Thursday, December 30, 2010

Onward Christian Soldiers As To War


Proverbs 21:31
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.
2 Samuel 22:38-43 King David's song of praise
I pursued my enemies and crushed them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet. You armed me with strength for battle; you made my adversaries bow at my feet. You made my enemies turn their backs in flight, and I destroyed my foes. They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—to the LORD, but he did not answer. I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
Ps 24:8
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Revelation 12:7-9, 12 - thank you Jesus for giving us the problem
And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down, that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.
Matthew 10:34-39 Jesus said
Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.


Zazzle T-shirt

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

God Is A Victim

In human psychology a pattern emerges of persons who feel a need to save someone else. For those in addiction, these people are their co-dependents.

SAVIOR -> PERSECUTOR -> VICTIM

At first it looks quite unselfish and we marvel at the sacrifice. But under the covers other patterns are seen. The savior eventually turns into a persecutor. The co-dependent knows what is best for the addicted "sinful" person. It is self-evident what needs to happen, but the sinful person doesn't follow the advice. The savior becomes anger and resentful that the advise is not taken. Then the savior begins to harass and threaten the evil doer with abandonment and/or punishment. Still the evil one keeps doing evil. The savior turned persecutor turns now to be the victim. I have done all I could for them and they still refuse. As you read the Bible that is the Lord Almighty, only He is the one who set it all up. He created Adam and Eve fully knowing Eve would be deceived by Satan as a talking snake who He allowed to be present on the earth and visible to her. Then to His Almighty shock they fell. Then begins the incessant need to save, to persecute (hell good enough for you) and then the victim. It greived him he made man. He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

The God of the Bible - Savior, Persecutor and Victim. Christians try to promote the first one, but then turned to the other two just like the God they worship as soon as they detect any resistance.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jesus Is Love And One Mean Bastard

Christians apologist attempt to excuse God from any wrong doing but the Bible paints a different picture. These Christians sanitize god as a god of love which is taking one text while ignoring others. The BuyBull is so contradictory it is understandable. You can literally hold opposite views and have text to validate it. This is why there are over 10k Christian denominations. The God of Love is also the God Of Eternal Hell. Ancients didn't have a problem with this because they saw themselves hopelessly dependent on this god, not much different than Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods. These gods are simply a reflection of who they were as humans, sometimes loving and sometimes real bastards.

The ones who accept this Judeo-Christian god of contradictions say he is a mystery, we cannot understand. I think we can. The punishment should fit the crime. Seventy years of just living a decent life but not believing in Jesus gives you billions upon trillions of years of being in total darkness yet burning alive with unbelievable suffering. The early old testament didn't paint this view but the loving Jesus did. In fact there are so many references to Jesus talking about hell, 70 by one count, we can say it was his key message. As a marketer he needed to show your need and of course he is the only solution, the cause of the problem at the same time being the solution. Prime B.S. Marketing duping billions. Kudos.

1 John 4:16
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
1 Samuel 2:6
The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Mark 9:47-48 Jesus talking to his disciples
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hard Believer




So you ask for my opinion
Well what is there to say
To be honest and just foolish
Won't make you wanna stay
You've got to go on and get moving
I can't do that for you
Got so many plans and so much you want to do

Love is tough, time is rough
Love is tough, time is rough
Whoaaaa on me

Well I see you've got your bible
Your delusion imagery
Well I don't need your eternity
Or your meaning to feel free
I just live because I love to
And that's enough you see
So don''t come preach about morality
That's just human sense to me

Love is tough, time is rough
Love is tough, time is rough
Whoaaaa on me
On me-eeee .. on me-eee ...

break

And it's one life and it's this life
And it's beautiful
(repeat)
And it's beau .. beau .. beau ... beautiful

Love is tough, time is rough
Whoaaaa on me

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas - The Delusion

When I was being "born again" as a teenager there were things that Christianity did to lead me to believe everything is wonderful, everything is great. Once you give your life to Jesus then all is well. This song captures that feeling. When you are debating a Christian this is at the bottom, an emotion, a feeling, that logic cannot remove or if it is shaken then that is the root of the anger. You are criticizing their imaginary father who is intimately involved with them.


Then life happened and it just didn't fit this delusion. I still enjoy this song by Evie Tornquist. Christians have the best songs for being slap happy. And behind closed doors it all changes. Play it again, Jesus.


Friday, December 24, 2010

I Believe In Father Christmas

From Emerson, Lake and Palmer



They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the Virgin's birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas Tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a Silent Night
And they told me a fairy story
'Till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in Father Christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
'Till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave New Year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at Christmas
They said there'll be peace on Earth
Hallelujah Noel be it Heaven or Hell
The Christmas you get you deserve

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jesus Is ...


A website, created by the City Church in Kirkland, WA is Jesus' facebook but since he is busy we get to say what he is. I found it entertaining to add a bunch of them as well as read other peoples statements. Here is a sampling.

JESUS IS
  • the one who healed me after I got shot by police in a bank robbery
  • nailed to a cross. My God has a hammer. Any questions?
  • loving the people who are saying mean things on this site
  • loving atheist too - mmm, deep fried atheist
  • is late (matthew 24:34)
  • wondering why you worship him as a caucasian
  • so I don't have to think
  • the one who loves even the people that post horrible things
  • the only reason I am porn and drug free
  • letting me "choose" him the way my mugger lets me choose to give him my wallet
  • a common side effect of bad parenting
  • is an extraordinary claim lacking ordinary evidence
  • dead for somebody's sins, but not mine
  • not coming back until Favre retires for good
  • not real, but his fan club is real and dangerous
  • teaching kids that it is okay to benefit from someone's murder
  • less effective than planned parenthood when it comes to preventing abortion
  • getting all of the credit and none of the blame. It's a pretty sweet deal
  • not sure what to do. any suggestions?
  • a gardener not allowed to work in Arizona
  • wondering why the churches have all your money
  • not love...love is love and doesn't need any useless baggage
  • not there, but atheist are, and we love you
  • what keeps the poor from killing the rich
  • at war with Thor
  • delayed because of bad weather
  • an infection. Reason is the cure
  • Mithras for girly men
  • rolling over in his grave
  • never going to be able to wash the blood from his hands
  • proof that Joseph was the most gullible man in history
  • "the most scientific man who ever trod the globe" - Mary Baker Eddy
  • is very upset that you are an atheist
  • blessing the cheesemakers
  • Santa Claus for adults
  • fighting OCD
  • dressing up as Satan for Halloween
  • Apollonius of Tyana
  • the originator of the Stockholm syndrome
  • not the reason for the season, that would be the axial tilt of the earth
  • pro global warming
  • glad he only had to give up a weekend for you
  • going to hunt you down & kill you if you don't believe in him
  • the son of two fathers; so why can't my gad Dad's marry?
  • someone who cured a leper but couldn't be bothered curing the disease
  • whatever your weak mind needs
  • the sound Christians start making when they know they've lost the argument
  • what I say when I stub my toe
  • a cyborg from the 52nd century sent back to cause humanity to destroy itself
  • not persecuted. Persecution is being burned alive for not accepting dogma.
  • wasting your only life, waiting for another one
  • never not enough & always more than enough
  • a nice idea, poorly expressed
  • thinking it would have been simpler just to forgive people
  • the one who will provide me with billions to give!
  • my inner abusive parent who loves me

Prophecies About Jesus - Lies (out of Egypt)

Bible prophecies regarding Jesus are pick this, ignore that. If you read the context of the Old Testament reference you will see they are not clear predictions of Jesus. The author was clearly referencing his time, not a distant future time. Matthew, the first book of the New Testament references a text regarding the people of Israel being called out of Egypt at the time of Moses. Additionally, odd how the NT authors didn't pick up on the text by Moses saying that no Jew should ever go back to Egypt. Let's just ignore that. OK?

Deuteronomy 17:14-17
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite. The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.” He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

Matthew 2:13-15
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” (from Hosea 11:1)

Now here is the context of Hosea 11 which Matthew unequivocally states is a prophecy of Jesus

Hosea 11:1-2
When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images.

Did this mean while the baby Jesus was in Egypt he burned incense to false gods and ignored Jehovah? It angers me that Matthew was this deceptive. Illiteracy is one excuse for those believing what they are told, never reading the Bible is another. Many Christians believe the prophecies in the Bible are legitimate. I have yet to see one prophecy not laden down with this and other kinds of B.S.

Merry ChristMithramas.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jesus Birth Line Is Suspect

Two New Testament authors present the lineage of Jesus. This is all important because the Old Testament has tedious, exhausting genealogies to prove a key point.

The short history of the Jews, they were slaves in Egypt. Moses apparently with God on his side brings them out and then they wander about for 40 years. Then under Joshua they commit mass genocide against the peoples who lived in the land of God's promise. Now this genocide was not a sin because God told them to do it. Well, eventually they stopped believing in God and what they had done to others was now being done to them. Many of them were carried off to Babylon or Assyria and the country was no more. God had punished them enough and again pulled them out of these countries and re-established Israel. With all that going on how could you know you were the seed of Abraham, Isaac (not Ishmael) and Jacob (not Esau)? You had to have your pedigree papers in order. If you could not prove your lineage then you were basically on the out. It was especially important for the priests. You have to be chosen to wait at God's table and provide Him His favorite food, that is blood.

So, we come to the New Testament and you have to prove Jesus is a true blood. Two gospels took a stab at that and apparently didn't compare notes. Immediately they both disagree on who Jesus' grandfather was, one says Jacob the other Heli. Luke, a gentile presents 42 generations from King David to Jesus. Matthew, on the other hand, presents only 27 generations from King David to Jesus. The strict biblical literalist would see that Luke says "the son of" and Matthew going in the opposite order says "the father of".

So how can a fundie resolve this contradiction? They say that Luke being a gentile didn't need to be convinced of the "chosen" lineage didn't mean Joseph but Mary's lineage. So, why does he specifically say Joseph? If Mary was important why is there not even one mention of her in his entire book? But for sake of argument let's say he meant Mary (which is a contradiction), then how could her lineage contain 42 peers to Matthew's 27 generations be right? There would be some really old dudes in Mathew's line to make it work. 15 missing generations would be a flaw. Additionally, Mary does not have a legitimate messianic family because her ancestry is from Nathan and not Solomon (see 2 Sam.7:12-13,1 Chron.17:11-14,22:10,28:4-7).

I have recently argued with a fundie on this topic. I told him he needed to take the Bible literally. Both say Joseph. However to throw him a bone, I pointed out that Jesus was called the son of David when he really wasn't but he was of the lineage. David and Jesus were separated by about 1000 years. I proposed "why couldn't all these generations be like that?". He began to get uncomfortable with taking the Bible literally in this way. And you know why? Because NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES IT SAY HOW OLD THE EARTH IS. The 6000 years is all wrapped up in the biblical genealogies. Some English bishop named James Ussher produces a work based on these genealogies in the 17th century proving the age of the earth was 6000 years old and Christians have been saddled with that ever since. And like the Pope who persecuted Copernicus, rejecting the earth revolved around the sun, we have these Christians still believing in the delusion.

After going back and forth with this fundie I decide I would ask one precise question. I asked him if the heavens and the earth were only 6000 years old and only at that time would sin & destruction enter how can we see exploding stars that are million light years away?

His answer was to change the laws of physics. The speed of light was a gazillion times faster before sin. This is the nature of the myth of religion. If you find anything contrary, you don't take it at face value (literally) but force fit it with the lamest, outlandish argument and go away satisfied. They learned this skill from believing the bible does not contradict itself. So they have spent many years proving that seven equals two.

So the Bible has contradictions and this is a good one. It is easy to see. But to make it fit you have to be willing to believe any kind of crazy thinking. We have Matthew's numerological list and Luke's lengthy list conflicting with each. On one thing they both agree that Jesus' father was Joseph. However, science steps in and says the DNA of Jesus & Joseph don't match. Remember Mary was a virgin. Jesus was his own father. Jesus was the son of Mary and her father (incest). Jesus was only Joseph's father and he defiled his wife. Literally makes sense, right?


Maybe Paul the Apostle was brighter than Matthew and Luke and avoided the problem.
Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.

Still Believing In Creationism - Dec 2010 Gallup Poll



Less education = More Myth Belief

52% of Republicans reject evolution. Quite the mind trust.



Behold I Give You Tidings Of Great Joy ...

That the God who put you in this mess is gonna save you from it. Wouldn't that be the responsible thing to do? But if you don't happen to believe in Him you will burn in Hell forever. Really, isn't that psychotic? Shouldn't He burn in Hell forever for doing this?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy birthday Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a shear genius. He was baptized a day after his birthday. He didn't seem to carry religion though, but was inspired by nature. The 6th and 9th symphonies are wonderful examples of that.

Beethoven's 5th and 9th symphonies are deservedly his most well known but I particularly enjoy the subtleties of his 7th. Here conducted by the best Herbert Von Karajan.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why We Believe In Gods



Entertaining and revealing.

Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told.

Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

War - Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O'Connor was born December 8, 1996. She was/is a controversial person, but her views on religion are OK by me.



Here is her SNL performance where she rips up the Pope's picture. Fight the real enemy




Her version of Prince's song "Nothing Compares to U" is incredible.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Let's Get Retarded In Here

Quotes from the great reformation church leader, Martin Luther, who was a key player in the Protestant movement protesting against the tyranny of the Catholic Church

"Reason should be destroyed in all Christians"

“Whoever wants to be a Christian should tear the eyes out of his Reason”

"The word and works of God is quite clear, that women were made either to be wives or prostitutes"

Is there really that much difference between the Catholic, the Protestant, the Muslim, well any monotheistic religion.

God Is A Wife Beater

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Don't Mess With A Missionary Man

Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954, in Aberdeen, Scotland) is a Scottish musician and recording artist. She began her recording career as a member of the British pop band The Tourists, and subsequently formed the duo Eurythmics with former bandmate David A. Stewart. The duo gained international prominence over the course of the 1980s with singles such as "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Here Comes the Rain Again".


Don't mess with the missionary man. He will fuck up your head.
But its a great song anyway.

Well I was born an original sinner
I was borne from original sin
And if I had a dollar bill
There'd be a mountain of money
Piled up to my chin...
My mother told me good
My mother told me strong
She said "be true to yourself
And you can't go wrong."
"But there's just one thing
That you must understand:
You can fool with your brother
But don't mess with a missionary man."
Don't mess with a missionary man
Don't mess with a missionary man
Well the missionary man
He's got God on his side (a mental condition)
He's got the saints and apostles
Backin' up from behind
Black eyed looks from those Bible books
He's a man with a mission
Got a serious mind
There was a woman in the jungle
And a monkey on a tree
The missionary man he was followin' me
He said "Stop what you're doing
Get down upon your knees
I've a message for you that you better believe."

Evolution Under Attack - futurama

Futurama is a great show. This spoofs the dumb arguments against evolution.



Futurama
Evolution Under Attack
www.comedycentral.com
Ugly AmericansNick Swardson's Pretend TimeThe Benson Interruption


Futurama
The Elusive Missing Missing Link
www.comedycentral.com
Ugly AmericansNick Swardson's Pretend TimeThe Benson Interruption


Futurama
Robot Dinosaurs
www.comedycentral.com
Ugly AmericansNick Swardson's Pretend TimeThe Benson Interruption



Futurama
Farnsworth's Trial
www.comedycentral.com
Ugly AmericansNick Swardson's Pretend TimeThe Benson Interruption