Lecture

And who do you think just delivered a lecture on the Spanish Enlightenment to students in Louisiana? Yes, that was me.

Thank the Enlightenment for Skype because they are expecting +25C and mosquitoes in Louisiana, so I would not have wanted to visit in person. Of course, if you live in the area where instead of +25C and mosquitoes you have -25C and polar bears, I will be more than happy to come and share my wisdom with you.

In unrelated news, one of the buildings on our campus is plagued by unidentified whistling and howling noises. The Maintenance Department is requesting that anybody who knows where whistling or howling originate inform them ASAP.

The Atheist USA

If you thought there were many religious people in the US, you were mistaken. There are so few one can barely find them. Instead, we have a crowd of folks who like to repeat the words “God” and “faith” to pass the time but who have no interest in exploring any actual religion. Here is proof:

While only about 3-in-10 (27%) Americans, believe that God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event, a majority (53%) believe that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success, compared to 42% who disagree.

I thank David Gendron for giving me this link.

Visitors From a Stupid Resource

For some reason, people are coming to my blog from this idiotic article written by some stupid troll and titled “Do men who wash up really have less sex?”

To visitors who come here from that resource I have to say: if you experienced a need to read this trash for purposes other than to mock it, you are not destined to have much sex ever. There are evolutionary mechanisms in place that will prevent people with your non-existent IQ from procreating.

And to those who are still seeking an answer to the idiotic article’s question, here it is: the reason why your sex life sucks has nothing to do with household chores. Stop blaming your lack of desirability on the dishes and visit a sexologist already.

P.S. Please don’t insult me by suspecting that I have read the article. Life is too short to be wasted on pieces that bear this kind of titles.

 

Who Causes Your Unhappiness

These people scare me a lot:

The¬†New York¬†article is actually a thoughtful review and discussion of recent research on parental happiness and satisfaction, and these studies, cumulatively, do make a good case that active parents are more tired and stressed, and less happy and satisfied, than non-parents or those whose children are grown. But I don’t think that is an argument against parenthood; rather, it illustrates the relative non-importance of such concepts as “happiness” and “satisfaction” in many parents’ lives and choices.

If she throws such a public fit about sacrificing happiness and satisfaction, I can only imagine the daily dose of guilt her miserable children get from the “I-gave-up-happiness-for-you” mother.

Happiness originates inside people, not outside. If you don’t feel happy, have the maturity to analyze what it is you are doing wrong instead of blaming your unhappiness on your children.

The entire post is very reminiscent of the “marriage is not fun, it is hard work” variety. Poor repressed Puritans who have no idea how to enjoy existence and who blame everybody and everything for their constant misery.