Wednesday, October 30, 2002


Found this interesting quote today. Think about it.

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours." (Stephen Roberts)

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Marc's Bibliography

A lot of the recent information that has been changing my mind.


Important Books, Films and Recordings


"The Discovers" - by Daniel J. Boorstin
"The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World" - Daniel J. Boorstin
"The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark" - by Carl Sagan
"How The Irish Saved Civilization" - by Thomas Cahill
"The Gifts of the Jews - How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels" -
by Thomas Cahill
"History of the Church" by Eusebius

Fiction (important life views about life, religion, beliefs)

"Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" - by Gregory Maguire
"Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" - by Gregory Macguire
"Beowulf" (various translations)
"Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus" - by Orson Scott Card
"Saints" by Orson Scott Card
"Folk on the Fringe" by Orson Scott Card
"Atlantis" on-line shortstory by Orson Scott Card freely available at Orson's web site.

Movies (important ideas of what we believe, take for granted, and accept as doctrine)

"The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc"

Music (important research, lyrics and ideas, as well as good music)

"The Book of Secrets" - Loreena McKennitt
"The Visit" - Loreena McKennitt
"Parallel Dreams" - Loreena McKennitt
"The Mask & Mirror" - Loreena McKennitt


"Black Sea Legends" on-line National Geographic.

Thursday, October 24, 2002

The Multiple Intelligences Test

This morning I took The Multiple Intelligences Test at The results:

"Marc, you're smartest when it comes to visual/spatial intelligence

Others may take their environments for granted but not you. Because of your visual/spatial intelligence you really see the world around you. This strength often helps you better appreciate the beauty and detail in everyday things. From shapes in nature to the structure of a fine automobile, a countless variety of things hold your interest.

Having this particular kind of heightened awareness can allow you to form accurate mental images of existing places and objects. In extreme cases, one might call this strength a photographic memory. Being visually/spatially intelligent also means that you likely have a vivid imagination that can be put to use in a variety of creative or professional endeavors."


Monday, October 21, 2002

things have changed

before...I thought I held faith in my hands
...thought I held belief that was pristine
...thought there were not doubts.
...the ones in the back of my mind...shoved under my rug.

I looked...I read...I thought

I changed my mind.

now, what was taken for granted
is seen as built on the shakey foundation.

whole belief systems built on sand.

And when the sand shifts the beliefs fall

When the foundation is seen for the fault that it is,
new ideas must emerge