Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our 13th President

I missed writing about Millard Fillmore on Friday the 13th - but here are some trivial facts about him. ~He was born in a log cabin. ~In nine years there were six Presidents - of which Millard Fillmore was the sixth. Before that there were only eight Presidents in a 52 year period. ~His first wife - Abigail - educated him enough so that he could finance attending law school by teaching school. ~He didn't meet Zachary Taylor - his running mate for whom he was the vice presidential candidiate - until after they were elected. ~He and Abigail started the White House library. ~He installed the first bathtub and kitchen stove in the White House. ~As the ex-President he tried to spread culture by reading Shakespeare to the workers in a shoe factory.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

In the wake of the latest tragedy...

it is a relief - once more - to know that guns do not hurt people. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt support goes out to the Colorado victims and their families.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

science vs religion: a simple solution

In trying to figure out why scientists can't tolerate religion - and why Believers have trouble with the scientific theories - I came up with this: Scientists don't accept miracles because they can't be proven. So there is a Creator who has the ability to perform miracles whenever He wants. And for me - the scientific mind - that can take us into the Universe - well that is a miracle in itself. The Creator gives us the wonderful miracle of science.~~~Do ya get it? It is possible to Believe in Science - and at the same time believe in a Creator - but I have to put the Creator above all.~~~~~And maybe that is something that the Scientist can't do - with the Ego Reigning Supreme.~~~For me - well I can have both. I can believe in the Creator who gives us the Scientist and the Miracles that help us to understand the unfolding of the Universe.~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Works for me.~~~~~~What do YOU think - nonreaders and non commenters. Science and Religion can go hand in hand - if you really think about it. And I do. I Believe in both.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012