Sunday, March 27, 2011

Get Out While You Can



God reached his hand down from the sky
He flooded the land then he set it on fire
He said, "Fear me again. Know I'm your father.
Remember that no one can breathe underwater"

So bend your knees and bow your heads
Save your babies, here's your future
Yeah, here's your future

God reached his hand down from the sky
God asked Noah if he wanted to die
He said no sir
Oh, no, sir

God said here's your future
It's going to rain
So we're packing our things
We're building a boat
Where God will create the new master race
Cause we're so pure
Oh, we're so pure
So here's your future

God told his son it's time to come home
I promise you won't have to die all alone
I need you to pay for the sins I create
His son said, "I will but Dad, I'm afriad"

Yeah, so here's your future
Here's your future
Yeah, here's your future
So here's your future
So here's your future
So here's your future


Here's what the band, the Themals, had to say about the album:

According to a press release, "The lyrics envision a United States governed by a fascist Christian state, and focus on the need (and means) to escape. While hardly a concept album, there is definitely a story told in the songs: a story about getting the fuck OUT while you still can."

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Jesus Loves Little Boys

Leviticus 12:1-5
The LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. Then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.

The mother is unclean twice as long if she has a girl. Jesus loves little boys this I know for the Bible tells me so. Little boys to him belong, they are weak, but he is strong.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

End Of The World - Get Ready


Get ready to add more names to the list thru 2012. You know if you expect something bad to happen long enough it will eventually happen, but it doesn't prove you are a prophet or psychic. And it certainly doesn't prove the Bible is true.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Source Of Evil

Christians say on the one hand God is all-powerful, all-knowing, the first cause of all things, but yet he is not responsible for evil.

Please ignore this text and if you don't it doesn't mean what it says.
Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things"

Most Christians hate the idea of predestination, that before birth God has determined whether we are heaven or hell bound. Calvin proposed this idea but he was not the first, but it became associated with him and thus it is called Calvinism. Much like Darwin, he was not the first or only one who proposed evolution, but he became associated with it, thus we say Darwinism. Both these gentlemen made great cases for their respective ideas.

I grew up in an American birthed church, the Seventh-day Adventist, that taught predestination was wrong. When I set all that behind me I had to put aside the Bible for years because I could not read it without that strong coloring. I had to spend years throwing off all the shame they had put upon me.

Now finally and gratefully I can read the Bible without all that crap. And you know the more I read the more I see Calvin was very consistent with scripture. It is like fishing in a barrel to find scripture to support predestination. A sinner cannot come to God except God draws him. We are born with an evil, vile nature. None seek God, no NOT ONE. We would never come to God. It is impossible to be saved by ourselves, but with God all things are possible. Now please don't forget that though he created us he is not responsible for evil. Satan is probably the one and even though Satan created something God did not, Satan is not a god, he is just a creature. Well, it gets circular after awhile and the head spins so let's just say it is irrational and absurd but that is what makes it true. LOL.

You don't run into many Calvinist here in the U.S. or rather I haven't. Most Christians poo-poo it. "No TULIPs for me". Despite it being totally consistent with scripture, they have invented the non-scriptural concept of free-will. It is interesting it is very American concept, you can do anything you want. Born in sin, screw it, if you set your mind to anything, you can make it happen.

Otherwise what is the point of prayer?

Any smuck with a two-dollar prayer book can disrupt the divine plan and here is where I propose the source of evil. Evil does not exist because of God, but rather because He is such a push over. When it comes to His kids He will give them whatever they want. One says make it rain, the other says make it stop. No wonder the weathermen cannot get this right. One prays for his enemies forgiveness, the other prays for their punishment. It is all quite confusing BUT it is never God's fault. He is ONLY trying to help and that is why the world is chaotic and some people think their prayers were not answered when they were, just someone trumped it immediately afterwards. You know God just gives and gives and gives and we humans just take and take and take. And due to God building passive-aggressiveness, one day he will explode as expected and send nearly everyone to hell. See now doesn't that all make sense? No? Hey they can make up shit, why can't I? Try it for yourself, it is fun. It really doesn't have to be consistent with what the contradictory scripture says, but I bet you can find text that support your idea. Everyone else does.

See here is my supporting text
Matthew 17:20
(Jesus) replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

John 14:13-14 (aka the carrot)
And I (Jesus) will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ex-Hindu Dodges The Christian Bullet

I have been looking around the web for atheist vs non-Christian debates. You can find lots of Christian vs atheist debates. I happened upon this Hindu and his experience of deconversion. A key point in it is he prayed to Hindu gods for what he wanted and of course he would make happen, and when they happened he gave thanks to those Hindu gods. Isn't that odd? Don't you think Jehovah/Jesus would prevent those prayers from coming true just to give himself the glory. He really has a big ego that needs stroking. This would really help him get the praise he wants.


Ex-Hindu follows here.

I had written a letter to the webmaster regarding my Hindu background and the subsequent detachment from it. The webmaster was kind enough to publish it too, but I was not a registered member then, nor did I place the message in the correct forum. So here is another go at it.

I was born in India in a Hindu family and I belonged to the so-called highest caste – the Brahmins. For the benefit of those who don’t know, Hinduism splits its followers into four groups (or classes or castes) – Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vysyas, and Sudras. Brahmins are the preachers, teachers, mathematicians, scientists, and the defenders of the faith. In short, they are the erudite and the elite class. Please understand that such distinction no longer exists. Whatever I said was true only in the past. Kshatriyas are the warriors. Kings and Generals belonged to this class. Vysyas are the business people and Sudras (pronounced shoe-druhs) are the people of the lowest class. I feel terribly guilty even describing this atrocious divisive nature of Hinduism and assure you that I do not harbor any such distinction myself.

When I came to the U.S. fifteen years back, as a masters student in mechanical engineering, a crusader (from Campus Crusade for Christ) asked me if I was saved. Don’t get me wrong. My English has always been pretty decent, but this question totally baffled me and I had no clue as to what it meant! When I found out, I was taken aback. Usually such a question was followed by what Hinduism stood for. Quite frankly, though I was a Hindu for 23 years by then, I had never really given much thought to that specific question. You see, I just lived as a Hindu along with a large majority of people just like me. Never needed to explain about my belief to anybody.

Did I believe in the Hindu gods? You bet. Come on, level with me here. If you prayed to these gods all your life and have sought them for personal favors, of which every one was granted, wouldn’t you believe? I wanted to be first in my school in the statewide exam in tenth grade. Not only was I first in school, I was first in the entire district. Then I wanted to do mechanical engineering in a particular, well reputed, engineering school. Wish granted. After graduating, I wanted a job. I got one in a campus interview, even before finishing school. I wanted, oh, this I wanted sooooo badly, to come to America. Granted. It seemed like my gods were right there watching over me and granting anything I wished for. And so, when Christians came to me thumping their bibles and claiming that my gods were not gods and that the Judeo-Christian god was the only true god, I was terribly offended. More on this later.

Then I visited an Indian friend in Pittsburgh. His grandfather, an old man in his seventies, broached the subject of religion. You see, until then I thought old people, due to their proximity to death, believed in religion a lot more than the younger ones. So I bragged to him about how I knew many chapters of the Bhagavadgita by heart. I surely thought the old man would be impressed. Instead, he asked me if I knew this particular verse in Gita, in which, Krishna promises that he will take an avatar anytime righteousness (dharma) goes down and unrighteousness (adharma) comes up. I said yes. Then he asked if that were the case how come He never showed up when Hitler killed millions of Jews. Huh! My jaw dropped. I was speechless.

In the mean time, my now brother-in-law (I was dating his sister then) had gotten saved from Jainism (an offshoot of Hinduism and very fundamental in its beliefs). He is the valedictorian in high school kind of guy - very intelligent, and a voracious reader. As a fresh convert, his passion was to take the word of god to the nonbelievers and debate with them with gusto. So, one day he picked up a debate with me. Initially it was decent, with exchange of ideas back and forth, but then one statement, a very strong statement, changed the entire course of the debate, and for that matter, my religious life. “There is not a single discrepancy or contradiction in the Bible.” And I was like, hey, wait a minute. Let me read the damn bible before I respond to that. He suggested that I read the book of John. I said, as an engineer, I am more methodical; so let me read from the beginning. Genesis.

He was glad to present me with a good bible and I started to read Genesis. No sooner did I start than I ran into this controversial claim from god that the day Adam or Eve ate from the tree, they shall certainly die. I read further and found that they ate, but did not die. Gotcha! Interestingly, there was a footnote in that wonderful bible. It said that the statement was not a contradiction because Adam and Eve did die, a ‘spiritual’ death, not a ‘physical’ death. I was like, what?!?! Further reading brought out many similar problems in the bible, but as you might have guessed, my brother-in-law had an answer for everything.

Well, once it occurred to me that the Christians will “explain” away any blatant contradiction or, for that matter, anything ridiculous, such as god stopping the earth, I asked myself if I was guilty of the same in my defense of Hindu gods and their stories. Lo and behold! I was.

So I suspended all my beliefs and examined things more critically. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to call myself an atheist. And, that is my story.

email: semagoohay88 at yahoo.com
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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Secrets Of Scientology



This video is in four parts. At the end of each you can click on to the next one. Quite powerful. Insiders reveal the tactics of this cult.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why Scientist Don't Fear Hell


A wonderful explanation of what is fire and how hell is a silly concept.

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Child Is Always The Victim

Countless children suffer at the hands of adults. Many of us have powerful feelings in this regard, especially those of us that were abused as children. We want our children to not go through the same or for that matter anyone else's child. Our minds are blown with disbelief when we hear reports of child abuse. The toughest men will cry. We know that children are trusting and want to think the best of those who should take care of them. They will defend their parent in spite of any and all abuse. They wish their parent no harm and love them. We detest priests who have abused innocent kids. In ALL CASES the child is the victim and not the adult. There are twisted people who attempt to persuade otherwise, but we know better. There is no justification for an adult to harm a child, to put them in harms' way or neglect them.

And yet, and yet, the religious accept a god who does such things. He is the Father and we are His children and yet ...... This is truly shameful.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Vivaldi -- incomplete --

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678 – July 28, 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest"), was a Venetian Baroque composer, priest, and famous virtuoso violinist. He was born and raised in the Republic of Venice. The Four Seasons, a popular series of four violin concerti, is his best-known work. His other compositions include over 500 instrumental concertos, sacred choral works and over 40 operas.

Here is the 4 seasons. Most likely the first few notes you will recognize. Very delightful.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCEB4v3o-50&feature=PlayList&p=36B5B72B2E2303EE&playnext_from=PL&index=3&playnext=4