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Religion – Making Women Disappear

The goal of religion is to justify the domination of women. It’s disgusting. It’s even more disgusting that some women go along for the ride. Get a brain.

Here is a perfect example on the disgusting deceit of a Hasidic newspaper reporting on the elimination of Osama Bin Laden.  They are so hateful that they could not allow a woman to appear in a photograph. The women in the operations room in the now famous photo were photoshopped out of the picture. The fantasy must be maintained by any means. Such doctoring of Whitehouse photos is specifically prohibited but that didn’t matter. Truth in reporting didn’t matter. What mattered most was eliminating the women.

Read the story here.

May 9, 2011   No Comments

Atheist Quote of the Day

I’m thinking about blogging again and I can’t think of a better way to begin than to share the Atheist Quote of the Day. This one is new to me and I love it.

“If it looks like shit, sounds like shit, smells like shit, is worth shit and all the evidence points towards it being shit: it’s most definitely religion.”– Bob Hope

Happy NFL draft day!

April 28, 2011   No Comments

Greenspan in a “state of shocked disbelief.”

Raise your hand if you’ve read any of Ayn Rand’s books? When you read them, did you laugh out loud? If the answer is yes, you may leave the room. You have a brain. If you didn’t, tsk tsk tsk. You must stay and listen to her loyal follower, Alan Greenspan.

Mr. Greenspan is testifying before Congress about our economic meltdown. He said he is in “a state of shocked disbelief.” Poor poor Alan. He read Ayn Rand and sat at her feet like a sweet little puppy. He is stupid.

People who say they are libertarians are actually saying they’re better than everyone else and they should be rewarded for that. I’ve got mine, screw you is the underlying text. Me and people like me are so smart and so clever and so industrious that we should lead without any government restraint on our actions. Dumb d’Dumb Dumb Dumb.

Libertarianism is a religion to Alan Greenspan. There is no logic. There is no data. He had “faith” in his libertarian beliefs. Ooopsie. It’s nonsense! From the New York Times:

Mr. Greenspan said he had made a “mistake” in believing that banks in operating in their self-interest would be sufficient to protect their shareholders and the equity in their institutions.

Mr. Greenspan said that he had found “a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works.”

Mr. Greenspan, who headed the nation’s central bank for 18.5 years, said that he and others who believed lending institutions would do a good job of protecting their shareholders are in a “state of shocked disbelief.”

He said that the current crisis had “turned out to be much broader than anything that I could have imagined.”

Guess what, sanctimonious wonder pup, people are people are people and no one is good all the time. In fact, most people are bad most of the time when money is involved. I think the key word in the text above is “believing.” Alan based all of his actions on a belief. Then he jumbled the numbers to fit the belief. That’s not science. That’s nonsense. That’s religion.

I had this friend once upon a time who claimed to be a libertarian. Like most liberatians I’ve known, she was functionally very ordinary. She had degrees all over the place but next to nothing in her bank account. She was basically ineffectual in the workplace. Was she smart? Yes, she was smart with books but hopelessly self obsessed, conceited and an insulting patronizing supervisor. She was doomed to a slow rise to middle management without a single innovative thought. She was a libertarian true believer.

Next time you see a libertarian bumper sticker on a car, take note of the driver and the car. You’re probably looking at the company joke searching for his Swingline stapler.

And, Mr. Greenspan and Mr. Bernanke, next time you decide to play with the world’s money, sit back and imagine what P.T. Barnum would do if he was given a pile of dough and didn’t have to worry about the cops. He’d steal it all. Maybe you should teach that in your econ courses at Princeton.

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October 23, 2008   No Comments

Miss Sister 2008

“Miss Sister 2008″ may be the stupidest idea I’ve heard about in long long time. It’s wrong in every way imaginable. An idiot priest is running a beauty contest for nuns. I know all priests are idiots but this guy is a supreme idiot. Quick, make him a pope. Read about it here.

August 24, 2008   No Comments

It Was a Life Changing Experience – Hot Glue Gun Your Way to Enlightment

When you hear the words, “It was a life changing experience,” hold on to your wallet and run as fast as you can. This phrase is usually associated with the latest crackpot offering of re-heated watered down pseudo-religious garbage commandeered from the eastern culture of moment. Remember, for example, Yoga is stretching, nothing more. It won’t change your life. In fact, some idiot had the bright idea of doing an experiment with a group of prisoners. They tested for aggression, split the prisoners into groups and taught one group a syrupy slop of yoga and meditation. After what they deemed an appropriate time, they re-tested their groups and the Yoga/meditation group showed increased aggression. That’ll teach ‘em to mix science with stupid.

I’ve noticed that the infamous “It was-a-life-changing-experience” is being mentioned in association with attending crafting classes. Most notable among these are those offered near Seattle by the Teesha Moore and clan. They are called Artfest and Artfiberfest. People pay a big chunk of change to go to these places and play with color and glue and paper and cloth. There’s nothing wrong with that. It seems like good clean fun but how is it life-changing? Getting shot in the head and losing half your brain is life-changing. Having both your legs blown off is life-changing. Having your child killed is life-changing. Winning the lottery is life-changing. Doing collage is not life-changing.

Methinks this is the latest pseudo-religious narcissism to invade the land. While Artfest and Artfiberfest are perhaps the best known gatherings of the self-absorbed but colorful changelings, these crafty cults are widespread. It’s a huge business. Do an experiment. Go to Flickr and search for Artfest and/or Artfiberfest. Then get ready to view the cult.

One of the most repulsive forms of worship among the cult of Artfest-ites is the personal “Art Journal.” It’s a real double whammy. You’ve got the gaga factor of ART with the ME factor of the journal. Together, it can be absolutely revolting. And, yes, the members of the cult are uploading videos of these on YouTube. Gird your loins. Here it comes:

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July 3, 2008   No Comments

Padre Pio – Better than Live Bait

The post I made about Padre Pio, the soon to be sainted fraud, is almost as popular as the Mash Cone. For all the pitiful Pio followers, I wanted to make a plug for a great book by Joe Nickell. It’s called “Looking for a Miracle” and it’s available from Amazon. Nickell is a great writer and his books are a pleasure to read. Besides, who doesn’t want to learn how to make their own weeping madonna statue?

June 11, 2008   2 Comments

Wash Your Hands in Draino and Become a Saint Like Padre Pio

fakerOnce upon a time, a wacko claimed stigmata. He was examined by doctors and it was determined that the marks on his hands were chemical burns. People desperate to believe with minds muddled by magical thinking ignored this and decided Padre Pio was some sort of holy sumthin’ or other. The stupidity continues today. From Reuters:

Padre Pio’s body was exhumed from a crypt on March 3 and found to be in “fair condition” after 40 years. Since then, a team of medical examiners and biochemists has been hard at work preserving and reconstructing the body for display.

Its condition at the end of their work has been a closely guarded secret. Monks who have seen it were under orders not to talk to the media before it goes on display on Thursday at about 1 p.m. (7 a.m. EDT) after an outdoor Mass expected to be attended by at least 15,000 people.

About 750,000 people from around the world, mostly from Italy, have made reservations to view the body up to the end of December, according to church officials. About 7,200 people a day will file past the glass coffin.

Pio’s refurbished corpse will be a sure money-maker. Tinkets, cards, photos, relics, etc, will all be available for purchase. Isn’t it special. You can do this, too, with a little caustic and a little flesh.

April 23, 2008   14 Comments

The Children of Llullaillaco

Incan Mummy

Incan archaeology was my first love. Anyone who has studied anthropology and its sub-discipline archaeology views religion differently from most of those who have not. This story is an excellent example of the anthropological viewpoint. Basically, a group of children were put in their Sunday best and dropped off on a mountain top drugged with alcohol and left to die in the name of god. Their remains mummified in the high thin air. Their bodies are on display in Argentina. From CNN:

Scientists believe the so-called Children of Llullaillaco were sacrificed more than 500 years ago in a ceremony marking the annual corn harvest. Dressed in fine clothes and given corn alcohol to put them to sleep, the victims were then left to die at an elevation of 22,080 feet.

All religion is the same. It’s an excuse to murder. It seems quite a few people have objected to this exhibit. Again, from CNN:

Several Indian groups waged a losing campaign to prevent the remains from going on display, arguing that the mummies should be buried or at least kept from public view.

The exhibit is a “great mistake,” said Miguel Suarez, a representative of the Calchaquies valley tribes in and around Salta.

Of course, let’s hide the murders. No, such things should be prominently displayed. Look at what was done. These children were murdered. All religion seeks to dominate and kill.

 

September 8, 2007   No Comments