Proudly Stand up for Others

I say “human values bless you” to correct the useless saying “god bless you” when there is no god but there is us and our shared as well as connected humanity. If the only rights you fight for are you on, then you have a lot to learn about the value of rights. I know I had to learn this. Sometimes, it only takes one voice to speak up and say, NO, that is not right, NO, that is not okay, NO, I will not be quiet, and YES, things need to FUCKING change. When I was young, it was all about me and I wanted to be liked. Then, I got older and I was still all about me, I wanted power. Now, I am not just about me, I want to make a difference. I said to myself, I want to be my own hero, someone I would look up to, someone I would want to be like, and someone I would be proud to tell others about. I see every day as a gift or opportunity to work for change. I try to cherish it and everyone in it as much as possible and do as much good while I can.  I have a completely open life and try to be open about everything I do and believe. I value this openness in my life by as I use it as activism and outreach as to me the person is political. I hope my open life can possibly be a place for learning and inspire change. I hope some part of my life can help make...

History of Drug Use with Religion or Sacred Rituals

We must not forget the reason theism keep reemerging and growing in to something new again and again even replacing one god for another is because we have a bigger fight then theism itself, we must expose and debunk superstitionism. Why this is so important is because superstitionism can live without theism but theism cannot live without superstitionism. Not saying all superstitionism beliefs are harmful but many harmful beliefs involve superstitionism. How can I talk about Religion and superstitionism without addressing the connection to drugs? In prehistory, there are numerous examples of “drug” use that suggests they may have played a role in some religions or sacred rituals thus involve superstitionism. The question is not whether drugs were used in prehistory, but rather to what extent and what for purposes. Prehistoric rock-art and shamanic imagery suggest that humans have been using mind-altering substances for thousands of years. There is evidence of some medicinal use and knowledge of plants by Neanderthals in northern Iraq around 58,000 to 48,000 years ago. Among other things, Neanderthals may have used the plant ephedra/woody horsetail as a stimulant. During 2.6 million years ago to the around 10,000 years ago, the evidence of drug use remains scant. There are signs that the first interest in active cultivation of plants or agriculture in Australia stemmed from a desire to grow psychoactive plants. Some have suggested that along with the earliest plants cultivated in the Near East were narcotics like belladonna, nightshade, henbane, and mandrake. Our early ancestors lived as hunter-gatherers and as shown by the culture of human groups who retained this lifestyle (Australian aborigines, Amazon...