Lawsuit in FL Regarding Retaliation For Atheism (via Attorney Jeffrey Brown)

Reporting the story, not endorsing the law firm.

My interest in the story is as an example of gross workplace bullying and management retaliation for the employee standing up for themselves – but also because it demonstrates a serious problem with religion and people who think that that they, and they alone, are right.

An atheist has filed a lawsuit in Tampa recently alleging that the Polk County sheriff, who is an evangelical Christian, harassed and unnecessarily arrested her as retaliation for being an atheist and for trying to keep prayer out of public meetings. Ellen Beth Wachs has asked the court to prevent the sheriff, Grady Judd, from conducting any new investigations, arrests or complaints which resulted from her atheist views. Thus far, the Sheriff’s a … Read More

via Attorney Jeffrey Brown

Existentially Yours

Nothing

Something

Everything

Anything

Yes, no, both, neither

Yes, maybe, no

Positive, negative

Creation, existence, destruction, nothing

Love, sex, orgasm, true love, big bang, creation

Metaphor, everything and nothing

Rise and fall, back and forth, compromise, limbo

Everything is it’s polar opposite,

truth is everything to it’s absolute

lies are nothing to it’s absolute

truth and lies are absolute

absolute is relative to something

something is nothing

Creation, existence, destruction, nothing

God

Understand everything

Perpetual self awareness

Positive, negative, yes, no

Self aware

compromise, yes, no

Choices, absent, present,

personality

identity

we are everything and nothing (identity)

we are relative – magnitudes of the same extremes (personality)

everyone is another version of ourselves

we are all switches for each other, off and on

genes, binary

molecules, solar systems

bouncing and switching

atoms, genes, cells, organisms, organs, systems, individual

individual is a part of the collective

individuals are more than the sum of their parts

we must each play a part

we are parts

we are parts of each other

switches

everyone

anyone

someone

one

no one

all or nothing

yes, no

both

none

aware, unaware, self aware, oblivious

exist, express, create, communicate

evolution, creation

orgasm

hero working through all possibilities

villain opposing at each turn

heroes are villains working in reverse

switching, switching each other

trying to take each other along

influence, manipulate, bully, corrupt

violence

peace

yes, no

oblivion, peace, protest, up-rise, revolt, civil war, war, warfare

Mouth, taking in everything tolerable, destroying it

Digestive, extraction, selection, absorption, expellation

Excreting, anus, gas, liquid, solids

Mouth, anus, star, black hole

Something, mumble, nothing, yell

Yell, hearing, action, reaction

Yes no

Light dark

Sight blind

See, aware, conscious, self aware, enlightenment, self enlightenment, perpetual enlightenment, unenlightened

Collective, individual, compassion, individual as part, parts become whole, the whole is the sum of it’s parts, self-aware, enlightened, self enlightened, yes no, perpetually enlightened god

Everything, nothing

Yes, no

Expand, contract

Erupt, disburse, nothing

Nothing, something

Individual, Driving it opposing it, compromise; both neither; me you; me or you, yes no

Nothing, everything, no one everyone god

Driving it, helping it, mocking it, in on it, opposing it, resigned to it, bored of it

Yes             maybe        neither        everything  nothing, depressed, is that all there is

Here it comes again, orgasm

Life is sex, creation

Life is consumption and destruction

This is insanity

But I am sane

Sane is clarity, but insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results, there’s nothing sane about clarity when you have to consider everything to be right

Right, wrong,

Yes, no

And endless loop

Life imitates sex – missionary to kinky

It doesn’t matter which path, as long as it takes us there

Paths are interwoven patterns

Patterns of loops, forward, backwards, sideways, up, down, movement, stillness

Patterns abstract and concrete

There and not

Everything and nothing

Yes no

Shift POV, left, right, centered, justified

To the side, balanced

Yes, no

Heartbeats

Rhythm – music, art

Pattern

Math, science

Each word a beginning, an end, a branch, a joining

Patterns are a rich tapestry

Tapestry of life

Life is a journey

Journeys are made of steps

Foot steps

Rhythm

Digress, loop back, stop, move ahead

Rhythm of the night

Night day, light dark

Yes, no

Exist or not

Exist, create

Comsume, expel

To destroy is to create

Mouths nourish and destroy

Digestion blends and extracts

Expel, expunge, expose, reveal, truth

Destruction is creation

Something from nothing

Yes no

We eat, we blend, extract, destroy and expel

So, are farts the big bang or is orgasm

Orgasm deconstructs, rests, sleep

Sleep is the little death

Orgasm before sleep

Life before death

Sex nourishes and consumes us

Casts us into darkness

Waking to light

Existing

Awareness, conscious

Self aware

Awake

Awake is walking sleep

Existence is experiencing everything

Time makes that impossible

Time is relative

Relative is absolute

All and nothing

All or nothing

Yes no

Either both

Maybe

Expel, express, communication, common frame, POV

Tools, technology

Letters, language

Extract expand

Acronyms, words, phrases, sayings, expressions, thoughts, belief

Faith, dogma

Feel the pattern, see the pattern, be the pattern

The pattern collapses and pulls into itself

Push, pull, yes, no

Push me pull you switch

Me you, or and

Me

You

Me and you love

You

Me

Me more than you, selfish

You more than me, true love

The pattern, flipping, becomes a ling, flip becomes a dot

Dot’s shadow is a line

Shadows, light dark, twilight

Yes maybe no

Shadows, twilight, light, dark

Any light is light

No light is dark

Polar opposites

Yes or no

Resolved is the beginning and end

perpetually

but I’ve solved problems that felt big before and never experienced this

experience nothing?

Experience everything

Who said that?

I’m the only one

But I heard something

There must be someone else

Only one is god

Another god is maybe one before me?

I am the only one, there can be no others before me

But there is another one

Love hate like indifferent

Yes no

I wonder if men fixate on Jesus and women on Joan of Arc

And the civilization that ties to each is different, male female different

Sexuality is about who you’re attracted to, attraction is fatal, true attraction is preference for the other person over yourself, true love

Gender is part of identity, who you identify with

Men

Gay man

Woman

Gay woman

MtFwM  straight is gay

MtFwW gay is straight

WtMwW straight is gay

WtMwW gay is straight

Yes, no, maybe, both doubled into itself, a transition in the pattern

True love is opposites

Opposites are switches, genes

Off on

You always hurt the one you love, ignorance is absence from god, so hate the minority who is closest to god

Life, death, reincarnation, eternity

Yes no

The start is the beginning, stillness, looping, everywhere and no where

Life, death, reincarnation, eternity

Life Branches off into every possible experience

Death is oblivion

Reincarnation is perpetual rebirth, redeath

Perpetual is eternity

Everything is nothing

Yes no

Everything exists within and without, in-between and nowhere

Everything is a building block that works both directions in order of magnitude

When everything has happened, there’s nothing left

Enlightenment is the individual process of evolution

You don’t know

You think you know

You’re sure you know

You know

You get it

You’re in on it

You’re the target of it

You’re the push back

Gravity, repulsion, love, hate, light dark, yes no – all and nothing

Contradiction in everything, but it

……..

Enlightenment interruptus

………

Pulled back to reality from absolute abstraction

New loop within the loop

The closer you get to truth, the more limited your option

Truth is a death trap

Gnostic agnostic

Theist atheist

Thinker doer

I am self aware of the pattern

Accept, in which case, I can move on to unawareness and existence, sanity, random from pattern

Reject, in which case, I am stuck, looped, repeating, insane

If I accept, I am in on it

Loop around

Accept again, and I am inside and resisting it. Mocking? Fighting?

Ah, creation again, new layer

What can I accept?

Wait, is this the new final layer

Agnostic (can’t know the pattern) clueless, doubt

Gnostic (know the pattern) clued in

Atheist (reject pattern) ignore clues, reject, negative

Theist (embrace pattern) embrace clues, accept, positive

Skepticism is resisting knowledge of all things, reality, fiction, fantasy, imagination

Skepticism is nothing

(atheist) Reject (agnostic) Doubt, (Gnostic) get it, (theist) in on it

– the last thing I had to deal with was fear? Of knowledge?

Wasn’t that the garden of eden story – eating from the tree of knowledge

Apples with seeds, seeds that sprout things or not

Tree of life

(atheist) Reject (agnostic) Doubt, (theist) get it, (gnostic) in on it

Joy at living forever (theist), boredom of living forever (Gnostic), confusion am I living forever (agnostic) I am not living forever (atheist)

Octave is 7 and the share/switch

7 storylines

6 stories and the game changer/switch

6 stories are 3 told one way, 3 in reverse

Switch changes the story direction

One switch theist – in on it    Three switches – levels of awareness of it

All we can realize is that there’s always another layer

Ignored

Revered (god)

Reverence (self aware)

Respect my reverence (entitled)

Arrogant, Respect

(demand, command)

Respect is not bestowed(mock) Respect is earned (admire

Theist (aka it = God)/driver/control of all

Gnostic (in on it) demands control, drives the group

Agnostic (all and none,) rejects control, submits to the group

Atheist (individual)/passenger/control of nothing

Did this just swing from

Being life itself/god that to be an atheist is to have god inside you so that there is no external evidence, Gnostic, and doubt unsure where god is

The internet is the collective brain, where we choose what we encounter to play out over and over again, like a pattern, is the pattern, aware of the pattern

When you are surrounded by all the versions of yourself you become all and none in one

Black hole, mouth, anus, pulling in expelling out, turning everything inside out and upside down, twisted at a distance and linear up close

Distance and closeness is awareness, being aware of being aware of enlightenment

Being enlightened about enlightenment is perpetual enlightenment

All paths are to understanding what god is, and god is anything we want

Majorities and minorities form as similarly enlightened people form larger groups that must tear apart and collapse on itself

People collapse into each other is sex

Orgasm is merging, elimination and creation

Each level of of unaware to enlightened is the

The higher you go, the more outside you are so can only see the surface and not the machinations

So seeing only the surface, we make assumptions about what we know

We make an ass of you and me

Self Mocking you

Single

Singles

Couple

Couples

Threesome

Threesomes

Mixed Group

Mixed Groups

One man and 1++W

One woman and 1++M

One man and 1++M

One woman and 1++W

One MtF and 1++M

One MtF and 1++W

One FtM and 1++M

One MtF and 1++W

One MtF and 1++MtF

One MtF and 1++ FtM

One FtM and 1++MtF

One FtM and 1++FtM

Why do I keep being interrupted just as I think I am close to the resolve?

Everything interrelated, in all directions, in none, expanding collapsing

A funnel dimensionally   – infinity and zero

The Safe Word is Atheist

Three is so much insecurity around sex, especially for the religious people.

I don’t think that any people think and concern themselves with sex as much as a religion person trying to stop other people from having sex.

It’s like they have to condemn sex in public to give themselves permission to be kinky as all get out in private.

It’s like they do the good deed (condemn others) and that creates a positive, so then make everything balance by then doing the bad deed (sex).

More likely, they are just self loathing kinky perverts who can’t control themselves and are deluded into thinking that everyone is like them – and we’ll all band in public to condemn what we do in private.

They do not understand not being ashamed – and that’s why they cling to religion – it says if you obey your shame and don’t do anything that is natural to you, then you’ll be released from that hell into heaven so, if they just got over themselves, stop being ashamed, they could enjoy heaven now.

Hey religious kinky people! Atheist is the safe word!

why beleive

Why do so many people believe in God if there isn’t one?

Because people who get to be powerful enough to run the religion ensure that not being in the religion means death or social exile.

This is why any group that a religion doesn’t like is characterized as immoral, criminal, stupid and willful children.

People are herd animals, so we follow the leader for the most part.

Plus, accepting a claim because many other people do or it’s traditional, is a fallacy of false authority – either by the masses or so called “ancient wisdom”

Just because a belief is long held, doesn’t make it true. You can in fact, eat and go swimming.

I would rather believe as not to believe.

I’d rather eat chocolate than not, but you can’t spend your life eating chocolate and you shouldn’t put at the center of your life a collection of stories that bear no resemblance to reality. Instead, put that effort into giving yourself value and meaning in your actual cultural context.

We left stone age and bronze age technology and cultures behind, so should these lingering ideas that are religion.

I agree that there is a lot of unanswered questions, but there has to be a higher power.

We don’t know the answer, so it’s left blank.

We do not need to insert evil skydaddies who cause so much pain and suffering by their retarding scientific and social progress as well as messing people up around sex and other natural behaviours.

The cost of believing is too high to be decided on a shallow comfort level and personal preference

The false comfort of thinking someone’s awake at the switch is not as comforting as understanding there’s not only no one at the switch, but there’s not even a switch.

Life is what we make it – as a group and individually. That’s not a bad thing.

Just because we don’t have the answer, doesn’t mean that there “has to” be any higher power or even an answer.

To call that higher power God is acceptable.

That is a slippery slope fallacy – because the believers are not finding a middle ground by insisting on a higher power that we’ve happened to name god.

The answer, if there is even one,  is blank.  Not higher power for the sake of conversation, we’ll call god.

There’s also no reason to assume that any “higher power” exists, is aware of us and really, if there is a higher power – then the obsession with worship and what people do with their genitals make it a rather egotistic and immature power – and that seems rather below humans – not above us.

I would become depressed if I had to believe
in no God.

Take control and responsibility for your own life, how you are, what you do and what kind of person you are.

If you don’t think you can do that without an invisible friend watching over, think about swimming. At some point the water wings have to come off and you have to be responsible for your own buoyancy in the water.

I expect that if people really sat down and thought about how the “holy” text describe the various gods – they are all pretty violent, petty, egotistical, judgemental, blood thrity and impossible to please. If you were raised by a parent like that, you’d run away at best or kill them in their sleep at worst.

Why worship a god who would be a rally crappy person?

I find it depressing that there’s an idea of a god, but all the characteristics are so terrible. Is that really the best we can do to make up a god?

Take a day and try to pretend that there’s no god. The world didn’t change, the sky didn’t fall. Keep trying it, a little longer each day.

Accepting things as they are, rather than how you would like them to be, is a lot less stressful and that makes for a happier life.

Trying to please someone who can’t be pleased, always finding yourself lacking and not good enough – there’s already too many people in each of our lives telling us we can’t do things or aren’t good enough – why be one of that chorus – and worse, give it authority by adding god to the naysayer roster.