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Joseph McCarthy held atheism back

“Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity.”

Ladies and gentlemen, can there be anyone here tonight who is so blind as to say that the war is not on? Can there be anyone who fails to realize that the communist world has said, “The time is now” — that this is the time for the showdown between the democratic Christian world and the communist atheistic world? Unless we face this fact, we shall pay the price that must be paid by those who wait too long.

Joeseph McCarthy

This is the sort of bullshit rhetoric that conservatives still tap into when they attack either socialism or atheism today. Note he kneed a journalist in the groin too, and was a Catholic with a love of modern Inquisition. And he accused a little old woman who had already lost her job, because of these accusations.

Note Wiki says that unlike many Democrats John F. Kennedy never attacked him because they were Catholic allies, so fuck Kennedy.

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Noah’s Ark = All the freshwater fish would die

If there was a global flood you would have fresh water mixing with ocean water. All the strictly fresh water and/or all the strictly salt water animals would certainly die. Depending on the ratios ocean life may be largely unaffected but either way there would still be mass extinction of many many species.

Christopher Hitchens on the Plurality of Gods

 

12:30 (paraphrased) “We maintain that the pluralism of faith and schisms within existing faith–the competing churches, is susceptible to a single explanation…that man created God and not the other way around. If you accept the proposition that man makes God then there is no explanation for why there are so many gods. If on the other hand you accept that God made God…such a phenomenon is inexplicable.”

He goes on to make other great points.

PSA Update: Do I have 111 followers?

I don’t know how that happened, or how many are bots. But I’ve updated my about page, to give any newcomere a better idea of the very low-expectations they should have for my blog. Blogs are on the decline, so I have come to see this place more as a medium for storing content that interests me, and to store ammunition for fighting religious indoctrination, and not as a medium for reaching out to other people. Arguments between theists and atheists have long ago moved to newer social media.

Which characters were the conservatives in “The Wizard of Oz?” (Hint: liberals love brains and hearts)

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Which characters in this movie are best labeled as the conservatives?

Remember how in “the Wizard of Oz” all the heroes were pursuing some characteristic they craved? The scarecrow wanted a brain, the tin man a heart, the lion guts, and Dorothy….was just a sweet girl who already had those things, and ultimately just wanted to go home.  Well,  I’ve realized that a good lens for differentiating liberals and conservatives (traditionalists) is to look at the traits they extol as virtues which they think make you deserving of being their friend.

Liberals respect people who either have a heart or a brain. (Democrats will like you if you more try to cultivate those traits.) Conservatives (and I mean Republicans) instead respect people who have either power or wealth (which is just a quantifiable and visible indicator of power.) They love bravado too, and select pugnacious speakers who can beat down their opponents from a position of power, rather than any soft-spoken academic who calls for civil discussion and inclusion of marginalized points of view.

I think Republicans are shallow, and whenever I learn about the silly madness of the South’s sad racist history, that image of hidebound conservatives is cemented in my mind. Perhaps that’s why I’ve always been drawn toward liberalism even though I didn’t always see the distinction in the world. The Wizard of Oz appears to me as a fairy tale by a crew of progressives–(need I mention that the film’s dance choreographer was gay?) Continue reading Which characters were the conservatives in “The Wizard of Oz?” (Hint: liberals love brains and hearts)

Santa Claus is the one true god

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Well, to be fair boomers are by large dumb enough a number of them might believe Santa is a god that exists. Them and the Jordan Peterson fans who should just say Santa Claus’s archetypes are the best archetypes of in all mythology.

 

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Yes, Boomers again. Because they legit deserve to be the punchline of every single joke for the next ten years.

Temple OS

I hoped this OS would actually become both good and fun, but it turns out the guy was turned into a racist religious schizo. I wonder what the OS would like like if he had only been an atheist? Would the random generator he called an oracle instead draw random words from the God Delusion and be called chaos theory X?

But I can respect this guy for being so devoted to his passion project and doing a hell of a lot of work. This is truly outsider art. It’s amazing to think the homeless guys all around you might be making stuff like this..

But he was a Catholic who said he became an atheist, and then later claimed he heard from God and became Christian again. So I think you should be skeptical if you think you hear from God, particularly once you’ve advanced in age and it becomes more likely you’re developing mental illness. As long as these people are harmless…I guess you can ignore these lunatics. (I truly wish internet trolls hadn’t made him think Physics Girl wanted to marry him.)

Secret scientology cult compound in Riverside

It’s called “Gold Base,” and it looks like a prison camp! Donald Trump could learn a thing or two about building fences from these guys! Just look at the spikes on those chain link fences!

I can’t believe they get away with this–it has to be illegal!

There’s forced labor

A gated compound with spikes

And North Korea style punishment

Keith Henson, an atheist who peacefully protested the religion was sentenced to a year in jail and also bankrupted

Narrowed the road, and made it all but impossible to protest outside of their compound  

Continue reading Secret scientology cult compound in Riverside

God’s morality at Soddom

 

Ah yes, always disheartening to see someone derive moral value from a libelous story wherein the only man the Lord deemed worthy enough to live was a man who offered up his daughters to be gang raped, and who subsequently impregnated them himself. Bravo, sir.

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