Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bible Science - The Earth Gets Frustrated

Appears science is mistaken about the recent earthquake in Virginia. Thank the Lard we have the Jacobs to explain this to us.

The earth will respond to the actions of men. So keep it in your pants boys.

God doesn't want to punish us. He doesn't like it anymore than we do.

Romans 8:22
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Isaiah 24:17-21
Terror and pit and snare await you, O people of the earth.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit;
whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare.
The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.
The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is thoroughly shaken.
The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind;
so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls—never to rise again.
In that day the LORD will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below.

So let me get this straight if I have a lustful thought somewhere a teutonic plate will suddenly shift.... That seems a testable theory.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Who Likes **WET** People?

My source for this reported that Bachmann had said wet not white.
There was some editing, the original was "Who likes wet people? Because we have the god of the wind and the rain, don't we?" The second sentence was edited out, but the first sentence was unaltered.

Here is the full video - Still nutty which we have come to love about Ms Bachmann.

Is here voice grating or what? Like how no one is listening on stage and the audience is talking. Her bible story telling is quite boring or is it the story is just so boring. ZZZZZZZ

Christian Door to Door

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Church Sign I Can Finally Get Behind

This is a first for me. For years I have ridden around on my motorcycle in the country aimlessly enjoying the scenery. Then I see small churches with stupid signs and invariably it pisses me off until today. Here is a sign I can get behind. Anytime you can put a brain in the mix with church I am all for it. Hmmmm...thought about it and I will pass.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Banana Man Counter Argument

You all have heard Ray Comfort's argument to get you to say you are a sinner. He always asks it smugly like he invented some brilliance. Here is a review.

Have you ever stolen anything? What do you call a person who steals things? A thief.
Have you ever lied? What do you call a person who lies? A liar.
Have you ever lusted after another person? Jesus says you are an adulterer because you have lust in your heart.
Have you ever used God's name in vain? What do you call a person who takes God's name in vain? A blasphemer?
By your own admission you are a lying, blaspheming, adulterous thief.

I have my own questions

Does the Bible say God lied?

1 Kings 22:19-22 - God plots murder by lying
Micaiah continued, “Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne with all the host of heaven standing around him on his right and on his left. And the LORD said, ‘Who will entice Ahab into attacking Ramoth Gilead and going to his death there?’
“One suggested this, and another that. Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’ “‘By what means?’ the LORD asked. “‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said. “‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’
2 Thessalonians 2:11 - God lies to entrap people so he can condemn them
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Matthew 24:33-35 - Jesus lies about when he will return
Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Does the Bible say God ever killed anyone?

Genesis 6:7-8 - God kills all living things in the Flood
The LORD said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
Exodus 12:29-30 - God kills all of Egypt's firstborn
At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
Isaiah 13:15-18 - God foretells he will cause women to be raped and innocent children to be killed
Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives ravished. See, I will stir up against them the Medes, who do not care for silver and have no delight in gold. Their bows will strike down the young men; they will have no mercy on infants nor will they look with compassion on children

Did God ever commit adultery?

Luke 1:26-27, 34-35 - God impregnates a woman betrothed a Joseph
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
"How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Did God ever dishonor his mother?

Matthew 12:46-50
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

  • Then by God's own admission he is a sinner.
  • Then why would I want a lying, disrespectful, adulterous murderer to save me?
  • Then who will save this lying, disrespectful, adulterous, murderous sinning god?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hurrah For Science - My First Earthquake

I felt my first earthquake today. I live near DC and was born here decades ago. After it finished I called my wife and she felt it at her work as well. Someone mentioned the epicenter was near Mineral, VA where my mother lives and by then the lines were jammed up. Eventually she called me seeing I had tried to call her. I just felt my building shake but she had a lot of stuff fall off the walls and out of the cabinets. Fortunately her brother was there and is helping in the clean up.

Earthquake at 1:51pm EST

Earthquake at 2:46pm EST

When it first started to happen I thought someone with a heavy footstep was walking by, then I thought someone must be pushing a cart, then I stood up and we all were looking around watching the lights overhead shake. Then all the chatter began.

My first feeling was how cool. I understand what is going on. I live on the Blue Ridge mountains so I know plates are pushing together here. I felt I was experiencing science in motion if you will. It wasn't until I checked that my wife, kids, grandkid and mother were OK that it hit I never thought of a imaginary god causing it to punish anyone. We know where they can happen and there ain't a god with a grudge out there trying to punish anyone.

Hurrah for science that gave me a real explanation for what goes on in life.

No Hole In My Head

Malvina Reynolds (August 23, 1900 – March 17, 1978) was an American folk/blues singer-songwriter and political activist, best known for her song writing. Great song with good humor that women are people too. The Bible of course teaches they are property.

Everybody thinks my head's full of nothin,
Wants to put his special stuff in,
Fill the space with candy wrappers,
Keep out sex and revolution,
But there's no hole in my head.
Too bad.

They call me a dupe of this and the other,
Call me a puppet on a string, they,
They don't know my head's full of me
And that I have my own special thing,
And there's no hole in my head.
Too bad.

I have lived since early childhood
Figuring out what's going on, I,
I know what hurts, I know what's easy,
When to stand and when to run,
And there's no hole in my head.
Too bad.

So please stop shouting in my ear, there's
Something I want to listen to, there's
A kind of birdsong up somewhere, there's
Feet walking the way I mean to go,
And there's no hole in my head.
Too bad.

Everybody thinks my head's full of nothin,
Wants to put his special stuff in,
Fill the space with candy wrappers,
Keep out sex and revolution,
But there's no hole in my head.
Too bad.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rick Perry: Ask Him Why He Doesn't Believe In Science

How come Rick Perry isn't smart enough to figure out science is right?

Thing Called Love

John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including New Wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He excels at song writing and what a wonderful voice.

Don't have to humble yourself to me
I ain't your judge or your king
And baby, you know you ain't no Queen of Sheba
And we may not even have our dignity, no
This could be just a prideful thing
But baby, we can choose you know,
We ain't no amoebas

Are you ready for this thing called love
Don't come from you and me,
It comes from up above
I ain't no porcupine, take off your kid gloves
Are you ready for this thing called love

And you ain't some icon carved out of soap
Sent down here to clean up my reputation
And baby, I ain't your prince charming
Now we can live in fear, or act out of hope
For some kind of peaceful situation
Baby, don't know why the cry of love is so alarming


The ugly ducklings don't turn into swans
And glide off down the lake
Whether your sunglasses are off or on
You only see the world you make

Before the laws of God and the laws of man
I take you for my wife, yeah
To love, honour, cherish and obey,
Now, I didn't have no plans to live
This kind of life, no
It just worked out that way

[Chorus 2x]

Just a crazy little thing called love
Its justs a crazy little thing called love

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deliver Me

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She began her career as a member of the dance troupes Pan's People and Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, where she played the role of Christine DaaƩ.
After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson, this time as a classical artist. She is among the most prominent performers in the genre, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million albums and over 2 million DVDs. The Recording Industry Association of America has named her the best-selling female classical artist of the twenty-first century in the United States.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Does The Creationist Fossil Record Exist

At talking origins there is the post that describes what the fossil record should look like if the world was created. No wonder the original paleontologists were confused by what they actually found.

Here's what the fossil record should look like if Biblical creationism were true.

  1. In the very lowest strata we should see no fossils at all. This is because, according to the Bible, all life originally existed in the Garden of Eden and nothing died there.

  2. In the next levels of strata, we should see a fairly constant rate of fossils or a gradually growing rate of fossils. This would reflect the time after the Fall as life progressed all over the Earth. These strata should have fossils of all types of organisms, both bacteria and larger more complex organisms because all of them coexisted. We should see more mobile species such as horses at the bottom of the fossil record throughout most of the world because those species would be able to migrate to places far away from the Garden of Eden more quickly than less mobile species. In fact we should be able to use this layer of strata to help discover the location of the Garden of Eden. The closer that any particular rocks are to the original location of the Garden of Eden, the earlier fossils should appear. (It should take species longer to get far away from the Garden and die than it should be for species to die close to the Garden.)

  3. At some point as we move up through the strata we should see a sudden massive intrusion of fossils. This would represent the 40 days and 40 nights of the flood. This layer should also include archaeological artifacts such as tools because humans existed and would not have escaped with their tools. This should be present because of the large number of organisms (nearly every living creature on Earth) that died suddenly under conditions ideal for fossilization. (A flood is the very best environment for preserving fossils.) We should be able to show that all of these fossils are in the same strata all over the world.

  4. Immediately above this sudden intrusion of fossils, we should see a thin layer of marine fossils. This would represent the year when, according to the Bible, the Earth was covered with water. This layer of fossils should be present everywhere since the flood was global in nature.

  5. As we move up beyond this point in the strata, we should see a fossil gap; the size of the gap should vary depending on the geographical distance that a particular rock formation is from Mount Ararat - the final resting place of the Ark according to the Bible. As was the case immediately after the Fall, it would take some time for slow moving organisms to get very far away from where the Ark came to rest.

  6. This pattern should exist all over the World.

In fact, of course, it exists nowhere on Earth.

Creationism --> totally falsified by the fossil record.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Danger Of A Single Story

We always need guard against seeing the world from one view point. This is one of the dangers of religion.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Christian Hypocrisy - I Respect Them But Will Do As I Please

You know she would be pissed if a Muslim lead the prayer to Allah, or a Hindu to Vishnu.

Matt 6:5-6
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Evolution & Intelligent Design

Ken Miller chews up the Discovery Institute dope, David K. DeWolf.