Tag Archives: religion

Why I don’t worship the economy anymore

Economic growth is a religion. I would rather have intellectual growth over economic growth after a certain point, otherwise you can get a military industrial complex, fat bankers, or consumerist slaves who replace their tv and phone every two years while funding reality shows.

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I am simply not for GDP worship. Speeches about improving the GDP are retarded once you know how GDP is calculated and start paying attention to other indicators such as health, life expectancy, infrastructure, efficiency, hours worked, education, or simply quality of life. GDP does not factor in non-paid hours such as if you spend your free time improving and increasing the size of your house, adding art, doing unpaid research, and generally not making your front lawn look like embarrassing dump to the neighbors.

GDP worship leads to statism as you try to make every single thing be captured under GDP, usually through laws and policies. Both businesses and governments worship GDP, which is a proxy for the economy.pray_to_the_suplier_1394315.jpg

Unlike any libertarians reading this, I do not pray to the invisible hand because it doesn’t exist! That is why it does not seem to answer my prayers! If that God does exist, he is an asshole because my prayers haven’t been answered– Southerners are still stupid and uneducated in the South because of the invisible hand.

Just remember that it’s a pseudo-religion every time you hear a politician rant about improving the economy, bringing more jobs, yada yada. I used to think like them, and you’ll find this rhetoric in anything by Milton Friedman or in the WSJ. I think bankers are too selfish to actually worship the economy themselves, but they would like you to since it makes you easier to manipulate.

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Study Finds Christians twice as likely to call the poor “lazy”

Yet another study confirms Christians generally lack empathy or knowledge compared to certain other religions and non-Christians, and will blame poverty on laziness more than any other group. Their brains are wired to be more judgmental, rush to conclusions and take shortcuts due to a lifetime of exposure to religion.

Unfortunately for our society, the group the article calls “premillennialists” have the most political power and are hell-bent on not funding infrastructure, science or education and only care about helping themselves (which usually means only their own race), though fortunately the most selfish of them are expected to die off in ten to twenty more years.

The afterlife will be an endless loop

This is a good depiction of what Christians believe life will be like according to Revelation. It’ll feel like being stuck in an endless loop. You know how sometimes a bad game has a glitch and keeps reloading at the same checkpoint after a few seconds? That’s heaven!

Just imagine being unable to do anything but face Gary Stu-sama and worship his face forever and ever. And according to revelation there will be an annoying voice that keeps singing the same worship hymn over and over for all of eternity.

You will lose your free will and be nothing more than a puppet. Insects will fly into your mouth if God desires it and you’ll look like a drooling retard for all of eternity.

Always…
Always…

(Loop the video from 1:25 to 1:32
where she just keeps grinning at that man.

Her college education was utterly wasted.
)

And of course hell will be the same thing except with physical torture and a different shade of mental torture.

State Senator Ernie Chambers

This is one of the best senators ever. He’s an atheist, he has a strong moral compass, and he’s not above making fun of theists. He even sued God once for crimes and to stop terror threats as a publicity stunt. Read the brief, it’s great, and you can tell he’s having fun:

https://www.wired.com/2007/09/nebraska-senato/

>”This Honorable court has jurisdiction by virtue of the fact that Defendant, being Omnipresent, is personally present in Douglas County.

>Defendant is present in Douglas County by and through putative agents, representatives, spokespersons (hereinafter “agents”) of various religious denominations, persuasions, cults and the like, who publicly and notoriously hold themselves out to be agents of Defendant who are authorized to speak for and represent Defendant.

>It would be a futile and perhaps unlawful act to nail a notice to the front door of each such agent, even if one were known. >Plantiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon Defendant (“Come out, come out, wherevery you are”) has been unable to do so..

>Plantiff respectfully resquests this Honorable Court to take judicial notice that Defendant, in addition to being Omnipresent, also is all-knowing (“Omniscent”).

>Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.

>Defendant has manifested neither compassion nor remorse, proclaiming Defendant “will laugh” when calamity comes.

>Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of more such calamitous catastrophes.

>Defendant’s ongoing terroristic threats are credible, based on Defendant’s past conduct and history.

I never thought I’d feel envious of Nebraskans, but their government is in good hands. They have a unicameral “non-partisan” parliament.

Video is of an old atheist senator pointing out the logic fail for a Christard who claimed he had taken conversion therapy and learned to stop being gay.

And he has done or threatened to do filibusters to block new conservative laws that hold back the lgbt. It’s too bad we don’t have any atheists in the US capital though:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/atheists-in-congress_n_3944108.html

Wives submit to your husband

“Wives submit to your husband” I love how Christians pussyfoot so much around this commandment. The world would be better for me if the west had more submissive women rather than super-manipulative bitches with an entitlement complex and a chip on their shoulder about how they are owed things because men have historically kept women down.

 

Christians do have something like this, and it seems to be partly positive:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_womanhood

There is a lot of silliness mixed in with it. Here is a book on it:

>Strong-willed and independent, Rachel Held Evans couldn’t sew a button on a blouse before she embarked on a radical life experiment—a year of biblical womanhood.

>Intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans decides to try it for herself, vowing to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year. Pursuing a different virtue each month, Evans learns the hard way that her quest for biblical womanhood requires more than a “gentle and quiet spirit” (1 Peter 3:4).

>It means growing out her hair, making her own clothes, covering her head, obeying her husband, rising before dawn, abstaining from gossip, remaining silent in church, and even camping out in the front yard during her period. With just the right mixture of humor and insight, compassion and incredulity, A Year of Biblical Womanhood is an exercise in scriptural exploration and spiritual contemplation.

>What does God truly expect of women, and is there really a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come along with Evans as she looks for answers in the rich heritage of biblical heroines, models of grace, and all-around women of valor

https://rachelheldevans.com/womanhood-project/

It would be good to get some feedback on this as to what it is actually like in practice.

The enemies of atheists

Sometimes it feels like we have enemies everywhere.Does it ever stress you that most of your country and the Earth are your political enemies?

First they usually oppose you as an atheist, and do not share your goals. If you’re lgbt, have a more obscure sexuality, or part of a fringe political group the percent of enemies can soar over 95 percent. There is no rational thought, and conservatives especially will warn before being starting arguments that, “Nothing I hear will ever change my mind.”

At times, they’re my enemies which is why my percent is so high. (At least liberals want to look open-minded, and I haven’t heard any say, “Nothing will ever change my mind.”)

J-pop video mostly unrelated, except when she howls, “there are enemies all around me. …” that is how I feel whenever I watch the news or family bring up politics. Anyone you talk to is unlikely to agree if you’re honest, and they will just distrust you more; your best friends will vote against you and will do policies that hurt you.

http://sp.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm33202

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WSJ editorial condemns FGM, but not circumcision

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/cutting-young-girls-isnt-religious-freedom-1503617269

If this article weren’t written in America for Americans, it would equally condemn Male Genital Mutilation, aka circumcision. There are no real benefits to the risks in our hygienic modern environment, and the primary idea was the same as with cutting off the clit: to limit a man’s pleasure because prehistoric goatherders thought it was sinful and were told a man in the sky would get mad if they didn’t cut off part of their dicks. It amazes and revulses me how many Americans can condemn FGM because it seems backwards and barbaric to them, while supporting male circumcision simply because their culture has made them used to it.

I haven’t been to Europe where they condemn circumcision, but I already have a much wider understanding from internationalism than Americans of how biases can make people believe stupid shit. Christians only defend circumcision because they feel required to: they are afraid to condemn practices they believe were revealed and ordered by their sky god, and they are equally afraid to call that God primitive and barbaric in case that God exists and would send them to hell for arguing with them. Fear is what drives people to religion, not actual love, propaganda to the contrary aside.

UK reaches record number of atheists

http://mailchi.mp/humanism/helping-parents-navigate-around-religion-in-schools-1016297?e=dd2da2f0b8

72% of 18-22 year olds have no religion in Britain. Overall, I think I would have been happier and more successful living in the UK or basically any western European country where this trend is far accelerated and where the socio-economic views and ethics agree with mine. I am starting to feel relieved that this trend is so accelerated in the youth, and I know it won’t stop and will be just like gay marriage, ending segregation, suffrage, permitting divorce, or ending slavery. I don’t think I will feel any nostalgia for the loss of religion, religious fables, or forced communion with racist/prejudiced/tribal cultists when I die, hopefully in another 40 years, for there is just too much the world offers outside of that narrow inherited world-view.

America may be behind, and my experience knowledge and general intelligence/openness may have happened to put me ahead of the curve as a logical thinker, but I do feel relief knowing that America generally follows Europe and if I were to leave this country in a few generations religion and all of the associated evil ideologies are still predicted to die out here. We may soon not have anyone as eloquent as the recent old atheists in Britain who are about to die out, but the arguments will be won, because the younger generation will not be prejudiced from the start.

Without childhood indoctrination in religion, almost no atheist has converted to it in the last century because all the claims look ridiculous and there is not a shred of evidence to back any of it up. The arguments that used to be persuadable for Christian apologists in less modern eras have all been refuted by centuries of more careful thinkers–philosophers and psychologists, or by the data accumulated by science as the most objective means we have ever discovered of obtaining the truth. Now the apologists speak with elusive language like lawyers only to keep their own flock from knowing the truth, for their own financial or psychological benefit, while countless conservative institutions uphold the lie. The younger generation has started to know that the truth doesn’t change no matter what people say or believe, and remains ready to be found. Consequently, the next generation of thinkers won’t be persuaded, because they has just gotten too good at questioning why the truth needs so many lies, institutions, and violence to be defended if it’s so obvious.

American optimism has always annoyed me

One thing that pisses me off about Christians in America is how they don’t like cynics and tend to glorify acting naively optimistic like Flanders. But a degree of pessisim generally correlates with more gdp per capita:

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/the-american-ethic-and-the-spirit-of-optimism/388538/

It’s called being realistic and I don’t like overly optimistic people.p who refuse to regularly dip into cynicism or take a balanced view.