Wednesday, January 31, 2007

No Such Thing as Global Warming?

It is 8 degrees fahrenheit here in Indy right now--8 degrees!

Mean while, it's 45 degrees in Hveragerdi, Iceland, and 37 degrees in Narsarsuaq, Greenland.

Now as you may all know, Hveragerdi is known for it's volcanic hot springs, so maybe I can understand this, but Narsarsuaq? Come on gimme a break, their average high for this time of year is only 27 degrees.

Who could deny that there is something just wrong with the weather patterns on this planet? Well, other than the Bush administration.

Get Raped--Go to Jail?

Only in a radical Islamic nation could a woman get raped, and then be put in jail, and denied a legal morning after pill on religious grounds--right?

Well folks, it can also happen in Florida.

This case is disturbing at so many levels.

TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- A college student who told police she had been raped was jailed for two days after officers found an old warrant accusing her of failing to pay restitution for a 2003 theft arrest.

While she was behind bars, a jail worker refused to give her a second dose of the morning-after contraceptive pill because of the worker's religious convictions, the college student's attorney said.

The 21-year-old woman was released Monday only after attorney Vic Moore reported her plight to the local media.

...Moore said the young woman was not allowed to take the second emergency contraceptive pill until Monday afternoon, a day late, after reporters called police and jail officials.

The police department in Tampa has said that has put in place a policy:

...that tells officers not to arrest a crime victim who has suffered injury or mental trauma whenever "reasonably possible."

And they have apologized to the woman who was raped--first by an unknown male, then by the police department.

So--the police department is sorry and really regrets what has happened to this young woman, and has put policies in place to assure this never happens again?

Actually, if you read the article, it seems that the police department is sorry and regrets the media finding out about the incident. Since nothing was done until "reporters" asked them what was going on.

Also notice in the article that: she was riding in a patrol car trying to locate the crime scene in the dark, police found the warrant stemming from a 2003 juvenile arrest for grand theft and burglary. It said she owed $4,585.

"They stopped the investigation right there" and put her in handcuffs...

So, not only did they jail the victim, but also lost precious time searching for the rapist. And I thought the police department here in Indianapolis had problems.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Slap Your Wife for God

A couple of days ago a Saudi high court upheld a forced divorce of a couple because they were of two differing social classes. The court used a school of Islamic law called Wahhabism for their decision.

I'm glad that I live in a country whose people are not subjected to such stupid religious rules, which tear apart families.

Hell folks, over here there are people that are so opposed to such stupid ideas that they wont even allow for divorce in cases where the husband beats his wife. To do so would show a lack of faith in God, and we can't have a lack of faith. No, it's much better to let children be raised in a home where Daddy beats the shit out of Mom, and the children, than to let children be in the care of two loving, caring men, or two loving and caring women.

I guess that God figures Hey you beat my son, so now beat your own. The sick twisted fuck.

Don't Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

For anyone who doesn't believe in a sky fairy who commands and watches over us all; is not sure about the existence of this fairy; or in any way believes or thinks differently than Christians who think they have all the answers, there always comes a time when he or she has to defend his or her belief or lack thereof against an attack from some fundamentalist Christian wacko.

In most such debates the non-believer usually defers to logic, reason, science, or some other form of intelligent argument. The problem with such tactics is that fundamentalist Christians are far from being logical, reasonable, learned people, and instead use fairy tales, faith, and ancient literature to support their position.

So, how do you prove your point, or at least get them to back off--Simple: You fight fire with fire.

There is but one source for the Christian faith, and that source is the collection of morality tales, and fairy tales known as the Bible. Without the Bible Christianity disappears (as does Judaism, and Islam). Unfortunately, most atheists, agnostics, and other non-believers have little knowledge of the Bible, and are basically stepping into a gunfight holding only a knife.

Well, as it turns out, I can help with this. The main reason I became an atheist was my father's insistence that I learn the Bible as a child. This intense regimin of study not only taught me the Bible, but also showed me what a crock it is, so eventually led to my abandoning the faith.

The Bible is full of discrepancies, contradictions, and other wonderful pieces of ammo that, when used correctly, stops Christian bullshit dead in its tracks. I know where most of this stupidity is, and have successfully used the Bible against Christidiots many times. It is my intention to begin sharing this ammo with you.

As I see it for now, this will become a semi-regular topic covering one or two topics of debate at a time. Most of these topic discussions will only work against fundamentalist Christians, as they are the ones who believe that the Bible is the unerring word of God. Other sects, such as Catholics, have gone out of their way to develop arguments based on logic. Such arguments are relatively hard to counter, but fortunately these people are usually not the ones trying to get you to "repent" and see things there way only.

For my first installment, I will address one of my recurring themes (the fallacy of the Bible's containing divine truth), and one of my favorite stories (the death of Judas.)


At the center of most fundamentalist Christians' arguments for their belief being the true belief is the line: "the Bible says;" "because it's in the Bible;" or some other form of reference to the Bible. According to their way of thinking, everything written in the Bible is from God, and therefore not only instructions and statements directly from him, but also the absolute truth. If this were in fact the case, then no statement in the Bible would directly contradict another, because there can be only one absolute truth.

The story of Judas' death in one wonderfully graphic example of two contradictory "truths."

For those of you who don't know who Judas is, he is the guy who betrayed Jesus to the authorities for thirty pieces of silver, and therefore, one of the big villains (something that could also be argued) in the story of Jesus.

As the accepted story goes, Judas felt guilty for his betrayal, and went back to the temple of the priests who paid him off:

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

Matthew 27:5-8 (I am using the King James version of the Bible since is the one that most Protestants use, but other versions say the same thing)

So, in effect, Judas threw the money back to the Priests then went and hanged himself. Then the priests bought a potters field to bury strangers in. Since the field was bought with "blood money," they named the field "the field of blood."

This is the story that is widely accepted as the true word of God on this subject.

But---According to the book of Acts Judas' actions, and demise were quite different.

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

Acts 1:16-19

Okay, a much different story supposedly being told soon after the events described. In this story, Judas DOES NOT RETURN the money. HE is the one who buys the field. And then, while in the field, Judas falls down, explodes, and his guts "burst forth," and everyone in Jerusalem knows what happened which is why they call the field "the field of blood."

To me, this is a much more entertaining story; like something out of a modern slasher film.

I have thrown this at many Bible thumpers, and most of the time it confused them so much they shut up and left me alone. But, there have been the occasional stubborn individuals who tried to argue that I was reading it wrong. Below are the arguments I've heard and my replies:

1) Judas was left hanging so long that he exploded. My reply: if he hanged himself then how did he get to the field? Answer: He hanged himself in the field. Reply: then how did he buy the field? Answer: He bought it before he hanged himself. Reply: But how did he buy it with "reward of iniquity' if he had given the reward back to the priests? Answer: You're going to Hell!

2) Judas was buried in the field then exploded. Reply: Nowhere does it say that Judas was buried, only that the field was for the burial of strangers. Besides if he was buried before he exploded then no one would know about it. But, there is still the problem of who bought the field. Answer: You're going to Hell!

Basically, no matter how someone twists the details of the story, there are two totally different versions of who bought the field with the "reward of iniquity."

Two absolute truths?

A common answer to this is that the Bible is the word of God, but was written and edited by men, so will contain the occasional mistake, because men make mistakes.

My reply? If there are mistakes, then how does anyone know what is mistake and what is correct? For all you know, everything you believe may be the mistakes. In fact the entire book may be the wrong story.

Their reply: Well I have faith in God.

My reply: How do you know there is a God.

Reply: The Bible.

My Reply: The above story.

Most people let go of the argument when confronted with a statement about faith, but if you point out that their faith is based entirely on a book that is rife with mistakes, and that they would be better off believing in a better written fairy tale, such as The Lord of the Rings, these nutbags tend to just curse you to Hell and go away to babble amongst themselves.

Praise Frodo.

In the next instalment, we will discuss the argument that God created everything.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Another Must Read

I have read many condemnations, and discussions about religious intolerance, and down-right hatred of homosexuals, but never have I read as thoughtful essay on this subject than one I found today at a blog called the Atheist Ethicist.

So, I now label this essay as another of my "must reads."

Must Be Nice...

It must be nice to live in a country where the government has the balls to stand up to Christidiots.

It seems that there are at least two of them out there.

Country One--Brazil:

Not only does Brazil host Carnival, which could easily be considered the hedonist's party of all parties, but they also consider the American tradition of conning money out of people in the name of God to be fraud, larceny, and money laundering.

Estevam Hernandes Filho (a.k.a. Apostle Estevam), and Sonia Haddad Moraes Hernandes (a.k.a. Bishop Sonia), founders of the Evangelical Reborn in Christ Church in Brazil were arrested in Miami on January, 8 for trying to smuggle undeclared money into the United States--they claimed to have $10,000 on them when they arrived, but in fact had over $56,000; $9,000 of which was hidden in Sonia'a Bible (which marks the first time I know of that this particular book was worth the paper it's printed on.)

What makes Brazil stand out in this case is that they want the apostle and bishop extradited from the US to them, on charges of, among other things, fraud, tax evasion, larceny, and money laundering. It seems that church leaders in Brazil can't get away with making millions of dollars in the name of God and then using that money to buy record labels, broadcast companies, and mansions in Florida.

If the Apostle and Bishop had been a little smarter, and done these things here in the United States they wouldn't be having these problems. Hell they could even be neighbors or business partners with other Evangelicals like Pat Robertson who evades taxes, owns broadcast companiesowns broadcast companies, launders money, makes energy shakes, calls for the assassination of foreign leaders, and engages in gold and diamond mining adventures with African Dictators. But, then again having a mansion in Florida could be dangerous, since Robertson has called for there to be earthquakes there.

Country Two--Britain:

Yes folks, Georgie's only substantial ally in his annexation of Iraq, the British Government, actually seems to have grown a spine, and is up to the Catholic Church over a proposed law that would bar discrimination against gay couples in the adoption process.

The Catholics, of course, want to discriminate as they see fit, and have threatened to close Catholic orphanages before they would give one of their orphans to a loving and caring gay couple. An unconfirmed (and possibly fictitious) source has hinted to me that the loss of unguarded young boys would put quite a damper on the priesthood's morale, and place nuns in a bad position.

As anyone who pays attention here in the US knows, damned near any Christian church can get away with discrimination against anyone for any reason. Hell, they can even blame them (gays) for everything from 9/11 to hurricane Katrina. It must be nice to live with such a deluded mind, or better yet to live in a country that stands up to Christian, Islamic, Jewish, etc. bullshit.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Jesus is In Florida, Not Louisianna

Well, it seems that my assumption that Jesus had returned as a female chimpanzee, and A Simple Girl's postulation that Jesus was a komodo dragon may have both been wrong.

By way of God is for Suckers I have learned that Jesus has been alive for some time and lives in Florida.

Jesus is a recovering heroin addict, who now preaches that all sin died with the first Christ. What this means is simply that sin is no longer a problem. So, now rape, murder, and being Paris Hilton are okay in the eyes of God. Hopefully, Indiana will now lift its silly restriction against selling beer on Sunday, because I don't always remember to stock up on Saturday, and quite often drink everything I have stockpiled on Friday and Saturday.

I have to say that Christ has gotten a lot better than the whiny ass he was the first time around. And judging by the photo below, his followers have gotten hotter than I ever imagined St. Paul to be.

Well I have to cut today's post a little short. It's Sunday, and I need to find the television remote, and get a beer from the fridge (I remembered this weekend), so I can get back to Sunday services.

A Must Read

By way of God is for Suckers I found an essay written by an 11 year-old girl that does a better job of putting the whole Christmas thing in perspective than anything else I have ever read on the subject.

Then, to top it off, there are certain replies to this young lady's essay that do more to show the character of the average American Baptist than anything I could ever write.

This essay and its follow-up would easily classify as must reads, so for a worthwhile bit of reading check it out.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Bush to World: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Well folks, Georgie Boy is crying about Democrats being too partisan by not agreeing with his ideas.

This is same asshole who has spent the last six years shoving his agenda down the throats of not only Americans, but the rest of the World as well. Who invaded Iraq despite opposition from US allies, NATO, and the United Nations. Whose administration has consistently referred to Democrats, the French, and anyone else who disagreed with him as "anti-American," "pro-terrorist," "un-patriotic," "liars," "traitors," etc.

But, now that partisanship could potentially hurt him or his good ole' boys, it's a bad thing. What a whiner.

Sinatra's Gay Grannies Agenda

Well folks, today I learned something horrible. According to Donnie Davies at Love God's Way, Frank Sinatra had a hidden gay agenda. Yes folks, The Chairman of the Board, The Voice, Ole' Blue Eyes had been using his music to turn the generation that fought the Second World War gay.

According to Mr. Davies:
One of the most dangerous ways homosexuality invades family life is through popular music. Parents should keep careful watch over their children's listening habits, especially in this Internet Age of MP3 piracy.

To protect families and children Mr. Davies has compiled a list of "Gay Bands" and Frankie is on this list right between K D Lang (gay), and Hinder (shitty).

While I normally don't worry about "hidden gay agendas", this one was scary because it could involve my grandmother, and quite frankly, visions of Granny and Rosie O'Donnel locked in lesbian sex is quite disturbing to me.

You see, my grandmother (who turned 89 last December) all but raised me from the time I was twelve until I went into the Army at 17. During these formative years my grandmother allowed me to listen to music I liked such as: Led Zepplin (not on the list), KISS (also not on the list),and The Eagles (Nope, not on the list), but she also took control of the music occasionally and listened to bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Tommy Dorsey (for whom Frankie was a lead singer), as well as performers like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and, yes you guessed it, Frank Sinatra.

Granny used to talk a lot about how "gorgeous a man" Sinatra was and lamented modern society's lack of "real men" like Sinatra, Martin, and Bogart. So, obviously Sinatra had cast his "turn you gay" spell over my poor unsuspecting grandma.

When I first became aware of Sinatra's evil doings it seemed a bit far fetched. After all, this was the man about whom Humphrey Bogart once said:
"If he could stay away from the broads and devote his time to being an actor, he'd be one of the best in the business."

And whom the FBI even had record of being something of a ladies man, or as they labeled him: a seducer, and adulterer. This is the guy who won an academy award for his part in From Here to Eternity, and again for his part in The Manchurian Candidate. He was also in the original Ocean's Eleven, and one of my favorite movies: Von Ryan's Express.

But, then other little tidbits started dawning on me, such as one of Sinatra's signature songs I've Got You Under My Skin, which was written by Cole Porter (on the list), who was somewhat openly gay.

But the big give away was Granny herself. I remember her saying one time that she didn't care if Rock Hudson was gay because he was a wonderful actor and "very nice to look at." And then there was granny's comment on Boy George (on the list--duh).

Upon seeing Boy George on television, Granny laughed at first, but then turned to me and said:
Well he is kinda cute, and has a good voice.

In my mind I put this little comment together with Granny's teaching me that it was stupid to hate people because they are a different color or religion, or because of how they look, talk, or love, and that's when it hit me. Dear God!!! Frank Sinatra turned my gramma gay.

The Other Pride MarchShe will probably never admit her orientation, and I didn't see her at last summer's "Dyke March" in New York, but, for her generation, open sexuality is not the norm, so I don't see her as a hypocrite, and obviously still love her even though I will probably go to Hell for doing so.

I am so glad that Mr. Davies and his hate group helped me to see the light. Though it is going to be hard to give up some of my favorite music like: Nirvana, Queen, and The Doors all of whom made the gay list. The good news I guess is that Marilyn Manson, and Nine Inch Nails didn't make the list, so are still safe for me listen to*.

Other omissions include TATU (probably because they are only pretend lesbians, or Russian, or because they are cute, unlike KD Lang, and cute girls kissing on video is OK to Christians), and Britney Spears who should be on every list of music not to listen to.

A band that made the safe list confused me though. I would think that Flyleaf's song Cassie would be objectionable because of the lead singer's (atheist and recovering drug addict) reference to belief in God being like shooting one's self in the head. But, maybe I am reading into it too much.

Another bit of confusion from this group is their use of an Oscar Wilde quote to get their message across, and referring to him as a reformed homosexual. Maybe they are referring to Wilde's being accepted in the Catholic Church on his death bed even though most literary historians agree that there was no way Wilde could have known what was going on. After all this is the guy who said shortly before his death:
"My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has got to go."

It seems that the wallpaper won.

A bit of Ron trivia--I do actually like both of these bands.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Sexual Relations Day

Well folks, it's Australia Day in Australia, and Republic Day in India, but here in the US it's what could be called Sexual Relations Day. Why? You may or may not ask. Well today is the 9th anniversary of the World's getting to hear the now famous line:

I did not have sexual relations with that woman...

Yes folks it's been almost a decade since the republicans here in the US were spending millions of dollars, and wasting everybodies time focusing on whether or not Bill Clinton got a hummer in his office.

In the years since that day republicans managed to assume control of the White House and the US Congress, during which time the have made it a point to severly ass-rape non-millionaire American citizens, and a huge chunk of the rest of the World. I just wonder if this violation would be considered "sexual relations."

Thursday, January 25, 2007

More Christian Whining

Well it seems that churches (at least the ones in the US) are crying about being the poor downtrodden masses again.

This time they are complaining about some bills going through the American Congress. It seems that were this bill to pass, churches involved in political lobbying:
...would be required to register with Congress and make certain initial and quarterly disclosures about their activities that would be made available to the public on an easily searchable government website.

The Lord knows we can't have churches being honest about their activities.

In my opinion (slightly biased as it may be) churches should be forced to stay out of politics, and stick to their time honored activity of brainwashing future morons. The Constitution has an entire clause about keeping churches out of politics which is based on Jefferson's fears about churches trying to influence policy and law thereby undermining democracy.

If these ministers want to play politics then they should drop their tax-exempt status, and become lobbyists. If they want to manipulate the body that levies taxes then they should have to pay taxes to do so.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Five Things About Me

I have been officially tagged by Mojoey at Deep Thoughts with a meme. Being new to this I can only hope that I am getting this right by telling five things about me that readers may or may not know, and then tagging others with the same challenge.

As this blog is relatively new, supplying five unknown facts about myself is relatively easy so, here goes:

Fact One--I am a backslider:

Believe it or not, I was raised a hardcore fundamentalist Christian. My father was a fervent follower of the teachings of a man by the name of Garner Ted Armstrong and drummed the teaching of Garner Ted into me on a daily basis.

Among other things, I was taught that Pope Jon Paul II was the anti-Christ and that it is a sin to eat pork, celebrate Christmas, celebrate Easter, celebrate damned near anything for that matter. Pops also taught me that going to church on Sunday instead of Saturday is a sin, and that everything in the Bible (King James Version) is literal truth. I had to do a complete study course on the Bible under his direction.

I saw my first book burning when I was twelve when Dad burnt a Time Life book on the evolution of man that I had gotten from school. He also beat me senseless for having the book, and refused to pay for it because it shouldn't have been printed in the first place. Dad then arranged to have the demons in me expelled.

Fact Two--I am a widower.

In 1991 I married a wonderful woman whom I had been dating for four years and living in sin with for one. We produced two wonderful children before her death in 1994 due to an inoperable brain tumor.

I met her in college, told my room mate that she was the woman I would marry, and never looked back. My time with her was the most wonderful period of my life.

Fact Three--I'm a Vet.

I served in the U.S. Army for six years after high school. During that time I did nuclear missile security in Germany, and was stationed with the 82nd Airborne division at Fort Bragg, NC, as a team leader in C company 1st battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Fact Four--I'm a music fanatic.

I am very passionate about music, and listen to music during the majority of my waking moments. I am particularly fond of 80's hair metal, punk, and 90's grunge.

Fact Five--I'm a good cook.

I have always enjoyed food, but since I could never find anyone to cook for me I had to learn to do so myself. I don't have a particular type of food that I like, so I dabble with all types of cooking. Lately I have been doing a lot of Mexican food. Not the Tex-Mex crap that is passed off so often as Mexican food, but true Mexican foods. A friend's wife has been supplying me with recipes that she got from her mother and grandmother. Her family is from some village in southern Mexico that I've never heard of.

Okay, that's five about me, so I'll tag Michelle at Mutant Cat since she's really the only person I know on here, and her answers would promise to be interesting.

State of the Union Day

Well folks, tonight President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address to Congress. This annual event is one of the few times that the U.S. president is allowed to enter the congressional chambers, and is traditionally a time when he (possibly "she" in the near future) outlines the administration's accomplishments over the previous year, as well as the agenda for the coming year in upbeat and optimistic terms.

The premise for this speech is Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution which says:

"[The President] shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

The first such address was delivered by George Washington on January 8, 1790 in New York City. Thomas Jefferson thought the idea of the address being given in person was too monarchical, so he began the practice of delivering a letter to Congress for them to read, which lasted until 1913 when Woodrow Wilson delivered his address in person. Since then, with few exceptions (including Carter's written address in 1981), the address has been delivered in person in the form of a speech.

The term "State of the Union Address" came to popular use after Franklin Roosevelt's 1935 address. Before then is was called "the President's Annual Message to Congress."

The White House (as is customary) will not give details about the speech tonight other than to say that the President is preparing for the speech (shown here with study materials.)

But, it is generally agreed that he will come off looking something like the image at left, and won't mention that his approval rating has hit an all-time low, or that 2/3 of the American public oppose his new Iraqimization policy.

He also will most likely not mention the 27 American troops killed in Iraq over the weekend. Or the bombs that killed at least 88 Iraqis as the first part of "the surge" arrived in Iraq.

Though not sure of any of the details of Georgie's speech, I am relatively sure that it will embody the message that he has been giving Americans and the rest of the World for some time now. A message which is beautifully illustrated by the picture below.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Jesus Has Returned

Okay, I am a big enough man to admit that I may have been wrong about Christianity.

One of the biggest tenets of their faith is that Jesus Christ would one day return to Earth and bring about the end of time, after which we would all be judged for our sins. It seems that he has arrived in Shreveport, LA.

As an obvious double-slap to Christian Fundamentalists, Jesus came back as a female chimpanzee.

According to the Shreveport Times, Jesus (now known as Tracy, and pictured at right with her mother and an aunt) was born to Teresa, an old female thought to be barren (a lot like Abraham's wife) who has not had contact with a male chimp capable of producing offspring (a lot like President Bush).

Since Jesus/Tracy has yet to begin preaching or judging we can't be sure what the future of humanity will be, but you can damned sure bet that Charlton Heston will be sorry for uttering the phrase "you damned dirty ape."

Obviously God could not be reached for comment on this little ironic twist of fate, but after many hours of prayer and a couple of bottles of rum, I have come to the conclusion that the second coming happening as it has in the form of a female chimp in the United States may have something to do with God's being quite the jokester, or Pierre Boulle's being the last true prophet of God.

Side note: Below is the promotional photo for the remake of the Scorsese classic The Last Temptation of Christ

Religious Affiliation?

Just so readers are clear on this matter, I would like to say that I have no religious affiliation, and consider religious beliefs to be a waste of time, money, energy, paper, and brain cells.

As it turns out, there are many bloggers who share my beliefs on this subject, and many of them have joined together in a blogroll coincidentally titled The Atheists Blogroll. Being the type of person who enjoys being with like-minded people I joined said roll and have placed a link to it over there to the right of the page. Check some of it out---there's some good stuff there.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Now We Know Who to Blame!!!

While aimlessly cruising around the web-o-sphere this evening I came across a site devoted to building up The President's Prayer Team.

According to this site, there are "millions" of Americans engaged in prayer to help the president, and his lackeys do the right thing. These millions are also praying to keep American soldiers safe (I guess the Brits, and others are on their own) despite God having failed to do so over 25,800 times so far. But then, this club is also praying to keep churches safe from attack even though God let two of his houses in North Carolina North Carolina be burned recently.

But, the thing that struck me the hardest was the following quote on the club's homepage:

Our liberty is a precious gift of God, bought at a great price. As we pray for our nation, let us first give God the thanks and honor He deserves for blessing us as He has.

So, according to this statement, the 1,224,423 or so Americans who have died in American wars were sacrifices to the Christian god for his "gift of freedom", which doesn't bode well for the future of American soldiers serving now.

This of course is just another example of just how blood thirsty the Christian god is. This is the same god that killed Egyptian children because their king didn't like Moses, wiped out nearly all life on the planet because some of his angels had gotten some women pregnant, and destroyed entire cities (men, women, and children), because he didn't like who some people were sleeping with.

Who in the hell would love a god like this? Probably the same people who would pray for a president whose illegal war has killed more Americans (not to mention Iraqis, Brits, Spaniards, Australians, Italians, etc.) than the terrorist attacks referred to as 9/11.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Just in case readers are unsure about my feelings concerning the current president or his wars, I offer up the following little poster.

So you can have context for the poster (in case you don't already know) I offer the following excerpt from an interview with Georgie back in December.

“I must tell you, I'm sleeping a lot better than people would assume,” he said.

He said he drinks a couple of cups of coffee in the morning and drinks a lot of water and, of course, no alcohol.

“I don't drink alcohol. I can remember when I used to drink, I had trouble sleeping at night,” the President said.

December 14, 2006

Sexy Beast

Yesterday during a particularly strong bout of boredom I started hitting the "next blog" button at the top of the posts page.

During my travels down this route I noticed that there seemed to be a large number of blogs that had as their sole purpose the posting of pictures of women who are supposedly known by the postee. I also noticed a rather large number of sex-related sites.

While traveling through these sites I began to get bored again, and moved on to trying to find something else to amuse myself with, such as stupid religious sites, but the sheer mass of "my hot girlfriend" and "I am a sexpert" sites continued to bother me.

Don't get me wrong--I am a human, straight, male, so pictures of beautiful women, and intelligent talk (emphasis on "intelligent") about sex are both intriguing subjects to me, but when every other blog says "look at the pictures of my hot girlfriend (which I downloaded from someone else's site)," or "I know all about how to please a man/woman" it gets kind of old.

But---I also have this problem with wanting to belong, so I too will jump on the sex bandwagon, and, in the spirit of sharing, I offer you the video below. Note: this is not me, the girl is not my girlfriend, and I am in no way implying either of these statements.


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Donations Being Accepted

Well I did a little camera shopping as I mentioned I was going to do, and have found the camera for me (pictured here.)

Unfortunately this little beauty cost between 700 and 800 dollars depending on where you get it.

Once again I am suffering from a case of champagne tastes and beer budget, and have no where near enough money tucked away to afford this piece of modern photography equipment---so I will resort to begging.

If anyone out there has any compassion for my plight I will gladly help them feel better about themselves by giving them a postal address whereto they may send me the funds to buy the aforementioned camera. Just contact me here by way of a comment. I promise to use this camera for the good of all mankind by taking an endless amount of high quality photographs of such worthy subjects as me, people being arrested around the city, acts of stupidity, and snow just to name a few.

Thank you.

Note: In hindsight I guess I could have prayed for the camera, but I already spent my prayer money on a venti sized triple shot vanilla latte at Starbucks.

Prayer and Five Bucks Will Get You a Cup of Coffee...Or...

Need healing? Need a way out of your life of sin? Need to know how to be truly and divinely stupid?

Well look no further. I have found a website, where you can obtain all of these things for just five bucks.

Or you could take the five bucks to the nearest Starbucks, and get something that's actually useful.

Your choice---remember Jesus Loves You (but then again he doesn't really know you.)

Hello Winter--Long Time No See

Well, judging by the temperature and snow on the ground, winter seems to have finally arrived.

But, since I was a victim of burglary recently I don't have a digital camera to take pictures to show you guys.

I guess today would be a good day for camera shopping.

Color of Stupidity

I got some interesting junk mail yesterday, and being the generous person I am, I felt the need to share it.

The waste of paper in question was a post card advertisement for Color of the Cross which, according to the post card, is:

A powerful, epic film which vividly depicts the last 48 hours of the life of Jesus Christ, Color of the Cross is also the first film to portray Jesus as a black man and to suggest that the Crucifixion could have been racially motivated.

This little post card bothers me for a couple of different reasons. First there is the fact that all of the energy and paper used to promote another version of this boring fairy tale could have been put to better use, such as toilet paper, or to keep me up to date about the life of Britney Spears.

But even worse is the plot of the movie itself. Do we really need another excuse for racism in the name of God?

Never mind that, according to the whole Jesus fairy tale, mister Christ's family was from what we now know as the Middle-East, and not sub-Saharan Africa: the whole reason this little wuss was born was to die for the sins of mankind, so whoever killed him, whether it was the Romans, Mel Gibson's Jewish conspiracy, whitey, or orcs who were searching for the ring of power, the killer was doing the work of the Lord which from what I've read is killing everyone who looks at you funny, turning women into slaves/breeding stock, and turning water into wine. Granted, that last one is a noble pursuit.

Admittedly, I will probably not watch this movie, but it is obviously nothing more than an attempt to give people another reason to hate me because my skin tone is similar to that of people long dead whom I never knew and would have, quite frankly, not associated with, and from what I have seen lately, people already have more than enough reasons to do this

Thursday, January 11, 2007

No Need for Hell--Burn on Earth

Being the kind of person who loves to rant about idiots and their behavior, I often talk about religious folk--which is exactly what I am about to do. So, if you are one of the blindly faithful followers of Jesus, Yahweh, Muhammad, Thor, Krom, the lord of the Flies, etc. then you may want to go read your holy books or sit around and babble out some prayers. For the rest of you, I have the following tidbit from the BBC.

It seems that Jesus Christ was condemned to death today in Nigeria for murder. According to the BBC, "Emeka Ezeuko, better known as Reverend King, was found guilty on one count of murder and five of attempted murder," and then sentenced to death. According to the article, this self-proclaimed Nigerian incarnation of Jesus Christ set six of his congregation on fire last July for the sin of extra-marital sex.

Now, many of you are probably doing something along the line of shaking your heads and thinking about how horrible this deed is. But, when you look at the larger picture it is nothing but another example of the stupidity we call religion.

First of all, the idea of killing people for their sins is as old as religion itself. Think burning witches, the inquisition, killing abortion providers, and most of the wars in human history.

Then there is the question about how one man could douse six people with gasoline and set them on fire. Why did the victims allow him to do it, and what about the other members of the congregation who allowed it to happen, and, according to the article, still support their chosen man of God.

In my opinion the man is a criminal, but if the victims of his crime are so stupid that they allowed themselves to be punished by him--then what crime did he really commit beyond the spreading of the ignorance known as Christianity?

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007


This is a new rant site for me, but I have had others. Due to bad record keeping and a severe computer dilema I can't get into the others, so I'll begin anew.

I'm not really sure where all of this will lead, but who really cares any way.