Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Power Of Prayer Kills Children

James 5:14-16
Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

To fully prove your faith in God you have to take it to the point of death, right? The quote above from James does say that the sick WILL be made well, no maybes. The Followers of Christ believe in the literal Word Of God, which is unfortunate for their offspring. And yet even watching their children die in front of them they learn nothing. The power of denial, the power of their prayers. Christians say they believe in truth. They cannot see the truth even when it smacks them in their face. Taking the Bible literally is insane.

Jesus said "Ask and you shall receive". A failed promise for these children and many others.

RIP due to the power of Prayer
Neil Jeffrey Beagley Sept 13, 1991 - June 17, 2008
Ava Worthington died March 2, 2008 - 15 months old.
Angela Wright - May 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Remember When It Used To Be Fun Being A Christian

Famous southern pastor Kenneth Hagin. This is a rare clip from the early 90s.

So does anyone remember when it used to be fun to be a Christian? Me neither. But this video sure cracks me up.

It is mind control? Sheep mentality? Proof of the work of the Holy Spirit? That guy has a wicked laugh.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Jesus Returns in 2050

The last verse of the last book of the Bible reveals anxiousness regarding Jesus returning. He is coming, right?

Rev 22:20
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Article from the Christian Post
About four in ten Americans say they expect Jesus Christ to return within the next 40 years, according to a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Although many Americans (41 percent) believe the Second Coming will happen soon, slightly more people (46 percent) say Jesus will definitely or probably not return.

The prediction is divided along religious lines with 58 percent of white evangelical Protestants saying it will definitely or probably happen in the next 40 years. By contrast, only 27 percent of white mainline Protestants, about a third (32 percent) of Catholics and a fifth (20 percent) of religiously unaffiliated say Jesus Christ will return to Earth in this period.

Pew noted the figure for those who believe Jesus is returning is not surprising. Forty-four percent expressed the same belief in 1999.

But the figures were much higher than a 2007 Ipsos poll that asked Americans if they believe Jesus would return to Earth that same year.

Only 25 percent of respondents said it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that Jesus will return to Earth. Predictably, evangelical Christians were most likely (46 percent) out of the religious groups polled to say it was somewhat likely that Jesus return in 2007.

By comparison, 17 percent of Catholics and 10 percent of those with no religion said Jesus would return.

According to the Pew survey, respondents with a higher education level are less likely to believe Jesus will return in that time period.

Only 19 percent of those who graduated from college expect Jesus to return by 2050, while 35 percent of those with some college experience and 59 percent of Americans with no college experience expect the Second Coming in the next few decades.

More than three in five Americans (65 percent) say they predict religion in the United States will be just as important in 40 years as it is now, according to the Pew study. Thirty percent say religion will be less important.

Results from the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted April 21-26, 2010, among a national sample of 1,546 adults.

People who take the Bible literally need Jesus to come soon. The text below shows why. The first generation that he would come back in their generation. The text below are failed prophecies which the less education Christians just ignore stubbornly.

Matthew 24:30-35
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it end 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.

Mark 8:38-9:1
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste deathbefore they see the kingdom of God come with power.”

Sunday, June 27, 2010

When he cuts you with his Bible belt

You won't remember anything you felt
When he cuts you all alive with his bible belt
You won't remember anything you felt
When he cuts you all to pieces with his bible belt
Well you'll see
There's no one that kissed me
When you fuck for a week
You kind of think he might like you
But he doesn't

Courtney Love - born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964
She was married to Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

Courtney had quite the messed up life but certainly created very powerful music like this one. To write such a song you wonder what happened. Her best music was created in her band, Hole.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Defending Christianity's Place in U.S. Against 'Anti-Faith' Attacks

A Christian Post Article

With America seeing huge attacks against the Christian faith, one congressman is not sitting idly by and allowing Christianity to be pushed out of the public square.

"Over the last several decades we have seen this constant erosion of just an access to the marketplace of ideas," Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes said on Friday's Family Talk radio broadcast.

"We don't want to dominate the marketplace," he noted. "We don't want to control it. We just want to have faith and religion having a seat at the table."

Forbes is the founder and chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and active in defending the place of faith in American society.

Recently in May, Forbes and some 30 other congressmen defended a National Day of Prayer event held at the Cannon House building when protesters tried to block it from taking place.

Last month, he also introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States.

"I think overwhelmingly people across America would say 'in God we still trust,'" he told Dr. James Dobson on the conservative radio show. "I think it's the time for us to have that kind of legislation."

So every President, 99.99% of all of Congress and nearly 80% of Americans are Christian and this Forbes needs a place at the table. He needs to rub it in the face of others by re-enforcing an official motto of "In God We Trust" on everyone. That pushes everyone else from the table and says LOOK AT ME....LOOK AT ME...Your ideas are shit. Praise Jeebus. Forbes, an asshole.

Friday, June 25, 2010

P.Z. Myers - Intelligent Design

The great P.Z. Myers talk at the Atheist Alliance International 2009 conference on Design versus Chance. It is worth a viewing.

PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. His very educational and entertaining website is Pharyngula

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Igtheism, Skepticism and Science

A great video articulating Igtheism - let's first agree on what we mean by god. Also how can we know.

Possible meanings for the term god
  • Historical
  • Psychological
  • Sociological
  • Philosophical
  • Universal

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big Butter Jesus posters

The Jeeebus son of God blog has been making great posters to the Big Butter Jesus for a couple of years. Here are a few I found quite humorous.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Butter Jesus To Be Rebuilt

The Big Butter Jesus, aka the Touchdown Jesus will be rebuilt. Oh Zeus - get your next lightning bolt ready buddy.

Why can't Jesus just zap his statue back in place? Well, Monroe, Ohio start emptying out your pockets, Papa Preacher needs a brand new big butter Jesus. You can pay your tithes online at iTithe Online. Attendance is not required - Just send money. It safe, secure and confidential.

The website says this about the Babble:
The Bible is the mind of Christ and is the inspired, the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. It’s the guide and final authority in matters of faith and day-to-day life.

Apparently Jesus didn't mean the 2nd commandment. Exodus 20:4
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth

The church is called the Solid Rock Church. They built it on stone but forgot about lightning. Wonder how much this graven image cost. It took 8000 man hours to build and weighed 16,000 pounds. Doesn't sound cheap at all.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oh Lord, Jesus, What The Fuck Are You Trying To Tell Us?

Here is a news report on the Touchdown Jesus. They interviewed quickly a couple of kids who attend the church. Instead of realizing it was made of highly flammable material and a lightning rod they are scared shitless and need to learn some unknowable lesson from God. How fucking dopey. Always looking for something mysterious from an all-powerful God who just can't seem to tell us what he is trying to say. Science, kids - learn some fucking science. It will clear up this shit for you. And you know the Preacher is gonna have a heyday with this. He will milk it for all it is worth. Jesus says you aren't paying enough tithes to the church. You need to be more godly. How do they do it? Everything can be a lesson and it is that we are worthless and ignorant AND JESUS NEEDS MONEY to pay for a new big butter Jesus. Science, kids, Science.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

God of Lightning

The earth trembled and quaked,
the foundations of the heavens shook;
they trembled because he was angry.
Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
Out of the brightness of his presence bolts
of lightning blazed forth.
The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
He shot arrows and scattered the enemies,
bolts of lightning and routed them.
The valleys of the sea were exposed and
the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the rebuke of the LORD, at the
blast of breath from his nostrils.
2 Sam 22:8-16

I call the mighty, holy, splendid, light, aerial, dreadful-sounding, fiery-bright, flaming, ethereal light, with angry voice, lighting through lucid clouds with crashing noise.
Untamed, to whom resentments dire belong, pure, holy power, all-parent, great and strong: come, and benevolent these rites attend, and grant the mortal life a pleasing end.
- Orphic Hymn 20 to Lightning Zeus

Praise Jesus, Je-Zeus.

Primitives thought lightning was sent by God to punish. Ben Franklin invention of the lightning rod changed opinions.

bible science - fail

Did Jesus or Zeus strike the Big Butter Jesus shown below?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Big Butter Jesus Burns

How is it that this week a Monroe, Ohio 62 foot statue of Jesus called "Big Butter Jesus" by locals got struck by lightning and burned to the ground while an adult book store across the street remained unscathed? Maybe Jesus is feed up with your Christian crap.

Atheist =1
Christians = 0

God quote

I'm gonna sacrifice myself to myself so that I don't have to set you on fire. - God

Sums up all of Christian theology

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Womanizer and Not Fair - Lily Allen

Some new music I really like.

Happy Birthday Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was born June 17, 1882 and died April 6, 1971. He was an amazing Russian composer, pianist, and conductor.
His most famous work is The Rite Of Spring. This piece of work was used in the Disney Movie Fantasia. It was a cool merge of song and visual.
Here is the first part. You can watch more of it on youtube.

The first time this piece of music premiered was on May 29, 1913 in Paris at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. It was performed as a ballet choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky. The music and the dancing were so radical for the time that a riot broke out. The police were called and the disruption continued throughout the performance. As I listen I like to imagine people acting out with something they cannot understand. That is like Bible thumpers with evolution.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

God Is In The Brain

A great new series has started up on the Science Channel on Wednesday at 9pm. It is Morgan Freeman's Through the Wormhole.

Click on the link below and watch a short segment of last week's show. It shows that God is in our mind on the right side.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Tyranny of Scripture - Pat Condell

It is amazing how Christians hide behind scripture. They dare not think for themselves. They also use it to justify the most horrible behaviors.

If you got a headful of scripture then you got a headful of ideas that have stopped growing. That would be a headful of dead ideas.
Talk to the scripture cuz the head ain't listening.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Muslims Order Christians to Leave

Muslims in the Khanewal district, Punjab Province in Pakistan have ordered 250 Christian families to move out of town. The reason Muslim men are sexually assaulting Christian women and the Christian leaders have protested too much.

Also a Christian couple might be facing life imprisonment because of blasphemy according to some Muslim accusers.

Well, that is what you get when you regard yourself and those like you to be superior, which religions, particularly monotheistic religions do in grandeur.

It reminded me of the great Star Trek show with Frank Gorshin called Let That Be Your Last Battlefield. If you haven't seen it or would like a refresher it is below (50 minutes). It is a story of racism where only the people involved can see the difference. Muslims and Christians are literally brothers. They are Abraham's kids.

Do you see the difference in these guys?

After you click on it you will see a hyperlink to go to youtube. Please click.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Atheist do have a song or two

Ginx noted they do have a song. Here is one

Also I am a Apeman by the Kinks I posted in March

Any others?

Thanks Ginx. I have been listening to the song all day long.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Did Adam and Eve's kids commit incest?

Amazing to watch religious nuts try to contort their dopey religion's ideas into reality when reality is plainly simple.

"Clay is the first component of life. That is consistent with evolution. "

The depths of their ignorance knows no depths.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oil Spill - Where are the Christians?

The maximum depth of the Red Sea is 7245 feet. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is at 5000 feet. Why don't the Christian go down there and raise their staff like Moses did and part the Red Sea and help BP get the leak fixed?

I went to Christian Post yesterday to see if they are proposing such a thing after all they have the power. They should be rallying their soldiers for Christ to make the miracle happen.

Front page
Let's see they are worried about Obama and Gays, holding graduations at church, teenage sex, walk-in baths and a pro-democracy movement in China.

Way down on the page there was a tiny link to an article about the spill.
They are praying for hope and strength. Huh? Why not pray for the oil to run out or cause the Gulf to part. Suppose they really don't believe in the power they supposedly are tapped into. No big surprise.

If you scroll down the page you see they get back to their crazy obsession about sex.

Even Google notices their primary focus and it ain't Jeebus. It is yes - Homosexuality.

(click on pictures to see a larger image)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Continental Drift

A 1968 Canadian video on Continental Drift that explains it quite well.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Godwana - what the Bible did not know

One concept that I found quite interesting in Richard Dawkin's book "The Greatest Show on Earth" is mankind's need for essentialism. We tend to think what we see today is the way it has always been. Primitive man was definitely of this mind set.

However, all aspects of science continue to show this is not so and the earth is billions of years old. A great example showing that is continental drift. Young earth creationist think the continents were created in place just as we know them today. But the fact is all the continents used to be one land mass called Godwana. They discovered this because they can see evidence in the ocean floors. The age of the ignaeous rocks nearest the continents is the oldest and then it gets progressive younger until you meet the middle of the given ocean.

Here is an animation of Continental Drift

In addition to rock dating another amazing clue is given. Periodically, every ten thousand years or so, the earth's polarity swaps from the north to the south pole and back again. When hot lava cools the magnetic direction is shown in the rocks.

Here is an animation of Polarity Reversal

Continental Drift has been measured and it is pace is about as fast as the growth of our fingernails. This would be impossible for it to be done in 6 to 10 thousand years unless the creationist believe in a deceptive God. Genesis leaves no such clues. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and a few days later he created man. The earth was freshly made.

The true north pole keeps moving from year to year and ships that use magnetic compasses have to look up an adjustment factor.

Everything keeps moving. An incredible evidence for evolution and discredit to those who lives are stuck in a 2000+ year old religion. Wake up and see life in all it's glory.

More animated videos Essentials of Geology

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ring-tailed cat

Until we had DNA testing this was thought to be a cat and after it was found that it was related to the raccoon. Evolution at work.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tower of Babel - really?

Genesis 11:1-9
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar (Babylon) and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Shortly after Noah's flood the people got together to build a tower that would reach to the heavens. Plural, meaning them all. Really? The nearest star, Alpha Centauri, a binary star is just over 4 light years away, 24 trillion miles away. The "heavens" are so expansive no building can make it to the first heaven. Hold on. They aren't using stone but brick and mortar. Oh, that surely will be different. HA !

What's the deal with God speaking as a polytheist? "Let us go down". Really? The early God of Genesis was never just one. Also isn't God everywhere? Does it make any sense for this God to go and see what man is doing? Really?

Also, this group of Gods, how could they possibly be afraid of man in putting up a tower and in doing so nothing would be impossible for man? Really? There are towers all over the world now that would dwarf any tower made back then. I think the universe is still secure.

So this is yet another biblical simplistic answer to a question for the primitives. "Daddy why do people speak different languages?" "Well, son, it all started with the tower of Babel." Really?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010