Synaptic Regurgitations of Marc MkKoy

Articulate Anarchy, Reasoned Rebellion, Paroxysmal Philosophy - I subscribe to a philosophy of non-violence, non-aggression, peace, and tolerance towards all....by any means necessary



Banging the Religious Conun-Drum

Been thinkin. Watch out.

Evidence would bear out that we exist, insofar as we can determine from the material world. Some allege there are two aspects to us, our physical form and spiritual form, or soul. We are tasked to live this physical life on a planet which is but a part of a vast universe. We are endowed with 5 physical senses with which to experience and interpret this life. Some, however, are denied some or all of these senses for a number of reasons and thereby hobbled in their human experience. It is said that for everything we do against God’s law (the Ten Commandments and sundry of sporadic prohibitions cited in the Bible) we risk spending eternity in eternal damnation, suffering, and agony. Of course, this can only apply to a non-physical self since we know that our bodies will rot and return to the earth. Therefore, it is our soul or spirit that will live on to be rewarded or punished… for eternity…. forever…..

Now, staunch people of faith, Bible thumpers, theologians, will intervene and preemptively claim, “No one understands the mind of God.” so as to stifle any contemplative dissent. I would say that, on some degree, we can understand the mind of God as shown by the steady and systematic analysis of physics, chemistry, quantum mechanics, biology… essentially sciences ad nauseum. Maybe we cannot understand the intent behind it, but there’s an argument to be made that even God is bound by the laws of physics, for all of what exists to work in unison there must be underlying laws that can’t be broken without negating reality in some fashion. By the same token, when it comes to people controlling other people, the shortest path is to what frightens them. If you imbue them with a concept of a soul that will suffer for eternity, and claim to know the best way to secure a place devoid of pain, they will follow you. Happy Birthday, religion.

Likewise, there is always the sidestep of saying the Bible is subject to interpretation, and to truly understand what God meant when people other than God, but who were allegedly inspired by God, you need a biblical scholar. But, if our eternal salvation depends on not deviating from God’s law, and the Bible is the inspired word of God, why would God put us in such a predicament to have to procure the services of a biblical scholar? And what of the deaf, blind, or even illiterate? They can neither see, hear, nor understand the writings in the Bible, and therefore incapable of receiving the “word”. What about them? Is the existence of the Bible enough to put everyone on notice, or is it having been exposed to it that makes you liable for any deviation? And what of the biblical scholars? Are they vetted, licensed, bonded and insured? What if you get a bad one, or one who decides to dispense bad interpretations that the unwitting then follow? Oops.

I can go on and on, and this would get very laborious and tedious while striving for one point. Nobody really “knows”. I’ll go one further and say few really “care”, and even fewer bother to “investigate”. It’s easier to adopt conventional wisdom, assume the dogmatic-style position, and bob about in the swells on the ocean of existence hoping that whatever feeds on them does so quickly and painlessly while dreaming of an eternity where they will spend eternity on the mirror-like surface of a serene lake being warmed by the sunlight, as opposed to the dark, dank, fecal effluent traversed by Andy Dufrense when escaping from Shawshank.

The story of creation…..

Question: Did Adam and Eve have souls?

Analysis: First of all, why would they need them? God made them to live forever in the Garden of Eden. The soul is immaterial, yet, God created a material universe for 2 people to live on a solitary planet in one solar system surrounded by all of other creation. If Adam and Eve were never to die, why would they need souls, and if God did want them to have a substantive, immaterial soul which would live forever why would he bother creating a material universe just to stuff that soul into a mud pie, give it free will to eat, or not eat, from the tree of knowledge?

Relevance: This concept will have relevance on the consistent application of the claim we are God’s preferred living thing of all creation, that we were created in “His” image, and that commandments, sins, reward and punishment are not absolute and subject to whim.

Question:

39147 Closing let

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> From: “Mukherjee, Sarbani” <[email protected]&gt;
> Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:09 AM
> To: [email protected]<[email protected]&gt;
> CC: [email protected]<[email protected]&gt;, “Access, Public” <[email protected]&gt;
> Subject: 39147 Closing let
> Mr. Murley:
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> Please see the forwarded message below from Mr. McCoy. Could you please clarify whether you are the FOIA officer for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department? Thank you.
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> Regards,
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> S. Piya Mukherjee
> Assistant Attorney General
> Office of the Attorney General, State of Illinois
> Public Access Bureau
> 100 West Randolph Street
> Chicago, Illinois 60601
> 312.814.5206
> [email protected]
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> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 9:49 AM
> To: Mukherjee, Sarbani
> Subject: FW: 39147 Closing let
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> —–Original Message—–
> From: Mark McCoy [http://www.circuitclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/courts/Pages/icj.aspx)
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> For sake of clarity, I would like this request for review to be revisited by the PAC for a determination on the issues raised above, and to receive a reply, either complying with, or denying, the request made to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
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> Sean Murley wrote:
> Access, Public wrote:
> From: Mark McCoy <[email protected]&gt;
> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:16 PM
> To: “Access, Public” <[email protected]&gt;
> CC: ‘Sean Murley’ <[email protected]&gt;
> Subject: 39147 Closing let
> Hello, Mary Jo.
> I sent an email yesterday addressing this very request and outlining in detail a number of points which constitute an appeal
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> Is this recent reply from the PAC in response to my email of 1/19/16, or from the earlier response from Mr. Murley?
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> For your reference, the substantive portion of my email of 1/19/16 follows:
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> This letter is in response to Mr. Murley’s reply below relating to 2 requests made to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. I have never received a reply from the FOIA Officer for that public body, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
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> I submitted a similar request to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney, which was satisfied. However, different public bodies do not necessarily possess the same records, which is why a request was made to each for copies of records in their respective possession.
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> Mr. Murley, the FOIA officer for the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office, replied (see below) to what I believe to be my request to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
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> To-date, I have not received a reply from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. I do not believe Mr. Murley is the FOIA Officer for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, since I was directed by Major Thomas Knapp to send requests to his attention. Any response by Mr. Murley with respect to the requests outlined below are essentially unresponsive since the party responsible for the request is Major Thomas Knapp.
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> Furthermore, Mr. Murley states that certain records are exempt for disclosure as part of a pending prosecution, but does not cite the specific provision of the Act specifying which privacy exception is being invoked. It is also my understanding that subsequent to my initial request and Mr. Murley’s response, this case has been settled by way of a plea negotiation and order of the Court, thereby rendering any invocation of privacy pursuant to pending prosecution/investigation, moot.
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> Case 15OV0001966 is listed as closed on the Circuit Clerk’s website
> Case 14OV0004256 is listed as closed on the Circuit Clerk’s website
> Case 15OV0004474 is listed as Defendant having been sentenced and pending financial time payments on the Circuit Clerk’s website, which would indicate the conclusion of any investigation and/or prosecution.
> (http://www.circuitclerk.co.st-clair.il.us/courts/Pages/icj.aspx)
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> For sake of clarity, I would like this request for review to be revisited by the PAC for a determination on the issues raised above, and to receive a reply, either complying with, or denying, the request made to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
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> Sean Murley wrote:
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> From: “Access, Public” <[email protected]&gt;
> Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:07 PM
> To: “Freedom of Information… ([email protected])” <[email protected]&gt;, ‘Sean Murley’ <[email protected]&gt;
> Subject: 39147 Closing let
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> Attached is a letter from AAG Mukherjee.
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> Mary Jo Vail
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> Administrative Clerk
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> Illinois Attorney General
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> 100 West Randolph Street
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> Chicago, Illinois 60601
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> 312-814-5607
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> [email protected]
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  • Government is not the standard by which our liberty is measured, it is the standard by which free people accept despotism.
  • Government is the last resort when tolerance, reason, and independence succeed.
  • Mirrors are the way by which we view our person, conscience is the way by which we view our spirit, society is the way by which we view our humanity, and government is the way by which we shut our eyes.
  • Laws are not rules to live by, they are rules to kill by.
  • The result is not a society of autonomous individuals freely associating peaceably, but a gaggle of morally emaciated nincompoops kowtowing to arbitrary authority in fear of being denied what is theirs by nature.
  • It can be said, laws are platitudes for a pusillanimous populace divested of their sovereignty through systemic indoctrination and sagacious statism.
  • There is not a more pitiful sight than a man who has forsaken his own humanity to pursue the fantasy of believing himself superior to other men by virtue of the office bestowed upon him.
  • In the search for truth, it is not most important that one arrives at the answer, but rather be capable of comprehending the question.
  • I was asked, “By what right do you disobey the laws of this State?” By what right?! By the right that I existed before the State; antecedent to an army of prehensile proselytizers of sagacious hegemony supplanting my reason with notions of allegiance, patriotism, and subjugation to men and a tatter of cloth. My first concept was that of self, of I. By that right, I need not disobey the State, but disavow it.
  • With respect to “society”, I am completely out of “control”. With respect to my “conscience”, I am the consummate “conformist”.