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Drive Time 1 September 9, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Family, Friends, Love, Parenting/Children, Religion, Philosophy, and Science.
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I know… I need to video these earlier in the day instead of in twilight. There’s some color funkiness that comes in when things got really dark, but such is life.

I’m debating trying this instead of writing everything. Please let me know what you think.

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NASA Changing to GAS-A? January 17, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Celebrities, Flatulence, Fun, Humor, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Science & Technology.
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Does the Farting Preacher know about this new development?

Gospel DRM? January 16, 2007

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Church, Communication, DRM, Religion, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Security, Theology.
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Monday night, several friends from church were talking about church growth, technology, and other issues, and one of them mentioned Napster and people stealing content. One of the industry responses to this is Digital Rights Management, or “DRM.” Lots of tech people hate DRM, for various reasons, but a common mantra is “information wants to be free.”

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Moral Relativism, Absolute Truth, and Pi December 11, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in absolute truth, moral relativism, Morality, Parenting/Children, Pi, Religion, Religion, Philosophy, and Science, Science & Technology.
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It’s been a long time coming, and I suppose I should have stated this clearly earlier. I have a confession to make. I don’t know the exact value of Pi.

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Oh, sure. I know an “approximate” value: 3.1415926535. I know that from memory. But I have to confess that I don’t know the exact value. (more…)

How Big is Your God? December 6, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Astronomy, Morality, Religion, Religion, Philosophy, and Science.
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This morning, I was re-reading a friend’s blog, and her perspective on God. Her post was interesting, as were the comments that followed. It made me ask the question above.

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Reading the comments reminded me that when I bump across people who feel they have it all figured out, that they’ve definitively answered every possible question about a creator or no creator (and I’m not suggesting that this applies to Tiffany, or any of the commentors on her blog entry), regardless of their educational background or religious affiliation (or non-affiliation), I smile. My smile is not the smug smile of someone who knows more, smiling at the cuteness of those less wise than me. It’s a smile that says “maybe someday I’ll have it figured out like you apparently do, but I’m not there yet.”

Recently, another friend of mine recently said to me, “Tim, if you don’t have questions… if you’ve got it all figured out, your god isn’t big enough.” It seems to me that we all have gods, whether we use a big “G” or a little “g,” and whether we have one, or many. We just choose different things, and sometimes ascribe to them different powers, authority, and ability, but ultimately, they all sound like gods to me.

Oddly enough, the “other friend” I mentioned above is also the senior pastor of my church. Weird thing for a Southern Baptist minister to say, huh?