Aug 182018
 

A California state court jury handed down a $289-million verdict against Monsanto, the St. Louis-based agribusiness titan. The massive jury award to plaintiff Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper, came after Johnson and his attorneys argued successfully that his repeated on-the-job use of Monsanto pesticides caused him to develop a terminal case of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. But over 800 scientific studies and reviews—and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and regulatory authorities around the world—support the fact that glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause Mr. Johnson’s cancer,” said Monsanto vice president Scott Partridge in a statement issued after last week’s ruling that also expressed sympathy for Johnson.

The mountains of studies Partridge cites place the scientific consensus about the lack of a link between glyphosate and cancer on par with the vast evidence demonstrating the safety of water.

 Johnson’s cancer is a tragedy, but it’s not Monsanto’s fault. It’s a tragedy for which Monsanto should not, must not be held responsible because the scientific consensus around glyphosate points overwhelmingly in the opposite direction. That makes it much more likely that this month’s ruling against Monsanto is itself a tragedy —perhaps the first in a long line of others to come—and one that a California appeals court should reverse.
It will also impact the cost of food as insects infect the global food crop.

Aug 182018
 

“..we have a very grave problem of a homosexual culture in the Church” said an American born Cardinal who now resides in Rome;  Cardinal Raymond Burke. HERE.

In fact and in truth the church has both. In a contradictory and poorly reasoned report both were acknowledged and admitted but they were downplayed as a small problem. HERE.  That’s high ignorance posing as logic.

The church is a poor place to come for information or advice about children or sex, both being beyond the literacy of men who vowed to maintain only abnormal relations with women and of children who they cannot father because of their primitive, empty-headed ideas that sex is evil and therefore sinful or at least the occasion for sin. Manichaeism, a second century craziness explains their failures with the LGBTQ people, with women and with children. Mani taught life in this world is radically evil. HERE. 

These are supremely ignorant and maddenly obtuse men who claim to be in a better position to give advice about elements and aspects of human life, but their ideas of life condemn this life here on earth in which they are wilfully, blindly dedicated to be unable to participate.

Homosexuality is a particularly painful and regretful problem for an institution that’s better organized as a destination for abnormal sexual behaviors because of the extreme, twisted and almost inhuman acceptance of ideas that are more than completely wrong. They are impossible and they are wrong in a way that is caused by incomprehension about sex. Not only the entire LGBTQ community but also the community of normal sexual attitudes and behaviors is at risk within the church. The LGBTQ community because it is denied to be normal and the normal community for the opposite reason because it is accepted as normal. Neither view is acceptable to those outside the church culture.

Pedophila is a danger to children and sexual deviance a danger to both children and adults.

Religion cannot come up with principles about these issues which occur within life on earth because religion is not about this earth. Religion is about life after death which makes religion anti-life and pro-death since one must die before being rewarded.  PhD. Dr. Richard Dawkins  said, “Faith, being belief that isn’t based on evidence, is the principle vice of any religion.” Dawkins is a prominent critic of creationism, a religious belief that humanity, life, and the universe were created by a deity without recourse to evolution. He has described the Young Earth creationist view that the Earth is only a few thousand years old as “a preposterous, mind-shrinking falsehood”. He is critical of the Roman Catholic churches attitudes to family planning and population control, stating that leaders who forbid contraception and “express a preference for ‘natural’ methods of population limitation” will get just such a method in the form of starvation. Dawkins has called religion a delusion. His work has been praised by noted deep-thinkers such as Christopher Hitchens, and Steven Pinker.  

What Is Religion?

Religion is a set of mystical views about the supernatural origin, working and purpose of reality and what that means to human life.

Religion is not about the real world. Because  it is not about this world it cannot discover rules that pertain to this life. Fundamentally the church is not about anything in existence. It is about non-existence which is why it’s rules cannot protect human life regardless if it’s about the LGBTQ community, about our children or any other community because we exist in a world that’s been both condemned and denied by the foundational principles of the church and the officials in charge. This is foolishness up with which we should not put.