eye.   

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He then posted the first paragraphs of an article by Dr Joel Hoffman in the Huffington Post without attribution thus leaving readers to think that he had written the text himself. Marcus Mergett stated that no church ever mentioned such things. He is absolutely incorrect. Many liberal churches do say exactly the same as Joel Hoffman. See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-joel-hoffman/the-bible-isnt-history_b_2803409.html This is worth quoting at length ....

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One way to understand the difference between history and fiction in the Bible is through the Old Testament's natural division into three parts:

Sometimes 'believing the Bible' means believing that a story in it didn't happen.

The world and its nature (Adam to Terah).

The Israelites and their purpose (Abraham to Moses).

The Kingdom of Israel and life in Jerusalem (roughly from King David onward).

Even a cursory look reveals a clear and significant pattern. In the first section, characters live many hundreds of years, and in the second, well into their second century. Only in the third section do biblical figures tend to live biologically reasonable lives.

For example, Adam, in the first section, lives to the symbolic age of 930, and Noah lives even twenty years longer than that. Abraham, from the second section, lives to be 175, his son Issac to 180, and Jacob "dies young" at the age of 147. But the lifespans from King David onward, in the third section, are in line with generally accepted human biology. ...

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Marcus Mergett quoted the above paragraphs to prove that the bible was a complete work of fiction and unrelated to history. Marcus failed to either read or comprehend the next part of the article which contradicts everything that Marcus previously stated. I quote again (captials for emphasis):

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... Furthermore, HISTORIANS mostly agree that only the third section represents actual HISTORY. ... HISTORY and fiction mingle throughout the Old Testament ... Jeremiah's HISTORICAL description of the siege on Jerusalem is not the same as Ezekiel's non-historical vision of the dry bones, just as there are HISTORICAL elements (like the invention of fire-hardened bricks) even in the non-historical account of the Tower of Babel. ... The New Testament similarly offers more than just stories, and, as with the Old Testament, only some of the stories in the New Testament were meant as HISTORY. Others were intended to convey things like theology and morality. ...

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Marcus Mergett fails in logic on all the points he mentioned:

1. "The bible is a fictional fairy tale."

Incorrect. The bible is a collection of books by different authors and at different times that has been edited. It contains some history.

2. "No history classes use the bible as material."

Incorrect. Many universities use the bible as source material for the history of ancient Israel.

3. "Atheism is the ability to think logically and look at evidence with a skeptical eye."

Incorrect.  One does not automatically become logical by being an atheist. Nor does logic automatically lead to atheism. "The ability to think logically and look at evidence with a skeptical eye" is the domain of philosophy and not atheism.

Monday

CRAZY


My latest song "Crazy" from the 2013 album "Perfect Title". Listen or download as free mp3 at http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=12644125

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Chordal Sequence:

vs

//: D D sus4://
//:A Asus 4://
//:D Dsus 4://

ch

C / G / D
C / G / D
C /D / G
C / D

middle

D9 / D / D sus 4 / D

VS:

Crazy people, crazy times
Crazy world, crazy crimes
Crazy me, crazy you
Crazy living, crazy fools

CH

Mummy, I’m losing my mind
Daddy ain’t got enough time
He’s going crazy in this crazy world
He’s going crazy, crazy

Crazy school, crazy taught
Crazy scene, crazy thought
Crazy plot, crazy game
Crazy stars, crazy fame

Crazy acts, crazy talk
Crazy running, crazy walk
Crazy living, crazy dying
Crazy laughter, crazy crying

Crazy work, crazy fun
Crazy living, crazy money
Money, money money, money
Money, money, money