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Working toward a better future for everyone.
Former Preacher Dan Barker summarizes the ‘good news’ in less than two minuets. How many people would sign up if they were actually served up the truth about christianity as presented by Mr.Barker. I’m guessing that the cognitive dissonance would be too much for most people in the non-gilded form presented below as the god who loves/tortures is quite a stretch for most people.
The problem is that people do not get this version. It starts at a young age, children do not have the capacity to make rational decisions and have to rely on their parents for much of their information about the world. Being indoctrinated with the poison of religion diminishes the capacity of the human spirit and the intellect. The damage can be undone and many do embrace reality and rationality, unfortunately though, many do not.
I propose that religion should be framed as Dan Barker proposes because people would at least have a better idea of what they were getting into.
The Shape of Things to Come theme
This theme, also referred to as the “Passacaglia“, “Allegro“, or “Opera House theme“, is one of the few recurring motifs in Battlestar Galactica — along with “Worthy of Survival” — not associated with a particular character or group of characters. Appearing in the first season soundtrack as “Passacaglia” after the Spanish and Italian musical form that it follows, the theme was first introduced over the opening montage of episode “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 1“. In “Kobol’s Last Gleaming, Part 2”, it plays as Baltar has a vision amid the ruins of the Opera House on Kobol of that structure as it was during Kobol’s glory days. He is informed by his internal Number Six that the mysterious infant he sees within — apparently Hera Agathon — is “the first of a new generation of God’s children” and “the face of the shape of things to come.” The theme also accompanies Number Three’s visions of the Final Five set in the Opera House in “Hero“, but its usage is not limited to the Opera House setting: in “Home, Part 2“, “Pegasus”, and “Unfinished Business” it accompanies emotionally resonant scenes that concern the fate of characters or their relationships. In the third season soundtrack, it features in the track “Violence and Variations”, where it is interwoven with Lee and Kara’s love theme, and “Under the Wing.” The final version serves as the outro to “An Easterly View”, which plays as Admiral Adama sits next to Laura Roslin’s grave in the series finale.
Each major variation of this theme is in a different meter: “Passacaglia” is in 3/4, “The Shape of Things to Come” is in 6/8 and “Allegro” is in 4/4.
We’ll be seeing Passacaglia and Allegro in the future as well.
Watch how TV helps women garnish the yummy shit sandwich of patriarchal norms.
Thanks Clorox, because we need more vectors of misogynistic oppression, not less!
So, is this how it must be?
I’m thinking that we get Anonymous when the structures of your democratic institutions are corrupted and ineffective. When the voice of the people is lost in the swirl of corporate dollars and lobbying, we get Anonymous. When the elites believe that they are truly untouchable and are a gift to the rest of us, we get Anonymous.
Do I agree with their all of their methods? No, but the message they broadcast has a certain resonance that I’m sure the power-brokers of the world detest and fear, and that, friends, is a good thing.