Sunday, April 24, 2011

Satan Is The Christian's Savior



Oh, and Happy Easter, the day Satan became God the Father and Judas God the Son

Happy Easter

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Christianity Defined



Christianity:
The belief that some cosmic Jewish Zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.

Makes perfect sense.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mankind Asked - Religion's Reply

Religion is not the hero of the day, but the zero.

In any exposition of the products of brains, the Sunday-School takes the booby prize.

Man has asked for truth and the Church has given him miracles.
He has asked for knowledge, and the Church has given him theology.
He has asked for facts, and the Church has given him the Bible.

This foolishness should stop. The Church has nothing to give man that has not been in cold storage for two thousand years. Anything would become stale in that time.

Marilla M. Ricker

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who Is Worse - The Father Or The Son?

There are many Christians who are embarrassed by the Old Testament and rightly so. It is a vile piece of collection of books. Such a vile angry God and then it contains the driest material every known in literature. All the this "so and so begat so and so" surrounded by truly lame stories.

Marcion was one of the first Christians to attempt to canonize the books of the Christian Bible. He didn't include any books in what we now know as the Old Testament. He was embarrassed by them. They are quite barbaric. But the problem is the authors of the the books now in the New Testament quoted the Old Testament to prove Jesus. So, ultimately they were stuck with keeping it and could not find a good way to demote it to a lesser god.

Christians don't want to think this God of the OT was this same Jesus, but for those who promoted him to God they have to accept that. The Jehovah Witnesses got around it by denying Jesus' divinity. All Christians pick and choose over the rubble of the New Testament for just the "happy" messages. But was Jesus that good? The god of the OT was always going about picking stubborn people who wouldn't listen to him so He could punish the heck out of them. You think this god would be smart but he just hasn't got the brain power to realize what he is doing. Why would an all-powerful & all-knowing god create a stubborn and defective product to only get mad at the product? He should be mad at himself for doing such a crappy job. Anyway, Christians avoid this, don't read the OT and say spend your time reading the NT. It is much better. OT God - bad. NT God - good.

NOT.

Jesus truly is the Son Of God of the Old Testament. The OT god said keep it in your pants, but the NT God said even if you think it you are JUST AS GUILTY. So controlling your behavior is worthless? The Old Testament god punished you in this world. You screw up, you would be harassed, have to endure exile and disease and then die. Not good enough for the NT god. He will torture you infinitely in a new place called hell. Jesus blew it out of the park. He had to go international and set up a special place with the utmost horrors, a protracted war against evil people. I am thinking the Daddy was better than the Son, kind of like a father/son president set we had in our unfortunate recent history.

Here is the NT god's embellishment of a place called hell unlike the OT god's sheol where you just died:

"But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever shall say to his brother, 'Raca,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever shall say, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell." (Matthew 5:22)

"And if your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." (Matthew 5:29)

"And if your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, and throw it from you; for it is better for you that one of the parts of your body perish, than for your whole body to go into hell." (Matthew 5:30)

"And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)

"And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into the fiery hell." (Matthew 18:9)

"You serpents, you brood of vipers, how shall you escape the sentence of hell?" (Matthew 23:33)

"And if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire," (Mark 9:43)

"And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than having your two feet, to be cast into hell," (Mark 9:45)

"And if your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell," (Mark 9:47)

"But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!" (Luke 12:5)

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. (James 3:6)



Sunday, April 10, 2011

TN House Votes for Stupidity

The Tennessee House of Representatives in a 70-28 vote (bill HR 0368 text) on April 7, 2011 encourages teachers to promote woo-woo without fear of reprisal. You know they won't teach astrology which this could cover but creationism (un-intelligent design - wink, wink), a baseless myth. This applies to kindergarden to seniors in high school students. Make them dumb while their young. The bill specifically called out biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming and human cloning, but it also lies by saying it shall not be construed to promote or discriminate against any religious or non-religious doctrine. If I were a teacher I would start teach new age witchcraft. That would be a laugh.

There is no scientific controversy on evolution or global warming. Just religious nuts who are blinded by their fairy tales.

Louisiana in 2008 passed a similar law so that teachers could teach students religious anti-evolution bullshit.

The Tennessee Senate has before it an identical bill, SB 0893 which is most likely to be passed at the end of this month and Governor Bill Haslam will sign it into law.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Human Separation

When we look at human similarities, we see the differences.

When we look at human differences we see the similarities.

I went to the DC National Zoo this past week with my granddaughter. It was exciting for me since I hadn't been there in a decade or so. I used to take my kids there all the time when they were young. My excitement was to see the great apes. In the past I went as a Christian and saw these as lower forms of life, only to be dominated. Now I was going there without being befuddled by believing that in all the universe this speck of dust called Earth was God's primary focus and humans were is only concern and all His attention was on me and my body fluids. Now I went to see the similarities of all apes, of which I am but one branch from our common ancestor. I had the fortune of going when there was a nursing Gorilla. I watched the similarities as she cared for her young one, just like we humans do. I sat there watching her as she sat there with her young one right next to her watching us. It was both beautiful and sad. I wished we humans would be open to all life and not just the one within the WALLS of our home and malls with all more and more stuff to accumulate to fill an empty hole. What is more grand than nature itself. I live in the country and just love to sit outside on a nice sunny day and watch the show. There was another gorilla who had his back to the glass and I could see his body and bone structure and marvel at how similar it was to my own. Head, ears, arms, elbows, legs, knees, spinal chord, hands, flat fingernails, thumbs; and also curiosity, excitement, playfulness, sadness, boredom. I wondered how humans were so self-centered that they thought we were so different. How did they conceived that we were so much better. How brilliant Darwin was to not look at the differences but saw the similarities tying them together in such a wonderful way. Seeing things as they are. Living in life, not separate from it.

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
It was a very satisfying trip. I want to be back there now and just observe.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Skepticism Is A Virtue


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Percy Faith A Summer's Place


This song brings back thoughts of my childhood. It is a beautiful piece of music.

Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian-born bandleader, orchestrator and composer, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is credited with creating the "easy listening" or "mood music" format which became staples of American popular music in the 1950s and continued well into the 1960s. Though his professional orchestra-leading career began at the height of the swing era, Faith refined and rethought orchestration techniques, including use of large string sections, to soften and fill out the brass dominated popular music of the 1940s.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ray Comfort Gets Schooled In Evolution


The depth of Ray Comfort's ignorance of evolution is really shown here even though he acts like an expert. This is part 7 of a 9 part series. I like this one the best. You can see how important it is to Ray to change the subject because he knows he is losing the argument. He also has to use his language and frame the discussion in BuyBull-speak. He is lost otherwise.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rachmaninov - Prelude in C sharp minor



Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov (1 April 1873 [O.S. 20 March] – 28 March 1943 was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. He was considered one of the finest pianists of his day and, as a composer, very nearly the last great representative of Russian late Romanticism in classical music.

In his early years, he showed great skill in composition. While still a student, he wrote the one-act opera, Aleko, for which he was awarded a gold medal in composition, his First Piano Concerto, and a set of piano pieces, Morceaux de fantaisie (Op. 3, 1892), which includes this famous Prelude in C sharp minor. The composer later became annoyed by the public's fascination with this piece, composed when he was 19 years old. He would often tease an expectant audience in the days when it was traditional for the audience to request particular compositions, by asking, "Oh, must I?" or claiming inability to remember anything else.

Perhaps he would have enjoyed Harpo's take on the piece.