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  • Friday April 1, 2011 (20110401)

    The Heaven FAQ:

    Q: Does Heaven exist?
    A: Yes it does, if you believe it does (yes, that actually makes sense here in our custom-designed reality).

    Q: Who goes to Heaven?
    A: Anyone and everyone who wants to, with a few exceptions such as those who are excessively violent (like many evangelical Christians).

    Q: What is the capacity of Heaven (how many people can it hold)?
    A: Heaven is dynamically resized as nescessary, so there is no specific number. However, Heaven is never overcrowded.

    Q: What is Heaven?
    A: Heaven is an equal-opportunity rest stop for tired travelers. There is no connection with nonsensical beliefs.

    Q: What about belief in God and Jesus?
    A: That makes it more difficult, but it's still possible. Here is the statistical information on Heaven's current population.

       Total population: 1,564,234,712>
          1,126,248,993 (72%) atheist
            140,781,125 ( 9%) other nonbelievers
             93,854,082 ( 6%) Asian religions
             78,221,735 ( 5%) Jewish
             46,927,042 ( 3%) native American religions
             31,284,695 ( 2%) Muslim
             31,284,693 ( 2%) Christian
             15,682,347 ( 1%) other religions
    

    Q: Why so few religious people?
    A: Most (theistic) believers are so busy proselytising and living in fear, that they haven't had time to enjoy life and develop the sense of self that is capable of wanting a place like Heaven, and enjoying it. Also, these people are worshipping a god that promotes violence, making them hateful people. As to the others, we don't know. Maybe they think thier ancestors were so much better than they are.

    Q: How long do you stay in Heaven?
    A: As long as you want to. No longer. Since anything will become torture is continued too long, it wouldn't be a good place if you were prevented from leaving or actually dying. You have full control.

    Q: What about eternity?
    A: That word is meaningless. Maybe you mean "a really long time". We don't believe in torture, such as making people stay in Heaven when they no longer want to. There's no brain surgery to "make you happy".

    Q: What happens if you don't like Heaven?
    A: You don't have to go there. Many people prefer Hell, or actually dying.

    Q: What if you go to Heaven, then decide you don't like it?
    A: You're free to go whereever you want.

    Q: How many Baptists are there in Heaven?
    A: I think there's one around here somewhere, although I haven't actually seen this person in more than a millennium.

    Q: What about death?
    A: It's the real thing. It's available for anyone who wants it, and none who don't.

    Q: What about Hell?
    A: It's there if you want it (as many believers do, maybe for the loud parties with plenty of drugs), but is always optional. Just like Heaven.
    Q: Where's God? In Heaven?
    A: Only if you want him there. Otherwise, we make sure he leaves you alone.

    Q: Do I have to play the harp?
    A: It's always your choice. Many non-musicians (or those preferring other instruments) are in Heaven.

    Q: How about praising God?
    A: Anyone who cares to do that is welcome to, although we can't see why you'd want to. Why would you praise and worship a being that's never done anything good for you or anyone else?

    Q: But didn't he create this wonderful place?
    A: Not at all. Heaven isn't what he wanted. He wanted everyone in eternal agony, with no relief in existence. We saved you from all that.

    Q: What about your loved ones?
    A: If you want them, they're there.

    Q: Even loved ones who prefer something else to Heaven?
    A: Yes. Of course they're completely free to be elsewhere. Conflicts are resolved in everyone's favor by our unique reality-splitting system.

    Q: Is there beer in Heaven? A: Yes if you want it, it's even better than the best beer in the world. If you'd rather not have beer, there won't be any. Q: Do pets go to Heaven?
    A: You bring them with you. Pets dying before you are kept in suspended animation so they'll be available. You can have all the pets you want (and none that you don't).

    Q: What is your Heavenly body like?
    A: You can choose anything you like, even a taco that craps ice cream. You change bodies any time you want to.

    Q: How is all this possible?
    A: It's something called "simultaneous parallel subjective chronological nonlinearity", but most people would rather not worry about what that is.

    note that God was shut up in his own house enjoying a father-son smiting contest, so we interviewed an angel and got the real story.

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  • Thursday March 17, 2011 (20110317)

    *** D-day ***

    Today may be the beginning of something. I won't say what, but it could be big. I called it D-day for a reason that may have nothing to do with ANYTHING else ever called D-day. That's all I feel like writing now.
  • Tuesday June 8, 2010 (20100608)

    This page is one where I may post almost anything I want to. This will be only stuff I created. There may be few (if any) occurrances of the F-word (or similar words). I'm not much of a F-person. The entries are shown in reverse order of date, putting the most recent at the top. If you find anything here offensive, please don't read it.

    *** electric dreams ***
    
    I see three cats, so I'll write this:
    
    I was living in a big old house on a 2 acre lot. Several guests were
    in the house. Someone was playing a radio loudly. At one point found
    we needed to turn off all the electricity. I went to the side of the
    house, to the 100A Federal Pacific Electric panel and started turning
    off breakers. After turning off each one, I listened for the radio.
    Sometime it stopped. I turned off all the breakers. Most of the people
    were in the big room (converted from a 2-car garage). Most of the
    lights in there were still on. Behind a picture of dogs on the wall, I
    found a new 200A Cutler-Hammer panel. I turned those breakers off too.
    One lamp was still on.
    
    After awhile, I remembered that a few electrical things around the
    house were not connected to either panel, but went through a
    disconnect in the hall closet. I went to the hall closet, which
    contained a water heater and furnace that use propane. There was also
    an old 60A fused disconnect. Opening the box, I saw that the fuses had
    been removed and the wires held together with electrical tape. It
    looked dangerous. I turned it off. The furnace fan quit and a light
    went out. It was dark. I was walking back to the big room when
    everything ceased to be like that.
    
    I never knew why I needed to turn off all the electricity. Maybe it
    was the aliens. I can't say how I know about that. I just do. Aliens
    from another dimension tried to invade earth. The only point at which
    they could cross the barrier led to the interior of the power
    transformer that served that house. They were unable to escape into
    the real world because no current was flowing, so the went back home.
    Perhaps the events involving the old house were intended to protect
    us. We'll never know.
    
    The big old house is real, although I don't own it and don't live
    there. I haven't lived there for over 30 years, and have no
    explanation for the contradictory memories. The electrical problems,
    including that dangerous disconnect, have been fixed by the current
    owner.
    
    No cats were harmed in the writing of the above. A hamburger was.
    
    
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    Below is a link to web page I created. It is titled "ethernet cables", which may lead to certain expectations. Surprise is an important part of life.
    ethernet cables