What that means is that the writing here is for mature readers, not children. You'll need a fully functional, operational mind to truly enjoy the stuff I ramble on about in this eclectic, autodidectic journal.
Who am I today- or at least, this iteration of my "User Info"?
I am Sunfell, Nerdly Geek (and not ashamed to admit it!), Computer Whisperer, CyberNecromancer, TechMage, Wielder of the Screwdriver of Power, Finder of Lost Files, Miracle Worker, Lightning Bolt Conductor, Puntiff, Tell-A-Path, Blogger, Laugh-grenade thrower, Cat Herder, MeezerMom™, Cranky Old Cold War Veteran, Wi-Finder, Priesteth of the Goddess Bargainia, Frisbeetarian Anchoress, Speaker To Small Gods, Brewer of the Sacred Beverage of Caffeinia, PhotoBomber, and OughtaKnow.
Here are some other things you'll probably want to know about me: I'm a Stray Brain, a curmudgeon-in-training, a Skeptic in the best meaning of the word, a NetVet (been online since the early nineties- and was on ARPANET before that), a Geek, SF and Star Trek fan, ex-costume designer, Rosicrucian, INTJ/P, and an ex-Mensan. I'm also an original Fascist Meanie Poo-Poo Head (FMPPH) BritTrad Craft initiate. This means that I permitted (and required!) to snicker and poke fun at Pretentious Pagan Dunderheads. I write, sew, cook, grow tomatoes, chase after cats, build computers, tinker with radios and websites, and collect interesting and unusual music. I cultivate and encourage Geeks and Eccentrics. I possess a Broom Pilot's License, a Ham radio license, and a minister's license.
About religion- I really do not claim or cling to anything other than being a Philosopher-Geek and TechMage. I'm a Stoic and a Skeptic. My Rule is simple: "Keep what works; Fix what's broke; Ditch the rest."
I am culturally pagan, but theologically non-theistic. (This means that while I am aware that there are a bazillion Small Gods, I am not obligated to worship any of them- nor they, me.)
"I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead."
--Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
"Most witches don't believe in gods. They know that the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they don't believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman."
"The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race, have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion."
--Thomas Paine (The Age of Reason)
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
--Thomas Jefferson, 1800
"The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires." -- Susan B Anthony
"The religious claim to have an absolute, a god, who has dictated an unquestionable standard for what is good, and the role of the mere human individual is to be obedient to that standard, to follow the hierarchy of leaders who exist to translate and explain their deity's rules. I can see where this certainly has some advantages to a society — it's a tool to promote and enforce service to the state or church — but it's not morality. It's rationalized slavery."
"Our whole system of government was based on the idea that the purpose of the state was to preserve individual liberties, not to dictate them"
--Librarian Jamie Larue
WARNING:This journal is rated "Q" for quirkiness. It is definitely not suitable for the weak-minded, gullible, or humor impaired. Warning to zealots and fundementalists of all stripes: Don't go here. You've been warned. Your head will explode. (And I will laugh!) Go back to sleep. Or church. Or both.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO READERS: The entire physical universe, including this blog, may one day collapse back into an infinitesimally small space. Should another universe subsequently re-emerge, the existence of this blog in that universe cannot be guaranteed.
ANOTHER WARNING: Don't swipe my user pictures without my explicit permission. Most of the images are my own creaton, those that are not are public domain photos or clipart. With the exception of my default icon, I am happy to share, but please ask first.
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