10 miles is overkill.
10 miles is overkill.
I just wish that people would be more up-front about their theological motives, rather than waving their hands or making things up.
Most people aren't that deep. The vast majority of self-proclaimed "Christians" that I've had any sort of discussion with can't separate what is in the Bible from Christmas Carols or greeting cards. They have absolutely no real knowledge of what they believe. They go to church for the music, business contacts and fellowship. Theology has NOTHING to do with it.
I once thought ill of the Catholic Church for making it a capital crime for lay persons reading the Bible on their own. After attending a couple of Non-Denominational Evangelical church services, and their "Bible study" afterward where parishioners "interpreted" a couple of verses on their own... I feel the need to apologize to the Catholics. Those people came up with some seriously off-the-wall bullshit that frequently was 180 degrees opposite of what a verse literally said. Worse was two people would interpret the same verse in exactly opposite ways and they'd all nod sagaciously and agree they were both correct. Hands in the air and Praise Jesus!
Every innovative idea I've ever had at my company has been fought all the way, until it became standard operating procedure (which I now have to fight when I want to change something).
It is practical to transmit electricity directly from the sahara desert to Europe. There are many situations like that but it hardly matters. Oil, coal and uranium will run out eventually.
Provide much less energy than fusion energy from the sun because there is a finite amout of the stuff in the ground. Same for uranium.
What about all the eagles killed by trucks, trains, cars and high buildings?
So, should there be freedom for enemies of freedom?
That really is an essential question.
There's a related question, which is what to do about people who don't want "freedom" -- those who oppose democracy and equality and want to live under another system.
Yeah I do a lot of walking as well. Also I worked for our state road authority for a time, so the architecture and firmware of the city of sort of burned into my brain.
These days people seem to expect to be vectored in on their destination by phone,
Our ancestors used to run all day to wear their dinner down to the point where they could catch and kill it. By comparison bike riding is easy on the metabolism. My commute is around 26 km/day but one day I would like to try something a bit more challenging.
But ask a bike rider how to get from point to point by train...
It is much harder to find a job than to keep one.