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Love is one big topic, and it’s one that a LOT of people do not really understand. What they BELIEVE love is, actually isn’t. We discuss the idea of what “true Love” really is and what it isn’t. We also cover the 50 Shades of Grey debacle currently being foisted upon us.
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Enormous cloud-like plumes reaching 260km above the surface of Mars have left scientists baffled. This is way beyond Mars’s normal weather, reaching into the exosphere where the atmosphere merges with interplanetary space. None of the conventional explanations for such clouds make sense – neither water or carbon dioxide ice nor dust storms nor auroral light emissions usually hit such heights.
Continued observations showed that they disappeared during the Martian daytime, were not visible in the evening, and reappeared each morning for at least ten consecutive days.
High altitude clouds are not the only Martian mysteries keeping researchers on their toes. One question driving the exploration of the red planet is whether there has ever been life on Mars. Latest results by NASA’s Curiosity rover reaffirm that the planet provided habitable conditions in its past.
Water is the most important prerequisite for life. One explanation for the ongoing formation of gullies and related features, for example, is liquid water at or near the Martian surface even during the currently prevailing extreme dry and cold conditions. And while there are many possible explanations for the enigmatic whiffs of methane observed on Mars, one of the most exciting is the production by microorganisms living just below the surface.
Part of the fascination of Mars exploration is that it is very much about understanding our own origins and future. As the example of the mystery cloud observations shows, everybody has a chance to participate in unravelling the red planet’s mysteries.
An Oklahoma legislative committee overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History class, persuaded by the argument that it only teaches students “what is bad about America.” Other lawmakers are seeking a court ruling that would effectively prohibit the teaching of all AP courses in public schools.
Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher (R) has introduced “emergency” legislation “prohibiting the expenditure of funds on the Advanced Placement United States History course.” Fisher is part of a group called the “Black Robe Regiment” which argues “the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists.” The group attacks the “false wall of separation of church and state.” The Black Robe Regiment claims that a “growing tide of special interest groups indoctrinating our youth at the exclusion of the Christian perspective.”
Fisher said the Advanced Placement history class fails to teach “American exceptionalism.” The bill passed the Oklahoma House Education committee on Monday on a vote of 11-4.
In an attempt to curb the mass rush for food change and reform, psychiatry has green lighted a public relations push to spread awareness about their new buzzword “orthorexia nervosa,” defined as “a pathological obsession for biologically pure and healthy nutrition.” In other words, experts are saying that our demand for nutrient-dense, healthful food is a mental disorder that must be treated.
CNN, Fast Company, Popular Science, and other top outlets have all began to trumpet the talking points on cue relatively recently:
“Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.
It’s long been known that smoking pot gives people the munchies, but what about marijuana causes this uncontrollable urge to consume mass quantities of junk food? That’s what a team of researchers from Yale University wanted to find out in a recently-published study.
Yale neurobiology professor Tamas Horvath and his colleagues got dozens of laboratory mice high on cannabis in an attempt to find out.
“Everyone knows that if you smoke dope after Thanksgiving dinner you will still go back and eat more – sometimes much more,” he told the newspaper. “We were interested to find out why.”
Horvath’s team monitored the brain circuitry responsible for promoting eating by manipulating parts of the cellular pathway that governs marijuana’s action on the brain. They discovered that the munchies are actually caused by neurons typically responsible for suppressing appetite.
“By observing how the appetite center of the brain responds to marijuana, we were able to see what drives the hunger brought about by cannabis and how that same mechanism that normally turns off feeding becomes a driver of eating,” the professor said in a statement.
“It’s like pressing a car’s brakes and accelerating instead,” he added. “We were surprised to find that the neurons we thought were responsible for shutting down eating, were suddenly being activated and promoting hunger, even when you are full. It fools the brain’s central feeding system.”
Chocolate bar giant Nestlé has agreed to remove all artificial dyes from its candies by the end of 2015, a move that many parents stand behind for their children’s health and well-being. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a dietician and physician-run advocacy group, is now asking Nestlé’s biggest competitor, Mars, to also stop using food dyes in M&M’s and the rest of its popular candy line.Food dyes have been on the forefront of controversy for decades, causing parents to squint at the back of apple juice containers and cereal boxes. Manufacturers claim artificial additives enhance a food’s flavor, appearance, texture, and shelf life. The appeal is to draw you into the product’s taste, touch, smell, and feel in order to keep you hooked on the chemically altered food item.
50 Shades of Grey Issues…
“Fifty Shades of Grey” sizzled at the weekend box office, setting new records for the highest-grossing Presidents Day holiday opener of all time and ranking among the biggest R-rated debuts in history.
The erotic drama performed like a comicbook movie, albeit one with much naughtier costumes, picking up $81.7 million from 3,646 locations over the three-day period. That easily trumped the holiday’s previous record-holder, the 2010 debut of the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” which kicked off with $56.3 million.“It had that whole sex thing going for it, it was edgy, and it started a conversation,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior box office analyst at Rentrak. “It went beyond being a girls’ night out movie and became a date night movie.”
The whole 50 shades thing is really sick. It really is.
This part is just my Humble Opinion, but I have no issue with what opeople do in their bedrooms.
Let me get that clear to begin with.
What you do is your own biz, and I don’t want any involvement in it.
However, there’s a BIG difference between the whole bondage, S and M scene, and this 50 shades stuff.
In REAL S and M situations, the acts that go on are consensual, between both parties, and there is ALWAYS a sense of security with it, because you can say stop at any time and it will stop.
It’s your choice, you see?
In this thing, in the situation that is presented by the 50 shades deal, it’s not consensual. It’s, when it all comes down to it, violent rape.
This thing is showing people that doing this kind of thing is totally okay.
Women are dragging their BFs to it and then yu wonder why we have an issue with people out of control?
This piece of garbage should have been thrown in the trash for the dross that it really is.
Heck, it started out as a Twilight fan fiction. That alone should tell you there’s something not right about it.
Sorry Twilight fans.
It could be a backlash against feminism, and the feminazi agenda out there.
So let me get away from that loveless subject, because it’s, as a whole, doing more harm than good nowadays.
I wanted to talk to you guys about the subject of love.
Love is a really big topic. There’s a lot of people out there that proclaim that love is all that we need to get through everything that we’re going through, and that is the end all and be all of existence.
And I don’t disagree with that, entirely, though there is a lot that is left out of the subject by just saying that.
It’s a very new-agey way of thinking, and it does, actually a disservice to the subject.
Some people, especially the religious ones, say that god is love, and that is the end all and be all of the subject.
They point to their scriptures…
But the problem is the dichotomy…
People talk about the love that a mother or father have for their children, and how that is a perfect type of love, but then behind the scenes there is so much darkness going on…
even to the point of the parent rejecting the child if they do not act in accordance with the parent’s will…
So many people think they know love, they understand love, but , in reality, they really do not.
I bet, if you look in your life, you will see friends or family that talk about how much they love someone, and yet… they mistreat them, they hurt them, they put restrictions on them, and so on.
When it comes to love, most people honestly just pay lip service to it. They don’t understand what it really is or what it is about.
Again, think abut the “Cult of Love” that is out there.
There are people that just talk that what we need is love and that is all we need.
And, sure, that’s a great way to think. But are they doing anything about it?
I see so many of those that say that phrase being the very ones that cause a lot of issues with people. They are judgmental and do whatever they can to actually HARM people.
So many out there are seeking love. So many are coming from places that they were wwithout it, and have lacked it in their lives and are deeply impacted because of that lack of love.
And, because of it, they don’t really understand it or recognize it when it is there.
Others have come from backgrounds that were horrible. People told them they were loved, but then abused them, destroying that emotion and that bond.
I used to be that way. I heard people tell me that they loved me, then abused me.
I heard people pay lip serives to the idea of love, but they in reality had no idea what it really was.
True love is coming from the understanding that there are no “buts” with it.
IN a “true love” situation, it’s unconditional.
Most people when they think of love, or feel love, are not actually feeling the true love emotion. They attach conditions to it.
I love you, but you are blah blah
I love you but this needs to change blah blah
A lot of people confuse the feelings of love with other things. It gets mixed up, wrapped up in other things, and it may SEEM like love… it will have the FLAVOR of live, but it’s not that.
I mean again look at the 50 shades thing.
On VALENTINES day they had huge numbers of “dates” going to see it.
“If you really love me, you’d abuse me”.
“Prove you love me by taking me to this, basically, porno, and we can do it later on!”
Hell, guys, TARGET is selling 50 shades paraphernalia on their end caps.
I saw that a LAUNDRY detergent has a 50 shades ad on it.
So with all of this has to come the idea of forgiveness…
One thing that is a truth is that there really are dualities to all of this.
We do have to go through darkness to understand what light is.
We have to understand evil in order to understand good.
We do have to go through hard times to appreciate the better times.
It IS that way with love.
We have to knwo the opposites in oder to know and appreciate the goods.
So the reason I bring all of this stuff up, especially in relation to the CULT of love, is because of some of the things that i have seen, where they are using mass forms of propaganda to get people completely lost on what love really is.
Then you take the idea of people saying that love is all that there is, that we are all one in love, and so on, and you have a situation where people are so out of thier minds in confusion with it all that they ignore it.
“I’ve been hurt before. I want nothing to do with love.”
Poeple have to UNDERSTAND love before they can start proclaiming that it is all we need!
To do otherwise means that you are putting people into a situation taht they have no idea what they are doing.
It hurts the cause more than helping it.
It’s new age gobbledygook, seriously.
And I think that it is done intentionally.
Again, the fact is that YES, love is, in the end, what is going to get us through everything.
It’s about understanding that the person that is beside you is as much you as you are them, and that what you do affects them at a deep level.
It’s about knowing that everything that we do is poured out of us in waves.
What you send out to other people comes back to you just as much.
Your life is like a piano string…
That’s what love, in the end, means. It’s about knowing that you are them, they are you, and we are all part of this cosmic experiment that has been ongoing, and will go on.
We’re not taught that from the get go, though, are we?
We’re told something else completely.
we’re told that you should have love like those other couples out there, even though half of all marriages end in divorce and families being devastated.
We’re not taught love. Instead, we’re taught division.
We are taught that we have to look out for number 1. That we have to think of ourselves first.
That the guy who’s homeless and sitting there starving is faking it and is only after booze or drugs.
We’re taught that kids should be programmed, that they need to learn young the harshness of the world.
But look at a group of little children together. Look at how they act together.
They don’t hate. They don’t try to kill each other.
They are in a state of love and innocence.
That’s a state of love.
Love, true love, has no agendas, other than to proliferate itself.
It has no needs, other than to express itself.
If you are a part of the culture of love, and you really want to get people to understand the idea that we really are one, that we are all connected together, stop just saying the words.
TEACH them what love is.
SHOW them what love is.
Don’t preach love nad then cause divisions.
Teach them how to love.
Because if you don’t, they will learn other lessons, other ways of living.
And in those waters be dragons.
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