Leebert's Compact Web Page on Death, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Time, and Revelations


Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me -
The Carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality. - Emily Dickinson

Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
- Shakespeare, Macbeth

One bright morning at midnight
two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
pulled out their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise,
and saved the lives of the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie is true,
ask the blind man, he saw it too.


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Shakespeare

If you study the logistics
and heuristics of the mystics
you will find that their minds
rarely move in a line

So it's much more realistic
to abandon such ballistics
and resign to chopped
like a leaf from the vine
- Brian Eno (from Before and After Science: Blackwater)


A 1-L Lama, he's a priest
A 2-L Llama, he's a beast
And a 3-L Lllama is a spicey Thai feast!
(in response to Ogden Nash's original
which, in place of the last verse said,
"But I'm willing to bet a silk pajama
that there's no such thing as a 3-L Lllama.")

Visit the World's Religions page.



The temperature of Heaven can be rather accurately computed. Our authority is Isaiah 30:26, "Moreover, the light of the Moon shall be as the light of the Sun and the light of the Sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days." Thus Heaven receives from the Moon as much radiation as we do from the Sun, and in addition 7*7 (49) times as much as the Earth does from the Sun, or 50 times in all. The light we receive from the Moon is one 1/10,000 of the light we receive from the Sun, so we can ignore that ... The radiation falling on Heaven will heat it to the point where the heat lost by radiation is just equal to the heat received by radiation, i.e., Heaven loses 50 times as much heat as the Earth by radiation. Using the Stefan-Boltzmann law for radiation, (H/E)^4 =50, where E is the absolute temperature of the earth (-300K), gives H as 798K (525C). The exact temperature of Hell cannot be computed ... [However] Revelations 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving ... shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." A lake of molten brimstone means that its temperature must be at or below the boiling point, 444.6C. We have, then, that Heaven, at 525C is hotter than Hell at 445C. - From "Applied Optics" vol. 11, A14, 1972


When the tide of life turns against you
And the current upsets your boat
Don't waste tears on what might have been
Just lie on your back and float


Ladies and gentlemen
Take my advice
Pull down your pants
And slide on the ice

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